Contrary to popular belief, electric guitars are an instrument that requires you to master two very different things. One is, of course, the playing technique, but the other is utilizing the hardware of that guitar and that of the amplifier in order to dial in a great tone.
Number of Strings 6
Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul Standard '50s
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Body Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Color Gold Top
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Vintage '50s
Neck Joint Set Neck
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic Trapezoids
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Nut Material GraphTech
Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuners Vintage Deluxe
Neck Pickup Burstbucker 1 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Burstbucker 2 Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone
Switching 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings Gibson, .010-.046
Case Included Hardshell Case
Gibson Les Paul Standard ’50s is ready to rock. Burstbucker pickups and handwired electronics deliver a massive tone arsenal. And you’ll enjoy effortless playability courtesy of a satisfying vintage ’50s profile neck and fast-action rosewood fingerboard. If you’ve been wanting a modern Les Paul with a chunky neck feel and premium appointments, Sweetwater has your axe. The Gibson Les Paul Standard ’50s is the guitar you’ve been waiting for.
When it comes to capturing that vintage ’50s Patent Applied For (PAF) humbucker tone, nothing beats the sound of this Les Paul Standard’s Burstbucker pickups. Alnico II magnets capture the subtle variations in true humbucker tone, thanks to the period-correct unmatched windings on the bobbins. Plug into your favorite amp, and experience smooth low-end response, complex midrange crunch, and sweet-sounding highs. These pickups sound great clean, or they can be used to push your amp into overdrive for the legendary fat, snarling tone you can only get with a humbucker. Under the hood, the control assembly is handwired with matched potentiometers and Orange Drop capacitors, ensuring that you’ll hear the mellifluous voice of your Les Paul Standard ’50s in all its glory, even when you back down your volume.
Comfort and playability were two of Gibson’s primary concerns when they were designing the Les Paul Standard ’50s. You’ll be delighted by how this guitar’s vintage ’50s neck profile comfortably fills your hand in just the right way. For your playing pleasure, the rosewood fingerboard is buffed to silky smoothness and bound with rolled edges so that no fret ends impede your dexterity. The frets are dressed to perfection using a Plek Pro machine for optimized playability. 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.
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