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Gibson Les Paul '50s Tribute - Goldtop Vintage Gloss Reviews

5.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
  • from Indiana April 12, 2013Music Background:
    amateur hobbyist since 1964

    5 Stars to Gibson & Sweetwater

    First 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 service 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.

    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.

  • from December 6, 2012Music Background:
    Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Music Arranger, Vocal Producer

    Great service from Swetwater

    i'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. originally 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!

  • from Detroit, Mi June 16, 2013Music Background:
    guitar player

    Guitar Demons take a listen to this guitar !!

    I now have 7 Gibson guitars ranging from late 70's to the current 2013 models. My new Gibson Les Paul 50's Tribute is an excellent example of Gibson quality. My guitar is a 2013 model and it's superb. The manufacturing process has gotten better since the first batch came out. The balance of the guitar is also very good, not too heavy and not too light. The frets are laid in with high precision and there's no fret buzz. I can hardly believe how beautiful the gold finish turned out. It's a little different tint from the gold of a Les Paul std but the paint job is smooth and even. No lumps or speckles. MY guitar has a light, almost invisible nitrocellulose finish that lets the instrument breath. I really can't say enough about the sound of P-90 pickups. The P-90 pickups are powerful and clear. I used to have a 1974 Gibson SG with P-90's and I had forgotten how wonderful they sound. The hardware is the standard Gibson issue. Grover tuners top off a affordable, well balanced and great sounding guitar. I no longer take my vintage Les Pauls to gigs because too many bad things can happen. But, I don't have to sacrifice my sound because this instrument delivers the tone and punch that I need to make it through a night at the show. Rock on you guitar demons !!!

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