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Same name, same shape, but in recent years the Gibson Les Paul Standard has been released, on an annual basis, with slightly different spec and features – So essentially the same guitar but I dare say the finer nuances of the changes, from one year to the next, will attract different players –  This is a 2011 model with a wine red nitro finish over a figured maple top, so retains all the classic attributes of a Les Paul regarding its aesthetic appeal – In no particular order then please let me update you with a few key points regarding this LP :-

Tonal character – I suppose it is easy to say it sounds like an LP – Yet the finer nuances of tone changes from two LP’s from the same year, yet alone two LP’s from a different year – So subtly different is more valid than saying it is better, or indeed worse – it possesses the fat, warm character you’d expect of a Les Paul with vintage flavoured humbuckers – Yet somehow this LP possesses more of a ‘single coil’ clarity about it, with excellent articulation – The neck pick up is lush and instantly enjoys trying to help you  ooze out every ounce of emotion from those moody pentatonic blues licks – It has enough character about it to sit comfortably with a clean amp setting, but I dare say it will spend a large part of its life hooked up to an amp that delivers subtle blues/rock overdriven levels, or indeed saturated hi-gain settings and here it will sing and whailllll as long as required – The bridge pick-up has more bite and bark about it with no shortage of clarity, but still delivered with warmth and depth – Again it has enough character about it to work on clean amp settings – But from driving power chords, riffs and boogie rhythm, through a subtle overdriven amp setting, to scorching lead with more gain, then it will certainly appeal to many players – In many ways it does and says what it states on the tin and there has never been a shortage of players looking to acquire an LP Standard they can can play on a regular basis

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Every guitar in stock at Guitars4You has been personally selected, inspected and approved by me, with particular attention paid to the set-up and playing performance – Every sale, phone call, mail order transaction or e-mail is handled my me – Mark Hopkin, the owner, Managing Director, cleaner and coffee maker (Jo, my wife helps with the coffee) – A 35 year journey has fuelled my knowledge, experience, love, devotion and passion for exceptionally fine guitars – This reflects in every aspect of our business.

I have no desire to run an Amazon style 'click to buy' guitar shop, that lacks any soul or passion, or indeed to fill a showroom with a selection of dirty, shop soiled or dusty guitars that are in need of a set-up.

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