Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar Ebony 889406900431

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The legend continues with 21st-century neck refinements.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar earns its name thanks to the traditional features you expect in a Les Paul gu... Read More

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The legend continues with 21st-century neck refinements.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar earns its name thanks to the traditional features you expect in a Les Paul guitar: mahogany body, set neck with rounded '50s profile, maple top, and a pair of Gibson's '57 Classic humbucker pickups. One significant, yet not-so-traditional improvement: the neck is analyzed by Gibson's Plek machine. Using computer precision Gibson Plek files the frets and cuts slots in the nut to an accuracy of a hundredth of a millimeter for optimal action and intonation without string buzzing.

Features
  • Body Wood: Mahogany, non-chambered weight-relieved
  • Top wood: Plain maple
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Joint: Set-in
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Plek'd on Gibson Plek Machine
  • Neck Shape: '50s rounded
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.695"
  • Fretboard Radius: 12"
  • Bridge: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Pickup Bridge: '57 Classic Plus humbucker
  • Pickup Neck: '57 Classic humbucker
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • Vintage speed knobs
  • Tuners: TonePros Kluson-style
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Binding: top and neck
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GibsonLes Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

llike a granola bar, extra crunchy

The Les Paul Traditional is an exceptional guitar. Besides feeling great and looking great, this guitar sounds very different from most Les Pauls you will encounter. It really captures the sound of great...Read complete review

The Les Paul Traditional is an exceptional guitar. Besides feeling great and looking great, this guitar sounds very different from most Les Pauls you will encounter. It really captures the sound of great rockers like Jimmy Page by adding a bit more crunch than normal to the pickups. You can get it to sound beautifully clean without sacrificing the sustain and substance that is what Les Paul sound is all about. Aside from what I have heard about the PLEK system, my Traditional was most definitely ready to be played right out of the box. The neck is so easy to play, and the larger size frets make the screaming highs even higher and cleaner. The only downside I think is that the guitar is extremely heavy, even more so than standard Les Pauls due to the lack of a chambered body, but it is made up for in the tone quality. The guitar is beautiful, and I am happy that I own one.

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Plek set-up is a disappointment

I just tried a Les Paul 'Traditional' and the 2008, Standard Les Paul. I was very interested in trying out and feeling the PLEK engineered neck. Both guitars were a great disappointment...Read complete review

I just tried a Les Paul 'Traditional' and the 2008, Standard Les Paul. I was very interested in trying out and feeling the PLEK engineered neck. Both guitars were a great disappointment as to the PLEK'd fret/neck. The nut on both guitars was higher than any Gibson I had picked up since the 80's (when Gibson churned out the worst guitars in its history). The action was high on both. Even at it's high action all around, there was freting out and dead spots all over the guitar's neck. The frets/action on both felt like the frets had been stuck on and the guitars left the factory as-is without a single test. They felt very sterile and unfinished. How could the nuts have been so high if the computer was so precise? The frets appeared untouched or barely touched. The player side of the necks felt very nice and the asymetrical 2008 Standard felt similar to some of the 50's and early 60's Gibson Les Pauls...almost oval in shape and feel. But for all the promise and my excitement in this new PLEK system for precision fretwork, the necks felt like they left the factory before they were worked in any way..unfinished, incomplete feel. Definitely not ready to play for any player. What a disappointment!

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5.0

AWESOME!

By lowell jeff

from nowhere ville, 30 miles west from the end of the w

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar about 4 months ago. It is great! A big upgrade from my Epiphone AFD. Has a great top and overall tone. If you're into classic rock, blues, metal, or anything inbetween, this is the guitar for you. The 57 classics are the clossests you will ever get to owning a real 50's PAF, smooth when you want it like that, and it roars too. I would recomend this guitar to any 1, LONG LIVE GIBSON AND THE LES PAUL! The only probolem that I had was I like solid bodys, and wish gibson would make a solid body that wasnt a reissue.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

old school gibson only better

By ric bolinger

from denver colorado

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

while shopping for my dream guitar if found myself thoroughly confused by the new gibson les paul line (Plek neck good or bad, asymettrical, 60's thin or 59 profile, chambered or non-chambered, burstbuckers or classics, accessories like locking tuners, locking cable jacks well, you get the idea) I played everything out there from the studio to the custom noting specifically the differences in tone and feel. I knew as soon as i picked up the traditional that this was as close to an original 59 id ever come without going VOS. 1. 59 neck profile felt extremely comfortable, fast with tons of bite 2. the plek system allowed me to lower the action and adjust string tension without the limits of fret buzzing etc 3. classic 58 pickups, well what can i say...they're classic 4. non chambered body, my guitar tops out at over 9 lbs and i wouldnt have it any other way...its a Gibson as for the finish, well you really have to see an ebony les paul up close to appreciate what went into it.. They dont give these things away but it was worth every cent to me

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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic

By Aaron

from West Virginia

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I have a Les Paul Studio and a American Standard Strat and this. This is my favorite. It works perfectly all the time. I love the weight, it makes it more playable. I have a gold topand it sounds and looks great. I would recomend the Studio for its price but this is a better guitar and its my favorite.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Awesome work of Art

By Jon

from New York

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I've owned a strat (with blue, silver, red, Lace Senors) for 15 years and a Ibanez RG 7 string (with Air Norton and Dsonic) for about 7 years. They pale in comparison to the LP Traditional. The tone is amazing; smooth and warm. The 57 classics can really rock too. I've recently ordered a Boogie Mark 5 combo and I can't wait to combine the 2. I use a Boss ME 50 for fx and the LP sounds incredible even buriend beneath distortion, chorus, phaser, and delay. The neck is fatter than the Strat & RG, but it's just right. The weight makes you feel like you're playing something tangible (get a comfortable strap though). It stays in tune and it looks amazing. Sometimes I look at it more than I play it. I would recommend this guitar to anyone for any style - It will be an heirloom someday.

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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It changed my mind

By Chipperone

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I have played Strats for years and prefered the feel and tone of them until I was messing with this guitar in the store. I had initially went in to look at amps and chose this guitar to hear a comparison of how other guitars sounded with the particular amp I was testing. This guitar feels like the old Les Pauls and plays like the old Les Pauls. Needless to say I went home with this guitar and did not buy the amp. I still play my strat deluxe but have found that the Gibson has become my guitar of choice. I am not sure why everyone is complaining about the Plek system as I had the adjustments made at the store before I brought the guitar home. Maybe they did not think about it or did not realize that every guitar needs some adjustment after it comes out of the box or off of the wall. This is one of the easiest guitars I have played. I did make on major change to it though. I removed the original pick ups and replaced them with active EMG's. I kept the old pick ups in case I want to put them back but I like the punch that the guitar now has.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Delivers!

By Bob

from Sicklerville, NJ

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

This instrument has the exact feel of the Les Pauls I have owned in the past; the heavy, thick necked guitar was what I was looking for. There has been some comments about the "Plek" setup, and I think it is appropriate to toss my comments into the discussion. I was really not impressed with the fret finish on this guitar initially, and I really don't get the whole premise of the Plek arrangement. It may be aligned and perfectly level to start with, but what about after I wring it out for a while? Like any guitar, a trip to the tech is in order for a good initial setup. Having said that, this guitar has the dark, powerful sound of the Pauls of old, and its voice pushes through harmonically rich sound just the way I remember it should. Amazingly touch responsive, this guitar will get your point across every time. I don't see how you can miss.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Splendid Guitar

By Somebody Else

from portage, MI

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I just purchased this guitar a few days ago and it is wonderful. The sound is incredible with the '57 pickups. The tone is just so clear. I love the neck to because it's thick and round (a nice change from my strat). Overall this is a guitar that you have to appreciate for what it is. It's a solid, well-made guitar that obviously had a lot of hard work put into it. I've been playing through a vox tonelab hooked to a marshall valvestate and the sound is flawless. I reccomend this guitar to anybody that is stepping up from amature to taking playing to a more serious level.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best guitar I own

By Erik

from Mckinney, Tx

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I have no clue what those other guys are talking about. The action is absolutely perfect. The sound has a great crunch to crystal clean, especially when plugged into a Marshall. The neck is the most comfortable out all other guitars I have ever played, and is truly Traditional to early Les Pauls. The body weighs a little bit, but for me, that makes it more comfortable to hold, sitting or standing. The knobs really change the sound when you want them to.I looked at a lot of other guitars before buying this one, and am truly satisfied, past any other guitar.

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(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

llike a granola bar, extra crunchy

By Kage

from N Massapequa, NY

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

The Les Paul Traditional is an exceptional guitar. Besides feeling great and looking great, this guitar sounds very different from most Les Pauls you will encounter. It really captures the sound of great rockers like Jimmy Page by adding a bit more crunch than normal to the pickups. You can get it to sound beautifully clean without sacrificing the sustain and substance that is what Les Paul sound is all about. Aside from what I have heard about the PLEK system, my Traditional was most definitely ready to be played right out of the box. The neck is so easy to play, and the larger size frets make the screaming highs even higher and cleaner. The only downside I think is that the guitar is extremely heavy, even more so than standard Les Pauls due to the lack of a chambered body, but it is made up for in the tone quality. The guitar is beautiful, and I am happy that I own one.

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(63 of 126 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Plek set-up is a disappointment

By Barry Johnson

from Covington KY

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Electric Guitar:

I just tried a Les Paul 'Traditional' and the 2008, Standard Les Paul. I was very interested in trying out and feeling the PLEK engineered neck. Both guitars were a great disappointment as to the PLEK'd fret/neck. The nut on both guitars was higher than any Gibson I had picked up since the 80's (when Gibson churned out the worst guitars in its history). The action was high on both. Even at it's high action all around, there was freting out and dead spots all over the guitar's neck. The frets/action on both felt like the frets had been stuck on and the guitars left the factory as-is without a single test. They felt very sterile and unfinished. How could the nuts have been so high if the computer was so precise? The frets appeared untouched or barely touched. The player side of the necks felt very nice and the asymetrical 2008 Standard felt similar to some of the 50's and early 60's Gibson Les Pauls...almost oval in shape and feel. But for all the promise and my excitement in this new PLEK system for precision fretwork, the necks felt like they left the factory before they were worked in any way..unfinished, incomplete feel. Definitely not ready to play for any player. What a disappointment!

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