Gibson unveils mini-humbucker-equipped Deluxe '70s Les Paul reissue

Gibson Les Paul '70s reissue Les Paul
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Gibson has announced the release of a period-accurate, mini-humbucker-equipped throwback reissue electric guitar – the Les Paul Deluxe ‘70s.

Staying true to its historic roots, the new model boasts an all-mahogany construction and a non-weight-relieved body for thick, meaty tones. Also making an appearance is a rounded C-shape neck, 12”-radius Indian rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, and a bound maple top.

The 24.75” scale length guitar is kitted out with a Graph Tech nut, vintage-style Keystone tuners and the model’s mainstay partnership of a Tune-O-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece.

As was the case with the original Les Pauls made in the ‘70s, the new model comes equipped with a pair of mini-humbuckers, which seek to deliver the noiseless, hum-free performance of a humbucker while providing a brighter sonic canvas to play with.

The pickups are controlled by a three-way toggle pickup selector switch, as well as two volume and two control knobs – a hand-wired control circuit that includes Orange Drop capacitors.

Available in either Cherry Sunburst or Goldtop colorways, the Gibson USA Les Paul Deluxe ‘70s will be available for $2,499 (including hardcase) when it's released later this year.

For more info, head over to Gibson.

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Matt Owen

Matt is a Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.