Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus Guitar
Tap into a legacy as old as the electric guitar itself with the Les Paul Traditional Plus. Straying little from the original combination of tonewoods, hardware, and electronics that defined Gibson's most iconic guitar, the Traditional Plus packs plenty of full-fledged tone, lasting sustain, and awe-striking style. For Gibson purists seeking an old-school Les Paul with modern Gibson quality, the Les Paul Traditional Plus is an absolutely stellar choice.
Classic Les Paul Pickups, Classic Les Paul Tone
The Les Paul Traditional Plus wields a pair of Gibson's '57 Classic humbuckers. These top-tier pickups are closely modeled on the original PAF -- or 'Patent Applied For' -- pickups from the mid-'50s, and gush with the forceful yet mellow tones associated with vintage Gibsons. Lay down bluesy rhythm tracks, soaring metal solos, or anything in between with the versatile sounds afforded by the '57 Classics.
Tonewoods and Hardware
While the '57 Classic humbuckers do much to lay the foundation of the Traditional Plus' tone, the tried-and-true tonewood and hardware configuration does the rest. Like all classic Les Pauls, the combination of a mahogany body with a maple top establishes an astounding balance of sound across a wide spectrum, and helps develop the legendary Les Paul sustain through the body of the guitar. Further enhancing the guitar's sustain is a stopbar tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge just as you'd find on the most iconic Les Pauls ever produced. Rounding out the old-school appeal are vintage-style green tuners, gold speed knobs, and a comfortable '50s rounded neck profile.
What Does "Plus" Mean?
The Les Paul Traditional Plus features a gorgeous AA figured maple top which Gibson terms as a "plus top." Not only does this high-end maple look fantastic (especially when complemented with any of the available finishes), but also provides extra clarity and definition to the guitar's tone. Match that with elegant white binding on the body and fretboard, and the Traditional Plus is a guitar that you'll be proud to take home to Mom and Dad.
Get a closer look at the Les Paul Traditional Plus:
- Dual Classic '57 Humbuckers for unmistakable Les Paul tone
- Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Ergonomic '50s rounded neck profile
- Gibson PLEK treatment for incredible balance and fret setup straight from the factory
- Vintage-style green keys tuners
- Mahogany neck joined with sturdy, sustain-enhancing tenon
- Mahogany body with stunning AA carved maple top in classic Les Paul configuration
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