They are saying they will be available from the 1st May 2012
The Guitar comes in the Usual Solid Finishs at £1899
And "Premium Plus" Top Finishes at £1999
Desert Burst (L/H Option)
Fireball (L/H Option)
Honeyburst (L/H Option)
Heritage Cherry Sunburst (L/H Option)
Lightburst (L/H Option)
Trans Amber (L/H Option)
Tea Burst (L/H Option)
Each of the Traditional Volume and Tone controls now offer a push pull function that unlocks even more potential in this guitar. You have the choice of switching between the classic Humbuckers to Single Coils on each pickup, You can choose to run both the pickups alongside each other in or out of phase and you can even send the Bridge pickup straight to the Jack output so you have an loud and bright unloaded signal.
So if you were considering buying a Gibson Les Paul Standard you now have new guitars to choose that look and sound different from previous models. Stand out it in more than one way.
Each of the traditional volume and tone controls now offer a push pull coil-tapping function that gives you loads more sonic options to your sound. The volume control's push pull function allows you to choose between single coil and humbucker sounds on the bridge and neck pickups. The neck pickup tone control acts as phase switch when using both pickups, and the bridge pickup tone control acts as pure bypass switch that allows you to send the bridge pickup directly to the jack output for an unloaded signal straight out of your guitar!
It's not just the electronics that have changed, the 2012 Les Paul Standard features Gibson's "Modern" weight relief system that reduces the overall weight of the guitar without compromising on that classic Les Paul sound, The 60's profile neck is finished with a compound radius rosewood fingerboard.
All in all, the 2012 Les Paul Standard represents a stellar improvement on a guitar that we all already knew had some of the most popular sounds and looks in all of electric guitar history.
So from the above it looks like a Weight Relived "Traditional" with Kidney Grovers, 60's Neck With the functionality:
Coil Tapping Both Pickups
Phasing (Peter Green) the neck pickup
But the interesting part is the DIRECT TO JACK option
The only downer is the "Layered" Rosewood fretboard instead of what I heard would be Granadillo...