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Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute HP Electric Guitar Satin Honey Burst

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The Les Paul ‘50s Tribute 2016 HP has a traditional mahogany body with a maple top with a grain textured satin finish, a mahogany neck with a rounded...Click To Read More About This Product

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A rounded neck and a list of high performance features.

The Les Paul ‘50s Tribute 2016 HP has a traditional mahogany body with a maple top with a grain textured satin finish, a mahogany neck with a rounded ‘50s profile, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, and a 490R neck humbucker and 498T bridge humbucker to harness the resonant power of this time-tested selection of tonewoods.

The HP version adds signature features, including a new and exclusive fast-access heel developed specifically for Gibson USA’s High Performance lineup to allow unparalleled access to the high notes; combined with a slim taper neck profile and new soloist neck width, the result is the fastest playing Les Paul ever made.

Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. Includes gig bag.

Key features for 2016
Tuners: Next generation Gibson G FORCE
Switch: Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
Bridge: Titanium saddles
Neck profile: Rounded '50s neck profile
Neck width: Soloist neck width
Inlays: Mother of pearl inlays
Pickups: 490R and 498T humbuckers
Jack: Gold plated multi contact jack
Neck heel: Fast-access heel
Nut: Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Satin Lacquer
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Rounded
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin 
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.75" (44.45mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 490R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 498T
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Gibson G FORCE
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: Truss rod wrench and polishing cloth
  • Country of origin: United States

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Gibson2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute HP Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

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5.0

Fantastic guitar, finally Gibson getting it right.

By norfside

from Idaho

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute HP Electric Guitar:

    After a few dismal years, Gibson finally got some key things right. The new G-Force tuners are reliable and easy to use-I had the prior version and hated them. The new version is much, much more usable and I really like them. Battery lasts a really long time.

    The HP is confusing, but basically that means it has the G Force tuners, the titanium bridge and saddles and nut, and the whatever back thing they did with the heel. I like the titanium, it looks good, it is really easy to adjust, and just speaks to very high quality build. The heel is okay...I don't spend much time on the 20th fret to even matter that it is smoothed out, but, whatever. The other stuff is awesome.

    As for quality control, Gibson USA must be falling apart. The guitar was setup good, yes...but there was paint spatter on the neck from pulling masking tape while it was still wet, and then not inspecting the cleanup. The bridge was adjusted-but not locked down. It buzzed. The knobs were installed all crooked, just jammed on there as fast as possible. You could tell when it came to final inspection and assembly, these guys don't care.

    So, still get one, its a wonderful guitar, but just figure you'll take it to your luthier right away to get it adjusted and cleaned up from the the factory that just doesn't really care.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    In love with this Les Paul.

    By Mycolorizred

    from Central NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute HP Electric Guitar:

      So I've waited years to spend money on a true Gibson Les Paul, they never seemed worth the money. I loved the tone and the style but 3k? Come on. I've had several high end Les Paul offerings and said good enough. Well then I got this beauty. I fought between this and the 600$ more expensive red studio. And I have to say made the right choice. Love the gold top. Subtle but classy. Has a two tone finish (dark back). Looks good but grown up. Initially I was going to keep in my studio. Yup already used for two gigs. As a rule I don't love guitars without binding on the neck. This one plays so nice I could care less. The pickups are responsive, and the guitar makes me excited to play again. Isn't that the goal? I love the robo tuners...ironically though guitar is so well in tune I rarely use them. One note to prior les Paul owners. The titanium nut and bridge do make this guitar sound brighter then some other 'Pauls I have played. Roll the tone back 10% and enjoy the extra sparkle when you need it.

       
      5.0

      Great deal on a great guitar

      By Quincy

      from Shreveport, LA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute HP Electric Guitar:

        I play professionally and I don't own a lot of expensive guitars, but when I saw this Gibson I knew I had to buy it. I've always wanted a Gibson and with this purchase I now own one. The quality of this guitar is great. I can't find a thing wrong with it and the playability is fantastic. So glad I own a Gibson!

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