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Gibson LPJ Electric Guitar Vintage Shade

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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 bu... Read More

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Overview

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.

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
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4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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Just play one...

I recently purchased the gold top version of the LPJ as part of the December price reduction on 2013 models. I hadn't even planned on buying an LPJ. I just grabbed one off the...Read complete review

I recently purchased the gold top version of the LPJ as part of the December price reduction on 2013 models. I hadn't even planned on buying an LPJ. I just grabbed one off the rack at GC and played it and it spoke to me. It was so inexpensive that I bought it on a whim and I'm very pleased. It's not the prettiest Les Paul and I'm not even a big fan of gold tops in general but the guitar truly is a tone beast. Nice fat Paul tone. With this guitar, you can gig it, spill drinks on it, bang it on the coffee table by accident. No worries... You can knock it off the stand and that maple neck will not break... The price of admission is LOW and the guitar just flat out rocks. I can certainly appreciate the beauty of a premium high dollar Les Paul as much as the next guy; they are works of art and I'd love to have one! However, I would freak out worrying about the thing anytime I took it off the wall or out of its case! With the LPJ, I can just jam away care free. That alone is worth the price of admission for me.

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LPJ vs. 60's Tribute and 70's Tribute

We all know Gibson makes quality instruments. The LPJ is yet another. While I enjoyed playing it, I compared it to the 60's Tribute and 70's Tribute. After 2 hours,...Read complete review

We all know Gibson makes quality instruments. The LPJ is yet another. While I enjoyed playing it, I compared it to the 60's Tribute and 70's Tribute. After 2 hours, the 60's Tribute was the sure choice for me. Compare the three and see which in feels and sounds best to you. The 490/498 pu's are way to bright through my amp and the Burstbuckers in the 60's tribute are far more versatile. The necks are very different as well.

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5.0

wow beautiful looks and sound

By marcus

from boca raton florda

it is a lot lighter than most Gibson's so when my shoulder hurts from my other les Paul's I use it . has a beautiful sound you can use it from blues to metal with the right settings on your amp. most Gibson are crazy expensive but this Gibson is a lot cheaper. I love the sound it is just so beautiful. the feel it so natural when I play fast moving power cords I don't get my hand hurt. this guitar looks a lot nicer in Pearson. this is my best guitar ever !!!!!!!!!!!! you should get this guitar

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5.0

Unbeatable Value

By Brian

from Phoenix, AZ

Just bought my new LPJ from the Guitar Center here in Phoenix. Wally is the man! This thing really sings across all pickup combos and amp settings! Super impressed with the quality, especially at the price. I needed a second guitar for my bands recording session and I think this guy will probably become my starter. Can't wait to see what else this guitar has in store for me! Also got the Gator flight case, which seems to be a great product on it's own.

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5.0

Goldtop LPJ

By Michael Loose

from Cheyenne, Wyoming

First off, this is my first Gibson. I have a MIM Fender Strat as my main guitar. When ordering it, I was concerned about the neck shape being described as "fat." Upon arrival, I took out this guitar and was amazed at how well built it was. The finish on the Gold top was flawless. After getting it in tune, I played a few of my favorites and this guitar sings! The neck seems to aid in placing your hands so I think the thickness is way overrated. The satin finish was a first for me, also. I like it. It will not have the durability of a finish that is probably four to fives times as thick, but that is the trade off financially you make with this guitar. Overall, I think I found the guitar and brand I will stay with. By the way, if you need excellent customer service, see Kris in Fort Collins. This youngster knows his stuff and understands how important the needs of his customers are.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just play one...

By Christopher Davis

from Newington, CT

I recently purchased the gold top version of the LPJ as part of the December price reduction on 2013 models. I hadn't even planned on buying an LPJ. I just grabbed one off the rack at GC and played it and it spoke to me. It was so inexpensive that I bought it on a whim and I'm very pleased. It's not the prettiest Les Paul and I'm not even a big fan of gold tops in general but the guitar truly is a tone beast. Nice fat Paul tone. With this guitar, you can gig it, spill drinks on it, bang it on the coffee table by accident. No worries... You can knock it off the stand and that maple neck will not break... The price of admission is LOW and the guitar just flat out rocks. I can certainly appreciate the beauty of a premium high dollar Les Paul as much as the next guy; they are works of art and I'd love to have one! However, I would freak out worrying about the thing anytime I took it off the wall or out of its case! With the LPJ, I can just jam away care free. That alone is worth the price of admission for me.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar without the frills

By Steve Fannin

from Phoenix

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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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

LPJ vs. 60's Tribute and 70's Tribute

By Kenneth Loseman

from St. Louis, MO

We all know Gibson makes quality instruments. The LPJ is yet another. While I enjoyed playing it, I compared it to the 60's Tribute and 70's Tribute. After 2 hours, the 60's Tribute was the sure choice for me. Compare the three and see which in feels and sounds best to you. The 490/498 pu's are way to bright through my amp and the Burstbuckers in the 60's tribute are far more versatile. The necks are very different as well.

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(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good, But Not Good Enough

By Caleb Barnes

from Arlington,TX

I have been playing guitar for 4 years, and went in to my local Guitar Center to buy a Gibson for an early birthday present. I had wanted other models, but couldn't afford it. I played the LPJ at the store, and loved it. I bought it, then took it home and hated it. It came out of tune a whole lot during lessons, and I just didn't really care for the pickups or the looks. I returned it and stayed with my Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro. If you want to buy a Gibson, I suggest to buy a Tribute (50's or 60's whichever neck you prefer,) and don't buy the LPJ.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

wow

By Billy Ware

from Baton Rouge, La

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?

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First, Ignore the Price.

By Kenneth Loseman

from St. Louis, MO

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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar

By Justin Breon

from Winder,Georgia

Honestly; For a while I was in love with Ibanez,and really loved the look, the whammy bar, the versatile 3 or 5 switch to use whatever pick ups you wanted. The minute i got my hands on this guitar it was a DAY and NIGHT difference. You can always upgrade to have coil selection added into the guitar,and same goes with the passive pick ups can always be replaced without having a battery pack showing on the back of the guitar. The current pick-ups on the guitar are very ballsy in the sense of any other passive pick up i've played be it EMG or ESP. Worth the 700$ if you want the guitar to retain its' value,and all around epic guitar. I think later down the road i might buy,and install some active EMG pick-ups.

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