The Difference between a
Les Paul Standard
Les Paul Classic
I wanted to know the differences before
I bought my Les Paul guitar, because I wanted a Standard and not a Classic. They are very similar both sound good, but
you can tell the difference by a few small details.
word "Classic" is not on the headstock or the truss rod plate.
trapezoid inlays are normal mother of pearl on a Standard, not
"aged" at the factory to look yellow like on a Classic.
1990 - 2001, the thicker 1950's neck (which adds more sustain) is on a
Standard and not the thinner slim-taper 60's neck found on a Classic. In 2002, LP Standards come in both neck
configurations, and the pickups are different (Burst-Buckers).
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