Probably all has been said about the Les Paul model, all? I think not, the new Standard model for this year includes some improvements that, without changing its look or its feeling, make it a better guitar, want to know what they are? Let’s take a look. Probably the most notable added feature is the new neck construction that comes with an enlarged tenon and an asymmetrical profile for better sound and more playability, respectively.
But the neck is not the only part improved in the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008 Guitar, the classic mahogany body now has been chambered (that reduces the weight) and includes a hand-carved AA maple top, the Locking Grover tuners now come with 18:1 ratio, the chosen pickups are Burstbucker Pro Alnico V humbuckers and the bridge is TonePros Nashvile Tune-o-matic bridge.
Another process that has been improved are the adjustments now made by Plek a computer systems that analyzes each guitar and makes specific work to every model, like fretwork or tuning.
The guitar is available in honey burst, light burst, ice tea, heritage cherry sunburst, ebony and gold top and, a great detail, the pickguard is not attached to the guitar so you decide if you want it or not. The Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008 Guitar is now available and its price is $2,600.