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Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar   

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The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T takes things up a few notches to present one of the nicest pieces in this year' Gibson lineup. If you appreciate a de...Read More

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The Les Paul that rocked the world

The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T takes things up a few notches to present one of the nicest pieces in this year' Gibson lineup. If you appreciate a deluxe top and superb pickups, you™ll love this one. It features the same tonewood combination that helped make the Les Paul a legend with the addition of a beautifully carved, solid Grade-AA maple top. The superior top wood lends bite and articulation to the sound while the mahogany body, with traditional weight relief, adds warmth and depth.

The neck sports Gibson' traditional nut width with a self-lubricating Graph Tech nut that helps in tuning and lets strings return to pitch following heavy string bends. A pair of Gibson ™57 Classic humbuckers are onboard, powered by alnico magnets and created exactly in the image of the original PAF-style pickups, offering up an inspiring array of authentic Les Paul tones.

Chrome hardware includes a tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and traditional manual tuners that add a vintage note, but with performance that is smooth and efficient. The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T comes ready to play in a traditional brown hardshell case.

Key features
Preserves the classic Les Paul tone, improves playing comfort, and enhances the guitar's resonance
Efficient performance with a vintage look
The original Les Paul neck width retains the playing feel that launched a thousand hits
Accurate return-to-pitch with heavy string bending - and great sustain - thanks to the dense, self-lubricating nut
The classic look and feel you know and love
The original Les Paul case style, now with enhanced protection
Stylish traditional inlays reflect this iconic guitar's original look
Seminal tone and feel, with increased sustain
Expert setup makes this handcrafted, American-made guitar ready for immediate action
Powered by Alnico magnets and wound with plain enamel-coated wire, these humbuckers capture hallowed PAF-inspired tone

FEATURES
  • Weight relief: Traditional weight relief for a lighter overall guitar
  • Tuners: Traditional manual tuners
  • Neck width: Traditional neck width of 1-11/16" at the nut
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Neck heel: Traditional Les Paul neck heel
  • Case: Traditional brown Les Paul hard shell case
  • Inlays: Historic trapezoid fingerboard inlays
  • Fingerboard: Thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Pickups: ™57 Classic humbucking pickups

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Gibson2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Fun to play (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Recording (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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5.0

Amazing guitar, but doesn't have flame

By Cullen

from Houston, TX

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

    At first glance I was disappointed with the top, it doesn't have hardly any flame at all. It didn't stay in tune either, but after putting 10s on it, it came to life. It sounds and feels so good that I don't think I'm gonna complain about the top at this point. I've played and owned many les Paul's, good ones are a bit rare. I got one. The pickups sound amazing, the fretboard feels great, the tuners are vintage style, this is exactly what I wanted as far as tone. With a Marshall amp it nails ZZ Top, AC/DC, zeppelin, and probably whatever else you want. But one, but if you're dying for the flame go ahead and get a custom shop

     
    5.0

    Great ax right out of the box tuned

    By Ed

    from Maine

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

      I received my Les Paul last week and right out of the box it was awesome. The finish is beautiful I chose the heritage cherry. I would recommend this Les Paul.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      amazing!

      By matt

      from pa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      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 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

        This is what a Les Paul should be. No frills, no fuss, strait forward guitar. It looks as good as it sounds and plays. Crank up the gain or back it way down, this guitar can play it all. Gibson is back in a big way.

         
        4.0

        awesome guitar but slightly misleading on condition

        By Josh K

        from Reading,PA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

            Open box purchase. Graded as mint but had some slight imperfections. So an awesome guitar for the price.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gibson Excellence

            By Papa Joe

            from Indiana

            About Me Experienced

            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 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

              I am so impressed with this guitar. Beautiful color, fantastic tone.
              I own a Fender Strat, 2 Ibanez's, a Les Paul style made by Tradition, and a low end Washburn hollow body.
              My personal favorite is the Gibson....however, the Tradition LP comes in a very close 2nd place.

               
              5.0

              Gibson Traditional

              By Jay

              from Baltimore Md

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                Awesome sounding guitar

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                2016 Les Paul Traditional Premium Finish T Honey Burst

                By Facedono

                from Washington DC

                About Me Novice

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming

                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                  I'm head over heals with a guitar! There I said it! This is a music instrument, a guitar, my Boo Thang! She's simply stunning. Warning: Let her sit in the case for a couple of hours especially if it's hot outside and you have the air conditioning on inside. You don't see the warning about this until AFTER you open the case. That being said mine changed its appearance and the flame popped right out overnight. She looked good when I first opened opened the case. But she looked even better once she had cooled significantly and the flame really shined. That back pickup! Woah! Sounds better with whatever amp you have. It will make it seem as if you can really play. Well it made ME sound that way... She came out the case smelling like Play-Doh. I have played Blues and R&B with her and its just wonderful.

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Finally Gibson gets it right!

                  By FuzzFace

                  from Texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                    Very nice Les Paul Traditional. I had reservations about whether Gibson's changes over the last year would actually provide a quality product, given the adds/changes/deletions, but the guitar I received was what I had hoped for. No whiz-bang gadgets, just a very nice guitar with solid tone.

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