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Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Plus Electric Guitar  

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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

    You gotta have it, so go for it. Order now.

     
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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

    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.

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    5.0

    Better than the Standard

    By NB

    from New Berlin, WI

    I have owned this guitar for over two years now and I can say that is a great (not the best) guitar in terms in sound, playability and looks. The sound is great and I think this guitar can be played for a wide variety of styles. Also, I play very heavy handed and I have not dented the frets at all. I have flattened many a fretboard in my time, but this one is still in great shape. My only negative comments about this guitar relate to its quality. Actually, I think all new Gibson guitars have a quality problem. My beefs are that: the finish bled into some of the fret board binding, one tone knobs was drilled crooked and the grounding wire was not connected well (for the rhythm pickup). On the plus side, the AAA finish stands out a lot more than the normal AA LP Standards. Also, this guitar is slightly lighter than a normal Standard (at least mine is). Also, the '50's neck is not that much wider than the '60's neck profile. I honestly think the only person who would complain about the neck width of the '50's Gibson necks are carnies (small hands baby). Overall a great guitar, but for the money I would recommend trying a PRS custom or McCarty (PRS quality is superior).

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    5.0

    Amazing Sound

    By Trexx-o_qb6

    from Rochester, Michigan

    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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    5.0

    Gibson LP Premium Plus Desert Burst

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I got this guitar from a Gibson autorized dealer a while ago. I compared it at the shop to 3 other Les Paul standards through a JCM tube head Marshall stack. I sat for a while and contemplated, and almost bought the Ebony Standard (didn't like the looks of the cherry standard), but the Premium Plus sounded better. Had a clearly richer tone. I do not know why, but it was probably due to higer quality wood, or better construction than the standard. I did not buy this guitar for the looks- I came in looking for a standard. And honestly the flames on most of them are pretty much the same. But after playing them side by side, the richer tone made me pay the extra for the Premium Plus.Since I have had it, I have hit the headstock on the ceiling, banged it a few times accidentally and let me tell you, it sounds better after each time. The construction is awesome, the looks are awesome, and even through my old Fender solid state, nothing beats the tone of the Les Paul. The Les Paul isn't at where it is today for nothing.On distortion it has sharp, cutting tones. And on clean it sounds like an acoustic. My friend was amazed when I jammed with him and his Taylor acoustic, and my LP Premium Plus on clean sounded just as good. He was shocked. Crystal clear, crisp vibrations were picked up from the strings on clean, just like an acoustic.

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    5.0

    Simply Amazing

    By GibsonMan420-aq7B.

    from New York, NY

    If you are in the market for a guitar like the Premium Plus, then you probably know what you are looking for. This is quite simply an amazing guitar and will not let you down in any way.

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    5.0

    Review

    I'm a hard core Gibson/Marshall fan and I just got my Premium Plus Standard this past weekend and I'm quite frankly on cloud nine. I'm playing her through a TSL 100 Stack and it's pure heaven. This guitar is amazing to play and look at. I have a Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty (3 pups)and this guitar is a little easier to play than the custom. My Gibson SG has better Neck access and is lighter but nothing looks as cool as a LP. The triple AAA finish is so much nicer than the double AA I'd definitely recomend saving your money for the triple. If you got the dough get this guitar you won't be disappointed.

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    4.0

    Not worth the money

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I have owned different a few Les Pauls. I have had a 1982 Custom, a 1989 Standard, a 2004 Standard, and a 2004 Standard Plus. I have to say that the price on this Les Paul is too hign. The only difference between this Les Paul and a regular standard is the grade of the flame top. The standard has a AA flame top and the Standard Plus has a AAA flame top. I also think that the pick ups were very weak compared to older Les Paul Standards and Standard Plus models.

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    1.0

    Review

    By Tom H.-xFtl5

    from Medford, OR

    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

    WOW!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I recently stopped in at a Guitar Center just south of Portland Oregon while on tour with my band. I played several Les Pauls and immediately fell in love with a AAA light burst finish. I bought it and I am extremely happy with my purchase. I have to say, the AAA finish looks noticeably prettier than the standard AA. I play it through a Fender Blues DeVille 4x10 and it has a wide spectrum of tones, from the creamy tone of B.B. King to the crunch of Jimmy Page. I love the fat wide neck on this thing, you can really get a grip on it (especially if you have long fingers like me). Basically, if you have the money buy it, and if you don't have the money, save up for it!

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    5.0

    This is the One.

    By WTowne

    from methuen, MA

    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.

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