Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 T - Heritage Cherry Sunburst

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, AAA Flamed Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Heritage Cherry Sunburst
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A Les Paul That's Far More Than Standard!

You can't beat the Gibson Les Paul Standard solidbody electric guitar for iconic vintage tone with uncompromising playability. You'll love the Les Paul Standard's premium features, like the "Modern" weight-relieved body that's lighter in weight but still packs ample sustain. The mahogany neck sports a '60s profile for fast and fluid fretwork, and the compound radius rosewood fretboard makes the Les Paul Standard perfect for both rhythm and lead roles. And with dual Burstbucker Pro pickups, with coil tapping to switch between humbucking and single-coil operation, you'll have all the classic guitar tone you can handle with the Gibson Les Paul Standard!

Gibson Les Paul Standard Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Mahogany body with AAA flamed maple top
  • '60s neck profile with compound radius fingerboard
  • Burstbucker Pro pickups with coil taps
  • PLEK'd for precision playability
The Les Paul recipe for sustain - mahogany body with AAA flamed maple top

Gibson's Les Paul Standard gives you the robust sustain you need for hot liquid solos and massive power chords. What's Gibson's secret? A major part of the Les Paul's tonewood recipe is the fusion of a maple top on a mahogany body. This combination is largely responsible for the legendary Les Paul sound, as well the LP's reputation for being rather heavy. But fear not! Modern weight relief has been scientifically applied to the Les Paul Standard, giving you all the sustain, without the pain.

'60s neck profile with compound radius fingerboard

Many guitarists consider Gibson's Slim Taper neck the most playable Les Paul neck ever made. Being huge fans of the benefits of a compound radius fretboard, Sweetwater guitarists are excited that Gibson is joining their Slim Taper neck with a compound radius fretboard, making the playability even better. The fingerboard is rounder near the nut for easy chord-grabbing and rhythm playing. As your playing heats up and moves up the fretboard, the radius flattens out for easier runs and big, big string bends.

Pickups deliver true Les Paul sound - and then some

The Les Paul Standard features Burstbucker Pro pickups that give you everything you need for a classic humbucking sound. But there's more! The volume and tone knobs feature a push-pull configuration that allows you to choose between classic humbuckers and single coils. You can run both pickups alongside each other in or out of phase, and you can even send the bridge pickup directly to the jack output for added volume and brightness.

PLEK'd for precision playability

This Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 T feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to PLEK processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.

Gibson Les Paul Standard Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Genuine LP sound and looks with modern features
  • Classic mahogany body and AAA flamed maple top deliver singing sustain
  • Modern weight relief lightens the load without sacrificing tone
  • '60s neck and compound radius fretboard for playing without fatigue
  • Burstbucker Pro pickups kick out smoky humbucker tones
  • Push-pull controls allow coil tapping for single-coil spank
You get classic plus modern with the Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material AAA flamed maple
Body Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Color Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Asymmetrical slim taper
Fingerboard Material Dark Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic trapezoid
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Nut Material TekToid graphite
Bridge/Tailpiece Tone Pro tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
Tuners Grover locking kidney tuners
Neck Pickup Burstbucker Pro alnico 5 humbucker
Bridge Pickup Burstbucker Pro alnico 5 humbucker
Controls 2 x volume (push-pull coil tap), 2 x tone (push-pull phase, pure bypass), 3-way toggle switch
Strings Cleartone 0.009-0.046
Case Included Traditional hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number LPNSTDPHSCH1

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Except for the weight...

Got my 1970 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe @ the tender age of 16 in 1971...As life can go, me and that ultra heavy sweet machine were forced to part ways...Ryan turned this homecoming into everything I dreamed it would be. My new machine arrived in record time. Peeling away the heavy duty packaging was a breeze. It had that new car smell...It is everything I dreamed it would be...almost perfectly tuned and not a blemish anywhere...I plugged it into my Carvin Vai half stack and it immediately took me on a trip through time. Can it be too loud??? 5 stars from me...Thanks Gibson, Sweetwater. and my friend Ryan...Bucket List: Gibson Heritage T Cherryburst...check...


Great tone. Very happy with this purchase.

A classic with modern features

I have wanted a Gibson Les Paul Standard since 1976 but for many different reasons always ended up with different guitars, (mainly Fender, Kramer, Peavey over the years.) In the back of my mind I always planned to "scratch that itch" and get a "Paul." I found one that only weighed 8 lbs and had all of the fine features I wanted. I was especially happy that Gibson decided to leave the modern switching on the "T" model. I only received this guitar yesterday but after taking it to worship team practice last night and playing it through my Rivera Clubster today, I didn't want to wait any longer to express my extreme pleasure in this fantastic axe.The flame top finish is exquisite. The Heritage Cherry Sunburst looks wonderful. The grain has that wonderful "3D" look to it when you move it in the light. The 60s style neck plays "like butta." All of the switching functions as advertised and gives these newer Les Pauls a lot more functionality then back in the 70s. The Burstbucker pickups sound excellent.The guitar came setup wonderfully. As usual, the Sweetwater team delivers. Hats off to Charlie Davis on handling the transaction with his usual professionalism. I have never been let down dealing with Sweetwater.

Great example of "The Standard "

First off a big thanks to Sweetwater and my sales guy, Ian Roegels. This is Les Paul #8 for me and I am certainly glad Gibson USA went back to the traditional specs on this 2016 Standard T. Everything was great with the guitar other than the setup needed a little tweaking but that's just me. Awesome tone, fretwork and killer electronics. Finish and case were immaculate but what else would you expect from Gibson. Quality has gotten much better over the last few years, as it was decades ago. My only gripe is directed at Gibson and the only reason for my 4.5 rating. Thank goodness for Sweetwaters guitar gallery as recent LP Standards are not all created equal, as far as the AAA maple bookmatched carved top goes. Gibson, you need to do much better in picking the maple stock for your Standard tops, way too much variance and much of it is in no way AAA figured maple. Also stop changing the Les Paul standard, leave it alone. Mr. Les Paul didn't make any mistakes. Just my opinion of course. If you want a Les Paul standard that screams old school design and quality buy it while you can at this awesome price, don't wait. I believe the 2016 T model will be one that goes way up in value over the next 20 or more years.

Very nice les paul

Guys at Sweetwater are great. Shout out to my guy Ian Roegels for years of help. Nice guitar, very pleased with the traditional design of the 2016 T standard with the modern shifting and tapping of the controls. Only reason I gave 4.5 stars is you have to be selective on which Les Paul standard you buy as the matching and quality of the carved maple top seems to vary greatly, which is Gibsons fault, not Sweetwaters. All Standards are supposed to be AAA Maple but this doesn't appear to be the case. Thank goodness Sweetwater offers the guitar gallery so you can choose by serial number. Other than that beautiful fit snd finish, fretwork and setup but what else could you expect from Gibson and Sweetwater. 2016 is a great model year for the Standard T. Back to the original design and specs. Hey Gibson, stop trying to change perfection, Mr. Les Paul didn't make any mistakes on this guitar originally so leave it be. Just my opinion of course.
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