Les Paul Faded 2017 T
Played-in Looks, Modern Performance
Played-in looks, modern performance. The 2017 Les Paul Faded T has the look of an instrument that already has a few decades of playing on it and has been shaped directly by the player's hand, for an absolutely perfect fit. This guitar represents the perfect marriage of tradition and modernity. It has modern 490R and 490T humbuckers, 22 polished frets for amazing bends and a great feel, a slim-taper neck profile for fast and comfortable soloing, Ultra-Modern weight relief for comfort and enhanced resonance, and nickel hardware, adding to its yesteryear vibe. It also features our brand new Faded Gloss finish process for a more authentic worn-in look. Delivered in a padded gigbag, accompanied by a strap and a polishing cloth.
Body
Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade: C
Binding: None
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 2-Jan
Density: Medium
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: Ultra Modern
Average Weight (body only): 4lbs. 6.7oz
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Classic
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Les Paul
Profile: Slim taper
Thickness at Fret 1: .800"
Thickness at Fret 12: .875"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 1 lbs 2.0 oz
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1-B
Inlay: None
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Gibson" & "Les Paul Model"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 5.0 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortis and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge and Alignment Gauge
 
Nut
Style: Nut
Material: Tektoid
Width: 1.695"
Slots: E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.026"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"

e: 0.009"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Medium
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.695" @ nut, 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 24.75"
Binding: None
Side Dots (Color): White
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Dots
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: Small - 0.249"
Average Weight: 4.16 oz
Finishes
Worn Brown
Color Code: WB
Surface Texture: Smooth Worn Satin
Filler: None
Sealer: 1.5 - 2 mils
Top: Worn Brown Stain
Top Coat: Satin Lacquer / 30 Sheen, 3-4 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard sides and Nut
Worn Cherry
Color Code: WC
Surface Texture: Smooth Worn Satin
Filler: None
Sealer: 1.5 - 2 mils
Top: Worn Cherry Stain
Top Coat: Satin Lacquer / 30 Sheen, 3-4 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard sides and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 490R 490T
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250 / 5250 5250 / 5250
Material of Wire (gauge): Copper (42) Copper (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x 0.68" 2.61 x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel Nickel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18 5/8" 23 7/16"
Slug Material: Nickel Nickel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 0.187 x 0.489" 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 19" 23 1/8"
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.5" 2.5 x 0.5"
Polarities: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Cover: Open Coil Open Coil
Qfactor: 6 4
ResistanceDC: 7803 13980 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2715.71 Hz 2012.49 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non-Linear 500k Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500k Non-Linear 500k Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  .022uF .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Vintage Style Keystone
Material: Zamak
Weight: 1.0 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type: Worm
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14139 / 40
 
String Dimensions
E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.026"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"
e: 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-o-matic
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-14453
Weight: .96 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.058"
A: 0.048"
D: 0.038"
G: 0.028"
B: 0.019''
e: 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-14453
Weight: 1.12 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono gold plated positive contact
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: ABS Black
Part Number: 430-19385
Weight: 0.21 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 60E
Weight: 0.14 oz.
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Les Paul
Part Number: 430-12689
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black bell
Part Number: 430-19389
 
Knobs
Style: Black Top Hats
Part Number: 430-19669
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: SS infused polycarbonate for ESD protection
Part Number: 380-12209
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: SS infused polycarbonate for ESD protection
Part Number: 380-12211
 
Switch Washer
Style: None
Part Number: n/a
 
Trim Rings
Style: Black Humbucker Low/High
Part Number: 440-13884 / 440-13851
Accessories
Case
Style: HP Gig Bag
Color: Black w/ White Logo
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Gibson USA Guitar Strap, Gibson USA Polishing Cloth, Tross rod wrench, 2.5mm adjustment wrench
 
Manual: Gibson USA's owners
COA/Other: None