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Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 T - Translucent Amber Reviews

5.0 stars based on 5 customer reviews
  • from April 30, 2017

    Perfect!

    I simply cannot imagine how I would ask Gibson to improve upon this guitar. There may be price points that deliver more decoration and prestige, however I can't conceive of more musical functionality than this beautiful instrument possesses. Also important to me is the ability to fire off money to Sweetwater and not worry about incorrect or damaged instruments showing up. Genius, my Les Paul and Sweetwater.

  • from Elk Town, NJ July 9, 2016Music Background:
    Stone Called Rookie

    Awesome Guitar Surpassed Only By Legendary Sweetwater Customer Service

    Despite returning three guitars, and being nothing less than a huge PITA, my customer service agent Will never ever lost his patience with me, and time and again went above and beyond to make sure I was happy. His persistence finally paid off, and I am now the proud owner of a beautiful Gibson Trans Amber Les Paul Standard T, and the instrument is nothing less than perfection! Played through my Marshall DSL15c, I'm getting brilliantly articulate cleans, and the type of growling throaty dirt, that just makes me smile. I am beyond happy. Thank you Will, you've earned Sweetwater a customer for life!

  • from April 18, 2016

    Perfect.

    Everything came correct. The setup, the sound, the quality. Just simply wow.

  • from Chicago March 13, 2016Music Background:
    Session Guitarist/Producer

    They're Back!!!

    I received my 2016 Les Paul Standard yesterday (3/12/2016) and it's fantastic! The Translucent Amber top looks amazing. Out of the box, it came ready to play - I prefer the action to be a touch lower but since it comes stock with 9s I have no problem playing at the moment. I will wait a bit to do a custom setup (which you should do for all your guitars..). I really like the coil tap options, especially for blues. I'm not the biggest fan of the phase invert toggle but don't mind having the option.

    I have a 2003 Les Paul Standard Premium Plus in Tobacco Burst, which has that x factor effect. Gibson guitars tend to be inconsistent from the shop, so often times I go to local dealers and play 10+ Gibson guitars off the shelf and they don't compare to my 2003. This 2016 LP Standard however is absolutely amazing, especially considering I took a leap of faith and ordered a guitar I have never played. It was my first guitar ordered from Sweetwater and I couldn't be happier. I've played it through an EVH III 50w, ENGL Powerball, Vox, Marshall JVM, Fryette, and a number of other amps I have at my studio and this thing sounds killer! It has a a slightly cleaner, warmer sound than my 2003 LP, which I am fine with.

    Highly recommended! If you're deciding what to do, I'd say go for it. I made my decision based on the amount of positive feedback I had encountered from reviews on Sweetwater, Gearslutz, and other sites all praising the 2016 line of Gibson guitars.

  • from October 16, 2015

    This Les Paul rocks

    Well folks, we have our Les Pauls back. If you're familiar with the 2015 model you will know exactly what I'm talking about. I own many high-end guitars and this might be the best playing guitar I have ever owned. From the locking Grover tuners all the way down to the tone pros bridge. this thing is incredible. They brought back the old school Brown case with pink liner. And let me clear up any confusion with the modern wait relief body, it does not affect sustain if anything it gives it better resonance thus more sustain. To top it off Philip Courtney and the rest of the team have the best, unsurpassed quality of customer service you could ever ask for in the musical instrument buying industry.

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