Nashville, TN (September 14, 2012) -- Gibson USA merges its 12-string expertise with a legendary electric for what might be the most powerful-sounding and best-playing rendition of the breed ever

Nashville, TN (September 14, 2012) -- Gibson USA merges its 12-string expertise with a legendary electric for what might be the most powerful-sounding and best-playing rendition of the breed ever created: the Les Paul Traditional 12-String.

Features:

  • Mahogany body with carved maple top
  • Grade-A maple neck with fast, comfortable '60s profile
  • '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus pickups in the neck and bridge
  • Modified 12-string Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • High-quality Mini Grover Tuners.
The guitar is available in Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Goldtop, or Ebony and has an MSRP of $3299.

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Multiple modulation modes and malleable voices cement a venerable pedal’s classic status.

Huge range of mellow to immersive modulation sounds. Easy to use. Stereo output. Useful input gain control.

Can sound thin compared to many analog chorus and flange classics.

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