Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry Sunburst 

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Time-honored features plus figured maple top.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus electric guitar has all the traditional features you expect from a Les Paul: mahogany body and set neck, figured maple top, and a pair of Gibson's awesome '57 Classic humbucker pickups. The Plus on this guitar is the gorgeous, figured maple top—just the right touch on this iconic rock machine. One not-so-traditional improvement—the neck has been dressed by Gibson's Plek machine, a computer-controlled robot that analyzes the neck, files the frets, and cuts the slots on the nut to a hundredth of a millimeter accuracy for optimal action and intonation without string buzzing.

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Features
  • Body Wood: Mahogany, non-chambered weight-relieved
  • Top wood: Figured maple
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Joint: Set-in
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Plek'd on Gibson Plek Machine
  • Neck Shape: '50s rounded
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.695"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Bridge: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Pickup Bridge: '57 Classic Plus humbucker
  • Pickup Neck: '57 Classic humbucker
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • Vintage speed knobs
  • Tuners: TonePros Kluson-style
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Binding: top and neck

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4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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Best Les Paul You can Buy for under $3000

Currently I have 3 Gibson Les Pauls, a week old 2008 Classic Antique, a 2006 Studio, and my most recent a Brand New Traditional. I also have owned several Les Pauls ranging from ...Read complete review

Currently I have 3 Gibson Les Pauls, a week old 2008 Classic Antique, a 2006 Studio, and my most recent a Brand New Traditional. I also have owned several Les Pauls ranging from Specials to Standards, to Customs. After receiving a Classic Antique from another online retailer with a finish crack, I decided to try out a Traditional locally. I was BLOWN AWAY. Sure it has the same pick-ups as the Classic Antique, but the difference in sound is amaziing. The Chambered Classic Antique sounds thin and weak compared to the Heavier Weight relieved Traditional. There must be a 2lb difference between them. As for the neck, don't let the 50s neck scare you, it is every bit as easy to play on as the 60s neck on my Classic Antique, which I am sending back, not due to the crack, but because the Traditional blows it away in Sound, Looks, and Feel. The Plek'd Neck is amazing, smooth and consistent all the way down the Fretboard. I compared it and A/B'd it extensively versus a New Les Paul Custom, Classic Antique, Standard, and a 61 Re-issue SG.... The Traditional played better than all except the Custom (it was close) and sounded better than all Hands Down thanks to the 57 Classic pick-ups and Heavy, but not uncomfortable, Mahogany Body. The Traditional is my NEW Go-To guitar. I traded in my custom Carvin DC400 and 2008 Fender American Deluxe Strat HSS to buy this, it is THAT GOOD!

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get a prs sc 245

its ok it sounds really clanky though and doesnt stay in tune at all. the pleked system is not that great and its way overpriced for what is it. mine didnt come with the ...Read complete review

its ok it sounds really clanky though and doesnt stay in tune at all. the pleked system is not that great and its way overpriced for what is it. mine didnt come with the traditional name on it and the body binding on one part is completely messed. i guess gibson just doesnt care anymore about what they do. get a prs instead much better guitars

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5.0

First Les Paul

By Barney

from Alabama

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    My first Les Paul. I was concerned about the neck profile but after a few minutes of playing I realized it was not a issue for me. The Plek setup made the Les Paul ready to play. No tweaking was necessary. I love the sound of the 57 Pickups. Classic Les Paul sound. I have been a Statocaster player for years and was looking for that classic Gibson sound. I believe I found it with this guitar. I will be spending quality time with my new guitar. Strats are going to the closet . I am very happy with my new Gibson.

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    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Les Paul Traditional Rocks

    By Fiberpro

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    I bought the Iced Tea finish because it really pops. The guitar arrived ready to play out of the box. The only thing that I added to it was a set of Dunlop Strap Locks, and I oiled the fretboard, The Plek setup of this guitar is phenomenal. I normally have to spend 1-2 hours just to get a new guitar to play in tune. This one came leveled, dressed, and intonated from the factory. Cuddos to Gibson for using the Plek system. I love the feel of the 50's neck. It is fat and smooth. I can't play slimmer necks because it hurts my arm after I play for extended periods of time, but this is just right. BTW, I love the neck on the SRV strat, too. The pickups are great for clean, blues, classic rock, hard rock, but not quite metal. If you need metal tones, buy a set of Zakk Wylde EMG's. I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking to keep it and play it. It won't go down in value, it will just keep appreciating and rocking!

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very good Les Paul - Plek!

    By Steve-zVWXm

    from Massachusetts

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    I am an actively gigging guitarist who owns two LP Traditionals (one Plus top, one in Ebony). Three main aspects should be considered with any instrument- look, feel, and tone. They are all present here. Admittedly, the Plus top that I have isn't the most eye-catching of all that I've seen but the tone and feel really pulled me in. I've noticed that the Desert Burst tops (which I have) haven't been as visually appealing as the other tops (Iced Tea, Cherry Sunburst, etc.) so I suspect that Gibson is using nicer cuts of flamed maple on those finishes. I have seen plenty of killer Desert Burst tops though, I just see more consistency with the others. While Gibson's finish work has been questionable in recent years, it was stellar on the two I received. My ebony model is as smooth as glass, the binding was done very well, and I cannot say enough good things about the Plek system they've implemented. Don't let anyone tell you it doesn't work- it does! The rounded neck profile feels comfortable to me but is still a bit too chunky for some people. I believe the newer Les Paul Traditional Pro has their slim taper profile, so consider that should the Traditional be too hefty for your tastes. While tone to a very subjective matter the two I have are really close to one another in that department. The Classic Plus and Classic '57 pickups have a high-end glassy chime to them compared to other Gibson pickups and the output is just right for classic rock and blues. With a weight relieved body (NOT chambered) you've got the classic LP weight and tone that everyone is after. I also got really nice rosewood fretboards on mine, no second-rate wood there. 4 Stars for these axes. I'd go with 5 if the tops were more consistent.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    excellant

    By big g.

    from ma.

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    I THOUGHT MY OLD ARIA ELECTRIC HAD A BEAUTIFUL SOUND, THAT IS UNTIL I BOUGHT A GIBSON TRADITIONAL. IT MADE THE ARIA SOUND LIKE A PEICE OF JUNK. THIS IS AN AMAZING GUITAR. THE NECK IS GREAT TO PLAY ON, DONT LET THE 50'S STYLE SCARE YOU, ITS FINE. I LOVE THE 57 CLASSIC PICK-UPS. TRUE IT IS RATHER HEAVEY BUT WOW WHAT A SOUND COMING OUT OF IT. YOU JUST CANT GO WRONG WITH THIS GUITAR. THE NECK IS PLE'D, THAT IS TO SAY GIBSON HAS A NEW MACHINE THAT FILES THE NECK LEAVING IT AS ACURATE AS POSSIBLE. STAYS IN TUNE EACH AND EVERY TIME YOU PLAY. I ENDED UP BUYING A LIGHT BURST, BUT THERE ARE A FEW WONDERFUL COLORS TO CHOOSE FROM. MY PLAN WAS TO PLAY THE GUITAR FOR A FEW YEARS AND RE-SELL IT FOR THE PROFIT AS THE PRICE GOES UP AND UP, HOWEVER THAT ISNT GOING TO HAPPEN NOW. NO WAY WILL I PART WITH MY LES PAUL TRADITIONAL.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Freakin Awsome

    By Kyle W. Knott

    from Perkins, Oklahoma

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    I have borrowed and played this guitar and I highly suggest before buying a new one you get this one. The action is is just low enough to not buzz but you can get in some fast playing. I am getting one really soon and I look forward to it.

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    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Les Paul You can Buy for under $3000

    By HG

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    Currently I have 3 Gibson Les Pauls, a week old 2008 Classic Antique, a 2006 Studio, and my most recent a Brand New Traditional. I also have owned several Les Pauls ranging from Specials to Standards, to Customs. After receiving a Classic Antique from another online retailer with a finish crack, I decided to try out a Traditional locally. I was BLOWN AWAY. Sure it has the same pick-ups as the Classic Antique, but the difference in sound is amaziing. The Chambered Classic Antique sounds thin and weak compared to the Heavier Weight relieved Traditional. There must be a 2lb difference between them. As for the neck, don't let the 50s neck scare you, it is every bit as easy to play on as the 60s neck on my Classic Antique, which I am sending back, not due to the crack, but because the Traditional blows it away in Sound, Looks, and Feel. The Plek'd Neck is amazing, smooth and consistent all the way down the Fretboard. I compared it and A/B'd it extensively versus a New Les Paul Custom, Classic Antique, Standard, and a 61 Re-issue SG.... The Traditional played better than all except the Custom (it was close) and sounded better than all Hands Down thanks to the 57 Classic pick-ups and Heavy, but not uncomfortable, Mahogany Body. The Traditional is my NEW Go-To guitar. I traded in my custom Carvin DC400 and 2008 Fender American Deluxe Strat HSS to buy this, it is THAT GOOD!

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My main battle Axe.

    By BP

    from Miami, Florida

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    Perfection sums up my opinion on this guitar. I've always wanted to own a Gibson LP and I'm glad I chose this one. I've owned this guitar for a year now and all the touches are perfect and I can't put it down. Tone and action are superb; by far the best electric guitar I've owned. The Traditional has immaculate craftsmanship and the unchambered weight is reminiscent of the 80s Les Paul. What's even more increadibly is how well the guitar stays in tune. By far, this is the BEST guitar I own!

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    4.0

    Cool

    By John Larr

    from Canada

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    Good guitar. Recommend.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar

    By Timothy Rohl

    from Tampa, FL

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is absolutely amazing. Amazing finish, and AMAZING play-a-bility. Its worth the money. Its got that amazing Gibson Les Paul original sound, and its super easy to bend and play. If you use a cheap amp with it it wont sound that great though.

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    (4 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    get a prs sc 245

    By Andrew-b7Jg0

    from Agoura hills

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    its ok it sounds really clanky though and doesnt stay in tune at all. the pleked system is not that great and its way overpriced for what is it. mine didnt come with the traditional name on it and the body binding on one part is completely messed. i guess gibson just doesnt care anymore about what they do. get a prs instead much better guitars

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