You ever come across an instrument that just speaks to you? It whispers to your soul, “Hold me, play me, make me sing.” I’ve only had that happen to me three times before, and I own all three guitars. The Les Paul Double Cutaway (“DC”) is yet another one of those guitars that does that. After playing several of these over the past few months, I’m determined to get one by year end.
The DC is a simply a great-sounding guitar, with a much smoother sound than an LP standard, which can probably be attributed to its chambered body as opposed to the LP’s solid body. The chambered body also makes it much, much lighter than an LP. Also, it only has two knobs: Volume and Tone to control both pickups and a 3-position switch.
Tonally, I place this guitar smack dab between the ES-335 and the Les Paul. It’s not as smooth as the ES, but it’s also not as “big” in tone as an LP. For me, it’s the perfect balance.