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Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus - Ocean Water Reviews

5.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • from Lafayette, IN September 12, 2014Music Background:
    hobbyist, collector, buyer and seller, gear hound, and overall gear head

    Deep Blue Sea

    After trying to decide between a Les Paul Classic,a Les Paul Supreme, and a Les Paul Standard Plus, I wound up walking out with the standard plus. Josh Estock went above and beyond to make sure I had the axe that I wanted before I left. He had guitars pulled from the warehouse, allowed me to hook up my own amp in the demo room, and cut me a sweet deal as well. the fit and finish of this guitar are flawless upon even closer inspection. The fretwork is nicely done and plays evenly with no buzzing or rattles. while the new way of putting the frets in, with the fret over the binding rather than with the fret nibs is not as pretty, I feel it is more playable with the extra surface area, which is an area I was somewhat ambivalent on.The coil tapping and phase switching works well, giving variations to the typical Les Paul sounds. That being said, this skill conjures up that famous Gibson snarl, as well as the creamy tones on the neck. After steering away from Gibson due to quality control issues for years with their new instruments, I have recently purchased 2, & I am glad to be back with the instruments that made me love music in the first place. If you're considering this guitar and it is in your budget, I suggest pulling the trigger and doing it. It is a quality instrument.

  • from Laguna Niguel, CA July 9, 2014Music Background:
    Lifetime gigging musician and expert luthier

    Thanks Nick!!!

    I just happened to see the Ocean Water Blue Les Paul in the Guitar Gallery and was blown away by the gorgeous blue flame contrast in the AAAA Les Paul Plus. So I got with my Sales Engineer Nick Schenkel and we picked out the most beautiful one of them all. I have never been so satisfied with a guitar. Every detail was perfect... the feel, the versatility, the multitude of killer tones, the total precise attention to detail, it was the whole package of glorious Gibson history built to custom shop quality all wrapped up in the most beautiful Guitar I had ever seen! So Dream #1 was handled, but now I'm faced with a very exciting new addiction, I have to have another one! So Nick and I searched Sweetwater's inventory and found a second identical Les Paul. I don't just mean the same model, I mean identical perfection. We found it, he shipped it, I can now die a happy man!

  • from Laguna Niguel, california January 13, 2014Music Background:
    Old school Hollywood dirty rock n roller,dad of three,married to amazing woman!

    2014 Les Paul standard Best Ever!

    I have bought a new standard every year since 1990 and the quality from 2005-2014 gets better ever year!
    This 2014 is exceptional ... The reverse phase controls has brought tones I've never heard. It's becoming more and more popular the turning of your volume and tone knob down to 7 or 8 and Gibson has put the spot light on this making all four control knobs push pull now ..... Reverse phase and beyond. The bridge tone knob pulled up puts guitar in turbo mode bypassing everything else making guitar full volume full throttle.
    So if your in middle position dialing in the sweet spot and you go for solo ...flick of the knob.....comes with locking tuners and the binding doesn't go over the frets like the traditional or traditional pro making the standard guitar if its own... The plus top standard costs a little more but everything it features shows its value.my 2014 ran perfect out of the box without tweeking an is the first guitar I didn't want to change parts on.Instantly had amazing Rythm tones as all the new ones do with only a few green notes that I'm sure will sweeten up with age. Definantly a guitar built to
    last 200-400 years!

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