The Gibson LPX Limited Edition Electric Guitar is an incredibly innovative instrument that unlocks your full creative potential by removing the boundaries between you and the guitar! Gibson crafts the LPX with the same select tonewoods of their finest instruments for that classic Gibson feel and tone. World-class electronics are what really sets the Gibson LPX guitar apart from everything else.
55 expertly designed presets, using the LPX's dazzling array of built-in processors, take your tone from searing leads, to tender ballads, to the sound of various iconic guitars, to rocking rhythms, to much more—quickly and easily. Create your own signature sounds that shape the LPX to your musical desires. Footswitch and expression pedal controllers communicate wirelessly with the Gibson LPX to minimize stage clutter, while robot tuning keeps your guitar perfectly in tune.
Gibson LPX Limited Edition Electric Guitar Features
Modern Computer Interface
- Create all your sounds with distortion, amps, delays, compressor, chorus, reverb, octave, flanger, wah, tremolo, looper, EQ, and more
- Stunning acoustic guitar sounds, including a resonator guitar for slide fanatics
- Ground-breaking virtual wiring provides over 2,000 possible pickup configurations
- Dual wireless pedals allow you to call up presets, load alternate tunings or assign the rugged footpedal to effects parameters
- Mahogany body with grade AAA figured Maple top
- Mahogany neck '60s SlimTaper profile
- Granadillo fingerboard with dot inlays
- Alnico V and Alnico II magnets in the neck and bridge with a ceramic magnet in the middle
- Piezo-loaded Tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece
- Automated RoboHead tuning with 11 tuning presets
- 55 presets available with included G Node break-out box
LPX includes a separate, audiophile-quality USB 2.0 interface called the G-Node. The guitar automatically detects and connects digitally via a stereo cable delivering pristine 48k/24-bit audio into the computer. It can break out as individual string outputs for recording with the most modern DAW’s. LPX even includes Native Instruments’ Guitar Rig 4 so you can explore unique sonic dimensions.
Dial up one of the 55 sensational preset sounds, tweak them with onboard controls, or use the included computer editor with the G-Node for Mac or Windows that lets you surgically edit existing sounds, tunings and pickups or create new ones from scratch. Shuttle and share custom patch sets in and out of the LPX, and more.
Body and Neck
The body of the Gibson LPX is made from solid Grade-A mahogany (routed to receive the LPX’s extensive internal electronics), and capped with a gorgeously figured Grade-AAA maple top in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. A one-piece, quarter-sawn Grade-A mahogany neck is carved in the popular SlimTaper profile and topped with a fingerboard of Grade-A granadillo for superb tone and playability.
Effects include multiple types of distortion, amps, and cabinets along with compression, noise gates, dual delays (including reverse delay), individual 9-band parametric EQ for the magnetic and piezo pickups (with pickup mixer), signal path 9-band parametric EQ, and output 31-band master graphic EQ, a chorus/flanger, reverb, octave, wah, tremolo, looper, and Gibson’s exclusive Digital Varitone ‘morphable’ user-programmable tone control.
All the familiar Gibson sonic depth, resonance, and sustain is transmitted through three revolutionary new takes on traditional magnetic pickups along with a piezo-loaded Tune-o-matic bridge for acoustic-like sounds. The LPX neck and bridge pickups are made with Alnico V and Alnico II magnets respectively, while the LPX middle pickup carries a ceramic magnet. All offer unprecedented power and fidelity and the ability to capture an astounding range of humbucker and single-coil tones.
Outputs and Computer Interfacing
Just by connecting the standard 1/4 inch output jack to a standard guitar amplifier you can already imagine the sonic possibilities. Alternatively, split your output through a stereo splitter cable inserted into the jack to broaden your horizons or incorporate the bevy of accessories included with the LPX to go beyond what any traditional guitar can do.
When leashed to its G Node interface (included), the Gibson LPX guitar can partner with Mac and Windows computers via USB 2.0 providing options from driving sophisticated computer-based plug-ins to processing each string individually through separate hex outputs (with advanced technology that minimizes crosstalk).
For recording or playing live with a laptop, the range of possibilities is astounding and is further enhanced with software including Ableton Live 8 Gibson Studio Edition and Native Instruments’ Guitar Rig 4 (both of which are included as free downloads with every LPX guitar), as well as LPX editing software. Use these programs to record your latest ideas, access hundreds of different guitar effects and amplifiers, create backing tracks, tweak patches, store patch sets, and much more.
In addition to these creative tools, every Gibson LPX includes a charging dock, 8 rechargeable batteries, a stereo cable, XLR cable, USB cables, two wireless floor units (pedalboard and switchboard), a power supply, an accessory case, a hardshell case.