Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro Review
This instrument is offered in many options. All of them have the basic features that make this the quintessential hard rock guitar: mahogany body, maple top, humbucking pickups and set mahogany neck.
The body of the new Standard is chambered to create weight relief. Even though this is a desirable feature to many players that find this guitar heavy, I prefer the full sound you get from a full body like in the Traditional Pro.
A nice feature of this model is the push/pull volume knobs to split the humbuckers and get single coil sounds. With a minor modification you could have the famous Jimmy Page pickup wiring installed in this guitar.
The pickups on the Traditional Pro are the 57' Classic and Burstbucker 3' which have a less pronounced upper midrange response than the 490R and 498T pickups that used to come with these guitars.
The neck of the Gibson Les Paul Standard has been known to be too thick for some hands. The Traditional Pro has the 60's slim tapered which is thinner and more speed friendly. Another nice feature of the Traditional Pro are Grover locking tuners.
Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Review
This model is almost identical to the Traditional Pro. The main differences are that the Plus, in classic Gibson fashion, stands for the highly figured flamed sunburst finish.
Both pickups are 57' Classic, the locking tuners have been replaced for the more vintage looking Kluson style and the neck is the regular 50's design.
Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus Review
The new Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar addresses an issue that has plagued this instrument since day one, its weight. The thick mahogany body has acoustic chambers to create weight relief.
This is of help to many players that after a long day can't take the pain of carrying around almost 10 pounds of wood. The neck features an asymmetrical design that is really comfortable to play and features the new Plek'd setup.
The Burstbucker Pro pickups have substituted the 490R and 498T that came in this guitar for many years, they offer a great sound. Other extra features are the locking bridge, locking input jack, locking tuners and transparent control covers.