Gibson unveils Les Paul Standard 7 String Limited guitar

Seven-strings have never been a regular fixture in the Gibson catalogue, but we've seen a few limited runs in recent years, culminating in the new Les Paul Standard 7 String Limited.

The guitar features the classic Seymour Duncan 59/JB humbucker pairing, as well as a AAA flamed maple top, Grover kidney tuners and genuine mother-of-pearl inlays.

Like Gibson's previous seven-strings - 2014's Les Paul Classic 7-String and SG Dark/Light - the guitar retains the company's trademark 24.75" scale length, which has proven to be a controversial move among extended-range aficionados sceptical about tuning stability.

Nonetheless, these 7-string guitars look the business. Three finishes are available - Tobacco Burst, Trans Amber and Heritage Cherry Sunburst - but just 100 units are available per colour worldwide, with a price tag of $2,499.


  • Tuners: Grover Kidneys
  • Nut: Tektoid nut
  • Neck: Asymetrical slim taper
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Top: AAA flamed maple top
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Pickups: Seymour Duncan 59 & JB humbuckers
  • Electronics: Hand-wired with orange drops capacitors
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Carrying Case: Traditional Gibson hardshell case
Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.