Gibson Les Paul Traditional 12 String Heritage Cherry Sunburst
By: Jorgeluis Rivera from Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
It's Gibson quality at its best. I have owned a few Les Pauls over the past few years, and I must say that this guitar is one of the best. The only gripe I have beside the need for a set up is that the selector switch was backwards. The neck pickup was in the down position and the bridge pickup was in the up position. However, it was a quick fix. All is Les Paul heaven now.
Your general opinion of this product.
This guitar is a BEAST! beautiful finish, wonderful tone (albeit a little thin sounding), The fretboard looks better than my Custom Pro. It's heavy as heck due to the maple neck which I love. Although this is supposed to have an grade A maple top which is supposed to have no flame. Mine has FLAME! And a beautiful one at that. Plays good, but I think it'll play better once I get it set up right. Great job Gibson.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The tone is a little thin sounding, but can still growl with the best of them even for a 12 string. I am considering changing the pickups to either a dirty fingers set or a 496R, and 500T set, but I haven't decided. I just want the pickups to sound as hot as they can get, but I want to stay with Gibson pickups.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The aesthetics were the best part of this guitar. The finish was FLAWLESS! It even came with the bonus of having a AA flame maple top instead of the A top that was in the specs. The only qualm that I had was that the pick guard came attached, but I knew that going in. Still the flame is just BEAUTIFUL!