Gibson 2013 Les Paul Standard Plus
Updated for 2013, the Les Paul Standard Plus combines superb tonewoods with powerful electronics for an outstanding Les Paul experience. The tried-and-true combination of a mahogany body, mahogany neck, and maple top is retained with the added versatility of split-coil pickups. An upgraded compound-radius fretboard adds a stellar degree of comfort, while the classic tenets of Les Paul design help capture all the tone, style and playability of a golden-era Gibson.
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Powerful Humbuckers with Coil Tapping and More
The Les Paul Standard wields two of Gibson's celebrated Burstbucker Pro pickups. These powerful humbuckers deliver the bold, thick tones of a classic Les Paul with robust midrange and engrossing low end. This Les Paul takes things a step further, with versatile split-coil functionality. Both volume knobs double as a push-pull switches, which transform their respective Burstbuckers into a tuneful single-coil pickup. Beyond the coil tapping, one of the tone knobs functions as a phase switch, while the other engages a "pure bybass" feature to send a signal directly from the bridge pickup to the output jack. Between the clear, ringing tones of the single-coil setting, and the fat, thumping tones of the humbucker, the 2013 Les Paul Standard offers an enormous range of excellent sonic textures to work with.
Built for Quality and Comfort
In addition to a hugely versatile electronic configuration, this release includes a redesigned compound-radius fretboard for smooth playability from top to bottom. The neck is in the classic '60s slim taper profile, and joined with a deep running set tenon -- one of the fundamental ingredients to that classic Gibson sustain. Also true to classic Gibson design are the sturdy Grover kidney tuners and Tune-o-Matic bridge.
Stunning Les Paul Looks
The 2013 Les Paul Standard Plus features a AAA flame maple top with an array of attractive finishes to really highlight the natural beauty of the wood grain. Gibson uses a hand-applied finishing process to ensure that each guitar's finish lives up to the model's high standards. Complemented by elegant chrome hardware and inlays, the Les Paul Standard abounds with classic Les Paul style.
- Dual Burstbucker Pro pickups with coil tapping switches
- Pure Bypass option sends signal directly from bridge pickup to output jack
- Phase switch for even more tonal customization
- Gorgeous AAA flame maple top
- Comfortable compound-radius rosewood fretboard
- Smooth mahogany neck with '60s slim taper profile
- Locking Grover kidney tuners
- Tone Pros Tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece
- Included hardshell case
For players longing for a huge range of tonal options in a high-end solidbody, the 2013 release of the Les Paul Standard has it all: powerful pickups, coil-tapping, phase-switching, bypass, and more.
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