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Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 11:26 am
by ken
I thought this would be an April Fool's joke, but it seems to be a real thing:

Les Paul Reference Monitors – their story

Gibson Brands, Inc. continues to honor the roots of Les Paul, who first pioneered the solid-body electric guitar and multi-track recording. The sound engineer, the producer, the musician, or the fan who loves a great listening experience, all share one dream: to have a reliable reference speaker that they trust and enjoy in the studio or at home.

With high expertise in musical instruments, speaker systems and recording, Gibson Brands created a line of monitors that satisfy the needs of true audio professionals and music enthusiasts alike. These monitors represent a new level of performance, allowing to make easy mixing decisions and were made to become the personal reference whether you are recording, mixing, producing or simply listening to your music.

The monitors combine superior definition with the iconic Les Paul styling and utilize exceptional materials including diamond-like carbon-coated titanium tweeters, non-woven carbon woofers, and custom-made amplification to ensure ultra-clean transient impulse response and large headroom. The Les Paul Reference Monitors are available in three different sizes and multiple color variations such as cherry, cherry burst and tobacco burst.

Re: Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors

Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 10:38 pm
by fluffy
I'm not sure why that would be an April Fool's joke - it's a gimmicky cash-in on a respected brand, styled to look like the thing that the brand is actually popular for.

Given the specs and price, I'm expecting the price breakdown to be $150 for the innards and $350 for the logo and wood grain.