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2014 Model Year The 120th Anniversary
Learn about the exciting new features
In Focus: Today's 2014 Feature
Sep 28, 2020
  • New Serial Numbering
    New Serial Numbering
    We've Got Your Numbers:
    The 2014 Model Year introduces a new easy-to-use numbering system, keyed to the model year and of great significance to the collectors. Each guitar’s serial number proudly displays the order, in which your Gibson was hand-crafted in Nashville, USA.
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  • Lower Fret Wire
    Lower Fret Wire
    Improved Intonation and Feel:
    The fret sits lower on the neck, requiring less pressure for a firm string-to-fret connection while improving intonation and overall playing comfort.
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  • 1961 Humbucker
    1961 Humbucker
    A Classic – Reborn:
    The 2014 LPJ, LPM, SGJ, SGM, and LP Peace all recall the sound of the '60s with the 1961 Humbucker. It improves on the classic humbucker tone by subtly enhancing highs, but swaps out the Alnico II for Alnico V magnets for more output and enhanced touch sensitivity.
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  • Coil Split
    Coil Split
    Humbucker or Single Coil? The Choice is Yours:
    The meaty, warm humbucker sound has always been a favorite, but the thinner, brighter shimmer of single-coil pickups has its merits too. With a coil split switch, you have both sonic options—use both coils for a humbucker, or switch out one coil for a single-coil sound.
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  • Pure Bypass
    Pure Bypass
    Pure and Direct:
    Send your pickup directly to the output jack with pure bypass—no tone controls, splits, or even volume controls interfere with the pickup's inherent sound.
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