The Gibson 2008 Les Paul Standard is an elegant revision of the classic solid-body, single-cut electric guitar for the left-handed guitarist. With new upgrades and features such as; asymmetrical neck profile; enlarged neck tenon; improved gear ratio; custom-made gold-plated potentiometers; Nashville Tune-o-matic and hand-carved figured maple top with matched chambered mahogany back make this the best Gibson Les Paul model ever produced.
Gibson 08 Les Paul Standard, Left-Handed Features
- Body Species Mahogany
- Top Species AA Grade Figured Maple on Burst finishes, A Grade
- Fingerboard Species Rosewood
- Scale Length 243/4"
- Number of Frets 22
- Inlays Trapezoid Pearloid
- Neck Pickup Busrtbucker Pro 1
- Bridge Pickup Burstbucker Pro 2
- Controls 2 volume, 2 tone, one three way selector switch
- Species Mahogany
- Profile Asymmetrical
- Peghead Pitch 17°
- Nut Molded
- Nut Width 1.6875"
- Truss Rod Cover Standard
- Tailpiece Locking Tone Pros Chrome
- Bridge Locking Tone Pros Chrome Nashville
- Knobs Gold Top Hat Knobs
- Tuners Locking Grover
- Jack Neutrik locking
- Case Exterior USA Black Snakeskin
- Collateral This instrument comes with a complete Plek setup
New Features of the Gibson 2008 Les Paul
New features of the Gibson 2008 Les Paul Standard include a new asymmetrical neck profile that makes it one of the most comfortable and playable necks ever offered on any guitar. The neck also features an enlarged neck tenon for maximum wood contact between the neck and body guaranteeing increased stability and superb transfer of vibration for enhanced tone, locking Grover tuners which are a first for the Gibson Les Paul with an improved gear ratio of 18:1 and making string changes a snap. All newly designed controls, including custom-made, gold-plated potentiometers made by Bourns give the Gibson 2008 Les Paul Standard a new level of sonic clarity and intensity. Other new features include TonePros' locking Nashville Tune-o-matic and stopbar tailpiece in chrome finish and strap lock buttons. The Gibson 2008 Les Paul Standard electric guitar features a hand-carved figured maple top with matched chambered mahogany back outlined with single-ply binding.
BurstBucker Pro Pickups
The BurstBucker Pro pickups used in the Gibson 2008 Les Paul Standard electric guitar add Alnico 5 magnets to the original BurstBucker design, which captured the subtle variations in true humbucker tone thanks to historically accurate "unmatched" bobbins. Used in the bridge position, the BurstBucker Pro delivers rich, smooth low end response along with a complex, satisfying midrange crunch. Burstbucker Pro pickups sound great clean or they can be used to push your amp into overdrive for the fat deep sound you can only get with a humbucker. All BurstBucker Pro pickups are wax potted to minimize feedback and noise.
The Plek Machine
The Gibson 2008 Les Paul Standard electric guitar is set up on the Plek machine. The Plek is a German-made, computer-controlled machine that carefully measures each fret, along with the fingerboard height under each string, and then automatically dresses each fret, virtually eliminating string buzz and greatly improving the overall playability of the guitar. This process does in minutes what it takes a luthier several hours to accomplish. Every fret is accurately aligned, and the guitar is properly intonated, leaving the instrument Plek'd and amazingly playable.
To give you a choice of how your Gibson 2008 Les Paul Standard guitar should look, the pickguard is not attached but included in the case. To install the pickguard, holes will need to be drilled into the guitar's body.