Gibson Les Paul Fort Knox

By August 27, 20162016, Limited edition, New Release
Gibson Les Paul Fort Knox Bullion Gold

Gibson USA introduce the Les Paul Fort Knox – “classy with a touch of Bling”. When the Les Paul Gold Top is not enough gold for you this Bullion Gold finish is the one for you! Everything is gold from the neck & body gloss finish, pickups, pickup rings, Bigsby tremolo, scratch plate, control knobs, the truss rod cover and even the tuners are gold…

The Gibson Les Paul Fort Knox Bullion Gold is a limited edition – only 150 will be made available worldwide.

  • Tuners: ultimate precision and long-lasting tuning
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Gibson logo, Split Diamond and Block inlays
  • Binding: antiqued white binding. 7-ply top binding. 5-ply headstock binding. 3-ply back binding. Single-ply fingerboard binding.
  • Fingerboard: unique gold frets cryogenically treated over a beautifully dark Richlite fingerboard
  • Finish: Rare as gold, the Bullion Gold finish is back in very limited quantities for this exclusive model
  • Hardware: Gold from the tuners to the backplates, the attention to details on this Les Paul Fort Knox is truly stunning
  • Pickups: Authentic Gibson tones straight from the golden era
  • Electronics: Two volumes, two tones, one toggle switch. Hand-wired.
  • Tremolo: adding both functionality and style
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Gibson Les Paul Fort Knox Bullion Gold
  • Top wood: 2-piece Maple
  • Top binding: custom 7-ply – Antiqued White
  • Back wood: 2-piece Mahogany
  • Back binding: 3-ply – Antiqued White
  • Weight relief: none
  • Average weight (body only): 5 lbs. 14 oz
  • Body contour carve: Classic
  • Neck wood: 1-piece Mahogany
  • Truss rod: Les Paul
  • Neck profile: 50’s
  • Thickness at Fret 1: 0.818
  • Thickness at Fret 12: 0.963
  • Neck average weight: 635.03 g / 1.4 lbs
  • Peg head type: SP2
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl
  • Peg head binding: white – Antiqued
  • Logo: Mother of Pearl “Gibson” with Split Diamond
  • Headstock angle: 17 degrees
  • Nut material: Tektoid
  • Nut width: 1.695″
  • Fingerboard wood: 1-piece Composite
  • Fingerboard radius: 12 inch
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut/End of Board: 4.3053cm / 1.695″ @ nut, 5.7404cm / 2.260″ @ end of board
  • Scale length: 62.865 cm / 24.75″
  • Neck binding: Cream – Antiqued
  • Side dots (color): Black
  • Fingerboard inlays: Mother of Pearl block
  • Number of Pickups: 2
  • Pickup (rhythm): 59 Tribute
  • Pickup (lead): 59 Tribute
  • Pickups: machine-wound ABS
  • Pickup magnets: Alnico II
  • Pickup covers: gold-plated
  • Controls: Rhythm volume, Rhythm Tone, Lead volume, Lead tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • Tuning keys: gold-plated Grover Locking Keystone
  • Tuning Keys gear ratio: 18:1
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Bridge material: Zamak with gold plating
  • Tailpiece: Bigsby tailpiece
  • Compensated: No
  • Tailpiece material: Aluminum with gold plating
  • Output Jack Style: 1/4″ mono
  • Jack Plate style: LP Square – steel with gold plating
  • Strap Buttons material: Brass with gold plating
  • Pick Guard style: Gold plated Pickguard (optional Black 5-ply removeable pickguard included in case)
  • Truss Rod cover style: Gold plated brass bell
  • Knobs: Gold speed knobs
  • Color code: BG (Bullion Gold)
  • Surface Texture: Smooth / Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
  • Top: Bullion Gold
  • Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer/ 90 Sheen 7-8 mils
  • Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body, Peghead and Nut
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