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Gibson Left-Handed Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar (with Case)

With '57 humbucker pickups and Gibson's Plek system, this guitar houses the best qualities from Gibson's past, present, and future. (3) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The left-handed Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional has all the traditional features and fat, sweet snarling sound that you expect from a Les Paul, from the mahogany body and set neck to the pair of Gibson's awesome '57 Classic humbucker pickups. Gibson is pleased to announce that the Traditional is the first model to use the revolutionary PLEK system, a computer-controlled set-up that measures and dresses each fret, measuring the height between the fingerboard and each string, eliminating string buzz and providing ultimate playability.

Features:

- Vintage-style Gibson speed knobs
- Chrome Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar
- Classic Kluson-style tuners by Tone Pros
- Gibson's standard black snakeskin case
- '57 Classic humbuckers in the neck and bridge
- Mahogany body and neck
- Carved maple top

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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 or '60's slim taper

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
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great lefty Gibson"
Sound: Classic Les Paul tone. This guitar sounds AWESOME. Everybody in my band is blown away by its tone. Cuts through in the mid and high range very well with a tight low bottom end. Excellent tonal balance. Feature: Its old school Les Paul. I do not like the plastic tuners. Ease of Use: This guitar sounds great through a EVH 5153 or through a 5 watt practice amp. Plays excellent. No learning curve. Quality: Made in the USA. Gibson guitars will last a life time. Not sure about the plastic tuners and pick guard. Value: I was skeptical about the price verses quality. After receiving the guitar that went away. Manufacturer Support: Never had a reason to contact. The Wow Factor: Every guitar player should have Gibson Les Paul. Love them, hate them. It shouldn't matter. I am not the biggest Les Paul fan on the planet however I believe this guitar is going to make me a huge Les Paul fan. Very thick heavy tone!!!!!!!! Overall: Excellent guitar. Before I even plugged it in, I knew I had a winner. A guitar that sounds that great before even being plugged into an amp has to sound good and it does. I own several guitars. EVH, Ibanez, ESP, LTD, Ovation. They all have likes and dislikes. The Gibson Les Paul Traditional is just a big heavy tone monster!!!!!! I am not going to bore you with a bunch of details on the Gibson. It is heavy in weight for a guitar compared to others. I switched to a padded strap and that helps. I can stand at rehersal for five hours and be comfortable. The tone I get from this guitar is priceless. I got a very good deal on it from ZZSounds. I am very happy with the purchase!
Style of Music: ROCK/METAL
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Sound: The sound of this guitar is not as bright as I expected, but it did give very good and clear clean tones. The heavier riffs sound good to with the right volume and amp. Sustain was a little less than I expected, but a quick adjustment of the height of the pickups fixed that. The main problem is that once in tune, IT BUZZED. I had to make some adjustments but then it was fine. The pickups are definitely the most versatile I have heard to go through a variety of styles. Feature: Its pretty much what you would expect, it's a les paul so don't expect any bells and whistles. The volume and tone knobs are very responsive and just a little tweak makes a difference, although they go in reverse direction to what I'm used to for some reason. The main thing I want to say here is that the body is no where near as heavy as I expected. It is supposed to be weight relieved, not chambered, but it's not that much heavier to what I'm used to. If you are not used to a les paul neck, get ready to adjust. It's easier to me to chord, but much harder to solo.Again, I'm used to USA and japan Jacksons, so I knew this coming in. However, I definitely like the feel of the guitar's neck and the way it conforms to my hands. Just FYI, the binding is more of a cream than a white, and the case (made in Canada) is awesome. Ease of Use: Again, the neck and the upper fret access will be the biggest adjustment. Quality: First off, I'm a little biased because I don't mind paying a little more to keep American workers employed, but I did have one complaint on the construction. Everything is where it should be and the fretwork, tuners, finish, pickups, wood, and case were all fantastic, but there are 3 places where a razor blade cut into the binding on top and it is noticeable. This should not have been missed by any inspection checklist; it stands out. Everything else was top notch besides the strap buttons...way too small. Value: Even though I know I will get slammed, maybe cause I'm a ten year playing hobbyist and not a professional, I can't honestly say that there is a 1500 difference in this guitar and an Epi Custom I owned. A difference yes, but not that much of one other than the residual value. However, This is definitely a great buy over the Standard, . Manufacturer Support: Haven't dealt with them. The Wow Factor: The fact that you own something that will outlast you, and appreciate in value, is enough for me. Again, I was impressed with the versatility of the tones, the finish (ebony) and the tightness of the guitar. I was definitely wowed that it wasn't as heavy as what I expected, and I was wowed in a bad way on the cuts on the binding. The other appealing thing about this guitar is the price point is perfect, as standards are too expensive, fenders are a different breed, and USA Jackson's are nuts with their price increases. Overall: Just received my Left handed Les Paul Traditional. This is an early review because I want to offer people a perspective that are used to fast necks and comparing what you see in pictures to what you actually get
Style of Music: Def Leppard, Christian, Rush, Godsmack,
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