Gibson has released two new American-made models under the Gothic Mortes names: a Les Paul Studio and an SG.
Both guitars feature Gibson USA’s GEM (Gibson Electronics Manufacturing) active pickups. Made in the image of Gibson’s own PAF (“Patent Applied For”) humbuckers, the GEMs have Alnico II magnets and coils wound with 42 AWG enamel-coated wire. They also include active electronics. The GEMs are powered by a single 9-volt battery said to yield approximately 1500 hours of service. They have a voice and playing feel akin to Gibson’s Burstbuckers.
Gothic Mortes Les Paul Studio
A carved maple top is joined to a mahogany body that has been chambered for improved resonance and weight relief, and a solid mahogany neck carved to a rounded “50s Studio” profile is glued in Gibson tradition. African Obeche is used for the guitar’s fingerboard. As used on the SG Gothic Morte, the African Obeche fingerboard carries no inlays or binding. In addition to the guitar’s Satin Ebony nitrocellulose finish, the Les Paul Studio Gothic Morte wears a black Tune-o-matic bridge with a black stopbar tailpiece, black Grover tuners, and a black Corian nut.
Gothic Mortes SG
Comprising a traditional solid-mahogany body and neck, the SG Gothic Morte also introduces an African Obeche fingerboard. It too carries no inlays or binding. In addition to the guitar’s Satin Ebony nitrocellulose finish, the SG Morte wears a black Tune-o-matic bridge with a black stopbar tailpiece, black Grover tuners, and a black Corian nut.
Both models include a padded Gibson gigbag and owner’s manual, and are covered by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.
For more information, visit the Gibson website.
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