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Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2016 T - Iced Tea Reviews

5.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • from Fayetteville, NC November 7, 2015

    Back to basics Gibson

    I just received my first Gibson today. All I can say is that it was all I expected and even more. Finish was flawless, the guys at Sweetwater did an awesome job setting it up, packing it and getting it to my house in 3 days.

    Now going into the guitar itself. All I can say is that besides the great finish, the guitar is a back to basics Les Paul. No automatic tuner, no boost on the pickups, etc. Playability is great out of the box, intonation and action was set amazingly well. The guitar it self has all that character that made the Les Paul model famous. The pickups provide a great tonal range. Been an un-lightened model is a solid 9+ lbs instrument so be aware that this is a solid mahogany body guitar.

    Can't be happier with my buy and the awesome service provided by Sweetwater. Their serial number feature allowed me to hand pick the instrument that I liked instead of ordering one and hoping that the guitar looked great.

  • from Detroit Metro October 20, 2015Music Background:

    2016 Les Paul Traditional

    For me, seeing Gibson lowering their prices back to 2013 levels and also reverted back to traditional cosmetics such as the old "Les Paul" script logo, the 2016 lineup was on my radar. At first I was set to purchase a 50's Tribute, but Sweetwater had a demo model of an Iced Tea Traditional for sale. Just had a slight ding on the neck around the 6th fret. Can't even notice in when playing.

    Back to the guitar. The AA top is beautiful and the finish was stunning. I saw a recent photo of Joe Bonmassas prized Lester. This Iced Tea finish matched it perfectly. I've rejected so many guitars based upon the slimmer neck profiles commonly found today. While I couldn't get a confirmaation on neck sizes, I think this one is just about .900' at the nut. Its a nice, beefy neck which I like. Sweetwater did a great job setting up this guitar. It plays just as good as it looks.

    This is my very first new Gibson. Forget all the fancy auto-tuners, on-board boosts, and coil taps. Go for the way Les Paul was designed in the 50's. Kluson Tuners, 57 Classics (Alinco II magnets), and beautiful bursts. This is how a Les Paul was meant to be. A traditional classic.

  • from January 22, 2016

    Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2016

    Fantastic finish and great sound. Great playability but a little too heavy.

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