Striking beauty. Unmatched power. Unbelievable versatility. The flagship of our High Performance lineup, the new Les Paul Standard 2017 HP is the most luxurious and groundbreaking Les Paul Standard ever made.
A super exclusive AAAA flamed maple top, premium chrome hardware, beautiful nitro finish, and genuine Mother of Pearl inlays deliver the luxury. Extreme performance comes from the prominent use of aluminum, steel, and titanium hardware (replacing traditional and tonally-inferior Zamac); an innovative Fast-Access heel and Soloist's neck width and asymmetrical slim-taper profile; and a revolutionary new re-wiring system that allows over 150 fully reversible sonic options from the PAF-inspired Burstbucker Rhythm Pro and Lead Pro pickups. Ultimately, the Les Paul Standard 2017 HP might look like the finest Les Paul you've ever laid eyes on, but it plays, feels, and sounds like nothing you've ever laid hands on.
Body and Neck
AAAA flamed maple top on a mahogany body with Ultra-Modern weight relief. Mahogany neck with soloist neck width, asymmetrical slim-taper profile, and rosewood compound radius fingerboard with 22 polished frets and genuine Mother of Pearl trapezoid inlays
Pickups and Electronics
Burstbucker Rhythm Pro and Lead Pro+ humbuckers. 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 aviation grade toggle switch. Gold plated multi-contact jack. 4 push-pull (individual tap/split, phase, and coil selection) and 5 position DIP switch (Neck and Bridge Pickup Tap or Split, Neck and Bridge Vol Treble Bleed control, and Transient Suppression)
Chrome aluminum TOM with titanium saddles and locking steel studs. Chrome aluminum Stop Bar with locking steel studs. Chrome knurled top hats knobs. G FORCE™ auto-tuning system
The 2017 HP Les Paul Standard is delivered in a Gibson High-Performance super premium stamped aluminum case, along with a Gibson premium leather strap, a Gibson multi-tool, and a polishing cloth.