Gibson Les Paul Standard Premium Desert Burst 2012

The Les Paul Standard has been through its share of changes since the '50s, but remains one of the world's most popular and iconic instruments. From the late '70s onward, the Standard has stayed more or less the same with just some variations in finish and hardware options, as well as the release various special editions. Les Paul Standards with the word Premium in the title refer to those with a highly flamed maple top. 

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

Body Style: Single cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, Flamed 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

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

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