This is a very limited replica of the great Les Paul's original studio guitar. Built to Gibson's high specification, the Iridium has a number of exclusive features not to be found on any other Les Paul models.
Of special interest is the balanced low-Z output for direct connection to mixers, audio interfaces and other studio equipment via a Jensen line transformer. There is, of course, also a standard high impedence jack socket for amps and pedals.
The pickups are a bit different, too. Two humbuckers give you a full tonal range and the switching allows for each to be tapped and put out of phase in combination. The variety of sounds that can be achieved is huge! Each pickup has a volume and tone control so you can go from a heavy rock sound to a warm jazzy tone with ease.
Topped off with a Bigsby tremolo, this is one of the most versatile guitars around!
A major part of Les Paul’s original vision for the solidbody electric guitar was to incorporate features crucial to studio musicians, and that dream was realized in the famed Les Paul Recording Model of the 1970s. The new Les Paul Recording guitar from Gibson USA—hand-crafted, American-made, and impressively affordable—pays tribute to Les’s original concept while adding key updates for superior sound and performance.
The Les Paul Recording couples Gibson’s legendary tone and playability with the very best of today’s electronics to create a dream instrument for studio guitarists. Two versatile new pickups route through a premium, industry-standard Jensen audio transformer for a balanced low-impedance output that can go direct into pro mixers or computer audio interfaces. Or, select the High-Z out for traditional guitar amps. “Fat Tap” coil splitting on each pickup, a phase-reverse switch, and ground lift switch for the Low-Z output dramatically extend the Les Paul Recording’s versatility.
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