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Gibson Les Paul Standard (2012)

Price: £1,699.00
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This 7-year-old LP Standard is in exceptional condition. As well as the upgraded locking tuners, weight relief and the trans amber finish introduced to the 2012 range the new Standard also features upgraded electronics as described below...

'Each of the four control knobs hides a dual function accessed via pull/push switches.

Both the 500k-ohm volume controls have a 'coil-split' switch - anecdotally referred to as a 'Fat Tap' when we spoke to Gibson designer Jim DeCola earlier.

A standard coil-split dumps one of the humbucker's two coils to ground. Here, however, we have a 'partial tap' where some of the 'dumped' coil is retained for a fatter sound and a little hum cancellation.

"This design also provides for a more balanced output between the single-coil and humbucking tones," says Gibson. "In single-coil mode, the pickups are reverse wound/reverse polarity which offers hum cancelling when both pickups are active."

The neck pickup tone control also offers an out-of-phase option with both pickups on. If just the neck pickup, in single-coil mode, is selected, engaging this mode will voice primarily the outer single-coil; with the tone switch down, it's the inner coil.

Finally, the bridge pickup tone control doubles as a 'pure bypass' in either humbucking or single-coil mode, that "routes the bridge pickup directly to the jack, bypassing the pickup selector, volume and tone controls," for full brightness.'


Top AAA-grade maple
Body Mahogany
Inlay Trapezoid
Features 'Modern' weight relief
Weight 4.1kg / 9lbs
Fingerboard Radius Compound 10 - 16''
Machine Heads Grover rear-locking
Bridge TonePros locking tune-o-matic
Neck Profile '60s SlimTaper
Case Gibson Hard Case
Fingerboard Rosewood
Scale Length 24.75''