Video review of the new Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s

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Guitarist Reviews New Gibson Les Paul Standard, Calls It ‘Pleasant Surprise’ Although Some Quality Control Issues Still Persist

Gibson Les Paul overall, the six-string got a thumbs up from The Trogly’s Guitar Show.- (Source Ultimate-guitar.com)

The Trogly’s Guitar Show recently posted a video review of the new Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s guitar, one of the guitars unveiled on April 29 as part of the company’s new line of instruments for 2019.

As reported, the new guitars see Gibson take a back-to-basics approach while also cutting down the prices.

The reviewer pointed out that the instrument utilizes a slimmer neck profile than the 50s Standard, adding that the bridge is “not a real ABR-1 as it is not drilled directly into the top, but uses a post similar to the old Nashville style.”

He added that he enjoyed the guitar and would recommend trying one out, although “Gibson still needs to step up their Quality Control game, but when you get a good one – these are great!”

The musician concluded:

“These are a step in the right direction for Gibson. I was pleasantly surprised with how this one felt and played. There might still be some QC issues, but I’m hopeful that will get better in time!”

You can check out the full 24-minute review for additional commentary and sound demo in the embedded player below. More info on the new Gibson series is available here.gibson

The new Les Paul Standard returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played and loved — shaping sound across generations and genres of music.
It pays tribute to Gibson’s Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life.
The Les Paul Standard 60’s has a solid mahogany body with an AA figured maple top, and a slim taper 60’s-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. It’s equipped with a classic-style Tune-O-Matic bridge, aluminum stop bar tailpiece, Grover Rotomatic “Kidney” tuners,
and gold top hat knobs with silver reflectors. The Burstbucker 61R (neck) Burstbucker 61T (bridge) pickups are loaded with AlNiCo V magnets, audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors.

 

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