The Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Tobacco Burst Guitar sees the triumphant return of the much-loved classic 1950's Les Paul design.
This design includes a traditional, solid Mahogany body (with no weight-relief!) topped with a piece of Figured Maple, with a Vintage 50s profile Mahogany neck, and a set of vintage-sounding PAF-like pickups.
Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Tobacco Burst Guitar Highlights
- Traditional-specced Les Paul Standard guitar
- Solid Mahogany back topped with Maple, and featuring a Tobacco Burst finish
- Set-in Mahogany neck, with a Vintage 50s profile shape, capped with a Rosewood fretboard
- Two vintage-sounding, PAF-like BurstBucker pickups, with independent Volume and Tone controls
- Fixed ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and vintage-style tuners, offer accurate intonation and stable string tuning
- Deluxe hardshell case included
A Triumphant Revival Of A Classic Design
With the introduction of the PAF (Patent Applied For) humbucker during 1957, Gibson changed the sonic soundscape for guitarists forever.
Gone was the infamous 60 cycle hum associated with Single Coil pickups, and in its place was a much richer tone that could be played at higher volumes - paving the way for louder, more aggressive guitar styles.
These pickups replaced the P-90s on the Les Paul, soon establishing the guitar as a must-have for players the world over.
The new Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s lineup has been constructed to evoke the spirit of those original PAF-laden guitars - both physically and tonally.
Featuring a solid mahogany back, with a Tobacco Burst-finished maple top piece, this guitar naturally produces the thick, harmonically-rich tone historically associated with the Les Paul.
In addition to this, there's a solid Mahogany neck, capped with a trapezoid block-inlaid Rosewood fretboard, attached via the traditional set-in construction method. This neck also has a vintage 50s-style profile, for that comfortable, rock-solid feel.
Gibson's original PAF (Patent Applied For) humbuckers are amongst the most coveted ever made.
With the BurstBucker 1 and BurstBucker 2 combination on this Les Paul Standard guitar, you get one of the closest approximations to this elusive tone yet.
These vintage-sounding pickups offer you the choice between that vintage, creamy neck pickup sound, and the hotter, biting bridge tones.
Each of these pickups has independent Volume and Tone controls, opening up a whole world of vintage voices for you to choose from.
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Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Tobacco Burst Guitar Specs
- Material: Mahogany
- Top: Maple
- Weight Relief: None
- Finish: Tobacco Burst
- Material: Mahogany
- Profile: Vintage 50s
- Nut Width: 1.695"
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Number of Frets: 22
- Nut Material: Graph Tech
- Inlay: Acrylic Trapezoids
- Bridge: ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminium Stopbar
- Knobs: Amber Top Hats w/ Pointers
- Tuners: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone buttons
- Playing: Nickel
- Neck Pickup: BurstBucker 1
- Bridge Pickup: BurstBucker 2
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-way Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)
- Case: Hard Shell Case
- SKU: LPS5P000TONH1
|Case Included||hard case|
|Neck Wood||mahogany neck|
|Pickup Config||2 x humbucker|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||les paul style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||mahogany body|
August 30, 2018Read Article
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