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Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar Satin Honeyburst with Dark Back

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For players that prefer a more vintage feel, this year's Les Paul Studio '50s Tribute T combines all the right features at an irresistible price. It packs the prefect combination of a traditional maho... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

For players that prefer a more vintage feel, this year's Les Paul Studio '50s Tribute T combines all the right features at an irresistible price. It packs the prefect combination of a traditional mahogany body with modern weight relief and a grain textured satin finish maple top. These time-tested tonewoods with a set mahogany neck produce legendary Les Paul sound and resonance.

The neck sports a rounded '50s neck profile that traditionalists love. The fretbourd is made of a single piece of thick rosewood for seminal tone and enhanced sustain. A historically correct neck width and Graph Tech nut make for a familiar feel with enhanced sustain. A pair of 490R (neck) and hotter 498T (bridge) pickups showcases the full power of alnico magnets recreating faithfully the experience of the original Patent Applied For humbuckers of the day.


Traditional green-key tuners blend vintage appearance with modern performance while an ABR adjustable bridge with stopbar tailpiece makes action adjustments and intonation a snap. This year' Les Paul '50s Tribute T comes with a padded gig bag and is an exceptional value.

Key Features
Vintage-look "green key" tuners enhance the traditional '50s aesthetic
The familiar, time-proven playing feel that made the Les Paul famous
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for accurate return-to-pitch - even with heavy string bending
The look and feel from the great 1950-era originals
Carry your Les Paul in style, safety, and comfort
Traditional tonewoods nail the legendary Les Paul sound, with weight relief for enhanced comfort and resonance
Created in the image of the hallowed PAF, a 490R (neck) and hotter 498T (bridge) showcase the power of Alnico magnets
Traditional looks, seminal tone, serious sustain
Expert setup makes this handcrafted, American-made guitar ready for immediate action
Don't just hold the rounded '50s neck profile...cradle it

FEATURES

  • Tuners: Traditional green-key tuners
  • Neck width: Historic 1-11/16" neck width
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Neck heel: Classic Les Paul neck heel
  • Carrying case: Padded gig bag
  • Body: Maple and mahogany with modern weight relief
  • Pickups: 490R and 498T humbuckers
  • Fingerboard: Thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Neck profile: Rounded '50s neck profile
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Gibson2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good feel (21)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Solid electronics (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (20)
  • Practicing (19)
  • Recording (15)
  • Small venues (15)
  • Rock concerts (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a Deal!

I was curious about this model, drawn to the idea of a 50s-style Les Paul, impressed at the price. But I guess I was a little wary of the "rounded neck...Read complete review

I was curious about this model, drawn to the idea of a 50s-style Les Paul, impressed at the price. But I guess I was a little wary of the "rounded neck profile" (I have small hands). That's what kept me from ordering one. Fortunately my local GC had one on display. The gold top model--caught my eye imediately. The second I had it in my hands, I had my answer about that neck. This guitar feels perfect. I honestly can't tell a difference between this and any other LP's I've tried. For the money, this is a great guitar, and a true Gibson Les Paul. It came set up perfectly, including spot-on intonation. The only flaw is fret edges that are not silky smooth the way I like. They're not bad but could be better. But this is a Studio model, after all: you're saving a lot of money by not paying for binding and a high-gloss finish and all that. And the techie at my GC said he will dress the frets for me under warranty, so my sole complaint is solved. I love this guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great value, good guitar, but mine has 1 problem

The good: the 2016 Les Paul 50's Tribute T is an exceptional value for the money. The satin finish, lack of binding, acrylic fretboard inlays, and a silk-screened (instead of...Read complete review

The good: the 2016 Les Paul 50's Tribute T is an exceptional value for the money. The satin finish, lack of binding, acrylic fretboard inlays, and a silk-screened (instead of inlayed) Gibson logo make the Tribute T far less expensive than usual for a Gibson Les Paul. The chunky 50's style neck profile is perfect for my hands, and the whole thing feels and sounds really, really great! Maybe it's the modern weight-relief in the body or the satin finish, but my 50's Tribute T has much more acoustic resonance than my glossy mid-90's Les Paul Classic.

The bad: unfortunately, I can only give 3 out of 5 stars because mine came with an electrical short in the output jack that causes intermittent signal noise and dropout. I know that this is one of the least expensive guitars in Gibson's 2016 line, but I still expect all of the parts to work properly. I plan to eventually replace all of the electronics anyway, so I'm keeping it because it plays really great, but this is a problem that should not happen with a brand new Gibson guitar.

Even with the quality control problem, this is still a great Gibson guitar for under a grand, which is a pretty amazing price point. I've been playing for over 20 years, and I've always primarily played Gibsons and Epiphones. If you love Les Pauls and don't care about a glossy finish or pearly, sparkly inlays or binding, then you should definitely check out the 50's Tribute T. Just be sure to check it very thoroughly.

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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a Deal!

By Dan

from Beaumont, CA

Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

I was curious about this model, drawn to the idea of a 50s-style Les Paul, impressed at the price. But I guess I was a little wary of the "rounded neck profile" (I have small hands). That's what kept me from ordering one. Fortunately my local GC had one on display. The gold top model--caught my eye imediately. The second I had it in my hands, I had my answer about that neck. This guitar feels perfect. I honestly can't tell a difference between this and any other LP's I've tried. For the money, this is a great guitar, and a true Gibson Les Paul. It came set up perfectly, including spot-on intonation. The only flaw is fret edges that are not silky smooth the way I like. They're not bad but could be better. But this is a Studio model, after all: you're saving a lot of money by not paying for binding and a high-gloss finish and all that. And the techie at my GC said he will dress the frets for me under warranty, so my sole complaint is solved. I love this guitar.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Looks and plays way better than you'd imagine

By Steve

from San Jose, CA

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Pros

  • great setup
  • Inexpensive
  • It's A Gibson Les Paul
  • Vintage Vibe

Cons

  • Cheap Strings

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

    I'm primarily a Fender guy - but once in a while I need something with a little more rock sound. I didn't want to spend $$$$ for something that wasn't going to be my main guitar. But this is so cool and fun to play, it just might become my main guitar! Sure, it done't have that famous fretboard binding or gloss finish or pearl inlay on the headstock -- but once you start playing you'll forget all that. I got the Honey Sunburst - it's much darker than the photo suggests -- and looks way better than I had imagined. Only negative -- I don't know if they shipped me a floor model from another store or not -- but the strings felt like they had wax build-up and sounded dead. But I always change the strings anyway -- so no big deal. Bottom line -- whether you wasn't a second (or third or fourth or...) guitar -- or even an entry-level Gibson will stay with you far longer than most entry-level guitars, check this thing out!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great value, good guitar, but mine has 1 problem

    By Robzilla178

    from Michigan

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great Value

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Control

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

    The good: the 2016 Les Paul 50's Tribute T is an exceptional value for the money. The satin finish, lack of binding, acrylic fretboard inlays, and a silk-screened (instead of inlayed) Gibson logo make the Tribute T far less expensive than usual for a Gibson Les Paul. The chunky 50's style neck profile is perfect for my hands, and the whole thing feels and sounds really, really great! Maybe it's the modern weight-relief in the body or the satin finish, but my 50's Tribute T has much more acoustic resonance than my glossy mid-90's Les Paul Classic.

    The bad: unfortunately, I can only give 3 out of 5 stars because mine came with an electrical short in the output jack that causes intermittent signal noise and dropout. I know that this is one of the least expensive guitars in Gibson's 2016 line, but I still expect all of the parts to work properly. I plan to eventually replace all of the electronics anyway, so I'm keeping it because it plays really great, but this is a problem that should not happen with a brand new Gibson guitar.

    Even with the quality control problem, this is still a great Gibson guitar for under a grand, which is a pretty amazing price point. I've been playing for over 20 years, and I've always primarily played Gibsons and Epiphones. If you love Les Pauls and don't care about a glossy finish or pearly, sparkly inlays or binding, then you should definitely check out the 50's Tribute T. Just be sure to check it very thoroughly.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow is all I can say

    By Eatincrow

    from Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

      I've played Fender for years and variations of knock off strats etc. I wanted a Les Paul for the authentic sound. The 50's tribute sounded so sweet compared to the other Gibson Les Paul's and Epiphones at the store that I tried. When I first played it, it felt awkward and like rough cut lumber compared to the guitars I am used to but the sound and sustain got my attention. I opted for the gold top which, at the time, struck me as god awful ugly. I got it home and on my own equipment, and after 2 days and over 10 hours of playing I am blown away at how easy this guitar is to play and all the different tones I have been able to create. I am eating some serious crow right now, but the best part is that it isn't heavy like the old ones used to be! You cant go wrong with this guitar in my opinion, especially at this price point. I would have preferred a case upgrade at a discount rate in lieu of the gig bag but not a deal breaker by any means.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again.

      By jay dee

      from bowling green, ky

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

        I have been playing for 60 years. This guitar sounds as the good old Gibson guitars sounded. Great to play, brings back old memories.

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar, Gibson made up for recent years

        By Jeff

        from Charlotte NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great looks
        • Solid Build
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

          I have been hesitant on Gibson's recent years as my 2009 Studio Faded outplayed and felt better than any model of recent years Les Paul models. I was told by a GC friend to check out the 16 models and they are solid. This guitar play great, well built, the finish is spot on and the pickups sound fantastic. Easily worth the money. Couldn't recommend it enough!

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Attention Discerning Buyers - Best Bang For The Buck LP

          By ABD26

          from Phoenix, Arizona

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

            If this LP had the extra glitter and exterior shimmering non-essentials, it would cost an additional $1000 from this price point. Here, though, you get all the bits, pieces, wood, and electronics that are absolutely necessary to rock. Pickups are hot baby, and so is its tone. Gold top is gorgeous. You won't want an upgrade after you get this. In a day of excess, do yourself a favor and get this minimalist model, that brings it like it was a custom.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best guitar I ever played

            By Scuba Steve

            from Kissimmee, FL

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

              As a beginner I am still learning but this the best guitar to play and learn the neck and body is smooth. Great sound through my amp. I wouldn't want to change anything on this guitar. Even if god forbid something breaks I would make sure it is Gibson parts. Whether you are a pro or a beginner like me it is the best guitar I ever played on. As much as I love my old Ibanez and my LDT Kirk Hammett Guitar. I can't out this Les Paul down

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Pretty bad to be honest

              By Dan

              from Syracuse, Ny

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Poor Pick Up
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

              Wanted a Les Paul at a lower price point. Bought the 50's Tribute Goldtop. Poor craftsmanship. There were nicks and dings all over it and it was new. The laquer on the neck began decaying almost immediately. The edges were horribly rolled, and it's hard to play, based on how slow the fretboard operates. Can't really go too quickly without my hands getting caught on the jabbing frets. The screw in the strap holder almost immediately fell out, and the hole was drilled poorly to begin with. I'm not sure if I got a bad one or not, but it was fresh out of the box. Really disappointed.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great buy its a beauty

              By Yojohn

              from Columbia SC

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                Great guitar. This is my first Gibson. I have had a couple of epiphones. They are fine guitars, however this one is awesome. It sounds great and feels great too. I could not be happier.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Value for the cost Gibson offers

                By Round the World

                from Birmingham, Alabama

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                  Other than needing a new set of strings straight out of the box, this guitar is awesome. If you are looking for a great sounding guitar for a very reasonable price, this is the one for you. I compared this guitar in stores to the ESP LTD EC-1000 and even though they are at the same price point, the Gibson is hands down the superior instrument. People say that you are only paying for the Gibson name but thats not the case with the 50's tribute. You are getting a great value at a really nice price.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Nope

                  By Nick

                  from Boston

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                  As soon as I opened the box I noticed a crack in the neck below the nut. Unacceptable. How did it make it out of the warehouse like this?

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good guitar, after a little tweaking

                  By Shane

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                    For the price, it isn't a bad guitar, but in all reality it's really just a Studio with different pickups. When I first got it, I had thought I made a mistake. I didn't like the tone at all. It sounded weak and had a horrible pick attack sound, even playing clean (playing through a Marshall DSL40). I rolled the tone and volumes back to get rid of the pick attack, but then it made the E and A string sound too deep. Also, being a short scale length, then 10's that came on it felt way too slinky (I play 10's on my Strat and they feel right). Restrung it to 11's solely for feel, but it woke the guitar up, even more than a simple restring should've. Most of the pick attack is gone, though still noticeable if you play with the volume and tone knobs at 10 all the time (this is due to the pickups that come in this guitar being fairly high gain), and the weight of the strings is perfect for this scale length, but most importantly, it took an empty sounding guitar and made it sound like it is playing through a much larger amp than it is. I would recommend this guitar if you aren't the type that just puts all your guitar knobs on 10 and try to only shape your sound with the amp controls.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Double Down Win!

                    By Ran

                    from New Orleans, LA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Looks great
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues
                      • Song Writing

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                      I have always been a student of guitars. I can't really explain why other than there is a thrill to playing and learning about guitars that matches no other buzz...for me. I have played all types and makes, to numerous to name here, but I doubt there are many brands I haven't tried...I have guitars I will not use at gigs and guitars that I will use at gigs and expose them to the bumps, drops, hits, beverage spills, cig bites and so on. It is common for there to be a sacrifice in look or tone regarding "live" instruments. The 50's Tribute has a remarkable looking flat finish with all the trimmings and flourish sonic wise of the Custom...of course it's not a Custom because it doesn't have the eloquent finish and didn't cost a zillion dollars. That guitar is in my inventory for home and studio use. The 50's Tribute is an affordable Gibson you can gig with and be assured your tone will be tight and full and there is a little less concern sacrificing it to dings and bruising...maintain the Gibson sonic integrity along with great value, great playability, amazing tone and it's a looker! By the way I liked the Satin Ebony finish so much I also purchased a 50's Tribute Gold Top.
                      Shout out and a big thanks to Trig and Jennifer at the New Orleans Guitar Center for the "good feel deal."

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Gibson needs to get that circuit board Outta there!

                      By Josh

                      from Colorado

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Rock Concerts

                        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                        Having been a fender player for almost 20 years I was in guitar center one day and saw this 50's tribute in honey burst hanging on the wall and immediately was drawn to it for some reason. I've always wanted a les Paul but was always too cheap to buy one. Well on a whim I took the leap from telecasters to les Paul's and haven't looked back ever since. Out of the box it requires no setup whatsoever. The pickups were good I suppose. But when I opened up the back plate and saw this circuit board contraption I was not happy. I know that wasn't around in les Paul's in the 50's. So I did some research and found a new wiring harness for it. Wired it 50's style and put orange crush capacitors in the thing as well as all new potentiometers for volume and tone. Even copper shielded everything. Replaced the pickups with Seymour Duncan 59's vintage blues set and I couldn't be happier. I had guitar center tech do all the work. People talk about the rounded neck being a nuisance, I don't have a problem honestly. Even coming from the slim telecaster necks I've always played it took some getting used to mostly just the width of the string spacings. But I figured that out within the first 5 minutes of playing. Bottom line is I have a Gibson that I love and play for a couple hours everyday that it custom to my specs and I love it.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best purchase ever!

                        By Guitar Mike

                        from Long Beach island,New Jersey

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                          I will use this in the majority of my recordings and all my live performances...

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Vintage Sunburst 50's Tribute T a pleasure to play

                          By The Midnight Rambler

                          from Huntsville, AL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Pick Up
                          • Good Tone
                          • Great Color
                          • Great Pickups
                          • Nice neck
                          • Solid Electronics

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Rock Concerts
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                            I played the Goldtop at GC, loved it but wanted the vintage sunburst. Wasn't sure if I would like the color, but when it arrived, holy cow, I LOVE the look of this guitar. The knobs look so professional against the goldish colored maple cap, I dig it man. And the guitar plays like a guitar that costs double this. I have played a lot of axes, and for the money, this maybe the best guitar out there! Great pickups, it wails..

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I love this thing

                            By premidlife crisis purchaser

                            from franklin, tn

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Pick Up
                            • Good Tone
                            • Solid Electronics

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing
                              • Recording
                              • Rock Concerts
                              • School Bands
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                              I have tried to play all my life but 4 years ago I got serious and learned the foundations. I had an epiphone SG that was a great start. Kinda like surfing, you want the big and stable platform to learn on before you get more advanced. I have jammed and played in front of groups before but never considered myself a good player, just good enough to play. So I decided I was ready to take that next step in quality that I think I was missing. When I recorded myself playing, the sound I was getting from my SG just did not sound right. I was running a marshall tube amp so tone and quality should not be the issue.

                              I have been shopping for a few months for an actual Gibson SG and every time I would go to the store, I kept seeing this gold top les paul. I picked it up a few times but I was just partial to the SG. Well after not being quite happy with any SG in terms of how it felt all strapped up, I decided to widen my search. Then one day I picked up the Gold top first before going through the SGs and frankly realized that this 50s tribute was in my opinion, the right guitar for me. Simple, all the bells I need without having to pay for the whistles that end up just being cosmetic. When i say cosmetic, I mean the binding and the clear coat stuff. One day if I get really good and end up playing in front of folks I may decide to buy and big time Les Paul but a this point, the 50s tribute fits me to a tee.

                              I will say, I was not supposed to get this for another few months but I saw where the 2017s were about to come out and they did not come in the satin vintage burst that I was infatuated with. So I went ahead and placed the order so I did not have to hope I could find it somewhere. I am so glad I did. My friends who do play and play very well seemed to love it. It has sounded awesome through any amp I plug it into

                              Mine came with a very nice gigbag, "birth certificate and baby picture".

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Purchase

                              By Wayne

                              from South Bend, IN

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fun To Play
                              • Good Feel
                              • Good Pick Up
                              • Good Tone
                              • Solid Electronics

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                                Love the feel, sound, and looks. Would recommend it highly to anyone. Even my wife was amazed at the sound of the guitar.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                PERFECT - A dream come true, go and get one

                                By Avi

                                from Israel

                                About Me Experienced

                                See all my reviews

                                Pros

                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel
                                • Good Pick Up
                                • Good Tone
                                • Solid Electronics

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Recording
                                  • Rock Concerts
                                  • School Bands
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T Electric Guitar:

                                  I fell in love with this one, it's AWESOME.
                                  Went to GC and tried several LP models, including more expensive ones and cheaper ones.
                                  For me this is the one - great feeling, great sound, great quality.

                                  Only thing I would need to do is lower the action a bit but that is it.

                                  It really is a wonderful guitar and I am 100% satisfied.

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