The Les Paul 295 Goldtop is Gibson's Guitar of the Month

A guitar for the ages, not just April
A guitar for the ages, not just April

Ending years of speculation - well, not really, but it's still pretty cool - Gibson Guitar announces April's Guitar of the Month, the Les Paul 295 Gold Top guitar model.

Gibson USA continues its legacy with new models every month with the exclusive Guitar of the Month program. Each model is limited to 1,000 units worldwide and a new model launches on the first Friday of every month.

The Les Paul 295 Goldtop features the wider Florentine cutaway normally found on such legendary Gibson models as the Byrdland and the ES-175. The guitar also features hand-painted, cream colored pickguard with gold flowers and split parallelogram inlays along with a chrome Bigsby tailpiece.

The body is solid mahogany with a maple top and single-ply binding,smoothed with Gibson's classic Goldtop finish. The headstock is also bound in single-ply cream binding and sports Gibson's traditional holly symbol. The neck is the standard Les Paul mahogany neck with a '50s rounded profile and rosewood fingerboard. In the neck position, Gibson's '57 Classic pickup delivers warm, full tone with a balanced response, packing that classic Gibson PAF humbucker crunch.

The new Les Paul 295 comes with a custom Guitar of the Month case (what other guitar can you say that about? Well, aside from next month's guitar) and is versatile enough for all styles of music and playing.

The list price for the Les Paul 295 Goldtop is $4,399.00US, and. like we said, there's only 1,000 of them. Act accordingly. For more information, visit the official Gibson Guitar website.


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