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Gibson Announces Billy Morrison Signature Les Paul

Gibson Announces Billy Morrison Signature Les Paul

Gibson honors guitarist Billy Morrison with his own Gibson USA Signature Les Paul model

Memphis, TN
(February 14, 2011) -- To honor Billy’ Morrison, Gibson USA unveils the Billy Morrison Les Paul. Crafted as a Les Paul Standard, the Billy Morrison Les Paul has the classic carved maple top and strategically chambered mahogany body. It comes with gold-plated hardware throughout, an ebony fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlay, and gold-colored frets. Final touches include a cream headstock to match the body's cream finish and a truss-rod cover with "Billy Morrison" model imprint.

The guitar is equipped with a pair of Seymour Duncan’s most popular humbucking pickups, a high-output JB (model SH-4) in the bridge position, and a more PAF-styled ’59 (model SH-1N) in the neck position, Morrison’s own pickups of choice. Between them, they offer everything from a throaty roar with unbridled crunch and singing sustain to warm and sultry creaminess, respectively. A Tone Pro Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide enhanced resonance and sustain along with easy and precise action and intonation adjustments, while locking Grover keystone-button tuners with a super-efficient 18:1 gear ratio offer smooth and precise tuning. Finally, a Corian nut cut on Gibson’s renowned PLEK machine for optimum precision promises outstanding sustain and hitch-free string slots. Every Billy Morrison Les Paul comes protected in a Gibson hardshell case with Union Jack motif, and includes an owner’s manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Source: Press Release
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