Gibson USA is celebrating 2013 as the Year of Les Paul, and there' no better tribute than a guitar dedicated to the man himself. The Les Paul Signature œT wraps all of Les Paul' legendary innovation ... Click To Read More About This Product
Gibson USA is celebrating 2013 as the Year of Les Paul, and there' no better tribute than a guitar dedicated to the man himself. The Les Paul Signature œT wraps all of Les Paul' legendary innovation into a sweet looking and great sounding Les Paul that honors the memory of this legendary guitar' inventor, while providing an instrument primed for the power and versatility demanded by today' gigging guitarist.
Traditional tonewoods are married to enhanced playing comfort and two of Gibson' finest PAF-style humbucking pickups, with upgraded switching for bonus single-coil tones. The Grade-AA figured maple top looks great beneath your choice of colors, all in high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer.
To kick it all into the 21st century”and remember, Les Paul was an innovator first and foremost”the Les Paul Signature œT is available with optional Min-ETune automated œrobot tuning.
The Les Paul Signature œT is built on a foundation of the same traditional tonewood combination that helped to make the Les Paul Standard legendary when it first arrived six decades ago. A carved solid Grade-AA figured maple top lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select mahogany back”treated with Gibson' traditional weight relief to increase playing comfort and enhance resonance”contributes superb warmth and depth. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in and carved in the fast 60s SlimTaper profile, and topped with a rich brown Grade-A Granadillo fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays.
Traditional touches include cream body and fingerboard binding, pickguard, and pickup rings, along with gold Speed Knobs and a black œbell truss-rod cover with commemorative œT engraving. Classic Gibson construction ensures optimum playability, too, along with traditional specs like a 24 ¾ scale length, a 1 11/16 width across the PLEK-cut Corian nut, and a 12-inch fingerboard radius for smooth, easy bending.
For a blend of vintage tone and modern versatility, the Les Paul Signature œT is loaded with a pair of Gibson' ™57 Classic pickups, mounted œopen coil for a subtle hotrod look. Both are made in the image of the hallowed PAF humbucker of the late 1950s with Alnico II magnets in the neck position for plenty of warmth and clarity, and in the bridge position, the ™57 Classic Plus which features slightly over-wound coils for juicy crunch and wailing lead tones. Both pickups are wax potted, too, to avoid microphonic squeal at high volume levels. Both pickups feature push-pull tone controls which provide coil splitting for authentic single-coil tones.
The innovative pairing of a Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensures solid sustain and precise intonation.
Each guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case covered in black snakeskin-textured vinyl, an owner's manual and truss-rod wrench.
Min-ETune automated œrobot tuners
Min-ETuneTM is a small compact battery powered tuning unit that sits on the back of the guitar ” a mighty enhancement to an already great instrument. No need for screws, wiring or routing, in fact the system is hardly visible from the front of the guitar. You can still adjust the tuning pegs manually or turn on the Min-ETuneTM to choose from 12 popular tunings or program 6 of your own.
Always In Tune
A guitar with Min-ETune looks the same, feels the same, plays the same and rocks the same - it' just always in tune. Adjust to other instruments' imperfect tuning with Reference Tuning and keep that harmony going. Perfect for home, studio and gigging: The internal lithium battery lasts for 80 to 100 tunings on just one charge. Rock longer with the fast and accurate Min-ETune, tuning your guitar in just 3 seconds and 1 strum.
In Perfect Harmony
Digital tuners that emulate open tunings are available BUT because the Min-ETune physically turns the tuners, the system is always organic and natural. There' no delay, no dampening and no dead sound ” just the natural vibration of guitar strings in total harmony with the vibrations coming out of the amp producing ringing harmonics and powerful sustain.
With the new Min-ETune equipped guitars all you have to do is PUSH the button, STRUM, get TUNED and ROCK out. Min-ETune is a huge boost to the live performer, the touring professional, the experienced enthusiast, the beginner and novice player alike.
Save time and money in the studio because the tuning system is so fast and accurate. And Min-ETune is a priceless tool for writing creatively with its instant access to the sounds your muse demands. Perfect for the professional “ Min-ETune will have you rocking around the clock.
Travel light to your next gig or across the globe, just one guitar does the work of multiple guitars in different tunings “ perfect for the enthusiast. Keep on rocking and experiment with a wide range of alternate tunings or program your own and save it forever with Min-ETune.
Spend less time learning to tune and more time learning to play the guitar. Perfect for the beginner “ Min-ETune puts a variety of tunings at your fingertips. You are ready to rock? With Min-ETune you can even experiment with open tunings, something that usually takes years of practice.
More than just efficient, affordable, versatile, and powerful, Min-ETune is truly a creative tool that you can™t do without. Includes case.
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Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Signature T Min-ETune Electric Guitar:
I haven't ever been so excited to wait for a guitar to arrive. I ordered an Alpine Burst Les Paul Signature T guitar via express shipping. The guitar was absolutely gorgeous when it arrived. I couldn't wait to try the Min Etune system, and it worked great right out of the box. In less than 10 seconds, I was playing. This was my first Gibson, and I was immediately impressed with the workmanship of this guitar. The finish was flawless throughout. The book-matched top wasn't as perfectly bookmatched as I had hoped, but then this is only an AA top. The case was also first-class. It was good that this guitar had the Min-Etune system on it, as it would not hold the tuning between sessions. But, ten seconds of automated tuning, and it was ready to play. However, even when the strings were well broken in, the guitar would not hold tune between sessions. There were no instructions for use of the Etune system for unwinding and winding a new set of strings. I later found than the Etune system does support this - but as I said, there were no instructions in the case. The gear ratio of the tuners is very high, and manual tuning would be a chore. In addition, the direction of the tuners for the E, A, and B strings was backward from the standard. When played with a little distortion, this guitar had a lot of "crunch" to it. It sounded great. This was one of my most playable guitars. No adjustments were made coming out of the box, as it appeared to have been setup correctly by Gibson. In the end, without enough information about the Min-Etune system supplied with the guitar, I returned this guitar and bought a Les Paul Signature T in Alpine Burst without the Min-Etune system. I can't wait until it arrives!!