Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2016 T - Desert Burst

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Desert Burst
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A Great-looking LP with the Modern-classic Tone of a Standard!

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus solidbody electric guitar gives you the construction quality, performance, and great sound offered by the Standard models from the 1980s and '90s. The Les Paul Traditional Plus features a beautiful Plus maple top, non-chambered, weight-relieved mahogany body and a mahogany neck with a comfortable '50s rounded shape. It's loaded with '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers for maximum tone and ample output. Set up and ready to go for maximum playability, the Les Paul Traditional Plus lets you create your own musical history!

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus Solidbody Electric Guitar with Plus Top at a Glance:

  • Classic tone, time-tested tonewoods
  • Plek system setup
  • Powerful, punchy pickups

Classic tone, time-tested tonewoods
Taking design and visual cues from the Les Pauls of the '80s, the Les Paul Traditional starts with an un-chambered mahogany body with traditional weight-relief holes for a beefy tone that maintains the resonance of modern Les Pauls. The body is capped with a carved maple top and the hand fitted neck tenon sports the rounded, C-shape profile common on the Les Pauls of the '80s and '90s.

Plek system setup
The Les Paul Traditional is Gibson USA's first model to utilize the revolutionary Plek system - a computer-controlled set-up that carefully measures and dresses each fret, accurately measuring the height between the fingerboard and each string, virtually eliminating string buzz and providing unbeatable playability. And of course your guitar will go through Sweetwater's setup process as well, ensuring a flawless playing instrument the moment you get it in your hands.

Powerful, punchy pickups
Two of Gibson's best-loved humbuckers - a '57 Classic in the neck position, and a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge - give the Traditional the power, punch, and clarity of Gibson's legendary PAF pickups. Other traditional appointments include vintage-style Gibson speed knobs, classic Kluson-style tuners by TonePros, which offer period-correct looks with a higher tuning ratio, and a chrome Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus Solidbody Electric Guitar with Plus Top Features:
  • "Traditional" weight-relieved mahogany body reduces weight while maintaining sustain
  • Top: Maple plus top
  • Neck: Mahogany, '50s rounded style
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Pickups: '57 Classic Plus (bridge) and 57' Classic (neck)
  • Controls: Two volume, two tone, 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Bridge: Chrome Nashville Tune-0-matic
  • Tailpiece: Chrome stopbar
  • Tuners: TonePros Kluson-style
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus gives you the great sound and performance of a soulful Standard!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material AA flamed maple
Body Finish High gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Color Desert Burst
Neck Material Mahogany
Fingerboard Material Dark Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic trapezoid
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Nut Material TekToid graphite
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
Tuners Grover traditional green key tuners
Neck Pickup '57 Classic Alnico II humbucker
Bridge Pickup '57 Classic Plus Alnico II humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle switch
Strings Cleartone 0.009-0.046
Case Included Traditional hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number LPTD+DBCH1

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2016 gibson les paul traditional t

all i can say is gibson nailed it on this one you will not be disappointedand thanks once again to matt for being such a great rep for always being there to help out
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Blown away

Ive gone full circle since my first solid body electric was a Les Paul. My new Les Paul is a beautiful guitar and was set up perfectly. Randy Akin was very helpful in chosing a beautiful top. My next purchase will definitely be from Sweetwater.
Music background: All genres
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Gibson les Paul standard

Great guitar I have the tea burst color. The neck action is terrific, a true sound of gibson
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