Gibson Unveils Sully Erna Les Paul Studio
Gibson Unveils Sully Erna Les Paul Studio -
introduces the Sully Erna Les Paul Studio, a signature guitar for
the Godsmack frontman.
Both as the leader of the chart-topping band Godsmack, and more
recently, as an acclaimed solo artist, Sully Erna has racked up one
of the most impressive resumes in contemporary rock. The band's
self-titled 1998 debut album went platinum five times over, and
three following releases debuted consecutively at #1 on the
Billboard album chart, helping the band to sell more than 15
million albums worldwide in the process. Through it all, Sully Erna
has established a look and a tone that are emblematic of heavy rock
for the 21st century-an image that Gibson USA captures in spades in
the new Sully Erna Godsmack Les Paul.
In addition to beautifully embodying the image of this powerful
artist, the Sully Erna Godsmack Les Paul also nails his unique and
uncompromising sound. Special touches include an Ebony Black finish
with pearlescent white Godsmack sun emblem, subtle double-star 12th
fret inlays, hot-stamped signature truss-rod cover, and a Sully
Erna moon-and-star emblem on the headstock. Among the sonic
surprises hidden within this stripped-down Les Paul are a built-in
flanger accessed by a push-pull switch on the master tone pot, and
a kill switch in the traditional toggle selector position. Put it
all together, and the Sully Erna Godsmack Les Paul is a powerful
statement in the eyes and ears of all who behold it, and a guitar
totally fitting for this uncompromising artist.
Body and Neck
A traditional foundation ensures the Sully Erna Godsmack Les
Paul's sonic success right from the start. A carved solid maple top
lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select mahogany
back-treated with Gibson's new modern weight relief pattern to
increase playing comfort and enhance resonance-contributes superb
warmth and depth. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in
and carved in a comfortably rounded '50s profile that measures
0.818" at the 1st fret and 0.963" at the 12th, and topped with a
black bound Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
and simple dot position markers, plus subtle double stars at the
12th fret. A black Corian™ nut is cut on Gibson's PLEK for optimum
Pickups and Electronics
The stripped-down ethos and outward simplicity of the Sully Erna
Godsmack Les Paul belies a powerful sonic punch lurking within.
It's single '57 Classic Plus pickup yields everything from
bone-breaking crunch to eviscerating leads when used on its own,
but just pop the push-pull switch on the tone control to unleash
the built-in flanger circuit for instant Godsmack atmospherics.
Adding further drama to your playing, the toggle-switch on this
single-pickup Les Paul is actually kill switch to mute the guitar's
output for rhythmic stutter effects.
Hardware and Plastics
A set of genuine Grover™ tuners partners up with the classic
pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for smooth and
efficient tuning and intonation married to solid sustain. All
hardware is black, in keeping with the stunning look of this
guitar. The truss-rod cover it hot-stamped with Sully Erna's
signature, and to avoid obstructing any part of its unique finish,
the Sully Erna Godsmack Les Paul comes without a pickguard.
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