Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique
Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique

Les Paul Classic Antique, Chitarra Corpo tipo Les Paul from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

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Hatsubai 12/09/2011

Gibson Les Paul Classic Antique : Recensione di Hatsubai (content in English)

"Fairly standard Gibson"

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The Classic Antique is really not that much different from a Standard or any other regular production model Gibson. The top is slightly figured, and it has uncovered 57 Classics. Aside from that, it's pretty much your standard Gibson. The guitar features a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, 22 frets, trapezoid inlays, pickguard, binding, hard tail bridge, two humbuckers, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.


They're generally solid flames, but I've seen PRS and other guitars with better ones. Even Jackson can have more intricate flames. Then again, it all depends on what you're going for. The nut on this was cut properly, and I had no issues with tuning. The frets were dead on, and the edges felt great. I really dug how this guitar played, and it had a nearly perfect weight, weighing somewhere around 8 to 9 lbs.


The guitar sounds pretty good, but they're stock Gibson pickups. I'm not totally crazy about these. The sound average, in my opinion. The bridge is medium output, and it sounds fat. However, it doesn't overdrive the amp like I like my pickups to. The neck is a bit too bright for my tastes, but you can calm it down with the tone pot. The coolest thing is the coil split feature. This allows you to split the pickups to get that almost single coil sound. It makes this guitar crazy versatile.


These are good guitars if you're looking for something that's high quality and affordable. I tend to really like the Classic series in terms of value per dollar, but they can be a bit iffy. I recommend you play a few and see how you like them as not everybody enjoys these for whatever reason. I never understood why, but some are super picky about real small things.