The new Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Electric Guitar in Tobacco Burst returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played, and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music. It pays tribute to Gibson's Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life.
The Les Paul Standard 50's has a solid mahogany body with a maple top, which provides big body and wonderfully musical top-end compression. The body is not weight relieved at all so this beast weighs in at 9 lbs 1 oz. Actually not too bad for a solid LP!
The neck profile is a rounded 50's-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard, and trapezoid inlays. This profile has a fuller feel than a 1960s profile, though it's not some baseball bat like the Custom Shop mid 50s profiles.
It's equipped with an ABR-1, the classic-style Tune-O-Matic bridge, an aluminum stop bar tailpiece, vintage deluxe tuners with keystone buttons, and amber top-hat knobs. The calibrated Burstbucker 1 (neck) and Burstbucker 2 (bridge) pickups are loaded with AlNiCo II magnets, audio taper potentiometers, and orange drop capacitors.
Gibson is back in 2019 with new leadership and the quality is already heading in the right direction! The first handful of guitars we have seen have had many of the issues addressed. Better cut nuts, even smoother frets, improved finish work, the improvements are quite obvious! We are stocking USA, Custom Shop, and Montana Made Acoustic Guitars again so make sure to stop by the shop when you get the chance to see how the NEW Gibson's stack up!
The pictures in these listings are of the exact guitar that we have for sale. It has been fully set-up in our shop by George MacPhail, playtested for functionality, then re-inspected and set-up to your preferences before being shipped out. Plus, we'll never charge you for a case that was included with your guitar in the first place! Stop by the shop or give us a call to learn more about this or any of the other great Acoustic and Electric Guitars in our collection!
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