Legendary luthier Les Paul tried out Gibson's newest Standard model in New York on Monday, two days before the axe makes its worldwide debut in stores.
The updated Les Paul guitar has a new asymmetrical neck profile that makes it one of the most comfortable and playable necks around.
Locking Grover tuners are also a first for the Les Paul, giving the 2008 Standard an improved gear ratio of 18:1 and making string changes a snap.
Other features include a set of Gibson's traditional Burstbucker Pro humbuckers featuring Alnico V magnets.
For more information on the 2008 Gibson Les Paul Standard visit Gibson Guitar.