Gibson Les Paul Modern The Music Zoo Review

The Gibson Les Paul Modern gives you a ton of under the hood electronics features and a very contemporary feel with its sculpted neck heel.

The new Gibson Les Paul Modern brings us the best of contemporary options, featuring updates such as a lighter-weight body and a slim-taper neck for a more modern and comfortable feel. Check out the back of the body, where you'll see how the neck heel has been slimmed down going into the body for extra-easy access to the upper frets. The Gibson Les Paul Modern is surely something we wouldn't mind taking home, and we think you'll feel the same way once you get your hands on one. Scroll below to get the full scoop and our personal take on the Gibson Les Paul Modern, available now on our site!

Gibson Les Paul Modern The Music Zoo Review

Gibson Les Paul Modern Specs

  • Maple Top and Ultra-Modern Weight Relief Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck and Ebony Fretboard
  • Asymmetrical Slim Taper Profile w/ Modern Contoured Heel
  • Medium Jumbo Frets
  • 24-3/4" Scale Length
  • Compound Fretboard Radius
  • Burstbucker Pro and Pro + Humbuckers
  • 2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Push/Pull Tones (Pure Bypass/Phase) & Toggle Switch
  • Graphtech Nut
  • Aluminum Nashville Tune-o-Matic Bridge and Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Grover Locking Rotomatic Tuners with Keystone Buttons
  • Chrome Hardware

Gibson Les Paul Modern The Music Zoo Review

Gibson Les Paul Modern Tone

Tone comes from two Gibson pickups; Burstbucker humbuckers. Thanks to the 4 push/pull pots equipped on the Gibson LP Modern, you can also enjoy the best of P-90 coil sounds and the humbucker tones that shaped what we've all come to love hearing from a Gibson. There is no mistaking the sound you get when this is plugged in, and we like that. Phase switches and pure bypass are onboard as well to provide even more sonic versatility for players.

Gibson Les Paul Modern The Music Zoo Review

Gibson Les Paul Modern Feel

The fingerboard on the Gibson Les Paul Modern is made of genuine ebony and shaped to a compound radius for smooth and easy runs across the fretboard and easy chordal playing as well. A  new Modern contoured heel from Gibson means you also have great access to the upper frets while maintaining maximum sustain.

Gibson Les Paul Modern The Music Zoo Review

Why We Like It

The Gibson Les Paul Modern is incredibly versatile, which can be heard once you touch the controls. Go from classic humbucking tone to that iconic P-90 sound in an instant. In addition to that, we love the look of the LP Modern; keeping the traditional appearance and chrome hardware with a dash of new flavor with it's unique knobs and cool color options!

Gibson Les Paul Modern The Music Zoo Review

You Might Also Consider

Looking for a Les Paul with a tad more traditional vibe? The 2019 Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s gets straight to the point, featuring a solid mahogany body, a vintage '50s neck profile for the original feel, and a set of excellent Burstbucker 1 and 2 humbucker for that ever-so classic tone. Check it out now!

Gibson Les Paul Modern Price

$2799.00 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.

Gibson Les Paul Modern Colors

The Gibson Les Paul Modern is available in Pelham Blue, Sparkling Burgundy, and Graphite

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