Gibson Les Paul Standard Natural 1979

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In late 1960, Gibson replaced the Les Paul body shape with the SG design. Between 1972 and 1975, if someone ordered as a Les Paul Deluxe with regular humbuckers instead of mini-humbuckers, the guitar would have the word "Standard" on the truss rod cover and would essentially be a Les Paul Standard. Gibson began producing the Les Paul Standard again as a regular catalog item in 1976.

Years of Production: 
1952 - 1960, 1972 - 1975 (as Les Paul Deluxe), 1976 - present 

Unique to this Era:  Last year with four-ply body composition. Changes back to two-piece body in 1978.  

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Four-ply Mahogany/Maple top, three-piece Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements:  Two humbucker pickups, trapezoid inlays, Kluson deluxe tuners, four control knobs, three-way pickup selector, white pickguard, bound fingerboard, stopbar tailpiece and Tune-o-matic bridge

Finish Specifications: Cherry Sunburst was a standard finish option when the Les Paul Standard was reintroduced.

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

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