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This is it. I'm in love. This guitar with the modern neck shape and length and with all the extra features makes this a fantastic guitar. It had only one flaw in my eyes. It had nog vibrato. I'm used to use on the vibrato on my Fender american deluxe stratocaster and I was missing it on this Gibson. Thats why I bought e Bigsby B7 vibrato and it makes this guitar look like the bomb! Really Gibson. This has to become a standard on the Standard. ;)
The only problem is the G-Force tuner. It's never really on tune. It's always a little to sharp. Even after a swap it still over-tunes.
The Gibson Les Paul Standard 2015 specs:
Gibson G FORCE™ Tuning System: Faster, more accurate, additional tunings Zero Fret Adjustable Nut (patent applied for): Added action adjustment Upgraded Tune–o–matic bridge with titanium saddles: Ease of height adjustment and sustain Wider neck and fingerboard: Increased playing area with same string spacing Comprehensive wood selection and grading: Rarest and finest materials for best instruments Thicker Rosewood Fingerboard: Increased mass for sustain Pearl Inlays: Uniquely beautiful appearance Smoother sanded, buffed and oiled fingerboard: Improved playability and feel Comprehensive Setup (Lower Frets, Improved Plek, Intonation): Silky smooth action and bending, improved intonation Improved contact output jack: Secure contact and uninterrupted signal More robust cables: Stronger signal strength Removable Pickguard: Choice with no holes in body Les Paul 100th birthday signature: Honoring a genius with a facsimile of his actual signature taken from a pickguard autographed by Les. Les Paul Hologram: Authenticity and tribute New & Improved Hardshell Case: Improved protection (up to 15 foot drop), sleek, ergonomic, made in USA Body
Top AA Grade Maple with Cream Binding Back Ultra Low Density Mahogany
Top Wood Species: Maple Pieces: 2 Grade: AA Binding: Cream
Wood Species: Mahogany Pieces: 2 Density: Ultra Low Binding: None
Weight Weight Relief: Modern Average Weight (body only): 2.49 kg / 5.5 lbs
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect: The modern weight relief removes more mahogany but retains the resonance
Bigsby B-7 specs:
Model Name: B-7 Series: Original Kalamazoo Line Manufacturing Method: Cast Manufacturing Material: Aluminum Approximate weight: 354 grams/12.5 oz. Overall Length: 8 3/4”/222.3 mm Overall Width: 3 5/8”/92.1 mm Arm adjusts with 1/8” Allen wrench and 5/16” socket wrench