From head to toe, the Gibson Les Paul Deluxe ’70s Electric Guitar epitomizes what makes a vintage LP so appealing. To start, you get a non-weight-relieved mahogany body — identical to an original — with plenty of warmth and balance that will serve you well in a wide variety of sonic applications. Its eye-popping maple top adds a dash of class while imbuing this formidable 6-string with some welcome brightness. An absolute delight to play, the mahogany neck is shaped to a rounded “C” for superior playability and maximum comfort, and it’s capped with a super-smooth rosewood fingerboard. Of course, this guitar wouldn’t be a true Les Paul Deluxe without a pair of mini humbuckers, which offer a brighter, clearer tone than their beefier siblings. Made of nitrocellulose lacquer, even the finish is true to the times. It all adds up to an exquisite instrument that embodies the look, feel, and sound of a vintage Les Paul.
Hard and heavy tonewood combo is built to last
Mahogany and maple. This combination of woods has become synonymous with the Les Paul since its arrival on the scene in the early 1950s. The Les Paul Deluxe stays true to this tonal recipe, instilling the thick resonance and warmth lauded by generations of LP players. At its core sits a non-weight-relieved mahogany body, inspired by the Deluxe models of the 1970s. Capping the body is a gorgeous maple top, guaranteed to turn heads while adding some serious bite to its sound. Vintage Les Paul owners will feel right at home with the Deluxe’s mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard, smooth to the touch and perfect for everything from chunky power chords to soaring leads.
A reintroduction of coveted mini humbuckers
When the original Les Paul Deluxe models came out in 1969, a groundbreaking piece of equipment accompanied them: the mini humbucker. Designed to meet the demands of players in need of a P-90-sized humbucker, mini humbuckers possess the same hum-free performance as a full-sized pickup, but with added tonal benefits. The mini humbucker’s narrower magnetic field creates a brighter-sounding pickup with a beautiful clarity that shines through mixes, something Sweetwater players find beneficial for both studio and stage settings. Under the hood, the control assembly is handwired with matched potentiometers and Orange Drop capacitors, ensuring that you’ll hear the sweet sounds of the Les Paul Deluxe in all their glory — even when you roll back your volume.
Nitro finish for the look and feel of a classic
With its tonewoods and exceptional electronics, the Les Paul Deluxe is a genuine time capsule of an instrument designed to transport you to rock’s halcyon days. The period accuracies don’t end there, however. Gibson finished the Les Paul Deluxe in gorgeous nitrocellulose lacquer. Nitro finishes — standard back in the day — are significantly thinner than today’s polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to “breathe.” Nitro finishes not only look stellar, but they also enhance the instrument’s tonal qualities. The Les Paul Deluxe has the look and feel of a lovingly cared-for classic. And the best part? It will only improve with age.
- Period-accurate non-chambered mahogany body capped with gorgeous maple
- Effortlessly playable rounded “C” mahogany neck and silky-smooth rosewood fingerboard
- 2 Gibson mini humbuckers dish out a brighter, clearer sound without the hum
- Handwired electronics with Orange Drop capacitors
- Gloss nitrocellulose finish for the look and feel of a vintage LP
- Vintage Keystone tuners, Tune-o-matic bridge