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A celebration of the Les Pauls that rocked the world.

The 2013 Les Paul ™60s Tribute captures the look, feel, and tone of a classic evolution of this legendary single-cutaway solidbody, the Les Paul of 1960. Like the final guitars in the original run of Les Paul Standards, the Les Paul ™60s Tribute carries a pair of PAF-style humbucking pickups, the most revered pickup ever created, along with the fast, comfortable slim neck profile characteristic of the start of that decade. Gibson' most acclaimed hardware set ensures smooth playability and offers precise tuning and intonation.

In the image of the greatest Les Paul Standards ever made, the Les Paul ™60s Tribute starts with the classic tonewood combination of a mahogany body with solid carved maple top. When paired together, these woods offer a tonal depth and complexity unmatched by any single-wood construction, with warmth and richness from the mahogany, and superb clarity and œsnap from the maple, all of which translates beautifully to the guitar' amplified sound.

The mahogany back is strategically weight relieved to both lighten your load and improve resonance. A solid mahogany neck is glued into the body in Gibson' time-tested tradition, and carved to a fast, slim 60s profile that measures .800 at the 1st fret and .875 at the 12th. It is topped with a genuine rosewood fingerboard that carries 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays.

In keeping with the stripped-down ethos of this powerful performer, both body and ™board remain unbound, and there' no pickguard to obscure the finish. A PLEK-cut nut made from black Corian„¢ subtly complements the black speed knobs and black pickup rings, while enhancing resonance and sustain. The traditional back-angled headstock is silkscreened with a gold Gibson logo and Les Paul Model.

The Les Paul ™60s Tribute takes its firepower from a pair of BurstBucker„¢ humbucking pickups; a BurstBucker 1„¢ at the neck and a slightly hotter BurstBucker 2„¢ at the bridge. The BurstBuckers„¢ humbuckers are some the most accurate recreations of vintage PAF humbuckers available today. These great pickups adhere strictly to Seth Lover' original formula, which includes a genuine Alnico II bar magnet in each pickup and slightly mismatched coils wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire for the characteristic edge and bite that has made original PAFs legendary.

The traditional wiring complement of an independent volume and tone control per pickup plus a three-way toggle selector switch allows a broad range of sonic variations. To anchor it all down, Gibson USA loads in a Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, with a set of genuine Grover„¢ kidney button tuners, a hardware set that partners up for solid sustain and precision tuning. Put it all together, and the Les Paul ™60s Tribute presents the perfect celebration of Les Paul' genius and achievement, wrapping it all into a great guitar that brings the look, feel, and sound of the original humbucker-loaded Les Pauls to the hands of players of today.

Each guitar includes a black Gibson gig bag, owner' manual and truss-rod wrench.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body with solid carved maple top
  • Mahogany neck with a fast, slim '60s profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
  • BurstBucker 1 and BurstBucker 2 humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
  • Grover„¢ Kidney button tuners
  • Includes a black Gibson gig bag

Make your contribution to the tribute. Order today.

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Gibson2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Les Paul - Super Sound

I own around 20 guitars (5 LPs, 2 SGs & 1 Explorer just in terms of Gibsons). This one sounds as good as any of the others I have. In fact the...Read complete review

I own around 20 guitars (5 LPs, 2 SGs & 1 Explorer just in terms of Gibsons). This one sounds as good as any of the others I have. In fact the pickups compare to my 60's vintage SG Standard - they are very hot, but also sound really full when using both the neck and bridge simultaneously. The bridge pickup is very hot - you can hit a pinch harmonic almost anywhere on the neck. Flip the neck on and you have that traditional smooth LP sound (a la Slash). Very impressed with the guitar. Of course, it's s studio, so no bells and whistles in terms of bindings, headstock inlays, etc., but if you want that go buy a custom or a standard for about 3-5 times the price.

This guitar was on major sale when I got it, so it cost what one would expect to pay for an Epi or a knock-off. Getting this kind of Gibson quality for that cheap is all the better. I called my luthier and 2 good friends and told them all to go buy one of these immediately, if they can still find one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Gibson Is going down the tubes fast!!

I purchased this for money I cant type in and they dropped the price at the dealer by one third had to have the toggle switch replaced wont stay in tune a common thing for...Read complete review

I purchased this for money I cant type in and they dropped the price at the dealer by one third had to have the toggle switch replaced wont stay in tune a common thing for that model they tell me, friends don't get taken, Buy another guitar from a good guitar maker, Gibson is a has been!!

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gold Top 60s Trib

By Rambler

from Elk Grove, CA

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

    Better than advertised. Own 4 custom shop Les Pauls and would be happy using this one fulltime. The reviewer that is encouraging an Epiphone or Melday Maker over this Trib Model must have received or played a lemon. It'd be like taking Lindsay Lohan over Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence. But hey, to each his own???

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By Blue Sky Band

    from Farmingdale, NY

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

        The PAF pickups are excellent sounding. I also own a 339 with 57's these sound just as good, if not better. The grover tuners are a nice change. No weight relief on this Les Paul, but the Guitar is not overly heavy. Finish is satin, I have the vintage sunburst and the looks are fine. You save much money with the satin finish. Great guitar with great sustain. Highly recommended

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Buy

        By The Judge

        from Louisiana

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Dull Finish

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

        Bought this guitar for the price and Gibson quality. Very pleased with both, plays beautifully and has that great Gibson tone.
        Only flaw I can see is the finish is dull,
        but I play guitar for the sound, not the look.
        So I would say I'm very pleased and would recommend this guitar to any serious players.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Les Paul - Super Sound

        By Dr. E

        from Melbourne FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

          I own around 20 guitars (5 LPs, 2 SGs & 1 Explorer just in terms of Gibsons). This one sounds as good as any of the others I have. In fact the pickups compare to my 60's vintage SG Standard - they are very hot, but also sound really full when using both the neck and bridge simultaneously. The bridge pickup is very hot - you can hit a pinch harmonic almost anywhere on the neck. Flip the neck on and you have that traditional smooth LP sound (a la Slash). Very impressed with the guitar. Of course, it's s studio, so no bells and whistles in terms of bindings, headstock inlays, etc., but if you want that go buy a custom or a standard for about 3-5 times the price.

          This guitar was on major sale when I got it, so it cost what one would expect to pay for an Epi or a knock-off. Getting this kind of Gibson quality for that cheap is all the better. I called my luthier and 2 good friends and told them all to go buy one of these immediately, if they can still find one.

          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          les paul sound amature finish

          By james Van Maanen

          from rural Washington

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

          Plays like a les paul, electronics flawless especially the separate volume and tone for each pickup, vs the fender one volume one tone setup on telecasters. But the finish is absolutely not gloss. It is an unrubbed and unpolished laquer with poor flow out. It is at least one step below a satin. Does not affect play or sound, but be aware that it makes the carved top look flat. I spent a couple of hours with some polishing compound and got some of the orange peel out of it, may spend more time later if I get the courage, just don't know how thick the finsih is so do not want to burn through it. Looks a lot better now and brought up the color and grain of the maple top. I would recommend this guitar because it is a good value and certainly a traditional les paul sound, just be aware that the finish is very dull.

          (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Gibson Is going down the tubes fast!!

          By geobass

          from tri cities michigan

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Pick Up
            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

              I purchased this for money I cant type in and they dropped the price at the dealer by one third had to have the toggle switch replaced wont stay in tune a common thing for that model they tell me, friends don't get taken, Buy another guitar from a good guitar maker, Gibson is a has been!!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Simple and elegant all in one!!

              By floydian123

              from Minnetonka, MN

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

                I bought the vintage sunburst. A beautiful finish. No flaws. The pickups are what really stand out on this guitar. For the price there are no mods needed. You can get blues to metal. Nice clean and dirty tones. Intonation and set up was dead on out of box. The tribute model is the best deal on a Gibson available if you don't need the fancy finish.

                (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Worth a good look! ! !

                By All Night jammer!

                from Every where

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

                  I wouldnt use in a school band setting as the headstock on Gibsons is known to break easily, they still do! Feels good love the 60s neck! Has a nice vintage look to it without breaking the bank. Nice tone, my amps are hi end modded amps, guitar does them justice. Im on the road alot, you've been to my shows and this has become a go to guitar!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great guitar

                  By cottontop

                  from nw florida

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

                    The set-up was spot on as well as workmanship and finish. I did not expect that in a lower priced Gibson. It plays like butter and sounds as good as my standard.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    AmazinG!

                    By andrea

                    from Brooklyn

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Amazing Sound
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts

                      Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

                      amazing sound, great guitar, not heavy, easy to play. i love it!

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