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Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Neck Electric Guitar Desert Burst Nickel...

 
The feel and sound of the original '50s Les Paul comes from the classic hefty neck design of the Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Neck Electric Guitar. With a smaller peghead, push-in-bushing green tuning keys, and nickel hardware. You get staggering ...


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Sound The amp i have used with this guitar is the Mesa Express 5:50. Strings are guage 10 ernie ball slinkys.

On the clean channel the passive pickups really shined. I found that with a bit of gain i could get a really articulate bite that sounded great for strumming and single note applications. The big neck and body gave chords a nice sustain and the low end was nice and tight without farting. flicking the cruch switch on the amp took me into Led Zepplin, Free, Peter Green territory and it was spot on. The neck possition was ideal for warm blues leads and the bridge possition was ideal for that "communication breakdown" drive.

Onto channel 2, the passive pickups held up a lot better than i expected. You will never get the sort of lead sounds that modern instrumental guitarists get but you will get the huge sustain and warmth that gary moore is famous for. The only thing to avoid is having the treble too high because the pickups will become a bit brittle and sound a bit harsh.

I also tested it with a Zakk Wylde Wah and a Zakk Wylde Overdrive (to boost channel 2) into the front and a T-rex replica delay in the loop. The overdrive was like steriods for the passive pickups and i got a really agressive lead tone similar to Zakk Wylde's......love it!!!


Action, Fit, & Finish The guitar had guage 9 strings when i got it so those came off and i set it up with 10's. The Action can be set really low without buzz but i lifted it up a bit to make bends comfortable. The neck feels great on this guitar, much better than the 60's neck. Bending strings and moving around feels really comfortable and the frets are well dressed and very smooth. It has that feel that makes the guitar hard to put down.

All the hardware is fine and the tuners are very accurate. Its stays in tune for 30 song setlists...easy.

Electrics seem fine. Tone and volume pots work fine and the input is solid.


Reliability & Durability Perfect.....these guitars live longer than humans


Customer Support N/A


Liked about it 1/ Exactly what it is supposed to be with little more

2/ The neck, frets and binding feel great

3/ you could throw this guitar off the top of a mountain and it survive, still in tune ready to play


Didn't like 1/ If you put the scratch plate on there is no going back. You will have to screw into the body making it hard to sell later on


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5.0

By bates
Oct 07, 2009
 
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A Gibson classic--again, and again, and again...

Sound The maple top over a mahogany body provides some serious chuck, as Les Paul's have always provided. The pickups are decent enough, but if you're into hard rock--you'll need to change them.


Action, Fit, & Finish I have never liked the necks on ANY Gibson. It always feels like I'm trying to play a baseball bat! The guitar was set up perfectly from the store. I do love the flamed maple tops on these.


Reliability & Durability Gibson builds their guitars with survive an apocalypse! You could run these over with an 18-wheeler, and they'd still keep on going.


Customer Support Never had to deal with Gibson customer service.


Liked about it I love the finish on most Les Pauls.


Didn't like I'm just not a Les Paul person--I'm more of a super-strat player. I hate all Les Paul necks. I'm also not a fan of the stock pickups---they always seem to need an upgrade for hard rock playing.


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3.0

By AlaskaBat
May 20, 2010
 
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Instant classic

Sound Tone on this guitar is great. It's a classic sounding Les Paul, you can get a nice warm tone and cut though at the same time. I use it through a Marshall DSL, Anniversary 6100LM and Egnater Rebel. Great sounds out of the three amps.


Action, Fit, & Finish I've heard issues with quality control from Gibson, but the LP I got was in great shape. The setup was very good (I use 10 gauge strings) not too low and definitely not too high. I thought the pickups were wll adjusted also, I use this guitar as my number one now and it get's played a lot. The only change I made was to put in an RS kit for the pots.


Reliability & Durability No reliability issues at all. I played every day with it never having a single issue, and I don't play lightly or baby the guitar too much.


Customer Support I have called Gibson twice, one for serial number verification and once regarding pickups in another older Les Paul I have and they were extremely helpful both times.


Liked about it Classic tone, perfect playability, reliable like an old dog.


Didn't like I changed the pots to an RS kit, and changed the tailpiece to a TP-6 for fine tuning, but those were just personal likes. I would love to be able to split the pickups, but I don't really need to.


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5.0

By torgeot
Oct 09, 2009
 
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