Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus (Honey Burst, 2013 ) Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 3 customer reviews
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from Minneapolis Minnesota
May 3, 2013Music Background:
Hobby guitarist, singer, songwriter for 30 years
Pleasantly surprisedI've been waiting to get a Les Paul since 7th grade when my friend Stan whose father had a black Les Paul Custom turned me onto blizzard of Ozz. This would have been 1980 or so. Fast forward to 2013, and I decided to buy my own Les Paul Standard finally. This guitar feels no heavier then my Fender Strat. It stays in tune quite well for a Les Paul thanks to the Grover locking tuners. The Burstbucker pickups in combination with the mahogany body are amazing! The output is surprising, as is the sustain. But what I love most is the way sustained chords decay into harmonic overtones. The intonation of this guitar is also very good. There are no dead spots on the fretboard and no buzzing. The neck is very fast and playable. Even my friend who plays a Jem was shocked. Yes, this guitar is expensive for the average player. But if you wanted a Les Paul for as long as I have, you will not be disappointed if you decide to buy this one. I also have to give credit to my sweet water rep Chris. The treatment I've received over the years with Chris and Sweetwater is second to none.
February 10, 2013Music Background:
The great Gibson LP Standard Plus Honey Burst 2013This guitar sounds great and it's beautiful. It blows your mind since the very first time you open the case. The best guitar I own so far and I'm quite happy with it. Look for the one that you like the most and go for it. Gibson is selling as AAA very diferent figured pieces of wood, so you have to find the best for you, as I did.
from New York, NY
January 1, 2013Music Background:
Amazing Les PaulAfter years of buying and selling Les Pauls. I have finally settled on the one I was searching for. I had been close before in the early 1990's but still lacked the wow factor of everything coming together. The knowledge I had gained as to my personal preference was worth the wait.
I have never had a Les Paul as beautiful as this. I love the honey burst finish. The Sweetwater images were a bit too over saturated, hence the color was not correct and seemed more cherry burst than honey burst. I took this into consideration and my guess proved correct.
The neck is a surprise as I was expecting a slightly flatter ES-335 60's profile. This neck is a little thicker but fits the Les Paul more, I do love the neck very much.
The pick-up configuration is a blessing as I can play many more songs live without swapping guitars. Having options is really brilliant. The burst buckers sound wonderful, I am astounded how warm and soft they sound turned down a little and then bright and punchy once they are cranked up.
Overall the Sweetwater experience is fantastic. They look after every thing I asked for and even discussed the shipping with weather considerations in mind. They are just brilliant to deal with.
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, AAA Figured Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, 2 x Humbucking Pickups, and Hard Case - Honey Burst