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Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar Light Burst

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The Les Paul Standard 2016 HP is the utmost in luxury and performance in Gibson’s 2016 lineup, with an unprecedented set of premium and high performance features. On top of flamboyant AAAA flamed mapl... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Les Paul Standard 2016 HP is the utmost in luxury and performance in Gibson’s 2016 lineup, with an unprecedented set of premium and high performance features. On top of flamboyant AAAA flamed maple top, it boasts a new and exclusive fast-access heel, developed specifically for the Gibson USA High Performance lineup, to allow unprecedented access to the high notes. Combined with our new soloist neck width, the pair provides the fastest and most comfortable Les Paul neck you’ve ever played.

Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. Dual Burstbucker Pro humbuckers deliver roaring Les Paul tones, while genuine mother of pearl inlays – and the most luxurious aluminum case ever made – complement the cutting-edge soul of this premium guitar. 


Includes hardshell case.

Key High Performance features 
Tuners: Next-Generation Gibson G FORCE
Switch: Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
Bridge: Titanium saddles
Case: Luxury aluminum case
Neck: Soloist neck width
Inlays: Mother of pearl inlays
Top: AAAA figured maple
Jack: Gold plated multi contact jack
Heel: Fast-access heel
Nut: Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany Weight relieved
  • Body finish: Gloss Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Rhythm Pro
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Lead Pro
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull volume controls
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Both
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Gibson G FORCE
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Truss rod wrench and polishing cloth
  • Country of origin: United States
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Gibson2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

INCREDIBLE Guitar

By Anonymous

from New Hampshire

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Large Venues
  • Medium Venues
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar:

This is one of the best Les Pauls I have ever played. I picked up the Desert Burst finish and it looks beautiful. The AAAA flame top looks exquisite, and has no blemishes anywhere on it. The guitar has a good weight and great resonance. The sound on this is top-notch. Gibson's headstock tuner works very well, had no issues with it. I was tuned in under 10 seconds and was ready to go. The pickups in this are incredible as well, and the dipswitch system inside the cavity allowed for a lot of different tonal options. Bottom line, I recommend taking the dive and picking up this guitar. It is simply incredible.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome guitar!

By Leroy

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar:

    A work of art. I have the Fireball and it is beautiful. The pictures don't do it justice. Lots of fun to play. Tone is great, and there is a lot of versatility. I have not attempted to play with DIP switches or coil tapping yet. G-Force tuners work better and are much easier to use than I expected. Tuned and ready to play within seconds of taking the guitar out of the case. Speaking of which, this guitar case is fantastic (but heavy). No regrets with this guitar.

    (4 of 44 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    the book end flame top does not match.. for this price??????

    By timbo

    from AR

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar:

    the top dont match for over 3 grand are you kidding me ????

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    It a one very nice guitar.

    By bobcat

    from Central AZ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar:

      My guitar is simply beautiful. It has a honey burst finish. I play it through an Orange CR60 amp. It has incredible tones. It has the fat honking rock and roll sound. The notes carry on and on. Sure I have the fuzz face and distortion pedals; but between this guitar and my amp, I get almost all of the tones I'll ever need. The neck is perfect for everything I've tried so far. Even fingerpicked acoustic pieces sound good. The neck scoop, the g-force tuners, the push/pull taps. This guitar is all that and then some.It was ready to go right out of the box (intonation, string height). I wish I had bought this guitar first instead of last. But then the Les Paul Standard HP wasn't available until 2016.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It plays as well as it looks, which is great!

      By Jimmy A.

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar:

        I started playing guitar as a kid, and I always wanted a Les Paul. I was able to buy a Les Paul Studio when I was in high school, and I still have and enjoy it. Well, I finally got to the point where I could afford a "real" one, and I chose this model. I spent hours researching the different models online, and I tried almost all of them out at the store. Thankfully, the sales executive, Nessa, was patient and knew her guitars. This one fits me well as the neck is slimmer than most, and I can get my hand around it easily. The sounds is amazing, and I honestly think the guitar makes me sound better than I am! I bought the Fireball, and the color is great! I took the pick guard off easily, and I think it looks even better without it. I highly recommend this guitar if you want a Les Paul.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Finally got one

        By Darrell

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar:

        Great Guitar. Glad I finally bought one

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