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

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Unleash the full potential of your playing with this High Performance Standard Plus. The dual Burstbucker Pro pickups deliver tons of sizzling tonal options.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
AAAA-grade flamed maple top Artisan-grade wood enhances the guitar's beauty
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Dark rosewood fretboard Hand-selected for optimal tone and beauty
Titanium Zero Fret Nut Adjustable zero fret nut for superior intonation

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 the innovative soloist neck width and fast-access heel for outstanding playability. The 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 read more 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.


- 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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 444-2766

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted May 25, 2016 by Core McDonald
"Best Gibson I've Played "
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I got one of these in Light Burst, and it was perfect out of the box. The factory setup was spot on and the attention to detail with this thing is great. I had previously given up on Les Pauls because every one I've owned would fall out of tune no matter what I tried. Another downfall to a traditional spec'd Les Paul is they make soloing more difficult than most other guitars. I found an ad for the HP line of Gibsons, so I started doing research and watching videos on YouTube to find out all I could before making such an expensive commitment. This has not only revived my faith in Les Pauls, but it has also revived my faith in Gibson as a company again. The quality and detail is far better than previous years, and all of the features of the HP line make these guitars much more versatile, sound great, and far more comfortable to play. You won't regret buying one of these. I didn't give this guitar a perfect rating because as wonderful as this guitar is, it is still quite expensive (as most Gibsons are).
Musical Background:
I've been playing guitar for 12 years and playing professionally for three years.
Musical Style:
multiple eras of rock, new country, blues, and metal
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