Don't let anyone tell you any different: the Les Paul is a
legend. And you can wax lyrical about any number of different
features and characteristics that supposedly make it better than
the rest. But more than anything, it's the sound. With this Les
Paul Tribute, it's no different. Gibson have fitted it with 490 R &
T humbuckers - designed to make your playing sound bigger and
better than ever.
For a start, they're powerful. They perform supremely well at
high output, meaning you can be sure every note slices through the
mix. Precisely, too. Because the 490s eliminate hum and noise
interference, ensuring maximum clarity in your music. Alnico II
magnets bring classic sound quality and sustain. And changing your
tone is easy. Pickup switching and individual tonal controls help
you to shape your sound to suit your playing. So every lead line
will sing, every chord will boom, and every performance will leave
your audience breathless.
But it's still a Les Paul. That weighty, backache-inducing
body? Gone. The LP Tribute features Gibson's superb ultra-modern
weight-relieved body. It's mahogany, so it still maintains all of
the classic depth of tone you'd expect from a Les Paul. But unlike
older models, it'll feel practically weightless around your
shoulders. So you can move around freely and play lengthy shows and
studio sessions - uninterrupted by strain. Total freedom to play,
without anything holding you back.
Attention-to-detail has been paid to every single aspect of
the Tribute's neck to ensure it delivers the most complete playing
experience possible. And it all starts with a wonderful rounded
profile. Designed to fit perfectly to the contours of your hand, it
provides exquisite comfort at every point up and down the guitar's
scale. So you can banish hand cramp to the past. And the rosewood
fingerboard is slick, delivering a tremendously smooth playing
action - ideal for speedy soloing.
It's not just in the playability where this expertly-crafted
neck excels, though. It's also capable of delivering exquisite
tone. Made from premium maple, it offers a bright, sharp sound that
will help your high notes sparkle. Paired with the beautiful warmth
of the rosewood fretboard, you've got a far-reaching tonal palette
that can handle any genre or style.
Body Material: Mahogany
Top Material: Maple
Weight Relief: Ultra-Modern
Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Colour: Satin Iced Tea
Neck and Fingerboard
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Profile: Rounded
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
No. of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
End of Board Width: 2.26"
Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids
Hardware and Electronics
Nut Material: Graph Tech
Nut Width: 1.695"
Bridge: Aluminium Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Aluminium Stop Bar
Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe w/Keystone Buttons
Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats
Switch Tip: Cream
Switchwasher: Cream (Not Mounted)
Jack Plate Cover: Cream
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Neck Pickup: 490R
Bridge Pickup: 490T
Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 1 Toggle Switch
Strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
Case: Soft Shell Case
Accessories: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit