The High Performance Traditional guitar gorgeously blends old and new for a premium Les Paul. The Les Paul Traditional 2016 HP is the modern incarnation of the original Gibson Les Paul with a futuristic set of premium, high-performance features.
It boasts a new and exclusive fast-access heel, developed specifically for the Gibson USA High Performance lineup, to allow unprecedented access to the high notes - which, combined with our new soloist neck width, provides the fastest and most comfortable Traditional Les Paul neck you’ve ever played. Titanium metal for the saddles and the adjustable zero-fret nut delivers a bright, crisp tone, while being virtually indestructible and ensuring total, personalized control over the action. A pair of ‘57 Classic humbuckers delivers classic Les Paul tones, while genuine mother of pearl inlays and a luxurious aluminum case add to this premium guitar’s gestalt.
Gibson 2016 HP Les Paul Traditional Premium with Case Features
- Next-generation G FORCE Tuners
- Sturdier, noiseless toggle switch
- Titanium saddles
- Luxury aluminum case
- Soloist neck width
- Mother of pearl inlays
- AAA maple top
- Gold plated multi contact jack
- Fast-access Neck heel
- Titanium adjustable zero-fret nut
Gibson’s rounded XL profile partners up with the new soloist neck width and fast-access heel for mindboggling playability. Add an adjustable titanium zero-fret nut for low-as-it-goes action and our precise Plek and hand-finished setup and this is the best playing Traditional you’ve ever experienced.
A carved maple top and solid mahogany back with no weight relief deliver the meaty, thick tones of the Les Pauls that legends were made of. A pair of ’57 Classic pickups are inspired by Gibson’s hallowed PAF humbuckers for outstanding depth and dimension, with added clarity and sustain resulting from a nut and bridge saddles made from titanium metal.
This High Performance Traditional gorgeously blends old and new with a thicker one-piece fingerboard with hand-rubbed oil finish, G-Force tuners, genuine mother-of-pearl inlays, upgraded plastics, and an exclusive labor-intensive hand-applied process for a smooth high-gloss nitrocellulose finish.