- 2017 flagship model sets the standard for the High Performance series
- Mahogany body with luxurious AAAA grade maple top
- Ultra-modern weight relief ensures optimum playing comfort
- Sturdy mahogany neck shaped to the slender slimtaper profile
- Burstbucker Pro Rhythm and Lead pickups deliver sumptuous tones
- Push-pull knurled volume and tone knobs offer peerless control
- Includes Gibson hardshell case, premium strap, multi-tool, and cloth
The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar is the flagship model of Gibson's 2017 range of models, and it sets the new benchmark for all others to try and emulate. The list of appointments and improvements made to the Les Paul Standard HP (High Performance) is extensive, and with this latest addition to the Gibson canon, they have outdone themselves in pretty much every area of the guitar's design.
Classic Les Paul design, modern brilliance
As one might expect, the classic single cutaway body is built using the establish partnership of mahogany and maple. However, it isn't just any old wood that has been tasked with generating the luxurious tones we've come to know and love. The two-piece mahogany back is paired with a AAAA grade flamed maple top, which is protected by a smooth hi-gloss 90 sheen lacquer - it is more a work of art than a working instrument. Cream binding encases the top to create a pronounced connection between the top and sides of the guitar. Ultra-modern weight relief is on hand to create a lightweight feel that is exceptionally comfortable.
Improved neck shape with Fast-Access heel
Fitted to the body via a classic mortis and tenon joint is the single piece mahogany neck. Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive has been tasked with reinforcing the neck joint maximise stability and strength. The slimtaper neck profile is crafted with soloists in mind to create a smooth, fast playing feel. A new addition to the Les Paul Standard HP is the fast-access heel on the back of the guitar, which creates a slimmer depth for improved access to the upper frets. Married to the neck is a gorgeous 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, which is adorned with trapezoid Mother-of-Pearl inlays to guide your way in style. Cream binding traces along the edge of the fingerboard to create seamless transitions between frets.
Improved G-FORCE tuning system
Gibson's G-FORCE auto-tuning system has also been given an upgrade, so that fast, accurate string tuning is now even easier than ever before. Whether you're playing in standard, using an alternate tuning, or making up your own that you can save and recall at a later time, you'll be amazed at how smoothly the G-FORCE system operates - and also at how quietly the synchronized spur gear system operates too.
Resilient, stage-ready hardware
The titanium zero-fret adjustable nut guarantees exceptional tone, sustain and durability. Total action control means that the playing feel will remain uniform no matter how much you rock out, and the useful locking feature prevents unwanted alteration. The Gibson logo adorns the top of the headstock, with a gold ""Les Paul Model"" silkscreen resting between the tuning pegs. Angled to Gibson's customary 17-degrees to improve tuning stability and string tension, the Les Paul Standard HP is built to endure anything you can throw at it.
The body is home to the aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge with titanium saddles and locking thumbwheels, which is paired with an aluminium stop bar with locking studs. The bridge and tailpiece partnership works dutifully to ensure intonation and sustain is optimised so that your Les Paul sings beautifully, and with the richness it deserves.
Burstbucker Pro humbucker pickups
The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar has been treated to a pair of Burstbucker Pro Rhythm and Lead + humbuckers, fitted in the neck and bridge positions respectively. The Burstbuckers produce the same glorious Gibson tones we all know and love, with a little added bite compared to their model T counterparts.
Control over the pickups comes in the form of new push-pull knurled knobs, which are finished in chrome to accentuate the stunning body finish. The switchable functions on offer are: to Tap or Split either pickup; activate an integrated High Pass Filter; or introduce transient suppression. The range of tones on offer is truly staggering, and you'll wonder how you ever got by without this guitar in your arsenal during any studio session or tour.Included Accessories
The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar is supplied with its very own Gibson hardshell aluminium case with plush lined interior. Additional accessories include the Gibson USA multi-tool, premium strap, and polishing cloth to keep your new pride and joy in pristine working condition.