The big day is less than a week away and the Black Friday guitar deals are well and truly here - and they don't come chunkier than $700 off the Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V at Guitar Center. Available in the stunning Desert Burst finish, this is a serious guitar at a seriously discounted price.
The Les Paul is a tonal powerhouse, offering players infinite sustain, a powerful mid-range bark, and a creamy warm tone not found in other guitars. It's no surprise then that so many aspire to own a Gibson Les Paul one day. That said, the rather sizable price tag can make them unobtainable, so this is a rare chance to snap one up for only $1,799.
Gibson Les Paul Trad Pro V:
$2,499, now $1,799
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V is about as versatile as a Les Paul gets, packing coil-splits and out-of-phase switches, and comes in a luxurious satin finish. If you're in the market for a bonafide rock machine, this has to be your next guitar – especially with Guitar Center slashing the price to just $1,799.
Price check: Musician's Friend $2,499
Featuring a weight-relieved mahogany body with mahogany top, a 24.75"-scale mahogany neck with a 22-fret compound-radius rosewood fingerboard, dual Gibson Tradbucker pickups with coil-split, coil-tap and phase, a Nashville bridge, aluminium tailpiece and locking Grover tuners, the Traditional Pro V is a classic guitar with 21st-century appointments.
We gave this Les Paul 4/5 stars in our review earlier in the year and praised its build quality and the plethora of tone-crafting options onboard. For us, this is a Les Paul with great tonal choice and the classic beauty you'd expect from this famed singlecut. So, if the $2k+ price was putting you off before, now is your chance to pick one up.
Want a Les Paul but the price is still a bit too rich? Check out our guide to the best Epiphone Les Pauls right now.
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First and foremost, I'm a guitar enthusiast – a fanatic, some might say. I'm a firm believer that most of the world's problems can be solved with a Gibson SG and a catastrophically loud amp. Before writing about guitars for a living as a Senior Deals Writer on Guitar Player, I worked in music retail for 7 years, giving advice on guitars, basses, drums, pianos, and PA systems. I also have a passion for live sound; I'm a fully qualified sound engineer with experience working in various venues in Scotland.