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Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus Electric Guitar   

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The Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus Electric Guitar takes the Les Paul Standard to a new level of refinement. It features a carved AAA maple to...Click To Read More About This Product

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Drop-dead gorgeous.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus Electric Guitar takes the Les Paul Standard to a new level of refinement. It features a carved AAA maple top that seductively shimmers with a new burst finish, allowing the flames to run all the way to the edges. In addition, this Les Paul guitar features the new high-performance Burstbucker Pro with Alnico V pickups, a lustrous nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and smaller, vintage-style headstock with keystone tuners.

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 AAA flamed maple top
  • Mahogany back with cherry finish
  • Mahogany rounded '50s-style neck
  • Rosewood fingerboards with 22 frets and trapezoid inlays
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16 nut width
  • Single-ply top and fingerboard binding
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Nickel hardware
  • New Burstbucker Pro pickups with alnico V magnets
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4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

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Amazing Sound

Let me say this first. I purchased a Epi Les paul a while back and pulled out the stock pickups. Replaced them with Pearly Gates at the Bridge and '59 at the neck....Read complete review

Let me say this first. I purchased a Epi Les paul a while back and pulled out the stock pickups. Replaced them with Pearly Gates at the Bridge and '59 at the neck. The Epi sounded totally different. Clean and melodic. However, after buying the Gibson Les Paul Plus, I was absolutely shocked at the difference with the Burstbuckers and the incredible sound this guitar can put out. This is why overall I am giving it a 10. The cons are the quality. I wonder if anybody at Gibson reads these reviews, because you guys have problems. First off where the neck meets the body topside there is a paint blemish, also I notice nut debri from filing on the fret board on the first fret. With that said, the guitar plays great and the AAA finish is fantastic with the one exception noted above. The 50's neck is not as hefty as I thought since I tried out the 60's neck also. Actually the 50's neck makes the guitar feel solid and meaty. The sustain is to die for. And....distortion pedals that did not sound to greatin my Seymours, now sound crunchy and solid with the Burstbuckers. The only other problem I have experienced is a cracklin noise caused by static discharge. At first I thought something was loose, but when the take your hands off of the metal components and or plastic it goes away. Just a minor annoyance. You would think Gibson would place shielding in the back cavity like the Epi's. All and all, I recommend this guitar. You won't regret it.

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After waiting for 8 months from the order date, I received this guitar in Desert Burst and repackaged it within 2 minutes of opening it. Never bothered to plug it in. Although I'm...Read complete review

After waiting for 8 months from the order date, I received this guitar in Desert Burst and repackaged it within 2 minutes of opening it. Never bothered to plug it in. Although I'm sure it would have sounded nice, the finish was deplorable! Come on, Gibson, can't you take the time to inspect the finish for obvious flaws like laquer runs, head stock dents and color transfer rubs from the drying rack, swirl marks in the finish, and grime on all gold surfaces!!?? What gives? Was some one in a hurry to get it off the production floor, or did I receive a reject? For this much money I prefer to be the one to add the character marks, not the factory. What a major let down. Never again.

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5.0

This is the One.

By WTowne

from methuen, MA

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Ilove this axe. I was looking at more expensive one's and glad I bought this one. I used to have a 79 lp black custom and sold it like an idiot. Paid 800 for it back then. Very satisfied with les paul premium plus. Action is sweet and plays like a dream. I would have loved the Jimmy Page signature but too pricey for me. I highly recomend this guitar. A work of art.

 
5.0

this baby plays like dream

By gifiddlin21

from yorba linda Ca

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there's a huge difference between this guitar and everything else i've ever played. It feels smoother, more precise, and just lighter to the touch of a string than anything else.

 
5.0

pleasure to play

By lunardragon9

from Neshanic Station, NJ

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plays anything smoothly. just what you would expect from a LP. I own several and conclude this one to be my favorite. I like the fatter style neck

 
5.0

Premium Plus

By Dan-mq35E

from Alexandria, VA

I picked up a 2003 Amber finish LPPP about a year ago. It's the best sounding of my 5 LP's and a dream to play. The AAA top is awesome and the overall construction of the Guitar is second to none. I am a Gibson only player and this is the one I want in my hands all the time.. Do yourself a favor, try to get a hold of one. The only reason I put vale at an 8 is because of the recent and heavy handed price increases. I dropped a lot of money on mine, but the current price is much higher.

 
5.0

Stellar performer destined to be a classic

By John Roll

from NY,NY

I own and play quite a few top tier guitars from 60's Rickenbackers,Strat's and Tele's to other Gibson LP's and this Standard Plus has quickly moved to my # 1 guitar spot bumping out my 71 strat. This guitar is a beautiful and obviously expertly handcrafted. It sports the tranparant amber finish and the matched AAA grain does indeed shimmer as the promo says. I have seen true quality hand crafting in my '64 Rickenbacker 360 12 string but no guitar has matched that until now, this honey had someone tenderly refine all of her lines to perfection, the construction and finish are spectacular and flawless, the neck and frets are extremly true and polished and adjust to a perfect straight or slightly concave as you prefer, something not well demonstrated on other LP's that I own. Whatever tone gets you in your groove zone can be had with these burstbucker V pickups and you can get crunch and squeel if you like unlike most other LP's. After you play this guitar a while your hands start to relax and get into the exquisite playability of the whole thing and you do not want to put it down. If you love guitars you owe it to yourself to try one where ever you can find a dealer and see for yourself. Bravo Gibson Im proud of you.

 
5.0

The best guitar I have ever..

By Blountman85

from Pensacola, FL

I bought my Gibson Les Paul Premium Plus back when I was in the Navy, about 5 years ago, and I have been completely in love with it ever since. It's sound and playability is just amazing. I also have a Epi SG, which is fun to play, but when you put the 2 next to each other and compare the sound, the Les Paul just blows the SG and pretty much anything else out of the water. I would recommend this guitar to anyone who is looking for their Final guitar. Granteed it cost a lot of money, but you will be getting what you pay for, and this was definitely a great investment.

 
5.0

A piece of art

By Paul-PNngf

from Chapin, SC

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I bought this guitar 2 years ago to gig with. It is just amazing in every way. I can't say enough good things. It stays in tune on stage, that is the most important thing. It is beautiful to look, 2. And the sounds are the best you can get from a guitar. I can HONESTLY go from rich jazzy lead to screaming distortion with this without any worries. I play through a Fender Hot Rod Deville, which is no boutique million dollar amp, and still get great tone. The pickups are the key, I have several other guitars with nice single coils, but the humbuckers in this are superior in every way.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By wes610

from Redding, CA

The guitar looks better than the photo. Excellent guitar

 
5.0

Beautiful

By Romes of diStiLL

from Indianapolis, IN

I play a Schecter C-1 Classic, and I thought it's sound and playability were unsurpassed... Then I played the Les Paul SPP, and I couldn't believe my fingers and ears! The gorgeous AAA flame top beautifully accentuates the sound of the burstbuckers.. Amazing, it's awesome.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Gibson-lfTyR

from Knoxville, TN

I have owned the best of the best. From PRS, Les Paul, Strats, Teles, You name it and I have had it. I feel Gibson has taken their instruments up a notch in recent years, rivaling the PRS. I am extremely pleased with this guitar.

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