Steeped in tradition, the 2016 Les Paul Standard T has all the ingredients that have made the Les Paul such a desirable guitar, and one of the most legendary. This year's model comes in a choice of carved plain maple top or beautifully figured maple top dependent on its finish. Body binding adds a familiar touch of elegance, while the mahogany back uses modern weight relief to add resonance and playing comfort. The mahogany neck is also bound and features a thick rosewood fingerboard for more traditional feel and tone with a compound radius that offers the best playing experience possible, whether you'e fingering open chords or soloing up the neck. The nut width is slightly narrower this year, and marks a return to the historic original width that players prefer. Gibson uses a self-lubricating Graph Tech nut that helps strings return to pitch from heavy string bending while adding sustain. Burstbucker Pro humbuckers offer true PAF tone with coil-splitting for alternate single-coil sounds.
Hardware includes Grover locking tuners for best-in-class performance. The 2016 Les Paul Standard T comes fully set up and ready for action right out of its traditional brown hardshell case.
Key Features Best-in-class tuners provide outstanding performance with a classic look The familiar, time-proven playing feel that made the Les Paul famous Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for accurate return-to-pitch - even with heavy string bending Accurately reproduces the neck heel from the classic Les Paul Standards The original Les Paul case style, featuring enhanced protection Combines legendary resonance, serious sustain, and greater playing comfort True PAF humbucker tone for today's player, with coil splitting for alternate single-coil sounds Classic binding for traditional looks, one-piece design for seminal tone and sustain Right out of the case, this handcrafted, American-made guitar is ready for action Gorgeous AAA maple top accents translucent finishes