Class is timeless and tradition is important at Gibson, that's why they keep the flag flying for the Les Paul with the Standard. The inclusion of Burstbuckers only enhances that with new searing tone. Blending traditional, timeless and tremendous features into one great guitar.
Classic And Contemporary Les Paul
The new Les Paul Standard 2013 follows the same formula as the most beloved Les Pauls of all time. The guitar shows off its looks with a Grade-AA figured maple top, or take it over the top with a gorgeous Grade-AAA, Premium, or Premium Quilted top for outrageous looks. The marriage of solid maple top and mahogany back, treated to Gibson’s new modern weight relief pattern for improved comfort and enhanced resonance, provides a blend of richness, depth, punch, and clarity that no single-wood guitar can provide. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved in a new asymmetrical version of the popular ’60s profile, making it one of the most appealing necks Gibson has ever produced, and its topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard with a superbly playable compound radius that’s rounder down in the “open chord” positions and flatter up in the lead zone. Traditional trapezoid inlays keep it all looking just right, along with cream binding, pickguard, and pickup rings, amber top-hat knobs, and a traditional black-and-white bell truss rod cover. Classic Gibson constructional elements ensure the new Les Paul Standard plays just like the greatest Standards ever, with traditional specs like a 24 ¾” scale length, and a 1 11/16” width across the PLEK-cut Corian™ nut.
A pair of BurstBucker Pro™ pickups, a #1 in the neck position and #2 in the bridge, follow the blueprint for Gibson’s hallowed PAF humbuckers of the late ’50s, but are updated with potted coils for howl-free performance at high volumes, and four-conductor wiring that allows for incredible versatility.
- Solid Mahogany body with your choice of grade AA figured, AAA figured, AAA quilt, AAAA flame, AAA Birdseye Maple or figured Koa top
- Mahogany neck with compound radius Rosewood fingerboard and asymmetrical SlimTaper™ profile
- Coil-tapped BurstBucker Pro Rhythm and BurstBucker Pro Lead pickups in the neck and bridge
- TonePros™ Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- Grover™ Locking kidney tuners with 18:1 tuning ratio