Gibson Les Paul Professional


 

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As you can imagine this is the counterpart to the Les Paul Personal, differing only in the neck, and the lack of the microphone input. The neck has the LP Standard appointments, i.e. rosewood fret board and trapeze inlays, as opposed to the LP Custom-style neck on the Personal. And the metal parts are chrome-plated rather than gold-plated on the Personal. It does have the same oversized and over-heavy body style and the fancy low-impedance electronics. Unlike the Personal, though, which only works unless you have the matching lo-Z cable, the Personal also works with a standard high-impedance cable and amp input. Can you imagine the guy walking into a club gig and forgetting his lo-Z cable? Last gig he will have had for a long time. So, the electronics of the Professional come as some sort of relief.