In pictures: Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed

23rd Jan 2014 | 12:25

In pictures: Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed
Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed

To celebrate 120 years of making guitars, Gibson has unveiled a staggering number of new models for 2014, updating its classic designs with fresh pickup configurations and Min-ETune robot tuning.

A sizeable batch of these new models has turned up in the TG post room, so join us as we check out one of the most intriguing: the 2014 Les Paul Futura.

For the full review of the Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura and more of Gibson’s 2014 models, check out Total Guitar issue 252, on sale 17 March.

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In pictures: Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed
Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed

Don’t like this Inverness Green finish? No problem: the Futura has a total of six finish options

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In pictures: Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed
Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed

Unusually for a Les Paul, Gibson has fitted the Futura with a P-90H Sidewinder in the neck, as well as a more traditional BurstBucker 3 in the bridge position

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In pictures: Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed
Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed

Each pickup has a coil-split option, activated via push/pull volume controls, while a 15db boost is available via the push/pull rhythm tone control

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In pictures: Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed
Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed

We’re pleased to see the return of Tronical’s brilliant Min-ETune robot tuning system…

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In pictures: Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed
Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed

…and it doesn’t interfere with the headstock’s classic appearance, either

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In pictures: Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed
Gibson 2014 Les Paul Futura unboxed

Each of Gibson’s 2014 models features this ‘120th Anniversary’ inlay at the 12th fret – classy

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