Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s HCS

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2021 Les Paul Standard
R.Schilling, 26.05.2021
I got this 2021 Les Paul Standard in heritage cherry burst today, after waiting a fair month. Even though I researched extensively and knew what to expect this guitar still blows my mind. Right out of the box the setup is optimal, the nut cut properly, that the guitar stays in tune and allowed the factory setup to be low with proper intonation. The pickups are amazing giving the instrument a beautiful warm but clear voice. For the first time I have a use for a tone control knob on a Gibson which functions like a presence control on an amp. The tuners are firm and precise. The volume controls are linear and feel great just like the toggle switch. My guitar has a perfect cherry burst color with a small deep circle of red and a gradient towards yellow. The flame top is just beautiful with the flame stripes being visible accents on the whole body, but unobtrusive nevertheless. The neck profile is solid, but not chunky, just right for a real guitar. Gibson strap and case are beautiful as well. I am in love with this guitar, tonally and in terms of quality. Thanks Gibson USA & Thomann!
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dave.idk, 07.01.2021
Great piece of a legendary Les Paul guitar from Gibson. It has to be said that from 2018 the Gibson guitars returned to their standarts - no weight relief, great materials. It looks that they are really trying to turn their fortunes for better after years of struggling with these new model lines. Top notch sound, great built. The finishing is absolutely astonishing. If you are looking for a great sounding Gibson Les Paul guitar, this is the one to choose.
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Rock essense instrument
Zbigniew Brzozowski, 13.01.2020
I am senior guitar player and my first Gibson LP Deluxe I bought 40 years ago. I still keep and play on good amount of electric guitars and have about 8 of them " Pleked". My first impression about that particular LP Standard: heavy and thick body, small frets (1mm x 2,3 mm), fingerboard harsh like todays rosewood. Overnight soaking fingerboard by linseed oil, strings change for my gage and first judgement: perfect intonation, easy to make my action 1,5E1, 2,0 E6, endless soustain (acoustic sound), perfect frets settings, tuners and overall job. Playability superb. Pug in: Super Reverb - fantasic sound, Marshall JTM - absolute ROCK ESSENSE. And now I know why I bought that Wonder - to have and play the best blues-rock guitar ever made. That it is fantastic that Gibson decided to make back Les Paul Standard 50s. To underline importance of this guitar first song I played was "Hideway" note-for-note EC and Bluesbreakers version from 1964 !
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Beautiful guitar
Stu41, 23.11.2019
Finally decided to take the plunge after watching & reading MANY reviews! I?m not disappointed! It sounds amazing & is much easier to play than I thought it would be.
I?m glad I decided on this model over the others, I love the 50?s neck feel & the whole guitar just looks stunning. Great quality case with a nice hidden compartment with some goodies & even a photo of the guitar at the factory. Also, the whole thing smells SO good!
We have friends staying with us at the moment but I?m not seeing too much of them as I can?t put the LP down!!
I?m looking forward to many years playing this guitar.
Great work Gibson.
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What an AMAZING guitar!!!
Panos!, 10.02.2020
I have it for almost a month now and I'm over thrilled by it!
It had a great set up from the beginning and, unlike most Les Paul's, this one really stays in tune! I barely ever touch the tuners! The sound is just incredible, with lots of resonance and sustain, and those mids... yeah! I was a bit skeptical about the unpotted pickups, but they are fantastic really and even in high gain situations don't squeal uncontrollably!!! The quality of the instrument and the feel are really exceptional, and the smell of the nitro... mm! My only con is that the pickup switcher is a tiny bit loose and rotates a little!
Thank you Gibson for producing this really amazing instrument!
Thank you Thomann for the excellent delivery, as always! You really are invaluable!
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It's a proper Gibson Les Paul
CouchPlayer, 02.08.2020
I am a bedroom player and for years have dreamt of having a Gibson Les Paul. The day has finally come, after almost 10 years!

It plays good, it sounds good and it looks good also.

But the cons are: for this price I was disappointed to see that there are tooling marks on the freatboard past the 16th, on the lower strings side. Also the pickup selector switch came loose.

Apart from that I am very happy with my purchase!
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Dream Guitar
Dunphus, 22.11.2019
Pros: It's a beautiful guitar, high quality, sounds great

Cons: Some people may find it a bit too heavy (not me!), the strap isn't the nicest so I'll be replacing it

I have wanted a Les Paul for a long time and heard that Gibson are back on form with the 2019 standard 50s and 60s models. It's a beautiful guitar and nice great quality. It sounds great and was set up and good to go straight out of the box. I've tried other Les Paul traditionals, studios etc. but the standard feels like a much nicer guitar to me so I'm very happy with it. The 50s has a thicker neck than the 60s standard but it's nice and not uncomfortable, in fact I think it will improve my guitar playing as I can fret the notes more accurately. It's a noticably heavy guitar and I knew that would be the case before I bought it so I don't mind but I can imagine some people might find it uncomfortable. All and all I'm very happy with the guitar and the exceptional service I got from Thomann in preparing the product. Thanks guys!
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Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s HCS

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