Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s, Gold Top
Overview by GAK
The new Les Paul Standard returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved – shaping sound across generations and genres of music.
The Les Paul Standard 50’s Gold Top has a solid mahogany body with a maple top, a classic combination that delivers great sustain, heavy lows and a classic top-end sparkle. It has a rounded 50’s-style mahogany neck with a smooth rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets.
The Les Paul Standard 50’s Gold Top has an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and aluminium stop bar tailpiece which provides great tuning stability. There are also vintage deluxe tuners with keystone buttons to complete the vintage look.
For pickups, it has calibrated Burstbucker 1 (neck) and Burstbucker 2 (bridge) pickups which are loaded with Alnico II magnets, audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors, recreating the classic tone of a PAF. The Burstbucker 1 is slightly under-wound with medium output, providing a classic creamy tone and edge. The Burstbucker 2 is a slightly hotter’ pickup with more turns of wire, its output being closer to that of a '57 Classic. In sum, you’ll get that classic singing Les Paul tone.
To complete this classic model are amber top-hat knobs, a Graph Tech nut, trapezoid inlays, a cream pickguard and nickel hardware.
Includes a hardshell case and Gibson Accessory Kit.
- Material Mahogany
- Profile Vintage 50s
- Scale Length 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius 12"
- Number Of Frets 22
- Frets Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material Graph Tech
- Nut Width 1.695"
- End of Board Width 2.26"
- Inlays Acrylic Trapezoids
- Body Material Mahogany
- Top Maple
- WeightRelief None
- Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Finish Nickel
- Bridge ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece Aluminum Stop Bar
- Pickguard Cream
- Control Knobs Amber Top Hats w/ Pointers
- Switch Tip Amber
- Switchwasher Cream
- Jack Plate Cover Cream
- Neck Pickup Burstbucker 1
- Bridge Pickup Burstbucker 2
- Controls 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
- Strings .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case Hard Shell Case
- Accessories Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
Beautiful guitar , absolute quality, looks and sounds amazing, more than pleased
A present for my grandson who says it’s absolutely brilliant
Nothing basically wrong with this guitar. Sadly it was not set up properly or checked before sending out, otherwise the cracked pickup cover would have been noticed!