Every once in a while, a guitar will come along that is met with such wild anticipation that it seems impossible that it will ever be able to live up to the hype, but that is exactly what the new Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus has done. Coming up on the 120th Anniversary of Orville Gibson inventing the archtop guitar, and over six decades since Gibson released the most prized solid body electric of all time, it seems about right that the Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus 2014 should be the most expansively featured model yet. The absolutely eye-popping AAAA figured maple top make the Les Paul Standard Plus special, making it not only extremely versatile, but beautiful also. You can get all of this at a price that still makes this electric guitar an unbelievable value.
Gibson 2014 Les Paul Standard Plus Features
- Mahogany Body with Modern weight relief
- AAAA figured Maple Top
- Asymmetrical ‘60s Slim taper Mahogany Neck
- Compound radius Rosewood Fingerboard
- Gibson 120th banner inlay at the 12th fret
- Burst Bucker Pro 1 and 2 Humbuckers with Coil Tap, Phase changing and Pure Bypass
- Gibson Vintage Brown Hardshell Case
More than just an divinely delicious attraction, the Les Paul Standard Plus 2014 delivers all the unparalleled tone and impeccable playing feel of its ancestors—but also brings you much more. An asymmetrical ’60s SlimTaper profile and compound-radius rosewood fingerboard make this Standard’s neck the most sublimely comfortable you’ve ever felt. Fire it up with BurstBucker Pro 1 and 2 pickups with push/pull coil splitting, phase changing, and pure bypass, augmented by a reverse-polarity bridge pickup for authentic single-coil combinations, and there’s no limit to the sonic splendors on tap here.
On top of all that, the Les Paul Standard Plus 2014 is loaded with Gibson USA’s 120th Anniversary features, including new larger no-slip strap buttons, a TekToid nut, long-life proprietary coated guitar strings, cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance, undercut frets over neck binding, a full PLEK setup, a 120th Anniversary logo inlay at the 12th fret, and a vintage-brown hardshell case with pink lining. It also looks superb in your choice of Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Brilliant Red, Honeyburst, Ocean Water Burst, Rootbeer Burst, or Tobacco Sunburst, all with a stunningly figure Grade-AAAA maple top.
Body and Neck
The Les Paul Standard Plus 2014 is crafted in the image of the original Les Paul Standard. It is made from a solid mahogany back with modern weight relief for a lighter strapped-on feel and enhanced resonance, with a carved AAAA figured maple top. It has a glued-in mahogany neck with an asymmetrical ’60s SlimTaper profile and compound-radius rosewood fingerboard that feels extremely ergonomic. The bound rosewood fingerboard is topped with a TekToid nut, and carries 22 cryogenic-treated frets for long life and corrosion resistance, with undercut frets over binding for extra playing surface. It’s decorated with traditional trapezoid inlays and a commemorative 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.
Pickups and Electronics
The guitar carries a pair of legendary Gibson humbuckers, a BurstBucker Pro 1 in the neck position and a hotter BurstBucker Pro 2 in the bridge, with a reverse-polarity bridge pickup for authentic single-coil combinations. They have independent volume controls with push-pull coil splitting, along with push-pull phase reverse and pure-bypass switching.
A chrome TonePros locking Tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece anchor it all down for outstanding resonance and sustain, with high-quality Grover locking tuners. Enlarged strap buttons (new for 2014) keep your guitar secure throughout the set. Vintage-cream binding and pickup rings, with gold speed knobs, provide a visual link to the Les Pauls of the ’50s.
Case and Coverage
The Les Paul Standard Plus 2014 comes protected in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case with pink lining, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service.
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