The Les Paul Standard
It started it all off. Every electric guitar owes something to
the Les Paul Standard. It was one of the first ever electric guitar
designs, and its quality still holds up today. Favoured for its
beautifully vintage tone and incredible dynamism, it is a model
which screams with style, quality, and class. The '50s models by
Gibson are an ode to the original design of the Les Paul Standard,
and offer the same level of sensational craftsmanship boasted by
models of old.
Bursting with sonic flavour
So you want tone? With the Burstbucker pickups in this Les
Paul Standard '50s, you can have all the tone in the world. Made
from Alnico II magnets, they offer high output and a sound which is
like stepping into a time machine to the vintage PAF tones of old.
The bridge position pickup will give your rhythm licks the bold
boost and vintage twang that they need to sound rich, full, and
vibrant. It will take you away to a universe of bright sounds, with
its high output giving you plenty of crunch and clarity.
The Burstbucker 1 in the neck is a medium-output humbucker
which gives your notes that rich creaminess which fills the room.
Lead notes will have a full, flawless bottom end, whilst being able
to scream and wail as much as you like. Whether playing with gain
or clean as a whistle, every lick will be defined and saturated.
With this pickup combination providing a solid foundation for your
sound, your tone will be electrifying.
The Les Paul neck
What's next? A neck which will make your jaw drop? You’re
absolutely right. The rounded mahogany neck on the Les Paul
Standard '50s is a truly outstanding innovation which is as
satisfying as it is playable. Whether you hook your thumb over the
top or keep it at the back, you'll feel comfortable playing in your
own style. Its warm resonance further boosts each note you play,
and lets your guitar's voice truly shine. It's also silky smooth
for slick manoeuvrability up and down the fretboard. You're bound
to discover a world of musical possibilities with this beautiful
instrument in your hands.
Unrivalled rosewood. If you want the smoothest fretting
experience possible, this will give you ultimate satisfaction. The
rosewood fretboard on the Standard '50s is one of a kind, having
been expertly crafted for a playing experience like no other. Your
fingers will fall in love with each fret as they glide along them
effortlessly. The warm resonance of the rosewood also rings out
with conviction. Offering an exceptional level of sustain, this
fretboard will help each note make an impression, and you'll find
it easy to express your musical ideas.
For the modern player
It's a classic. But it's made for serious modern musicians.
This guitar not only offers the same incredible features of the
1950s Les Paul Standards, but also gives you some modern quirks
which maximise its performance. An ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge lends
its world class tuning stability, whilst the aluminium stop bar
gives your picking hand the optimum place to rest. The grand,
majestic finish matches the majestic legacy of this vintage-style
innovation. Experience a guitar that's everything an excellent
instrument should be.
Series: Standard '50s
Finish: Tobacco Burst
Neck and Fingerboard
Nut Width: 1.695" / 43.05mm
Scale Length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
Number of Frets: 22
Nut: Graph Tech
Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids
Hardware and Electronics
Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Aluminium Stop Bar
Knobs: Amber Top Hats w/Pointers
Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker 2
Neck Pickup: Burstbucker 1
Controls: Two Volumes, Two Tones, Toggle Switch (hand-wired
with Orange Drop Capacitors)
Case: Hard Shell Case