What Reidys say...
"Think classic yet modern. Gibson have combined the legacy features you'd expect from a great Les Paul such as mahogany neck & body, maple top, Burstbucker pickups (Pro and Lead Pro + to be specific) but then added a dashing of actually useful features without going mad.
Firstly, the pickups are coil-tap enabled, giving you single-coil-esque tones at the pull of a volume knob. They've also gone for an Ultra-Modern weight relief body to stop your back feeling the strain, tied to a Slim Taper neck with an asymmetrical profile to make your grip as you move around the neck a bit more logical. Staying on the neck, Gibson have added a Modern Contoured Heel, giving you slicker access to the upper echelons of the neck and optimises sustain and stability. It’s also got a compound radius ebony fingerboard (not Richlite) which allows for a lower and slicker action. The hardware updates see a nice addition of Grover Locking Rotomatic Tuners and Clear Top Hat knobs. A beautiful finishing touch is the bound body and fingerboard, which almost looks similar to its Gibson Custom counterpart. Very, very nice.
Gibson have taken some of the best bits from the last yew years' Les Paul Standards and High Performances, but left off the parts that players weren't too keen on. In a nutshell, here we have an update that isn’t radical enough to have the legacy players up in arms about, but has had enough tinkering to end up with a contemporary but well-balanced Les Paul that has that extra little bit of je ne sais quoi."
Richard Blenkinsop, Guitar Expert
The new Gibson Les Paul Modern incorporates many contemporary updates that players have embraced such as lighter-weight bodies and innovative slim taper neck with asymmetrical profiles. The Modern fingerboard is crafted with genuine ebony and a compound radius for lower, and cleaner action. The neck/body joint features the new Modern contoured heel for effortless access to the highest frets as well as maximum sustain and stability. Hardware upgrades include Grover locking Rotomatic tuners, clear top hat knobs and BurstBucker Pro and BurstBucker Pro + pickups. The control assembly features 4 push-pull pots to switch between the Gibson humbucker and the single coil P90 sounds, both of which have defined so many genres of music across multiple generations since we invented them, phase switching and pure bypass for functional and versatile sonic variety. The new Gibson Les Paul modern is here to shape sound for future generations.
Weight Relief: Ultra-Modern
Profile: Asymmetrical Slim Taper w/ Modern Contoured Heel
Nut width: 1.695" / 43.05mm
Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Number of frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlay: Mother of Pearl Trapezoids
Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar
Knobs: Clear Top Hats
Tuners: Grover Locking Rotomatics w/Keystone buttons
Neck pickup: Burstbucker Pro Rhythm
Bridge pickup: Burstbucker Pro + Lead
Controls: 2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Push/Pull Tones (Pure
Bypass/Phase) & Toggle Switch
Case: Hard Shell Case
Our chosen courier, DPD is currently operating as normal and all orders should be delivered on time. DPD are also now operating a "contact-free" service as a standard process and customers will not be asked to sign handheld units.
Mainland UK Delivery Services
Order before 2pm, Monday to Friday, for same-day dispatch of in-stock orders. Very heavy items such as pianos may take longer to deliver. In-stock orders placed over the weekend will be dispatched on Monday. Estimated delivery times for out of stock items are to be used as a guide only, these items may take longer than estimated to arrive. While we try our best to ensure rapid delivery of your order, delays may occur which are outside our control, and delivery of large or bulky items, or to remote or non-mainland addresses may take longer than estimated.
Most UK deliveries are shipped by our trusted courier, DPD. You'll receive an email with a delivery day, tracking and a one hour estimated delivery window on the morning of delivery. While we can't specify the time of the delivery, if it's not convenient, you can arrange directly with DPD for an alternative delivery date or request the parcel be left with a neighbour.
For heavier items, we usually ship UK deliveries by TNT. You will receive an email with tracking details when we ship your order.
Delivery to mainland UK addresses is free on all orders over £99. Delivery charges are based on the size and weight of your order and, in some cases, your location. A standard next working day carriage charge for UK mainland addresses is shown on the shopping basket page, but you can change delivery service later in the checkout.
We use a few different delivery couriers, depending on the items being sent, your location, and the delivery service you've chosen:
Most orders will need to be signed for and we advise you make sure to check your parcel/s for any damage before signing. If no-one is available at your address, a card will be left so you can arrange a re-delivery directly with the courier. Redirection of an order after it's been dispatched may incur an extra charge from the courier.
Delivery charges displayed apply to most UK mainland addresses. Deliveries to Northern Ireland, UK non-mainland, and European addresses will cost more, and carriage charges will be shown at the checkout before you place your order. Free delivery offers may not apply to some remote/Scottish Highlands addresses.
Replacement process for items damaged in transit or faulty
It doesn't happen often, but occasionally an item does get damaged on it's way to you. Don't worry! If your order is received either damaged or faulty, just let us know, preferably using the returns request form within 30 days of receiving the item, and we'll arrange for it its return and for a replacement or refund.
Returning an undamaged item
You can return most items bought online or by phone within 14 days for a refund (provided that it is unused and returned to us in New Condition – including packaging). You will need to return the item at your own expense. When we receive the goods back undamaged and with the correct packaging we will refund the cost of the goods.
Software or products that include software that needs to be registered are not eligible for this 14 day return period if opened and installed, and due to hygiene reasons we can't accept certain used in-ear headphones, microphones or harmonicas.
Faulty items under guarantee
The repair procedure for items which are under guarantee varies from manufacturer to manufacturer - please refer to the documentation which accompanied your purchase or complete the returns request form and we will advise you of the appropriate process.