Adorned with an eye-catching figured maple top and loaded with modern features, the Gibson Les Paul Standard HP is built for high performance. Benefit from a vast array of tonal options, thanks to Burstbucker pickups and innovative wiring. Rapid-fire playing seems effortless, by virtue of its asymmetrical SlimTaper neck profile, wider Soloist neck width, and compound-radius fretboard. On top of that, this guitar's fast-access heel provides easy access to its upper frets. All the while, Stable Grover tuners, titanium saddles, and an adjustable zero-fret nut ensure precise action and intonation.
What sets this Les Paul Standard HP apart is its set of traditional Grover tuning machine heads. Grover has been keeping the world's finest stringed instruments, like this Gibson Les Paul Standard HP, in tune for over a century. Grover employs only the finest materials and manufacturing methods and stands behind their products with their lifetime warranty. Sweetwater knows that keeping your guitar in tune is important, and we're confident that Grover tuners can do the job.
All along the guitar's neck, you'll find touches that will pull the most from your technique. The frets on your Gibson Les Paul Standard HP have been cryogenically treated, which means they last up to four times longer than standard frets. The fingerboard's 10"–16" compound-radius fretboard offers ultimate playability. It's rounder near the nut for easy chord-grabbing and rhythm playing and the radius flattens out for easier runs and big string bends. Also, the wider Soloist neck and asymmetrical SlimTaper profile give you more room for big bends, as well as the speed of a thin neck with the chording stability of a rounder neck.
The Gibson HPs are some of the most sonically versatile electric guitars Gibson has ever offered. The tone and volume controls on the Les Paul Standard HP are a push-pull design, and five internal dip switches determine how these controls work. By setting these dip switches to your preference, you can access coil splits, coil taps, and a highpass filter for each pickup, determine if you want the pickups to be in or out of phase, and even engage a transient suppression circuit for avoiding unwanted output peaks when recording direct.