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Gibson 2014 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar  

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A classic joins the anniversary celebration with some significant upgrades.

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2014 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a mahogany body without weight relief and an AA figured maple top. The mahogany neck has a late '50s thickness. The bound rosewood fingerboard has trapezoid inlays and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret. Other key features include ‘59 Tribute Humbuckers with orange drop capacitors, max grip speed knobs, TonePros vintage-style tuners, Graph Tech nut and chrome tune-o-matic bridge.

Features

  • Body: Mahogany / No weight relief
  • Top: AA figured maple
  • Neck: Mahogany, Late-'50s thickness
  • Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays with 120th Anniversary inlay
  • Hardware: Chrome tune-o-matic, TonePros Vintage Style Tuners
  • Electronics: New ‘59 Tribute Humbuckers with orange drop capacitors
  • Plastics: Cream, Gold Speed Knobs with dial pointers
  • Case: Vintage Brown Hardshell

Special 120th Anniversary Features

  • Banner inlay on all instruments at the 12th fret
  • Max grip speed knobs
  • New extra large strap button
  • Cleartone coated strings
  • Graph Tech nut
  • Cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance
  • Historic Brown/Pink case

You'll have a reason to celebrate when you open its box. Order today.

 
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Gibson2014 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar
 
4.6

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Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (5)
    • Rock concerts (5)
    • Jamming (4)
    • Small venues (3)
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    5.0

    Best Les Paul

    By GuitarJem

    from Pa

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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 2014 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar:

      To me the Les Paul traditional represents everything a Les Paul should be. Solid hard mahogany with no weight relief, round 50's neck, thick maple cap and some bling but not too much. the 59 pups give it an even more authentic LP sound, better then 57's in my opinion. This thing can sound cleaner then my strat and dirty when needed without losing it's clarity. If you want "that sound" this is the LP to get. It was set up well out the box with no issues as far as poor quality control.

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      5.0

      Excellent quality guitar

      By Yesman

      from Jacksonville, FL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • expensive
      • Nut Needs Lubrication

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar:

      This is an excellent guitar. Yes, Gibsons are expensive but when you play it you can feel and hear the quality and workmanship put into it. The nitrocellulose finish requires a little extra care to keep it in good shape so keep that in mind. The Midnight Manhattan finish is gorgeous. It looks like dark blue velvet. The fret over binding eliminates the problem of the high e string slipping off the fretboard when doing a hammer on from the open e string. The frets are lower in the fretboard so you get nice low action with no buzzing. With the cryogenic treatment of the frets you will more than likely never need an expensive re-fret. The sustain is great. Personally I like the 59 Tribute pickups better than the pickups on other 2014 models. It has that classic Les Paul sound used on countless classic rock songs. Originally I wanted one of the other models with coil tapping but I really wasn't impressed with their sound and the fact that a lot of them use push-push pots which are known to wear out quickly. I am used to slim taper necks on my other Les Pauls but I find the late 50's neck on this one to be very comfortable. Doesn't seem to tire out my hand at all. Be prepared to use some nut lubrication product to keep the g string in tune, which I understand is a common issue for Les Pauls due to the angle of the headstock. I have some pinging in the b and high e string when tuning so the plek machine slipped up when cutting the nut but I understand the lifetime warranty will cover a local luthier to refile the nut at no cost to me. Overall if you can afford it I would highly recommend this guitar.

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      4.0

      Traditional is key in this guitar

      By jose

      from Monterrey

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • No Push Pull Knobs
      • No Single Coil Mode
      • No Sperzel Tunners
      • Out Of Tune Frequently
      • Traditional Components

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar:

      King of tone, has a good feel neck feel, although it is wide as an acoustic guitar I used to have. Hard to play solos on the low end of the neck (I come from 24 frets start style guitars). Looks are killer too.
      Bottom line: If you like tone and sustain this is it. If you want single coils mixed with hum buckers there are other models. The sperzel runners I guess you could install them and I do recommend it as it goes out of tune frequently

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      4.0

      A Satisfied Gibson Customer

      By Guitar Guru

      from New York

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Improper Nut

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar:

      Overall an excellent guitar. The 59 pickups sound magical and produce the classic Les Paul tone. This is a guitar that can be used in practically any musical environment.

      There is one flaw though. I think this holds good for many Gibsons that are being produced today. The strings bind the nut make the guitar go out of tune when bending. This can be corrected by applying a bit of cut sauce or graphite from a pencil on the slots and the guitar stays in tune longer but still not perfect. Gibson should seriously address this issue when someone is playing over 2,000 for their products.

      Personally, I didn't like the 120th fret inlay. I think they put one for the heck of it looks a little cheap. But again, its a personal opinion and yours may differ.

      Most importantly, the guitar has a good sound, great feel and that classic Gibson look and tone. I hope to play this guitar for a very long time.

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      5.0

      I chose the Merlot Gold, Beautiful!

      By Quido

      from Minneapolis, Mn.

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Too
      • Feels Excellent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Electronics Too
      • Great Tone
      • Solid Electronics
      • very fun to play

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Excellent All Around Uses
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson 2014 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar:

      Would recommend to anybody looking for a quality guitar!

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