Featuring an Ultra-modern weight-relieved mahogany body and packed with sonically versatile electronics, the Gibson Les Paul Modern is armed for the most demanding stage and studio requirements. Modern players will be instantly drawn to the Asymmetrical SlimTaper neck profile and contoured heel. And tone freaks will have plenty to geek out about with the Les Paul Modern’s Burstbucker Pro pickups, with four push-pull pots unleashing a huge range of iconic tones via tapped and phase/bypass options. All the while, stable Grover Rotomatic tuners and a Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge ensure precise tuning stability, action, and intonation.
Great-playing modern neck
The Les Paul Modern plays fast and smooth and is built to last. Its Asymmetrical SlimTaper neck profile comfortably fills the hand whether you play thumb-over or thumb-behind. As your fretting hand nears the higher registers, you’ll notice the contoured neck heel grants you easier access to the highest frets. And the Gibson enthusiasts at GIBSON GUITAR CENTER are pleased to see that the Gibson Les Paul Modern returns to the vintage-correct 1.695″ nut width, sure to please fans of classic Les Pauls.
Dual Burstbucker Pro humbucking pickups
The Gibson Les Paul Modern is equipped with Burstbucker Pro humbucking pickups that deliver a wide sonic range to explore. The Burstbucker Pro adds Alnico V magnets to the original Burstbucker design, which captured the subtle variations in true humbucker tone thanks to historically accurate unmatched bobbins. In humbucking mode, the Burstbucker Pro delivers rich, smooth low-end response along with a complex, satisfying midrange crunch. And with push-pull controls for coil tapped single-coil tones and push-pull controls for bypass/phase switching, you’ll find a tone for any musical application in the Les Paul Modern.
High-quality Grover Rotomatic tuners
Another feature that sets this Les Paul Modern apart is its Grover Rotomatic tuning machines. Grover has been keeping the world’s finest stringed instruments, including Gibsons, in tune for over a century. The Les Paul Modern’s advanced Rotomatics feature an 18:1 tuning ratio for exacting tuning requirements, and they lock your string ends in place to prevent string slippage.