Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2017 T - Satin Gold Top

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Satin Gold Top
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A Tribute to a Classic

To guitarists everywhere, the Les Paul's appeal is magnetic with its seductive looks, sensuous playability, and timeless tone. Now you can get all these with some great modern features for not a lot of dough in the Gibson Les Paul Tribute T. The Tribute T's satin-finished mahogany/maple body is made more comfortable through weight relief. Its SlimTaper mahogany neck honors a style beloved throughout the ages. And Tektoid tuners and modern Gold Top Hat knobs offer the charms of a vintage instrument without the cost. Pair these with a set of vintage-style 490 humbuckers, and you've got a guitar that's fine enough to be your daily driver, yet affordable enough to be your weekend warrior: the Gibson Les Paul Tribute T.

Gibson Les Paul Tribute T Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Plek'd for precision playability
  • Classic mahogany/maple body is weight relieved for comfort
  • SlimTaper mahogany neck plays fast and smooth
  • Gibson 490 pickups are a modern take on a 1960s classic
Plek'd for precision playability

This Les Paul Tribute 2017 T feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to Plek processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.

Classic mahogany/maple body is weight relieved for comfort

You can't deny two fundamental guitar truths: early Les Pauls were glorious, but they were also heavy. That's the trade-off of strapping a solid slab of mahogany to your body. But Gibson has done something special with the Les Paul Tribute T's weight-relieved body. It 9-hole design retains the chime and resonance of slab Les Pauls at a big reduction in weight. This just means you can enjoy yourself onstage for longer, and drag yourself out of bed earlier, with the Gibson Les Paul Tribute T.

SlimTaper mahogany neck plays fast and smooth

The neck on this Tribute T Les Paul is a breath of fresh air. Its SlimTaper neck profile conforms naturally to the hand, for smooth leads up top and fast licks down low. If you're looking for the comfort of a '60s Gibson, Sweetwater recommends the Tribute T.

Gibson 490 pickups are a modern take on a 1960s classic

English guitarists of the 1960s were looking for a more aggressive sound to push their modern brand of blues, rock, and soul. Gibson responded with its 490 pickup set. These had more bite than Gibson's PAF ("Patent Applied For") pickups of the 1950s. The reissue 490T and 490R pay tribute to this turning point in rock history. Their voice is smooth and clearly vintage inspired, yet to our ears has more high-end cut and midrange chutzpah than vintage pickups. They're also wax potted to reduce microphonic feedback, which is a big win with high-gain amp pairings.

Gibson Les Paul Tribute T Electric Guitar Features:
  • A tribute to a beloved classic
  • 9-hole, weight-relieved body allows for longer sets
  • Mahogany SlimTaper neck plays like a '60s favorite
  • Rosewood fingerboard delivers classic Les Paul sustain
  • Gibson 490 pickups pay tribute to turning-point tones of the 1960s
  • Decked out with vintage-style Tektoid tuners and Gold Top Hat knobs
  • Aluminum Tune-o-matic bridge is lightweight and tonally matched to the guitar
  • Plek'd for precision playability
Celebrate one of the most beloved guitars on the planet with the Gibson Les Paul Tribute T!

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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 with 9 hole weight relief
Top Material A Grade Maple
Body Finish Satin Lacquer
Color Satin Gold Top
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Slim taper
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Acrylic Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.695"
Nut Material Tektoid
Bridge/Tailpiece Aluminum tune-o-matic with steel thumbwheels
Tuners Vintage style keystone
Neck Pickup 490R Humbucker
Bridge Pickup 490T Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Strings 9-46
Case Included Padded gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number LPTR17SGNH1

Customer Reviews

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Gibson Les Paul Tribute-Satin Gold Top

Great guitar good price, love the guitar so much I can't stop playing it. Sweatwater is fantastic Tad helped me with my purchases. Great company and great people.

Gold Top

First off, thanks to my sales rep Bob Mondok for keeping me updated on this guitar's availability as it is understandably in high demand. His gear advice and quick response is always appreciated. I got an Epiphone Les Paul Custom ages ago, and while I love that axe, getting a Gibson was always in the cards for me. I've been playing, writing and recording my own tunes since 1994...mainly hard rock and metal. To give a bit of perspective, in addition to the this Les Paul and the Epiphone LP Custom, I own an arsenal of other guitars including Gibson ES-335s, various Fender and Squier Telecasters, as well as Jackson, Dean and Washburn models. Headstock: No noticable tuning issues so far. I love these vintage style tuners. Neck: The slim taper neck was a key deciding point in my purchase of this beautiful guitar. The neck plays easy and smooth. The fretboard looks great, but I may rub on a bit of lemon oil when I change the strings Pickups: I have only played them through my Orange TH30 so far, and they sound great. Looking forward to hearing all of the tonal possibilities. In the past, swapping out stock pickups was always one of the first things I would do, but I think I will keep these 490s. Bridge: Seems to be setup great right out of the box, but I may fine tune it a bit. Volume/Tone Knobs: Great match to this guitar Body/Finish: The weight relief is nice, and it's well balanced. Not too light, but still enough heft to remind you it's a Les Paul. I liked the idea of a satin finish. I wanted a guitar that would wear well and that I didn't have to worry about polishing. I like my pretty, glossy guitars, but I am becoming more and more a fan of function over flash. I personally can't discern a glossy or satin finish by listening to a recording, so I thought, why not go with a workhorse guitar that was straight up built for playing? Nevertheless, the gold finish is beautiful and will wear nicely. The mahogany body is without filler, resulting in a "no frills", raw and beautiful color. Gig Bag: Honestly the nicest gig bag I have ever seen. Exterior is sturdy and durable. Interior is very soft and although I was concerned about damage during shipping, the gig bag surely enabled safe and secure transport. Overall: Don't let lack of glitter and glam fool you. This guitar is a player's guitar and is worth every penny....and more!

I Love This Guitar!

After taking a break from solid body guitars and playing my Ovations, the guitar buying bug bit me. Instead of looking at more acoustic-electrics, I settled on this Les Paul. I cannot find one thing wrong with this guitar. It reminds me of, and plays like my Gibson SG. The fit and finish is perfect. The neck is perfect. The buying experience from Sweetwater was perfect. I couldn't be more happy with this guitar! Now if I only could remember the intro to Alice Cooper's "Caught in a Dream".
Music background: 50+ years bending wires

The Gold Standard for pennies on the dollar

Gibson has done an amazing job with these guitars. The playability and workmanship is right up there with some of my vintage Gibsons, and it looks and sounds great too! Yes, the finish jobs on the Tribute series are simple spray on, there is no binding, etc, but it still looks, feels, and plays great. These are workhorse guitars - gig all over town without worrying about your prized vintage guitar - and from a few feet away no one will know the difference.
Music background: working musician


Looks Great! Plays Great! Smells Great! & The Price is Right!
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