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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good pick up (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (13)
  • Recording (10)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Novice (3)

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Finally Gibson gets it right!

By FuzzFace

from Texas

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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.

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar, but doesn't have flame

    By Salty Ballz

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Professional Musician

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    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 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      2016 Les Paul Traditional Premium Finish T Honey Burst

      By Facedono

      from Washington DC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Reviewer

      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.

        (2 of 3 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.

          (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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            awesome guitar but slightly misleading on condition

            By Josh K

            from Reading,PA

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            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.

                 
                5.0

                Great Guitar!

                By Jeff Rhodes

                from Kansas City

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                  After wanting on for years I finally got a Gibson Les Paul. Did some research and decided on the 2016 Traditional T in Heritage Cherry Sunburst. Could not be happier with my decision! The fit and finish are outstanding and the cherry sunburst looks beautiful. The AA flame maple top is bookmatched evenly on my LP - I saw some complaints about this in other reviews, but mine looks pretty good (pics are attached). The 57 Classic PUs sound great through my Mesa F-50 - getting some great clean and overdriven tones, and sustain for DAYS. On the Gibson boards I saw some complaints regarding the traditional weight relief (The 2017 LP Traditionals do not have any weight relief). Do not let this stop you - this thing is a solid beast! Mine weighs 9.3 pounds. If I hadn't looked at the specs I wouldn't have guessed that there was any weight relief. Comes with a brown case and some case candy (pic of the guitar being inspected, final inspection checklist, warante card, allen wrences/truss rod wrench, polishing cloth, Gibson sticker). Very happy, and would recommend to anyone wanting a LP.

                   
                  5.0

                  Happy with this purchase

                  By Delta blues guy

                  from Alabama gulf coast

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All of the above

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                    A beautiful instrument with really nice pickups. My guitar has especially nice flaming on the maple top. There were no flaws that I could detect. Really fun to plug in an play.

                     
                    5.0

                    This the best Gibson you can buy

                    By Dr Jackson

                    from Miami Florida

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                      This guitar is Top quality, the best Gibson you can buy. very solid, superb finish, amazing tone.
                      I was not completely happy with the quality of past year Gibson but I see they improved it significantly.
                      I had a little problem staying in tune, but after I put lubricant oil in the nut I don't have any noticeable issue.
                      the Only cons I see in this guitar is the Thick Neck, otherwise this would be perfect. This can or not be a problem for you.

                       
                      5.0

                      so far this guitar is great. Like the feel and the sound.

                      By TL

                      from Carmel Valley, CA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                        I practice and record with the instrument. The Les Paul feels great. easy to play and sounds great.

                         
                        4.0

                        Absolutely Fantastic!!!

                        By JohnnyO

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Novice

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming

                          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                          would have been 5 stars if didn't have to shield control cavities w/buzzkill copper foil, may just be an issue with my house, but.....anyway, was on sale and got backstage pass money off, no brainer, iced tea color, fantastic, restrung w di'adarrio xl nickel wound 10-46's, wow, what tone and sustain!!!

                           
                          5.0

                          a must buy

                          By Sharpshooter

                          from ohio

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                            bought this to use in concerts. got the wine red awesome guitar.

                             
                            5.0

                            Amazing guitar

                            By Kh

                            from Nyc

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                              This is an amazing guitar from the finish to the action....one small con is that you may have to raise the action just a tiny bit, I had a small fret buzz on my G string 12 fret abd down, but that can easily be fixed by raising the action just a hair
                              The feel and tone is superv. Very smooth to play!!! This thing can howl with great responses from the pickups.

                               
                              5.0

                              My main ax

                              By Jamezy

                              from Port Jervis Ny

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Fun To Play
                              • Good Pick Up
                              • It's a Gibson
                              • Solid Electronics

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Anything
                                • Jamming
                                • Live shows
                                • Recording

                                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                                I have 2012 wine red model but from reading is exact in specs, love this guitar, thought burst buckers were my pickup of choice until I played 57 Classics, the pickups react to how hard you push them, I love this guitar and will never get rid of, if was stolen I would hunt it down!!! No regrets

                                 
                                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.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Gibson Traditional

                                  By Jay

                                  from Baltimore Md

                                  About Me Novice

                                  See all my reviews

                                  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

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