If you’re looking for a pure rock 'n' roll machine, the Gibson USA Les Paul Special Tribute DC is a contender that you should strongly consider! With its distinctive doublecut body shape and a pair of punchy P90 pickups, this instrument is as stylish as it is potent-sounding.
The Les Paul Special Tribute DC is comprised of a Mahogany body and a Maple neck. The rich-sounding Mahogany serves as a fantastic tonal foundation for the powerful P90s, delivering a strong mid-range and a focused low-end. With no weight-relief whatsoever, this type of construction will surely appeal to the traditionalists.
The DC’s set Maple neck offers some vibrant top-end sizzle, ensuring that notes and chords will have plenty of bite and a fast, snappy response. Adorned with a silky smooth Rosewood fingerboard, you can effortlessly glide up and down the neck, especially with the modern Slim Taper neck profile.
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The Gibson USA Les Paul Special Tribute DC features a dual dose of raunchy-sounding P90 pickups. Although punk players will adore their aggressive character, these Gibson-designed P90s are actually incredibly dynamic, reacting very well to the volume and tone controls.
The reliable Compensated Wraparound bridge offers a solid and smooth feel under the right hand when palm-muting, with no jagged saddles digging into your picking hand. Gibson has ensured that this guitar projects an old-school vibe, which is why they've fitted the Les Paul Special Tribute DC with a set of their Vintage Deluxe tuners. Featuring understated white buttons, these tuners have a stable feel with a steady rotation, meaning that you can precisely tune each string.
- Material: Mahogany
- Neck: Maple
- Profile: Slim Taper
- Nut width: 1.695" / 43.05mm
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
- Number of frets: 22
- Nut: Graph Tech
- Inlay: Acrylic Dots
- Bridge: Compensated Wraparound
- Knobs: Black Top Hats
- Tuners: Vintage Deluxe w/ White Buttons
- Plating: Chrome
- Neck pickup: P-90
- Bridge pickup: P-90
- Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone & Toggle Switch