Gibson has been on a bit of a vintage kick of late, what with last week's announcement of the hyper-accurate, aged Murphy Lab collection.
Now, it's been revealed that the storied guitar-maker is preparing a reissue of its Les Paul 70s Deluxe model.
Like its original predecessor, the new Les Paul 70s Deluxe features a non-weight-relieved body of solid mahogany. It's also built with a bound, plain maple top and a C-profile neck boasting an Indian rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets with acrylic trapezoid inlays.
Just as was the case on the original, sounds come by way of a pair of mini-humbuckers that aim to deliver the bright, crisp tones the 70s Deluxe was known and loved for. They're controlled by two volume and two control knobs, and a three-way toggle pickup selector switch.
Other appointments on the guitar include a Tune-o-Matic bridge with an aluminium stop bar, a Graph Tech nut, and vintage-style Keystone tuners.
The Gibson Les Paul 70s Deluxe guitar will be available later this year – in Cherry Sunburst and Goldtop finishes – for $2,499.
For more info on the guitar, stop by gibson.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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