The Modern Les Paul Standard tastefully improves on an undeniable classic with the addition of an Apex headstock for improved stability and a fully-chambered body, keeping the guitar balanced, resonant and extremely lightweight. And with a long neck tenon and all solid-wood construction, the sound and feel are everything you expect from a Gibson Custom instrument. This limited edition run features a rainbow of exciting new finish options.
Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as “The Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co., Ltd.” in Kalamazoo, Michigan to make mandolin-family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, used and popularized by Charlie Christian. www.gibson.com