- 2017 model marries vintage style with modern tones to perfection
- Mahogany body with grade A maple top delivers classic Les Paul tones
- Sturdy mahogany neck shaped to the comfortable slimtaper profile
- 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid position inlays
- 490R and 490T pickups deliver sumptuous tones
- Gold Top Hat volume and tone pots ensure precise pickup control
- Aluminium tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece
- Includes Gibson padded gig bag
The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Tribute T Electric Guitar marries together vintage style with modern sensibilities beautifully. Wearing its heritage proudly, the classic adornments we've come to expect from a Les Paul are on offer with a cool single-cutaway profile, luxurious tonewoods, peerless tonal control and resilient hardware. However, Gibson have raised the stakes by making this model exceptionally comfortable, and boasts a playing feel that will have you never wanting to put this beauty down.
Sophisticated Les Paul design
The heart and soul of the Les Paul tone comes from its tonewoods, and a long standing partnership of mahogany and maple. The body of the Gibson 2017 Les Paul Tribute T is built using a mahogany back, which creates a driving mid to low-end energy, which is tempered by a grade A plain maple top that ensures tonal clarity and articulation is exhibited in the upper mids to high end.
In order to make the model lightweight and more comfortable to perform with, Gibson have treated the body to a 9-hole weight relief system. The powerful timbre of the guitar is not compromised in any way, which makes this a dream model for those who are seeking a Les Paul that is more forgiving when played over long periods of time.
Sturdy and responsive neck
Fitted to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which has been treated to a slim taper profile to lend its support in creating a delightful playing feel. Married to the neck is a sublime rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with trapezoid position inlays to guide your way in style. The single-cutaway body profile allows you to reach the upper frets with ease, giving you complete freedom to explore the neck in its entirety.
At the top of the neck you'll find the headstock, which is equipped with vintage-style keystone tuners to uphold tuning integrity with precision. The partnership of tuners and Tektoid nut stabilises string tension to maintain the playing feel across each string throughout even the most energetic of performances. Fitted to the body is an aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge with steel thumbwheels, as well as an aluminium stop bar tailpiece with steel posts. The bridge and tailpiece work together harmoniously to optimise intonation and sustain by creating a seamless connection between strings and body.
The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Tribute T is fitted with an impressive pickup pairing that includes a 490R in the neck position, and a 490T in the bridge position. Control over the pickups comes via independent volume and tone pots for each pickup, as well as a three-way selector switch. To complement the luxurious overall finish, gold ""Top Hat"" knobs have been employed. The range of tonal colours you have to paint with is astonishing, with murky muddy, fat saturated lows to impeccably polished highs that sing. Whatever style of music you are tackling, the Les Paul Faded T is more than capable of exceeding your expectations.
To complete the package, the Gibson 2017 Les Paul Tribute T is supplied with a padded gig bag to protect your new pride and joy, as well as get you out on the road asap.