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Gibson 2011 Les Paul Traditional Pro Split Coil P90 Ebony + OHSC Clean! 10454

Regular price $2,150

This is a beautiful 2011 Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro Split Coil P90 guitar in ebony finish. These were a very short run and are very rare to find now. The Les Paul body in combination with P90 pickups makes for some killer tones. And Gibson really uppped the p90 game by making it so you can "tap" both pickups. Even though not humbuckers Gibson cleverly equipped each p90 with a tap wire that eliminates a portion of the coil, allowing for a second sound from each pickup.

These come with the well-loved SlimTaper 60s profile neck, including beautiful full creme binding on the neck, and binding on the front of the body. Locking Grover tuners and a Tune-o-Matic bridge round it out. This comes with the original Gibson factory case and paperwork. The condition I'd call 9/10 with no dings or scratches, only pickguard scuffs and some minor rash around cutaway (see pics). Frets are in excellent condition. Better move fast on this rare guitar. They don't come around often. Weight is 9 pounds, 4 ounces. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars BUT you may need to have a luthier set to your personal taste. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) I may end auction early if it sells elsewhere. Thanks!

What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.



Guitar Setup
All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.

Manufacturer Info
The Les Paul Model of 1952 to 1956 with fat single-coil P-90 pickups has long been a favorite of plenty of rock'n'rollers, bluesers and garage rockers. As legendary as those guitars are, though, they have certain limitations that are inherent to the breed. Their fatter rounded-D neck profiles don't suit everyone, and as great as a smokin' P-90 can sound, they are sometimes considered a "one-sound" pickup. Also, while the traditional Goldtop finish might be undeniably hip, a different look is always welcome. Enter the Les Paul Traditional Pro with Tapped P-90s from Gibson USA, exclusive to Guitar Center.

Derived from the P-90 equipped Les Paul Model of 1956 with Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, this outstanding new design represents a new combination of features that offers players a choice of the two most popular neck profiles of all time—a comfortably rounded '50s "D" neck or a fast slimmer '60s neck—with a Goldtop finish on the former and a sleek Ebony Black on the latter. To top it off, each version has the versatility of Gibson USA's new tapped P-90 pickups, all with a few twists that make it perfect for today's demanding player.

The Les Paul Traditional Pro with Tapped P-90s is crafted with all the classic ingredients that helped to make this model a legend in the first place. A carved maple top contributes clarity and sustain, while a modern weight relievied mahogany body adds depth and richness. A solid quarter-sawn one-piece mahogany neck is glued in with a traditional mortis & tenon joint, and carved to your choice of Gibson USA's popular '60s-style SlimTaper™ profile on the Ebony Black model, or the traditional rounded '50s profile on the Goldtop. Both are topped with a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets, with a 12" radius for each choke-free bending, the neck culminates in a headstock with the preferred 17-degree backward pitch for improved string pressure in the PLEK-cut Corian nut.

Beyond the look and feel of this great new member of the Les Paul family, a pair of Gibson USA's new Tapped P-90 pickups take the Les Paul Traditional Pro with Tapped P-90s right over the top. A "coil tap" feature usually refers to splitting a humbucking pickup, but in the truer sense of the term these new single-coil units are wound with a "tap wire" that eliminates a portion of the coil, to access a second sound from each pickup. In full mode each pickup sounds like a traditional thick, snarly Alnico V P-90 in its position (approximately 7.0k ohm in the neck position and 8.6k ohm in the bridge), but lift the push-pull switch on each pickup's volume control, and resistance levels drop to 5.0k ohm and 6.0k ohm respectively, for a brighter, sharper single-coil sound that is still rich and authentic, and not as thin as other pickups that are split entirely in half. A great new feature, this pickup makes its debut on the Les Paul Traditional Pro with Tapped P-90s, exclusive from Guitar Center. And for all this versatility, this great new model retains classic appointments such as acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl Gibson headstock logo and silkscreened gold "Les Paul Model", cream binding and pickguard, and vintage amber Top-Hat knobs. Check out the Les Paul Traditional Pro With Tapped P-90s today from Guitar Center, and grab that classic Les Paul tone with some great new twists.