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Gibson 1960s Tribute Les Paul Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Recreate the look and sounds of the classic '60s Les Paul. This tribute model features a Mahogany body with a Rosewood fingerboard and a slim, '60s style neck profile. (38) Read 13 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Product Description

Bare-bones design in a powerful package! In honor of the final incarnation of the original Les Paul, Gibson USA is proud to present the acclaimed Les Paul Studio in an exciting package. The Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute model embodies the look and tone of the great original Les Pauls from the 1960s, at a price that fits the wallets of today's hardworking musicians.

Features

-Mahogany body with Rosewood fingerboard
-Slim, fast '60s style neck profile
-Available in four worn '50s-style Finishes
-Two Gibson USA P-90 Pickups for that classic hot single coil tone
-Vintage Kluson-Style tuners with perloid buttons
-Limited run production, get one while they're still available

Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute sticks to the script entirely, but its five worn '50s-style finishes reflect the wear of a well-played guitar and meaty dual single-coil P-90 pickups give it a look akin to classics from the decade of the Les Paul's birth, while it's fast SlimTaper neck profile reflects the feel of Les Paul Standards from 1960, the year before this legendary solidbody was deleted (temporarily!) from the Gibson line up.

The Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute's Worn Gold Top, Worn Honey Burst, Worn Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Worn Ebony, and Worn White finishes nail the appearance of five popular Standard and Custom finishes from 1952-60, while its unbound body and neck and chambered mahogany body with carved maple top keep it in line with the simplicity that thousands of Les Paul Studio players already cherish.

A Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece and Kluson-style tuners keep it all rock-solid and resonant and its gnarly P-90 tone stays true to the Les Paul style. All guitars come protected in a black Gibson gigbag and include a Gibson owner's manual.

Body and Finish

A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Pauls rock for nearly 60 years. Five authentic vintage-style finishes present a guitar with the look of a well played original, while the instrument's unbound body and neck keep it in line with the popular Les Paul Studio line. A grain-textured satin finish with 30-sheen lacquer gives the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute a pre-worn look that enhances its vintage image, and offers a smooth, comfortable playing feel.

Neck and Headstock

The Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute is crafted with a solid quarter-sawn mahogany neck with fast SlimTaper profile, an unbound rosewood fingerboard, and a headstock set at the traditional 17-degree angle for superior transference of vibrational energy-all ingredients of the classic Les Paul Standard of 1960.

Pickups and Electronics

To give it the vintage look and meaty, raw sound that this rock 'n' roller deserves, the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute carries two Gibson USA P-90 pickups, which are wired through the traditional four-knob Les Paul control array, with a three-way Switchcraft toggle selector.

Hardware

Designed to offer the rock solid dependability that today's musicians demand, while reflecting the look of classic hardware from the mid-'60s, the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute's Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and Kluson-style tuners present a best-of-both-worlds hardware package. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
Body:
Top: Maple
Back: Mahogany
Body Type: Chambered
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck:
Species: Mahogany
Profile: 60's SlimTaper
Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
Joint Angle: 5 degree (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit:
Joint: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inch

Fingerboard:
Species: Rosewood
Frets: 22
Radius: 12 inch
Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260 inch
Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoids

Nut:
Material: Corian
Width: 1.695
Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock:
Logo: Gold Gibson Logo with scripted Les Paul Model
Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell

Tuners:
Model: Vintage Tuners with Perloid Buttons
Plating: Nickel
Tuning Ratio: 14:1

Bridge:
Type: Tune-O-Matic
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome

Tailpiece:
Type: Stop Bar
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome

Hardware:
Knobs: Black Top Hat with Chrome Inserts
Pickguard: Aged Cream with P-90 Cutaways
Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Silkscreen
Control Plate Cover: Smoked see through Acrylic
Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Pickups:
Neck Position: P-90
Bridge Position: P-90

Electronics:
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear
Tone Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with Creme Plastic Tip
Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 inch

Gig Bag:
Exterior: Black
Interior: Plush Lining
Gibson Warranty If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
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"A Fanstasic Honey Burst Les Paul"
Sound: I've played Gibsons and Fenders for over forty years and I know what sound I like. I'm retired now, not gigging, and wanted a single electric to cover it all for my many jam sessions. I found it with this 60's tribute guitar. Sound wise to my ears it lies in between humbuckers and Fender single coils. It has the bite when required, but also the balanced mellowness for all the styles I play. And I also noticed my model did not have that thin nasally midrange sound when both pickups are on. A definite plus. Feature: Others have complained about the "cheapness" of the parts and materials used. I don't find it cheap at all. The components all seem fine to me. And the nice thing is these can be replaced if need be. It has a nicely matched two piece top and back. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the baked maple fingerboard but it feels very smooth and has a nice figuring to it. If I were nitpicky I could complain about how the Gibson logo is a bit lower than most Pauls, but I've gotten used to it now. Ease of Use: At my this stage of the game and with my experience I can get my sound from practically any guitar out there. But with this Les Paul it came immediately. No messing around, just a very slight action adjustment and good to go. Quality: There has been some complaints on quality that I'd like to address. People have to realize what they are actually getting...a lower cost Gibson Les Paul. It's NOT going to be like the more expensive models in terms of finishing and attention to detail. If you want close to perfection (which will be tough) you need to spend more money. This studio has cut some corners and costs to make it affordable to obtain the Les Paul sound. And I do think you have to look around, they can vary greatly from one model to the next re materials. Manufacturer Support: n/a The Wow Factor: I think I was blown away first by the beautiful wood grain on the top of the guitar before I even plugged it in. And I played it acoustically and I knew it would sound great plugged in. Overall: A great guitar for the price
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"GIBSON "G.A.S" attack Special!"
Sound: Having missed a chance to get this in the Gold top finish in the earlier 50s tribute version, I had to "settle" for one in cherry burst. When this 60s tribute hit the streets in gold top I snapped one up asap! The sound of the p90s are very touch sensitive and dynamic. If you play normally they are crisp and clean,but if you lean into them they will growl and spit...very cool! By the way the Cherry burst finish is sweet looking too! Feature: Guitar came with a gigbag that , sad to say , is no where near up to the previous gigbags offered.....kinda flimsy . But this guitar is so cool it outshines this wimpy gigbag, do yourself a favor and fling it and get a hardcase asap ! To keep the cost down , this model sports the typical Les Paul Studio no binding look. I have heard other owners gripe that some of these guitars do not have evenly or well bookmatched tops as standard. Both of mine are nicely bookmatched from what I could see thru the opaque finish....but at this price would I really care if they didn't ?.......NO. Ease of Use: Out of the box , the 60s Tribute gold top had a very comfortable action and the intonation rang true ; chords were crisp and well defined unplugged or thru an amp ( Fender hotrod deville 410, Marshall Valvestate 212) Single notes , leads are nearly effortless on the very comfortable neck. The controls and features are classic and timeless....hard to improve on perfection! Quality: This is by far the best bang for the buck Gibson guitar out there; how can you go wrong at this price in all those beautiful finishes? The finish is satin and exhibits the "worn " treatment. Value: The selling price is well within reach of most guitarists Gibson is marketing it towards. Its' price is a couple hundred above the asian import Epi Les Paul Custom ...not bad for a US made instrument with a gigbag! Manufacturer Support: I have never had any problems dealing with Gibson customer support...EVER. The Wow Factor: The impulse to " add to cart" is nearly impossible to overcome. I had an intense "I want it!" attack the minute I saw these. I sold off several guitars to buy two! Overall: I will have these for like ,forever! These are definite "keepers" for sure ; I only have one other "keeper" an '80 Les Paul Standard!
Style of Music: Rock/blues/jazz/folkrock
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