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Gibson LPJ Electric Guitar
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A mahogany body, 490R/498T humbuckers and '50s rounded neck the belie its low price.

The LPJ offers all the ingredients that made the most desirable Les Paul Standards legendary—classic tonewoods, innovative hardware, two genuine humbucking pickups, and of course Gibson’s acclaimed build quality and playability—all wrapped up in a stripped-down, no-nonsense package that makes this guitar a flat-out performer. Simpler esthetics and a cool worn-look finish technique add up to big savings for the player, and the LPJ still looks great.

The most revered Les Paul Standards ever made had bodies constructed of a mahogany back with a two-piece carved maple top, and the LPJ begins with these same cornerstones of tone. When paired, these woods offer a tonal depth and complexity unmatched by any single-wood construction, with warmth and richness from the mahogany, and superb clarity and “snap” from the maple, all of which translates beautifully into the guitar’s amplified sound. The mahogany back is strategically weight relieved to improve comfort and enhance resonance.

A neck made from hard-wearing maple is glued into the body, and carved to our popular rounded 50s profile that measures .818” at the 1st fret and .963” at the 12th. It is topped with a genuine rosewood fingerboard that carries 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays. There’s no pickguard or fingerboard binding to clutter the straight-on, stripped-down look of the LPJ, while quality touches continue with a PLEK-cut nut made from black Corian™ to subtly echo the black speed knobs and black pickup rings and covers. The traditional back-angled headstock is silkscreened with a gold Gibson logo that stands out clear and proud.

A pair of Gibson’s popular Modern Classics™ humbucking pickups fire up the LPJ through your amp of choice. Made in the image of the legendary PAF humbucker and modified to suit the needs of the contemporary guitarist, the set includes a 490R in the neck position, made with an Alnico II magnet and standard-wound coils for plenty of warmth and clarity, and a 498T in the bridge position, with over-wound coils and an Alnico V magnet for more punch and sizzle in your lead playing.

An independent volume and tone control per pickup plus a three-way toggle selector switch allows a broad range of sonic variations, while Gibson USA’s legendary Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and outstanding intonation. A set of vintage-style tuners with black keys provides an impressive 16:1 gear ratio for precise and efficient tuning. Put it all together, and the new LPJ is the fastest road to a genuine Les Paul, sparing none of the tone, while putting the legend in your hands with far less load on your wallet.

Each guitar includes a black Gibson gig bag, owner’s manual and truss-rod wrench.

Gibson LPJ Electric Guitar Features:

  • Mahogany body with “traditional” weight relief
    Carved maple top
    24.75" Scale maple neck with '50s rounded profile
    Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid Inlays
    Chrome tune-o-matic bridge
    Black button tuning machines with 16:1 gear ratio
    Gibson 490R/498T humbucking pickups with black covers
    No pickguard
    Black speed knobs
    “2013 Model” on back of headstock
    “LPJ” truss rod cover
    Includes premium gig bag

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  • Great guitar without the frills

    As reviewed by Steve Fannin on 9/18/2013

    I own a few guitars and a couple of other Gibsons. I really like this guitar. It has become one of my favorites to play and practice on. I don't worry about scuffing it up, I think that would just add character to it's muted finish. The main reason I like it so much is after doing a good setup on this guitar it sings like a bird. This guitar is missing nothing in the sound department. It is better than other guitars that I paid double for. Play a few and find the right one for you. You will be glad you did.

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  • wow

    As reviewed by Billy Ware on 6/24/2013

    Gibson has hit a grand slam with this one. Buy one quick before they figure out what they have done. This isn't your daddy's LPJ. It isn't a LP standard either but it is as close to one as I'll ever get or will ever need to get. Plain Jane looks with killer tones and a solid quality build. I own more than a few guitars and this guitar became my number one right away. Neck is comfortable and fast. Sound is pure throwback. Not muddy at all and has that great Gibson growl. I love it. This baby is the sound of rock and roll. My wife bought it for me as a gift for our 30th wedding anniversary. Ain't love grand?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • First, Ignore the Price.

    As reviewed by Kenneth Loseman on 6/13/2013

    I read the price and said - No Way! It's truly a purist's guitar - no unecessary plastic and no pretty burst. The maple neck feels better than the mahogany necks on my other Gibsons. Smooth, comfortable, and FAST. Gibson should use maple necks on more guitars. Plus, the fretboard is ROSEWOOD - no Richlite, no plywood. The LPJ isn't my prettiest but its not meant to be. It's just a tone monster. I've been playing for over 20 years and Gibson already has plenty of my moneey for 'pretty' guitars. "Pretty" might look cool but it doesn't improve your tone or your playing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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