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Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute Min-ETune Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

Classic meets modern with the Gibson Future Tribute Les Paul -- loaded with two '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers and the Min-ETune tuning system. (6) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
'57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus Zebra Coils Rich, vintage tone with higher output
'60s asymmetrical neck profile Slim, tapered shape built for comfort
Mahogany body with maple top Rich, rounded tone with clear articulation
Min-ETune tuning system Automatic tuning, 12 presets, 6 user presets

The Future (of Guitar Playing) Is Now!

The Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute Min-ETune appoints a legendary electric guitar design with some revolutionary new features, for a one-of-a-kind playing experience.

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Revolutionary New Self-Tuning Instrument

This particular Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute comes with the revolutionary Min-ETune system pre-installed on the rear of the headstock. The Min-ETune is a super compact, battery-powered robotic tuner that literally tunes your guitar for you. In just seconds, it will pull your guitar into tune automatically based on a default EADGBE configuration or 1 of 12 popular alternate tuning presets. Or it will tune to 1 of 6 user programmable presets. You can also manually adjust the strings at any point with the tuning pegs without any disruption of the system. Every battery charge delivers 80-100 tunings.

Classic Electronics For Maximum Tonal Versatility

The Future Tribute has two zebra-coil '57 Classic humbucker pickups onboard, following with the general agreement that these matched Alnico sets offer the greatest possible tonal versatility of any Gibson pickups. The neck has a unique and custom sawn asymmetrical profile for a distinctive feel that is meant to better accommodate the natural lie of the human hand. The pickup covers themselves are an elegant two-tone design set in an well-accented housing. The Future Tribute dispenses with a pickguard entirely, giving it a more stripped-down appearance.

A Totally Unique Neck Design

The Future Tribute's solid mahogany neck is deeply set with the highest amount of neck-to-body surface contact of any Gibson Les Paul. This neck is totally custom, carved in distinctive asymmetrical profile that is calculated to best fit the natural shape of the human hand. It is .800 inches of an inch at the 1st fret and .875 inches at the 12th. It is topped with a rosewood fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets with classic trapezoid inlays. Many believe it to be the most playable Les Paul yet to emerge.

Excellent Wood Combinations

The tonewood combination on the Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute pairs a mahogany body with solid maple top. This tried-and-true combination consistently yields a richness and sustain of tone that cannot be matched. The mahogany back is strategically weight relieved using modern weight relief methods to both lighten your load and improve resonance.

Features:

- Comes with pre-installed Min-ETune robotic tuning system
- '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus Zebra-Coil Pickups
- Mahogany Body
- Modern weight-relieved design
- Maple top
- Mahogany Neck with Asymmetrical Profile
- Rosewood Fingerboard with Trapezoid Inlays
- Chrome Tune-o-Matic bridge
- Chrome knurl knobs
- Premium Gig Bag included

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- Body: Mahogany / 'Modern' weight relief
- Top: Maple
- Neck: Mahogany, 60's Asymmetrical Profile
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays
- Hardware: Min-ETune system, Chrome Tune-o-Matic, Chrome knurl knobs
- Electronics: '57 Classic / '57 Classic Plus Zebra
- Plastics: Black
- Special Notes: '2013 Model' on back of headstock, 'Future' Truss Rod Cover
- Case: Premium Gig Bag
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The Gibson Les Paul Tribute Future Min-Etune electric guitar breaks new ground while remaining faithful to the Les Paul legacy and vibe. The Min-Etune system provides an incredible 12 factory stored preset tunings and 6 user programmable presets. This great tuning system is lightweight and retains a classic look with vintage style buttons.

Classic Les Paul features include a mahogany Body with 'modern' weight relief, Maple top, and '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus zebra humbuckers. The mahogany neck features a 60's asymmetrical profile for a comfortable and fast feel.
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Overall: I'm a guitar newbie, relatively, so my opinion may not have much weight (yet) but this is an amazing guitar. I've had a couple of guitars already but the Les Paul Future Tribute with Min-Etune is heavenly. The tone and sustain are just wonderful. I love the neck and the frets. I admit when it arrived I didn't even try it before I brought it in for setup, but I knew I would have it set up so why wait. If you've played a Gibson Les Paul then you know how great it is for being what it is. The enhanced value of this model is the Min-Etune feature, which is way more cool than I expected. It has great wow factor not to mention incredible convenience and now I feel much more eager to learn non-standard tunings. The action is easy and the neck is fast. I don't regret not having any of the missing cosmetic touches at all. In fact, at this price, who needs them! I won't mind at all as my LP gets a more used look about it over time. Looking forward to it. Rock on! I've given a 4.5 for quality because the fret ends needed some finishing (not a problem), and 4.5 overall for that and the lesser cosmetics (but so what), and 4.5 for manufacturer support because I don't know and hope I don't need to know. All the performance metrics are 5.0 in my opinion.
Style of Music: Rock, Classic Rock, Grateful Dead
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Overall: First let me say something, I play a lot of music and use many different tunings. This usually means more than one guitar tuned for whatever I need. It also means playing sets that use those tunings, sometimes this is ok, but the flow and vibe are important for an audience. This guitar allows me to tune instantly (well in ten seconds or less in most cases) Ok I gave you the need and the why, let me give you the solution. This guitar is it, basically it is a studio Les Paul with the E TUNE system, there are some subtle differences, but I embrace them. This guitar has some really nice pickups, rich sound and harmonically active. The bridge pickup is very versatile and responsive as most Gibsons are. The volume can be rolled back for a much cleaner sound with out too much volume loss, it is more like just washing or scrubbing the gain off. I really like it a lot this makes playing very easy. I am not a real foot pedal fan, I like to do it all with my hands, if you have an amp you like and can raide the Volume knob to adjust the dirt and clean you are set. The neck pickup initially sounded a little dark to me, but some EQ adjustments made me a believer, this position screams and the silky smoothness is unreal. I have that saturated violin tone that seems to last for days. Notes are articulate and ring out,,,sustain is very good. NOw for the guitar action and overall feel: This guitar instantly felt like it was made for me, the neck has some heft and to be honest I like them a little beefy, this is not as much as I like but due to the asymetrical shape (fatter top thinner bottom) it just feels natural. The setup was great, I like my action a little low but not too low I prefer to get or dig under the strings to get huge bends. I loved the fretwork no jags and smooth. The finish on the back of the neck and body are very minimal, nothing to choke your tone. I tested this guitar with the folowing amps and was not disappointed: Fender Ultimate Chorus, Fender M80, Yamaha THR10, Vox DA-20, Tech 21 60watt, Roland CUBE RX and Roland CUBE 80, and I used these rack units: Digitech Valve FX and Digitech FX7, ZOOM 405 (bought in the middle east not sold here) ZT Lunchbox with a Digitech Metal distortion. In every case I was able to find a sound that not only sounded great but inspired me. Tuning: The learning curve is actually pretty flat. There are some settings that come with the guitar in the form of a place card. This fits in your case (comes with a gigbag) if you buy one (I did). The instructions are very easy to follow and seem to have been written by a guitar player. The tuning is fast once you select the tuning it will instantly tune close, a few strums will sort out the fine tuning and you will see a string or two that is still red or yellow, just pick that or those and it will tune and turn off. If you are using the the same tuning and want to retune or adjust you can just hit the power button and strum. This is really handy with fresh strings. It does not mute the guitar when tuning, I usually just roll the volume off and tune.. roll up and I am away. The tuning is really good and acurate, I love the speed and precision. Is it perfect? Well yes and no. We all know that a good strob tuner is what is best. Gibson has done a lot to ensure that you can play and sound great, I do beleive that they put the Gibson name on it because they stand behind it. I know there are other Instant Tuning guitars out there, but they tune the guitar polyfonically and it is not truly tuned. This may be ok, I tried a couple but hearing the actual pitch and the adjusted pitch can throw you off. Of course if you are playing really loud you may not hear this.Batteries, guess what? there is one and it is rechargeable, comes with a charger that is easy to use, Push the Battery to release it and hook up the charger, Red is still charging and Green indicates you are done. I have been playing this guitar two weeks now and have not had to charge it as of yet.In short I am blown away with this guitar, I have no issues or complaints other that what i mentioned and overcame. This is my primary guitar and I intend to purchase one more of the same, I bought the gold top and I love it, but i was another with a burst or just some wood grain. I hope this will ehlp you with your decision.
Style of Music: Classic Rock / Hard Rock / Metal / Blues / Name IT
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