All the ingredients that made the Les Paul name legendary are in the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 T. This is truly a comprehensively featured, fully loaded Les Paul, with a compound-radius rosewood fingerboard and modern weight relief to provide outstanding balance and playing feel while optimising the guitar's celebrated tone.
Gibson Les Paul 2016 Standard Electric Guitar Translucent Black at a Glance:
- Mahogany body with AAA flamed maple top
- '60s neck profile with compound radius fingerboard
- Burstbucker Pro pickups with coil taps
- PLEK'd for precision playability
The Les Paul recipe for sustain - mahogany body with AAA flamed maple top
Gibson's Les Paul Standard gives you the robust sustain you need for hot liquid solos and massive power chords. What's Gibson's secret? A major part of the Les Paul's tonewood recipe is the fusion of a maple top on a mahogany body. This combination is largely responsible for the legendary Les Paul sound, as well the LP's reputation for being rather heavy. But fear not! Modern weight relief has been scientifically applied to the Les Paul Standard, giving you all the sustain, without the pain.
'60s neck profile with compound radius fingerboard
Many guitarists consider Gibson's Slim Taper neck the most playable Les Paul neck ever made. Being huge fans of the benefits of a compound radius fretboard, we're excited that Gibson is joining their Slim Taper neck with a compound radius fretboard, making the playability even better. The fingerboard is rounder near the nut for easy chord-grabbing and rhythm playing. As your playing heats up and moves up the fretboard, the radius flattens out for easier runs and big, big string bends.
Pickups deliver true Les Paul sound - and then some
The Les Paul Standard features Burstbucker Pro pickups that give you everything you need for a classic humbucking sound. But there's more! The volume and tone knobs feature a push-pull configuration that allows you to choose between classic humbuckers and single coils. You can run both pickups alongside each other in or out of phase, and you can even send the bridge pickup directly to the jack output for added volume and brightness.
PLEK'd for precision playability
This Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 T feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to PLEK processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.
Gibson Les Paul 2016 Standard Electric Guitar Translucent Black Features:
- Genuine LP sound and looks with modern features
- Classic mahogany body and AAA flamed maple top deliver singing sustain
- Modern weight relief lightens the load without sacrificing tone
- '60s neck and compound radius fretboard for playing without fatigue
- Burstbucker Pro pickups kick out smoky humbucker tones
- Push-pull controls allow coil tapping for single-coil spank
You get classic plus modern with the Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar!
|Body Shape||Les Paul|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Top Material||AAA flamed maple|
|Body Finish||High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer|
|Neck Shape||Asymmetrical slim taper|
|Fingerboard Material||Dark Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Acrylic trapezoid|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Nut Material||TekToid graphite|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Tone Pro tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece|
|Tuners||Grover locking kidney tuners|
|Neck Pickup||Burstbucker Pro alnico 5 humbucker|
|Bridge Pickup||Burstbucker Pro alnico 5 humbucker|
|Controls||2 x volume (push-pull coil tap), 2 x tone (push-pull phase, pure bypass), 3-way toggle switch|
|Case Included||Traditional hardshell case|