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Gibson Les Paul Standard 2016 T Electric Guitar, Light Burst
- The guitar has a carved plain or Grade-AAA maple top, a mahogany back with modern weight relief, a glued-in mahogany neck with traditional width and heel.
- A traditionally cut Graph Tech nut, and a thick, dark, one-piece rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays. The neck has a Slim Taper profile while the fingerboard has a compound radius for easy chording down low and unbridled bending up high.
- The two Burst bucker Pro pickups have coil splitting on a push-pull volume knobs for single-coil tones, and locking Grover tuners provide rock-solid performance with a traditional look.
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A Traditional Standard for the 21st Century
The 2016 Traditional Series from Gibson USA represents a comprehensive regrouping of classic specifications for those who appreciate old-school looks and feel in their electric guitars, and no model better encompasses the marriage of history and innovation than the Les Paul Standard 2016 T. All of the legendary ingredients that make the Les Paul great are here: your choice of a carved plain or Grade-AAA figured maple top, a mahogany back with modern weight relief, a glued-in mahogany neck with traditional width and heel, a traditionally cut Graph Tech nut, and a thick, dark, one-piece rosewood fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays. The neck has a SlimTaper profile for speed while the fingerboard has a compound radius for easy chording down low and unbridled bending up high. The two Burstbucker Pro pickups have coil splitting on push-pull volume knobs for single-coil tones, and locking Grover tuners provide rock-solid performance with a traditional look. Gibson USA sets up your Les Paul Standard T so it plays the way any truly great American-made guitar should, right out of the brown form-fitting hard shell case.
Body and neck
The body of the Les Paul Standard T is crafted from the classic combination of a carved plain or Grade-AAA figured maple top and mahogany back with modern weight relief to improve comfort and enhance resonance. The glued-in neck uses the classic neck heel shape, and has the original width of 1 11/16-inch at the nut. The neck has a thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard with a hand-rubbed oil finish, a compound radius, and traditional acrylic trapezoid inlays.
Pickups and electronics
The Burstbucker Pro pickups are made with mismatched coils and Alnico magnets like the hallowed original PAF humbuckers for added bite and clarity, but are wax potted to combat microphonic squeal during high-gain playing. They are routed through independent volume and tone controls and a three-way toggle switch, with push-pull switching on each volume knob for coil splitting.
The hardware follows Gibson’s classic Les Paul complement of a Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and traditional Grover locking tuners, for superb resonance and sustain, while providing easy adjustment and precise intonation.
The guitar comes protected in a brown form-fitting Gibson USA hard shell case and includes an Owner’s Manual.
About Gibson USA
Gibson USA is inspired by a tradition of innovation that stretches back to the company’s origin in 1896. Since then, the contributions Gibson has made to the art of guitar making have been continuously impressive—the humbucking pickup, Tune-o-matic bridge, adjustable truss rod, triple-pickup guitar, semi-hollowbody guitar, P-90 pickup, cryogenically-treated frets, automatic tuning, the zero-fret adjustable nut and much more—including radical body shapes like the Flying V, Explorer and Thunderbird. Introduced in 1952, the Gibson Les Paul has become—and remains—the world’s most iconic guitar.
With every instrument proudly produced in Nashville, Tennessee, Gibson USA keeps two important traditions alive: the tradition of innovation, and the tradition of hand-crafted instruments that are 'American Made, World Played.' The Gibson team is driven by a passion for perfection—even the process of selecting, grading, and sorting wood for each specific guitar requires considerable expertise, as does the engineering research behind pickup design and selecting materials that strike the ideal blend of style, tone and durability.
What may be most recognizable about a Gibson USA guitar isn’t the distinctive shape, technical sophistication, or exceptional playability—it’s the magic. When people play a Gibson USA guitar, they experience the result of hundreds of human hands working to make the best guitar possible. Just by picking one up and holding it in your hands, you can share in the rich heritage that reaches back to the 19th century, the visual appeal of a work of art and the connection to the world’s greatest artists who have chosen to express themselves with guitars from Gibson USA.
LES PAUL STANDARD 2016 T
- Carved plain or Grade-AAA figured maple top
- Mahogany back with modern weight relief
- One-piece rosewood fingerboard with 1 11/16” width at the nut
- Traditional Grover locking tuners
- Burstbucker Pro pickups
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|Body Material Type||Mahogany||Mahogany||Mahogany||Mahogany||Mahogany||solid-wood|
|Color||Light Burst||Burst||Vintage Sunburst||Sunburst||Faded honey Burst||Ebony|
|Fretboard Material Type||rosewood||—||—||—||—||Ebony|
|Guitar Bridge System||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic||Tune-O-Matic|
|Guitar Pickup Configuration||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker||humbucker|
|Item Dimensions||20 x 8 x 18 in||5 x 44 x 17 in||5 x 42 x 15 in||5 x 44 x 17 in||16 x 5 x 44 in||18 x 44 x 8 in|
|Neck Material Type||Maple||—||—||—||—||Mahogany|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
The 2016 Traditional Series from Gibson USA represents a comprehensive regrouping of classic specifications for those who appreciate old-school looks and feel in tier electric guitars, and no model better encompasses the marriage of history and innovation than the Les Paul Standard 2016 T.
Top customer reviews
I've played an SG for almost 25 years with 57 humbuckers, and the burst buckers have given me what I've always wanted from the sg; that is, the neck pickup on the sg is a bit thick, and the burst bucker isn't as thick. The bridge pickup on the sg is a bit harsh, and the birst bucker bridge isn't so harsh. The difference between the three positions is not as drastic as on my sg. And with the coil tapping, I don't need to buy a strat. This guitar has sustain and the neck is comfortable. I'm very happy with the purchase.
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