Which Gibson Les Pauls are not weight relieved?
The 2019 Les Paul Standard, both 50’s and 60’s versions have no weight relief.
Are Les Paul Studio weight relieved?
One of the most divisive changes in the Les Pauls was Gibson’s attempts to make it lighter. An originally completely solid guitar now has had chambered and weight relieved versions….A timeline for Les Paul Standard weight reliefs.
|Period||Weight relief method|
|2019 to now||No weight relief|
How much does a Les Paul weigh?
Difference in weight between solid, chambered, and relieved Les Pauls Weight relief method Average weight Solid-body 9.5 to 12 lbs Traditional 9 to 10.5 lbs Chambered 7.5 to 9 lbs Modern 8.5 to 10 lbs
When did Gibson start weight relieving Les Pauls?
If you want a short answer about this, here it is: Gibson started weight relieving Les Pauls in 1983, since then and until 2019 all Les Paul Standards were weight relieved in some way. The traditional way was routing 9 holes in the body. Chambered ones are mostly hollow.
What does weight relief mean on a Les Paul?
The ultra-modern weight relief in Les Paul guitars is a step further from the modern weight relief technique. It was further refined with the intention of reducing the mass of the instrument with a lower impact on its tone. This process takes slightly more wood out of the body than the modern one. What does chambered mean in Gibson guitars?
Do Les Pauls sound better in the low end?
Heavier solid body Les Pauls have a better response in the low end. However, slightly lighter ones, and perhaps traditionally weight relieved tend to sound clearer on the mids and have more top bite. Modern and ultra-modern relieved ones have this same character. Chambered Les Pauls sound more towards a 335.