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Faded Series | Gibson Original Collection


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The Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Faded electric guitar provides players a vintage-inspired instrument with resonant tonewoods and versatile pickups at an affordable price. The mahogany body with maple top produces a balanced, articulate tone perfect for rock and blues. Its pair of Gibson '57 Classic humbucker pickups deliver a range of tones from warm and mellow to hot and crunchy. The Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Faded is a premium Les Paul for today's guitarist.

Resonant Tonewoods Produce Balanced, Articulate Tone

The Les Paul Standard '50s Faded features a mahogany body with maple top, a combination prized for its balanced and articulate tone. The mahogany body provides warmth and depth, while the maple top adds clarity and definition. Together, these tonewoods produce a resonant tone equally suited for rock, blues and jazz.

Versatile Gibson '57 Classic Humbuckers

This Les Paul comes equipped with a pair of Gibson's popular '57 Classic humbucker pickups. These pickups deliver a range of vintage-inspired tones from warm and mellow to hot and crunchy. The bridge pickup provides thick, meaty tones perfect for rock and roll. The neck pickup offers a warm, rounded tone ideal for blues and jazz. With the three-way toggle switch, players can access each pickup individually or combine them for even more tonal variety.

Vintage-inspired Aesthetic

With its faded cherry sunburst finish, Kluson tuners and vintage truss rod cover, the Les Paul Standard '50s Faded projects a well-worn, vintage vibe. Its mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard provides a comfortable playing experience. Dot inlays and trapezoid binding around the body, neck, and headstock offer classic Les Paul styling. Overall, this Les Paul combines vintage esthetics with modern playability.

Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Faded Electric Guitar Vintage Honey Burst
Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Faded Electric Guitar Vintage Honey Burst
Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Faded Electric Guitar Vintage Honey Burst

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  • AA figured maple top with a mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck in a vintage ’50s profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
  • Duo of open-coil double black Burstbucker pickups

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  • Body type: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: AA figured maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck shape: Vintage '50s
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Neck finish: Satin nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Acrylic trapezoid
  • Nut width/material: 1.69" (43 mm) Graph Tech
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Burstbucker 1, Double Black
  • Bridge: Burstbucker 2, Double Black
  • Control layout: Volume 1, Volume 2, Tone 1, Tone 2
  • Special electronics: Hand-wired with Orange Drop capacitors
  • Bridge type: Fixed bridge
  • Bridge design: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Vintage Deluxe with keystone buttons
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right-handed

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