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Rating and Reviews: Gibson Les Paul Standard

The Gibson Les Paul Standard is the new standard for electric guitars. With Plek treatment and a chambered body, the Gibson Les Paul Standard rocks.

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"Stunning and Beautiful" submitted April 1, 2012

By Anthony G in Fountain Hills, AZ
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Musical Background: 10 years playing Guitar
Music Style: Classic Rock, Country
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Sound: its a Les Paul,,, sounds quality is always great Feature: I love the feel of the neck,, that new asymetrical process is nice Ease of Use: extremely playable. and now that its light, us old guys will like it even more Quality: very well made,,, its a gibson, just wondering about the quality control before it leaves the factory Value: its pricey,,, but well worth it Manufacturer Support: I dealt with gibson about 10 years ago with my first les paul and they took care of everything right away with no questions asked Overall: I bought the goldtop. Unboxed and opened the case and was stunned with its beauty. Carefully removed it from the case and was amazed at how light it was for a Les Paul. My shoulder will thank me immensly. Was a bit disappointed that it was so far out of tune. Makes me wonder if it actually went thru any quality control at Gibson. Tuned it, hit a few runs and a string popped. OK I never liked gibson strings anyway so not a big deal. I will say with this PLEkd system the string height was perfect for me. Only time will tell more
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"Great Guitar" submitted March 27, 2012

By Todd Emery in Tooele, UT
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Overall: Received my new Ebony Les Paul Standard through Zzounds, arrived ingreat shape and on time. Set-up on the guitar was good; did have to do a few adjustments on intonation...often expected when guitars are shipped. No problems with fit and finish on the guitar. I went over it inch byinch. I almost went with the Traditional, due to negative comments on LP forums regarding the chambered body. But now, after playing it, I would not trade. Sustain is excellent; tone excellent. Kinda expensive....but well worth it.
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"Quality Control?" submitted March 20, 2012

By D R
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Music Style: Rock
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Overall: First of all, I am a Strat guy. That being said, I recognize the tonal differences and necessity of having a Paul tone to compliment my style. I received the guitar and was very excited. Until I turned the vol knobs. The bottom knob was not smooth at all and felt like it was getting stuck. If I am dropping over $2.5k, it better be perfect. Especially the volume. It is critical that function works flawlessly throughout any show. I was surprised to see that someone at Gibson actually signed off that this was a product good enough to go to market. As for tone, it was exactly what I expected. Through my Mesa Roadster it was huge. The cleans were not bright like my strat, of course, however I would describe them as rich and thick. Not muddy, just thick. The action was very smooth all over the fret board. Action was pretty good for a factory set up. My hope is that the Paul I received was an anomaly regarding the volume knob, but it really was disappointing. The tone was awesome, but without flawless function, the tonal capabilities cannot be fully maximized.
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"I still would like others but this guitar fills the void in my collection" submitted June 7, 2011

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Sound: Full and beautiful Ease of Use: pickup switch and knobs need to be explained better Value: expensive but a better value than other models and brands in this price range The Wow Factor: everyone needs a les paul and a stratocaster in their collection Overall: its perfect
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