Gibson Les Paul Standard 2012 Electric Guitar - Translucent AmberStock code: 95721
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- Solid mahogany body
- Carved grade AAA-premium figured maple top
- Mahogany neck with asymmetrical SlimTaper profile
- Rosewood fingerboard
- BurstBucker Pro Rhythm and BurstBucker Pro Lead pickups
- TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge & stopbar tailpiece
The guitar that has graced the hands of musical legends such as Eric Clapton, Mike Bloomfield, Jimmy Page, Paul Kossoff, Slash and Zakk Wylde has been tweaked to give you classic Les Paul tone and playability, but with a couple of modern updates. Introducing the 2012 Gibson Les Paul Standard.
The Gibson Les Paul Standard 2012 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.
The Gibson Les Paul Standard 2012 offers up a massive range of gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finishes, that are all available in left-handed versions. Blue Mist, Ebony & Gold Top finishes are supplied with a standard carved maple top, whilst the Translucent Black, Desert Burst, Fireball, Honeyburst, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Lightburst, Translucent Amber, Teaburst finishes show off a beautiful Grade AAA Premium figured maple top.
The classic duo of a maple top and mahogany body are back with the arrival of the Gibson 2012 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 2012 is a traditional cream pickguard, which you can mount should you wish to.
The neck of the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2012 is classic, solid quarter-sawn mahogany, glued in with a mortis & 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 2012 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 2012 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.
This is where the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2012 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 2012’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 2012 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.
Again functioning in both humbucker and single coil modes, the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2012 features a new Pure Bypass setting (or ‘lead mode’) activated by lifting the bridge tone control. This addition bypasses the volume and tone controls, to route the bridge pickup straight to the output jack for full output and brightness.
|Model||Les Paul Standard 2012 Electric Guitar|
|Top Material||Flamed/Quilted Maple|
|Neck Profile||1960's SlimTaper|
|No. of Frets||22|
|Position Inlays||Mother-of-Pearl Parallelogram|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||TonePros Tune-o-matic Bridge/Stopbar Tailpiece|
|Tuners||Grover 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|
|Included Accessories||Gibson Hardcase Adjustment Literature|