Gibson revives The Paul for its 40th anniversary

Gibson has revealed a 40th Anniversary version of The Paul, which is set to join its back-to-basics 2019 range.

The Paul is famed for its solid walnut body, which continues with this reissue’s Grade A quarter-sawn specimen, finished in Vintage Gloss.

Besides the rounded-profile neck and rosewood fingerboard, The Paul is packing a calibrated set of pickups: the 490R in the neck, plus the higher-output 498T in the bridge.

Reviving The Paul is an intriguing move from Gibson, and makes us wonder if there are any other stripped-back reissues in store from the company, under the guiding hand of new CEO James ‘JC’ Curleigh

The Paul is available soon for $1,399 - pop on over to Gibson for more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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