In 2008, Gibson introduced an update to the Les Paul Standard which included a newly chambered body, locking tuners and input jack, and a modern asymmetrical neck profile. Gibson continued to build the more traditional Les Paul Standard, and this version became known as the Les Paul Standard 2008 or Les Paul Standard 2008 Specs.  

Years of Production:
2008 - 2012 

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Maple top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two humbucker pickups, trapezoid inlays, four control knobs, three-way pickup selector, white pickguard, bound fingerboard, stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge, locking input jack, locking tuners, asymmetrical neck profile

Notable Les Paul Players: Jimmy Page, Slash, Neil Young, Alex Lifeson, Pete Townshend

Product Specs

  • Les Paul Standard
  • Chicago Blue
  • Desert Burst
  • Ebony
  • Goldtop
  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst
  • Honeyburst
  • Iced Tea
  • Lightburst
  • Silverburst
  • Wine Red
  • 2007 - 2012
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008 - 2012
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  • 2009 Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008 Specs Cherry Sunburst

    Verified Purchase

    Awesome guitar with a beautiful top. Sounds great and has awesome sustain. I've always played Les Paul models with solid or weight relieved bodies, so getting used to a chambered guitar was new to me. Playing live takes a little getting used to (feedback). However I got it under control within a few…

  • Exceptional tone, classic look

    Verified Purchase

    The guitar's pleked pickups have an extra bite, sort of an extra db that most pickups are missing. The tone knob in other Les Pauls I have make a small difference but this guitar changes dramatically. Not as heavy as my 1991 solid LP Studio, well balanced.

  • 2008 Was A Great Les Paul Year

    Verified Purchase

    This Standard has a lot of what I wanted in a Les Paul. It's chambered so it weighs under 8lbs. Fantastic resonance, warm clean tone, every bit of bark, growl and singing sustain that makes the Les Paul an industry standard. I like the Nutric input jack because I stomp out my cord without one. T…

  • 2010 Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008 Specs

    Verified Purchase

    Excellent Guitar from craftsmanship, playability, to tone. Great Les Paul

  • 2010 LP Standard

    Verified Purchase

    Nice Les Paul.Plays like a dream. Sounds like a monster.Love it!