The 2016 Les Paul Standard Plus Top T places an unmatched intersection of solid looks, addicting playability, and smoky humbucker tone right into your hands. A '60s neck profile with a compound-radius fingerboard spans 22 frets, and a striking AAA flamed maple top over a dark-sounding mahogany body resonates an alluring sound perfect for just about any setting. Both volume and tone controls feature a push/pull switch to give you troves of tone to play around with while crafting your sonic signature.
Learn more about the Les Paul Standard Plus Top T in this overview demo:
Mahogany Body with Flamed Maple Top
Maple and mahogany go hand in hand in producing an evenly balanced sound perfect for just about any occasion. Mahogany keeps the lows and mids present throughout your performance. Maple will focus a little more on the highs, bringing in a nice shine of brightness. The iconic Les Paul body shape makes for a comfortable fit, and with Gibson's modern weight relief design, you can move around more comfortably while playing without getting weighed down. And of course, since this particular Les Paul Standard is a "Plus Top" model, the maple top has a distinctive flame pattern that looks as great as it sounds.
Burstbucker Pro Alnico 5 Humbuckers
Nothing comes quite as close to delivering a warm and powerful output like a solid pair of humbucking pickups, and your pair of Burstbucker Pro Alnico 5 humbuckers are no exception. Each pickup not only has its own volume and tone control, but all four control dials feature a push/pull switch for troves of different tones. Pull the volume dials to split your Burstbucker Pro pickups into single-coil mode, and push-pull the tone dials to run each pickup in or out of phase. You can also switch your bridge pickup to run straight to your output jack for a little extra edge.
Asymmetrical Slim Taper Neck
The Plus Top T's '60s neck profile features a compound radius fingerboard that's buttery to the touch. The dark rosewood fingerboard is rounder near the nut, which provides a comfy feel for playing chords and rhythm parts. The radius flattens slightly the higher up your hand travels -- a great feature if your hand is itching for solos and speedy licks.
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The PLEK Processing Advantage
Gibson has given your 2016 Les Paul Standard Plus Top T the PLEK processing advantage. When you run your fingers up and down the fingerboard for the first time, you'll feel the addicting result of pinpoint precision fret leveling -- a process that improves playability, smoothness, and consistency as your fingertips move from note to note.
- Les Paul Standard electric guitar
- Les Paul body shape
- AAA flamed maple top
- Mahogany body
- Mahogany neck
- Asymmetrical slim taper neck shape
- 22 frets
- Scale length of 24.75"
- Dark rosewood compound-radius fretboard
- TekToid graphite nut
- Burstbucker Pro alnico 5 humbucker at the neck
- Burstbucker Pro alnico 5 humbucker at the bridge
- Two volume controls with push-pull coil tapping option
- Two push-pull tone controls -- phase and pure bypass settings
- Tone Pro tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Traditional hardshell case included
Reviews From Buyers
I was reluctant on buying a Les Paul Standard after the 2015 debacle, but the 2016 models proved once again that Gibson will listen to their customers every once in a while (especially when their sales drop considerably). I bought a Honeyburst 2016 LP Standard Plus Top as soon as I found out they gave you the option to have traditional tuners. When the guitar arrived, it was stunning. Gibson went back to nickel tuner knobs and got rid of the stupid hologram sticker.....and they went back to the older style hard case with the pink plush interior. Completely happy with my purchase!
As far as sound.....it sounds like an LP Standard should. Rich and warm with amazing distorted crunchiness.