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Steeped in tradition, the 2016 Les Paul Standard T has all the ingredients that have made the Les Paul such a desirable guitar, and one of the most legendary. This year's model comes in a choice ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Steeped in tradition, the 2016 Les Paul Standard T has all the ingredients that have made the Les Paul such a desirable guitar, and one of the most legendary. This year's model comes in a choice of carved plain maple top or beautifully figured maple top dependent on its finish. Body binding adds a familiar touch of elegance, while the mahogany back uses modern weight relief to add resonance and playing comfort. The mahogany neck is also bound and features a thick rosewood fingerboard for more traditional feel and tone with a compound radius that offers the best playing experience possible, whether you'e fingering open chords or soloing up the neck. The nut width is slightly narrower this year, and marks a return to the historic original width that players prefer. Gibson uses a self-lubricating Graph Tech nut that helps strings return to pitch from heavy string bending while adding sustain.
Burstbucker Pro humbuckers offer true PAF tone with coil-splitting for alternate single-coil sounds.

Hardware includes Grover locking tuners for best-in-class performance. The 2016 Les Paul Standard T comes fully set up and ready for action right out of its traditional brown hardshell case.

Key Features
Best-in-class tuners provide outstanding performance with a classic look
The familiar, time-proven playing feel that made the Les Paul famous
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for accurate return-to-pitch - even with heavy string bending
Accurately reproduces the neck heel from the classic Les Paul Standards
The original Les Paul case style, featuring enhanced protection
Combines legendary resonance, serious sustain, and greater playing comfort
True PAF humbucker tone for today's player, with coil splitting for alternate single-coil sounds
Classic binding for traditional looks, one-piece design for seminal tone and sustain
Right out of the case, this handcrafted, American-made guitar is ready for action
Gorgeous AAA maple top accents translucent finishes

Features
  • Tuners: Traditional locking Grover tuners
  • Neck width: Historic original 1-11/16" neck width
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Neck heel: Classic Les Paul heel
  • Case: Traditional brown hard shell case
  • Body: Carved maple top on mahogany body with modern weight relief
  • Pickups: Burstbucker Pro humbuckers
  • Fingerboard: Thicker rosewood fingerboard
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Top: AAA maple top with translucent finishes
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Gibson2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (17)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Good pick up (15)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Practicing (14)
  • Recording (12)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Rock concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Light and versatile.

By blues r us

from Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

      Although the action was high straight out of the box for me, and by Gibson's own recommendations, this guitar is every bit as good as my '78 and '99 Standards except lighter and more versatile.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I might buy again

      By JD

      from Colorado Springs, CO

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

      This is a really good guitar. Overpriced? Yes. I went through 3 different 2016 Les Paul's before finding one that did not have a QC issue. I am hopeful that Gibson does something about their quality control for 2017 or they may find themselves losing customers. As for the tone, these pickup are a medium output and very articulate. I love them but tone is subjective. I can say the set up was done well, the intonation was off thought but I did have MF change strings for me before shipping. My suggestion, play one and inspect it. I imagine you'll love it. Don't listen to the people bagging on Gibson. Judge for yourself, buy what you like.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      First Les Paul

      By Z

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

        After a month of serious research I finally decided on the 2016 Gibson Standard Les Paul T. Tried a Tradional, Studio and Standard HP at two Local Guiar Center Locations. The Standard T weight and fretboard just felt the best. Decided to purchase at Guitar Center because of the Guitar Center Bucks offer. This purchase netted $500 Guitar Center Bucks. Purchased online to receive a new in a box unit. My only disappointment on the guitar itself is, that I liked the paint job on the guitar in the store better than the one I received. There were more red tones in the paint on the store model.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Shazzam

        By MoHenry

        from Deep South

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

          I'm 58 and from the late 70s/80s Genre - so this is a step back to the more traditional Standard.
          That's fine with me- who needs robot tuners and all the added bells and whistles. Just give me a crunchy guitar with lots of sustain that is as fun to admire as it is to play.

          Plays like butter, sounds great and GC went above and beyond to get me one in unopened box. Special shout to the on-line support team.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          THE Les Paul for the traditionalist.

          By Sting6

          from central PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • 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 T Electric Guitar:

            I purchased this guitar because it is the highest grade Les Paul without the automatic tuners. I, as well as many storied guitarists, prefer our guitars to be simple as well as highest quality of construction and tone. I prefer to tune my instruments myself, and not rely on computer chips and batteries to attempt to do it for me. The guitar is a superb example of the high quality that Gibson has been known for in the past, and is extremely playable. The action is wonderful. I also own and play two SG Gibsons and love them as well. The Les Paul is just an alternative tonal palate in comparison to my SG models as is my Fender American Standard Strat. These are undoubtedly the finest guitars out there bar none!

             
            5.0

            The guitar is perfect in every aspect. From tone to details.

            By Ron

            from Bayonne, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

              Beautiful guitar all in all and the staff are excellent in customer service also.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This is the best guitar I've ever played!!

              By Sam

              from Knoxville, TN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Amazing craftmanship
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Lots of versatility
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                This is by far the greatest guitar I've ever played. When I first saw the flame top I fell in love with it. I was unable to find a single problem with it except for a loose volume knob, which was a quick and easy fix. This guitar is amazing to play as the frets were finished perfectly and it was setup right out of the box. I use a fender bassbreaker stack and this guitar sounds perfect through it. It is also very versatile with the many control features. The coils taps are my favorite over splits because they give more of a P90 tone. The true bypass is great because it can allow you to go from a quiet neck pickup to a full on bridge pickup. The phase reverse can give you some nice funky sounds out of the middle position. Overall I would recommend this guitar to anybody for any style of music. I would give this 6 stars if I was able.

                 
                5.0

                guitar of my dreams

                By grrrreg

                from San Diego CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                  I have wanted a L.P. Standard for many years. I never could get "the sound" with the guitars I own. I was finally in a position to buy one , and bought it from GC in San Diego. I was amazed at how much easier things were to play. The tone was to die for. So, that's how they get that tone. Downside. The intonation was all over the place. Grrr , that's a pet peeve of mine. I adjusted, almost there , but two of the strings were a little sharp on the 12 th fret. No more adjustment !! Took it back to GC , and they exchanged it for another one. This one also needed some serious string length tickling. Now, its perfect. Thanks GC.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Les Paul !

                  By jak

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                    I have been playing professionally for 40 years and have owned many fine pre 1965 Gibson's! There was only one of these at the store but it was killer/perfect and had major mojo so I grabbed it! This Gibson is way more versatile than my older Historic and more fun to play. In my opinion, 2013 was a watershed year for Gibson USA! My 2016 LP Standard T tells me that 2016 may be another watershed year for Gibson USA.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Wow!

                    By jakbur

                    from Wisconsin

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Large Venues
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                      This guitar cause me to break my record of buying only used guitars for the past 10 years!

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