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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus Electric Guitar with Case

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Product Description

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus has all the same features as the Traditional but with a beautifully figured Plus Top!
With all the fat, sweet, snarling Les Paul tone that purists love, the Traditional plays, sounds, and feels like the Les Pauls that today’s players grew up loving and lusting after. Taking design and visual cues from the Les Pauls of the '80s and '90s, the Les Paul Traditional starts with a Grade-A mahogany body and adds nine strategically placed traditional weight-relief holes for a beefy tone that maintains the resonance of modern Les Pauls, while losing a large portion of the weight. This is capped with a maple top, giving the Les Paul Traditional the look of the great Les Pauls that helped to bring rock back to the front of the stage in the mid ’80s. Capping the Traditional with a maple top not only looks great, but it also brings out presence and definition to the tone.

With the look of the great Les Paul Standards that helped to make rock king again, and every ounce of the tone thanks to legendary Gibson construction, classic tonewoods, and two genuine humbucking pickups, the Les Paul Traditional is the guitar to take your music center stage where it belongs.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus Electric Guitar Features

  • Features Gibson's rounded 50's-Style neck profile
  • Available in seven classic ’burst and plain top finishes
  • Gibson’s renowned '57 Classic pickups supply vintage PAF humbucker crunch
  • Traditional weight-relieved mahogany body offers enhanced acoustics and resonance
  • TonePros Kluson vintage-style tuners offer world-class performance, classic look
One of the key ingredients in both the sound and feel of the Les Paul Traditional is its rounded-'50s profile neck. Carved from solid quarter-sawn Grade-A mahogany, this neck transfers more string resonance to the body than thin necks, while offering the ergonomic, palm-filling grip that countless players have come to love. Taking all this sweet tone from wood to wire is a 57 Classic humbucker in the neck position and an overwound 57 Classic Plus in the bridge, two of Gibson’s most popular pickups. They are designed along the lines of great vintage PAF-style humbuckers, but rounded off with some added versatility for the contemporary player, thanks to coils that are evenly wound and wax potted, giving the 57s a smooth overdriven tone and outstanding resistance to microphone feedback squeal. Keeping it all tight and singing at the body end is the classic pairing of Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece; while a dense Corian nut and Kluson-style Tone Pros tuners do their thing at the headstock. Put it all together, and it just could be the Les Paul of your dreams.

Body and Finish
Crafted from a highly figured Grade-AA maple plus top and weight relieved Grade-A mahogany back in the image of the classic Les Paul Standard, these guitars are finished in traditional nitrocellulose lacquer. The guitar’s classic looks are further enhanced by vintage cream binding and transparent gold Speed Knobs.

Neck and Headstock
The guitars neck and headstock are made in the classic tradition of the original 1959 Les Paul. Carved from a single piece of quarter-sawn Grade-A mahogany, and topped with a rosewood fingerboard, the design incorporates a 17-degree back-angled headstock, which contributes greatly to the instrument’s resonance and sustain and has long been recognized as one of the building blocks of the legendary Les Paul Standard tone.

Pickups and Electronics
The Les Paul Traditional carries a complement of pickups and electronics designed to enhance its tonal splendor while retaining the characteristics of the classic Les Paul Standard. A 57 Classic and 57 Classic Plus offer all the tonal depth and versatility required to maximize the potential of this model’s exalted tonewoods, while the traditional control array of two volume and two tone pots and three-way selector switch offer outstanding versatility to the player.

Hardware
The Les Paul Traditional is equipped with Kluson-style Tone Pros tuners, a Tune-o-matic bridge, and a stop-bar tailpiece, plus the traditional aluminum strap buttons. This hardware set provides a traditional look, while also maximizing tone and performance.




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Product Specifications
Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus Electric Guitar Specifications

Body
  • Top: Maple
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Body Type: Traditional Weight Relief
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: 50's Style
  • Binding: Single-ply Cream Binding
  • Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
  • Joint Angle: 5 degrees (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck Fit
  • Joint: Mortise and Tenon
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
  • Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005 inches 
Fingerboard
  • Species: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Radius: 12 inches 
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695/2.260 inches
  • Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoids
Nut
  • Material: Corian
  • Width: 1.695
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Headstock
  • Logo: Mother of Pearl Gibson Logo with scripted Les Paul Model
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell with Traditional engraving
Tuners
  • Model: Kluson-style Tone Pros with Green Tulip Buttons
  • Plating: Chrome
  • Tuning Ratio: 16:1
Bridge
  • Type: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Material: Zamak
  • Plating: Chrome
Tailpiece
  • Type: Stop Bar
  • Material: Zamak
  • Plating: Chrome
Hardware
  • Knobs: Gold Speed Knobs
  • Pickguard: Cream
  • Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Imprint
  • Control Plate Cover: Black plastic
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Pickups
  • Neck Position: '57 Classic
  • Bridge Position: '57 Classic Plus
Electronics
  • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
  • Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
  • Coil Wiring: Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with Creme Plastic Tip
  • Output Jack: Traditional 1/4 inch 
Case
  • Type: Gibson Hardshell
  • Case Exterior: Black
  • Case Interior: Plush Lining
Included Accessories
  • Adjustment literature
  • Documentation for the guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty


Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime
Paul Nedden from West Bend, WI, USA
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Nice guitar but.......
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Everything exceeded my expectations except had sporadic shorting in pick-ups, 2 months old. In for repair at "local" Gibson service center. They have waited over 24 hrs for response from Gibson. Not happy!
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very mixed
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You can make them do what you want.
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Nothing like the picture. Ordered Red wine and got something closer to a transparent brown stain.
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