Gibson Exclusive '60s Les Paul Standard AAA Flame Top Electric Guitar (with Case)

For that quintessential Les Paul style, this exclusive Standard is the answer. A set of Burstbucker 61 pickups produces an aggressive, articulate sound.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
AAA-grade flamed maple top Deep wood grain for striking visual appeal
Burstbucker 61 R and T pickups Thick, round tone with rich and creamy overtones
Slim taper neck '60s style slim profile; Comfortable design
Solid mahogany body Clear, present midrange; long-lasting sustain

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 60's has a solid mahogany body with an AAA figured maple top, and a slim taper 60's-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. It's equipped with a classic-style Tune-O-Matic bridge, aluminum stop bar tailpiece, Grover Rotomatic "Kidney" tuners, and gold top hat knobs with silver reflectors. The Burstbucker 61R (neck) Burstbucker 61T (bridge) pickups are loaded with AlNiCo V magnets, audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors.

- Material: Mahogany
- Profile: Slim Taper
- 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: "AAA" Flamed Maple
- WeightRelief: None
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Finish: Nickel
- Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
- Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons
- Pickguard: Cream
- Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats with Silver Reflector & Pointers
- Switch Tip: Amber
- Switchwasher: Cream
- Jack Plate Cover: Cream
- Neck Pickup: Burstbucker 61R
- Bridge Pickup: Burstbucker 61T
- 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
Bourbon Burst
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LPS6A19B8NH3

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. (8 ratings)
Submitted July 7, 2023 by Matthew C in Los Angeles, CA

"I didn't want to like this guitar but..."

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
So a bit of context, when it comes to the type of people who like to buy these guitars/Gibson's in general, I definitely skew towards the younger side. I have been very fortunate enough to play everything from Epiphones, all the way up to a full fat custom shop Les Paul Custom. I also have prided myself on owning a unique collection of Les Paul type guitars from many brands that are not Gibson. However, I told myself I'd be remiss not to have at least one classic standard in my collection and to be honest, I bought this guy not wanting to like it and fully expected to take advantage of zZounds' return policy but darn it, I really fell in love with this guitar.

I play through a very no-nonsense rig. I plugged this guitar into my board, and from my board into a 100 watt Marshall tube head and yup. That's the sound of rock and roll right there. It has a warmer sound compared to some of my other Les Paul's that have higher output pickups, but the 61 burstbuckers here can handle the hard rock and metal style of music my band plays no problem while also cleaning up very nicely as well.

Ease of Use
Through the rig I use, it was a cinch to get it setup and sounding exactly how I wanted.

I'd heard and been on the receiving end of Gibson's infamous QC, but I'm happy to report with this example, I've had no issues worth noting. The flame top is gorgeous, the frets nicely polished and read more leveled, and the fretboard itself being so dark, it almost looks like ebony from a distance which I absolutely love.

To be completely honest, even though I love this guitar, it is very expensive for what you're getting. I own guitars in my collection (especially my lawsuit era JP made Les Paul's) I paid a third of the price for and they come very close to the level of quality seen in this standard. At the end of the day, it's the law of diminishing returns and it's up to the individual for where their ceiling is for how much they're willing to spend on the classic USA made Gibson Les Paul.

The Wow Factor
It's a Gibson Les Paul Standard. That innately comes with it's own appeal to a certain group of people who grew up in a certain time. Even though I came in a time after, I happen to be among the rare in the younger crowd who absolutely loves these classic guitars and as long as you know everything about what you're getting, then I say go for it.

Musical Background:
Currently 27, been playing since I was 13 and am in a band
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