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Back Where It All Began

The new Les Paul Standard returns to the classic design that made it famous. It pays tribute to Gibson's Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life. The Les Paul Standard '50s P-90 has a solid mahogany body with maple top and a rounded 50's-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. It's equipped with an ABR-1, the classic-style Tune-O-Matic bridge, aluminum stop bar tailpiece, vintage deluxe tuners with keystone buttons, and aged gold top hat knobs. The classic P-90 pickups (neck and bridge) are loaded with AlNiCo V magnets, audio taper potentiometers and orange drop capacitors.
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Gibson P-90 Front

P-90 Single Coil Pickup

Legendary Tone

First introduced in the early 1950s, Gibson's legendary P90 single coil pickup produced a raw powerful tone that helped define the blues and rock and roll in their formative years. Today, the P90's traditional combination of high output and brilliant tone is still considered a favorite among many top musicians. Known by such familiar nicknames as the "Soapbar" and the "Cobalt," the P90 still cuts through any type of music, all while displaying amazing tonal sensitivity for everything from blues and rock to mellow jazz riffs. It's perfect as a vintage replacement, and features vintage, braided two-conductor wiring. It's also fully wax potted to eliminate any chance of unwanted microphonic feedback.

ABR-1 Tune-o-matic Bridge

The standard for simplicity & functionality

The ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge was the brainchild of legendary Gibson president Ted McCarty in 1954, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The ABR-1 is slotted directly into the body of the guitar using a separate stud and thumbwheel, providing a firm seating for the strings and allowing players the ability to adjust and fine tune intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields a great union between the strings and body, which results in excellent vintage tone and sustain.

Gibson ABR-1 Bridge

Les Paul Standard '50s P-90 Specifications

Body

Body Shape
Les Paul
Body Material
Mahogany
Top
Maple
Weight Relief
None
Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Material
Mahogany
Profile
Vintage 50s
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
12"
Number Of Frets
22
Frets
Medium Jumbo
Nut Material
Graph Tech
Nut Width
1.69" / 43.05mm
End of Board Width
2.26" / 57.4mm
Inlays
Acrylic Trapezoids

Hardware

Finish
Nickel
Bridge
ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece
Aluminum Stopbar
Tuning Machines
Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
Pickguard
Cream
Control Knobs
Gold Top Hats w/ Pointers
Switch Tip
Amber
Switchwasher
Cream
Jack Plate Cover
Cream

Electronics

Neck Pickup
P-90
Bridge Pickup
P-90
Controls
2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors)

Miscellaneous

Strings
.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case
Hard Shell Case
Accessories
Includes Gibson Accessory Kit