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Hot '50s Styling, Sweet ‘60s Playability, Versatile New Tones
The Les Paul Traditional Pro with Tapped P-90s is crafted with all the classic ingredients that helped to make this model a legend in the first place. A carved maple top contributes clarity and sustain, while a modern weight relievied mahogany body adds depth and richness. A solid quarter-sawn one-piece mahogany neck is glued in with a traditional mortis & tenon joint, and carved to your choice of Gibson USA's popular '60s-style SlimTaper™ profile on the Ebony Black model, or the traditional rounded '50s profile on the Goldtop. Both are topped with a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets, with a 12" radius for each choke-free bending, the neck culminates in a headstock with the preferred 17-degree backward pitch for improved string pressure in the PLEK-cut Corian nut.
Beyond the look and feel of this great new member of the Les Paul family, a pair of Gibson USA's new Tapped P-90 pickups take the Les Paul Traditional Pro with Tapped P-90s right over the top. A "coil tap" feature usually refers to splitting a humbucking pickup, but in the truer sense of the term these new single-coil units are wound with a "tap wire" that eliminates a portion of the coil, to access a second sound from each pickup. In full mode each pickup sounds like a traditional thick, snarly Alnico V P-90 in its position (approximately 7.0k ohm in the neck position and 8.6k ohm in the bridge), but lift the push-pull switch on each pickup's volume control, and resistance levels drop to 5.0k ohm and 6.0k ohm respectively, for a brighter, sharper single-coil sound that is still rich and authentic, and not as thin as other pickups that are split entirely in half. A great new feature, this pickup makes its debut on the Les Paul Traditional Pro with Tapped P-90s, exclusive from Guitar Center. And for all this versatility, this great new model retains classic appointments such as acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl Gibson headstock logo and silkscreened gold "Les Paul Model", cream binding and pickguard, and vintage amber Top-Hat knobs. Check out the Les Paul Traditional Pro With Tapped P-90s today from Guitar Center, and grab that classic Les Paul tone with some great new twists.
Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.
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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro Electric Guitar with Coil-Splitting P-90 Pickups:
I've had the guitar for about 2 months. I have a Gibson Goldtop Standard with the Slim Taper neck as well as several Fenders, Ibanez, Epiphone Elitists, etc. This guitar fits in with its own unique sound due to the P-90 pickups. There are many songs for which this guitar just is the perfect choice. Since this is a guitar made for [@], I don't expect it will be around long. The traditional Goldtops with P-90s all seem to have the traditional 50's rounded neck. I prefer the Slim Taper so this was a great opportunity to have them both. The construction and finish are all in the Gibson tradition. I do not have buyer's remorse on the purchase.