Gibson Les Paul Modern Electric Guitar (with Case)

Gibson Les Paul Modern Electric Guitar (with Case)

Built for high-performance players, the Les Paul Modern features Burstbucker Pro pickups, Ultra Modern weight relief, and Grover locking Rotomatic tuners.

Gibson 2017 HP Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar (with Case)

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Created for the most demanding players, the HP Les Paul Standard is packed with tons of features. Conjure up creamy tones from the BurstBucker Pro pickups.

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
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Titanium Zero Fret Nut Adjustable zero fret nut for superior intonation

The flagship of our High Performance lineup, the new Gibson Les Paul Standard 2017 HP is the most luxurious and groundbreaking Les Paul Standard ever made. A super exclusive AAAA flamed maple top, premium chrome hardware, beautiful nitro finish, and genuine Mother of Pearl inlays deliver the luxury. Extreme performance comes from the prominent use of aluminum, steel, and titanium hardware (replacing traditional and tonally-inferior Zamac); an innovative Fast-Access heel and Soloist's neck width and asymmetrical slim-taper profile; and a revolutionary new re-wiring system that allows over 150 fully reversible sonic options from the PAF-inspired Burstbucker Rhythm Pro and Lead Pro pickups. Ultimately, the Les Paul Standard 2017 HP might look like the finest Les Paul you've ever laid eyes on, but it plays, feels, and sounds like nothing you've ever laid hands on.

Delivered in a Gibson High Performance super premium stamped aluminum case, along with a Gibson premium leather strap, a Gibson multi-tool and a polishing cloth.

Body and Neck
AAAA flamed maple top on a mahogany body with Ultra-Modern weight relief. Mahogany neck with soloist neck width, asymmetrical slim-taper profile, and rosewood compound radius fingerboard with 22 polished frets and genuine Mother of Pearl trapezoid inlays.

Pickups and Electronics
Burstbucker Rhythm Pro and Lead Pro+ humbuckers. 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 aviation grade toggle switch. Gold plated multi-contact jack. 4 push-pull (individual tap/split, read more phase, and coil selection) and 5 position DIP switch (Neck and Bridge Pickup Tap or Split, Neck and Bridge Vol Treble Bleed control, and Transient Suppression).

Chrome aluminum TOM with titanium saddles and locking steel studs. Chrome aluminum Stop Bar with locking steel studs. Chrome knurled top hats knobs. G FORCE auto-tuning system.

Protective Case
HP aluminum case.

Additional Specs
Premium leather strap, Gibson multi-tool and polishing cloth.
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- Series: Core HP
- Body Style: Les Paul Standard
- Back: Mahogany
- Top: AAAA flamed maple top
- Weight relief: Ultra-Modern
- Binding: Cream
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck profile: Asymmetrical slim taper
- Neck width: 1.745"
- Heel: Fast-access
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with compound fingerboard
- Scale length: 24.75
- Number of frets: 22 polished frets
- Nut: Titanium zero-fret adjustable nut
- Inlay: Mother of Pearl trapezoids
- Binding: Cream
- Binding Style: Frets over binding
- Bridge: Aluminum TOM with titanium saddles and steel locking studs
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar with steel locking studs
- Knobs: Chrome knurled top hats
- Tuners: G-Force with improved gears
- Plating: Chrome
- Neck pickup: Burstbucker Rhythm Pro
- Bridge pickup: Burstbucker Lead Pro+
- Controls: Neck and Bridge Pickup Tap or Split, Neck and Bridge Vol Treble Bleed control, and Transient Suppression)2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 aviation grade toggle switch. 4 push-pull (individual tap/split, phase, and coil selection) and 5 position DIP switch (Neck and Bridge Pickup Tap or Split, Neck and Bridge Vol Treble Bleed control, and Transient Suppression)
- Finishes available: Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Honey Burst, Bourbon Burst, Blueberry Burst
- Case: HP aluminum case
- Quantity available: Not limited

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted November 18, 2016 by a customer from
"Nearly perfect"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The guitar arrived with no blemishes or flaws on the body, no "sawdust" in the control area, no "wobble" on the knobs, just top quality head to toe. There was a little buzz when the G string was plucked -- turned out to be a slightly loose tuning knob head on that string. I tightened it up with the included multitool and the issue is gone. The intonation is spot on. Action is excellent out of the box, but if the action drops a bit when I put 9s on it, I won't fight it. The robot tuners are much quieter and sound smoother than on a 2015 Les Paul that I own. It stays in tune despite aggressive string bending. That titanium nut is such an improvement from the brass nuts used on some 2015 models. Tones are exceptional, as advertised. The volume rolls off quickly, with a steeper shelf than on my 2015 Les Paul. The pickups have character -- a noticeably different tone than the 57 Classic alnico 2 pups on the other LP. No problem with feedback at high volumes despite complaints in another review. The combination of different chambering and pickups give this LP a distinctive -- and quite beautiful -- tone. The case is unbelievably heavy. I'll deal with it.
Musical Background:
Playing 40 years, primarily guitar, professional and casual.
Musical Style:
Blues, rock, jazz.
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