The Gibson Les Paul Standard is the flagship model for Gibson. It's got everything you'd expect from a classic Les Paul. The powerful, beefy tones as well as the iconic look.
Body & Neck
The guitar is made with the winning formula that the Les Paul is known for. The single Mahogany back with AAA Flame Maple top gives a guitar that really looks the part. The neck is asymmetrical to fit the hand more comfortably and the compound radius fingerboard is made from Rosewood which gives your tone a warmth and depth that you wouldn't get from Maple.
The frets are also cryogenically treated which is a freezing process that'll ensure they last longer than their counterparts. They resist wear and tear for far longer meaning your guitar will keep up with the rigours of being played all the time!
Pickups & Electronics
The pickups are BurstBucker Pros which are powerful sounding humbuckers. They're super versatile meaning you can cover loads of different styles but still have that signature Les Paul tone.
The tuners are locking kidney shaped tuners with an Aluminium bridge piece and stop bar. Aluminium is highly resonant which just enhances the Les Pauls incredible sustain.
The locking tuners means the guitar is a breeze to re-string (simply pull the string through, tighten the screw and clip the string) but also means your tuning stability is more consistent.
Here's what Gibson say about the Les Paul Standard
The iconic Les Paul Standard is celebrated by the world’s greatest musicians as the standard for perfection in the world of electric guitars. The new Les Paul Standard features the popular asymmetrical Slim Taper neck profile with Ultra-Modern weight relief for increased comfort and playability. Impeccable looks are highlighted by the powerful tonewood combination of mahogany back and carved maple AAA figured top. BurstBucker Pro humbuckers provide modern and classic tones, while immense tonal variety from comes from 4 push-pull knobs.
- Series Gibson Model Year 2018
- Body Style: Les Paul Standard
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: AAA Figured Maple
- Weight relief: Ultra Modern
- Binding: Cream
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck profile: Asymmetrical Slim Taper
- Nut width: 1.695”
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24.75”
- Number of frets: 22 - Medium - Cryogenically Treated
- Nut: Tektoid
- Inlay: Acrylic Trapezoid
- Binding: Cream
- Binding Style: Rolled over Frets
- Bridge: Aluminum Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Knobs: Amber Top Hats
- Tuners: Locking Kidneys
- Plating: Chrome
- Neck pickup: BurstBucker Pro Rhythm
- Bridge pickup: BurstBucker Pro Lead
- Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch, with 4 push-pull