The same finish and similar features to its Custom Shop counterpart without the hefty price tag
Gibson and Adam Jones have once again teamed up to announce a more affordable Les Paul Standard than its Custom Shop counterpart.
What you need to know:
- Gibson and Adam Jones have once again teamed up to announce a more affordable Les Paul Standard than its Custom Shop counterpart.
- The Les Paul Standard is one of his favourite guitars of all time.
- He was heavily involved in re-creating the new guitar, working with Gibson’s luthiers in Nashville
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One of the most innovative guitarists in recent times teased an Epiphone version of the guitar on Instagram which would have been welcomed to many Tool fans’ wallets, as the Custom Shop model was priced similar to that of a decent second hand car. This model is priced at US$2,999 compared to the US$5,999 and US$9,999 of its predecessor.
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The Les Paul Standard is one of his favourite guitars of all time as this model has a mahogany body with a maple top and nitrocellulose lacquer Antique Silverburst finish, 22-fret ebony fingerboard, and Tune-O-Matic bridge, the same as the Custom Shop model
Differences, though, include a mahogany neck with a ’70s rounded profile, mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays (not block inlays), while electronically the Standard model trades out the Custombucker neck and custom-wound Seymour Duncan DDJ bridge pickups for a BurstBucker 1 and a DC high-gain humbucker.
The Adam Jones Les Paul Standard features Jones’ signature on the truss rod cover and custom Adam Jones artwork on the back of the headstock and comes with a hardshell case.
The Les Paul Standard could be seen on stage with Jones for Tool’s Fear Inoculum tour, while he was heavily involved in re-creating the new guitar, working with Gibson’s luthiers in Nashville, utilising his extensive experience in visual art, special effects and design.
Head to Gibson for more information.