But I saw this guitar, picked it up, and it didn’t leave my sight until I gave the man $125 to put it on layaway. BenderOfStrings, September 12, 2018 in Gibson USA. Paste as plain text instead, × The Les Paul Tribute captures the vibe, feel and tonality of a traditional Les Paul and is available in four classic finishes. The front has a deep gold paint job, the back is a natural dark stain, and the whole body was finished in nitrocellulose lacquer. The piece of Rosewood for the fretboard is particularly nice. Upload or insert images from URL. Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute. I must master it as I must master my life. One of the first solid-body guitars ever to be mass-produced, Les Paul suits a multitude of genres from rock, country, pop, soul, blues, punk and even heavy metal. He has always loved music. Not that it matters much in the larger scheme of things. A maple top and mahogany body and neck give this Les Paul a vintage vibe while 490R and T pickups and weight relief offer a … For the last few years I have loved the Tribute Les Pauls. Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2018 has 0 ratings (Score 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings ).. Disclaimer. If you do, then you're just being contrarian for the sake of being contrarian. What I found instantly appealing was the unbound neck and P-90 pickups – this was a Les Paul I could get on with. The traditional mahogany-maple tonewoods with satin finish and nickel hardware, accompanied by vintage-style keystone tuners, give this Les Paul Tribute a true vintage vibe. 26. I'm not a fan of the new 2019 Flying V either. The things that made my Tribute what it was in 2017 was what made me buy it. Watch. That is an immediate deal-breaker for me! Now for the bad. Because it was used, so it had to remain unsold for 30 days. I always wanted the mother of pearl inlay for the Gibson logo but I was ok without that, the binding, the glossy finish and all that. The things on the 2019 Tribute are what would make me not buy it. You INCREASED the price of this model and you DECREASED it's value IMO. And access to the frets above 15 is poor. Of course, covers can be added after the fact, so this isn't a huge deal. The tobacco sunburst Traditional is nice, at least. Of all the Gibson Les Paul models, I thought the Tribute line was the "perfect storm" of quality, beauty, and affordability.   Pasted as rich text. This is due to temperature changes – the guitar is made out of wood, after all. I have to be honest – I’ve always been a poly guy. If you want a solid body one with traps I wouldn't wait unless you don't mind a second hand one.. Once people realise that the 2018s are better value compared to the 2019s they wont last long. So kudos to Gibson for offering more variety. Dot inlays are a major turn off on these new models. And if that happens, the Epiphone is gone. Ultimately I won’t do that – I’d rather put the $100 aside towards a Gibson Les Paul Studio (see summary.) I know the 2017 and 2018 Tributes have proper inlays and because they’re being discounted you can buy one cheaper. This page contains information, pictures, videos, user generated reviews, automatically generated review and videos about Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2018 but we do not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our web site. "Pickguard on or off? A rounded maple neck profile and ultra-modern weight relief make the Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute a pleasure to play. But, I guess if it sells or doesn't sell, they'll rethink things next year, or not. A Gibson Les Paul with design cues from the 1960s that ends up sounding more like a modern cousin. That's crazy. Playability. I had to wait 4 weeks to pick it up. And, even at that, it's still 9 pounds. With the single coil P-90’s come the noise, but for recording situations I don’t think that will be a huge issue. Not most, but *everything* you mention both good and bad is a personal preference and you rate Gibson solely based on whether what they offer pleases you or not. And then after three weeks, aka yesterday, I went to pay it off, knowing I’d have to wait another week to take it home. I have a dangerous hobby. Renowned for its single-cutaway body shape, the Les Paul has been the benchmark for many modern guitar designs and continues to set the trend in the 21st Century. I LOVE the iced tea burst finish and would've happily gotten that one. It’s very comfortable to play. I had a similar experience with my PRS SE. The frets are medium jumbo and the action is fairly low for a Les Paul. Projecting unmistakable Les Paul tones in a raw and stripped-back form, these instruments are perfect for budget-conscious Les Paul fans. I very well may end up getting a 2018 gold top model. It pays tribute to Gibson's Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, and currently works as the District Website Coordinator for Pasco County Schools in Florida. As far as I know Gibson is still accepting applications for CEO. Gibson Les Paul '60s Tribute 4.25 out of 5 based on 1 ratings . $1,299.99. This guitar is not light – it has some weight to it – but it’s not what I’d consider heavy. $1,039.99 + $100 Shipping. The neck is beefier than my other Les Pauls and is a joy to play. My very favorite thing about going from the 2017 model to the 2018 model was that it wasn't weight-relieved. Most things I see are a little overpriced, but not terrible. Stony Point, NY, United States. This page contains information, pictures, videos, user generated reviews, automatically generated review and videos about Gibson Les Paul '60s Tribute but we do not warrant the quality, accuracy or completeness of any information on our web site. It's like they took the lower end faded series and combined it with the Tribute and increased the price? has Dots & on that Guitar they look right.. Gibson offers a lot of choices for LP's.. My guitar is my best friend. This guitar had one owner, who played it for a day and brought it back and got a Telecaster instead. I didn't realise that the 2018s wernt weight relieved.. And the fretwork on this guitar is superb, as you’d expect from this system. Listen on Apple Music I didn't want a Goldtop at that point cos the idea of playing a gold guitar seemed a bit more fancy than my usual taste.. Now I'm not so sure. Display as a link instead, × Gibson has termed 2013 The Year Of The Les Paul, and numerous models have already been announced, such as a series of pretty affordable Tributes, subtly different from the previous Studio Tributes, including real rosewood fingerboards. However removing the trapezoids and swiss cheesing it are deal-breakers for me, flat out. Of course I will, but it’s not a priority. Very nice finish, but the best thing are the tones and the play-ability. A mahogany body, maple top and pair of 490 R & T humbucking pickups with Alnico II magnets provide classic tone, power and sustain. It arrived within a few days and was in perfect condition. Will I replace them with locking Grovers? It has the 9 hole weight relief but still comes in at about 9 pounds and has an amazing sound with and without an amp. I think the dots look good on lower end models. The back of the guitar has some scratches but nothing horrific – I’d say it came from people playing it in the store when it was new. NO guitar that costs north of a grand should be called a budget guitar...ever! Gibson Les Paul Guitars The Gibson Les Paul is one of the most iconic guitar designs in the world. I’m thrilled with this purchase. 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. Quick Shipper. The Les Paul Standard '50s P-90 has a solid mahogany body with maple top and a rounded 50's-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. $1,299 + $99 Shipping. For the last few years I have loved the Tribute Les Pauls. From Guitar Center. Vintage style meets modern playability and tones. I'm pretty sure it's 9 hole, which is what my 2017 Tribute has in it. ", "Does it make me look fat?" I’m more likely to swap out the pickups in my Epiphone Les Paul, which currently has Alnico II pickups from GFS. I'm a huge fan of that tone. The dot inlay looks so wrong on this model! It is my life. Sitting pretty at the top of the heap in the Modern Collection is the Les Paul Modern. I'd hardly call that a fair evaluation. I agree that I don't like the dot inlays. I have that stuff on my Standard, Traditional and Classic but the Tribute was a great guitar for the money. I'm not talking about ES guitars I'm talking about Les Pauls. The finishes are very nice. I also like the maple neck as it adds some brightness and stability to the neck. There, in all its Gold Top glory, looking very fine and dandy, was a Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute – the Darkback version. El Paso, TX, United States. Also don't like that they are doing the new ones with a maple neck.. I'd be happy to buy one & round out my Gibson Collection.... What type of weight relief is used for the 2019s? But that’s what the PRS is for. Gold bullion. By All I wanted out of the 2019 Tributes was last year's design/specs with more finish options. × So, in my post above ^ pickguards on or off? Specs! You can find his writing here. The Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute captures the vibe, feel and tonality of a traditional Les Paul. That will fade over time. Now I understand why so many guitarists rant and rave about Gibson. I was waiting to see if Gibson would offer more finishes for the 2019 model, and they did. Following last year's limited edition '50s Tribute is this '60s version, and the chief difference, as you'd expect, is a slim taper neck shape as opposed to the fatter profile common until the late '50s. Sorry, but from what you say, the only problem Gibson has is having to try to please everyone who thinks what they want is what Gibson should do. Yeah, good catch! I frequently visit the Wildwood Guitars homepage and salivate over all the great guitars they have in stock. It’s certainly more authentic – Gibson wasn’t doing poly finishes in the 50’s. I too like the Trapezoids. The Gibson Les Paul 50's Tribute is an awesome guitar! The Les Paul 50s Tribute looks great in your choice of Vintage Sunburst, Wine Red, Ebony Black, or Goldtop finish, all in Vintage Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer. Because if Gibson thinks an 1,100.00 guitar is a "budget" guitar then they are more out of touch than I realized. A slim taper maple neck profile and ultra-modern weight relief make the Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute a pleasure to play. Also, why did you go back to weight-relieving it?? The P-90 pickups that came with this thing use Alnico V bar magnets and they are HOT. Like my Gibson LP Std. The Gibson Plek system is used on all Gibson guitars, and it’s basically a computerized setup process that does the fretwork to a super high level. I absolutely love my 2017 Goldtop Tribute with P90's. By submitting this form you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy. The Tribute had the basic features I wanted, a mahogany body and neck, maple top, rosewood fingerboard, with that slightly beefier ‘50s neck profile that I really wanted to try this time. Again, WHY did you do this?? That's a sweet sweet ax Rabs! The new Les Paul Standard returns to the classic design that made it famous. LOL I sure hope you're not a Gibson representative. I’m thinking about putting a Gibson 498T in the bridge – Gibson puts it into most of its guitars including the Les Paul Studio line, and I like it a LOT. I'm very pleased that Gibson has expanded the number of finishes from two to four which are Cherry, Iced Tea, Honey, and Tobacco (though I find it odd that Gibson's own website only shows Tobacco and Iced Tea as options, while the other two are available on every retailer's website). In both cases the issue is so minimal that I forget about it. Plus (9 1/2 lbs.) The only exception should be the block inlay on the Custom Deluxe. It’s not a wide flat neck like my PRS SE – it’s pretty skinny by the first fret, but gets slightly thicker higher up on the neck. The neck is mahogany, the fingerboard is rosewood, and on a bend I can feel my finger slightly rubbing against it. Without my guitar I am useless. Of course it's my opinion. The Les Paul Tribute captures the historic character of the legendary Les Paul guitar. I’m thinking about putting a Gibson 498T in the bridge – Gibson puts it into most of its guitars including the Les Paul Studio line, and I like it a LOT. I’ve always liked maple fingerboards better for that reason. You know these things coming in, though, with a Les Paul. both are great Guitars. No fan of Gibson Les Pauls wants freaking dot inlay on their necks! I play the lighter ES LP more. SMDH. ", I can't see: "This plays like crap, but man does it look cool!". For your consideration a 2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute with a Gold Top finish! I love my 60s Tribute which is actually chambered (about 7lbs or so) but is such a fun guitar to play because of that. Gibsons Studio models have always been an awesome way to get that big Les Paul sound without the higher price point. So they had all the records. Mike D's Crazy Gear Shop. But the true strength of this guitar is that raw aggressive sound. Then Gibson had to go and totally screw with it, making a worse product and charging more for it. You're making my point in spades. It still has “new guitar smell.”  It also still has the factory strings. Played clean with both pickups on, it has a deep, strat-like tone that is very pleasant. The neck is fantastic. Gibson 2017 Les Paul Tribute T Electric Guitar. I have no idea what it sold for the first time around – they usually went for $999 to $1,200, but they’ve been marked down to as low as $749. The frets are medium jumbo and the nut is black Corian. Mark that in the "bad" category of changes as well. It’s rare to get a really, really good deal at a Sam Ash or a Guitar Center, but it is possible. This Gibson USA Les Paul Studio is an altogether different beast from the Epiphone. In a few years I’m hoping to find a used black 2014 Les Paul Studio for around $500. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. To me, the nitro guitars always looked like someone was cutting corners. You can post now and register later. But as I said, I have a chambered one with p90s and I love that guitar... Im not really sure it makes much difference. So I just went and played like ten of them.. The action and intonation were both set up great – I don’t feel like I need to adjust either, which is rare. Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2018 Honey burst. If they stick with the current design for 2020 I will locate a 2018 model and buy that one instead. Just like the greatest Les Paul Standards ever made, the Les Paul 50s Tribute starts with the classic tonewood combination of a mahogany body with solid carved maple top. Gibson Brands, Inc. respects your right to privacy. Why layaway? Come on Gibson! This was a misstep that I hope you will consider rectifying for the 2020 models. Back in April, we flew out to see Gibson in Nashville and witnessed first-hand the improvements that have already taken place under the watchful eye of new chief merchant officer Cesar Gueikian. Without me, my guitar is useless. However I have to say the 2019 model is disappointing to say the least. And finally, you removed the pickup covers, which ruins the whole aesthetic of the guitar IMO. If you are saying that most of what we talk about on here is mostly pointless and nothing but subjective opinion.. Id agree :) But its just a bit of fun. The front of the guitar is mint. However, on some of the higher frets, you can feel a little too much of the edge of the fret on the bottom of the neck. Thanks for pointing out the obvious, Sherlock. But Gibson’s 2013 line had some good thousand dollar guitars in it, and as they start to show up on the used market there’ll be some good deals out there. But it was the last one I played and the second I did I knew it had to be mine. I haven’t changed them yet – I’m trying to decide if I should go with 9’s or 10’s. GC will put such items out in stock, but put a note on the tag. No, everything is not opinion based, like quality problems. Picking up my Epiphone after playing this guitar was like going to the toy section. The guitar plays like a dream. I would think that since they're making the necks, fretboards and trapezoid fret markers anyway, it wouldn't be that much more of an expense. Nibs, U2, and trolls all in one thread. I now obviously love Goldtops :). The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1952. It’s extremely comfortable, and nitro is far better than gloss on the back of the neck IMHO. Gibson Les Paul - three words that are synonymous with the world of rock. I now obviously love Goldtops :), ........and the second I did I knew it had to be mine. Of all the Gibson Les Paul models, I thought the Tribute line was the perfect storm of quality, beauty, and affordability. The weight relief doesn't bother me at all. Not only are you narcissistic, you think you speak for everyone else with your inlay preferences. This Les Paul Standard 50s P90 Gold Top is a great guitar. I must play my guitar true. The Les Paul Tribute captures the vibe, feel and tonality of a traditional Les Paul and is available in four classic finishes. However I have to say the 2019 model is disappointing to say the least. I didn't even notice that change. I received my satin gold top a week ago and I am completely happy with it. Simple things – better lighting and extraction, more efficient workflows – have already had a positive effect on the factory floor and when we visited, there was a buzz of positivity about the place and a palpable excitement about t… This has Grover tuners, non-locking. And what I see is, if you're going to spend that much money on something, it should both look AND sound appealing to you. The finish comes in four choices: Gold Top, Honey Burst, Vintage Burst and black. Save that for your LPJr's! Of course, they also weren’t using Grover tuners or computers that used precision lasers to measure frets. Yesterday I came home with a used Gibson Les Paul. Save gibson les paul tribute gold top to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. There are many like it but this one is mine. The top edge is rolled, the neck is thin at the first fret and gets slightly thicker. But herald 1987’s chart-topping Appetite For Destruction and the image of Guns N’ Roses’ top-hatted axeman wielding his flame-top Les Paul, and demand for the model skyrocketed. My Gibson LP Jr Special P90's (8 lbs.) Disclaimer. I'm sorry but, if it says Gibson Les Paul, it should have trapezoid inlay! Child, please. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Gibson Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute Electric Guitar, Worn Gold Top at Amazon.com. The neck has a Rounded profile with a Rosewood Fingerboard with 22 frets and Pearl Trapezoid inlays. The trapezoid is one of the trademarks of the Les Paul design. But in this case, it’s the right move. But I have a feeling I’m going to be purchasing an appropriate fret file and working on the higher frets on both guitars. As long as I don’t go for an overdrive sound. The perfect guitar for the player who is looking for authentic Gibson tones with the best of what modern craftsmanship has to offer. Very Good. But this guitar is an awesome addition to my collection and I’m super happy with it. People are fussing about the new Standard as well with all the electronics. I don't like the inconsistency of the colour and grain between body and neck. Yes, Gibson has a problem, but it isn't what you think it is. Gibson Les Paul Tribute Guitars Gibson's Les Paul Tribute models are among the most affordable and accessible guitars that they have to offer. Clear editor. I'm also glad you stuck with the 490R/498T pickup combination. Yeah im not so keen on the dots either.. Also, the customer service at Sweetwater is first-rate.   Your link has been automatically embedded. But for a traditional Les Paul, it HAS to have the trapezoids! A pair of 490 humbucking pickups with Alnico II magnets provide classic 50's era tone, power and sustain. With the LPs, the dots are on budget versions because they are a budget feature. This guitar nails the aggressive 70’s rock sound, but it also handles country twang and full-bodied jazz sounds with ease. Retailing for under a grand, the Tribute models potentially represent the best of both worlds – an American-built Gibson that won’t break the bank. The things that have always annoyed me about the Les Paul are still true – the guitar needs a “tummy cut” and doesn’t have one, so it’s digging into your ribs a bit as you play. Terms & Conditions | Registered Trademarks, 2019 Les Paul Tributes...Gibson, we have a problem. Copyright 2019 Gibson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved. But you can definitely feel the difference – the Gibson is much more comfortable. This is so disappointing. However you cannot possibly sit there and tell me that the design choices on this model are for the better. × I agree that a "budget guitar" should be under $1000.00, even if a Gibson. First I'll start with the good. The tone is definitely there – it’s very aggressive and raw.   You cannot paste images directly. After two weeks I went in and put more money down on it. Nothing underhanded – the guitar had originally been sold, to the original owner, at that same GC. This Paul Traditional has a Mahogany top, back and sides. Seems like there should be one for everybody... Now if they would only make a 3 Pickup Traditional Sunburst Frirebird with Maestro & all Gold Hardware like the one Brian Jones played. 20% Off. After deliberating for at least 6 months over which Les Paul to buy and reading countless reviews about various models, years, etc., I finally bought the 2017 Les Paul Tribute T Gold Top. But my sales guy (Al – he’s my new sales guy at that particular GC) said “Wait… hang out for a minute.”  And he was able to let me take it home yesterday, a week early. ad nauseam. The set up was truly amazing and it played nicer and felt better than anything I've ever played. Also when I bought mine 2011 I think, I liked most of the colours and didn't know which to go for, I think they had Iced T and Honey Burst, Cherry Burst, Dark Burst Ebony, White and a Goldtop.. Posted by Richard MacLemale | May 26, 2014 | Reviews | 0 |. This is my guitar. The body is mahogany, the cap is maple, and Gibson drilled weight-relief holes into the body before putting the cap on, which is what you do in order to keep the guitar from weighing a ton. However the other things cannot be fixed. First Ill start with the good. You can find his music on iTunes. The guitar plays like a dream. I wasn’t kidding about the smell – it does have a deep, rich, sweet smell. This guitar has what Gibson calls a 50’s profile shape. I think this was the right choice as well, as I find they are more eye-pleasing. Justin’s Desert Music Moutain . At times their stripped down nature lacked in the looks department but you’d have a hard time saying that about this tribute series! A rounded maple neck prole and ultra-modern weight relief make the Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute a pleasure to play. Of course, Gibson and Slash have worked together before, but this latest range is a product of a new regime at the company. Also, Gibson switched from the metallic top hat knobs to the standard gold knobs. Far as I'm concerned, I see waaaaay too much forum bandwidth taken up by cosmetics. I’m happy Gibson is making all kinds of guitars over the years so I can choose exactly what features I want without having to get a Custom Shop Made to Order model. Nice to see someone who puts a much higher priority on function than looks. If you think you're qualified you should submit your resume since I don't think posting here will get you consideration. I'm guessing that they already had these planned a year or two ago and went with them but I disagree with a few of their choices. The Gibson Les Paul is one of the best known electric guitars in the world.. GIBSON LES PAUL GUITAR - A TRUE ICON. Listen on Spotify, Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, Fender Stratocaster Vintage vs Two Pole Trem. Other Tributes I've played have been really nice as well. It is beautifully crafted and immaculately finished. You know from the title what it is, so here’s the rest. I visit the semi-local music stores almost every weekend, and the biggest reason is the used gear.   Your previous content has been restored. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. I always wanted a Gibson Les Paul but finding one used in good enough condition to play, for a reasonable price… that’s been impossible. But a maple fingerboard on this guitar would look wrong to me. Al called what I would call “the District Office” and talked to some people, and then I was able to walk out with the thing. This SG Special in Faded Pelham Blue is from the Original Collection; the Les Paul Tribute and the Les Paul Special Tribute with dual humbuckers and dual P-90 options are from the Modern Series. Ultimately I won’t do that – I’d rather put the $100 aside towards a Gibson Les Paul Studio (see summary.). It has a nitro finish, which has an interesting but pleasant aroma. Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2018 Satin Gold Top. All of this with 2 volume and 2 tone controls with Orange drop caps. Add to Cart. There is no weight relief on this model and mine is a bit of a weighty matter indeed. I'll probably wait another year, see what Gibson does for 2020, and then decide. In fact, it's even louder and better sounding when not plugged into an amp than the other three. Richard MacLemale was born at a very young age in Rochester, NY. I don't know that anyone from Gibson will or won't read this but I'm going to have to agree with a lot that you said. During Henry Juszkiewicz’s reign, this model would probably have been called the 2020 Les Paul Standard – it certainly inherits a few features from some of Gibson’s more experimental riffs on the ‘Standard’ theme. The Traditional Mahogany Top Les Paul has a Nickel Tune-O-Matic bridge with Titanium saddles and '59 Tribute pickups. Search YouTube for “Phil X Gibson Les Paul P 90” and you’ll hear exactly what I’m talking about. Almost everything that gets posted on any forum is opinion-based. My Tribute is on the right and it plays every bit as well as the other three and sounds just as good. For starters, why, oh why, oh why Gibson did you switch from the traditional trapezoid inlay to that horrendous dot inlay??? I can see: "This may not look like much, but man can it howl! Not really – there’s nothing wrong with the Epiphone. Would I ever swap out these pickups? Privacy Policy | If you don't like them, no problem, pony up and get a more deluxe version, and stop whining. & my Gibson Memphis Blacktop ES Les Paul with Bigsby (6 1/2 lbs.) For less than $500.