The Les Paul Standard may seem like a pretty ordinary name for an electric guitar, but don’t let that fool you for a second. Did you know that it was originally the only version of the Les Paul to exist? That in itself makes the name much, MUCH more impressive. It was truly “the” standard not just within the company, but also as one of the chosen few in the entire guitar world!
Gibson HP (High-Performance) electric guitars take the namesake very, very seriously. It’s a name that can only apply to electric guitars that take all of the characteristics of a professional instrument and go above and beyond. That means premium materials, highly specialized components, expert building techniques, and unparalleled attention to detail.
All of the boxes have been checked – say hello to the new 2019 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar!
Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar Features
- From the newest line of 2019 Les Paul electrics, painstakingly crafted and built to exacting specifications
- Gibson High-Performance Instrument – AAA+ Figured Maple Top
- Mother-of-Pearl Trapezoid Inlay on a Richlite Fingerboard
- Grover Locking Rotomatic tuners with Keystone Buttons
- Adjustable Titanium Nut
- Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and Aluminum stopbar tailpiece provides stability
- Fitted with Gibson Humbuckers – Burstbucker Pro Rhythm (neck pickup) and Burstbucker Pro Lead + (bridge pickup)
- Electronics – Gibson HP-4 High Performance Circuit Featuring: 2 Push/Pull Volumes, 2 Push/Pull Tones, 3-Way Aviation-Grade Toggle Switch, and Internal 5-Position DIP Switch
- Eye-catching finishes – Seafoam Fade, Heritage Cherry Fade, Blueberry Fade
Gibson luthiers incorporate a mahogany back and neck to pair with a hand-selected, ultra-premium AAA+ figured maple top. Both the Slim Taper neck with access heel and the Ultra-Modern weight relief body provide extra comfort up and down the guitar – the 2019 Les Paul Standard HP feels effortless in your hands and you’ll feel at ease playing for hours and hours. With this instrument, you’ll also enjoy quintessential Gibson appointments, including an adjustable titanium nut, the distinct clear ‘top-hat’ knobs, Grover Locking Rotomatic tuners with keystone buttons, and the tasteful white binding. The hardware has been chosen to ensure a reliable performance each and every time you pull it out to play – the Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece anchor the instrument, and the chrome plating really looks cool!
The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard HP with is fitted with two distinct, hard-working humbuckers - the Burstbucker Pro Rhythm neck pickup and Burstbucker Pro Lead + bridge pickup. While Burstbuckers themselves are known for their remarkable similarities to Gibson’s original PAF pickups, the Burstbucker Pro takes that template and adds a fatter, more driving edge to the sound. This is due to the fact that the Burstbucker Pros incorporate Alnico 5 magnets instead of the more traditional Alnico 2. The four ‘Push-Pull’ knobs (two volume, two tone) allow you to switch up the combinations between the neck and bridge pickups and you’ll be treated to a vast collection of tasty humbucking tones! The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard HP possesses a tonal character that radiates with an extra burst of energy and a bit more brilliance – exactly the kind of sound palette you want from a modern, versatile electric guitar powerhouse.
Back when the Gibson Les Paul officially became “Standard” by name, it brought iconic burst finishes onto the scene. Today, in true Gibson fashion, the 2019 Les Paul Standard HP boasts a variety of beautiful color finishes that carry on that remarkable legacy, plus the silky-smooth shine of their gloss nitrocellulose lacquer to bring it all together. All of this results in a striking Gibson Les Paul electric guitar that represents class, professional performance, and unlimited musical possibilities!
The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Standard HP Electric Guitar includes a premium hardshell case.