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Gibson 2016 HP Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar (with Case)

Hot-rod your tone with a High Performance Les Paul! The AAAA flame maple top perfectly complements the smooth PAF tone of the dual Burstbucker Pro pickups. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
AAAA-grade flamed maple top Artisan-grade wood enhances the guitar's beauty
Mahogany back Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Burstbucker Pro pickups Alnico 5 magnets for smooth, even vintage tone
G FORCE Quick, accurate automatic tuning
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Gibson 2016 HP Les Paul Standard Guitar

The Les Paul Standard 2016 HP is the utmost in luxury and performance in Gibson's 2016 lineup, with an unprecedented set of premium and high performance features. On top of the flamboyant AAAA flamed maple top, it boasts an exclusive fast-access heel, developed specifically for the Gibson USA High Performance lineup, to allow unprecedented access to the high notes. Combined with the soloist neck width, the pair provides the fastest and most comfortable Les Paul neck you've ever played. Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. Dual Burstbucker Pro humbuckers deliver roaring Les Paul tones, while genuine mother of pearl inlays - and the most luxurious aluminum case ever made - complement the cutting-edge soul of this premium guitar.

Playability: Gibson USA's sublimely ergonomic asymmetrical SlimTaper profile and compound-radius fingerboard go hand in hand with our innovative soloist neck width and fast-access heel for outstanding playability. Our zero-fret titanium nut yields faster action than you've ever experienced, for the most truly High Performance Les Paul Standard ever.

Tone: The timeless pairing of carved maple top with mahogany body is enhanced by modern weight relief for added sonic depth. Two Burst Bucker Pro pickups are inspired by Gibson's legendary PAFs, upgraded with potted coils to withstand high-gain playing without microphonic squeal. A titanium zero-fret nut and titanium saddles maximize clarity and sustain, while push-pull coil splitting on the tone knobs offers accurate single-coil tones.

Quality: A thicker one-piece fingerboard with hand-rubbed oil finish, G-Force tuners, genuine mother-of-pearl inlays, improved knobs and plastics, and an exclusive labor-intensive hand-applied process for a smooth high-gloss nitrocellulose finish all result in superior quality for optimum looks, feel and tone.

Features:

- Tuners: Next-generation Gibson G Force
- Switch: Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
- Bridge: Titanium saddles
- Case: Luxury aluminum case
- Neck: Soloist next width
- Inlays: Mother of pearl inlays
- Top: AAAA figured maple
- Jack: gold plated multi contact jack
- Heel: Fast access heel
- Nut: Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut

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- Top: Maple Top
- Back: Mahogany Back
- Weight Relief: Modern
- Neck Wood: 1 Piece Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Slim Taper, Asymmetrical Neck
- Joint: Sculpted Access Joint
- Fingerboard: 1 Piece Dark Rosewood
- Nut: Titanium Zero Fret Nut
- Tuners:Next Generation Gibson G Force
- Switch: Sturdier Noiseless Toggle Switch
- Bridge: Titanium bridge saddles
- Jack: Gold plated multi-contact jack
- Case: Luxury Aluminum Case
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The near perfect guitar"
Overall: Near, because it does everything, and everything well. If it could morph ascetically into a Tele shape or Strat that would be a bonus, however not necessary. Beautiful Les Paul! Fit, finish, playability, functionality are top notch. I own a couple Teles and Strats and without a doubt playing a 24.75 scale piece of art such as the Les Paul Standard HP is without effort. Sorry to "gush" so much, it's really the perfect instrument and lives up to it's historical predecessors. Time to stop typing and - PLAY!
Style of Music: Many styles.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The ideal Gibson Standard with worthy features"
Overall: Disclosure: I'm a fan of Gibson Les Paul guitars, but not to the point that I'm not objective. My Gold Top (Blemish) arrived with all the contents intact. After an overall review I noted that the Gold finish was subtly mottled in angled light and a minuscule ding on the heal of the neck. All cosmetic and worth the price reduction for me. The Burstbucker Pro Pickups deliver a perfect balance of punchy lows/mids and resonate highs.. I prefer these over Classic 57's which tend to be brighter. The GForce tuner is pretty straight forward keeping standard tuning in line. Restringing your guitar and creating new alternate tunings will require a YouTube search to aid your efforts. The dip switches that control the Single Coil / Split Coil are accessed inside the Tone/Volume cavity and are easy to set up. The guitar comes with 9's on the E,B,G strings and 10's on the D,A,E strings. I imagine this is allow greater bending, but I changed them to all 10's. The Aluminum Case is huge and should protect your guitar from the Zombie Apocalypse, without issue, Opinion I always purchase Demos/Blemished/Factory Resealed because Gibson's can be rather expensive. One of the biggest issues I've come across high action and fret buzz. For the price Gibson charges, this should never be an issue. They say they factory Plek their guitars but its clear their QA adjusts string heights to compensate for buzz, Premium price guitars should never have this issue. I did need to adjust the string height. Luckily, no resulting buzz even after changing out the strings. Pros: Weight relieved 5lbs. 8.3oz vs. 8 to 10 pounds on older models Titanium Nut Titanium Saddles Burstbucker Pro pickups Dip Switch adjustments for Single Coil/ Split control Cons The Hi Gloss Lacquer is very soft. Don't leave your guitar tuner clipped to the headstock - it will leave an impression Gibson guitars can be hit or miss Price to workmanship/playability Neutral GForce Tuner - You either like it or hate it
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Blues Rock
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