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Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Neck Electric Guitar
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The Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Neck Electric Guitar gives you the feel and sound of the original '50s Les Paul. This Gibson guitar sports a classi...Read More
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The Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Neck Electric Guitar gives you the feel and sound of the original '50s Les Paul. This Gibson guitar sports a classic, hefty neck design with the smaller peghead, push-in-bushing green tuning keys, and nickel hardwareof the '50s Les Paul. BurstBucker V pickups feature Alnico V magnets like those used in the P90s from the '50s. One coil has more wraps than the other, as did most '50s and early '60s "Patent Applied For"s. These waxed, double-potted pickups deliver a tighter, balanced, biting tone with more midrange. Mahogany body and neck with maple top and rosewood fretboard. Gibson includes a hardshell case with your Les Paul Standard '50s Neck Electric Guitar.
- Mahogany body and "fat" '50s neck
- Maple top
- Rosewood fretboard
- Alnico V Standard humbucker pickups
- Green keystone tuners
- Top and fretboard binding
Reviewed by 17 customers
I got this on the last day of August 2008. I have been using it for recording, gigging, everything. In my opinion Gibson makes some of the greatest guitars. Period. The finish is beautiful and the sound is the same as the tone that defined rock for over 50 years. This guitar never goes out of tune, and I have absolutely no regrets about buying this.
What delayed my decision for so long -- was honestly I didn't know whether I wanted a 50's or 60's neck. After research and sitting down and actually playing them both, I was taken right away. The 50's neck is perfect for people like me with big hands and/or long fingers. It fits like a puzzle piece, it had no effect on my speed, other than it fit so comfortable, I am able to shred much more easily, with significantly less discomfort.The 60's neck, is more U shaped while the 50's is more C shaped. This means that, if you want a more strat/ibanez neck feel, or have smaller hands or shorter fingers, this may be for you, but I urge you to try the 50's neck before you bunk it, I am extremely satisfied with this guitar, and will never replace it, and will always stick with this neck style. Features received a 4.5 because tuning pegs slip, replace them with grover or locking Sperzel.
This guitar is absolutely gorgeous. The ebony finish is striking against the creme binding/pickguard and chrome hardware. The 50s neck is the best of the new Gibson products in my opinion. Sure this guitar costs a lot, but once you plug it in and crank out some riffs it feels so worth it. I really enjoy playing this guitar. I may not sound better as a guitarist, but for some reason I feel like a better guitarist with this baby. Oh, yes, I have slept with it right next to me. I love this guitar!
These new Gibson Les Paul Standards are very nice guitars. One thing I don't understand though is why they put such terrible tuners on them. Most people would rather have some quality, functioning tuners than these garbage stock ones. The guitar will constantly go flat on you so be sure to grab a set of locking Sperzels or other similar tuners. Other than that its an amazing guitar. These new burstbuckers that they have been putting in the new standards sound way better than the 490R and 498T thats are in my mid 90s standard. I love the 50s neck but thats obviously personal preferance. If you want a new Les Paul you wont be dissapointed.
The Gibson Les Paul Standard is the defacto instrument for serious players and enthusiasts alike. My Standard sustains forever and sings like and angel thru my VS100 head. The Les Paul Standard is a solid, honest instrument that only gets better as it ages. It doesn't need babying though you certainly will want to.Expensive? Yup. Go get one anyway, you won't be disappointed.
Good guitar, great sound, nice body.
Well just like all other Gibson Les Paul Standard owners, I am truly in love with my LP. Sure you may think it's only a guitar, but after owning it and playing it, it truly become a part of you. My little princess is a 2003 Std in Heritage Cherry Sunburst. I know the serial number of the guitar better then my own social security number. I May end up getting a tattoo of it down the road. All I can say is I've played many many guitars in the 20 years I've been playing and no other guitar could possibly replace my princess. She sings like and angel, then with a little distortion, screans like a demon from hell. Like a siren in the wind, beware of the trance, once you hold her in your arms, you'll never want to let her go!!
I Love The Sound
Ok first of all I'm 15 years old and I own a epiphone lp junior and a washburn. I've been playing guitar for 5 years and I was getting pretty sick of my other axes. I had to work alot, bargan and take a lot of hell but in the end I am a proud owner of a les paul standard. I am the happiest boy alive and now im gunna do some justice with this baby! Gibson makes the best guitars in the world. I'll stick with them forever!
I didnt buy mine through Musicians Friend but I own the same model. Ive played an SG for years and always wanted an Les Paul Standard. The difference between the 2 is remarkable. I play this through a 2003 Mesa Boogie Dual Recto and it almost plays itself. Lovely High Quality insturment. You will not be let down.