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Offers up breathtaking Les Paul performance in a modern, no-frills package.

The 1960s Tribute electric guitar consists of a basic Gibson Les Paul chassis with all the essential elements needed to rock including a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece and Kluson-style tuners keep it all rock-solid and resonant and its gnarly P-90 tone stays true to the Les Paul style.

A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Pauls rock for nearly 60 years. Authentic vintage-style finishes present a guitar with the look of a well played original, while the instrument's unbound body and neck keep it in line with the popular Les Paul Studio line.

The headstock of the Gibson Les Paul Studio 1960s Tribute is equipped with Grover Kluson style green keys. With a gear ratio of 14:1, these tuners deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. The Gibson Les Paul's Tune-O-Matic bridge, sets a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The Tune-O-Matic provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes.

Both the neck and bridge position pickups are equipped with cream-colored screaming single-coil P-90 pickups. The P-90 was the standard pickup on all Gibson guitars in the late 1940s and into the 1950s and because of its crisp, bright tone it has experienced resurgence in popularity with many of today's modern rockers. These classic Gibson guitar pickups deliver sizzling, slightly gritty midrange roar. You'll find that the P-90s' high output and biting treble has more nuanced harmonic coloring than the typical single-coil pickup.

FEATURES
  • Model name: Gibson Les Paul Studio 1960s Tribute Electric Guitar
  • Body style: Single-cutaway carved top Les Paul
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Finish: Worn nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Headstock Inlay: Gibson Logo
  • Silkscreen: Gibson Logo plus Les Paul Model script
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Slim Taper '60s
  • Neck joint: Set
  • Nut: Corian
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fret dressing/nut cutting: Gibson PLEK system
  • Fingerboard inlays: fFgured acrylic trapezoids
  • Hardware plating: Chrome
  • Tuners: Grover Kluson style green keys
  • Pickups: Gibson P90 with cream covers
  • Pickup selector: 3-way Switchcraft
  • Controls: volume, volume, tone, tone
  • Knobs: cream top hats with chrome inserts
  • Pickguard: cream
  • Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: stopbar
  • Case: Gibson deluxe gig bag

Get an affordable '60s-style Les Paul today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar

  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
    Fingerboard radius: 12"
    Number of frets: 22
    Nut Width: 1.695"
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GibsonLimited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 62 reviews)

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    (39)

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    (10)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Market demands, Gibson finally supply

Blown away - ambitious and wonderfully realised guitar

USA made, set neck, p90s, real Gibson and cosmetically looks very very similar indeed to full price bretheren
Non glossed...Read complete review

Blown away - ambitious and wonderfully realised guitar

USA made, set neck, p90s, real Gibson and cosmetically looks very very similar indeed to full price bretheren
Non glossed Goldtop, 1 piece (i can't see a join) natural back. Usual dual p90s,toggle, 2xvol,2xtone arrangement, set neck
Although a studio, the maple cap really tricks the eye into believing the body has binding. Gibson logo is not Mother of Pearl.
Off peg, action slightly high 15th fret
Stunning quality, genuinely flawless.
P90s hotter than expected but clean up very nicely indeed with dialing - use yr controls for their designed purpose
I have a traditional and it is honestly not worth the (considerable) extra money compared to this. Perhaps there is an element of complacency in that, as in having it already makes that easier to say than dismissing with no first hand knowledge.
The cut corners are basically logo, binding, gloss protection/finish and gigbag. Maybe this guitar will age badly with no veneer to stop wear and rubbing? For the price tho is just terrific value

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A good value

This is the first guitar I have owned with P-90 pickups. I am surprised at the tone! These things pack a punch! Not very hot and a helluva hum when overdriven....Read complete review

This is the first guitar I have owned with P-90 pickups. I am surprised at the tone! These things pack a punch! Not very hot and a helluva hum when overdriven. If you have a noise gate in your rack, it's not an issue. This guitar is light! I have another chambered LP Standard and this thing is a feather! Neck action is perfect and that's made better by the satin finish. The bad part of that satin finish is it's not very flattering on Ebony guitars. The fret work is good on this guitar! Most Studio models I have played on lack badly in this department. The neck is fast and that makes this Gibson fun to play. If you play Classic Rock, Country Rock, Blues or Jazz, buy this guitar! Hard rockers best stay away. Those P-90's get a little busy with much distortion. This guitar is a great value. Inspect yours closely upon arrival, I don't think Gibson does.
This is the best Les Paul Studio neck I have ever played on. The frets are dressed well and the satin finish is way better than the gloss on my '99 LP Standard. The P-90 pickups are FULL of tone!
If you own a decent tube amp, you will shake the floor with your lows! The P-90's also offer a great ring when played clean. They are best with mild overdrive, so Metal-heads best stay clear.
If it would have come with a hard shell case instead of a gig bag, I would have given the value a 9!
This guitar shines in some QC areas and falls flat in others. Can Gibson USA please find a pick up switch that isn't noisy? Avoid the Ebony finish in this model! It looks like it was painted with a brush. The fret board has a tiny gap toward the nut on my neck. That should NEVER have left Gibson's factory. Other than those few complaints, It's a nice deal. If you have never played a guitar with P90's, PLEASE try one in person before ordering. Also, please inspect the areas I mentioned when you get the guitar and send it back if you don't feel good about it! I wish I had ordered the Honey Burst, or had been early enough for a Gold Top version. The "Webber black" doesn't do it justice. The frets are dressed just right and the neck is perfect!
A Gibson USA Les Paul at this price? Great value! Where's the HSC? Inspect yours closely as the QC folks seem to have some bad days.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Market demands, Gibson finally supply

By countrygent countrygent

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

Blown away - ambitious and wonderfully realised guitar

USA made, set neck, p90s, real Gibson and cosmetically looks very very similar indeed to full price bretheren
Non glossed Goldtop, 1 piece (i can't see a join) natural back. Usual dual p90s,toggle, 2xvol,2xtone arrangement, set neck
Although a studio, the maple cap really tricks the eye into believing the body has binding. Gibson logo is not Mother of Pearl.
Off peg, action slightly high 15th fret
Stunning quality, genuinely flawless.
P90s hotter than expected but clean up very nicely indeed with dialing - use yr controls for their designed purpose
I have a traditional and it is honestly not worth the (considerable) extra money compared to this. Perhaps there is an element of complacency in that, as in having it already makes that easier to say than dismissing with no first hand knowledge.
The cut corners are basically logo, binding, gloss protection/finish and gigbag. Maybe this guitar will age badly with no veneer to stop wear and rubbing? For the price tho is just terrific value

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Oustanding value on a really nice guitar.

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

The P90s are realy the key here. More likely than not you'll love them or hate them. I often hear or read that they're a bit of a cross between a humbucker and a single coil. While it's true that they have characteristics of each, I suspect this theory comes more from their appearance than their sound.

P90s are not a mix. They are true single coils - just a larger form factor than Fender Single coils. They don't sound much like Fender single coils though. They are much higher output with more midrange punch. They still have some bite in the top end though - distinguishing themselves from humbuckers. They're generally more articulate but have a bit less thump than a higher end humbucker. Don't take this as criticism though. These pickups have a unique and interesting sound all of their own. Do a web search and look at the varied musicians that have used these through the years. There's a reason for that.
Pretty standard features in the 'studio' level gibson line. mahogany body and neck, maple top, 2 vol, 2 tone etc. No binding. 2 P90 soapbars.
Though I've read some complaints about fit and finish with these, mine is flawless. The fretwork is spotless as is the finish. The hardware is all very nice and perfectly functional.
This is where this thing really shines. Given that few pay full retail with the coupons and sales floating around, it's hard to believe that one can own a Goldtop Les Paul with P90s that says "Gibson" on the headstock for less than the cost of an American Strat. I never thought I'd see the day. Granted, some of the finer points are dumbed down. The log is silk screened, not inlayed. There's no binding to be found and the finish is missing the silky smooth gloss that you might find on a higher end model. But what's left is a very solid, very playable and still very attractive instrument.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar-Worn Cherry

By Desirae Townsend

from Seattle

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

This is my 1st Gibson Les Paul. I have wanted one for many years but since I am only a hobbiest, it took me awhile to decide which one to buy. There are so many choices. Also, I worried about ordering a guitar site unseen. It came in the gig bag and was tightly packed in a box. The quality of the guitar is awesome! The color is beautiful and it played like a dream right out of the box. This model comes with the p-90 pick ups and they sound great! I love the sound and even when it's not plugged in, it has really good sustain. I have a couple other electrics but neither compare to this one. If I would have bought this one 1st, I wouldn't have bought the others.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An affordable LP

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

Overall I am very satisfied with the feel, playability and sound of this Les Paul. If you have been wanting one, but like me couldn't afford one in the past, I would suggest buying this guitar. There's the little push you've been waiting for - from a complete stranger. You're welcome.
While I play mostly acoustic guitars, I have always wanted a Les Paul, but like so many of us I couldn't afford one. With the introduction of this new Tribute Series I finally have the guitar I have wanted for years. I love the slim neck on this. The matte finish is done fairly well with the actual "worn" look kept to a minimum being just around the areas of the guitar you could expect some wear.

I got the "Worn Ebony"
While this Les Paul is obviously not a custom or traditional, it does still have that quality feel to it. I have played several Les Pauls (in various music stores) and must say that this is in line with what a Les Paul should be. The P90s have a nice thick sound to them, but of course they will give some noise through the amp as they are a hot single coil.
For the price you are getting an American made Gibson Les Paul Studio with a 1960's slim tapered neck & 2 P90's. The top is carved maple with chambered mahogany underneath. I think you would be hard pressed to find an American made guitar this iconic for less.

(3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Nice Guitar but what is this finish?

By Michael777

from Hillsboro, OR

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

    Not sure what the word 'Worn' is supposed to mean.
    When the guitar arrived the finish was acceptable, but about 5 days later, the edges of the top of the body were
    showing clear wood. Anyway I returned it for a another model. I really don't want a finish that changes that dramatically.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Like a quiet but really cool chick...

    By Pascal_h

    from Virginia

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    Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

    This was my 3rd Les Paul, rounding out my collection (for now, at least; got a Special and a Standard as well). I'd played Studios numerous times in stores for comparison, and bought this one as a collector when it came out last winter. I hadn't played it much until 2 weeks ago, but the bottom line is this: this guitar stands on its own, and is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from either the Special or the Standard (and, I guess from other Studios). The P-90s, the weight and balance, and overall feel combine to make it so much fun to play! It was like finally hanging out with the quiet chick from work or school who nobody really knows and totally hitting it off with a 3-hour long awesome conversation! If you haven't had that experience in life, you need to. Get out of your home studio (whether that be that "man cave" or your bedroom) and go talk to that girl, man. She's money and she doesn't even know it and she'll make you crack up laughing and keep your interest at the same time.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    '60s Tribute Les Paul

    By Robert-BY49q

    from Madison, WI

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    Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

    Gibson knocked this one out of the park. This is a great guitar, that sounds good, looks good, and plays well.
    This is a well thought out guitar. The P-90's just scream, and this guitar has all the great rock tones that you'd expect from a Les Paul.
    Good quality build, frets are smooth, tuners stay tuned.
    For the price, this might be one of the best value guitars Gibson has ever produced. This is all Les Paul, and playing one will certainly show what this guitar is capable of.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    A good value

    By Doug Langston

    from Dubuque, Iowa

    Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

    This is the first guitar I have owned with P-90 pickups. I am surprised at the tone! These things pack a punch! Not very hot and a helluva hum when overdriven. If you have a noise gate in your rack, it's not an issue. This guitar is light! I have another chambered LP Standard and this thing is a feather! Neck action is perfect and that's made better by the satin finish. The bad part of that satin finish is it's not very flattering on Ebony guitars. The fret work is good on this guitar! Most Studio models I have played on lack badly in this department. The neck is fast and that makes this Gibson fun to play. If you play Classic Rock, Country Rock, Blues or Jazz, buy this guitar! Hard rockers best stay away. Those P-90's get a little busy with much distortion. This guitar is a great value. Inspect yours closely upon arrival, I don't think Gibson does.
    This is the best Les Paul Studio neck I have ever played on. The frets are dressed well and the satin finish is way better than the gloss on my '99 LP Standard. The P-90 pickups are FULL of tone!
    If you own a decent tube amp, you will shake the floor with your lows! The P-90's also offer a great ring when played clean. They are best with mild overdrive, so Metal-heads best stay clear.
    If it would have come with a hard shell case instead of a gig bag, I would have given the value a 9!
    This guitar shines in some QC areas and falls flat in others. Can Gibson USA please find a pick up switch that isn't noisy? Avoid the Ebony finish in this model! It looks like it was painted with a brush. The fret board has a tiny gap toward the nut on my neck. That should NEVER have left Gibson's factory. Other than those few complaints, It's a nice deal. If you have never played a guitar with P90's, PLEASE try one in person before ordering. Also, please inspect the areas I mentioned when you get the guitar and send it back if you don't feel good about it! I wish I had ordered the Honey Burst, or had been early enough for a Gold Top version. The "Webber black" doesn't do it justice. The frets are dressed just right and the neck is perfect!
    A Gibson USA Les Paul at this price? Great value! Where's the HSC? Inspect yours closely as the QC folks seem to have some bad days.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Guitar

    By sir jazzmaster

    from Earth

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    Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

    I own nine guitars including a Jazzmaster and an SG custom. The Gibson Les Paul studio 60s tribute guitar is by far my favorite. The sound you get out of the P-90 pickups is fantastic. Great guitar for classic rock and blues. The sound is fatter and smoother and a bit hotter than a standard single coil. If you like soapbar pickups (single coil pickups like P-90s, Jazzmaster pickups) look no further, this guitar will not disappoint. If you dont like soapbar pickups than this is not you guitar. If you buy this guitar you wont be able to put it down. A Gibson is meant to feel special, this is no exception. The fun I have playing this guitar is undescribable. Buy this guitar and you will feel special.
    As far as features are concerned this guitar is a bare bones rocker. There is nothing unnecessary on this guitar. No binding, basic finish, it has all you need but nothing you dont, its a no frills all thrills instrument of amazing.
    I own a Gibson Melody Maker with a faded finish. The fit and finish on that guitar is below par. So I was skeptical on the quality of this basic Les Paul. Not to mention some of the horrible reviews I was reading. There was no need to be skeptical though because everything is solid. Tuners are presice, finish looks and feels phenomenal, everything is sanded smooth, the knobs and swith are not floppy or flimsy. The only quality problem I noticed is the slightly wobbly bridge pickup, but thats not a big deal.
    The value here is unbeatable. You get a Gibson Les Paul for a great price, that is just as good as many of the higher end Gibsons.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Les Paul without the pricetag

    By nick

    from my abode

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Cream Plastics
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Vintage Appeal

    Cons

    • Left Over Glue At Joint
    • Tuning stability

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

    I bought this used as a first Gibson as I wanted to introduce myself to the Gibson feel and tone as I'm more of a Fender guy. Initially right off the bat, I noticed the guitar had an amazing resonance and warmth from the chambering. It sounds very rich and acoustic like with piano-like sustain while unplugged. I also felt the wood felt very nice and solid; the wood grain neck feels great in the hands. Now, since mine is an older model, it has the rosewood fingerboard. Newer ones come with baked maple, since Gibson has problems getting rosewood now. My rosewood board looks incredible and the trapezoid inlays look so classic and almost have a pearly gold swirl sheen to them. It is an amazing guitar to the eye! The honeyburst finish is gorgeous, and the maple top adds a nice natural body binding to the guitar. When plugged in, this guitar sounds very vintage and sweet due to the killer P90's. The P90's are surely my favorite type of pickup, however, the neck and bridge pickup output levels aren't matched well. The neck PU is way more high and harsh in output compared to the bridge. I have to set the volume for the neck around 7 if the bridge is maxed out just to even out the volume levels. This is an awesome guitar and a great price for a USA instrument. I do have leftover glue at my neck joint that won't come off, and that bugs me, but whadda ya want for under a grand. I put a bigsby on mine, highly recommend you get one as its an easy guitar to mod!

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