Plagued by business issues, wavering quality, some would say idiotic features The new range splits the guitars into two collections, Original and Modern, replacing the previous Traditional and High Performance ranges. Rightly, however, Gibson has retained many features that have been accepted by players — for example, weight relief and expanded sounds - that now reside in the Modern collection. Thankfully, the new team has listened. Effectively now within the Original Collection, the previous Les Paul Traditional has been split into two and renamed Standard: in 50s and 60s flavours.
Left: The "inked on" serial number on a Les Paul standard solidbody guitar. This style serial number was used on all to solidbody Gibson Les Paul Classic. Serial Number is You must select 1 of the following. Impressed into back of headstock. Trending News.
These issues are most prominently displayed in Standard models. For information on the earliest Customs, please click on "The Early Reissues" link. Custom's features are identical other than the potential strap button issue below which I have yet to see on a Custom.