Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Gold Top Electric Guitar (with Case)

Gibson takes it back to where it all started with this gorgeous Gold Top '50s Standard. Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups produce creamy, vintage PAF tone.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Maple top Long sustain with crisp, bright tone
Mahogany back and neck Warm, focused and present midrange
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups Thick, round tone with rich and creamy overtones
The new Les Paul Standard returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved -- shaping sound across generations and genres of music. It pays tribute to Gibson's Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life. The Les Paul Standard 50's has a solid mahogany body with a maple top, a rounded 50's-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. It's equipped with an ABR-1, the classic-style Tune-O-Matic bridge, aluminum stop bar tailpiece, vintage deluxe tuners with keystone buttons, and amber top hat knobs. The calibrated Burstbucker 1 (neck) and Burstbucker 2 (bridge) pickups are loaded with AlNiCo II magnets, audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors.
- Material: Mahogany
- Profile: Vintage 50s
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- End of Board Width: 2.26"
- Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids

- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top: Maple
- Weight Relief: None
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

- Finish: Nickel
- Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Pickguard: Cream
- Control Knobs: Amber Top Hats w/ Pointers
- Switch Tip: Amber
- Switchwasher: Cream
- Jack Plate Cover: Cream

- Neck Pickup: Burstbucker 1
- Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker 2
- Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)

- Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case: Hard Shell Case
- Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 24 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GIB LPS5P00 GTNH1
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (800) 444-2766
(6 ratings)
Submitted June 7, 2019 by David Sisk in Fort Myers, FL
"Patience Pays Off"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I've wanted a true Gibson for decades, since. I've enjoyed about 10, very capable (better each year) Epiphone Les Pauls since 2006, with no reservations whatsoever. As timing would have it - 2019 would bring a new generation of both product AND thinking at Gibson. Couple that with this incredible price point, and a newly introduced 18-month Pay To Play from Zzounds, and we have the perfect storm! Finally I am thrilled (understatement) to be in the Gibson Les Paul family, and in such a HUGE way with this gorgeous, simply astounding 50's ***iconic*** Gold Top. Some things JUST FEEL RIGHT, and this one does. For any who are wondering about neck profiles amongst the varying LP models (50's, 60's, Traditional) - if you're not into SlimTaper, I'd highly recommend the rounded 50's - I best describe as a nice round, beefy-but-sensible "C", but not the overdone "baseball bat" of the Traditional, and it's just that. If the 50's is intriguing to you at all - get one in any finish while you can. I'm 57, been playing on/off for 39 years, and I haven't been this excited about getting, receiving, and playing a guitar in my life.
Musical Background:
Hobbyist/ On/Off gigs
Musical Style:
Classic rock, instrumental
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