The 2013 Les Paul Premium offers modern features for the modern player while maintaining incredible, authentic Gibson feel and tone. Featuring a AAAA Flame Maple Top, Modern weight relief, and Burst Bucker Pro pickups with coil tapping and the ability to reverse polarity on the rear pickup for incredible single coil tones. A Les Paul for the modern player, the Les Paul Premium has incredible features with the Les Paul feel and tone you know and love.
Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium AAAA Flame Top Electric Guitar Features
- AAAA Flame MapleTop
- Mahogany body with Modern weight relief
- Asymmetrical ‘60s Slim taper Mahogany Neck
- Burst Bucker Pro 1 and 2 Pickups
- Push/Pull Coil Tap, Phase changing and Pure Bypass Electronics
- Reverse polarity rear pickup for authentic single coil combinations
- Includes Gibson Hardshell Case
Adding to the cornerstone ‘Standard’ of the Gibson USA lineup, the Les Paul Standard Premium AAAA Flame is the embodiment of Les Paul’s vision of innovation and elegance, representing a marriage of timeless tone with flexibility and playability.
The marriage of solid maple top and mahogany back, treated to Gibson’s modern weight relief pattern for improved comfort and enhanced resonance, provides a blend of richness, depth, punch, and clarity that no single-wood guitar can provide. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is carved in an asymmetrical version of the popular ’60s profile, making it one of the most appealing necks Gibson has ever produced, and it’s topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard with a superbly playable compound radius that’s rounder down in the open chord positions and flatter up in the lead zone.
Traditional trapezoid inlays keep it all looking just right, along with cream binding, pickguard, and pickup rings, amber top-hat knobs, and a traditional black-and-white bell truss rod cover. Classic Gibson constructional elements ensure the Les Paul Standard plays just like the greatest Standards ever, with traditional specs like a 24-3/4 inches scale length, and a 1-11/16 inch width across the PLEK-cut Corian nut.
A pair of BurstBucker Pro pickups follow the blueprint for Gibson’s hallowed PAF humbuckers of the late ’50s, updated with potted coils for howl-free performance at high volumes, and four-conductor wiring that allows for incredible versatility. The independent volume pot for each pickup has push-pull switching to independently split the coils for single-coil tones, with hum-cancelling performance in the middle position thanks to a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity bridge pickup.
Pop up the neck pickup’s tone control for reverse-phase tones, or lift the bridge pickup’s tone knob to tap Gibson’s Pure Bypass setting, which routes that pickup straight through to the output jack, bypassing the volume and tone controls for a hotter, clearer sound, making it a great ‘instant lead’ preset. The innovative pairing of a locking TonePros Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensures solid sustain and precise intonation, while a set of high-quality locking Grover kidney-button tuners ensures smooth, accurate tuning.
Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.
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