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Gibson’s ultra-utilitarian BFG (Barely-Finished-Guitar) has made a surprise comeback for 2018! This purposefully-roughed up Les Paul was a pretty daring concept back when it first... read more
Manufacturer's ID: LPBG18WECH1
What we say:
Gibson’s ultra-utilitarian BFG (Barely-Finished-Guitar) has made a surprise comeback for 2018! This purposefully-roughed up Les Paul was a pretty daring concept back when it first came out a decade ago: the stripped back aesthetic with it’s particularly worn finish, blank looking fingerboard (no fret markers on the front) and open coil pickups marked this out as a very different Les Paul to the rest of Gibson’s catalogue.
The 2018 BFG comes in two models and this is the twin P90 model. Finished in Worn Ebony, you can see plenty of maple showing through on the textured ridges of the carved top. Paint is scraped away on the Mahogany neck, the headstock logo and the Mahogany body to make a visual that is half industrial, half science fiction. Metal fans and Goth rockers will love the look of this!
The design of this BFG is pretty close to a standard Les Paul: two pickups, a volume & tone for each and a 3 way selector in the top shoulder. This addresses criticisms of the original which had a combination of different pickups and an unusually placed kill switch (as well as no truss rod for some unfathomable reason! This new model thankfully rectifies that). This is basically a chambered Les Paul that’s seen some scorching battle damage! We love the BFG vibe and more importantly, the feel is terrific & the sound is as loud, raw and expressive as you’d hope for in a P90-equipped Gibson USA Les Paul! If you are a rocker and your taste runs in a different direction to the standard Sunbursts and Gold Tops, give the BFG a good shot!
|Weight Relief||Ultra Modern|
|Nut||Tektoid 1.687" Width|
|Bridge||Tune O Matic|
|Knobs||Black Top Hats|
|Tuners||Vintage Style Keystones|
|Controls||2 Volume, 2 Tone and Toggle Switch|