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Gibson - Les Paul Standard 2013 Guitars
SKU: #41719
Model: #LPS-HSCH
Your Price:   $2,599.00 CDN
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The Les Paul Standard has always been the cornerstone of the Gibson USA lineup, and the new Les Paul Standard holds that same esteemed position at the center of the 2013 Year of Les Paul celebrations. This is the most versatile Les Paul Standard ever created, the ultimate embodiment of Les Pauls vision of innovation and elegance, and truly represents a marriage of timeless tone with contemporary flexibility and playability. Key features include a superbly comfortable new asymmetrical rendition of the SlimTaper neck profile that fits the players hand like a glove, a compound-radius rosewood fingerboard, and stealth wiring for the great BurstBucker Pro 1 & 2 pickups that provides individual coil splitting, phase reversal, and Pure Bypass switching all without changing the look of the classic control layout. To top it off, the Les Paul Standard 2013 looks sublime in your choice of Grade-AA figured, Standard Plus with Grade-AAA figured top, Premium top, Premium Quilt maple top, or even a figured Koa top beneath your choice of high-gloss Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Honey Burst, Desert Burst, Translucent Amber, or Tea Burst finish, all in nitrocellulose lacquer, and theres also a Goldtop option for that classic 50s look. Left-handed versions are also available.

The new Les Paul Standard 2013 follows the same formula as the most beloved Les Pauls of all time. The guitar shows off its looks with a Grade-AA figured maple top. The marriage of solid maple top and mahogany back, treated to Gibsons new 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 a new asymmetrical version of the popular 60s profile, making it one of the most appealing necks Gibson has ever produced, and its topped with a bound rosewood fingerboard with a superbly playable compound radius thats 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 new Les Paul Standard plays just like the greatest Standards ever, with traditional specs like a 24 scale length, and a 1 11/16 width across the PLEK-cut Corian nut.

The new Les Paul Standards real surprises lurk in its upgraded pickups and extremely clever wiring and control setup. A pair of BurstBucker Pro pickups, a #1 in the neck position and #2 in the bridge, follow the blueprint for Gibsons hallowed PAF humbuckers of the late 50s, but are 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 pickups tone control for reverse-phase tones, or lift the bridge pickups tone knob to tap Gibsons new 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.

- Solid Mahogany body with your choice of grade AA figured, AAA figured, AAA quilt, AAAA flame, AAA Birdseye Maple or figured Koa top
- Mahogany neck with compound radius Rosewood fingerboard and asymmetrical SlimTaper profile
- Coil-tapped BurstBucker Pro Rhythm and BurstBucker Pro Lead pickups in the neck and bridge
- TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- Grover Locking kidney tuners with 18:1 tuning ratio


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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Calgary North Alberta
This guitar gives you many tone options, and the differences can be subtle, or obvious depending on your mood. It's like a musical Swiss Army knife. Finish is superb, and it oozes quality. As far as my experience @ the new Northwest Calgary store, Pat Huggard was exceptionally helpful, even went to bat for me over a minor QC issue and brought in a second gibson in my chosen colour which was more to my liking.

Posted by Filter Nebulous on Dec 24, 2013

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Product Experience I own it Closest Store Abbotsford British Columbia
its a nice guitar

Posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2013

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