- Feb 7, 2011
I walked into GC yesterday and the last thing on my mind was buying a new guitar. But, I played a new Gibson Les Paul Standard 50's and I was immediately blown away! After playing it for about 30 minutes, I plunked my money down and walked out with it. Everything about the guitar was top-notch. The feel, the tone, the fit and finish.....the guitar was a complete winner. I previously had a 2011 R8 and I could just never get the guitar right. I changed pickups and pots, hardware....the guitar just never achieved the fat tone that I was looking for. The new Gibson USA guitar beats that R8 hands down! I've always loved Burstbucker pickups and they sound wonderful in this guitar. The pots are amazing.........smooth as silk and 7 really sounds like 7 - 10 really sounds like 10. I can get so many shades of tones out of this guitar just with the volume knob alone. The tone pots are equally as useful. Other than tweaking the intonation a little, the guitar was set up nicely right off the rack. It's great to be back in the Les Paul family with a guitar I'm absolutely thrilled with. Great job Gibson!