Gibson Les Paul Tribute, Satin Cherry Sunburst
Gibson Les Paul Tribute, Satin Cherry Sunburst Overview.
A hugely successful 2019 NAMM show has cemented the fact that Gibson are back in a very big way and here to stay! Taking feedback from players, consumers and retailers they have gone back to their roots and redesigned the range from the ground up to offer you the very best of Gibson. The brand new Gibson Modern Collection is exactly that, no nonsense, no frills, just pure Gibson tone and playability with fantastic build quality.
The Les Paul Tribute captures the vibe, feel and tonality of a traditional Les Paul and is available in four classic finishes. A rounded maple neck profile and ultra-modern weight relief make the Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute a pleasure to play. A mahogany body, maple top and pair of 490 R & T humbucking pickups with Alnico II magnets provide classic tone, power and sustain.
- Material Maple
- Profile Rounded
- Scale Length 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius 12"
- Number Of Frets 22
- Frets Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material Graph Tech
- Nut Width 1.695"
- End of Board Width 2.26"
- Inlays Acrylic Trapezoids
- Body Material Mahogany
- Top Maple
- WeightRelief Ultra-Modern
- Finish Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Finish Nickel
- Bridge Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece Aluminum Stop Bar
- Tuning Machines Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
- Pickguard Cream
- Control Knobs Gold Top Hats
- Switch Tip Cream
- Switchwasher Cream (Not Mounted)
- Jack Plate Cover Cream
- Neck Pickup 490R
- Bridge Pickup 490T
- Controls 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
- Strings .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
- Case Soft Shell Case
- Accessories Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
A very competitively priced Les Paul. Does pretty much everything you’d expect. It has all the big and beefy stereotypical Les Paul tones. Played through my Marshall half stack it sounds wonderful; the 490 pickups are great and have quite a nice vintage tone with good clarity and sufficient grunt for hard rock. The neck Is very playable but feels slightly chunky and despite the ultra modern weight relief the guitar is not particularly light. My guitar weighed in at 7lbs and 14oz; certainly not the feather weight that some reviews seem to suggest. Most modern Les Pauls weigh in somewhere between 8.0 an 9.5 lbs these days, so it’s certainly at the lighter end of the spectrum but still feels substantial. The action height and fret levelling was very good; not even a hint of fret buzz nor choking on big bends at the dusty end of the neck. I’d have appreciated a little more attention to the fret ends to give a softer feel to the edge of the neck; it’s not ridiculously bad by any manner of means, a couple of rubs on each fret with a small file would have made it perfect though. I’m not sure why they left off the poker chip at the pickup selector switch? Most people prefer the traditional look and really it would have taken zero effort to install it. At a cost that‘s less than half of a Les Paul Standard you should expect a few compromises. Mostly costs have been saved due to the basic finishing. However, make no mistake this is a full fat Les Paul where it counts. It grinds out all the classic rock tones you’d expect and more.