- Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
- Cream-coloured body binding
- Top: AA flamed maple
- Neck: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
- Neck profile: Slim Taper
- Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
- Trapezoidal fretboard inlays
- Cream fretboard binding
- Graphtech nut
- Nut width: 43 mm
- Scale: 628 mm
- 22 Cryogenically treated medium frets
- Pickups: Burstbucker 61T (bridge) and Burstbucker 61R (neck) humbucker
- 2 x Volume and 2 x tone controls
- Handwired with Orange Drops capacitors
- Aluminium Tuneomatic bridge
- Aluminium stop bar
- Colour: Unburst
- Includes case
- Made in USA
It doesn't get more classic than this
There are very few guitar models indeed, that have influenced and changed generations of players and even the entire history of music. Gibson‘s Les Paul definitively belongs to this extremely short list. Naturally, in the almost 70 year history of this model, there were diverse variations on the classic themes. Yet, in the end, the players want instruments that are made as exactly as possible as they were made in the late 1950s and early 1960s. This is just what you are getting here, so that you can add your contribution to the history of electric guitars – of course these guitars are only made in the best possible quality as well as being made in the USA.
The perfect Rock guitar - and so much more
To try and acquaint a guitar player with the Gibson Les Paul model is pretty much like „carrying water to the sea“. Anyone who has even a passing interest as far as the history of the electric guitar goes, or anyone who notices which instruments famous musicians play, simply can not help but be aware of this true classic. In these cases one often ends up noticing Rock players such as Slash, Peter Frampton as well as more modern bands such as In Flames. Yet what is often overlooked, is that a Paula is very flexible companion and also performs admirably in other styles of music. Thanks to its outstanding wooden foundation, the genius as well as legendary construction and its great hardware it is simply a fantastic electric guitar. Period!
For guitar players who want to develop their playing with their instrument over the years
In these times of continual, technical innovations it is easy for people to forget that at its core playing guitar is a down-to-earth, manual craft and experience. If you are looking for an instrument that you can command as a player but which will also support you and the development of your playing and your own, unique style, then this is exactly the right instrument for you. It is not for nothing that the Gibson Les Paul is an evergreen classic, which is highly rated and beloved by millions of musicians throughout the whole world. Besides all that, it simply looks killer – including in the Unburst finish, which looks like a faded burst and emphasizes the wood grain texture of the maple top.
The Gibson Guitar Corporation was founded in 1902 by Orville Gibson and has its headquarters in Nashville, USA. Gibson is world famous and is loved by many musicians for its cult-status instruments. From 1936 onwards, the firm built the first mass-produced electric guitar - the ES-150. The “Les Paul”, one of the first solid-body electric guitars, followed in 1952 and remains hugely popular to this day, in great part thanks to the “humbucker” pickups installed from 1957 onwards. The range has expanded over the years to include such well-known guitar models as the SG, the Flying V, and the ES-335, as well as bass guitars and acoustic guitars including the Thunderbird bass and the Hummingbird dreadnought. Well-known artists such as Pete Townshend, Slash, Angus Young, Tony Iommi, B.B. King, Michael Patrick Kelly, and Nikki Sixx, swear by Gibson guitars.
Work on your own truly personal voice and sound
When you, as a guitar player, wish to become better and to develop your unique personal sound you will need a partner which provides the best foundation and an expansive flexibility. Exactly all that is what the Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s UB does perfectly. Of course, when you „only“ want to fire off rocking riffs and creamy lead sounds at your audience, you are also in the perfect position with this instrument. However, with such a high calibre instrument, it really pays off to intensively concern yourself with exploring all the possibilities and sounds that both Burstbuckers offer as well as using the 3 way toggle switch and experimenting with the two Volume controls and two Tone controls they offer. With these you can perfectly deliver all sounds, from Funk to Jazz all the way to the heaviest Metal. Above all, you and your guitar can develop together and become an unbeatable team.
In the spotlight
In general Gibson Burstbuckers are classical humbuckers – extremly classical humbuckers in fact! The idea behind this line of pickups is to faithfully recreate the sound of the legendary PAF-models from the late 1950s. Among other details both coils are being wound slightly differently, which apparently used to happen by chance in the early days. Beside that the coils are not being waxed, which on one hand makes the pickups slightly more susceptible to feedback, but on the other hand significantly influences the sound – the guitar tends to sing a whole lot more. Beyond that different magnets are being used, which tend to be similar to these of the past. And by the way: The naming stems from the legendary Les Pauls with Burst finish, which are the most sought after models and often sell for six figure sums.