Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus [1993-2002]
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Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus [1993-2002]

Les Paul Classic Plus [1993-2002], LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

Hatsubai 06/25/2011

Gibson Les Paul Classic Plus [1993-2002] : Hatsubai's user review

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This is pretty much the same as the Classic, but it has a premium flame maple top on it. The guitar has a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, Tune-o-matic bridge, 22 frets, block/trapezoid inlays, a pickguard, two humbucker pickups, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.

UTILIZATION

This guitar looks great. However, we had a few batch that had some iffy fretwork and nuts that weren't cut 100% properly. When buying one of these, be sure to make sure the frets feel nice and you're able to achieve low action with it without fretting out. Also, when tuning it up, make sure there aren't any "pings" or any other noises that might occur. If it does, this means that the nut is binding and needs to be opened up a touch.

SOUNDS

The guitar sounded pretty good stock. I'm not a huge fan of the Gibson pickups that come in this thing, so keep that in mind. The bridge is high output ceramic pickup, sounds thick and gives that standard Les Paul kind of vibe. The neck is a bit too bright for my liking, but it does the job. I like adding a JB/59 combo in these guitars. It's a bit cliché, but the combo really works well. With the JB in the bridge, you get that high output kind of vibe that really pushes the front end. The 59 in the neck is super fat and smooth. It allows for crazy legato while still remaining clear.

OVERALL OPINION

These guitars are really good, and if you can find one at a great price, I recommend snatching it up. They can have some issues with fretwork and improperly cut nuts, so keep that in mind. Thankfully, those are pretty easy fixes compared to a dead sounding guitar. As long as the guitar is resonant, you should have a good player on your hands.