The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar leads the way in terms of premium features and exquisite playability, thanks to Gibson's excellent workmanship and dedication to their craft. Each model is supplied with a hardshell case, as well as Gibson's accessory kit to keep your model in pristine condition.
"High Performance" build
The Les Paul Standard HP is built for those who want a model that can hold its own night after night on tour or in the studio. The body is shaped to the instantly recognisable single-cutaway body profile, which has been treated to the Ultra-Modern weight relief rout with belly scarf. The partnership results in a lightweight and comfortable feel that makes this model a joy to perform with.
The classic Les Paul tonewood partnership has been upgraded to a AAA+ figured maple top with a finish that is a feast for the eyes. The maple is paired with mahogany, which establishes a rich and resounding midrange energy to give this guitar a powerful timbre. In addition to the gorgeous body finish, white binding encircles the top to enhance the visual aesthetic.
Lightning fast neck design
Fitted to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which has been shaped to the asymmetrical slimtaper profile for comfort. Not only that, but thanks to the fast action heel, the Les Paul Standard HP sits snugly against your body for even greater playing comfort. The combination of cutaway and heel ensures easier access to the highest frets. Paired with the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which offers 22 cryogenically treated frets for your fingers to explore. Along the fingerboard, pearl trapezoid position inlays provide a stylish navigational aid.
Improved G-FORCE tuning system
Gibson's G-FORCE auto-tuning system has also been given an upgrade, so that fast, accurate string tuning is now even easier than ever before. Whether you're playing in standard, using an alternate tuning, or making up your own that you can save and recall at a later time, you'll be amazed at how smoothly the G-FORCE system operates.
The titanium zero-fret adjustable nut offers peerless tone control alongside faithful sustain and resilience during performances. The headstock is angled to Gibson's 17-degree standard to uphold string tension precisely. Fitted to the body is an aluminium tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles, which works alongside the aluminium stop bar tailpiece to anchor each string securely.
Enhanced pickup design
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar is equipped with a pair of PAF-inspired humbuckers, with a Rhythm Pro in the neck and a Lead Pro+ in the bridge. For coveted vintage style tones, you need look no further than this pair of beauties. Control over the pickups comes in the form of individual volume and tone controls for each, but Gibson have extended the tonal versatility of each one thanks to some enhanced electronics.
There are four push/pull pots at your disposal, as well as a DIP switch that offers over 150 reversible instant rewiring options to be explored. The result is one of the most versatile models that you can get your hands on, perfect for studio recording and/or live performances where your creativity can run riot!
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar is supplied with its very own Gibson hardshell aluminium case to keep it protected at home or on the move. As well as a case, Gibson's accessory kit enables you to keep your new pride and joy in pristine condition wherever your music takes you.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2018 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar Top Material Grade AAA+ Figured Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 - Cryogenically Treated Position Inlays Pearl Trapezoid Active/Passive Passive Tuners G-FORCE Pickups Neck: Rhythm Pro
Bridge: Lead Pro+
Controls Neck Volume
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Neck Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Bridge Pickup Included Accessories Gibson hardshell case
Gibson USA Accessory Kit
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