Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar Gold Pearl

Expert Review

At first glance, Gibson’s Les Paul Standard Golden Pearl is sure to wow both players who are already committed to the legendary axe’s cause and those who are new to the LP experience. Its golden pearl finish gives the mahogany body an elegant air about it, a sentiment that is only confirmed once you hear the classic tone that emanates out of the machine-wound, gold-covered Alnico V pickups. This thing is made to provide the crunch of Led Zeppelin, the soaring leads of guitarist like Randy Rhoads and Slash, and the full-bodied tone of everything in between. There’s a reason why the Les Paul is a classic rock staple, and the Golden Pearl only reinforces that concept.

Locking gold (sensing a theme here?) tuners ensure that you won’t have to worry about going out of tune as you rock out, and a cream pickguard protects the body from any pick-related wear-and-tear. The slim taper neck makes for an extremely comfortable experience in playing this thing, and two volume/two tone control knobs allow you to tweak your tone till you get it just right. Put simply, the Les Paul Standard Golden Pearl takes what is already an impeccable instrument experience, and makes it, well, just golden.Rating: 4.5/5

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