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Gibson Les Paul Standard 2017 T - Bourbon Burst Reviews

4.5 stars based on 5 customer reviews
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  • from June 19, 2017


    I just received my Les Paul Standard 2017 T - Bourbon Burst guitar after research and painful deliberation given the multitudes of Les Paul's available today! Honestly, for a man who speaks a million miles and hour sometimes, I am almost at a loss for words as to my satisfaction with this guitar!
    Let me begin by stating that Conner Smith, my Sweetwater representative, is the epitome of EXCELLENT customer service! I can be a very indecisive guy who can get rattled on all the options and variables in decision making. He stayed calm, was patient and steered me through all my purchase of this guitar and many other purchases with an HONEST opinion and not trying to "up-sell" me or any games like others may try. THIS GUY NEEDS A RAISE! ;)
    Onto the guitar, I will be brief as i can. It plays unlike ANY guitar I have played in the last 40 years!! And I have played MANY! The modern building techniques have paid off in spades. The Sweetwater set up was EXACTLY how I prefer with low action and no fret buzz! The SOUND of the Burstbucker Pro pickups is just incredible! Whatever they did..they did it right! And I am a METAL guy so i want some heavy lows and sharp bright tones cutting through. This does that and more! I have not had time to experiment with the coil tapping, phase reversal, but I am sure that will be fun as well.
    Trust me..if you want a classic les Paul feel and sound in your hands...BUY THIS!
    I honestly could not be happier and I am one picky guy ( ask Conner :)
    Sweetwater is my GO TO company from this day on!
    Thanks so much for the incredible service!

  • from March 13, 2017

    My new go to guitar

    Sounds great, looks amazing, plays easily and even smells wonderful! This guitar came set up perfectly out of the box. The customer service at Sweetwater is top notch.

  • from March 13, 2017Music Background:
    Was weekend musician for fifty years. Now mainly playing for the Lord.

    Mine. All mine

    Got to pick the one I wanted. Turns out to be the best out of the box Guitar I've ever had. No you can't have it. Go get your own. Thank you Ryan at Sweetwater for the personal one on one purchasing experience every time I need something.

  • from Jamestown, NY October 27, 2016

    Les Paul Standard 2017 T Bourbon Burst

    I received my Les Paul Standard 2017 T Bourbon Burst on 10/19/16. When I first opened the case and saw my LP I was amazed at the appearance. Better yet, when I first played it I was surprised on the excellent playability. This makes my third guitar purchase from Sweetwater. My other three guitar purchases, two being in 2013, are a Gibson SG Standard Heritage Cherry with Min-ETune and a Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop Translucent Blue with gold plated hardware. In 2014 I purchased a US Fender 60th Anniv. Stratocaster with gold plated hardware. I am a 100% satisfied customer with Sweetwater and highly recommend them for your guitar purchase, you won't be disappointed. Thank you Ted H. for my recent guitar purchase and the past three guitars I have purchased. You and SweetWater are AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • from December 24, 2016

    Nice but flawed

    The guitar neck feels great to me and plays very nice. The flame top is nice but the electronics are lacking. The mainstream circuit board short cut for potentiometers and capacitors is sad. I love the classic Les Paul sound but this falls short. This neck played so well for me I ultimately decided to keep it and had it modified with the 50's Jimmy Page wiring. I'm sure the internal controls being in a drop in circuit board and quick connect pick ups are nice to streamline manufacturing and quality control for handsolderimg but the tone suffers. So yeah it's sad to say "I settled" to keep an almost $ guitar but that's what I feel like.
    Hindsight I would have just went the PRS route. The SC245 fit, finish, electronics, and attention to detail seem to be well worth the extra $. I'd say live and learn but this purchase for me is more than likely once in a lifetime pretty much so I hope this helps others make a better educated decision than I. There are workarounds for the cuircut board but be prepared for an immediate modification. That is unless you like the muddier kind of tone. I'm not sure if this will be a long term keeper for me or if I will eat the loss and sell it some day I guess time will tell. Its not horrible by any means but I'm not sure they should call a hollowed out body and drop in PC board for internals a Les Paul but hey that's just my 2 cents.

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