A timeless tribute to the man who started it all.
The Les Paul Signature “T” wraps all of Les Paul’s legendary innovation into a sweet looking and great sounding Les Paul that honors the memory of this legendary guitar’s inventor, while providing an instrument primed for the power and versatility demanded by today’s gigging guitarist. Traditional tonewoods are married to enhance playing comfort and two of Gibson’s finest PAF-style humbucking pickups, with upgraded switching for bonus single-coil tones.
The Les Paul Signature “T” is built on a foundation of the same traditional tonewood combination that helped to make the Les Paul Standard legendary when it first arrived six decades ago. A carved solid Grade-AA figured maple top lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select mahogany back—treated with Gibson’s traditional weight relief to increase playing comfort and enhance resonance—contributes superb warmth and depth. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in and carved in the fast 60s SlimTaper™ profile, and topped with a rich brown Grade-A Granadillo fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays.
Traditional touches include cream body and fingerboard binding, pickguard, and pickup rings, along with gold Speed Knobs and a black “bell” truss-rod cover with commemorative “T” engraving. Classic Gibson construction ensures optimum playability, too, along with traditional specs like a 24 ¾” scale length, a 1 11/16” width across the PLEK-cut Corian™ nut, and a 12-inch fingerboard radius for smooth, easy bending.
For a blend of vintage tone and modern versatility, the Les Paul Signature “T” is loaded with a pair of Gibson’s ’57 Classic™ pickups, mounted “open coil” for a subtle hotrod look. Both are made in the image of the hallowed PAF humbucker of the late 1950s with Alnico II magnets in the neck position for plenty of warmth and clarity, and in the bridge position, the ’57 Classic Plus™ which features slightly over-wound coils for juicy crunch and wailing lead tones. Both pickups are wax potted, too, to avoid microphonic squeal at high volume levels. Both pickups feature push-pull tone controls which provide coil splitting for authentic single-coil tones.
The innovative pairing of a Tune-o-Matic™ bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensures solid sustain and precise intonation, while a set of high-quality Grover™ locking tuners ensures smooth, accurate tuning.
Each guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case covered in black snakeskin-textured vinyl, an owner's manual and truss-rod wrench.
- Select Mahogany body with carved, solid Grade-AA figured Maple
- Mahogany neck with a 60s SlimTaper™ profile
- Granadillo fingerboard with trapezoid inlays
- 57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
- Grover™ locking tuners
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- Excellent Neck
- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Good Pick Up
- Good Tone
- Solid Electronics
- Light Colored Grenadillo
- Rock Concerts
- Small Venues
Comments about Gibson Les Paul Signature T Electric Guitar:
Like many, I was nervous when Gibson began discontinuing models in 2013. This guitar is the perfect replacement for the Les Paul Classic and the numerous different Les Paul Traditionals from years past.
The set up out of the box was spot on. The frets are smooth and the neck is fast. 57 Classic pickups provide fantastic tone; furthermore, the coil splitting option allows for Strat-like sounds with the simple pull of a knob.
I chose the traditional burst finish on what Gibson claims is a AA maple top. I looked at five side by side and they all had varying degrees of flame. One in particular had so little flame, it could have been mistaken for a plain-top (Buyer be ware if ordering online).
The pickups were slightly hotter than other covered 57 classics I've tried in the past, but the Signature T still manages to provide clear clean tones. The Signature T really comes to life when played with a bit of dirt. No overdrive pedal required for this tone monster. Just plug into a solid amp and go!
While this guitar is not as "advanced" as the new LP Standard, it will no doubt provide any potential buyer with years of joy.
Bottom line: A fantastic Gibson, for a reasonable price.