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Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar   

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The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar earns its name thanks to the traditional features you expect in a Les Paul guitar: mahogany ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The legend continues with 21st-century neck refinements.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar earns its name thanks to the traditional features you expect in a Les Paul guitar: mahogany body, set neck with rounded '50s profile, maple top, and a pair of Gibson's '57 Classic humbucker pickups. One significant, yet not-so-traditional improvement: the neck is analyzed by Gibson's Plek machine. Using computer precision Gibson Plek files the frets and cuts slots in the nut to an accuracy of a hundredth of a millimeter for optimal action and intonation without string buzzing.

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FEATURES
  • Body Wood: Mahogany, non-chambered weight-relieved
  • 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: '50s rounded
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.695"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Bridge: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Pickup Bridge: '57 Classic Plus humbucker
  • Pickup Neck: '57 Classic humbucker
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • Vintage speed knobs
  • Tuners: TonePros Kluson-style
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Binding: top and neck

Look no further. This Les Paul's got all the time-tested and honored features. Order now.

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GibsonLes Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 27 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great, but not perfect.

It?s always risky to buy a guitar without playing it. But, a brand new Gibson should be a safe bet for highest quality. I told myself that I would send the guitar...Read complete review

It?s always risky to buy a guitar without playing it. But, a brand new Gibson should be a safe bet for highest quality. I told myself that I would send the guitar back if it wasn?t perfect. So, when I got it out of the box, I looked over every inch and played for hours on every string and fret combination. The guitar is beautiful, the neck is butter and the tone is Holy Grail. Almost perfect: it plays so well that I forgave Gibson for a finish issue (the gold paint was over sprayed beyond the binding around the cutaway). I?m a little disappointed that I had to break my oath to myself, but you?d have to pry this guitar out of my cold, dead hands for me to give her up (my wife named her ?Lexy?).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Aint what they use to be

First of all I own many guitars,Been Playing 25 years.I Ordered the nonchambered model and got the chambered,I like the heavey old style.Alittle Belt buckel rash on the back and the frets where...Read complete review

First of all I own many guitars,Been Playing 25 years.I Ordered the nonchambered model and got the chambered,I like the heavey old style.Alittle Belt buckel rash on the back and the frets where slighty worn, Clearly this was a floor
model,And the guitar just sounds alittle flat accousticly.Mine needed setup Badly.
The pickups where a little weak,Maybe underwound
from the factory?Very Disappointed,Ill never order another guitar online again,Must play at the store because all are different!Its like a box of chocolates never know what you are going to get!. Needless to say I sent it back.Hope this helps someone!.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NOW This A Les Paul !!!!!

By Rick A

from Dearborn Heights MI

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I bought this always wanting a Gold top and just as luck would have it all the features that came on it...It made me a Better Player.It has all the old style Les Paul grit to it,And has The out of site Plk system of the Gibson of now a days...THIS IS A WINNER.And thank god for the Staff at this website for knowing just what I wanted where to find it and at a price that made this Gibson too good too be trueThere is no other place to by Gear than this website!!!!!!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great, but not perfect.

By rstuartcpa

from Jacksonville

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

It?s always risky to buy a guitar without playing it. But, a brand new Gibson should be a safe bet for highest quality. I told myself that I would send the guitar back if it wasn?t perfect. So, when I got it out of the box, I looked over every inch and played for hours on every string and fret combination. The guitar is beautiful, the neck is butter and the tone is Holy Grail. Almost perfect: it plays so well that I forgave Gibson for a finish issue (the gold paint was over sprayed beyond the binding around the cutaway). I?m a little disappointed that I had to break my oath to myself, but you?d have to pry this guitar out of my cold, dead hands for me to give her up (my wife named her ?Lexy?).

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just do it

By Overreach THIS!

from Thailand, Ukraine, Iraq...

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I can?t say like some others here that I have lots of Customs and a couple of Les Paul Supremes, etc. My other Les Paul is an cherry-stained Studio for cheap and boy does it put out one *hell* of a sound! But with this Traditional guitar, you feel you?ve arrived. It is a marvelous, serious, value-for-money powerhouse. You look at videos of guys playing and think, ?I?ve got one of them.? The 57s sound wonderful, everything you?d hope for. It?s not chambered, so it?s a little close to what Les Paul himself had in mind. Everything about this instrument says ?class.? Owning one of these is a lifetime achievement. Do it if you?ve got the bucks ? you will never regret!!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By Nateh107

from Northern New England

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

Just got this in the mail today . Out of the box just needed to be fine tuned and thats it! Tone and sustain for days smooth action gorgeous finish(goldtop) I really couldn't be happier. should I researched for months before dropping this kind of cash and the traditional wins hands down.I can't say enough good things about this guitar.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST BANG FOR BUCK

By Tele Dawg

from Florida

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I am the proud owner of 9 Gibson Les Pauls. Models range from Les Paul Customs to the recent release of the Les Paul Junior. I had been wanting a Les Paul Goldtop for quite awhile and tried out The Les Paul Traditional. This guitar has it all...57 classic pickups, 50's style neck, plex setup, and a beautiful Goldtop finish. Mine played great right out of the box....but I did make a few adjustments to fit my playing style. This guitar plays and sounds better than any of my other Les Pauls and has quickly become my go to guitar for gigs! Gibson has a winner with this model!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Butterscotch candy with 'tude

By Rooster

from New England

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

      Picked this up recently from MF, delivered in less than a week and my friends were drooling over the finish and quality. You'll need a set up just like any guitar. String change, bass side lowered and intonation set has this puppy ringing true. Own a Strat and a PRS for electrics, so now I have my range covered. Sustain for days and the PAFs are insane. For ABB/Zep/The Dead et al, the Lester puts out big time. Blues riffs are especially sweet. If you are thinking on it... Worry not and pull the trigger. You'll be glad you did. Thanks, Musician's Friend. You've done it again.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awww, Let's Rock...

      By Paul Williamson

      from Deep South

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      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

      Overall. extemely happy with my first Lester. I have an SRV Strat, An American Tele, and a 61 Reissue SG, and I usually pick up the Lester to play first because it sounds so good, and the playabilty is JUST AWESOME with the Plek Setup. Just makes a huge difference -- you almost don't even have to press down much to fret it -- super good action.
      All the tonal goodness anyone would want from a Lester. The PAF's are loud and raunchy if you want that, or tone 'em down for some clean Bluesey action.
      For a "used" model, about all I noticed was the plastic wasn't on the pickguard. Otherwise, extremely well built as one would expect of a 2 grand guitar.
      Saved a bit by getting a Mint Condition Used Model. No regrets!

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar, but heavy!

      By sore fingers

      from Texas

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      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

      Everything about this guitar is great except for one thing, the weight. I mostly play Strats but have always wanted a Les Paul. I knew that they were heavy but this thing seriously felt like I was playing a fence post when I first got it. I'm getting used to it, though. In hindsight, I feel like I should have paid more for the Standard, which is chambered as opposed weight-relieved. But I'm still happy with the guitar and it will always be part of my collection.
      Pretty straight forward guitar when it comes to features. It's got everything a Les Paul should have. The 57 Classics sound beautiful on the clean channel. I don't play with very much gain so I can't really say how they perform when you really crank it up.
      Everything about the guitar is top-notch, mostly. The finish, binding, fret work, and overall construction is fine. The only thing that caught my eye was on the upper bout where the toggle switch is. It seems like the guitar may not have been properly carved because right where the switch is there's a subtle bump. Maybe this is normal, though.
      I feel like I got what I paid for. This is a sturdy, well-made, American guitar that I can see myself playing for the rest of my life.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This is a top notch guitar

      By Scott Ypma

      from Scottsdale, AZ

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

      Having this guitar for only a short time has brought back a lot of joy in playing. This guitar sounds and feels right when I play it...amazing how that helps when working on new material. The first time I plugged it in, it sounded great without any changes to my amp and effect settings.

      Thank you, Musician's Friend, this was an excellent purchase.
      This Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional has all the features I was looking for.
      The fit and finish is excellent, flawless. I bought a condition 1 (like new) used instrument from this site. I pulled a mint condition guitar out of the box when it arrived. Not a flaw that I can find. The action was very playable out of the box. The pickups go from nice and clean to very rude!

      This guitar sounds great with my amplifiers and effects:

      Carvin Vintage16
      Crate V50
      Laney Pro 100 head/4x12 cab

      VOX wah
      TS808 Tube Screamer
      MXR Carbon Copy
      I can't really put a price on a high quality instrument. When you find one that's special, it is priceless.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing.

      By James Galvan

      from Texas

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

      I can't begin to express how much this guitar exceeded my expectations. Every note that I play on this reminds me of the wonderful person who invented it and it really brings me a lot of joy. The Goldtop has a beautiful finish that the pictures on this website doesn't do justice.

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