The Les Paul Standard is the flagship of the Gibson electric guitar collection and represents a perfect blend of traditional design and contemporary appointments. The 2015 model features a mahogany body with modern weight relief and a mahogany neck with an asymmetrical Slim Taper profile. The compound radius rosewood fretboard is buffed and dressed to perfection by Gibson’s PLEK system. Other features include BurstBucker Pro 1+2 pickups with coil-splitting and phase changing, reverse polarity rear pickup, removable pickguard and an improved tune-o-matic bridge. Includes hardshell case.
All 2015 Gibson models benefit from some important upgrades: G Force on all guitars except LP Supreme, Firebird and Derek Trucks SG Zero Fret Nut – Patent applied for nut with adjustable action Wider neck and fingerboard (.050 per side) for increased playing comfort Tune-o-matic bridge featuring hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments Professional setup – Accurate intonation, PLEK program, 27% lower fretwire Smoother sanded/buffed fingerboard with oil treatment One-piece thicker rosewood fingerboard Pearl inlays return on all product More robust cables change from 28 AWG to 26 AWG for improved signal Improved jack design for uninterrupted signal No satin or vintage gloss finishes: All SKUs will be gloss lacquer Hardshell case FEATURES Body Body shape: Single cutaway Body type: Solid body Body material: Solid wood Top wood: Maple Body wood: Mahogany Body finish: Gloss Orientation: Right handed Neck Neck shape: Asymmetrical slim taper Neck wood: Mahogany Joint: Set-in Scale length: 24.75″ Truss rod: Les Paul Neck finish: Gloss Fretboard Material: Rosewood Radius: Compound Fret size: Medium jumbo Number of frets: 22 Inlays: Trapezoid Nut width: 1.695″ (43.1) Pickups Configuration: HH Neck: BurstBucker Pro Middle: Not applicable Bridge: BurstBucker Pro Brand: Gibson Active or passive: Passive Series or parallel: Series Piezo: No Active EQ: No Special electronics: Push/pull tone control Controls Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2 Pickup switch: 3-way Coil tap or split: Coil tap Kill switch: No Hardware Bridge type: Fixed Bridge design: Tune-o-matic Tailpiece: Stopbar Tuning machines: G Force Color: Nickel/chrome Other Number of strings: 6-string Special features: G Force tuners Body and neck binding Case: Hardshell case Accessories: G Force tuning adapter, adjustment tools Country of origin: United States
Today’s Les Paul Custom is based on the model from the mid-1950s, but with several modern appointments. The body is crafted with a hand-carved maple top, which is fitted to a body made from a solid piece of mahogany with strategically routed holes to lessen the weight of the guitar, resulting in a Les Paul with enhanced acoustic qualities and improved resonance. The 24 ¾-inch scale length neck is also made from one solid piece of mahogany then topped by a 22-fret Richlite® fingerboard outfitted with pearl block inlays and given Gibson’s traditional rounded profile. The pickups are Gibson’s 490R in the neck position, which offers the tonal characteristics of the original PAFs, and the 498T in the bridge position, which swaps the 490R’s Alnico II magnet for an Alnico V, thus making it slightly hotter with emphasis on mid-ranges and highs. Other appointments include Gibson’s legendary Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, metal tulip tuners, multi-ply white and black binding on both the top and back, gold hardware and a 1 11/16” nut width.
The introduction of the Les Paul Model in 1952 provided the fundamental template for the design of what would event—ually become the most revered stringed instrument in the world. Yet Gibson president Ted McCarty and the guitar’s namesake, Les Paul, also sought to introduce a “deluxe” version of the soon-to-be iconic model. The final design for the new Les Paul Custom was completed in early 1954, and the guitar made its official debut at the Chicago NAMM show in July 1954. Initially, the goal had been to introduce the “deluxe” version in conjunction with the original 1952 Les Paul, yet Gibson’s drive to achieve excellence resulted in several unexpected delays. The final product, however, would eventually become Gibson’s top model in the original Les Paul line. The ‚Fretless Wonder‘ The first version of the Les Paul Custom was nicknamed the “Fretless Wonder” for its low frets and “Black Beauty” for its rich, contrasting ebony color. It was also introduced at the same time as the Gibson Les Paul Junior and represented the ultimate in Gibson solid body design at the time, with an original price tag of just $325, which was $100 more than the regular Les Paul Model. Aside from its obvious visual enhancements, the Les Paul Custom was the first Gibson guitar to offer the revolutionary ABR-1 Bridge, which was invented by McCarty. This pioneering achievement was a true revelation in intonation and remains one of the most revered and copied pieces of guitar hardware ever developed, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. Other standard appointments included a thicker body design and seven-ply body binding on both the front and back of the guitar, along with a multi-bound headstock that featured a prominent five-piece split diamond patterned inlay of genuine mother of pearl – a design that still graces every Les Paul Custom made today. Near-perfect Recreation Today’s Les Paul Custom is based on the model from the mid-1950s, but with several modern appointments. The body of the guitar is crafted with a hand-carved maple top, which is then fitted to a body made from a solid piece of mahogany with strategically routed holes to lessen the weight of the guitar, resulting in a Les Paul with enhanced acoustic qualities and improved resonance. The 24 ¾-inch scale length neck is also made from one solid piece of mahogany then topped by a 22-fret Richlite® fingerboard outfitted with pearl block inlays, and given Gibson’s traditional rounded profile. The pickups are Gibson’s 490R in the neck position, which offers the tonal characteristics of the original PAFs, and the 498T in the bridge position, which swaps the 490R’s Alnico II magnet for an Alnico V, thus making it slightly hotter with emphasis on mid-ranges and highs. Other appointments include Gibson’s legendary Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, metal tulip tuners, multi-ply white and black binding on both the top and back, gold hardware, and a 1 11/16” nut width. The Les Paul Custom is available in Antique White, Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sun Burst, Wine Red and Silver Burst, and each guitar comes with the standard Gibson Custom case and certificate of authenticity.
The solid mahogany neck with Slim Taper profile and rosewood fretboard of the 2015 Les Paul Special offer a perfect blend of speed and comfort. Dual P-90 Soapbar Alnico Slug Pickups pack a wide variety of tones via a 3-way switch and master volume and tone pots. 2015 upgrades include an adjustable nut, buffed fretboard, commemorative headstock hologram and PLEK factory setup. Includes hardshell case.
G-Force on all guitars except LP Supreme, Firebird and Derek Trucks SG Zero Fret Nut – Patent applied for nut with adjustable action Wider neck and fingerboard (.050 per side) for increased playing comfort Tune-o-matic bridge featuring hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments Professional setup – Accurate intonation, PLEK program, 27% lower fretwire Smoother sanded/buffed fingerboard with oil treatment One-piece thicker rosewood fingerboard Pearl inlays return on all product More robust cables change from 28 AWG to 26 AWG for improved signal Improved jack design for uninterrupted signal No satin or vintage gloss finishes: All SKUs will be gloss lacquer Hardshell case on all models FEATURES Body: Flat mahogany body Neck: Mahogany slim taper profile Fingerboard: Bound rosewood pearl dots inlays Hardware: Nickel lightning bar wrap around Finish: Gloss lacquer Electronics: P-90 Soapbar Alnico Slug Pickups Master Volume and Tone pots Plastics: No pickguard, black top hats Case: Hardshell case
2011 limited edition Gibson Les Paul Special with Humbuckers is an absolute stunner. Available in Ebony or the very popular Pelham Blue, the new Special is a stripped back, no holds barred tone monster that rocks 490R and 498T humbuckers on a mahogany body with maple top. The new Gibson Les Paul Special with Humbuckers also features an Obeche fingerboard, Obeche isn’t as new as you might think having been used as fingerboard wood by PRS for years. The Obeche has very similar tonal characteristics to rosewood and is stained to have an appearance somewhere between Ebony and Rosewood
The Futura joins the anniversary celebration with some significant upgrades including the Min-ETune system.
The Gibson 2014 SG Futura Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson’s 120th Anniversary in style. It has a solid mahogany body and a maple neck with a ’60s slim profile. The 24-fret rosewood fingerboard has trapezoid inlays and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret.
Electronics include the P-90H Sidewinder and BB3 with Push/Pull for coil split and mini toggle for 15dB boost. This SG Futura benefits from the full array anniversary bonuses including max grip speed knobs, a Graph Tech nut and chrome tune-o-matic bridge. It also comes with Gibson’s Min-ETune tuning machines and a case.
Min-ETune automated “robot” tuners Min-ETune is a small compact battery powered tuning unit that sits on the back of the guitar — a mighty enhancement to an already great instrument. No need for screws, wiring or routing, in fact the system is hardly visible from the front of the guitar. You can still adjust the tuning pegs manually or turn on the Min-ETune to choose from 12 popular tunings or program six of your own.
The Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker 2014 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson’s 120th Anniversary in style. It has a thin profile mahogany body with a custom light maple top. The maple neck has a ’50s rounded profile. The rosewood fingerboard has dot inlays and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret. Other key features include P-90 pickups, max grip speed knobs, retro-white button tuners, Graph Tech nut and satin chrome wraparound bridge.
FEATURES Body: Thin profile body same as LP Custom Light Maple top / Mahogany back Neck: Maple, 50’s Rounded Profile Fingerboard: Rosewood dot inlays with 120th Anniversary logo Hardware: Satin chrome wraparound bridge, retro white button tuners, new larger strap pins Electronics: P-90’s Finish: 20 Sheen Ultra smooth satin Plastics: New Black Max Grip Speed Knobs Case: Premium Gig Bag Special 120th Anniversary features Banner inlay on all instruments at the 12th fret Max grip speed knobs New extra large strap button Cleartone coated strings Graph Tech nut Cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance
Packed with classic Les Paul tone and armed with enhancements for Gibson’s 2015 series, you’re primed for performance with the Gibson Les Paul Junior 2015 solidbody electric guitar. A single P-90 single-coil pickup is all the Les Paul Junior needs to make your amplifier sing or scream. Optimize your playing feel with the Zero Fret Nut, and explore alternate tunings with G-Force automatic tuning.
Astounding tonal versatility from P-90 single-coil pickups Gibson’s 2015 updates offer enhanced playability G-Force automatic tuning system delivers perfect intonation – and more Astounding tonal versatility from P-90 single-coil pickup The Gibson Les Paul Junior is fitted with a P-90 single-coil pickup at the bridge position. Gibson’s first successful single-coil pickup, the P-90 can be heard on countless classic recordings. With its biting treble and high output, the P-90 cleans up nicely when you roll back your guitar’s volume pot. And when you hit your amp hard, the P-90 really wails. It’s an amazingly versatile pickup that’s great for any style of music. The Les Paul Junior’s wraparound bridge/tailpiece bridge will ensure that your already captivating tone resonates and sustains with exquisite sweetness. Gibson’s 2015 updates offer enhanced playability Comfort and playability were two of Gibson’s primary concerns when they were designing this 2015 Les Paul Junior solidbody electric guitar. This guitar’s neck and fretboard are .050″ wider on each side, making bends and vibrato much easier on its outer strings. Speaking of this Les Paul Junior’s silky-smooth fretboard, it’s now sanded and buffed to perfection with an all-new oil treatment, making it easy for you to display your fast fretwork. Also, Gibson’s new patent-applied-for Zero fret nut can be easily adjusted with a hex key if your action is too high – no filing necessary. The Gibson Les Paul Junior plays like a well-worn classic thanks to a new PLEK process and a new lower fret wire. G-Force automatic tuning system delivers perfect intonation – and more If you loved Gibson’s Min-ETune tuning system, you’ll love their newly-developed G-Force even more. Thanks to G-Force, not only can you tune your 2015 Les Paul Junior solidbody electric guitar with a single strum, you can also make use of alternate tunings without having to retune or switch guitars. You can also calibrate your guitar to an external source. Say you have a vintage piano that’s not quite tuned to A440. Now, thanks to G-Force, the piano and your guitar can play together beautifully with no tuning hassles. Gibson 2015 Les Paul Junior Solidbody Electric Guitar Features: Mahogany body provides a thick, resonant sound P-90 pickup delivers vintage tone with the bite of a single-coil and the richness of a humbucker Wraparound bridge/tailpiece bridge provides outstanding resonance and sustain Redesigned SlimTaper neck profile provides increased playing comfort Zero fret nut lets you quickly adjust your guitar’s action G-Force automatic tuning system lets you tune faster, explore alternate tunings, and save your own custom tunings Les Paul 100 signature and hologram celebrate Les’s 100th birthday More robust wiring and improved jack design for a solid, uninterrupted signal Hardshell case included Gibson’s Les Paul Junior is always ready to rock! Tech Specs Body Type Les Paul Left-/Right-handed Right-handed Number of Strings 6 Body Material Mahogany Body Finish Gloss Lacquer Color Vintage Sunburst Neck Material Mahogany Neck Shape Slim Taper Scale Length 24.75″ Fingerboard Material Rosewood Fingerboard Inlay Pearl Dots Number of Frets 22 Nut Width 1.795″ Bridge/Tailpiece Lightning Bar Wrap Around Tailpiece Tuners Gibson G Force Tuning System Number of Pickups 1 Bridge Pickup P-90ST Dog Ear Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone Strings .009-.046 Case Included Hardshell
This Gibson Custom Shop CS-356 Electric Guitar has an elegant and comfortable scaled-down ES double cutaway body with a carved top made of maple and a tonally carved mahogany back, centerblock, and sides. The one-piece mahogany neck has a 1960s SlimTaper profile that is ultra-fast and fully accessible. The guitar’s 22-fret Richlite fretboard is bound and adorned with mother-of-pearl block inlays. The Gibson CS-356 is loaded with Classic ’57 humbucker pickups with Alnico II magnets, giving you the sound that defined the music of the late-’50s. All the hardware on this beauty is brilliant gold, including the vintage Kluson tulip style tuners, the ABR-1 bridge and stopbar tailpiece. Comes with a hardshell guitar case.
Key features Rare 5A quilted maple top Mother of pearl inlays Corian nut over Richlite fingerboard Bound Tortiose pickguard Gibson 57 Classic pickups Gibson hardshell case and a Gibson Limited Lifetime Warranty FEATURES Body Body shape: Double cutaway Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body Body material: Solid wood Top wood: Maple Quilted Body wood: Mahogany Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Orientation: Right handed Neck Neck shape: SlimTaper Neck wood: Mahogany Joint: Set-in Scale length: 24.75″ Truss rod: Standard Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Fretboard Material: Richlite Radius: 12″ Fret size: Reissue Number of frets: 22 Inlays: Pearl block Nut width: 1.687″ (42.8mm) Pickups Configuration: HH Neck: ™57 Classic Middle: Not applicable Bridge: ™57 Classic Brand: Gibson Active or passive: Passive Series or parallel: Series Piezo: No Active EQ: No Special electronics: None Controls Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2 Pickup switch: 3-way Coil tap or split: No Kill switch: No Hardware Bridge type: Fixed Bridge design: ABR Tailpiece: Stopbar Tuning machines: Kluson deluxe Color: Gold Other Number of strings: 6-string Special features: Pickups Case: Hardshell case Accessories: None Country of origin: United States
The Gibson Les Paul Tribute to Les electric guitar pays homage to the legendary guitar and music innovator. This incredible guitar has many of the features of the original Les Pauls of the early ’50s that Les worked with Gibson to build. The 1-piece mahogany body with no weight relief, dual P-90 pickups, Orange Drop capacitors and a wraparound trapeze tailpiece give you that ’50s Les Paul look and tone. Some unique touches that pay tribute to Les Paul will make the guitar really stand out. A maple veneer on the headstock features Les‘ photo, laser-etched. Gibson also outfitted the guitar with a Lester William Polsfuss stamped pickguard in his handwriting. All in all, the Les Paul Tribute to Les guitar is meant to be displayed for all who remember Les and his remarkable spirit. Limited run of 400 pieces worldwide.
– Top: maple – Body: 1-Piece mahogany, no weight relief – Neck: mahogany, Traditional ‚Thick‘ Profile, maple head veneer with Les photo laser etched – Fingerboard: rosewood, Cream Binding, Trapezoid Inlays – Hardware: Chrome, Wraparound Trapeze Tailpiece matching Les 1952 patent – Electronics: Dual P-90, Orange Drop Capacitors – Plastics: Cream, Lester William Polsfuss stamped pickguard in his handwriting – Case: Textured Brown exterior / Custom fleece interior
The new classic beauty. The Les Paul Standard 2017 T benefits from several groundbreaking updates. New Ultra-Modern weight relief allows for comfortable play and greater sonic depth. A luscious Grade-AAA flame maple top harks to the classic beauty of the ’Burst. An asymmetrical slim-taper neck profile with a compound-radius fingerboard and rolled binding team up for outstanding comfort, speed and bend-ability. And push-pull switching on all four knobs for coil tapping on both pickups, a pure bypass, and phase reverse all combine in a truly modern Les Paul that still looks legendary. This stellar guitar is delivered in a classic brown Gibson hardshell case with a Gibson multi-tool, a premium leather strap and a polishing cloth.
Body shape:Les Paul Body type:Solid Body Body material:Mahogany Top wood:AAA Flamed Maple Body wood:Mahogany Body finish:Select finish Orientation:Right Hand Neck Neck shape:Asymmetrical Slim Taper Neck wood:Mahogany Joint:Set Neck Scale length:24.75 Truss rod:Single Action Neck finish:Select finish Fretboard Material:Rosewood Radius:Compound Radius Fret size:Medium Number of frets:22 Inlays:Trapezoid Nut width:1.695″ Pickups Configuration:Dual Humbuckers Neck:Burstbucker Pro Rhythm Middle: N/A Bridge:Burstbucker Pro Lead Brand: Gibson Active or passive: Passive Series or parallel: Piezo: No Active EQ: No Special electronics:Hand-wired with orange drop capacitors; phase reverse Controls Control layout:2 volumes, 2 tones Pickup switch:3-way switch Coil tap or split: Coil tapping Kill switch: Hardware Bridge type:Tune-o-matic Bridge design: Tailpiece:Stop Bar Tuning machines:Grover Locking Kidneys Color:Chrome Other Number of strings:6 Special features: Coil tapping, pure bypass, phase reverse Case:Hardshell Case Accessories:Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench
The Les Paul Studio is as celebrated by live performers as it is by session players. The Gibson Les Paul Studio T treads new ground with its coil tapped complement of 498T/490R pickups. This combination unlocks plenty of creative textures to flesh out ideas in the studio or onstage, from classic cleans and modern drive to single-coil cluck. The Studio T benefits from an Ultra-Modern weight-relieved body. This reduction in weight of more than a pound provides extra comfort for those long nights spent bent over a console. And a feature your fingers will thank you for is the SlimTaper mahogany neck, which honors the fast style beloved by fans of ’60s Les Pauls. Dependable Grover kidney tuners keep this Les Paul Studio stable.
Plek’d for precision playability Classic mahogany/maple body is weight relieved for comfort SlimTaper mahogany neck plays fast and smooth Plek’d for precision playability This Les Paul Studio 2017 T feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to Plek processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you’re likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk. Classic mahogany/maple body is weight relieved for comfort You can’t deny two fundamental guitar truths: early Les Pauls were glorious, but they were also heavy. That’s the trade-off of strapping a solid slab of mahogany to your body. But Gibson has done something special with the Les Paul Studio T’s Ultra-Modern, weight-relieved body. It retains the chime and resonance of slab Les Pauls at a big reduction in weight. This just means you can enjoy yourself onstage for longer, and drag yourself out of bed earlier, with the Gibson Les Paul Studio T. SlimTaper mahogany neck plays fast and smooth The neck on this Studio T Les Paul is a breath of fresh air. Its SlimTaper neck profile conforms naturally to the hand, for smooth leads up top and fast licks down low. If you’re looking for the comfort of a ’60s Gibson, Sweetwater suggests checking out the Studio T. Gibson Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar Features: A stage and studio workhorse Ultra-Modern, weight-relieved body allows for longer sets and sessions Mahogany SlimTaper neck plays like a ’60s favorite Rosewood fingerboard delivers classic Les Paul sustain Coil tapped 498T/490R pickups provide classic PAF cleans to quacky single-coil cluck Grover kidney tuners are studio stable Aluminum Tune-o-matic bridge is lightweight and tonally matched to the guitar Plek’d for precision playability
The 2017 SG Special T is the perfect guitar for the player who desires vintage looks and authentic Gibson tones, but also wants to get the best that Gibson’s modern construction methods have to offer. A satin finish, nickel-plated hardware, and vintage-style keystone tuners give this SG Special the traditional vibe that we all love. Its slim-taper neck, modern pickups, and small-block inlays suit it to today’s most demanding players—and it all comes at a truly stunning price for a genuine American-made Gibson guitar. Delivered in a padded gig bag with a strap and polishing cloth.
Body shape:SG Body type:Solid Body Body material:Mahogany Top wood:Mahogany Body wood:Mahogany Body finish:Select finish Orientation:Right Handed Neck Neck shape:Slim Taper Neck wood:Mahogany Joint:Set Neck Scale length:24.75 Truss rod:Single Action Neck finish:Select finish Fretboard Material:Rosewood Radius:12″ Fret size:Medium Number of frets:22 Inlays:Dot Nut width:1.695 Pickups Configuration:Dual Humbuckers Neck:Gibson 490R Middle: N/A Bridge:Gibson 490T Brand: Gibson Active or passive: Passive Series or parallel: Piezo: No Active EQ: No Special electronics: None Controls Control layout:2 volume, 2 tone knobs Pickup switch:3-way switch Coil tap or split: No Kill switch: No Hardware Bridge type:Tune-o-matic Bridge design: Tailpiece:Stop Bar Tuning machines:Vitnage Style Keystone Tuners Color:Nickel Other Number of strings:6 Special features: Case:Gig bag Accessories:Owners Manual, Truss Rod Wrench