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Gibson Les Paul Standard Faded '50s Neck

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A gently aged finish; smaller, vintage-style headstock; keystone tuner buttons; and a fat, rounded '50s-style neck add a vibe that's rich in history. Carved AA maple top is framed by precision binding... Click To Read More About This Product

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A gently aged finish; smaller, vintage-style headstock; keystone tuner buttons; and a fat, rounded '50s-style neck add a vibe that's rich in history. Carved AA maple top is framed by precision binding on the mahogany back with set mahogany neck. Inimitable vintage LP tone comes from BurstBucker Pro pickups with Alnico V magnets.

NOTE: To give you a choice of how your Les Standard should look, the pickguard is not attached but included in the case. To install the pickguard, holes will need to be drilled into the body.


Bound AA maple top
Mahogany back
Fixed mahogany neck with round '50s profile
Bound rosewood fretboard
Pearl trapezoid inlays
1-11/16" nut width
BurstBucker Pro pickups with Alnico V magnets
2 volume knobs
2 tone knobs
3-way switch
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Gibson Les Paul standard faded 50s neck

By KmalcolmWmusic

from Richmond Hill, Georgia

This will be my fourth Les Paul, five if you count the Epiphone that I had for awhile. This is by far the best of all of them. This guitar is fabulous, the neck, the pickups, the light weight body (7.4) pounds. The one consistent thing I have always ended up not liking about all of my previous LPs was the weight. They all had good sound, and all played well. But this Faded has everything the others had and less,weight that is. I really love the flamed maple top, its as beautiful as the higher priced models. I have big hands so the 50s neck is perfect for me, not ball bat porportion, just right. This is my first LP that the neck pickup is useful, all of the others were to trebily, this one is very airy as described in all the Gibson lit.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


Feels like an old friend

By skip

from South Texas

I bought the Honeyburst faded standard. The flame top was absolutely gorgeous! Much, much more beatiful than online pics. One piece mahogany back, and neck. Quality is evident from top to bottom on this fine instrument. This finish is nice and feels like playing a guitar that's broken in. Burstbucker pickups are balanced, and warm. The BBpro pickups did take a little for me to adjust to, (since I was used to high output pickups). After adjusting, they really opened up my tone. The 50's neck is not as bad as I thought it would be. It's a little thicker than a 60's taper, but it's not uncomfortable. There is no style that these guitars cant do. If you're thinking about a Les Paul Standard, buy this one. It feels great straight out of the box!

(14 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


Great guitar

By jthurley

from Atlanta

There is not much way anyone can go wrong with a Les Paul. I traded in an original Peavey Wolfgang and a Strat for the Tobacco Sunburst Faded LP and I could not be more happy. This thing sounds incredible, it has the big, fat tone the LP is known for; it is the best tone in the world. After playing this thing I do not know why anyone would play anything but a real Les Paul.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great, little guitar

By Harrold

from Amsterdam

I bought the Les Paul Standard Faded about a year ago and since then I haven't touched or heard any other guitar that could set this Les Paul to shame. I have 3 Les Pauls, from the 80's, 90's and this one from 2007 and the Faded is just the best in playability and tone/balance. It sounds beautiful rich, full of resonance when playing it unplugged and when amplified it's just the purest and most clean, open sounding Les Paul you've ever heard. Amazing for pure blues, rock and rockabilly. It sings.


Best sounding Les Paul you can get!

By Doug Zibo

from NW Ohio

The Faded Les Paul line is a guitar player's guitar- the lack of a "gloss" finish lets the sound breathe and gives you unending sustain! Not to mention the finish makes it look like you're playing a vintage 50 year old instrument. I went with the Honeyburst and have had it for over a year now. It is truly the best looking of the bunch: Golds and browns swirled into a beautiful flame (for some reason pictures of it make it look definitely need to see it!) The zebra Burstbucker Pro's a very heavy sounding, yet smooth. I went with the thicker 50's neck because it fits well with my large hands, but you can get this with an optional 60's neck if you desire. If you want pure tone, jaw dropping sustain, and everyone to say "Wow- nice axe!" when you open your case, this is the perfect guitar for you!

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