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Body
Species
Each Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited is made from a top made of Grade-AA maple, a classic tonewood with a high density and an attractive figured grain. This top is attached to a tone-chambered Grade-A mahogany back. Body Species
Tonal Characteristics
The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited's wood combination represents an update of the Les Paul's classic maple/mahogany construction. The mahogany back brings in that wood's legendary blend of warmth and sweetness, while the maple adds definition, clarity and sustain. The body's chambering contributes an acoustic-like roundness and nuanced depth to the overall voice of the guitar.  
Design
The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited begins with the timeless lines and proportions of the original Les Paul Standard, with a single rounded cutaway and two-ply binding around the body's top. Body Design Body Design
Average Weight
The average weight of a completed Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited is 8.25 lbs, which results in an extremely comfortable and ergonomic, finished guitar. Weight
Available Finishes
Color
The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited wears Gibson's exclusive Fireball nitrocellulose finish, which employs several new processes to bring out the stunning beauty of the exemplary maple used in this model. Its back, neck and sides are finished in a Cherry Vintage Sunburst. Fireball
Process
Nitrocellulose aids the tonal qualities of any guitar by decreasing the restriction of natural resonance in the woods. The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited undergoes a more intensive process than most Gibson models to enhance both the look and the sonic benefits of its finish.

It is hand-finished in nitrocellulose in a process that is carefully monitored to ensure minimum build-up, in an effort to produce a finish that breathes with the guitar and enhances natural resonance. Unlike many other manufacturers, who settle for a polyurethane finish, Gibson opts for a nitrocellulose finish that will encourage the natural vibration of the instrument for a purer tone. In addition, a nitro finish is very porous and actually gets thinner over time.