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Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute HP Electric Guitar   

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The Les Paul ‘50s Tribute 2016 HP has a traditional mahogany body with a maple top with a grain textured satin finish, a mahogany neck with a rounded...Read More

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A rounded neck and a list of high performance features.

The Les Paul ‘50s Tribute 2016 HP has a traditional mahogany body with a maple top with a grain textured satin finish, a mahogany neck with a rounded ‘50s profile, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, and a 490R neck humbucker and 498T bridge humbucker to harness the resonant power of this time-tested selection of tonewoods.

The HP version adds signature features, including a new and exclusive fast-access heel developed specifically for Gibson USA’s High Performance lineup to allow unparalleled access to the high notes; combined with a slim taper neck profile and new soloist neck width, the result is the fastest playing Les Paul ever made.

Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. Includes gig bag.

Key features for 2016
Tuners: Next generation Gibson G FORCE
Switch: Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
Bridge: Titanium saddles
Neck profile: Rounded '50s neck profile
Neck width: Soloist neck width
Inlays: Mother of pearl inlays
Pickups: 490R and 498T humbuckers
Jack: Gold plated multi contact jack
Neck heel: Fast-access heel
Nut: Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Rounded
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin 
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 490R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 498T
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Gibson G FORCE
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: Truss rod wrench and polishing cloth
  • Country of origin: United States

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4.0

In love with this Les Paul.

By Mycolorizred

from Central NJ

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute HP Electric Guitar:

    So I've waited years to spend money on a true Gibson Les Paul, they never seemed worth the money. I loved the tone and the style but 3k? Come on. I've had several high end Les Paul offerings and said good enough. Well then I got this beauty. I fought between this and the 600$ more expensive red studio. And I have to say made the right choice. Love the gold top. Subtle but classy. Has a two tone finish (dark back). Looks good but grown up. Initially I was going to keep in my studio. Yup already used for two gigs. As a rule I don't love guitars without binding on the neck. This one plays so nice I could care less. The pickups are responsive, and the guitar makes me excited to play again. Isn't that the goal? I love the robo tuners...ironically though guitar is so well in tune I rarely use them. One note to prior les Paul owners. The titanium nut and bridge do make this guitar sound brighter then some other 'Pauls I have played. Roll the tone back 10% and enjoy the extra sparkle when you need it.

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