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The Gibson Les Paul Standard ‘50s pays homage to the timeless heritage of the Les Paul model. In a musical landscape often dominated by modern innovations, this model takes us back to the very essence of the Les Paul's inception.
For 2023, Gibson introduces a range of plain top finishes for the Standard '50s, and among them is a favorite among Gibson players and enthusiasts - Pelham Blue! This finish exudes sophistication, derived from the Cadillac color code formula from the 1960s. This exciting finish is complemented by aged gold "top hat" style knobs, cream plastics, and nickel pickup covers.
An essential element of the Les Paul's appeal is its immediate sense of sturdiness and craftsmanship when held. The Les Paul Standard '50s exemplifies this, starting with a non-weight relieved Mahogany body, crowned by a single-ply bound plain Maple top. Its Mahogany neck features the iconic '50s style carve, while the guitar’s Indian Rosewood fingerboard boasts classic Acrylic Trapezoid inlays, and 22 standard frets.
As for electronics, the Les Paul Standard ‘50s come equipped with another fan favorite in Gibson Burstbucker Pickups. At the neck position is a Burstbucker 1 model, and a Burstbucker 2 takes the bridge position. These humbucking pickups house Alnico 2 magnets that infuse a vintage-inspired warmth into the guitar’s tone. Standard 50s Les Paul models are also hand-wired with Orange Drop capacitors, enhancing the character of the pickups' volume and tone circuits.
Completing the Les Paul Standard '50s is the reliable ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic bridge and aluminum stop bar tailpiece, ensuring precise intonation and unwavering tuning stability.
Embracing the legacy of players, both past and present, the Les Paul Standard '50s stands as a cornerstone in the realm of electric guitars, serving as the instrument of choice for discerning musicians. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an emerging artist, this guitar embodies the enduring allure of the Les Paul, offering timeless tone and unparalleled craftsmanship, making it an exceptional choice for any player seeking the classic Les Paul experience.
- Iconic Gibson Les Paul with non-weight relieved Mahogany body
- Rounded '50s Neck Profile
- Plain Maple top with Pelham Blue finish
- Gibson Burstbucker 1 and 2 Pickups with Alnico 2 Magnets
- Hand-wired Orange Drop Capacitors for each volume and tone circuit
- ABR-1 Tune-o-Matic Bridge with Aluminum Stop-Bar Tailpiece
- Gibson Hardshell Case Included
|Top Material:||Plain Maple|
|Fingerboard Material:||Indian Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Acrylic Trapezoid|
|Body Shape:||Les Paul|
|Neck Profile:||'50s Rounded|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage Style with Keystone Buttons|
|Nut:||Graph Tech, 1.69"|
|Bridge Pick-up:||Gibson Burstbucker 2|
|Neck Pick-up:||Gibson Burstbucker 1|
|Electronics:||Audio Taper Pots, 3-way pickup select|
|Controls:||2 volume, 2 tone with Orange Drop Capacitors|