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Neck and Headstock

Neck Species
The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited's neck is made from quarter-sawn mahogany, the most traditional wood for Gibson electric guitar necks. It offers an excellent sonic and visual partner to the chambered mahogany body. Neck Species
Neck Profile
The neck on the Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited is carved to a slim and extremely comfortable profile, which is comparable to the much-loved profiles of many Gibson guitars from the early '60s. Neck Profile
Tonal Characteristics
The angled, classical-style peg head and mahogany neck work together to provide exceptional tonal richness and resonance from the neck, with good string definition and sustain.
Tolerance
When fitting the neck and body together, we take advantage of our precise measuring equipment so that all angles, pitches and alignments maintain a tolerance within .005 of an inch. Not only does this help to keep your guitar in tune but it also maintains proper string alignment relative to the fingerboard.
Joint
Gibson uses what is known as the Mortis & Tenon joint to bind neck to body so that the two pieces form one solid unit. This time-tested technique has been used for millennia in all the great woodworking arts — from shipbuilding to cabinetry — to create one solid wood unit from two separate sections, and has been proven to yield a stronger neck and body than if the instrument was made from a single piece of wood.
Joint Angle
5° (+/- 15 seconds)
Headstock Angle
The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited headstock is carefully angled at Gibson's traditional 17°, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. An increase in string pressure also means there is no loss of string vibration between the nut and the tuners, which equals better sustain.
Truss Rod
Gibson's traditional truss rod, found in most all of our guitars, is highly responsive to the individual adjustments you'll want to make to personalize and optimize string action and sustain. Truss Rod
Logo
The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited's heritage is displayed by its inlaid mother of pearl Gibson logo, one of the most globally recognized logos in the history of the electric guitar, while its exclusive status is declared by the "Limited Edition" silkscreen across the center of the headstock face. Logo
Adhesive
The adhesive used to join neck and body is Franklin Titebond 50, one of the strongest glues on the market today.
Fingerboard and Nut

Fingerboard Species
The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited carries a Richlite® fingerboard.
Frets
The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited sports 22 medium-jumbo frets, all dressed and polished for a smooth feel and optimum playability. Gibson's PLEK system guarantees a precision fit and exact string spacing. Frets
Tonal Characteristics
Richlite® fingerboards are extremely dense and stable, offering premium playability.
Inlays
The Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited fingerboard carries block position marker inlays, in the tradition of many high-end Gibson guitars. Inlays
Nut Material
The nut on the Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited is made from a special black Teflon-based material known as Tefzell, which allows for smoother and faster tuning action. It is installed into the top surface of the neck, butting up to the end of the fingerboard to ensure proper tone and sustain transfer, and its nut slots are cut with Gibson's PLEK system to ensure precise fit, break angle, and string spacing.
Nut Width
The width of the nut on the Les Paul Standard 2010 Limited is approximately 1.695", the traditional nut width of Gibson electric guitars. Nut Width