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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar (with Case)

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional has everything you expect from a great Les Paul. With the Plek system, though, the Les Paul Traditional really shines. (14) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Choosing the perfect Les Paul can be a daunting task. With so many great options out there -- with different pickup, wood, hardware, and finish combinations -- it can be difficult to know exactly which Les Paul is right for you. If you consider yourself more of a purist longing for the tried-and-true qualities of some of the most popular Les Pauls ever produced, the Les Paul Traditional might be a perfect match. Featuring dual '57 Classic humbuckers and a full complement of elegant, vintage-style hardware, the Gibson Les Paul Traditional is a outstanding Les Paul in the mold of the Les Paul Standard from the '80s and '90s.

Dual '57 Classic Humbuckers -- True Vintage Les Paul Tone

The classic Les Pauls of the mid-to-late '50s achieved an amazing balance of tone and sustain through the combination of a number of innovative features. Primary among these was the 'Patent Applied For' -- or 'PAF' -- humbucker pickups introduced by Seth Lover in 1957. The first ever true humbuckers to come standard on a solidbody guitar, these dual-coil wonders were absolute game-changers when introduced. Today, Gibson outfits many of its top tier guitars with the '57 Classic humbuckers -- stunning recreations of the legendary originals PAFs. The Les Paul Traditional uses these excellent pickups to produce all the fat Les Paul tone you'd expect from a Gibson of this magnitude.

Impeccable Wood and Classic Les Paul Touches

It's not just the '57 Classic pickups that give the Les Paul Traditional its classic tone. The Les Paul Traditional features a mahogany body with a curved maple top for all the tonal richness and deep resonance of a late-'50s Gibson. The mahogany neck is joined with a deep running tenon which means extreme durability and astounding sustain. Rounded out with a standard Tune-o-matic bridge, vintage-style green key tuners, and gold speed tone and volume knobs, the Gibson Les Paul Traditional shines with a vintage style to match its classic Les Paul tone.

The PLEK System

Every Les Paul Traditional undergoes Gibson's advance PLEK treatment. The PLEK system is a computer-based set-up machine which precisely measures and cuts each fret of the guitar for an entirely unprecedented level of balance and playability. Every fret is cut to optimize the playing experience, giving the Les Paul Traditional a healthy dose of modern guitar technology to enhance its otherwise old-school vibe.

Features:

- Dual Classic '57 humbuckers for vintage Les Paul tone
- Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Playable '50s rounded neck profile
- Vintage-style green keys tuners
- Mahogany neck joined with sturdy, deep tenon enhancing sustain of instrument
- Mahogany body with carved maple top in classic Les Paul configuration

For all the Les Paul purists out there, the Les Paul Traditional offers a classic take on the Les Paul design. If you're searching for a Les Paul with a full range of classic tone, sustain, and style, the Les Paul Traditional is an outstanding choice.

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Body
Top Species: Carved maple (Carved AA maple on Plus Top)

Back Species: Mahogany

Binding: Single-ply top

Fingerboard
Fingerboard Species: Rosewood

Scale Length: 243/4 inch

Number of Frets: 22

Inlays: Trapezoid

Fingerboard Binding: Single-ply

Electronics
Neck Pickup: '57 Classic Humbuckers

Bridge Pickup: '57 Classic Humbuckers

Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch

Neck
Species: Mahogany

Profile: '50's Rounded

Peghead Pitch: 17 degrees

Nut Width: 1.695 inch

Hardware
Plating Finish: Chrome

Tailpiece : Stopbar

Bridge: Tune-o-matic

Knobs: Gold Speed Knobs

Tuners: Green Keys

Case
Interior: White Plush

Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell

Silkscreen: Silver Gibson USA logo

Other
Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

You wanted it. Well you got it. With all the fat, sweet snarling sound that you expect from a Les Paul tone, the Gibson Les Paul Traditional is an electric guitar that has all the traditional features you expect from a Les Paul. Mahogany body and set neck and a pair of Gibson's awesome '57 Classic humbucker pickups. Gibson is pleased to announce that the Les Paul Traditional is the first model to use the revolutionary Plek system.

Introducing the Plek System

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional's Plek system is a computer controlled set-up that measures and dresses each fret measuring the height between the fingerboard and each string. This will eliminate string buzz and provide ultimate playability. Other traditional features on the Les Paul Traditional include vintage style Gibson speed knobs, chrome Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar and classic Kluson-style tuners by Tone Pros, which give this guitar the classic look of the 80's that purists will love.

Each Les Paul Traditional comes with Gibson's standard black snakeskin case.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (14 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "like an old friend"
Overall: i picked up the ebony traditional from ZZounds the other day. It came in the case, double boxed, and excellent job of packaging. as soon as i picked it up , i felt as if found an old friend. the weight, the finish, everything screamed quality axe. of course i had to tweak the action to my liking and adjust PUP height but the PLEK neck was perfect top to bottom..ZZounds was great start to finish, they out all the "others" to shame and have secured all my and my associates business . one last thing...i mentioned the weight...the traditional is as close as you can get to the original '59 and that includes the weight...but for me, personally...i love it
Style of Music: blue, classic rock, jazz
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Overall: A Les Paul. Come on its a no brainier No second guessing at all ,it's everything I knew it would be. The tone is spot on, it was sent on time and came all boxed up tight and secured, I have bought other guitars and stomp boxes, always tryn to get that tone. All my boxes are unpluged and other guitars are setting alone. Because of this beast Thanks to zZounds. I can play and pay. I just wish I could of been home whenit arrived, I had to explain to my wife why I bought another guitar. I just explain that the others where always moving towards the les Paul tone and feel, I just could not see paying $2000 for a guitar and it is some times tough to think about but with 12 payments it's in my hands and loving it. This is a fine piece of art work. And will out live me. Again thanks to zZounds I can play and pay without being kicked out the house for dropping a lot of cash all at once.
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