N.O.S. 2012 LES PAUL STANDARD PAUL LANDERS  #1 Signature  Black Color 2 silver-covered EMG 60 + EMG 81 New inused In Original Case code GI24

Gibson USA Introduced a signature Les Paul for Rammstein guitarist Paul Landers. According to Gibson's press materials, the Paul Landers Signature Les Paul is "an EMG-equipped tone machine with nothing to get in the way of your riffmeistery other than a single volume control, packed in ber attitudinal satin-black and silver styling. As a take-no-prisoners electric for the seriously heavy rocker, the Paul Landers Signature Les Paul simply can't be beat."
The body is solid mahogany, weight-relieved for a more comfortable playing experience and enhanced resonance, topped by a carved solid maple cap. The glued-in neck is carved from solid quarter-sawn mahogany to a rounded '50s profile and topped with a dark obeche fingerboard. The body and neck are finished in hand-sprayed Satin Ebony in nitrocellulose lacquer. The body has a silver binding, and there are no inlays and no pickguard. The headstock, however, features a mother-of-pearl Gibson logo and silver silkscreened "Les Paul Model" (not the usual gold).
The PLEK-cut nut is made from black Corian. A silver disk engraved "Paul Landers #1" is attached to the back of the headstock.
The guitar is powered by a pair of EMG humbuckers. There's a silver-covered EMG 60 in the neck position and an EMG 81 in the bridge position. The pickups are linked via a traditional three-way toggle switch to a single chrome-knobbed volume control, which has been moved further up and forward from the customary position to make it accessible for easy "pinky finger" volume swells.
A chrome TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide a solid anchor at the body end, while a set of locking chrome Grover tuners with keystone buttons clamp your strings tightly at the headstock. Designed to meet the sonic specifications of the rhythm guitarist for the band Rammstein, the Paul Landers Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar uses the classic wood pairing of mahogany body with maple top to provide a balanced resonance to fuel the potent mix of German rock, hard rock, and heavy metal that is characteristic of the Neue Deutsche Harte ("new German hardness") of Rammstein. The '50s rounded mahogany neck profile and ebony fretboard with 12" radius provide the stability and smoothness for solid riffing. Grover tuners ensure rock-solid tuning.

This signature Les Paul is equipped with the versatile EMG 81/60 active humbucker pickup combination that Paul favors in all of his guitars.

EMG-81 bridge humbucker
Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut and fluid sustain. In the bridge position, this pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix.

EMG-60 neck humbucker
The 60 packs plenty of output with a balance of tones that is classic-thick; boosted mids, big lows and fat highs. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with ceramic magnets, this model has rich tonal characteristics that gives full treble response for distinct single-note solos and buttery harmonic overtones to provide some serious meat to your playing. Traditionally used in the rhythm position for everything from clean bluesy tones to hard rocking crunchiness.
Features

Mahogany body
Maple top
Set mahogany neck
'50s rounded neck profile
Ebony fingerboard
22 frets
EMG-81 bridge humbucker
EMG-60 neck humbucker
3-way pickup selector
1 Volume (EMG 25k pot)
Locking Grover tuners
Chrome hardware
Les Paul hardshell case

Specifications

24-3/4" scale
1.695" nut width
12" fretboard radius

Se spesso la Les Paul associata ad un timbro quasi umano, morbido e caldo, aggressivo ma seducente, nel caso della nuova Gibson Paul Landers Signature Les Paul siamo proprio all’opposto. Il chitarrista dei Rammstein ha infuso nella sua chitarra tutta l’atmosfera acida e graffiante della Berlino Est degli anni di piombo.E’ una chitarra carica a pallettoni, pronta a sopportare senza problemi i riff da fonderia tipici dei metallari tedeschi. Non potevano quindi mancare tra le modifiche del caso i pickup attivi EMG 60 e 81, manico e ponte, con un singolo controllo di volume, niente tono non consentito ammorbidire il suono a questa belva in gabbia.Essendo una Les Paul il corpo non poteva che essere in mogano, pieno, niente camere tonali da fricchettoni, con un top in acero per dare quel morso in pi al suono sulle frequenze alte. Il manico incollato, in mogano con profilo anni ’50, e sormontato da una tastiera in obeche scuro. Per stare al passo con le mode del metal attuale stata scelta una finitura completamente nera satinata con rifiniture argento. Paul Landers, da buon tedesco di origini russe, non vuole paillettes e lustrini, quindi niente fronzoli, niente intarsi sulla tastiera e niente battipenna. Una chitarra per uomini scolpiti nella pietra e forgiati nel metallo