Gibsons With Floyds

SG Diablo Tremolo and Shred Les Paul Studio are fitted with Floyd Rose tremolos   27-Jan-12

Gibsons With Floyds


Gibson has a pair of new guitars fitted with Floyd Rose tremolos - the SG Diablo Tremolo and the Shred Les Paul Studio. Here's what they have to say about each of them...
Way back in 1961 when the SG Standard temporarily replaced the Les Paul Standard in the Gibson lineup, few players were aware that a future icon of rock guitar was being introduced to the scene. The SG took root fast with players looking for a sharp and powerful alternative, however, and remained a heavy rock icon in particular, even long after the LP returned to the catalog in the late '60s. The SG Diablo Tremolo from Gibson USA realizes the full potential of the furious SG design for the 21st century, retaining the classic cut of this iconic electric guitar, but adding a few contemporary twists that make it one of the most powerful and versatile rock weapons available today. With a genuine "double-locking" Floyd Rose™ vibrato bridge, 24 frets for extended soloing range, two of Gibson's most popular humbucking pickups, and a simplified no-nonsense control layout, the SG Diablo Tremolo hits all the sonic bases you need it to cover, and does so in grand style in a genuine hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish in gloss Ebony Black.
SG Diablo Tremolo Features
  • Solid Mahogany body with gloss black nitro finish
  • Mahogany neck with fast, slim profile
  • Bound North American Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Powerful 490R Humbucker in the neck and hotter 498T Humbucker in the bridge
  • Floyd-Rose™ vibrato tailpiece with locking nut
  • Grover™ kidney tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio

If you're seeking a full-bore Les Paul primed for the rock excesses of the 21st century, the new Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose™ from Gibson USA is the way to go. This guitar has all the ingredients that have helped to make the Les Paul a legendary rock axe since the 1950s--including the classic mahogany and maple body construction, glued-in mahogany neck, and dual humbucking pickups--enhanced with the versatility of a genuine Floyd Rose™ vibrato bridge. To make it all the more appealing for the demanding guitarist on a tight budget, the entire package is wrapped up into the Les Paul Studio format, making the Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose™ the latest in a long line of guitars that have been consistent favorites since their introduction in 1983. Blending genuine Gibson Les Paul quality and construction with trimmed-down, no-nonsense styling, the Studio range offers unbeatable value, and provides the perfect home for the powerful new Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose™.
Shred Les Paul Studio Features
  • Solid Mahogany body with high-gloss ebony nitro finish
  • Mahogany neck with rounded Studio '50s profile
  • Richlite® fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Powerful 490R Humbucker in the neck and hotter 498T Humbucker in the bridge
  • Floyd-Rose™ vibrato tailpiece with locking nut
  • Vintage-style TonePros™ tulip button with 16:1 tuning ratio
Pricing and Availability:
SG Diablo Tremolo: $2,799
Shred Les Paul Studio: $2,369
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