Gibson launches you into the next century with the 2014 Les Paul Futura.
Gibson launches you into the next century with the 2014 Les Paul Futura. In honor of the Gibson s 120th Anniversary celebration, the 2014 Les Paul Futura encompasses some traditional specs while integrating some of Gibson s most brilliant innovations of all time, giving you a high performance Les Paul with features ahead of their time and a modern era styling, and of course, all the Gibson-fueled tone to back it up.The 2014 Les Paul Furtura is crafted from the classic tonewood combination that made the Les Paul the legendary instrument that it is today with a plain carved maple top , or figured AA maple top on the Brilliant Red and Pacific Blue models, complemented by solid mahogany with modern weight relief, a technique that s not only used to reduce the weight of the guitar, but will allow the sound of this Les Paul to resonate beautifully. The 2014 Les Paul Futura is offered in your choice of some awesome finishes including Bullion Gold Fade, Champagne Fade, Inverness Green Fade, Brilliant Red Fade, Plum Insane Fade or Pacific Blue Fade.Unlike many other Les Pauls, the glued-in neck of the 2014 Les Paul Futura is carved from maple (as opposed to the traditional mahogany neck) into a SlimTaper 60s profile, which stands as one of Gibson s most sought-after neck profiles due to its sleek and comfortable design. As a part of Gibson s 120th Anniversary specs, the rosewood fingerboard features 22 frets which have all been cryogenic-treated to combat fret corrosion and ensure a long-lasting fret life. The fingerboard also boasts classic trapezoid inlays with a 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.The 2014 Les Paul Futura comes fully loaded with a unique pickup combination in the bridge is a hot-vintage PAF-style BurstBucker 3, overwound to mirror the early Patent Applied For pickups while the neck sports a brand new Gibson P-90H Sidewinder humbucker. Although routed through a traditional control complement, each pickup wi