Gibson USA 2018 Les Paul Tribute in Faded Honey Burst

Description

A beautifully organic combination of wood takes the centre-stage on this understated addition to Gibson's 2018 models.

Body & Neck

Gibson have opted for a non weight-relieved mahogany body, in keeping with the notoriously substantial Les Pauls of old. The plain maple top gives this guitar a beautifully understated character, plus a little added top-end clarity without compromising the typical resonance you'd expect from traditional mahogany Les Pauls.

For the Tribute's neck, you've got a slim-taper profile with a velvety-smooth rosewood fretboard so you can glide up and down with blissful ease. The use of mahogany in both the neck and the body is what gives these guitars their famed neverending sustain - every note sings like you wouldn't believe!

Pickups & Electronics

The PAF formula helped put Gibson on the map back in the day, giving players a full-bodied sound they'd never have imagined. The Tribute is loaded with pickups that owe the essence of their sound to the PAF's ground-breaking design.

In the neck position, you've got a 490R Modern Classic that gives you a typically fat sound but with a hotter top-end friendly response. In the bridge you have a 498T; the T stands for treble, so as you may have guessed, the aim here is to compliment both the brightness of the maple and the richness of the mahogany, but with loads of extra crispy overtones!

Hardware

You may have also noticed the gleaming nickel-plated hardware and kluson-style tuners that Gibson have opted for. The Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop-bar are made of aluminium, a surprisingly resonant material - combine these elements with the classic cream scratchplate, and you have a polished, authentically traditional look with stunning tonal qualities to match.

Here's what Gibson say about the 2018 Les Paul Tribute

The Les Paul Tribute captures the historic character of the legendary Les Paul guitar.

Historic Gibson tonewoods, carved top, cream pickguard, vintage-style tuners, trapezoid inlays, and boosted PAF-inspired pickups give this impressive guitar classic looks and sound with an elegant, vintage touch. No weight relief for those players who like to feel the authenticity of history in their hands.

Specifications

  • Series: Gibson Model Year 2018

Body

  • Body Style: Les Paul Tribute
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Plain Maple
  • Finish Satin-faded Honey Burst
  • Weight relief: None
  • Binding: None

Neck

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Slim Taper
  • Nut width: 1.695”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale length: 24.75”
  • Number of frets: 22 - Medium - Cryogenically Treated
  • Nut: Tektoid
  • Inlay: Acrylic Trapezoids
  • Binding: None

Hardware

  • Bridge: Aluminum Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Knobs: Gold Tophats with Silver Inserts and Pointers
  • Tuners: Vintage Style Keystones
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Case: Softshell

Electronics

  • Neck pickup: 490R
  • Bridge pickup: 498T
  • Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones, 1 toggle switch
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