Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2017 T - Solid Body Maple-Mahogany with Satin Finish
A Tribute to a Classic
To guitarists everywhere, the Les Paul's appeal is magnetic with its seductive looks, sensuous playability, and timeless tone. Now you can get all these with some great modern features in the Gibson Les Paul Tribute. The Tribute T's satin-finished mahogany/maple body is made more comfortable through weight relief. Its SlimTaper mahogany neck honors a style beloved throughout the ages. Tektoid tuners and modern Gold Top Hat knobs offer the charms of a vintage instrument without the cost. Pair these with a set of vintage-style 490 humbuckers, and you've got a guitar that's fine enough to be your daily driver, yet affordable enough to be your weekend warrior: the Gibson Les Paul Tribute T.
Bonus: This Guitar comes with a leather Gibson Gig Bag
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- Plek'd for precision playability
- Classic mahogany/maple body is weight relieved for comfort
- SlimTaper mahogany neck plays fast and smooth
- Gibson 490 pickups are a modern take on a 1960s classic
This Les Paul Tribute 2017 T feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to Plek processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.
Classic mahogany/maple body is weight relieved for comfort
You can't deny two fundamental guitar truths: early Les Pauls were glorious, but they were also heavy. That's the trade-off of strapping a solid slab of mahogany to your body. But Gibson has done something special with the Les Paul Tribute T's weight-relieved body. It 9-hole design retains the chime and resonance of slab Les Pauls at a big reduction in weight. This just means you can enjoy yourself onstage for longer, and drag yourself out of bed earlier, with the Gibson Les Paul Tribute T.
SlimTaper mahogany neck plays fast and smooth
The neck on this Tribute T Les Paul is a breath of fresh air. Its SlimTaper neck profile conforms naturally to the hand, for smooth leads up top and fast licks down low. If you're looking for the comfort of a '60s Gibson, Sweetwater recommends the Tribute T.
Gibson 490 pickups are a modern take on a 1960s classic
English guitarists of the 1960s were looking for a more aggressive sound to push their modern brand of blues, rock, and soul. Gibson responded with its 490 pickup set. These had more bite than Gibson's PAF ("Patent Applied For") pickups of the 1950s. The reissue 490T and 490R pay tribute to this turning point in rock history. Their voice is smooth and clearly vintage inspired, yet to our ears has more high-end cut and midrange chutzpah than vintage pickups. They're also wax potted to reduce microphonic feedback, which is a big win with high-gain amp pairings.
Gibson Les Paul Tribute T Electric Guitar Features:
- A tribute to a beloved classic
- 9-hole, weight-relieved body allows for longer sets
- Mahogany SlimTaper neck plays like a '60s favorite
- Rosewood fingerboard delivers classic Les Paul sustain
- Gibson 490 pickups pay tribute to turning-point tones of the 1960s
- Decked out with vintage-style Tektoid tuners and Gold Top Hat knobs
- Aluminum Tune-o-matic bridge is lightweight and tonally matched to the guitar
- Plek'd for precision playability
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