The time-tested Gibson classic, viewed by many as the perfect electric guitar. Iconic. Inimitable. From its commercial debut in 1952, the Les Paul has been the instrument of choice for many of music's most renowned luminaries, and to the eye has remained virtually unchanged for over 60 years. The Gibson USA Les Paul Classic includes just a few updates to the traditional feature set, like 61R and 61T Zebra humbucking pickups and push-pull control assembly, but otherwise this beauty is pure LP down to the bound Slim Taper neck with solid rosewood fingerboard and nine-hole weight-relieved mahogany body with bound maple top.