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Les Paul Voodoo
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X-Plorer Voodoo
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Gibson USA's new Voodoo guitars put a mojo sound and a juju look on four favorite Gibson solidbody models. The X-Plorer Voodoo, Les Paul Voodoo, Voodoo-V and Voodoo-SG all have a swamp ash body, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard with red pearl Voodoo skull at the 5th fret, black chrome hardware and Black Magic pickups.

The swamp ash body and special finish give the Voodoos a lighter feel. Swamp ash is 10 percent lighter than mahogany and more porous. The guitars are painted ebony and then rubbed with red filler; a satin lacquer coat completes the unique stained finish, showcasing the grain and allowing the wood to breathe.

"The Voodoo-V is very light and a little more open, I can already feel it," says Rudolph Schenker, rhythm guitarist for the Scorpions. He played the Voodoo-V model at the Scorpions' show in Nashville, and was excited about the sound. "I think it will open up even more as time goes on." Schenker plays Gibson Flying Vs almost exclusively and owns over 90 of the guitars.

Red and black pickup bobbins, a red border around a black truss rod, and red-and-black snakeskin-grain Python case complement the Juju finish.

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