Live the Les Paul life. Once you've got a Gibson Les Paul Standard '50s Left Handed, your life will be complete. It offers the sought-after sound of the classic Les Pauls of the 1950s, giving you the perfect vintage tone and a dreamy performance. An icon of guitar design, and one of the most celebrated guitars of all time, the Les Paul Standard will give you goosebumps as your hand feels every fine contour. From the likes of Slash to Bob Marley, this guitar has made its way through multiple generations and legendary players to reach the modern era, where it awaits you.
Pure tone, prime playability. Two classic Burstbucker humbuckers adorn this feisty '50s guitar, giving it that vibrant vintage crunch which sails through to the soul. Your licks will sing powerfully as you strum and pick your way through songs, with each note shining with crystalline clarity. The beautiful neck and fretboard bring you the ultimate playing satisfaction, feeling chunky and dense whilst offering beautiful resonance. There's nothing else quite like it.
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It started it all off. Every electric guitar owes something to the Les Paul Standard. It was one of the first ever electric guitar designs, and its quality still holds up today. Favoured for its beautifully vintage tone and incredible dynamism, it is a model which screams with style, quality, and class. The '50s models by Gibson are an ode to the original design of the Les Paul Standard, and offer the same level of defining craftsmanship boasted by the models of old.
So you want tone? With the Burstbucker pickups in this left handed Les Paul Standard '50s, you can have all the tone in the world. Made with Alnico II magnets, they offer high output and a sound which is like stepping into a time machine to the vintage PAF tones of old. The bridge position pickup will give your rhythm licks the bold boost and vintage twang that they need to sound rich, full, and vibrant. It will take you away to a universe of bright sounds, with its high output giving you plenty of crunch and clarity.
The Burstbucker 1 in the neck is a medium output humbucker which gives your notes that rich creaminess which fills the room. Lead notes will have a full, flawless bottom end, whilst being able to scream and wail as much as you like. Whether playing with gain or clean as a whistle, every lick will be defined and saturated. With this pickup combination providing a solid foundation for your sound, your tone will be electrifying.
What's next? A neck which will make your jaw drop? You’re absolutely right. The rounded mahogany neck on the Les Paul Standard '50s is a truly outstanding innovation which is as satisfying as it is playable. Whether you hook your thumb over the top or keep it at the back, you'll feel comfortable playing in your own style. Its warm resonance further boosts each note you play lets your guitar's voice truly shine. It is also silky smooth for smooth manoeuvrability up and down the fretboard. You're bound to discover a world of musical possibilities with this beautiful wooden tool in your hands.
Unrivalled rosewood. If you want the smoothest fretting experience possible, this will give you the ultimate satisfaction. The rosewood fretboard on the Standard '50s is one of a kind, having been expertly crafted for a playing experience like no other. Your fingers will fall in love with each fret as they glide along them effortlessly. The warm resonance of the rosewood also rings out with conviction. Offering an exceptional level of sustain, this fretboard will help each note make an impression, and you'll find it easy to express your musical ideas.
It's a classic. But it's made for serious modern musicians. This guitar not only offers the same incredible features of the 1950s Les Paul Standards, but also gives you some modern quirks which maximise its performance. An ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge lends its world class tuning stability, whilst the aluminium stop bar gives your picking hand the optimum place to rest. The grand, majestic finish matches the majestic legacy of this vintage-style innovation. Experience guitar as it was always meant to be.