The Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Standard Bass is back! Way back in 1952 the Les Paul Standard established itself as the finest solidbody electric guitar available to the six-string player. The Les Paul Standard Bass from Gibson USA takes that legendary styling and the classic features of the Les Paul's design and construction and applies them to the low end, with an oversized Les Paul body that is more proportional to the dimensions of the bass guitar, giving you a bass with traditionally elegant styling, but a tone all its own. The look is so familiar you'll do a double-take to confirm that this is indeed a four-string bass, and the Les Paul Standard Bass has the same vibe and monstrous tone as its six-string predecessor. Its simple yet versatile pickups can take you from gut-thumping rumble to punchy funky snap, perfect for any style of music.
Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Standard Bass Features
- Solid Mahogany body with solid carved Maple top
- Comfortable, rounded neck profile makes it a very comfortable bass
- TB+ humbucking pickups with ceramic magnets for growling bass tone
- Legendary Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- Grover bass tuners with 20:1 gear ratio
- Cream binding for a classic and elegant look
Like the most revered Les Paul Standards of all time, the Gibson Les Paul Standard Bass starts with the classic tonewood combination of a mahogany body with solid carved maple top. Together, these woods offer outstanding tonal depth and richness from the mahogany, with superb clarity and snap from the maple. Strategically placed tone chambers enhance resonance while reducing the overall weight of the bass considerably.
The glued-in solid-mahogany neck is cut to the superior quarter-sawn grain orientation for superior strength and optimum resonance transfer between neck and body. The neck is carved to a comfortably rounded profile that increases gradually from .860 inches at the 1st fret to .960 inches at the 12th fret, and topped with a 20-fret rosewood fingerboard with traditional trapezoid inlays. The bass has a PLEK-cut Corian nut, and, to further maximize vibrational energy, Gibson includes its legendary Tune-o-matic bridge and stud-mounted wraparound tailpiece, arguably the most storied hardware combination in the history of the electric guitar, adapted here for the four-string instrument.
Electronics and Hardware
All this tonal goodness is cranked through a pair of Gibson USA's TB+ humbucking pickups, with ceramic magnets for enhanced punch and clarity to maximize the potential of this timeless maple and mahogany design. Individual volume and tone controls and a three-way switch offer a wide range of tones. Finally, a set of highly efficient Grover bass tuners with 20:1 a gear ratio give you optimum smoothness and precision. Add it up, and it's a powerful yet classy road to the bottom, whether you're forte is rock, jazz, country, or metal. This bass is only a limited edition run so order yours today and discover the beauty and versatility of the Gibson Les Paul Standard Bass.