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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

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
- 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.
Customer Reviews
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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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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great guitar...great price"
Overall: I think this guitar has big tone and playability. There are a few maybe negatives. If you plan to change pickups...nope. Gibson won't sell the connection pieces... i called and emailed. The harness is a pc board...with plugin pickups..jack..switch pots are wired into the board...so you have to rewire/ replace everything to swap pickups!! I also should mention that there is a learning curve on the tuners...but after two string changes i got it. They work great. The finish is a bit fragile. I accidentally scratched it the first day i got it. Has a funny smell too. In final though the frets were a bit sharp on the ends also...but this guitar sounds and plays great right out of the box! Even with the issues....its a keeper! :)
Style of Music: Rock cover music
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