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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 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...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (20)
  • Good tone (20)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Solid electronics (19)
  • Good pick up (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (17)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Recording (13)
  • Rock concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Les Paul arival

I was very pleased with my purchase. I have a Fender Telecaster and a Gretsch solid body and I have owned a few other guitars as well. I am extremely happy with my new...Read complete review

I was very pleased with my purchase. I have a Fender Telecaster and a Gretsch solid body and I have owned a few other guitars as well. I am extremely happy with my new Guitar and fully intend to get a band going playing "Classic Rock" as I know that's the music that will always be in my heart and soul. Guitar center came through for me and I took advantage of the Presidents day sale and it was a fantasic time to purchase. Guitar sounds, feels and sounds great and was delivered a few days even before I was told as I wanted it right out of the box and after a minor tuning was ready, I do not believe in electronic tuners and by putting on a Stones album I had it ready and playing in minutes. I am extremely happy for my choice in getting the 2016 Les Paul standard. Gibson Les Paul. I had a Les Paul a 1970s Les Paul deluxe and traded it back in 1978

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

another piece of junk

Had to return yet another one gibson has gone so far downhill its unbelievable

Had to return yet another one gibson has gone so far downhill its unbelievable

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(7 of 7 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.

    (6 of 6 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.

      (6 of 6 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!

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful Guitar, Beautiful Tone!

        By Gibby

        from Salinas, CA

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

          Ordered this beautiful guitar as they were available "sight unseen" on the Guitar Center website in the Platinnum section with no photo available. I took a chance and got a stunning guitar that sounds and looks beautiful out of the case. 2016 is the year that Gibson got it right for the Standard T (which does not have the dreaded robo-tuners and sloppy Les Paul signature on the headstock). I know that this wonderful quality dream guitar will outlive me - don't hesitate, get yours!

          (4 of 4 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!

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this les Paul. Workmanship impeccable.

              By Mike

              from Atlanta ga

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • 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:

                Love the fit and finish. Had a 96 standard I had to sell and have waited 20 years for another. This guitar shounds so amazing and clear. Hardware is awesome and wood selection and finish is just perfect. Worth the price any day and will give a life time of enjoyment. Ty to my fiancé RJ to ,are this happen. Love you.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                2016 Gibson Les Paul Standard T (Fireball)

                By DHJ

                from Columbus, Ga

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                  What else is there to say....
                  It's a Gibson Les Paul Standard.
                  Proven quality, recommended and played by the greatest guitarist past and present.
                  Fireball finish is awesome.
                  Just the right amount of red fade away.

                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Sensational guitar

                  By Juan

                  from Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Awesome Tone
                  • Comfortable Easy To Play
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great Smooth Action
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Great For Any Occasion
                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Professional Or Beginners
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                    Wanna be musician. Great for jamming. Awesome tone and sustain. Great feel and easy to play.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Les Paul arival

                    By Rocker Dan

                    from Midwest

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    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 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                      I was very pleased with my purchase. I have a Fender Telecaster and a Gretsch solid body and I have owned a few other guitars as well. I am extremely happy with my new Guitar and fully intend to get a band going playing "Classic Rock" as I know that's the music that will always be in my heart and soul. Guitar center came through for me and I took advantage of the Presidents day sale and it was a fantasic time to purchase. Guitar sounds, feels and sounds great and was delivered a few days even before I was told as I wanted it right out of the box and after a minor tuning was ready, I do not believe in electronic tuners and by putting on a Stones album I had it ready and playing in minutes. I am extremely happy for my choice in getting the 2016 Les Paul standard. Gibson Les Paul. I had a Les Paul a 1970s Les Paul deluxe and traded it back in 1978

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Glad I did purchase

                      By Rocker Dan

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Rock Concerts
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                        A really great idea to purchase this guitar!!! I sure made the right choice of Guitars and did my homework in order to do so. I had a Les Pauljr.1970 model and traded it for well I traded it in 1977 and bought several guitars since, but THIS guitar is very special. The standard costs a decent price however it seems worth the cost. I am aware there are all kinds of different models but this is the guitar I wanted and I sold guitar as a long time ago so even as things have changed my musical tastes have not, Classic Rock.......
                        ock and this instrument is seemingly built for that!!!

                        (2 of 4 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.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

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

                          By Ron

                          from Bayonne, NJ

                          About Me Experienced

                          See all my reviews

                          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 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best playing guitar I've ever put my hands on ..

                            By Cuz

                            from Havana, Florida

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Pick Up
                            • Good Tone
                            • Great sustain
                            • Smooth playing
                            • Solid Electronics

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                              I honestly can't find one thing wrong with this guitar..Without a doubt this is the best guitar I've ever put my hands on period ! My first Les Paul was stolen from me 40 years ago, was a long time coming to replace it, but man did I wait till the right time...This thing is plays sooo sweet and definitely has the wow factor ...

                              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I would by this product again

                              By Tizzy

                              from Tucson,az

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Fun To Play
                              • 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:

                                Just got this guitar 2 weeks ago very nice guitar love the coil splitting feature very glad they went back to the original look and signature and Grover locking tuners, No Gforce tuner from 2015 which are not reliable when tuning, expensive but worth the money, I have owned in the past a gibson 2003 les paul classic but had to sell it made me sick, Very glad to now own the 2016 gibson les paul standard with coil splitting features I feel much better again.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great guitar

                                By Michael

                                from undisclosed

                                See all my reviews

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                                Fantastic feel, easy playability, sounds so good.

                                 
                                5.0

                                I finally own the guitar I have always wanted.

                                By Unhappy Mike

                                from Fort Worth, Tx.

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                                  This guitar came set up perfect right out of the box. Except for tuning it. But don't well all do that. I love the way it plays. It is a monster could not be any better.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Best guitar in almost 50 years of play

                                  By Tony

                                  from Indianapolis,IN

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Pros

                                  • Fun To Play
                                  • Good Feel
                                  • Good Pick Up
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • 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 guitar is my favorite already;out of 6 Gibsons and 5 Strats I have a hard time putting this one down.

                                    (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    another piece of junk

                                    By Billy "guitar"

                                    from Boston

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Flat Sound
                                      • Fret Buzz
                                      • Poor Pick Up
                                      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                                        Had to return yet another one gibson has gone so far downhill its unbelievable

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        My first Gibson...and I LOVE it!

                                        By John

                                        from undisclosed

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar:

                                        I've owned Epiphone Les Paul guitars for over 20 years. I've had good experience with Les Pauls, but I've always wanted a Gibson. I want the "Cadillac" of Les Pauls. I bought one. Best decision ever. It is the sweetest sounding Les Paul I've ever played. You can feel the quality. There IS a difference between an Epiphone and a Gibson! I took this guitar to the local Guitar Center to have it set up. Now the action and intonation are perfect. Sounds great and plays amazing. They are a little pricey but you're paying for quality. Save up and buy a Gibson Les Paul if you like the feel and sound of a Les Paul guitar. This guitar is meant to be played and is a workhorse. I'm saving up to buy another one in a different color.

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