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Gibson 2016 HP Les Paul '50s Tribute Gold Top Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Pick up a stripped-down Les Paul for all the tone without any of the filler. The 490R and 498T humbuckers and titanium zero-fret nut provide a rich tone. (3) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Gibson 2016 HP Les Paul Dark Back
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body with maple top Rich, rounded tone with clear articulation
Dark rosewood fretboard Hand-selected for optimal tone and beauty
G FORCE Quick, accurate automatic tuning
close [x]Quick, accurate automatic tuning. Doesn't impact tone
490R and 498T humbucking pickups Sweet, vintage tone with crystal-clear character

Gibson 2016 HP Les Paul '50s Tribute

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 an 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 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.

A comfortably rounded '50s neck profile feels outstanding paired with Gibson USA's soloist neck width and a fast-access heel for outstanding upper-fret reach. An adjustable zero-fret titanium nut yields the fastest action you've ever experienced, completing the perfect marriage of vintage vibe and modern performance.

The 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute HP is founded in the hallowed combination of mahogany and maple for '50s-certified Les Paul tones, translated via a 490R and hotter 498T pickup made with Alnico magnets like the original PAF humbuckers for that legendary power, articulation and dynamics. The guitar's titanium zero-fret nut and titanium saddles take its clarity and sustain right over the top.

A thicker one-piece fingerboard with hand-rubbed oil finish, G-Force tuners tuners, genuine mother-of-pearl inlays, improved knobs and plastics, and an exclusive labor-intensive hand-applied process for a tactile satin nitrocellulose finish all add up to superior quality for optimum looks, feel and tone.

Features:

- Maple Top with Mahogany Back and sides
- Modern Weight Relief
- Mahogany Neck - 50's rounded with a 1-Piece Rosewood Fingerboard
- Mother of Pearl Trapezoid Inlays
- Titanium Zero Fret Nut
- Gibson 490R and 498T Pickups
- Gforce Tuning Machines
- Tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles
- Chrome Stop Bar Tailpiece
- Aluminum Strap Buttons
- Removable Cream Les Paul Pickguard
- Black HP Heavy Duty Gig Bag

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- Top Wood: 2 Piece Maple
- Top Binding: None
- Back Wood: Mahogany
- Weight Relief: Modern
- Neck Wood: 1 Piece Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Rounded
- Thickness at Fret 1: 0.818"
- Thickness at Fret 12: 0.963"
- Peg Head: SP1-B
- Peg Head Binding: None
- Peg Head Silkscreen: Gold Gibson & Les Paul Model
- Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
- Nut: Zero Fret Nut
- Nut Width: 1.745"
- Fingerboard Wood: 1 Piece Dark Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 30.48 cm / 12”
- Frets: 22
- Nut/End of Board: 1.745" @ nut, 2.310" @ end of board
- Scale Length: Equal Tempered Scale
- Fingerboard Binding: None
- Side Dots (Color): Black
- Fingerboard Inlays: Mother of Pearl Trapezoid
- Pickups: 490R, 498T
- Tuning Keys: G FORCE
- Tuning Ratio: 40:01:00
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic w /Titanium saddles
- Tailpiece: Stop Bar
- Output Jack: HP 1/4" mono gold plated positive contact
- Jack Plate: Les Paul Square
- Strap Buttons: Aluminum
- Pick Guard: Removable Les Paul Cream
- Truss Rod Cover: Blank Black/White Bell
- Knobs: Supreme grip speed knobs
- Switch Washer: Cream, Hot Stamped Gold
- Accessories: HP Gig Bag
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 18 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 47 x 20 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): HLPST5HTGSCH3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
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Overall: In the late 90's I bought a brand new les paul standard, which was a great guitar that I eventually had to sell out of necessity. This stripped down 50's tribute feels and plays better than that standard ever did. It just feels like a more comfortable, playable guitar and the humbuckers have a great, smooth roar. The lack of binding, slick finish etc really doesnt seem to make any difference to the feel of a solid, quality instrument. Versatile sounds, true Gibson tone. Can't recommend it enough.
Style of Music: Rock, pop, country, folk
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Overall: While the look of this guitar is pristine, the sound and tuning features were less than stellar. Perhaps others will have experiences better than what I had, and I honestly hope they do. However for me, the guitar is not worth the price. I couldn't get the guitar to stay in tune, and the G Force tuner often had to be used multiple times to get the guitar in tune. I will say the idea behind the tuner, giving multiple tuning options is awesome, however having to tune multiple times before your ready to play, is not something I can use live. I tried using the guitar in practice as the band that I am in prepared for a gig, I could barely make it thru a song with out the tuning going out, even when switching to a thicker string gage, I had the same issue. I even calibrated the tuner as zZounds Customer care suggested, no luck. I thought the tuners battery needed to be recharged, as I charged the battery, afterwards the tuner wouldn't function at all. The cool thing about most Gibson's that if you plug them into any decent amp, your pretty much ready to go. I really struggled to get this guitar to sound as good as other Les Pauls. I use Blackstar amps, and jump between Boss Pedals and a Line 6 HD500x. This 50's tribute sounded no where near as good as other similar guitars. I loved the look of this guitar, but I had no choice to return it.
Style of Music: Rock, blues, country,
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