Gibson has done it again, and this time, they’ve hit the right chord with a fresh and more affordable take on their legendary single-cut electric guitar. Welcome to the stage, the Les Paul Modern Lite, a stripped-down marvel that’s set to steal the spotlight in the music world.
With an unbelievable price tag of just $1,499, the Les Paul Modern Lite is an absolute game-changer. It’s not just a guitar; it’s a bold statement, a revolution, a fresh perspective on a classic design. Gibson has gone all out to make this an irresistible choice for musicians.
What makes the Les Paul Modern Lite stand out? First off, it boasts a sleeker solid mahogany body, complete with a belly cut for a more comfortable and effortless playing experience. But that’s not all; it comes in a vibrant array of solid-color satin finish options, with matching headstocks to turn heads on any stage.
This isn’t the first time Gibson has rolled out a more accessible version of their celebrated Les Paul. They’ve done it before, and each time, it’s been a resounding success. From the iconic Les Paul Junior of the ’50s to the beloved Les Paul Studio, Gibson knows how to cater to the needs of musicians at all levels. The Les Paul Tribute, another exceptional creation, also deserves a mention.
The Modern Lite guitar bears a striking resemblance to the Studio model, utilizing Gibson’s Ultra-Modern weight relief technology to keep the guitar lightweight. To keep costs in check, both the body and neck of the Modern Lite are unbound, but that doesn’t compromise on the sound quality. The pickup pairing remains the same with a Gibson 498T humbucker at the bridge and a 490R at the neck, delivering those classic Les Paul tones. And you’ll find the trusty aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and matching stop-bar tailpiece in chrome.
The Modern Lite stays true to its heritage with features like SlimTaper necks, 12″ radius rosewood fingerboards, and the classic 24.75″ scale length. However, it distinguishes itself by sporting an all-mahogany body without the maple top. The addition of Grover Mini-Rotomatic tuners ensures precise tuning, and the satin nitrocellulose finish options, including Inverness Green, Cardinal Red, Gold Mist, Rose Gold, and TV Wheat, make it a visual stunner. These finish options all come with matching headstock facings and black pickguards, elevating the guitar’s aesthetics.
The rosewood fingerboards feature inlayed dots for that timeless look, and the ‘top hat’ style controls for volume and tone add a touch of elegance. Unlike some other Les Paul models, the Modern Lite keeps it straightforward, with no push-pull voicings – what you see is what you get.
One exciting feature that sets the Modern Lite apart is the individual volume and tone pots for each pickup, along with a three-way selector switch mounted on the shoulder. It’s a small but significant departure from the standard Les Paul design, and it’s a change we’re loving.
The body of the Modern Lite is slim-profile with a belly cut, which may seem radical at first glance, but who can resist the idea of a minimalist Les Paul that feels as light as an SG? Say goodbye to backaches and budgetary concerns, these guitars have got it all.
Although the Modern Lite lacks the heel sculpting of the Les Paul Modern, it’s no less impressive. The thin body, combined with a glued-in neck, leaves little room for modifications, making it a unique gem in the Les Paul family.
The Les Paul Modern Light is already available, and for just $1,499, it’s an absolute steal. To sweeten the deal, it ships in a soft-shell guitar case. Visit Gibson for more details and prepare to be blown away by the Les Paul Modern Lite – the rockstar’s dream come true!