the les paul tone

Gibson's humbucking pickups contribute immensely to the Les Paul's unmistakably classic tone.  These pickups help produce not only a higher output signal, but also give the Les Paul's tone a mellow quality with markedly decreased treble frequencies. 

The heavy wood body of the Les Paul also contributes to its full and mellow tone.  These are some of the heaviest guitars and this helps them easily sustain a deeper bass.  Hardware on almost every Les Paul is standard.  They each consist of 2 volume pots, 2 humbucking pickups and tone controls.  Each of them has a switch that enables three separate combinations.   

Gibson Les Paul Classic Humbucker Pickups