My biggest complaint agout Gibson is that their products seem to come in one of three colors: Bowling Ball Black, Generic White, and Everybody-Has-One Sunburst. If you're lucky, you can find Wine Red.
Well, this year they are releasing them in my color, blue!
The Les Paul Standard:
It is called the Standard because it is the standard by which all other guitars are measured! The flame pattern in the grain is not just skin deep, it runs the full thickness of the 1/2" maple cap! The action is unbelievably low, and the neck is ramrod straight. She has a great combination of sparkle and growl, depending on one's choice of music! =^^=
The Les Paul '50's Tribute:
In Everybody-Has-One Cherry Sunburst (worn), This is a great throwback to when the Les Paul first hit the scene in the warly '50's. A lot of classic Rock was made with a guitar like this! =^^=
Again, she has the Les Paul Formula: A solid Maple cap on top of a thick mahogany body. It adds sparkle to warm sustain! The pickups are not the regular Gibson humbuckers, though. In 1952 the humbucking pickup did not exist, instead she sports the p-90 single-coil pickup. the first really successful electric pickup by Gibson. It is similar to the pickups found on the classic Fender, but they wind them much larger, giving them a little more output, and a deeper tone. The P-90 is distinct and clear. Some guys will search far to get this kind of tone...