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Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar   (Used)

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The new standard with groundbreaking switching possibilities and supreme playability.

This is the most versatile Les Paul Standard ever created, the ultimate embodiment of Les Paul’s vision of innovation and elegance, and truly represents a marriage of timeless tone with contemporary flexibility and playability. Key features include a superbly comfortable new asymmetrical rendition of the SlimTaper™ neck profile that fits the player’s hand like a glove, a compound-radius rosewood fingerboard, and stealth wiring for the great BurstBucker Pro™ 1 & 2 pickups that provides individual coil splitting, phase reversal, and Pure Bypass switching all without changing the look of the classic control layout. To top it off, this Les Paul Standard 2013 looks sublime in its Grade-AA figured top in nitrocellulose lacquer. Includes case.

The Les Paul Standard 2013 follows the same formula as the most beloved Les Pauls of all time. The marriage of solid maple top and mahogany back, treated to Gibson’s new modern weight relief pattern for improved comfort and enhanced resonance, provides a blend of richness, depth, punch, and clarity that no single-wood guitar can provide.

A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved in a new asymmetrical version of the popular ’60s profile, making it one of the most appealing necks Gibson has ever produced, and its topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard with a superbly playable compound radius that’s rounder down in the “open chord” positions and flatter up in the lead zone. Traditional trapezoid inlays keep it all looking just right, along with cream binding, pickguard, and pickup rings, amber top-hat knobs, and a traditional black-and-white bell truss rod cover. Classic Gibson constructional elements ensure the new Les Paul Standard plays just like the greatest Standards ever, with traditional specs like a 24 ¾” scale length, and a 1 11/16” width across the PLEK-cut Corian™ nut.

The new Les Paul Standard’s real surprises lurk in its upgraded pickups and extremely clever wiring and control setup. A pair of BurstBucker Pro™ pickups, a #1 in the neck position and #2 in the bridge, follow the blueprint for Gibson’s hallowed PAF humbuckers of the late ’50s, but are updated with potted coils for howl-free performance at high volumes, and four-conductor wiring that allows for incredible versatility.

The independent volume pot for each pickup has push-pull switching to independently split the coils for single-coil tones, with hum-cancelling performance in the middle position thanks to a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity bridge pickup. Pop up the neck pickup’s tone control for reverse-phase tones, or lift the bridge pickup’s tone knob to tap Gibson’s new Pure Bypass setting, which routes that pickup straight through to the output jack, bypassing the volume and tone controls for a hotter, clearer sound, making it a great “instant lead” preset.

The innovative pairing of a locking TonePros™ Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensures solid sustain and precise intonation, while a set of high-quality locking Grover™ kidney-button tuners ensures smooth, accurate tuning.

Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature.

Features

  • Grade AA figured Maple top
  • Mahogany neck with compound radius Rosewood fingerboard and asymmetrical SlimTaper™ profile
  • BurstBucker Pro Rhythm and BurstBucker Pro Lead pickups in the neck and bridge
  • TonePros™ Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover™ Locking kidney tuners with 18:1 tuning ratio
  • Includes hardshell case

Step up to the new standard and expand your versatility. Order today.

 
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Gibson2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Good feel (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (9)
    • Practicing (9)
    • Rock concerts (9)
    • Recording (8)
    • Small venues (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice axe

    Bottom line upfront- great tone, nice build, sloppy QA/QC by Gibson, pricey.

    My new Les Paul std arrived. The first impression was not good. The high e and...Read complete review

    Bottom line upfront- great tone, nice build, sloppy QA/QC by Gibson, pricey.

    My new Les Paul std arrived. The first impression was not good. The high e and b strings were broken on arrival, neck covered in grime and some concentration of grey dirt melted on neck. My first thought was what is wrong with Gibson? The guitar's paperwork showed it was inspected in jan 13. My guess is it sat in a warehouse since collecting dirt.

    After restringing the guitar and cleaning the grime off it I gave it a serious test drive actually looking to unload it. Immediately I realized upon plugging in to my 5150 half stack that this guitar has a killer tone. I was very impressed by the tone of the guitar. I soon compared it against my favorite guitar - a Deep Purple Carvin California Custom Shop - with the LP winning slightly on tone with the Carvin winning easily on fit and finish. Next I compared it to my 1999 Gibson LP DC STD. Easy win for the 2013 LP. Last comparison, my Steve Morse Musicman. The Morse won on versatility and build quality....LP won on tone and looks.

    Verdict: No doubt a nice guitar. Killer tone that lives up to the reputation. Nice build and great looking guitar. However Gibson's quality control stinks. Not the first time for me either with Gibson USA! I got a huge clearance discount from MF but I still think the guitar is overpriced. There are a lot of great choices at this price point. Having said that, if you want this truly iconic guitar and have plenty of cash, it won't disappoint you on stage and the tone lives up to the legend. I'm keeping it!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Total disappointment

    Quite a disappointment. I received my new 2013 Tea Burst Standard yesterday and it is a wreck. The bridge and stopbar look like they were installed and adjusted by a drunken chimp. Makes...Read complete review

    Quite a disappointment. I received my new 2013 Tea Burst Standard yesterday and it is a wreck. The bridge and stopbar look like they were installed and adjusted by a drunken chimp. Makes it hard to take the quality checklist included in the case seriously. Both pieces were screwed down on the right and barely in the thread on the left side. It is so off level that I am concerned about crossthreading and wonder if it will adjust out correctly. And if it does, will it stay in tune? I was also surprised that the back and sides are cherry. It looks medium brown in all the pics. Not terribly attractive, the cherry makes the tea burst look like a faded brownish-orange. And you get the same faux snakeskin case that comes with the much cheaper studios, etc.. I am a longtime Gibson fan and user of their products, but this is insulting. MF offered a refund, but no exchange. I'm not excited about waiting another month to finally receive another LP that may or may not be better.

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    5.0

    Amazing guitar at an amazing price

    By BG58

    from Boston MA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

      Love the neck profile and love push pull sound option. This plays, feels, looks and most important sounds fantastic. Everything you'd expect from a les Paul standard

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Invest for 2,000!

      By Jay

      from San Juan, PR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

        A good investment. Versatile, comfortable with the standard sound of the Gibson Guitar and hum buckers. Ready to rock!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Sour lemon

        By Rubencillo

        from Nogales AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Wood

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

        Ok, so I bought my LP back on May, on November, everything went wrong, there was a problem with the board inside the guitar, my bridge pickup had no output, so I had to took it to a Gibson warranty center to get it fixed, I'm still waiting for my LP to get fixed

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Les Paul Standard

        By LI Pete

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Great pick ups
        • Variety Of Tones

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Whatever you want

        Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

        I have always wanted a top of the line Les Paul and believe me, the Standard is top of the line.
        Everything about it is just about perfect... you can always nit pick, but this axe is great. Got a great deal from Musicians Friend and it arrived a day earlier than expected ! Nice out of the box
        but I always do my own adjustments anyway. One thing I noticed the first time I played with my band... tuning issues . I will definitely look into that.
        Otherwise, great guitar , beautiful finish , sounds great ! What more is there ?

        Comment on this review

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice axe

        By Ron

        from Virginia

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

          Bottom line upfront- great tone, nice build, sloppy QA/QC by Gibson, pricey.

          My new Les Paul std arrived. The first impression was not good. The high e and b strings were broken on arrival, neck covered in grime and some concentration of grey dirt melted on neck. My first thought was what is wrong with Gibson? The guitar's paperwork showed it was inspected in jan 13. My guess is it sat in a warehouse since collecting dirt.

          After restringing the guitar and cleaning the grime off it I gave it a serious test drive actually looking to unload it. Immediately I realized upon plugging in to my 5150 half stack that this guitar has a killer tone. I was very impressed by the tone of the guitar. I soon compared it against my favorite guitar - a Deep Purple Carvin California Custom Shop - with the LP winning slightly on tone with the Carvin winning easily on fit and finish. Next I compared it to my 1999 Gibson LP DC STD. Easy win for the 2013 LP. Last comparison, my Steve Morse Musicman. The Morse won on versatility and build quality....LP won on tone and looks.

          Verdict: No doubt a nice guitar. Killer tone that lives up to the reputation. Nice build and great looking guitar. However Gibson's quality control stinks. Not the first time for me either with Gibson USA! I got a huge clearance discount from MF but I still think the guitar is overpriced. There are a lot of great choices at this price point. Having said that, if you want this truly iconic guitar and have plenty of cash, it won't disappoint you on stage and the tone lives up to the legend. I'm keeping it!

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great deal!!

          By Jexsi

          from Manchester UK

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deal From Mf
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Ownership Experience
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Locking Tuners

          Best Uses

          • Making A Massive Noise
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

          Wanted a 'real' LP for years and the 15% off used deal was the defining moment, great pain free purchase and delivery, Guitar was listed as level 2 used so I was expecting a few blemishes, it is almost perfect!! Looks like a showroom ex demo with a small bit of buckle rash otherwise you would not know it was not brand new, great flame finish on the awesome desert burst top, peerless tone and playability, exactly what you would expect, minor niggle are the locking tuners, not necessary in my opinion and it kept going slightly out of tune until I restrung it as normal with multiple turns around the posts, perfect tuning from there on... Much lighter than i was expecting due to the weight relief but still tons of killer tone, basically it does what it says on the tin.. classic Gibson LP Standard, get one now!!

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible Quality and Sound

          By Cheek1990

          from Cincinnati OH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

            I recently purchases the Heritage Cherry Burst model of this guitar, and it is all that I expected from Gibson. The new Burstbucker Pro pick-ups have amazing clarity and tone, so much better than the old Epiphone I have been playing. It is a lot lighter than I expected due to the new weight reduction measures that Gibson has implemented. I would absolutley recomend this guitar to anyone looking for a guitar that will last them and will never dissapoint!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gibson Les Paul 2013

            By Rockin Jim

            from Illinois

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

              Gibson Les Paul nothing else needs to be said

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This Guitar is Amazing!!!Nice feeling !!

              By Denis

              from Riviere du Loup Qué,Canada

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

                This guitar with the Custom count!!She cost 500$ cheaper than buy it from Canada!!!JOKE!!!Thanks for the saving Music Friend!!!So Happy!!

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Gibson Les Paul Standard 2013

                By chip

                from Ct

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics
                • Translucent Amber Photo

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

                  got one in translucent amber! Photos don't do it justice! Beautiful instrument. Lighter than my 1980's LP thanks to the "weight relief" feature. Still tons of sustain. Can't put it down.

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