The Gibson Les Paul Double Cut 2015 is a beautiful looking guitar that has a nice vintage style, along with great electronics and a fantastic sound with that famous tone, just as you would expect. The double cutaway guitar has been around since the 1950s when it was a staple of the burgeoning rock scene, and that helps to give it that classic feel. The new version of the guitar has some fantastic fresh features for 2015, as well as staples that have helped the instrument endure for well over half a century. In this review, we’ll be looking at the features of the guitar, as well as some things that some players may not like regarding the changes.
The Features of the Les Paul Special Double Cut 2015
First, let’s look at some of the new features that are in the guitar for this year. The Gibson G FORCE Tuning system is a new implementation they’ve added to their instruments this year. It allows for more accurate tunings, and the ability to change between tunings quickly. This can be quite helpful for those players who play songs that have various tunings. Whether you are on stage or just sitting in your house, this can make tuning a breeze. The guitar also features a Zero Fret Adjustable nut, a wider neck and fingerboard, along with a thicker rosewood fingerboard, pearl inlays that help to enhance the guitar’s appearance, a better output jack, and an improved neck joint that helps to increase the stability of the guitar.
One of the best features is the inclusion of two P-90 Soapbar Alnico Slug Pickups. These pickups are what will give the guitar a great tone that you have to hear to believe.
You will find the guitar available in three beautiful finishes, all of which are very different from one another. Choose from the Heritage Cherry, Vintage Sunburst, or the Translucent Yellow Top. All of the options are gorgeous, so choose the one that speaks the most to your particular aesthetic style.
Are There Any Downfalls?
Honestly, there aren’t many cons to this guitar. Gibson has a great reputation for making high quality instruments, and that’s exactly what you will find when it comes to the Les Paul Special Double Cut 2015. Of course, there are some minor quibbles that some players will have. For example, some people do not like the new tuning system on this and other models of the 2015 Les Paul guitars, but it has been received favorably for the most part. One of the other issues that some players have is that the guitar does not come with a pick guard. You will have to buy one of your own and install it, or forego it.
The Overall Assessment
Les Paul’s name is synonymous with quality, so you can be sure you are getting a high quality instrument when you choose the Les Paul Special Double Cut 2015. It’s a beautiful instrument that sounds great. Just make sure you are okay with the pick guard issue and that you don’t mind the new tuning system. Overall, it’s a good option that’s more economical than some of the other models are.