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Gibson Les Paul CM 2015 Electric Guitar


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The Gibson USA Les Paul CM 2015 is an American-made Les Paul that offers up legendary Gibson tone, playability, quality and craftsmanship--all at a price that's within reach for the working musician!

If you're looking for a more affordable, no-nonsense workhorse that doesn't sacrifice tone, playability, quality and craftsmanship, the Gibson Les Paul CM 2015 is the answer. Giving you everything you need and nothing you don't, the Les Paul CM 2015 features a plain maple top over a mahogany body along with a comfortably rounded maple neck that carries an oiled, thicker rosewood fingerboard for superb feel and added sustain. The Les Paul CM 2015 comes fitted with a single Classic '61 humbucker to deliver that legendary Gibson tone. Representing an incredible value, the Les Paul CM 2015 comes standard with Gibson's groundbreaking G-Force automatic tuning system to provide you precise, on-the-fly standard or alternate tuning capabilities. It also boasts stripped-down appointments including a satin ebony finish, dot fingerboard inlays, and no binding or pickguard. The Gibson USA Les Paul CM 2015 comes with a protective padded gig bag from Gibson.

Get your Gibson Les Paul CM 2015 Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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  • Padded Gig Bag


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Great Value Guitar


from Denver, CO

About Me Guitar Player

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  • Looks
  • Neck
  • Weight


  • Wiring

Best Uses

  • Rock & Roll

Overall, this is a fantastic guitar that does exactly what I hoped it would.

The Good: The neck is, by far, the standout feature. Absolutely wonderful & comfortable, with just the right profile that's not too slim, nor too chunky. The slim body is a nice touch, and helps to make the guitar super lightweight. The wraparound bridge is totally adequate; not nearly as imprecise as the internet forums would have you believe.

The Bad: there was a short or some issue with my output jack, so I've yet to really hear or form an opinion on the pickup. Now, I planned on putting a new pickup in this guitar before I bought it, so a more thorough re-wiring is not beyond the scope of what I'm prepared to do. I am a little disappointed it came from the factory like this, but it's not a deal breaker; it's just a faulty jack, certainly not worth returning the whole guitar to Sam Ash.

The Ugly: The fretwork isn't too great. I did have to file them down a bit so they're flush to the neck, and not poking my hands. But again, I was prepared for this, and expect most guitars (especially ones in this price point) to need some minor fretwork.

Finally, a few words on the much maligned G-Force tuners. Out of the box, they didn't work well -- at all. Since the strings were installed on the guitar in 2015, I changed them (which is a bit of a process, to be honest) & it worked like a champ. I really like the idea of having multiple tunings available at the press of a few buttons. However, for me: this guitar is supposed to be simple -- one pickup, two knobs, & a wraparound bridge. So the "robot" tuners clash with that motif, and I will be swapping them out when I re-wire the guitar. That being said, they're definitely not a reason to avoid this guitar -- give 'em a fair chance, and make up your own opinions on them.

Overall, I'm quite pleased with this guitar. The wiring issue is disappointing, for sure. But acoustically the guitar sounds great, plays well, & looks awesome!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


An Absolutely Fabulous Guitar


from The Monadnocks, NH

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First off a bit about myself for context...

I've been playing for over fifty years. Started on Gibsons, and pretty much always had one or more in my stable.

In later years Gibsons played a lesser part in my musical life. Teles became my signature voice for my original rock, and Jazzmaster and Jaguars for indulging my old love of surf and pre-surf rock instrumentals.

Then, when a LP and CD of some of my mid-sixties work was released back in 2011 I sort of remembered my old affection for P90-equipped guitars and bought several of them.

I came upon the Les Paul CM here on the Sam Ash site, saw the price, and thought I'd give it a go. From the moment it was delivered I knew I had discovered something special. Its now my #1 guitar -- and from a group that includes classics going back into the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The why of this simple: The CM is simply the most comfortable guitar I ever played. It is sized right. Contoured right. And it weighs little.

Its one PUP is an absolute winner. Its sound falls somewhere in-between a classic humbucker and a P90. Brighter than the first, fuller than the second and with a rare pick sensitivity. And for me at least that single PUP is all that I need -- and having one adds to the sound, removing the magnetic pull of a second, increasing sustain and (or so it seems to ne), brilliance.

The neck is a bit chunkier than many guitars, but not overly so. In fact it is a delight.

All that leaves one thing: The guitar's finish. Something that I suppose would fall into the "love it or hate it" category.

I love it. The satin black everywhere, with a twist on the guitars carved maple face in that there the said finish is an unprotected, easily worn, stain.

Seeing how quickly it where it was handled I sped up the process by buffing it selectively with a soft, non-abrasive, microfiber cloth. Then I slightly stained the more transparent areas with a color that reflects that of the dark rosewood fingerboard.

What a wowsa!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Surprisingly nice guitar!


from Baltimore, MD

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First of all, don't believe everything you read about the 2015 Gibsons. I own about a dozen Gibsons with the oldest being a 1991 Les Paul Studio Lite and the newest being a 2017 SG Standard, the quality of the 2015 Gibsons I own are on par with all of them. Now on to this particular guitar...

I really wasn't expecting much for the price. This is definitely a "no frills" model. That being said, it is a lot of fun to play! The thin, contoured body is very comfortable and a nice change from the usual Les Paul. And it is a good bit lighter on the shoulder! The sound from the single humbucker can be anywhere from crystal clear to gritty and crunchy depending on your volume, tone and amp settings. It is a lot more versatile than I was expecting. And I prefer the carved maple top and humbucker to the P90 and flat top of my Les Paul Jr. All in all, a great guitar for the money!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Luv this guitar...


from Stuart Fl.

Verified Reviewer

Great guitar, more than I expected.
G-Force tuner:
Instructions say, when you unbox the CM press the "ON" button, strum once and it's tuned.
Mine completely unwound the top E string and didn't tune the rest.
The 6 strings have to be in the ball park in order for the G-Force to work.
Bring the strings up with a regular tuner on your new guitar, get them close, then use the G-Force
from then on.

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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Neck Shape Rounded
Body Style Les Paul
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Maple
Pickup Configuration H
Bridge Pickup '61 Zebra
Bridge Type Lightning Bar
Tuning Machines G-FORCE
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Padded Gig Bag
Series 2015
Model Les Paul CM 2015
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The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product.  The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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