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Gibson’s Les Paul Blood Moon rises for Black Friday

Gibson Les Paul Blood Moon
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As well as the myriad Black Friday guitar deals gracing us over the weekend, we usually see a clutch of one-off models for the holiday season, and this year is no different, as Gibson launches the Les Paul Blood Moon, exclusively available at Guitar Center (opens in new tab).

This limited-edition model’s name is derived from the satin Blood Moon-finished bound quilt maple top that adorns its weight-relieved mahogany body, and comes complete with white binding.

That binding continues to the neck, which is constructed from flame maple, and topped off with a satin-finished, compound-radius ebony fingerboard, as well as a Graph Tech nut and locking Grover tuners.

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Gibson Les Paul Blood Moon Black Friday exclusive: $2,999 (opens in new tab)
It’s not cheap, but this is as luxurious as modern Les Pauls come, with a bound quilt maple-finished top and flame maple neck. A wealth of switching options and a compound-radius ebony fingerboard make this a killer addition to the collection of any well-heeled contemporary guitar player.

As for tones, well, you actually get the moon on a stick here: the guitar’s Gibson ’57 and Super ’57 humbuckers come equipped with coil-split, coil-tap and phase options, activated push/pull volume and tone controls.

You can even choose between inner or outer coils on single-coil mode, while a dip switch in the control cavity adjusts between split or tapped humbuckers.

Hardware is all in black, and includes a Nashville bridge and aluminum tailpiece.

The limited-edition Les Paul Blood Moon is available now for $2,999, exclusively from Guitar Center (opens in new tab).

For more offers from the guitar retail behemoth, check out our guide to Guitar Center Black Friday deals.

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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar (opens in new tab), Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as the best part of 20 years performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).