Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar  

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Time-honored features plus figured maple top.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus electric guitar has all the traditional features you expect from a Les Paul: mahogany body and set ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Time-honored features plus figured maple top.

The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus electric guitar has all the traditional features you expect from a Les Paul: mahogany body and set neck, figured maple top, and a pair of Gibson's awesome '57 Classic humbucker pickups. The Plus on this guitar is the gorgeous, figured maple top”just the right touch on this iconic rock machine. One not-so-traditional improvement”the neck has been dressed by Gibson's Plek machine, a computer-controlled robot that analyzes the neck, files the frets, and cuts the slots on the nut to a hundredth of a millimeter accuracy for optimal action and intonation without string buzzing.

Features
  • Body Wood: Mahogany, non-chambered weight-relieved
  • Top wood: Figured 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 Plus Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (149)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good feel (18)
  • Good tone (18)
  • Solid electronics (16)
  • Good pick up (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Recording (11)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT GUITAR/GIBSON RIP OFF

My review title may cause many to wonder why I would word it in that manner. The following review I submit, will be one of honesty, being fair, yet, tell it like...Read complete review

My review title may cause many to wonder why I would word it in that manner. The following review I submit, will be one of honesty, being fair, yet, tell it like it is. First of all, I can't say enough about how much I like this guitar. This is my third Gibson Les Paul, the other two are the Classic, and the Double Cut-Away. What I like about this Traditional Plus, are the pickups what Gibson has placed in the guitar. This guitar was played over my Fender 65 reissue Twin Reverb, which is a clean amp. Even so, the Les Paul still wanted to crunch had I have allowed it to. Then I plugged it into my Marshall JVM410H with cab, as you know this is the newest amp head put out by Marshall and is considered their Flaggship. The JVM410H will give you clean, crunch, reverb, OD1, and OD2. Each setting has three types of sounds, that go from mild to wild. When playing on the mild crunch, gain down, the guitar was kicking butt. From there, I placed it on each settings ending up on OD2, with the most dirty sound of all, and the gain turned way up. This guitar would hold out a note as long as I had my finger on the string. The humbuckers are some of the best I have ever heard in my 45 years of playing. The paint job is a work of art, with the maple top proudly displaying it's craftsmanship. The color I picked was honeyburst, but the icetea also looked good. All in all, I was happy with the quality, looks, and sound of the guitar. NOW TO THE GIBSON RIP OFF Four years ago, The Gibson Les Paul Classic cost between $1,800.00 and $1,900.00 hundred dollars. The guitar came with locking tunners, a set of strap locks, and a guitar case that had a silk cover that went on top of the guitar once layed in the case. This guitar was $400.00 dollars more, no locking tunners, strap locks, a guitar case that is inferior to the one I received last time. If you put locking tunners on it, this will void the warranty. Gibson has raised their price beyond what the dollar ammount should be, then gives you less than what you should get for the money. Just about every guitar company who sell a high dollar product, include these things I mentioned. This is why I gave it 4 stars, any guitar that cost $2,300.00 dollars should include these extras. The Gibson hardshell case is a little more than a generic model. In conclusion, this is a great guitar, and has better reviews than the model above it that sells for $2,600.00 or more. This mahagany body is not chambered, where as the higher priced Standard is.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed, But Hopeful

like the other reviews before mine, my les paul (iced tea finish) had really bad paint runs. MF's customer service was accomodating and friendly, which i have no complaints about. saving up...Read complete review

like the other reviews before mine, my les paul (iced tea finish) had really bad paint runs. MF's customer service was accomodating and friendly, which i have no complaints about. saving up for 15+ years for the guitar i've always wanted to buy...and it comes with paint runs so i have to send it back for an exchange...that's pretty frustrating. it PLAYED great-just as i expected. i'm just waiting for one with a better paint job to show up at my door.

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5.0

The Icon of Rock and Roll

By scott wartenberg

from PNW

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

My band was in a battle of the bands in the '60's at a local youth house. Our band was experienced at doing dances and live concerts. I played a Fender Jazzmaster through a Fender Super Amp (brown tweed). The other band won. The lead guitarist played a Les Paul. I knew they had the better sound. Oh that Les Paul tone! Fast forward almost 50 years later. After multiple Strats, a Tele, a Jazzmaster, an ES-335 and a Godin, I finally found a great deal on a Iced Tea Les Paul Traditional Plus on sale. I have use for a Strat, a Tele and love an ES-335, but I when I got my Les Paul, perfectly plek'd and set up and plugged it into my Fender Deluxe Reverb RI, I knew that I'd found that tone I had been searching for. This Les Paul just plays so easily and has such great tone! It took me a while to learn to play well up around the 17th fret, but now I play in Jimmy-land and feel very comfortable with the Les Paul. I love the 12" radius neck, the 57 classic hum buckers, the fret size, the tuners, etc. The finish work on my guitar is absolutely gorgeous and I've proudly played this in a setting with over 4,000 people in a church setting. The tone is just off the charts! With a little kick from your favorite dirt pedal, well it's tonal bliss! If you like the tone of hum buckers and want to play a guitar that flat raawks and has been played in many seminal rock songs, then I highly recommend the Traditional Plus. It is everything I need and nothing I dont'.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cream of the Crop

By pick-it

from Stonewall, LA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    I received my used Les Paul Traditional, Desert Burst today and what a guitar. MF rated it as a level 1. This guitar looks like it has never been out of the case. There's not even a mark on the pick-guard, I am very impressed. The quality of this instrument is excellent as described. It was half the price of the MSRP. I highly recommend persuing a used instrument from them if you don't want to afford a new one. Five stars. Thanks MF, a very satisfied customer!!

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet guitar- bound to be collectors ite

    By myk

    from Arizona

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    Very sweet guitar. I little on the heavy side but it really sings.I expected a little lower action without fret buzz due to the "plek" but im still very happy with it.50's neck not as fat, actually comfotable. The very tip of the headstock looked like Gibson missed a small spot of stain- Gibson customer service said "its a hand made guitar- there are going to be imperfections". Not really the response I was hoping for.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The best deal on a Gibby, ever...

    By Xyrium-UjsXj

    from NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Quality materials

    Cons

    • Might Need A Setup

    Best Uses

    • everything

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

    I have two of the 2011 models, without the laminate fretboards. I sold my Standard, and Classic for them. These Traditionals are what Les Paul intended the guitar to be. The materials are high quality, though I'm not a fan of Gibson pups. So, toss in another 80-100 for a good setup, and this guitar will sing, for any genre of music. Just fantastic.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Guitar

    By Zep Fan

    from Newtown, CT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

        Received guitar about a month ago. It is incredibl! Everything from sound to comfort. It also looks good (got Heritage Sunburt). I have other guitars but they don't even compare to this LP. It is pricey - but worth it. It is THE guitar to play heavy classic rock - Zep, AC/DC, Montrose, Priest, Bad Co, etc. MF matched priced of another web site, shipped as promised and came flawless - good experience.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stand alone quality and sound

        By Dan G

        from Antelope Valley CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

          Great sound/tone only Humbuckers give.. Beautiful finish and workmanship. Clean through the 24 fret.Intonation spot on out of the case. Good people at Musician's Freind.

           
          5.0

          If lost or stolen I would get another

          By Bulldog

          from Stevensville, Ontatio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • There are none

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

          Could not wait to get to this guitar out of the case. This is a solid "Rock Machine. A dream come true.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great

          By Dr. B

          from Maryland

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

              Came out of the box playing amazingly. The case alone is one of the nicest things I own.

              -Heritage Cherry color is much more of a deep red than it ever looks in pictures.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great

              By DD

              from Freetown, MA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

                Love it, Play nice with great action.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Simply great

                By Slappy

                from Albany, NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Situations

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar:

                  I have two of these; Light Burst and Ebony, and have owned them for two years and one year respectively. Both are perfect. The action sets up nice and low, intonation dials in perfectly with room left in the saddle travel. Excellent fit and finish, fretwork, etc. Pickups and tone are great, sounds like a Les Paul. These Traditionals are heavy. Mine weigh in around 9 lbs. or so, but I would much rather have that than the previous chambered models, many of which were neck-heavy. If a guitar is the slightest bit neck heavy, I pass it by at all cost. These guitars are far from neck-heavy, almost to the point of rolling off my lap. But I have no complaint; I just wanted to note that. Solidly built, great tone, excellent playability and beautiful to look at. You can't go wrong unless you have a bad back.

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