Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute (Goldtop Vintage Gloss)Item ID: LPTR5G5CH-13
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Weight-relieved Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fretboard, Two Single-coil Pickups, and Gig Bag - Goldtop Vintage Gloss
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Weight: 8lbs 10oz
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Play a Modern Classic!Gibson's Les Paul '50s Tribute solidbody electric guitar pays homage to that formative decade while giving you incredible playability and comfort, along with the classic growl and bite of P-90 Soapbar pickups. The 2013 Les Paul '50s Tribute gives you the classic LP tonewood combo - a mahogany body topped with a maple top, but this axe sports Gibson's traditional 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 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
The Les Paul recipe for sustain - mahogany body with maple top
Gibson's Les Paul '50s Tribute gives you 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 legendary Les Paul sound - as well the LP's reputation for being rather heavy. But fear not! Gibson's traditional 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.
Legendary 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 classic recordings. With its biting treble and high output, 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 huge 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 going to 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, classic Les Paul feel, allowing easy access to the upper frets so you can really dig into your solos!
Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
Playability, comfort, and tone: have it all, with the Les Paul '50s Tribute!
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Bruce, North Canton, OH
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
5 Stars to Gibson & Sweetwater
by Greg from IndianaFirst of all, I cannot say enough regarding the experience of dealing with Sweetwater. I am lucky enough to live within "striking range" of their location, a short 2 hour drive. Their customer servi... read more [+]ce is exemplary, including their willingness to allow me to handle two LP50s in order to select the exact instrument. I also avail myself of ordering direct from the website for non-personal items. Any transaction with Sweetwater is 5 star.
April 12, 2013
Music Background: amateur hobbyist since 1964
Now, regarding the guitar. I have always lusted after a LP Goldtop but wasn't willing to lay down the cash for the "real deal". Guess what? This axe is incredible. If you can live without binding and love the P90's (a personal hotspot for me), this is an incredible buy. The neck is not too beefy, but definitely has a enough meat on it, especially at higher frets, to let you know you have a real instrument in your hands. The weight is just right and the fit & finish on mine is perfect. I display my favorite axes in humidity controlled display cases. This one has a place of honor, it's almost as fun to look at as it is to play. I realize that the black & gold combo is a matter of taste, and it sure works for me. It sings and swings without the blings, but for a child of the 50's (both me and the guitar) it is a match made in heaven. close [-]
Great service from Swetwater
by JY fromi'm glad that my sweetwater engineer Matt Masek made it possible for me to own a 50s tribute. Matt n sweetwater made me feel so secure in buying from them than any local music shops in my area. origin... read more [+]ally i couldn't have owned this guitar due to the last piece having a defect, but my engineer Matt made it possible by getting another piece from Gibson. thanks so much Matt! close [-]
December 6, 2012
Music Background: Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Music Arranger, Vocal Producer
Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute (Goldtop Vintage Gloss)
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