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Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar

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Experience a throwback guitar infused with modern reliability.

The perfect guitar for the player who is looking for authentic Gibson tones, with the best of what modern craftsmanship has to offer. The traditional mahogany-maple tonewoods with satin finish and nickel hardware, accompanied by vintage-style keystone tuners, give this Les Paul Tribute a true vintage vibe. Its slim-taper neck profile, powerful modern humbucking pickups, and comfort-enhancing weight relief make it fit for today's most demanding players. Delivered in a padded gig bag with a strap and polishing cloth.

FEATURES
Body		
Body shape: Les Paul
Body type: Solid Body
Body material: Mahogany
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Select finish
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck
Neck shape: Slim Taper
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set Neck
Scale length: 24.75
Truss rod: Single Action
Neck finish: Select finish
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Trapezoid Inlays
Nut width: 1.695
Pickups
Configuration: Dual Humbuckers
Neck: Gibson 490R
Middle: N/A
Bridge: Gibson 490T
Brand: Gibson
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel:
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: 2 volume, 2 tone knobs
Pickup switch: 3-way switch
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tune-o-matic
Bridge design:
Tailpiece: Stop Bar
Tuning machines: Vitnage Style Keystone Tuners
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6
Special features: None
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: Owner's Manual, Truss Rod Wrench
Country of origin: USA

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GibsonLes Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's hard not to buy!

For a long time I was thing about Gibson. So far, I played Fender, and was looking for something else. A long time wondering what model choose. So I took Tribute 2017....Read complete review

For a long time I was thing about Gibson. So far, I played Fender, and was looking for something else. A long time wondering what model choose. So I took Tribute 2017. With three simple reasons - price, specification, neck. Price for what it Gibson offers in the latest model Tribute 2017 is simply very good. The specification is a wonderful, classic hot pickups, great looks, the guitar simply knocks its beauty. I decided on this guitar, also because regarding the profile of the neck - slim taper neck. It is well made, very comfortable, the play is really nice and easy. The sound of this guitar and workmanship are top-flight. My Tribute is made from a single piece of mahogany ! From out of the box, guitar require just a normal correction. Replaced strings, I set the neck, strings action, adjusted the intonation. Intonation is perfect. Guitar tunes every penny for each fretboard. Guitar comes with a dedicated gig bag, papers, photo guitar before packing, strap and keys. Something beautiful. This is so far my best purchase in the new year.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed!

I know this is not a expensive guitar but...C'mon! Gibson. My guitar (brand new) came with a small ding on the headstok, no big deal I can live with that....Read complete review

I know this is not a expensive guitar but...C'mon! Gibson. My guitar (brand new) came with a small ding on the headstok, no big deal I can live with that. The guitar feels and sounds great so that's what really matters. (the tone of the guitar is GREAT) The problem was when I notice a small crack on a side of the neck, near the nut. That's unacceptable in a brand new instrument, and I was concerned because the reputation of broken headstock of Gibson LP, they need to improve the quality controls. So I ended sending back the guitar and buying a PRS SE Custom 24, you cant go wrong with Mr. Paul Reed Smith. .

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's hard not to buy!

By Luxpat85

from Poland

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Verified Reviewer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

For a long time I was thing about Gibson. So far, I played Fender, and was looking for something else. A long time wondering what model choose. So I took Tribute 2017. With three simple reasons - price, specification, neck. Price for what it Gibson offers in the latest model Tribute 2017 is simply very good. The specification is a wonderful, classic hot pickups, great looks, the guitar simply knocks its beauty. I decided on this guitar, also because regarding the profile of the neck - slim taper neck. It is well made, very comfortable, the play is really nice and easy. The sound of this guitar and workmanship are top-flight. My Tribute is made from a single piece of mahogany ! From out of the box, guitar require just a normal correction. Replaced strings, I set the neck, strings action, adjusted the intonation. Intonation is perfect. Guitar tunes every penny for each fretboard. Guitar comes with a dedicated gig bag, papers, photo guitar before packing, strap and keys. Something beautiful. This is so far my best purchase in the new year.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fall in love with Gibson all over again

By Sean

from Texas

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

I purchased the 2016 version earlier this year with the black painted back hands down one of the worst guitars I ever touched, needless to say it went back. When the 2017 model came out and I noticed a black was gone I thought I would take another chance. Keep in mind the black was not the reason the guitar was so horrible to begin with it was put together very poorly the Finish was terrible the action was horrific the neck could not be leveled it was buzzing all over the first second and third frets it would fret out all over the place and all of this with fairly uncomfortable action. On the contrary when I received the 2017 model it was fabulous the Finish is beautiful of course the natural grain back of the mahogany is awesome and the playability amazing, fabulous action super fast low no buzzing no dead spots no freak outs. This Les Paul was worth every penny if I'm honest it plays better than my standards I have two standards 2007 and 2004 technically I have a mid 70 standard but I never play it lol, I also have a faded Studio and a Studio Plus flame top. I would put this one up against any of them any day it's a great guitar and it made me fall in love with Gibson all over again. I did have to make one change however I had to add the poker chip switch marker as they don't come with it for some reason and I guess I'm a little old school lol. I have been playing for over 35 years and I would highly recommend this Les Paul to anyone and everyone you won't be disappointed.

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  • No

(7 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Expected too much/Got too little

By Gandy

from Gloucester, va

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

Ordered a Lp tribute 2017 and got it on time. I wasn't impressed at all by the set up, intonation, or general playability. I have a few epiphone LP's and ran my favorite through an a/b y switch with the tribute and didn't hear the results I would have liked. In face, the Epi outperformed the Gibson. In a nutshell, this isn't the LP I thought it was and I think you can get a better/more affordable LP by modding an Epiphone, as long as you can live without the Gibson name.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017

By Jeff

from Cary NC

Pros

  • Amazing playability - action - no buzz
  • Excellent pickups - 490r and 490t
  • Faded Honey Burst is beautiful - Superb sound
  • Very well made - USA!
  • Weight relieved but sustains for 4 months

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everything
    • Rock - Blues - Jazzy tones

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

    My first Gibson Les Paul (I have 2 Epiphone Les Pauls - Standard and Standard Pro - both great)
    I love it!
    You cannot go wrong with this guitar.

    Now - if I could only reach the playing level that fully utilizes the capabilities of this guitar...... Hahaha

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Did I get a steal or what!

    By Jman

    from The great state of Kentucky

    See all my reviews

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fit and Finish
    • Impressive Pickups
    • Playability

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        I can't believe the price of these guitars, I feel like I stole something. The fit, finish and sound of this guitar is fantastic. I think I got a good 'un.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gibson is back!

        By mic

        from chicago

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        I was a little bit Leary at first, I have had the cheaper models in the past like the SJG series models, shipping was fast and early, I have the Honey burst LP, out of the box , tried to inspect every thing I know to check and it past my test, only thing I had to do was lower the action a little, and intonate, plugged her in a Laney amp and magic to my ears! , this is a great guitar with no frills but has a certain charm to it, it is the most comfortable guitar I have played in a long time, even from the 2000$ and up ones, great job Gibson, well built and true Gibson sound, my main guitar for now, have a custom built one costing much more, and this one beats it!

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        • No

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great move on Gibson's part

        By Kris

        from Okanagan British Columbia

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        Apon arrival I was dissapointed. Unfinished back and neck seemed cheap to me. But the price is attractive. The top was well done to so I moved on with the tests. Plugged it in and WOW. The pickups are very clear and punchy , and the sustain goes on for days with sexy harmonics at the tail end. Very good bang for the buck for a middle of the way to lifetime guitar.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Disappointed!

        By Albertpr82

        from San Sebastian, PR

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        I know this is not a expensive guitar but...C'mon! Gibson. My guitar (brand new) came with a small ding on the headstok, no big deal I can live with that. The guitar feels and sounds great so that's what really matters. (the tone of the guitar is GREAT) The problem was when I notice a small crack on a side of the neck, near the nut. That's unacceptable in a brand new instrument, and I was concerned because the reputation of broken headstock of Gibson LP, they need to improve the quality controls. So I ended sending back the guitar and buying a PRS SE Custom 24, you cant go wrong with Mr. Paul Reed Smith. .

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        I love it better than my Les Paul Faded.

        By Flash

        from Indiana

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is a step above the Faded series and it has the slim neck and 490 neck pickup which i prefer. The 490t is better than i thought it would be and you can get plenty of sweet overdrive with it. The 490r is smooth enough to play jazz. The slim neck is just great! The only problem is it has a lot of static electricity and when you move your hands around on the neck it pops some. I was going to send it back but its not bad enough to me to not buy it. The only other issue is the frets aren't quite as filed as i would want but thats not that bad. Its well worth the money.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing Guitar

        By Otto

        from Puerto Rico

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is bomb for this price, excellent construction ,the pickups are Amazing the only concern is a gigbag this guitar need a hardshell case!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Awesome

        By Brian

        from Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        For the price this is probably the best quality you will get hands down.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for the price.

        By None

        from Des Moines Iowa

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        Basement band member. I'm using a Line 6 100a solid state. Les Paul is wanting a Marshall tube bad. Saving my money.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar at a great price

        By Kegger

        from Kankakee,Il

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        I order the faded honey burst it was on back order but I still recieved it before expected. Out if the box this guitar only needed a quick tune up and I was jammin'. I have no issues with this guitar it plays great, feels great, and sounds great. No flaws in the finish and the les paul sustain is there. The price is a steal for this beast. Not a fan of gig bag or the strap. Excuse me while I go play some guitar!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome guitar for a great price!

        By Fez

        from La Vergne TN

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar! I have spent years as a fan of super Strats, but this guitar has changed me. It has a supe comfortable neck for someone that has been used to a slimmer neck. The pickups are very bright for alnico 2 magnets, and can easily cover nearly any genre of music. The weight relieved body leaves it very light once strapped on, but doesn't neck dive. The set up out of the box was not great, but with a small bit of tweaking, played great in less than an hour. No flaws in the finish, and the maple top has a slight bit of flaming in it. For being the opposite of what it would usually go for, I am happy to say that this had become my number one go to guitar.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful guitar that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

        By TJ

        from Arizona

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Slim neck
        • Stunning finish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

            Absolutely stunning guitar. My first high end guitar after an epiphone and cheap tele. The finish is stunning. Pictures don't do it justice. Sounds great. The neck is perfect and arrived in tune! Plays like a dream. With the veterans day promo I paid less than 800 for a real american made les paul. Fantastic. Looking forward to adding more Gibsons in the future.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Wow! I'm impressed!!

            By Jason

            from Dayton, Ohio

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Tone
            • Versatility

            Cons

            • Don't use the terrible strap that comes with it

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

              I got this guitar yesterday and can't put it down! I was skeptical about the performance because of the price. But it arrived set up already and I must say, they did a great job on it. I didn't make any adjustments out of the box other than tuning.

              I've played and owned several Epiphone LP's and decided it was time to move up to the big leagues. I just wanted a guitar....no frills. And this bad boy delivered. No push/pull pots, no funky nut that sucks out your tone, no binding, and a nice satin finish. This is easily the best/most versatile guitar I've ever owned. The cutaway is perfect for reaching the higher notes. I haven't popped the back open and checked out what's under the hood. I'm assuming it's the circuit board type of wiring. Which, it didn't affect the sound as far as I know, so I won't be biased about which way is better or worse. I'm really into the classic rock/blues sound right now. Jimmy Page, Joe Walsh, Billy Gibbons, Don Felder....those guys. I'm sure it's great for more tones than that, I just haven't ventured there with it yet.

              The case that came with it was actually very nice with several layers of padding. I'm just a hard shell kinda guy. So, I bought one of those as well. The only reason I'm giving a 4 star rating instead of a 5 is because I literally pulled the strap out of the plastic and put it on my guitar and 5 minutes later, if I had not had my hand on the neck, this review would be a lot more negative than it is. That poor excuse for a strap ripped and broke in that short amount of time. WHAT EVER YOU DO, DON'T USE THE STRAP!!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I love this guitar

              By Jimmy L.

              from Washington DC

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              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

              This guitar (honey burst) arrived today from Musiciansfriend.com, and probably this is the best Les Paul model in the price range. I love the pick up combination (490R and 490T), and really digging the satin finish. I have several Epiphone Les Paul models and Gibson Les Paul models along with 15 other guitars (Strats, Music Man, Jackson, Tele, ES335....), and definitely this Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2017 will be my 'go to' guitar for a while. I would not hesitate to grab one.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Time will tell...

              By Blue Rooster

              from Ludlow MA

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              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

              I bought this guitar and received it quickly. When I received it, it had a small finish flaw, which turned out to be a small chip on the finish. The guitar sounded great and played nice with its unfinished neck and back, which seemed to let the tone resonate and sustain. I retuned it for an unblemished one, which should arrive soon. I have a little concern with the satin finish as it seems like it might be a bit fragile. We'll see how the finish on the replacement holds up. No guitar finish should be that sensitive and no player should have to worry about handing it so gently.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              definately a thumbs up for gibson

              By MichaelM.

              from Colorado Springs, CO

              Pros

              • twdak it and you will have beauty

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • studio work, hobby, smooth jazz tones and sound.

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

              I have always wished to have a les paul. Price kept me away mostly. I came upon this by accident and ordered on a whim. No frills, no coil tap, no lets make your les paul sound like something else in sound. You get a beautiful Gibson old school Les Paul. It needed a small bit of tweaking. A set of flatwounds and I have a sweet warm Jazz tones and sound .
              The frets were just a bit jagged and were cleaned up.
              This is anything you want it to be in the palet of sounds. Its just a look back i think. Cool.....very cool. Thumbs up on this Gibson. You have a winner. I have the Faded Honeyburst
              model. Very nice maple cap.
              Thanks MusicianFriend for the prompt professional shipping

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              • No
               
              4.0

              This guitar is absolutely beautiful. Set up, ready to go.

              By Froggie

              from Kansas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Appearance of back of guitar is misrepresented.

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2017 Electric Guitar:

              Mostly to entertain myself and my family. Always wanted this particular guitar & was finally able to have it at an affordable price.

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