Starting in 1998, Gibson produced a double cutaway version of the Les Paul Standard known as the Les Paul DC Standard. The shape of this guitar is similar to that of the Les Paul Special from the late '50s. These guitars typically exhibited a highly figured maple top. 

Years of Production: 
1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2006

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Maple top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two humbucker pickups, trapezoid inlays, two control knobs, three-way pickup selector, bound fingerboard, stopbar tailpiece, Tune-o-matic bridge

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

Product Specs

  • Les Paul Standard DC
  • Iced Tea Burst
  • Sunburst
  • Transparent Amber
  • Transparent Black
  • Transparent Blue
  • Transparent Red
  • 1998 - 2009
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the Gibson Les Paul Standard DC Double Cutaway
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  • Verified Purchase

    this is a non chambered dc the only one there is thats why i got it the chambered ones to me sound like a fender this has the sound of a true standard i have added extra volume knob to it so its pretty awesome who ever started the chamber stuff not so smart it kills the les paul sound i think y not …

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  • Gibson LP Standard DC

    Pound for pound (6.5 lbs.), this is a great guitar! The pickups are surprisingly good (hot), and the 60's style neck plays very easily. It does seem a slightly "neck heavy" to me (in relation to the body), but that just takes some getting used to. The flamed maple top is beautiful and is very well made.

  • Gibson Les Paul Standard DC

    Verified Purchase

    This guitar is fantastic, amazing flame top, and the great fret work are just a few of it's highlights. This guitar has more top end than a standard Les Paul (similar to PRS). It seems like this was Gibson's response to PRS, they did a fantastic job of it. As with any well made Les Paul the neck…

  • Sketchy fret work, but......

    aside from the poor fret work (a Gibson standard) this is an AMAZING guitar. The anniversary model is not chambered like most LP Double cuts. I believe it's the "modern" weight relief. The least weight relief that Gibson offered at the time. Beautiful flame top. Beautiful mahogany. Nice attention to…

  • Good sound chambers do not effect the sound, but pickup cover material does!

    I bought a 1998 Gibson Les Paul Standard DC Amber with 24 carat gold-plated hardware and it has always sounded kind of jazzy and sweet to me and I don't mind, because I like that kind of sound, BUT... ACCORDING TO THIS INTERVIEW WITH SETH LOVER https://reverb.com/news/interview-seth-lover-on-inventi…