- Iconic model that lives up to the Les Paul legacy
- Beautiful AAA grade figured maple top with sublime cream binding
- Solid mahogany neck with fast playing slimtaper profile
- Cryogenically treated frets with acrylic trapezoid inlays
- Powerful BurstBucker Pro humbuckers deliver enviable tones
- Push-pull amber top hats open up a world of tonal exploration
- Gig-ready hardware upholds intonation, sustain, and tone beautifully
- Includes Gibson hardshell case and accessory kit
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar adheres to the classic looks, sound, and feel of the legendary Les Paul. The instantly recognisable guitar that has been coveted by guitarists for decades comes packed with premium hardware to make sure that once you pick up this beauty, you'll never want to put it down. Not only that, but each model is supplied with a hardcase and accessory kit to keep your pride and joy in pristine condition.
Setting the Standard
The 2018 Les Paul Standard is built like a tank yet feels undeniably light. Thanks to Gibson's Ultra-Modern weight relief system, the mahogany body still produces that iconic Les Paul tone without the back pain. Whether you're practising at home, jamming with friends, or performing to adoring crowds, you can pick up and play in comfort. Paired with the mahogany is a visually striking AAA figured maple top, with a finish that will take your breath away.
Solid and reliable neck
Fitted to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which has been shaped to the asymmetrical slimtaper profile for peerless playing comfort. You can rest assured that the neck is as sturdy as they come, whilst yielding to your movements for a fast and free playing experience. Paired with the neck is a rosewood fingerboard, which offers 22 cryogenically treated frets for your fingers to navigate with ease. Along the fingerboard, acrylic trapezoid position inlays guide your way in style.
The TekToid nut offers precise tone control to guarantee faithful sustain during dynamic performances. The headstock is angled to Gibson's 17-degree standard to uphold string tension precisely. Fitted to the body is an aluminium tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles, which works alongside the aluminium stop bar tailpiece to anchor each string securely.
Enhanced pickup design
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar is equipped with a pair of BurstBucker Pro pickups, with a Pro Rhythm in the neck and a Pro Lead in the bridge. These Alnico V magnet powered pickups offer an enhanced reincarnation of the PAF, with greater emphasis on its bright-sounding bite. If it's high-gain heaven you're after, then you've come to the right place.
There are four push/pull Amber Top Hat pots at your disposal, increasing the tonal palette for you to draw from. Whether you're laying down tracks in the studio or letting your imagination run wild on the stage, you have everything you need at your fingertips.
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar is supplied with its very own Gibson hardshell aluminium case to keep it protected at home or on the move. As well as a case, Gibson's accessory kit enables you to keep your new pride and joy in pristine condition wherever your music takes you.