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Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar Desert Burst

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The Les Paul Standard 2016 HP is the utmost in luxury and performance in Gibson’s 2016 lineup, with an unprecedented set of premium and high performa...Click To Read More About This Product

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Packed with upgrades and versatility.

The Les Paul Standard 2016 HP is the utmost in luxury and performance in Gibson’s 2016 lineup, with an unprecedented set of premium and high performance features. On top of flamboyant AAAA flamed maple top, it boasts a new and exclusive fast-access heel, developed specifically for the Gibson USA High Performance lineup, to allow unprecedented access to the high notes. Combined with our new soloist neck width, the pair provides the fastest and most comfortable Les Paul neck you’ve ever played.

Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. Dual Burstbucker Pro humbuckers deliver roaring Les Paul tones, while genuine mother of pearl inlays – and the most luxurious aluminum case ever made – complement the cutting-edge soul of this premium guitar. 

Includes hardshell case.

Key High Performance features 
Tuners: Next-Generation Gibson G FORCE
Switch: Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
Bridge: Titanium saddles
Case: Luxury aluminum case
Neck: Soloist neck width
Inlays: Mother of pearl inlays
Top: AAAA figured maple
Jack: Gold plated multi contact jack
Heel: Fast-access heel
Nut: Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut

Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Mahogany Weight relieved
Body finish: Gloss Lacquer
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: SlimTaper
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Material: Rosewood
Radius: Compound
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Trapezoid
Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
Configuration: HH
Neck: Rhythm Pro
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Lead Pro
Brand: Gibson
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Push/pull volume controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Both
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning machines: Gibson G FORCE
Color: Chrome
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Truss rod wrench and polishing cloth
Country of origin: United States

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Gibson2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Great guitar at a reasonable price.

By Pig Vomit

from Southern Maryland

About Me Novice


  • Fast access heel is a huge improvement.
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics


  • Finish is thin on small area of neck binding.

Best Uses

  • This guitar will do it all.

Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar:

I picked up a Honey Burst and it is gorgeous. The maple cap is beautiful and has great figure. After reading about Gibsons recent quality control issues I looked this guitar over with a fine tooth comb when I unboxed it. I have to say it is perfect in every way with one very small exception. The finish on the neck binding (only one side in a small area) is slightly low and has a little texture. Its not noticeable when playing and very hard to spot otherwise.
I was skeptical about the robot tuners after reading many negative and positive reviews. It left me not knowing what to expect. I personally cant tune by ear too well so this was a big plus for me. So far it has worked perfectly and does exactly what its supposed to do.
What about the sound? Its all there, sounds like a classic les paul in every way. The weight relief seems to have little if any affect on sustain. It is noticeably lighter than a non weight releived LP which is welcomed. I cant say I have a lot of use for the coil splitting/tapping. It does not change the tone very much unless your playing clean. The pickups sound good but im already considering throwing in a super distortion on the bridge. I have one in my 1998 Epiphone Lp and the sound is amazing.
I was not overly excited about the new aluminum case but after seeing it im happy. Its built like a tank and even has a rubber seal to keep moisture out. The interior is very well padded and holds the guitar firm.
Not much else to say about it. I just got it today and will likely have it until I die.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


I would buy this product again.

By Zoid

from Seth WV

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


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar:

    Sustain is incredible. Guitar was set up perfect right out of the box. Action just slightly high. The Gibson tuner is new for me. It works, just hard to get used to. For me, I prefer tuning myself. But I'm not complaining. The flamed maple is beautiful. I got the desert burst. Love it!


    Wow I can't even describe!

    By Westside Ron

    from Covina CA

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        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar:

        I play all kinds of music from B.B. king to blink 182 and it plays every genre perfectly! The in/out phase is perfect for Zeppelin and Peter green I love this guitar the most of all my guitars it beats my les Paul custom only because it has the push pull mods.

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