Gibson Debuts The Paul 40th Anniversary Edition

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Gibson has announced a revival of The Paul, the famed solid walnut Les Paul, for its 40th anniversary.

Finished in Vintage Gloss, the guitar—which joins the company's back-to-basics 2019 model lineup—features a calibrated set of pickups: a 490R in the neck and a higher-output 498T in the bridge.

The Paul reissue is one of the first major moves Gibson has made since it hired former Levi Strauss President James Curleigh as its new CEO late last month. Curleigh said that he and the rest of the company's new leadership team were "Focusing on the future and off to a fresh start."

The 40th Anniversary edition of The Paul is available now for $1,399.

For more on the guitar, head on over to gibson.com.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.