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Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Neck Electric Guitar
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The all-time favorite Gibson model, the Les Paul Standard is recognized the world over as an icon for rock and roll. As Gibson's first solidbody elec...Read More
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Still the industry standard.
The all-time favorite Gibson model, the Les Paul Standard is recognized the world over as an icon for rock and roll. As Gibson's first solidbody electric guitar, the Les Paul Model made a lasting impression when it debuted in 1952, and it continues to shape the sounds of popular music today.
NOTE: To give you a choice of how your Les Standard should look, the pickguard is not attached but included in the case. To install the pickguard, holes will need to be drilled into the body.
- Top: carved AA maple
- Back: mahogany
- Binding: Single-ply top
- Neck: set mahogany
- Neck profile: 1950s rounded
- Peghead pitch: 17 degrees
- Neck joint location: 16th fret
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- No. of frets: 22
- Nut: Corian
- Nut Width: 1.69"
- Radius: 12"
- Inlays: trapezoid on neck, Americana "Gibson" Script on headstock
- Hardware: nickel
- Tailpiece: stopbar
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Knobs: top hat, gold
- Tuners: Green Key
- Neck pickup: '57 Classic Humbuckers, uncovered with nickel polepieces
- Bridge pickup: '57 Classic Humbuckers, uncovered with nickel polepieces
- Controls: two volume, two tone
- Switch: 3-way toggle
- Finish: Lacquer
- Case: Hardshell
Reviewed by 4 customers
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This is a wonderfully versatile Les Paul. The '57 Classic pickups have a balance of frequency response that works great for jazz but are plenty flexible for blues, rock, hard rock, metal, and country. They have slightly less lower mid-range punch than the Burstbuckers or 490's, but more than the Semour Duncans in the "Slash" models. These '57's are a matter of tonal taste and balance. They are the best choice for all around playing to me. I own Pauls with 490's and Burstbuckers and love them as well, especially for heavier styles. The '50's neck may add some to the "beef" and sustain to the tone, but really adds comfort for those players whose hand gets tired quickly on more slender necks. Some complain about Gibson finish quality, but none of these issues showed up on my instrument. The finish color should be offered on the regular series, but only makes this guitar more desirable in my opinion because it is not so offered. I play this guitar through a Mesa Tremoverb 2x12, Polytone Mini-Brute (15" speaker) and even a Fender Acoustisonic Ultralight. It sounds great, though obviously different, through each of these amps.
I walked into the shop and saw this baby (with a chambered body) and immediately picked it up and played it. It gave great bluesy tones, as well as a high gain metal crunch. I plan on changing its pickups to seymour duncan '59 pickups to maximize my tone
To me, it was love at first site! This guitar is beautiful to look at with a nicely detailed flamed top. The 57 Classics combined with the chambered body gives it a distictively edgier tone. I don't know why this isn't one of the standard colors offered(hasn't beeen for years), but it should be.
Best guitar for the money looks great plays great and a great price!