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Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard Traditional - Heritage Cherry Sunburst


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  • Mahogany body with modern weight relief for improved playability
  • Grade-AAA maple top with Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish
  • Mahogany neck shaped with fast-playing '60s profile
  • Smooth rosewood fingerboard with Mother-of-Pearl parallelogram inlays
  • Pair of Burstbucker Pro pickups with coil-tap capabilities to access both smooth humbucking tones as well as gritty, hot single-coil tones
  • Grover traditional locking tuners uphold tuning integrity with precision
  • Features a traditional, mountable cream pickguard
  • Includes Gibson hardshell case with every model
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

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The guitar that needs no introduction, the Gibson Les Paul Standard has graced the hands of musical legends such as Jimmy Page, Mike Bloomfield, Eric Clapton, Paul Kossoff, Slash and many more has been tweaked to give you classic Les Paul tone and playability.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 brings you a new fingerboard radius that makes this model even more playable than ever. It’s also more versatile than ever with the inclusion of two seriously accurate PAF reproductions with extra switching options provided by coil taps.

Stunning Body

The classic duo of a maple top and mahogany body are back with the arrival of the Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard. The standard carved maple top on the opaque finishes and AAA-Premium figured carved maple top on the translucent/burst finishes offers up amazing clarity and sustain. The mahogany body sorts out the opposite end of the tonal range by giving you depth and richness. What’s more the body is now weight-relieved to reduce the weight of the instrument and supply even more resonance.

Supplied with the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 is a traditional cream pickguard, which you can mount should you wish to.

Neck Construction

The neck of the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 is classic, solid quarter-sawn mahogany, glued in with a mortis and tenon joint, and the super fast profile is back in the form of the asymmetrical ‘60s SlimTaper. Topping this is a rosewood fingerboard with a difference.

The fingerboard of the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 features a compound radius that goes from a 10” nut measurement to 16” at the end. This change has made all the difference in playability and comfort. Finishing things off are acrylic trapezoid markers and a TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 features a 17-degree back-angled headstock, which, along with the PLEK-cut Corian nut, aids sustain and resonance. The headstock itself features a mother-of-pearl headstock logo, gold “Les Paul Model” silkscreen and Grover Locking Kidney tuners.

Powerful Electronics

This is where the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 really gets interesting compared with previous models. While this model features all the fat, rich, singing Les Paul Standard tone you could want, the BurstBucker Pro Rhythm and BurstBucker Pro Lead pickups are routed through push/pull switches on all four control knobs, which along with the three-way selector switch, offer enhanced versatility of tone.

Lifting either of the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016’s volume controls will give you a fat, single coil sound, with improved balance. With one pickup selected you get low-noise operation, with both pickups selected you get excellent hum-cancellation.

Both in humbucking or single coil mode, when the pickups of the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 are both selected the neck tone control can be lifted to reverse the phase of the neck pickup, thus producing out-of-phase tones. When in single coil mode the phase switch allows you to choose which coil is on.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 Traditional Electric Guitar is a real treasure, one that will provide you with years of passionate playing and a sound that is out of this world.

ModelLes Paul Standard 2016 Traditional Electric Guitar
Top MaterialFlamed/Quilted Maple
Body MaterialMahogany
Neck MaterialMahogany
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Pickup ConfigurationHH
BridgeHard Tail
Neck Profile1960's SlimTaper
No. of Frets22
Position InlaysMother-of-Pearl Parallelogram
Bridge/TailpieceTonePros Tune-o-matic Bridge/Stopbar Tailpiece
TunersGrover Locking Kidney Tuners
Pickups Neck: BurstBucker Pro Rhythm
Bridge: BurstBucker Pro Lead
Controls 2 Push/Pull Volume Controls - Splits from humbucker to single coil
2 Push/Pull Tone Phase Switch - Pure Bypass takes the bridge pickup straight out the jack
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup,
Position 2. Middle Pickup,
Position 3. Neck Pickup
FinishHeritage Cherry Sunburst
Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case
Adjustment Literature
Customer Reviews
How long will it take you to put it back in its case?
Posted on 13/11/2016 by Flush1976 Bought mine last year after trying out several models over a couple of months. When I picked this one up I knew straight away that this is the one. There is so much tonal variety with the split coil humbuckers that it really spices up your playing. Gigged it for the first time last night and cranked up the AC30 and the sound was incredible. Quite a few said the guitar is amazing and two other musicians said that they have not seen a nicer looking Les Paul. The flame maple looks awesome. Weight relief really helped with the 50 minute set and my slipped disc!! And it doesn't affect the tone in the slightest, in fact last night I surprised myself, just watched the videos on my daughters phone and the guitar sounds just amazing. But don't just take my word, go and try one yourself and see how long it takes you to put it back in it's case?

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