Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Gold Top 

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Comfortable asymmetrical neck is Plek-dressed.

Crank up a Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar and experience power and performance that has more than 40 years of craftsmanship and innovation behind it.

Pioneered and developed with the assistance of pioneering jazz-pop guitarist Les Paul--one of the world's greatest musical and technological pioneers--the Gibson Les Paul has become the standard by which all electric guitars are judged. With fat, rich tone and incredible sustain, the Les Paul guitar lends itself to every style and generation of music. From the sweetest jazz to the heaviest rock and metal, the Les Paul is a guitar that can do it all--it is one of the most powerful and versatile instruments of all time.

The Les Paul Standard Guitar debuted in 1952 as Gibson's first solidbody guitar, and has evolved over the course of time to stand today as the benchmark for all electric guitars.

The Les Paul Standard continues to alter and inspire the sounds of today's ever-changing musical landscapes. It features a hand-carved AA maple top with matched chambered mahogany back outlined with single-ply binding. The neck is crafted from a single piece of mahogany. Carefully glued into the neck cavity of the body, the neck functions as a single unit with the body. Its asymmetrical shape is the most comfortable neck offered on a Les Paul Standard.

Burstbucker Pro pickups containing Alnico V magnets wound to vintage specs and with wax potting deliver original "Patent Applied For" tone.

All Les Paul Standard necks receive precision fret dressing and setup with the Plek system. As the guitar lies in a cradle, a computer-controlled robot arm moves along the neck measuring each fret's height, the fingerboard radius, even the bow in the neck. Using that data, the Plek machine adjusts the truss rod, cuts the nut slots for optimal spacing and height for each string, files each fret to a hundredth of a millimeter accuracy, and then polishes the frets. In a fraction of the time it takes a skilled technician, the Plek machine eliminates buzzing strings and dead spots, producing a neck with flawless intonation and superb action.






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Features

  • Body Wood: Chambered mahogany
  • Top wood: Plain maple
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Joint: Set-in
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Plek'd on Gibson PLek Machine
  • Neck Shape: Asymetrical
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.695"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Bridge: TonePros locking Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Locking TonePros
  • Pickup Bridge: Burstbucker Pro with Alnico V
  • Pickup Neck: Burstbucker Pro with Alnico V
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone with gold-plated Bourns-designed pots, 3-way pickup selector
  • Tuners: Locking Grover
  • Jack: Neutrik locking
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Binding: top and neck

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5.0

Still the Standard

By Josh Griffin

from Jackson, MO 63755

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I wanted to spoil myself after passing a big test, and I've always wanted a Goldtop Standard, so I bought this. I was afraid that the changes that were made to this guitar would be disappointing, but I was wrong! This guitar sounds as good as the older standards I have played. Clear, resounding notes; also will give you a nice crunch. It is not heavy, which is really a plus overall, but does not take away from the sustain. I like slimmer necks, and I was afraid that this neck would be too thick for me, but it really is not and is quite comfortable to play. The electronic pots don't seem to cause any problems, and the Plek'd system is great -- came right out of the box ready to play. I think Gibson did a good job, and am proud to have the "new standard"!

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Still making them great

By John -5NZPe

from Kennewick, WA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I've been playing Gibson Les Paul Standard's since the late 70's....while I love the older LP's and the current 59' Reissue's, these new 2008's are just different enough to make them interesting. On my 2008 Goldtop, fit and finish is superb in every way, the changes in hardware are nice quality (locking tuners,bridge,tailpiece), neck shape is very comfortable, mine is more like my 59' Reissue than say a thin neck like a Classic, Burstbucker Pro's sound great and are very versatile....the only thing that has me a bit baffled is the see through back plate with this Hi-Tek wiring...I suppose it is more dependable than the old way of doing things, but to this ol' boy it looks pretty "greek" to me....but I doubt I will be changing anything in that department anyway. Setup was fair...but then to me, setup on a new guitar should be done to your preference anyway....plek'd frets are great....fantastic guitar all the way around. Some purists may balk at these Standards, they are what they are, they are a new LP Standard, not a remake of old...if you want a new/old guitar, maybe you should look at the LP Traditional....but for tradional I'll stick with the older guitars....this new LP is a winner.

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