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I originally purchased the Gibson Les Paul Signature T from AMS because it had a winning formula, coil-splitting, and old-school nibbed neck binding. The Signature T was on sale, and as a 2013, it has an alternative-wood fingerboard.
I own two other Gibsons with this wonderful fretboard material, Granadillo. I love both of them. It’s hard like rosewood and snappy like ebony, and it’s interesting looking. Some of them are light and reddish-brown, some are nearly indistinguishable from rosewood. It’s a great wood, feels awesome, and sounds great.
The finish on my Signature T (I got a washed white burst one) is superb. The burst is wonderful, the bookmatched maple top is beautiful and shows through the white wash nicely. The white back and neck finish feels awesome in the hands and looks just as nice as my LP Custom in white. The headstock is gorgeous and reminds me a bit of my Pete Townshend 50th anniversary I used to have.
The pickups are solid. They’re point-to-point hand wired 57 classic and classic plus pickups that sound just exactly like they should. The push-pull pots do a nice job of coil splitting the 57s, and the feel is positive and very clean. The splitting is really quiet electronically, and I love the way they feel. I am a BIG fan of speed knobs, so I was really happy that my Signature T has gold speed knobs – and they make it MUCH easier to pull for splits than the hat knobs do.
Here’s a good way to look at this guitar. Think of a Les Paul Standard with locking keystone Grover tuners and a weight-relieved body, add the Granadillo fretboard, and you’ve got the Les Paul Signature T. It’s a REAL bargain at this price and is nice and light (for a Les Paul) on the shoulder for hours of playing. As much as I love my Standard and my 2010 Traditional, I keep picking this one up because it feels light, has coil-splitting, and it has that easy 60s neck.
Buy one! I am so glad I did.