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

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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!

     

    Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar Specifications:

    • 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 61 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good feel (4)
    • Fun to play (3)
    • Good pick up (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (3)
      • Practicing (3)
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        • Experienced (3)

      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

      VS

      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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Working mans best bet

      By MKGTRS

      from Nj

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

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

        This guitar Is awesome. Go do your self a favor and buy it. I LOVE my honey burst. I just gigged with it at the Stone Pony. Great guitar!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        What you order is not what you get

        By John Kobilis

        from Titusville Fl.

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Wrong Guitar

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

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

        I ordered the limited run in ebony . The Model numbers on the shipping box were correst but the guitar inside and the model numbers are a different Les Paul than I ordered. I have owned 8 Gibson guitars . The first 5 I owned were from the 60s and 70s and they were fantastic. The last 3 I have purchased 2009 to present Are poor Quality and I will never purchase another gibson product again. I cannot beleive they cannot even put the right guitar in the right box.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Les Paul without the pricetag

        By nickguitarguy1

        from VA

        About Me Experienced

        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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        (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Nice Guitar but what is this finish?

        By Michael777

        from Hillsboro, OR

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        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.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

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

          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.

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          (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.

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          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Market demands, Gibson finally supply

          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

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Gibson Les Paul Studio 60's Tribute Electric Guitar

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

          Very nice instrument. Plays and sounds great. Mine has a 2 piece back. It is not the dark back. Has rosewood fretboard. Love the chambered body. Takes a little pressure off of my old back. Cannot tell any loss of sustain or tone. Bought a Bugera Amp and it sounds great with it. Truly has the old tone that I was remembering when I was younger and missing.
          Basic Les Paul features. Everything works great. Exactly what I was hoping for. Love the P90 pickups. Great clarity with just enough grit for what I play. The Grover Kluson style tuners look vintage and sure are nicer than the vintage tuners on my other Les Pauls.
          One of the best Les Paul's that I've bought in the last 15 years. Gibson seemed to do everything right on this one. Fret ends were dressed nice, nut was cut right, and intonation was "dead on". Maybe they are waking up a little bit.
          I got mine on sale, but even at the full price, it would have been well worth it. The other Gibson's I've had were twice as much and not nearly this nice.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stunning Playability At A Fantastic Price

          By Zee Lowell Says...

          from Toronto, Ontario

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

          Overall, I rate my LP Studio 60's Tribute at a 10. It's a great playing & sounding guitar with great quality hardware. Look carefully when you go to your local retailer to buy one as with everything there is always a lemon in the crowd. I just happen to come accross a perfect example of the guitar. I usually have to completely set up a new guitar, but with this one I had to do absolutely nothing to this guitar!
          I love this guitar, and have my eye on the Junior now...
          I've had many diiferent Studio styles over the years and I have to say this is THE best LP Studio by far...Standard 2 Vol-2 Tone but with the P90's, this thing absolutely growls! Mine is the worn honeyburst color which I completely fell head over heals when I saw it and I had to have it! The neck is perfect and is really comfortable for my playing style and hand-fit. I have read some poor reviews about this guitar but mine is flawless...right off the hanger at my local L&M retailer in Markham. Solid 2 pc back and top wood...some I have heard of having 3 or more piece. I think I have the more "rare" 2 Pc. I have had a baked maple fretboard guitar before and I really like it. This guitar is full of tone!
          To continue more from above rating, my LP Tribute is flawless! perfect fit between the neck and body, nice clean rounded frets, perfect set-up, no scratchy-crackly pots, everything on this guitar is perfect! I am very, very satisfied. For the price point, you could get many different LP (Epi) models but this Tribute is USA made, and has tonal ranges that will amaze you. There is not a rough edge anywhere on this guitar!
          I am rating only a 9 because the chamber for the 3 way switch and control cavity could have been cleaned up a litte more...
          Again, looking at what I paid ($850 CAD plus tax), there are many great bargains on the market but for a USA made LP with great hardware & pickups you can't go wrong. And being limited run I'm sure the value will hold steady with these. My local retailer had 1 in stock and these are really hard to get right now.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Truly Amazing Guitar!

          By RobonBass

          from NYC

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

          Plug it in and hit those strings and it growls. It works great with all my pedals. People need to understand that these are P-90s, not humbuckers. They are sort of a cross between a single coil and humbucker, but not really. They have their own sound. They can be used for jazz, blues, classic rock punk and hard rock. I don't think they would be good for metal. Just look at the 60s and 70s. The Who, Black Sabbath, The Buzzcocks, The Clash, anyone with a LP or SG Junior, etc. Tons of people used P-90s because of their snarl and mid-range bite. If you're not familiar with them. I suggest trying them out in a store first.

          I am not marking the guitar down because of the gig bag versus hard case issue. I wil be buying a hard case for the guitar but it doesn't diminish from the value or quality at all. Just set aside some money and grab yourself a Gator case.
          I'm going to rate this based on price to guitar ratio. Not up against an expensive Les Paul. For features, it's all here - pickups, tone knobs, volume knobs, excellent tuners, chambered body and satin finish. I bought this guitar specifically for the P-90s and chambered body. Some people are marking the guitar down for the finish. I don't understand this for two reasons. 1) Why buy it if you don't like the finish? 2) I think it's actually really nice. I like it better than the standard Studio paint job. I should mention I have the Ebony.

          I play rock, classic rock, punk, post-punk.
          I'm going to rate this a 10 because I bought it from Musician's Friend as a second. Everything was perfect except it needed a set-up desperately. The neck was very bowed, but this could have been done after it left the factory. Everything else it perfect and it honestly is such a beautiful guitar.
          Sadly, the ratings for this stop at 10. For the value, this guitar is ridiculous. The tone from the P-90s and the light weight of the guitar versus other Les Paul's is great. NOW, you don't get binding or a shiny top. Gibson did a little bit of that road worn thing on the top of the body and the bottom of the horn. But, just to change the features on this guitar, you'd have to buy a standard studio for more. To me, this guitar is more valuable than that. It is also unique and looks killer on stage.

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