A Modern Guitar with Vintage VibeGibson's Les Paul '50s Tribute solidbody electric guitar pays homage to that formative decade while giving you incredible playability and comfort, plus the vintage growl and bite of P-90 Soapbar pickups. The 2013 Les Paul '50s Tribute sports the vintage LP tonewood combo - a mahogany body topped with a maple top, but this axe sports Gibson's old school weight relief, so you can rock all night in comfort. And playability is top-notch: wrap your hand around the chunky '50s profile neck and you'll feel instantly at home. Play a classic: the Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute.
Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute Left-handed Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Mythical P-90 single-coils onboard
- That chunky '50s-style neck
- The Les Paul recipe for sustain - mahogany body with maple top
The Les Paul recipe for sustain - mahogany body with maple top
Gibson's Les Paul '50s Tribute offers the robust sustain you need for hot solos and crunching power chords. What's Gibson's secret? A major part of the Les Paul's tonewood recipe is the fusion of a maple top on a mahogany body. This combination is largely responsible for the mythical Les Paul sound - as well the LP's reputation for being rather heavy. But fear not! Gibson's old school weight relief has been scientifically applied to this 'Paul - giving you all the sustain, without the pain. Now you can play marathon gigs without next-day visits to the chiropractor. The Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute - it's what rock dreams are made of.
Mythical P-90 single-coils onboard
The Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute sports a pair of P-90 Soapbar pickups. Gibson's first successful single-coil pickup, the P-90 can be heard on countless vintage recordings. With its biting treble and high out, the P-90 cleans up nicely when you roll back your guitar's volume pot. And when you hit your amp hard, the P-90 really wails. It's an amazingly versatile pickup (more so, arguably, than most humbuckers). Check out the Who's Live at Leeds to hear Pete Townsend coax a jaw-dropping range of tone out of his P-90 equipped axe.
That chunky '50s-style neck
The first Les Pauls had massive necks, but by 1960 the neck underwent several modifications until it became what's known as the slim-taper design, which clearly is for wimps, right? If you're gonna play a Les Paul, you want something you can actually grab onto. The neck carve on the Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute isn't quite as chunky as some of the originals, but it's fatter - and considerably more satisfying - than the '60s slim-taper design. But it still has that warm, vintage Les Paul feel, allowing really simple access to the upper frets so you can really dig into your solos!
Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute Left-handed Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Mahogany body with Gibson's "Traditional" weight relief
- Maple top enhances your sustain and offers your notes snap
- Mahogany neck with '50s Rounded Profile
- Rosewood fretboard with vintage Trapezoid inlays
- Chrome Tune-o-Matic bridge; Grover Kidney tuners
- Two P-90 Soapbar pickups with black covers
- "2013 Model" on back of headstock, "'50s Tribute" truss rod cover
- Premium gig bag included
Playability, comfort, and tone: have it all, with the Les Paul '50s Tribute!