“It’s a lower price point, but it’s not cheap and there’s no apologies with this guitar”: Gibson’s Les Paul Modern Lite offers a slimline take on the iconic LP – and the lowest priced all-mahogany, two-pickup build in the USA line

Gibson Les Paul Modern Lite group
(Image credit: Gibson)

Gibson has unveiled a new addition to its Modern series, in the form of the Les Paul Modern Lite – a radically slimmed-down take on the classic single-cut.

We’ve seen a few disappointing bungs to value from Gibson in the past, but the Modern Lite looks to be a promising combination of classic spec where it counts and modern appointments where it plays.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.