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Comfortable asymmetrical neck is Plek-dressed.

Crank up a Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar and experience power and performance that has more than 40 years of craftsmanship and innovation behind it.

Pioneered and developed with the assistance of pioneering jazz-pop guitarist Les Paul--one of the world's greatest musical and technological pioneers--the Gibson Les Paul has become the standard by which all electric guitars are judged. With fat, rich tone and incredible sustain, the Les Paul guitar lends itself to every style and generation of music. From the sweetest jazz to the heaviest rock and metal, the Les Paul is a guitar that can do it all--it is one of the most powerful and versatile instruments of all time.

The Les Paul Standard Guitar debuted in 1952 as Gibson's first solidbody guitar, and has evolved over the course of time to stand today as the benchmark for all electric guitars.

The Les Paul Standard continues to alter and inspire the sounds of today's ever-changing musical landscapes. It features a hand-carved AA maple top with matched chambered mahogany back outlined with single-ply binding. The neck is crafted from a single piece of mahogany. Carefully glued into the neck cavity of the body, the neck functions as a single unit with the body. Its asymmetrical shape is the most comfortable neck offered on a Les Paul Standard.

Burstbucker Pro pickups containing Alnico V magnets wound to vintage specs and with wax potting deliver original "Patent Applied For" tone.

All Les Paul Standard necks receive precision fret dressing and setup with the Plek system. As the guitar lies in a cradle, a computer-controlled robot arm moves along the neck measuring each fret's height, the fingerboard radius, even the bow in the neck. Using that data, the Plek machine adjusts the truss rod, cuts the nut slots for optimal spacing and height for each string, files each fret to a hundredth of a millimeter accuracy, and then polishes the frets. In a fraction of the time it takes a skilled technician, the Plek machine eliminates buzzing strings and dead spots, producing a neck with flawless intonation and superb action.






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FEATURES
  • Body Wood: Chambered mahogany
  • Top wood: Plain maple
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Joint: Set-in
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Plek'd on Gibson PLek Machine
  • Neck Shape: Asymetrical
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.695"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Bridge: TonePros locking Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Locking TonePros
  • Pickup Bridge: Burstbucker Pro with Alnico V
  • Pickup Neck: Burstbucker Pro with Alnico V
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone with gold-plated Bourns-designed pots, 3-way pickup selector
  • Tuners: Locking Grover
  • Jack: Neutrik locking
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Binding: top and neck

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GibsonLes Paul Standard Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

michael

A Gold Top Les Paul Standard is in my thought about the only way to go It has the looks sound dependability of anything you would want in a quality guitar You won t go...Read complete review

A Gold Top Les Paul Standard is in my thought about the only way to go It has the looks sound dependability of anything you would want in a quality guitar You won t go wrong getting one
The standard is the way to go Plays like a dream very smooth I play Blues and what it delivers is just amazing I play through a Marshall MG102 amp and it just kicks butt
I bought a used 2008 Gold Top and it is just flawless. I ve learned over time to just wipe it down good after you ve finished playing I use Gibson polish atleast once a week and it just looks sooooooo good
For what they sell new for if you can afford it get one I kinda shopped around for awhile and finally foud one 3 yrs old but just in great condition. The guy needed cash fast and got it for a steal with hard case Just a steal in my book I wouldn t get rid of it ever

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cost cutting on a 2 grand guitar

One thing I can say for sure is that the new standard is awful. Now the plekking is nice, the tuners are nice, and they are welcome and needed improvements that should have...Read complete review

One thing I can say for sure is that the new standard is awful. Now the plekking is nice, the tuners are nice, and they are welcome and needed improvements that should have been no brainers. But electronics are poor, the pickups are very muddy and worst of all, theyve carved great chunks of wood out of the guitar because the wood they use is so dense (read: not resonant) that to have this be non relieved would make the guitar about 12lbs. I feel like this is inexcusable at this price point. If you want a new gibson, be prepared to spend a lot of time finding one that is up to par with even the 90s offerings.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

michael

By Michael Friese

from Macon Ga

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

A Gold Top Les Paul Standard is in my thought about the only way to go It has the looks sound dependability of anything you would want in a quality guitar You won t go wrong getting one
The standard is the way to go Plays like a dream very smooth I play Blues and what it delivers is just amazing I play through a Marshall MG102 amp and it just kicks butt
I bought a used 2008 Gold Top and it is just flawless. I ve learned over time to just wipe it down good after you ve finished playing I use Gibson polish atleast once a week and it just looks sooooooo good
For what they sell new for if you can afford it get one I kinda shopped around for awhile and finally foud one 3 yrs old but just in great condition. The guy needed cash fast and got it for a steal with hard case Just a steal in my book I wouldn t get rid of it ever

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar I own!

By josephtrex

from Erie, PA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I didn't have to change the tuners, or add strap locks like I had to do to all my other Gibsons. I bought this guitar so I could actually play gigs with it and not just hang it on my wall. It feels good, sounds awesome and plays better than my other gibsons.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Beautiful guitar ..... be careful buying used gear

By LesPaul4life-7afQC

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

Just purchased this guitar used in like new condition. This guitar is amazing you get what you pay for. There was only one set back I purchased the guitar in like new conditions and recieved a guitar with a cracked neck. I knew that the guitar would come with a few scratches but never expected to have a cracked neck. I called costumer service told them the situation they said I could return it but who wants to go through the hassle and time of returning a guitar, and not know whats wrong with the next used les paul they'll send. This site should be more specific on what the condition of there guitars are. Point in case guitar make sure you buy a expensive guitar like this in person and not online . You will never know what condition your guitar is in when its shipped to you. No one wants to be hassled with returning a guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!!!! A Must Have For Every Guitar Player!!

By Nick Thornton

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

An overall masterpiece!
Plek'd Neck = Amazing
Very well made. No buzzing frets and the neck plays very smooth.
Well worth the price. Should cost a lot more.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Chambered Body is Bad Idea

By Albatross

from Milwaukee, WI

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

Still a great guitar, but Gibson needs to stop chambering the bodies and go back to what Les Paul wanted out of his SOLID BODY guitar. These aren't supposed to be semi-hollow body guitars. Who cares if it's a few ounces heavier? I'll shoulder that load with pleasure for the great time-honored Les Paul non-chambered tone.
The Gibson Les Paul Standard is one of the best guitars ever constructed. In recent years they've started chambering the body, giving in to wimps who complain that Les Pauls are too heavy. This chambering does affect the tone and sustain. This is NOT what Les Paul had in mind when he designed a SOLID BODY guitar. The new Les Pauls don't sound as good as the older ones that aren't chambered. You're better off buying a used Les Paul from before the chambering years. It's still a great guitar and better than nearly everything else out there, but they've cheapened the brand by giving in to whiners about the weight of a Les Paul by chambering the body. This is a LOSER of an idea. Gibson needs to go back to what made them the best before I buy another one of their products. I'd give this guitar a 10 if it weren't for the chambering.
Again, I'd give it a 10 for quality if it weren't chambered. Great tuners, some of the best pickups available. Great workmanship all around, spectacular finish.
Gibson gets a 8 for value from me. Some people give them lower scores due to the high price of Gibson products, but they get a fair 8 score from me because even though you spend a lot for a Gibson, they do increase in value if you take care of them.

(2 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

They went to far

By Tim-TdmXW

from Philadelphia

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

This is not a les paul standard. It weighs as much as an SG, which is a much bettter guitar. I have a 2003 LP standard. It's big and heavy, falls on the floor, put up with it, I got a friggin broken back.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simpley Amazing!

By gibsonlover101

from Denton, TX

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I've tried other new Les Pauls, and they're getting weirder and weirder. Like the Axcess, IT HAS A FLOYD ROSE!!! that's not normal for a les paul. this guitar though, really sticks to tradition. it sounds beautiful (as always) and looks just as great! the gold top finish simpley glistens beautifuly! very excellent!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Almost there, Gibson

By JimmyPageRulez-ChqOB

from Syracuse

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

Almost everything that has kept me from buying another les paul has been addressed on this version. I spent an hour in the glass case room at my local guitar center with one of these guitars yesterday, and I am impressed. The locking grovers (manual type, like Sperzels) are solid. I tuned up at the Boss display rack and bent the heck out the strings for an hour, and it stayed in tune, as locking tuners should. Only the high E went out a tick. The pleck machine really works- the intonation is perfect and the frets are flawless with NO buzz, unless you strum hard. The neck shape is ok- better than the useless 50s rounded, but I still prefer a more slender profile, like on an explorer neck. It is a nice compromise, though. The 17degree headstock angle and huge tenon/joint definitely contribute to sustain. The "sound chambers," I think are a gimmick to save money on shipping costs- I would much rather have a solid piece of wood. The pickups are sweet sounding, chimy, rich, all that. I still don't like the binding over the fret edges, but at least the frets are finished now, unlike every year before on these! I will probably buy one of these. I almost bought the one I was playing, before I woke up and looked at the price tag and thought about my other 8 guitars that I have been putting all of the upgrades this one has on. Any pro guitar today should have at least the option of locking tuners, tonepros, etc. Gibson finally caught up. This guitar is pro-ready and set up off the shelf, which is a huge step forward. Gibson finally figured something out. Good work, guys.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Cost cutting on a 2 grand guitar

By randomguitarplayer

from tenn

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

One thing I can say for sure is that the new standard is awful. Now the plekking is nice, the tuners are nice, and they are welcome and needed improvements that should have been no brainers. But electronics are poor, the pickups are very muddy and worst of all, theyve carved great chunks of wood out of the guitar because the wood they use is so dense (read: not resonant) that to have this be non relieved would make the guitar about 12lbs. I feel like this is inexcusable at this price point. If you want a new gibson, be prepared to spend a lot of time finding one that is up to par with even the 90s offerings.

 
5.0

too good

By some dude-43syD

from texas

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar:

I don't like all this new technology gibson used on this guitar and has been using on alot of their guitars over the past 5 years. No doubt it is a great guitar; but, there is just too much stuff that went into this guitar. The best guitars gibson ever made were prior to the 1980s.After that they just got way too complicated. I say buy either a vintage gibson (which will definitely empty out your bank account) or buy a reissue.

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