Gibson USA continues to raise the bar of Quality, Prestige and Innovation with the new line up of 2015 guitars. All Gibson USA guitars except for the Les Paul Supreme, Firebird and Derek Trucks SG will ship with the G-Force tuning system. Among many of the added features is the new Zero Fret Nut which is a patented applied for nut that has adjustable action capabilities. The new Tune-O-Matic Bridge features a hex wrench adjustment on thumbscrews for easy action adjustments. All guitars receive a professional set up with accurate intonation, and a new PLEK program with 27% lower fret wire. All models now have Pearloid Inlays and the fingerboard is a thicker one piece rosewood which is sanded and buffed with a new oil treatment for smoother and easier playability. To take it a step further Gibson USA has increased playing comfort by widened the neck and fingerboard by .050 per side. Sparing no expense, Gibson USA even changed the internal wires from 28 awg to 26 awg, along with a new and improved jack design and together they give you an improved uninterrupted signal. For 2015 Gibson will be producing gloss lacquer finishes and no more Satin or Vintage Gloss finishes. On top of all the upgrades Gibson USA did not stop there. They are now introducing a removable Les Paul pick guard with NO SCREWS NEEDED. In honor of Les Paul’s 100th birthday all LP and SG guitars will carry the 100 logo on the headstock and a Les Paul Hologram on the back of the headstock for authenticity and tribute to the man himself. To wrap everything up, each 2015 Gibson USA guitar ships in a Gibson Hard Shell case.
The 2015 Gibson Les Paul Standard has a Mahogany body with a Modern body rout and a figured Maple Top. The neck is Mahogany and has an asymmetrical slim taper profile and compound radius Rosewood fingerboard with Trapezoid inlays.
The hardware a chrome Tune-o-Matic bridge and stop bar tail piece. Burst Bucker Pro 1+2, push/pull coil taps, phase changing and pure bypass electronics.
Finish is as gloss lacquer in 5 Candy Pearlescent color options: Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Honey burst, Tobacco Sunburst, Trans Amber with cherry back and Wine Red. Guitar also has gold Max grip speed knobs and ships with a Gibson hard-shell case.