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Gibson Exclusive '50s Les Paul Standard AAA Flame Top Electric Guitar (with Case)

Gibson Exclusive '50s Les Paul Standard AAA Flame Top Electric Guitar (with Case)

If you need the hottest flametop available, this AAA Standard's gotta be your pick. PAF-style Burstbucker 1 and 2 pickups produce a tasty variety of tones.

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Submitted January 8, 2020 by Darin D in Edgewood, WA
"So much for QC......"
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First up whoever scraped the binding obviously has an eyesight issue. Whoever let it pass QC must be related to the scraper.Next up there's a high spot on a the 16th fret which makes basic set up impossible as-isFinally there was some serious bow in the neck. Like far too unusual for a guitar built in late November and arrived at my house in December. It had to have left the factory with a bow.The guitar does sound fantastic. I've got 4 other Les Pauls('75-'16) and this one has a sound of it's own, but the others had zero QC issues (3 of the 4 were bought brand new).Took it to my guitar tech and he'll fix it up- just add another 2-3 bills to your purchase price. I would have returned it for another but I have no faith in Gibson's QC on the next one either so I'll just pay the extra to my tech to get it up to playability- though I really question why I'm keeping it in the first place at this price point. Pretty sure I won't be adding a 60's version to my collection unless an impeccable version ends up at my local shop so I can check it out in person.
Musical Background:
Studio owner, guitar picker for over 40 years
Musical Style:
anything that pays
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Submitted November 7, 2020 by Joe P in Titusville, FL
"Awesome Les Paul! Great buying experience!"
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I couldn't be happier with my new Les Paul! It arrived in flawless condition factory sealed from Gibson and the AAA flame top is stunning! It took me a long time to find one with a flame top pattern this nice and zZounds made it easy with their new serial number specific photos of the guitars. I also just want to say that zZounds pay as you play payment option was a huge help in allowing me to purchase a dream guitar. This was a great experience and zZounds has a customer for life with me!
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Submitted May 11, 2020 by Pat J in Manhattan Beach, CA
"What a Les Paul should be.."
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I've heard mixed things about the new Les Paul line, but this one is definitely what a Les Paul should be. The neck is nice and thick, feels just a hair smaller than an R8 neck. Right out of the box this thing plays amazingly. Its got great tone. These are the Alnico II burstbuckers so they aren't as hot as some other Les Paul pickups, but you get some great sounds, think Pearly Gates pickups. Definitely a blues/classic rock machineAs far as QC goes, everything looked great on mine. The only complaint I had, and it seems to be a recurring theme, the fret board was super dry. I conditioned it once and then conditioned it again a few days later and its where its supposed to be now. Other than that, the finish looks good, no overspray on the binding or anything like that. The flame top is absolutely gorgeous.Overall, this is what an Les Paul should be. I owned a 2012 Traditional Pro and looking back, it felt like a cheap knock off compared to this one. Feels good and sounds great.
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22 years playing guitar
Musical Style:
blues, classic rock
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Submitted November 23, 2020 by Jim D in Fort Mitchell, KY
"Gibson finally gets the Les Paul Standard right!"
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I have owned many guitars through the years, Fender Strats, Telecasters, Epiphone Masterbuilt, Gretsch Dbl Jet and a couple of Gibson Les Paul's Classics and a 2014 Traditional. I must say, that the new Gibson Les Paul 50's Standard AAA Flame Top is the best guitar I have ever owned from a quality of build, materials and sound. Period. This guitar not only looks like a piece of art, it plays beautifully, very, very, very happy with this purchase. If you like Les Paul's, this is the one you have been waiting for.
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long time guitar player
Musical Style:
Rock, Blues, Country.....
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Submitted February 14, 2021 by Kyle W in Kansas City, MO
"Great guitar"
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This was a great purchase I purchased this for some studio work and I wasn’t disappointed needed some set up work out of the case and the fretboard was extremely dry but other then that it plays and sounds great I’d definitely recommend this les Paul
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Professional
Musical Style:
Metal,rock,classic rock
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