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Body
Species
Each Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul is made from a two-piece maple top attached with ultra-strong Franklin Titebond 50 glue to a two-piece Grade-A mahogany body. Body Species
Tonal Characteristics
The Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul's body woods nail that legendary Les Paul combination of good clarity, definition and treble bite from the maple, and excellent depth and richness from the mahogany. This is one of the most revered wood combinations of all time, and truly offers a "best of both worlds" design in the way that mahogany and maple complement each other to offer superior resonance, sustain, depth, clarity, and definition.  
Design
The Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul precisely follows the body lines and dimensions of the original 1950s Les Paul Standards, with a gently arched carved top and rounded lower bout, and combines the classic tonewood combination of mahogany back and carved maple top. The body's back is cut from solid mahogany, which is then weight relieved with nine strategically placed holes to bring the weight of the final guitar within the range of the lighter vintage Les Paul Standards. Body Design
Average Weight
The average weight of the final completed body is 5.7 lbs, before neck and hardware are added. Weight
Finish
Color
The Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul comes in an Ebony Black top finish, with a natural finished back, sides and neck. Ebony
Surface Texture
The Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul is given a striking, well-buffed, nitro-gloss finish with a high sheen factor of 90.
Process
The Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul is hand-finished in nitrocellulose in a process that closely replicates the finishing process applied to original Les Pauls. This is closely monitored to ensure minimum build-up, in an effort to produce a finish that breathes with the guitar and enhances natural resonance, and will age elegantly and naturally to continually enhance the appearance of this reborn classic.