The Gibson Faded SG Standard 61 Maestro, Les Paul Standard 50s and 60s models are back. These models have been re-introduced into the lineup for 2022 and sport thinner, non-glossy, satin nitrocellulose finishes.
Gibson Faded models
The special feature of the faded models is certainly the matt or satin lacquer. These guitars have been around in the past and I actually owned one of the previous 2005 models myself. Now they are back and they have the ’50s and ’60s style Les Paul Standard, plus the SG Standard 61 Maestro.
Les Paul Standard 50s Faded
The Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Faded is a reissue of the models from the “good old days” and looks really good in Vintage Honey Burst. In addition, there is a significant advantage over the original model and the first faded models: Thanks to the Weight Relief Body, which tends to weigh noticeably less than a full-fat mahogany Les Paul would. In terms of sound, however, this should have little to no effect.
Otherwise, the model is classic mahogany construction with a two-piece maple top, thick 50s mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard and two Classic 57 humbuckers.
MSRP –EUR 2499 *
Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Faded
Les Paul Standard 60s Faded
The Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s Faded in Vintage Cherry Sunburst has a mahogany body that is not chambered and should therefore be a little heavier. In addition, there is a mahogany neck with a slim taper profile and a rosewood fretboard with 22 frets. Two Classic 57 humbuckers are also used here as pickups with this model.
MSRP – EUR 2499 *
Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s Faded
Gibson SG Standard 61 Faded
For the Gibson SG Standard 61 Faded, Gibson relies on the variant with a side-foldable Maestro Vibrola Vibrato system.
The SG is classically painted in vintage cherry, body and neck with slim taper profile are made of mahogany, and rosewood fretboard, with medium frets that are cold-treated. This model comes with Burstbucker 61T and Burstbucker 61R pickups.
MSRP – EUR 2199 *
Gibson SG Standard '61 Faded Maestro
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- Les Paul Standard 50s Faded: Thomann
- Les Paul Standard 60s Faded: Thomann
- SG Standard 61 Faded with Maestro-Vibrato: Thomann