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Item Reviews for: Gibson Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar with Case  -  GIB LPTD LIST

Gibson Quality
By: A Guy with a Guitar from Sacramento, CA, USA      Submitted: 1/14/2013

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? In terms of how well this is made, it is manufactured and assembled very well. My intention was to find a quality instrument I could use when touring that wasn't a unique custom or too overly valuable. That being said, this guitar is made very well. The fit and finish is 9/10. The only fault I see is in some of the way the wood is cut or marked under the lacquer. The colors aren't all perfectly matched on mine, so the back of the headstock has some interesting color striation on one of its edges. All in all, it's a sturdy, heavy (weight relieved, yes. light? no.) guitar that definitely does the job I need it for. I believe this will handle world touring as well as any guitar could. General Your general opinion of this product. Overall, it's a great guitar with a bold sound. It has a vintage taste, but I wouldn't identify it as a vintage tone. I am pleased with this Les Paul and don't see myself getting rid of it anytime soon. Very good workhorse guitar. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? Big, bold and meaty sound. It's a little bigger in the bottom end than just about any of my guitars, except the customs (engineered for big bottom). There's a less refined tone (Vintagey, but not really quite vintage), but it's really a nice, raunchy kind of tone that could easily be used for evil. With hotter pickups, it'd be a screamer. The stock pickups have brought a new color that I didn't have in any other guitar before. (Only other Gibson is an old 60s SG Melody Maker, a demon of untamed fury). Finish How did the stain or paint job look? Pretty good. I addressed that earlier.
Les Paul Traditional Gold Top
By: Nicholas from Massachusetts, USA      Submitted: 5/14/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? This guitar is one of the best made guitars I have ever owned, it's dependability has yet to let me down. The only downfall as I have found appear on almost all Gibsons is the strap buttons and the action out of the box. General Your general opinion of this product. I love this guitar. Originally the 57 Classics weren't "for me" as I was used to burstbucker pros but after playing around with my settings I have found that these pick ups can do any style needed. Yes even "Heavy Metal" with the right amp or pedal. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? If you are looking for twang or thin tin like tones stay away or get something with single coils. This guitar is balls to the walls rock and roll. The 57 classics can be deep and rich but can hit that raw modern tone as well. They aren't overly hot as they are model 57's but they get the job done with minimal setting adjustments whether it be classic rock or blue to punk rock or metal. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The paint job was amazing! The gold top sparkles with radiance and the back is natural wood colored and looks gorgeous. The inlays and binding are also done to perfection. Gibson has been a big name in guitar crafting for a reason and they are continuing that trend to this day.
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