1976 Gibson L-6S Custom, 1978 Guild B302F bass, 1967 Fender Coronado guitar
1976 Gibson L-6S Custom1978 Guild B-302F1967 Fender Coronado
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Catalogue Appearances of the Les Paul Standard

CMI and Norlin period

The following catalogues feature the Les Paul Standard (or Les Paul Model, as it was known initially). Click through to see the individual pages, and the original specifications/descriptions from each year. Other Gibson catalogues can be found here.

1958 Gibson electric guitar and amplifier catalogueThe Les Paul Guitar is shown on page 16 of the 1958 Gibson catalogue. It is still shown with the older P90 pickups, though these were in the process of being replaced by humbuckers 1960 Gibson catalogueThe Les Paul Standard shown on page 10 of the 1960 Gibson catalogue is quipped with humbuckers and has the new Cherry Sunburst finish
1968 Gibson Les Paul brochureThe LP Standard shown in the 1968 Les Paul brochure represents a late '55 - early '57 model, with it's P90s and separate tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece. 1978 Gibson Quality /Prestige /Innovation catalogueThe reintroduced LP Standard on page 5 of the 1978 Gibson Quality /Prestige /Innovation catalogue now has a maple neck, and is available in several alternate finishes
1980 Gibson catalogueThe 1980 Gibson guitar catalogue contained the entire range of Les Paul guitars available in 1980 1981 Rosetti (UK) Gibson catalogueThis 1981 UK catalogue from Rosetti shows the Standard on page 4
1983 Gibson guitar and bass catalogueThe Standard features heavily in the glossy 1983 catalogue. Pages 4 - 5 show the construction and all the unassembled components, with 6 - 7 showing the completed guitar

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