Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s
The Gibson Les Paul Standard ‘50s takes the iconic guitar back to its roots. It pays tribute to Gibson’s golden era, delivering timeless appeal, classic feel and legendary tone.
At its heart is the classic tonewood partnership - a solid mahogany body topped with a carved maple top which is finished with a Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer. This combination allows for the guitar to deliver a rich full tone, with bags of sustain and plenty of resonance, the essence of a classic Les Paul sound.
The body is married to a solid mahogany neck, which has been shaped into the rounded Vintage 50s profile and is topped with a 12" radius rosewood fingerboard. The 24.75" scale, trapezoid inlays, 22 medium jumbo frets and 1.695" (43.05mm) nut width complete the traditional 50’s era feel and look.
Gibson have fitted the Les Paul Standard ‘50s model with a pair of calibrated humbuckers in the form of a Burstbucker 1 in the neck position and a Burstbucker 2 at the bridge, both loaded with ALNiCo II magnets. The pickups are wired through the traditional 3-way pickup selector, 4 knob configuration (2 x volume and 2 x tone), with audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors. Combined, this classic electronic setup gives you access to those vintage era ‘50s Les Paul tones with plenty of warmth, clarity and sustain, excelling whether played clean, in a bluesy crunch setup or when pushed heavier into rock territory.
Other appointments include the classic ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, vintage deluxe tuners with keystone buttons and aged gold top hat knobs.
The package comes complete with a Gibson hard shell case.
- Mahogany body
- Maple top
- NO weight relief
- Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Mahogany neck
- Vintage 50s neck profile
- Rosewood fingerboard - 12" radius
- 24.75" scale length
- 22 medium jumbo frets
- 1.695" / 43.05mm nut width
- Acrylic Trapezoids inlays
- Burstbucker 1 neck pickup
- Burstbucker 2 bridge pickup
- 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch - hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors
- Nickel hardware
- Vintage deluxe tuners with keystone buttons
- ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge
- Stopbar tailpiece
- Aged Gold Tophat w/ pointer control knobs
- Gibson hard shell case