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This stunning Blonde Beauty guitar features a AAA flame maple top in a natural finish that lets you see the beauty of the wood, and an exotic 3-piece flame maple neck. It has all the great sound and features of the Les Paul Standard, like BurstBucker Pro pickups, a tune-o-matic bridge, trapezoid inlaid rosewood fretboard and single-ply neck and body binding, but with upgraded gold hardware.
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 drilled into the body.
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Firstly, the cover pic does no justice to how good this beauty actually looks. I bought this guitar used aout a year ago and It's my main guitar now....absolutely indispensable! I've owned an LP Trad Pro and a Classic fitted with vintage 57 Classic PUP's...this just smokes them in terms of versatility and tone...and most importantly, it's not a back breaker at just 8 Lb's. Don't let the buzz about chambering get to you! This one really does eat the above-mentioned all-mahogany guitars for breakfast. I've played some customs too - I still prefer the Blondie...this one stays with me for life! great find....if you can get one, hold on to it for dear life...
I've owned about 15 different Les Pauls so far. That includes Custom Shop models. I've never owned a Les Paul that was " weight relieved " like this one. This guitar is beautiful in looks, and sounds great. I love the maple neck, as two of my Les Pauls have maple necks. The tone is better with maple than mahoghany in my opinion. This is a limited run, which means it will go up in value thru the years.God Bless Gibson for this Blonde Beauty !!!
Breath taking finish complimented by attractive gold hardware. I approached this guitar with skepticism because of the three piece maple neck rather than the traditional one piece mahogany, and the chambered body. However, I quickly became a believer.The flawlessly assembled neck plays smoothly with consistently well pressed frets.The tone is fat and rich with a wider range of highs and mids than the traditional LP standards. The Burstbucker pros scream even more than the 490 and 498s that many LP players prefer. This chambered model offers the same sustain as the standard, but with a more crisp clean, and an impressive range. My only issues are the finish on the neck, which gives an awkward feel, and that the case seems to be a little too small. The frets may seem too high for some players.Overall, a 4.7 and a great unit for any player. I am lucky to own one of these.
Beautiful guitar. Beautiful. The pictures do not do it justice.Mine has excellent fit and finish and zero flaws. The fretwork is perfect. The tuners are firm and stable. Even the action and intonation were fine as purchased. My only wish was that it had 57-style pickups rather than BurstBuckers, but I haven't changed them yet. At this point, I may not. These pickups have a wide sonic range that is very useful. Maybe I was wrong? It's light, and not just by Les Paul standards. Mine is really light. This must be a chambered body. The maple neck lets you get close to Tele territory on the bridge pup, and if you snap and pop the strings you don't have to change guitars. The neck pup is classic Les Paul. Mixing the two pups together is where all the fun is. I'm still having fun at this stage. The sustain and sweetness of the Les Paul is still there, but the clarity of the attack from the maple neck stays there too. I like it. It keeps passages from getting muddy. Remember B.B.'s Lucille has a maple neck, George Benson's jazz box, and some other great artist's Les Pauls do too (Pete Townshend, John Sykes, Zakk Wylde) A beautiful guitar that plays beautifully and sounds beautiful. I am a very, very happy owner.
I have owned the LP AAA Standard for over 2 months now and it is the only guitar I play on now. The tone is clearer then the typical LP with the mahogany neck, as this neck, being maple, offers up clearer, sweeter and more articulate tones then the regular LP's do. It can do the Fender sounds closer then a regular LP can as the maple neck gives the guitar more upper mid tones and clearer cleans while sustaining extremely well across then entire six strings. The maple neck puts the tones in between a Gibson LP and a Fender Tele, but still very LP-ish in tonal character. I have had the luxury of playing several of these guitars and just as every guitar is different, one to the next, this particular one can do it all and do it extremely well. I use Diezel amps and one Vox AD30VT for very small venues. The guitar sounds terrific through any amp I have tried it through. The quality of workmanship was flawless on my guitar, including a terrific fret job and nut cut from the factory. The production side of Gibson is turning out splendid examples of Gibsons and has great wood selection as is evident with these guitars. You will see no better wood on the historic LP's and in most cases, not as good as the tops on these LP's are.