- 2018 model with non-weight relieved body for pure Les Paul feel and tone
- Mahogany body shaped to the classic single-cutaway profile
- Plain maple protected by satin nitrocellulose lacquer
- Sturdy mahogany neck shaped to the comfortable slimtaper profile
- 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
- 490R and 490T pickups deliver classic PAF-inspired tones
- Aluminium tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece
- Includes Gibson soft case and accessory kit
The Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Tribute Electric Guitar is the perfect balance of traditional style with modern sensibility. Whether you're an old-school purist or are just considering grabbing your first Gibson, the Tribute is an excellent model to get stuck into. The combination of premium features and high-quality appointments alongside superb Gibson USA craftsmanship makes this a winning guitar for studio-based players or those who hit the stage night after night.
Classic Les Paul design
The heart and soul of the Les Paul tone sings from the carefully selected tonewood partnership. The instantly recognisable single-cutaway body is crafted using mahogany, a solid and weighty wood that establishes the Les Paul's warm midrange foundation. Paired with the top is a crisp plain maple top, which is treated to a protective coating of satin nitrocellulose lacquer for protection.
To ensure that the Tribute adheres rigidly to the classic feel of a vintage Les Paul, the body has been crafted without weight relief to create a substantial yet manageable feel in the hands. Not only that, but you are afforded a resounding sustain with plenty of vigour.
Sturdy and responsive neck
Fitted to the body is a solid mahogany neck, which has been treated to a slimtaper profile to encourage a fast and free-flowing playing feel. Married to the neck is a sublime rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 frets that are adorned with acrylic trapezoid position inlays to provide a stylish navigational aid. The single-cutaway body profile allows you to reach the upper frets with ease.
The headstock is home to vintage-style keystone tuners, which uphold tuning integrity with absolute precision whilst you rock out. 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 USA 2018 Les Paul Tribute Electric Guitar is equipped with a pair of PAF-inspired humbuckers, with 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. Whatever style of music you're performing, the smooth output from this pickup pairing ensures that you can carve out your tone with dexterity.
To complete the package, the Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Tribute Electric Guitar is supplied with a soft case to protect your new pride and joy, as well as a Gibson Accessory Kit.