Les Paul Traditional Gold Top
By: Nicholas from Massachusetts, USA
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.
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.
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.
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.