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’re 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.
Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar 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
Gibson 2016 Les Paul Standard T Electric Guitar Features
- Tuners: Traditional locking Grover tuners
- Neck width: Historic original 1-11/16" neck width
- Nut: Graph Tech nut
- Neck heel: Classic Les Paul heel
- Case: Traditional brown hard shell case
- Body: Carved maple top on mahogany body with modern weight relief
- Pickups: Burstbucker Pro humbuckers
- Fingerboard: Thicker rosewood fingerboard
- Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
- Top: AAA maple top with translucent finishes