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Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded '60s Neck Electric Guitar

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The Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded '60s Neck Electric Guitar has the look and feel of an old friend and the sound of a tonal dynamo. This gorgeous el...Click To Read More About This Product

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Faded glory with BurstBucker Pros and a gracefully aged finish.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded '60s Neck Electric Guitar has the look and feel of an old friend and the sound of a tonal dynamo. This gorgeous electric guitar sports a smaller, vintage headstock and slim taper, '60s-style neck. AA carved maple top, mahogany back and fixed neck, keystone tuner buttons, and bound rosewood fingerboard.

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.

FEATURES
Carved AA maple top
Mahogany body
Set mahogany neck with '60s-style slim-tapered
Rosewood fingerboard
BurstBucker Pro pickups
2 volume knobs
2 tone knobs
3-way switch
Nickel hardware
Tune-o-matic bridge
Stopbar tailpiece
Gold top hat knobs
Green tuner keys
1-11/16" nut width
24-3/4" scale length
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4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Guitar

I bought mine thru GC After seeing it on the gibson web site was intriuged by the faded finish and went down to GC to see if they had any.Looked on the wall and did...Read complete review

I bought mine thru GC After seeing it on the gibson web site was intriuged by the faded finish and went down to GC to see if they had any.Looked on the wall and did not see any!Than behind the counter I saw 2 and asked the sales guy if they were faded finish standards he said yes that they just came out of the box.Well anyone that has been in GC know when you buy a new guitar from GC thats been on the wall you are really buying used everybody and their uncle handles the guitars and most are pretty beatup.The one that I purchased was a tobacco burst with great flame that are spaced nicely apart not tight at all I dont like tight flame.thiss is supposed to be AA Flame but its really AAA i compared it to other AAA I have seen and itsAAA. The sound finish and everything on this guitar rivals the custom histiric and I'm not just say this. I got a real good one I tell you.

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Great tone, BUT

Just bought this guitar and was expecting that famous "Gibson quality". A bad joke. The binding isn?t flush with the wood. It?s thin coat of lacquer is more...Read complete review

Just bought this guitar and was expecting that famous "Gibson quality". A bad joke. The binding isn?t flush with the wood. It?s thin coat of lacquer is more like a sealer than a finish and it wasn't even sanded smooth before finishing. Very cheap, ugly, rough finish. It?s NOT a pretty guitar! Looks like a high school kid made it for shop. Playability is ok, but there are 100s of others that are better (eg Epiphone). I've owned four Gibsons that were WAY better: a ?60 335, a ?65 SG bass, a ?68 345, and a ?69 Les Paul Custom. I own 5 Epi's that are also better; 3 Les Pauls, a Sheritan, and a ltd. ed. custom shop SG. However, let me say that the tone is as good as it gets. Actually, it's amazing!!! Burstbucker Pros are loud, full, even-toned, with good highs, lows & just the right blend of mids. Excellent clarity. High output gives a nice growl, dying to be overdriven. (Love the aged look to the fretboard inlays). If you love great Les Paul sound, this IS the guitar for you.Overall, you'd be better off saving and get yourself an Epi LP Ultra and put in Burstbucker Pros. You'll get great tone, lighter weight, more comfort (carved back), and WAY better looks (in fact, you won?t find a better looking ax).

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2.0

les paul standard faded

By redcoats1976

from lakeland,fl

i have had my l.p. standard faded for about a month.at first i didnt play it a lot since i have several other guitars but i have fallen for the tone and sustain and play it quite frequently now.i also like the fact that gibsons traditionally hold their value...

 
5.0

AWESOME AXE

By zildjian player

from australia

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All that I have to say about this guitar is that it has never failed me. I love it more than any of my 68 guitars (most are gibsons). The only two problems that I have had were that with a slight bit of moisture the headstock faded a little and occasionally it goes out of tune to quickly. Of course I have fixed those things. This is honestly the best gibson ever made! I love Gibsons (I have a "few") and this is by far my favorite. In my oppinion this is the best guitar ever. It is light, easy to play, great quality, awsome features, and it is beautiful. I have played (and owned) almost every guitar out there, but the Faded Tobbaco finish Les Paul... is by far my favorite.

 
5.0

Faded Love

By Hernard

from New York

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I hesitate to give anything 10 stars, but this is the best guitar I have ever owned, and I've had a few, including a Gibson Les Paul Standard and a Gibson Les Paul Classic. I ended up selling the standard after I bought the classic because I enjoyed playing the classic; humbuckers' tone is much better without pickup covers. Then I saw this and went to try it out. The finish isn't for everyone, but I love it. Better still, when your hands get sweaty on stage, the finish on this one means the nexk doesn't get sticky. Plus, the uncovered burstbuckers are a teansy bit better than the pickups on the classic. I love them both, but if I had to choose one I'd choose this one. Definitely a player's guitar.

 
5.0

Tone to the bone!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have over 35 guitars aswell as other instruments. This is my favorite guitar! I love the I already had the sharpness of a Strat, the twang of a Tele, the ring of a Martin and I had to have the warmth of a Gibson Les Paul. Plug this into my 1970 Kustom head wilook, the feel and of course the sound! th a Behringer 412 Jensen cabinet and a Line 6 POD 2.0 and you're in heaven! The beauty of the wood, the fast, slim neck, hot pickups that can produce the warm flowing leads, nice rhtyhm, to fast ear-shattering blues solos. I would never give it up. If you want a guitar that looks, feels and sounds great... get this!

 
5.0

LP Standard rocks!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is the best guitar I have ever played. The BurstBucker Pro pickups give the PERFECT Slash tone when played through my Marshall JCM 800 stack! If you are looking for a good lead guitar,this is the one!

 
5.0

Greatness.........................................

By Yourmomma..!>

from Kansas Somewhere

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This guitar is wonderful. Ive had it for about a year now and have had no problems except for stuff that should have been done in the factory. The pickups needed to be adjusted, truss rod , saddle, bridge and a few other things., but it is great. This gutar is 400 dollars cheaper than the guitars with nicer finish, and most know that the finish doesnt make your guitar sound better or worse. Instead of pay 400 dollars more for a nicer finish just get this and start jamming!!!!

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4.0

Good...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I currently own the 1971 Gibson Les Paul Standard in Wine Red with a Bigsby. The sound is AMAZING and when I took it to the store to compare it to the other 2005 Les Paul 60's neck guitar, and my guitar blew it away. I'm not saying it was a bad guitar.. but I would NEVER pay the $$$ for one of these. I got my Les Paul from an OLD friend that I did some work for and he didnt ahve enough money to pay me, so he gave me this guitar instead... I also took my guitar to get a price check... And the person there said that mine is PRICELESS compared to the new ones, and the sound you cannot get anymore... I would pay 10,000 for another one like mine, than pay 2,700 for one of the new ones. I guess Gibson picked quantity over quality anymore :( but overall still a good guitar, I would rather recommend one of the newer Gibson SG's than one of these...

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3.0

Great tone, BUT

By GuitarDoc

from Calif.

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Just bought this guitar and was expecting that famous "Gibson quality". A bad joke. The binding isn?t flush with the wood. It?s thin coat of lacquer is more like a sealer than a finish and it wasn't even sanded smooth before finishing. Very cheap, ugly, rough finish. It?s NOT a pretty guitar! Looks like a high school kid made it for shop. Playability is ok, but there are 100s of others that are better (eg Epiphone). I've owned four Gibsons that were WAY better: a ?60 335, a ?65 SG bass, a ?68 345, and a ?69 Les Paul Custom. I own 5 Epi's that are also better; 3 Les Pauls, a Sheritan, and a ltd. ed. custom shop SG. However, let me say that the tone is as good as it gets. Actually, it's amazing!!! Burstbucker Pros are loud, full, even-toned, with good highs, lows & just the right blend of mids. Excellent clarity. High output gives a nice growl, dying to be overdriven. (Love the aged look to the fretboard inlays). If you love great Les Paul sound, this IS the guitar for you.Overall, you'd be better off saving and get yourself an Epi LP Ultra and put in Burstbucker Pros. You'll get great tone, lighter weight, more comfort (carved back), and WAY better looks (in fact, you won?t find a better looking ax).

 
5.0

No Match!!!

By Molina

from San Diego and Mexico City

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Ive had this guitar for a year. I went for the looks and the price at first, then I played it... I had never played a guitar with that much soul, and the finish just lets you blend with it without even trying! This guitar is supposed to look old, and its beautiful. Even dought I have a Black Beauty and a regular standard, I havent used them for a year (literally) in the studio and the stage! My JCM900 just fell in love with it!!!

 
5.0

USA Made Gibson Quality!

By emdf7a

from Byron, IL

I'll keep it short and sweet. I was looking at the Studio model wanting a Standard but not having the $$$ and spotted this beauty sitting there. After recovering from the price shock (how low it was!) I just had to play it. Well it goes like this. Plug, Tune, Play, Love, BUY. What an awesome guitar! The body is beautiful and I love the aged look! The feel is amazing! Awesome tone and sustain! The ONLY thing I disliked about it was the blank truss rod cover but that is a cosmetic thing that I got changed for free. You got to show off that it is a Standard. Awesome American Made Quality. I'll never let mine go, EVER! Buy this guitar! You Will NOT be Disappointed!!!!

 
4.0

awesome guitar

By axeman1222

from Boonville,In

This is a wonderfull guitar. Great tone,the neck is awesome, and overall good. I didnt like the pickups so I put a pair of Zakk Wylde EMG's,and some sperzel locking tuners and I know have one of the best sounding guitars I have ever owned. Great guitar hands down.

 
5.0

The it Guitar

By STMarshallman

from Henryetta, OK

I bought this guitar about a year ago and it has been the best thing since sliced bread. The only thing I have added new tuners, the old style tuners after a while wont hold tune very well, but if you baby them they work great, I just bought some gibson replacements (the all metal grovers that come on the custom shop models) and now its even better. If your wanting an it guitar well this is it. One more thing match this guitar up with a marshall and you'll be set for life.

 
5.0

Excellent- Should cost more than a normal Standard

By Fritzo

from NW Ohio

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The tone on this guitar is simply amazing. I've had it for over a year now and it's my 2nd favorite guitar I've ever owned (the 1st being a '78 LP Custom that was taken from me in college :( ). I gotta say that I think the secret to the tone is the satin finish. It's not as thick as the gloss finish on the Standards, so the wood is able to breathe a bit more- giving it an aged sound. I got the 50's neck because it's a good match for my super long fingers. I can't recommend this axe enough. My only minor complaint is the "green" tuner reissues don't hold tune very well during extended playing, but they're known for that. I might end up replacing them with some Grovers.

 
5.0

Old Dog

By Old Dog-6fvXW

from Macon, GA

This guitar is fabulous. I've owned many Les Pauls over the past 30 years and have never bought a guitar sight unseen and unplayed until now. The Brustbuster pro pickups are unbeleivable. A little more bite than the 59's but at any level they sound amazing. The factory set up was fine with just minor adjustments needed, more personal adjustments than anything. I got the Tobacco Sunburst and the AA maple top that I got has just the right amout of flame. The satin finish really makes it look and feel like an older guitar. If you don't mind not having the glossy finish, get one. This a a fine guitar.

 
5.0

everyone should own this!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

i have played guitar for almost ten years, and have played every type of guitar. This is by far the best guitar i have ever played!! and can't wait to rock my first show. to anyone who playes, solid state, tube, or modeling amps you will love it!!

 
5.0

BEST EVER

By LED ZEPPELIN!

from Medford, OR

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Two days ago, I took a tour of the Gibson Guitar Custom factory. It was soooo awesome. The last person that took this tour was Billy Joe Armstrong. I saw a 1 million dollar guitar! Plus, I saw Jimmy Page's. In the middle of the tour, TONY IOMIE (or however you spell it) calls our tour guide. "I have to take this." said our guide nonchalantly. At the end of the tour, the guide said "Do you like this finish?" "Of course!" I said. Well, that finish was the Tobacco Sunburst, and it was mine. The guitar plays like a dream, and it is soo beautiful. I have so many guitars, but this was my favorite!

 
5.0

Great

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Great Guitar! The 60's neck is fast, and the Burstbucker pickups are very versatile. I really like the faded finish since it requires no cleaning and shows no finger prints. In my opinion this guitar is perfect for any style of music. This guitar will sing on clean and ROAR on overdrive. What else could a person want?

 
5.0

Best Les Paul Out There

By Slash1

from Saginaw, MI

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The BurstBuckers give it that legendary '50s tone. The '60s neck really won me over with this. It is very easy to play and it is light for a les paul. I don't have the money to buy one, but if I did, I would have it. This is one of, if not the best les paul out there.

 
5.0

Awsome

By Guitar central

from Yucaipa California

I don't understand how people could rate a guitar they don't own. This guitar rocks, it plays great and has a feel like it's been played for years! I own a Les Paul Deluxe, a Eric Johnson Strat and an old Westone Prestige 250 and this guitar is my favorite. I highly recommend it but make sure you try out a few of them cause they all play a little different.

 
5.0

Three axioms

By Northslide

from Concord, NH

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There are three axioms concerning Les Pauls. 1) Every guitar out there is compared to a Les Paul. Therefore, it is the goddess of instruments. 2) A Les Paul Standard and a Marshall stack are a marriage made in heaven, so MATCH equipment, quality/price. 3)Minimal finish with one coat of nitro lacquer (very hard) is equivalent to 10 coats of shiny polyurethane, which yellows. Read a chemistry book. This ax is the best deal out there by Gibson- if you REALLY want some sound. Spend $$$$ on this guitar, and $$$$ on an amp. Then you won't complain about the result.

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