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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
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by PowerReviews
 
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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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

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

No Match!!!

By Molina

from San Diego and Mexico City

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!!!

 
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

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!!!!

 
5.0

Three axioms

By Northslide

from Concord, NH

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.

 
5.0

A True Tone

By PRS/Marshallfanatic

from Northampton Ma.

I just bought this guitar last weekend.I must say it is a bit hard to put down.It sounds so amazing.It's tobacco Sunburst with a 60's neck.This is with out a doubt the best neck Gibson has ever produced.For a standard it seems a little lighter than the others.But then that is good.Right?I have a Les Paul Classic also.These two guitars very much compliment each other.The Faded has a more traditional sound.The classic has so much output it competes with the EMG's(without a battery).The Faded is a wonderful Guitar.and 4 hundred dollors less than the LP Standard. This is a good buy.

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3.0

Great tone, BUT

By KillerBee

from Sacramento, CA

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

AWESOME AXE

By zildjian player

from australia

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.

 
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.

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