The Tribute series is the most affordable and accessible Les Paul model that Gibson offer. It’ll give you that legendary Les Paul sound in a raw, stripped back form.
Body & Neck
The Les Paul Tribute features one of Gibson’s staple tonewood combinations. Its Mahogany body and Maple neck serves as a fantastic tonal foundation for the powerful humbuckers and adds great balance when playing standing up.
Gibson have used ultra modern weight relief on the body. The most thorough chambering process that the company offers, this provides a better resonance and a wider frequency response. Apart from its tonal perks, this treatment lightens the instrument too, making it the perfect onstage workhorse.
The Les Paul is famous for sporting a double-dose of humbuckers, and the Les Paul Tribute is no exception. In the bridge position you’ll find the 490T, a powerful pickup that boasts a lively mid-range and a crunchy character when using overdrive or distortion.
It's paired 490R neck humbucker is similarly voiced, akin to that of a traditional PAF. Still projecting a strong mid-range, this pickup gives you creamy and warm-sounding lead tones, but also works well in conjunction with clean settings.
Gibson’s Aluminium Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge provides a stable and solid feel under the picking hand, with its simple and accessible design making it easy to adjust your action or intonation.
Combined with an aluminium stopbar, this resonant material only enhances the Les Paul’s sustain even more.
- Material: Mahogany
- Top: Maple
- Weight Relief: Ultra-Modern
- Neck: Maple
- Profile: Rounded
- Nut width: 1.695" / 43.05mm
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Scale length: 24.75" / 628.65mm
- Number of frets: 22
- Nut: Graph Tech
- Inlay: Acrylic Trapezoids
- Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
- Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
- Knobs: Gold Top Hats
- Tuners: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
- Plating: Nickel
- Neck pickup: 490R
- Bridge pickup: 490T
- Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch