The Les Paul Standard may seem like a pretty ordinary name for an electric guitar, but don’t let that fool you. Did you know that it was originally the only version of the Les Paul to exist? That in itself makes the name much, MUCH more impressive. It was truly “the” standard not just within the company, but also as one of the chosen few in the entire guitar world!
You’re looking for an electric guitar that exemplifies all of the characteristics of a professional instrument, from the superior materials and highly specialized components to the expert building techniques and attention to detail.
The new Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard is that instrument.
Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Features
- From the newest line of Les Paul electrics, painstakingly crafted and built to exacting specifications
- Acrylic Trapezoid Inlay on a Rosewood Fingerboard
- Grove Locking Rotomatic tuners with keystone buttons
- Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and Aluminum stopbar tailpiece provides stability
- Fitted with Gibson Humbuckers – Burstbucker Pro Rhythm neck pickup and Burstbucker Pro Lead bridge pickup
- Electronics – Gibson HP-4 High Performance Circuit Featuring: 2 Push/Pull Volumes, 2 Push/Pull Tones, 3-Way Toggle Switch, and Internal 5-Position, DIP Switch
- Eye-catching finishes – Blueberry Burst, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Seafoam Green, Trans Amber
Gibson luthiers incorporate a mahogany back and neck to pair with a hand-selected AAA figured maple top. Both the Slim Taper neck and the Ultra-Modern weight relief body provide extra comfort up and down the guitar – the 2019 Les Paul Standard feels effortless in your hands and you’ll feel at ease playing for hours and hours. With this instrument, you’ll also enjoy quintessential Gibson appointments, including the distinct ‘top-hat’ knobs, Grover Locking Rotomatic tuners with keystone buttons, and the tasteful cream-colored binding. The hardware has been chosen to ensure a reliable performance each and every time you pull it out to play – the Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece anchor the instrument, and the chrome plating really looks cool!
The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard with is fitted with two distinct, hard-working humbuckers - the Burstbucker Pro Rhythm neck pickup and Burstbucker Pro Lead bridge pickup. While Burstbuckers themselves are known for their remarkable similarities to Gibson’s original PAF pickups, the Burstbucker Pro takes that template and adds a fatter, more driving edge to the sound. This is due to the fact that the Burstbucker Pros incorporate Alnico 5 magnets instead of the more traditional Alnico 2. The four ‘Push-Pull’ knobs (two volume, two tone) allow you to switch up the combinations between the neck and bridge pickups and you’ll be treated to a vast collection of tasty humbucking tones! The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard possesses a tonal character that radiates with an extra burst of energy and a bit more brilliance – exactly the kind of sound palette you want from a modern, versatile electric guitar powerhouse.
Back when the Gibson Les Paul officially became “Standard” by name, it brought iconic burst finishes onto the scene. Today, in true Gibson fashion, the 2019 Les Paul Standard boasts a variety of beautiful color finishes that carry on that remarkable legacy, plus the silky-smooth shine of their gloss nitrocellulose lacquer to bring it all together. All of this results in a striking Gibson Les Paul electric guitar that represents class, professional performance, and unlimited musical possibilities!
The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar includes a hardshell case.