weight: 9.28 lbs / 4210 grams
Unique AAA+ Flamed Maple Top
For the high performance Les Paul Guitars, Gibson topped its mahogany body with incredibly stunning and unique AAA+ grade flamed maple. The use of maple provides a stylish tiger stripe effect, which is beautifully recognisable throughout the stunning finish and unique to every guitar. The Les Paul is also trimmed in a vibrant white binding along the edge, which breaks up the solid block colour and adds an essence of elegance to the design.
Ultra-Modern Weight Relief
The Les Paul Standard HP-II features an ultra-modern weight relief chambered body for extra comfort and an enhanced resonance. This weight-relief process involves routing nine round holes in the mahogany body before the stunning maple top is attached. These holes are strategically placed in the lower bouts on the bass-side of the guitar, offering you a comfortably lightweight guitar that can be played all night long.
Asymmetrical Slim Taper Neck Profile
The mahogany neck is fitted with an asymmetrical design, providing one of the most comfortable and playable necks ever offered on any guitar. This ergonomically-correct profile is tapered and designed to be thicker on the bass side and thinner on the treble side, closely outlining the natural form of the hand as it grips the neck to offer an incredibly smooth and comfortable performance. Overall, this neck profile provides flexible hand movement across the whole neck and fingerboard. The addition of a richlite fingerboard helps enhance the natural characteristics of the body, adding extra sparkle to the high end and opening up the midrange .
Rhythm Pro & Lead Pro+
The 2018 Gibson Guitar is equipped with a set of powerful Pro pickups, with the Rhythm Pro offering incredible tones at the neck, while the Lead Pro+ delivers a sharp attack in the bridge position. These humbuckers are designed to recapture the magic of the original ‘’Patent Applied For’’ humbuckers of the 1950s, constructed with alnico 5 magnets to deliver a fat, meaty tone, with plenty of drive and attack for powerful chords and solos. Delivering a classic Gibson PAF tone with a hint of attitude, these pickups feature extra noise reduction to keep things quiet even in a high-gain rig.
Push/Pull & Dip Switch Functions
Along with its powerful pickups, this guitar also includes a set of DIP switches and push/pull volume and tone controls to deliver over 150 reversible instant wiring options, providing players with a whole new world of tonal versatility. The two volume controls can be used to either split or tap the Les Paul’s humbuckers, depending on the position of the first two DIP switches, while the tone knobs let you set the pickups to be out of phase with each other or select whether they use the inner or outer coils when in split/tap mode. The last three DIP switches can be used to active a high pass filter on either humbucker, as well as engage the Gibson’s transient suppression circuit to reduce signal peaks and deliver an enhance performance.
Aluminium Tune-O-Matic Bridge
The addition of a Tune-O-Matic bridge provides players with stability, reliability, a comfortable playing position, and impressive sustain. Adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge, as you simply adjust its height with the mounting rods to alter the action, and screw the bridge saddles in or out to achieve perfect intonation. The separate "stop bar" tailpiece is designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body, offering greater vibration transfer for an enhanced resonance.
Titanium Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut
The HP-II Les Paul Standard also features Gibson’s innovative zero-fret adjustable nut, featuring a superior design to offer exceptional adjustments to match various playing styles. Its all-titanium construction provides extreme durability, while its retaining screw helps the nut stays in place when you change strings. Like with bridge adjustments, the zero-fret nut allows you to adjust the string height and angle for the optimum feel.
Specifications Body & Bridge
- Style: Les Paul
- Top: AAA+ Figured Maple
- Body: Mahogany
- Weight Relief: Ultra-Modern
- Bridge: Aluminium Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminium Stop Bar
- Construction: Set-In
- Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Colour: Hot Pink Fade
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck: Mahogany
- Profile: Asymmetrical Slim Taper
- Scale Length: 24.75''
- Fingerboard: Richlite
- Radius: Compound
- Frets: 22 Low, Cryogenically Treated
- Inlays: Pearl Trapezoids
- Nut: Titanium Zero-Fret (Adjustable)
- Nut Width: 1.745''
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Lead Pro+
- Neck Pickup: Rhythm Pro
- Controls: 2 x Volume (Push/Pull), 2 x Tone (Push/Pull), Aviation Grade Toggle Switch, Dip Switch
- Tuners: Locking Keystones
- Control Knobs: Top Hats
- Bridge Saddles: Titanium
- Hardware: Chrome
- String Gauges: .09, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046
- Case Included: Premium Composite Hardshell