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Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar  

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The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus electric guitar has all the traditional features you expect from a Les Paul: mahogany body and set neck...Read More

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Time-honored features plus figured maple top.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus electric guitar has all the traditional features you expect from a Les Paul: mahogany body and set neck, figured maple top, and a pair of Gibson's awesome '57 Classic humbucker pickups. The Plus on this guitar is the gorgeous, figured maple top—just the right touch on this iconic rock machine. One not-so-traditional improvement—the neck has been dressed by Gibson's Plek machine, a computer-controlled robot that analyzes the neck, files the frets, and cuts the slots on the nut to a hundredth of a millimeter accuracy for optimal action and intonation without string buzzing.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Body Wood: Mahogany, non-chambered weight-relieved
  • Top wood: Figured 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

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GibsonLes Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (100)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Solid electronics (15)
  • Good pick up (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (13)
    • Practicing (10)
    • Recording (10)
    • Small venues (10)
    • Rock concerts (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), Professional musician (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Sound and Playability

    This guitar is obviously gibson quality. I could go on and on about how amazing it sounds and feels but if you're considering this guitar you've proably already test-played one and know. There is...Read complete review

    This guitar is obviously gibson quality. I could go on and on about how amazing it sounds and feels but if you're considering this guitar you've proably already test-played one and know. There is little difference between the 50's and 60's neck, so if your worried about that, don't be. I use it mainly for jamming, recording and planning small venue gigs. I do have some beefs with minor detail flaws in this guitar. I did have to order this online and get it internationally shipped.There were small, barely noticable scratch marks on the body and the plek machine left some indents on the fret-board binding. Again, it doesn't change the playability and is barely noticeable but when u pay upwards of $2200 for a guitar, it should be flawless in it's craftmanship. I got the chicago blue and it looks beautiful. It does seem darker than the picture so be aware of that. I highly reccomend this guitar; if you can find one in a shop and inspect it for details (saves you the trouble of dealing with an online store) and obviously test-play before buying. :)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Disappointed, But Hopeful

    like the other reviews before mine, my les paul (iced tea finish) had really bad paint runs. MF's customer service was accomodating and friendly, which i have no complaints about. saving up...Read complete review

    like the other reviews before mine, my les paul (iced tea finish) had really bad paint runs. MF's customer service was accomodating and friendly, which i have no complaints about. saving up for 15+ years for the guitar i've always wanted to buy...and it comes with paint runs so i have to send it back for an exchange...that's pretty frustrating. it PLAYED great-just as i expected. i'm just waiting for one with a better paint job to show up at my door.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cream of the Crop

    By pick-it

    from Stonewall, LA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

      I received my used Les Paul Traditional, Desert Burst today and what a guitar. MF rated it as a level 1. This guitar looks like it has never been out of the case. There's not even a mark on the pick-guard, I am very impressed. The quality of this instrument is excellent as described. It was half the price of the MSRP. I highly recommend persuing a used instrument from them if you don't want to afford a new one. Five stars. Thanks MF, a very satisfied customer!!

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      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet guitar- bound to be collectors ite

      By myk

      from Arizona

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

      Very sweet guitar. I little on the heavy side but it really sings.I expected a little lower action without fret buzz due to the "plek" but im still very happy with it.50's neck not as fat, actually comfotable. The very tip of the headstock looked like Gibson missed a small spot of stain- Gibson customer service said "its a hand made guitar- there are going to be imperfections". Not really the response I was hoping for.

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      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best deal on a Gibby, ever...

      By Xyrium

      from NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Quality materials

      Cons

      • Might Need A Setup

      Best Uses

      • everything

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

      I have two of the 2011 models, without the laminate fretboards. I sold my Standard, and Classic for them. These Traditionals are what Les Paul intended the guitar to be. The materials are high quality, though I'm not a fan of Gibson pups. So, toss in another 80-100 for a good setup, and this guitar will sing, for any genre of music. Just fantastic.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Guitar

      By Zep Fan

      from Newtown, CT

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

          Received guitar about a month ago. It is incredibl! Everything from sound to comfort. It also looks good (got Heritage Sunburt). I have other guitars but they don't even compare to this LP. It is pricey - but worth it. It is THE guitar to play heavy classic rock - Zep, AC/DC, Montrose, Priest, Bad Co, etc. MF matched priced of another web site, shipped as promised and came flawless - good experience.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stand alone quality and sound

          By Dan G

          from Antelope Valley CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

            Great sound/tone only Humbuckers give.. Beautiful finish and workmanship. Clean through the 24 fret.Intonation spot on out of the case. Good people at Musician's Freind.

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            5.0

            If lost or stolen I would get another

            By Bulldog

            from Stevensville, Ontatio

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • There are none

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

            Could not wait to get to this guitar out of the case. This is a solid "Rock Machine. A dream come true.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great

            By Dr. B

            from Maryland

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

                Came out of the box playing amazingly. The case alone is one of the nicest things I own.

                -Heritage Cherry color is much more of a deep red than it ever looks in pictures.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great

                By DD

                from Freetown, MA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

                  Love it, Play nice with great action.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply great

                  By Slappy

                  from Albany, NY

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Situations

                    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

                    I have two of these; Light Burst and Ebony, and have owned them for two years and one year respectively. Both are perfect. The action sets up nice and low, intonation dials in perfectly with room left in the saddle travel. Excellent fit and finish, fretwork, etc. Pickups and tone are great, sounds like a Les Paul. These Traditionals are heavy. Mine weigh in around 9 lbs. or so, but I would much rather have that than the previous chambered models, many of which were neck-heavy. If a guitar is the slightest bit neck heavy, I pass it by at all cost. These guitars are far from neck-heavy, almost to the point of rolling off my lap. But I have no complaint; I just wanted to note that. Solidly built, great tone, excellent playability and beautiful to look at. You can't go wrong unless you have a bad back.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best production line Gibson available

                    By 1geo

                    from Tampa Bay area

                    About Me Novice

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Bueatiful Finish
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great Sound Oickup
                    • Love The Neck
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts

                      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

                      I own five Gibsons. Without question, this is one of the highest quality production line Gibson you can own.

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