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Item Reviews for: Gibson Zoot Suit Les Paul Electric Guitar with Gigbag  -  GIB LPZS LIST

A Wonderfully Sounding and Visually Unique Looking Guitar from Gibson.
By: Warren      Submitted: 7/17/2013

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General Your general opinion of this product. The Gibson Les Paul Zoot Suit is a wonderfully playing, unique looking and excellent sounding guitar. The P90 in the neck gives big fat rhythmn and singing lead tones and the 496 in the bridge is hot and nasty but can be reeled in with the volume knob. I am very happy with this guitar with my current jamming rig of Tech 21 Trademark 60 with additional Power Engine and Line 6 Podxt. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I don't know how much work goes into making the Zoot Suit guitars but they are works of art. Layer after layer of very thin brightly stained birch is layered one after the other to make the guitar, including the neck. A lot of craftsmanship and thought at the design level went into the design and building of this guitar. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? It's a bright guitar, but it's bright in the upper mids, not in the ice pick zone when using the bridge pickup. The P90 remains creamy at all volume and tone settings. I roll back the volume controls a little - the takes some of the in-your-face bark out of the pickups and makes for a better rhythm sound IMO. Volume up for leads if you like to rip. The middle position is my favorite - you can really dial in different tones with just the two volume knobs and the P90 tone knob in particular. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The Zoot Suit is an awesome looking guitar. I can't believe the level of work that went into making this, or how the designer even came up with the idea! The thin finish makes for a very organic, "attached" feel when playing. I wish the back showed the same multi-colored layers as the neck, but maybe that would be too much.
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By: Frederick from Bethesda MD      Submitted: 2/26/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? So far no issues or problems with reliability, it is a brand new guitar but it is breaking in quite well General Your general opinion of this product. I love this guitar, it is slightly thinner yet much heavier than a standard Les Paul, the pickup combination is fantastic, the P90 breaks up very nicely and provides and excellent crunch, the 498 is a known quantity and is a great pickup for lead and blues riffs Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Tone is a little different than a standard Les Paul due to the P90 which gives you more crunchy options at lower volumes the 498 is a classic and provides that excellent LP tone Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The construction of the guitar is interesting and actually the reason I purchased the guitar...the finish is awesome and it really is a work of art...everyone who has seen it up close refers to it as "the jawbreaker" I do wish they offered the LP Zoot in the other color options the way they have with the SG but I am overall very very happy with it...it looks like no other guitar
Zoot Suit Les Paul
By: Thomse from Grand Rapids      Submitted: 2/5/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? I think this guitar is well built . it is so solid.Very state of the art . General Your general opinion of this product. It is something to look at and to play. the fret board is fast and ever thing is Top notch .Just another nice guitar AMS sold me. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? With the pick ups it does it all what a rocker and then right to blues . Great sound Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The pictures do not do it any justice. Its a work of art to bond all the layers of wood. and the satin finish is great.
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