Gibson Les Paul Standard Guitar Review

Burnin’ BurstBucker Alnico V pickups, a sleek neck, and classic headstock.

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The Les Paul Standard is recognized worldwide as the go-to guitar for rock and roll, known for its unmistakable sound and distinctive design. The original ’60s LP design is reflected in the Gibson Les Paul Standard ’60s Neck Electric Guitar, featuring a smaller peghead, push-in-bushing, green tuning keys, and nickel hardware.

One of the standout features of the Les Paul Standard is its Burnin’ BurstBucker Alnico V pickups. These pickups are designed to deliver a tighter, balanced, and biting tone with enhanced midrange, perfect for achieving that classic Les Paul sound. The BurstBucker Pro Type 1 and Type 2 pickups are known for their versatility, allowing players to dial in a wide range of tones from clean and smooth to aggressive and gritty.

The Les Paul Standard features a mahogany body and neck with a maple top, providing a rich and resonant tone with excellent sustain. The rosewood fretboard adds warmth and depth to the overall sound, making it a favorite among guitarists who crave that classic Les Paul feel and tone.

The sleek neck of the Les Paul Standard is designed for maximum playability, featuring a comfortable ’60s neck profile that is smooth and fast, allowing for effortless playing of complex chords and solos. The classic headstock with its iconic shape adds to the guitar’s overall aesthetic appeal, making it instantly recognizable as a Les Paul.

With its rich history, iconic design, and unmatched sound, the Gibson Les Paul Standard continues to be the all-time favorite choice for rock and roll guitarists around the world. Whether on stage or in the studio, this legendary guitar is sure to deliver the tone and performance that guitarists demand from a true classic.

Here are the specifications:

Body & Hardware:

  • Carved figure maple top
  • Solid, non-weight relieved mahogany back
  • Single-ply cream binding on top
  • Thin toggleswitch washer & jackplate
  • Nickel hardware
  • ABR-1 bridge, Stopbar tailpiece
  • Gold Top Hat Knobs

Neck & Headstock:

  • 1-piece mahogany neck with long neck tenon
  • 22 fret Rosewood fingerboard, Width at 12th fret 2.062″
  • Peghead Pitch: 17°
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.818
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.963
  • Neck Joint Location: 16
  • ACrylic trapezoid inlays (accurate shape and color)
  • Single-ply cream binding
  • 1960 Slim taper neck profile
  • 24 3/4″ scale length; 1 11/16″ nut width
  • Holly headstock veneer
  • Green Keys tuners

Electronics & Strings:

  • Burstbucker 1 (R) and 2 (T) pickups with Alnico V magnets
  • CTS pots and bumble bee capacitors
  • 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way selector switch
  • Brite Wires .010-.046 Strings


  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst
  • Goldtop
  • Light Burst
  • Desert Burst
  • Wine Red
  • Ebony
  • Trans Amber
  • Honey Burst
  • Gecko
  • Root Beer
  • Latte Crème
  • Cayenne
  • Iced Tea


  • Case Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud
  • Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell
  • Case Silkscreen: Silver ‘Gibson USA’ logo


  • “Mr. 335” engraved truss rod cover

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