Sonic Evaluation

This 2008 reissue of a 1956 Les Paul Standard is a perfect example of Gibson P-90 tone. The bridge pickup snarls when you dig in and punches when you ease off. It has lots of lovely crystalline chime in the highs, and enough lows to rattle ribs without sounding flubby. The neck pickup sounds full-bodied and robust, but it's remarkably clear, lively, and open. It also has some lovely sparkle in the highs. Anyone searching for a P-90 Les Paul that sounds beefy AND clear will love this guitar!

Condition Report

This glorious gold-topped Gibson has been played often and loved throughout its eleven-year life. Though it has clearly been taken care of by previous owners, it does show a bit of honest play wear. The frets have a good amount of life left in them, but they do show light-to-moderate wear. A previous owner replaced the nut with what appears to be a GraphTech one, which may explain this serial's excellent tuning stability. There are a few small dings and scratches on the back, and a large ding on the bass side of the headstock--likely a scar from an errant string-winder. If you don't mind these small cosmetic issue, you can snag a thunderous LP at an excellent value! It comes with its original hardshell case and certificate of authenticity, too.


Brand Used
BrandGibson Custom Shop
Model2008 1956 Les Paul Standard Reissue
Finish ColorGold Top
Finish TypeVOS Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight8.95 lbs.
Top WoodCarved Maple
Body WoodSolid Mahogany with No Weight Relief
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck Shape'50s Rounded
Neck Dimensions.910 1st - 1.010 12th
FingerboardIndian Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius12"
Scale Length24.75"
Width at Nut1 11/16"
Pickups2 P-90s
Controls2 Volume, 2 Tone, 3-Way Switch
CaseGibson Custom Hardshell

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Serial Number: 68181

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