Introducing the Gibson 2019 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar, an instrument that looks forward to the next generation of modern guitarists while also embodying the history and institution of the Les Paul name!
When ‘tradition’ is in the name, the build needs to start from the ground up - Gibson luthiers incorporate a mahogany back and neck to pair with a hand-selected AA figured maple top. While many guitar models around the industry have experimented with the size, shape, and contour of their necks, the 2019 Les Paul Traditional utilizes the classic full-sized Gibson neck that has come to define the instrument. In fact, when it comes to appointments, the 2019 Les Paul Traditional maintains the hallmarks of the earliest instruments in the line. You’re getting the distinct ‘top-hat’ knobs, the vintage nickel-plating on hardware, the vintage deluxe tuners, and the tasteful cream-colored binding. The hardware has been chosen to ensure a reliable performance each and every time you pull it out to play – the ABR Tune-O-Matic bridge and aluminum stopbar tailpiece anchor the instrument, and the vintage nickel plating really looks cool!
Gibson 2019 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar Features
- From the newest line of Les Paul electrics, painstakingly crafted and built to exacting specifications
- Acrylic Trapezoid Inlay on a Rosewood Fingerboard
- Vintage Gibson Mainstays – full-sized neck, solid body with no extra weight relief
- Vintage deluxe tuners with keystone buttons
- ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and Aluminum stopbar tailpiece provides stability
- Fitted with Gibson Humbuckers – Burstbucker 1 neck pickup and Burstbucker 2 bridge pickup
- Eye-catching finishes – Cherry Red Translucent, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Midnight Manhattan, Tobacco Burst
When it comes to the electronics, the Gibson 2019 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar stays true to its roots. That means you’re getting hand-wired electronics connected in a point-to-point fashion, just as the builders at Gibson have been doing for decades. In another vintage touch, the guitar also incorporates Orange Drop Capacitors. These are known for their stability in diverting electricity and guiding the flow of frequencies, all while being able to deal with temperature and moisture fluctuations.
The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Traditional is outfitted with two infamous pickups from Gibson’s long line of creations - the Burstbucker 1 neck pickup and Burstbucker 2 bridge pickup. These Burstbuckers take you back to the era of 1950s guitar with an authentic recreation of the original PAF pickups from the earliest Gibson electrics. Tons of research has gone into building the Burstbuckers for today’s guitarist - after all, you need to be incredibly thorough when you’re analyzing the details of some of the most famous vintage pickups on the planet! A Burstbucker 1 pickup has been specifically designed to work at a slightly lower, more controlled output, while the Burstbucker 2 stands comfortably in the middle range when it comes to output level and drive. Switch up the combinations between the neck and bridge pickups and you’ll be treated to a wonderful collection of tasty humbucking tones! This gives the Gibson 2019 Les Paul Traditional it’s trademark sound – from intricate technical passages and leads to driving rhythms and tonal soundscapes, this guitar is ready for whatever you’re going to throw at it.
In true Gibson fashion, the 2019 Les Paul Traditional boasts a variety of beautiful color finishes, plus the silky-smooth shine of their gloss nitrocellulose lacquer to bring it all together. The full-sized neck, the consistency of the solid Rosewood fingerboard, and the vintage body weight distribution and feel - it all results in a visually striking Gibson Les Paul that plays like a champion!
The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar includes a hardshell case.