The iconic Les Paul BFG (alledgedly this stand for Best F*&ing Guitar under $ 1000) is celebrated by the world’s greatest musicians as the standard for perfection in the world of electric guitars. The new Les Paul Standard BFG features the popular asymmetrical Slim Taper neck profile with Ultra-Modern weight relief for increased comfort and playability. Impeccable looks are highlighted by the powerful tonewood combination of mahogany back, maple top and powerful humbuckers
The Les Paul BFG in all its variations has won fans the world over, proving itself one of the most versatile incarnations of the legendary single-cutaway tone machine that Gibson has ever concocted. Now the Les Paul BFG Gator adds some stunning new tricks, and wraps it up in a look befitting of the sonic power that this meaty new tone monster represents. The addition of a fun and effective “kill switch” in the usual position of the three-way selector puts plenty of new tricks up this BFG’s sleeve, while the inclusion of a pair of pickups that represent the best of Gibson’s innovative history provides a surprisingly wide range of sweet and snarling voices.
Like every great Les Paul Standard-styled Gibson, the Les Paul BFG pairs the carved maple top and mahogany body (chambered for improved weight and resonance) that have helped to make the design legendary since 1952, while a glued-in mahogany neck with rounded “Studio” profile and a 22-fret baked maple fingerboard ensure optimum playability. While the BFG is traditionally a no-frills model with minimal adornments, and beautifully complements the three-dimensional look of the grain-textured satin finish. , a Tune-o-matic bridge, a wraparound tailpiece, and a PLEK-cut Corian nut keep it all solid and singing with sustain, and translucent control plates round back let you see what’s going on under the hood.
The hot, beating heart of the Les Paul BFG is found in its ingenious combination of two Humbucker pickups, courtesy of slightly overwound coils, which are also wax potted to avoid microphonic squeal at high volume levels. The pickups are made with genuine Alnico magnets and the pair is routed through a network of independent volume controls, master tone control, three-way toggle switch. As a fun bonus, there’s also a “kill switch” mounted in the usual upper-bout selector switch position, handy for dramatic stutter and chopper effects.
Gibson gigbag with owner’s manual, adjustment literature, and Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service, and you’ve got one of the meanest and meatiest guitar packages available—the Gbson les Paul BFG Humbuckers Worn Ebony, only from Gibson USA.