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Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar Honey Burst

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The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T takes things up a few notches to present one of the nicest pieces in this year' Gibson lineup. If you appreciate a deluxe top and superb pickups, you™ll love this one. ... 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.
  • 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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The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T takes things up a few notches to present one of the nicest pieces in this year' Gibson lineup. If you appreciate a deluxe top and superb pickups, you™ll love this one. It features the same tonewood combination that helped make the Les Paul a legend with the addition of a beautifully carved, solid Grade-AA maple top. The superior top wood lends bite and articulation to the sound while the mahogany body, with traditional weight relief, adds warmth and depth.

The neck sports Gibson' traditional nut width with a self-lubricating Graph Tech nut that helps in tuning and lets strings return to pitch following heavy string bends. A pair of Gibson ™57 Classic humbuckers are onboard, powered by alnico magnets and created exactly in the image of the original PAF-style pickups, offering up an inspiring array of authentic Les Paul tones.

Chrome hardware includes a tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and traditional manual tuners that add a vintage note, but with performance that is smooth and efficient. The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T comes ready to play in a traditional brown hardshell case.

Key features
Preserves the classic Les Paul tone, improves playing comfort, and enhances the guitar's resonance
Efficient performance with a vintage look
The original Les Paul neck width retains the playing feel that launched a thousand hits
Accurate return-to-pitch with heavy string bending - and great sustain - thanks to the dense, self-lubricating nut
The classic look and feel you know and love
The original Les Paul case style, now with enhanced protection
Stylish traditional inlays reflect this iconic guitar's original look
Seminal tone and feel, with increased sustain
Expert setup makes this handcrafted, American-made guitar ready for immediate action
Powered by Alnico magnets and wound with plain enamel-coated wire, these humbuckers capture hallowed PAF-inspired tone

FEATURES

  • Weight relief: Traditional weight relief for a lighter overall guitar
  • Tuners: Traditional manual tuners
  • Neck width: Traditional neck width of 1-11/16" at the nut
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Neck heel: Traditional Les Paul neck heel
  • Case: Traditional brown Les Paul hard shell case
  • Inlays: Historic trapezoid fingerboard inlays
  • Fingerboard: Thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Pickups: ™57 Classic humbucking pickups
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Gibson2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (12)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Could not ask for more, worth every dollar!!

I will keep it short.
If you can afford it and of course if you find it comfortable + you like the sound, then go for it.
This instrument is in a...Read complete review

I will keep it short.
If you can afford it and of course if you find it comfortable + you like the sound, then go for it.
This instrument is in a different level.

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Beware and Compare

Played two different guitar's of this model. Both sounded similar. They sounded pretty good at the store but that's where it ends. I brought one home and plugged it into a Mesa Mark...Read complete review

Played two different guitar's of this model. Both sounded similar. They sounded pretty good at the store but that's where it ends. I brought one home and plugged it into a Mesa Mark V:25. Mind you that I own six other Les Paul guitar's. All of which sound great through this amp. When playing the 2016 Traditional,I immediately noticed a tone that sounded gritty with very little string definition. Notes just lacked clarity. I spent hours adjusting pickup heights and pole piece's to no satisfaction. I even adjusted the settings on the amp. Tried it with a Marshall JVM 205C. Nothing seemed to work. I took it back to the store where the tech said it sounded fine to him and said it's just they way the guitar sounds. He never bothered to check the guitar out. So I returned it. I wanted to like the guitar but I could not get over how poor it sounded in comparison to my other Les Paul guitar's. I don't know if Gibson is using inferior pickups or electronics to cut costs. But I do know, it doesn't sound the way it should. So be cautious when trying these guitar's. Bring a trusty Les Paul with you and do a comparison through the same amp. That's what I'm going to do the next time I get a chance to try one of these. I hope you have a better experience then I did.

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(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2016

By Jared

from Northern Virginia

Pros

  • Gibson Returned 2012 Spec
  • No Mini E-tune
  • No Ugly Headstock
  • No Zero Fret Nut
  • The Neck Felt Like Butter

Cons

  • None Guitar Was Perfect

Best Uses

  • Any Gibson Lp Fans

Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

I picked up a Gibson Les Paul 2016 Traditional in Honey Burst. I absolutely love it. It sounds and plays amazing. I played a bunch of guitars which included PRS, Fender, Ibanez, Scheter and Gibson. The Fairfax store was busy but all the sales reps were still very laid back and let customers due to labor day sale. When I started playing Gibson's I first tried a studio 2016, then a 2016 LP Standard, then this 2016 Traditional. Finally Sarah got a Gibson 2014 CS RI 58 for myself to test A/B against 2016 Traditional. I did like the CS RI 58, however the 2016 Traditional was perfect. Sarah did an amazing job assisting with the sale and was very knowledgeable about Gibson Les Paul's.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best one in years.

By Jake

from Winter Park FL

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Pros

  • 50's Neck
  • Kluson Deluxe Tuners
  • Very Authentic Pickups

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

    I Just bought this last week and have really had a chance to put this thing to the test. I play through a 100 watt orange rockerverb MKII.

    This guitar is an absolute monster. Ignore the previous review about the sound issues, there had to have been something wrong with that guitar/amp.

    I can't find a flaw on it.

    The guitar responds to many playing techniques well.

    The tone is very late 50's. Extemely powerful and fat.

    this is definitely a great year to buy a gibson guitar. The past few years could have been better, but they are doing the right thing for their devoted players again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Why did I wait?

    By Wanna Be

    from Wausau, WI

    About Me Novice

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

        This 2016 Traditional is all I had hoped a Gibson Les Paul would be. It plays like a dream. It's well balanced. The fit and finish is amaising.
        This is my 4th year of learning to play the guitar. I went to lessons last night and my teacher said, man you must have been practicing this week. I was, but this guitar made me want to play. It plays that well! I'm 57 years old and just learning. I use to haul equipment, set up the PA and run lights for my freinds back in the early 80's. I would look at their LP's and say,"if I ever learn to play, I want a LP." Now I do. Thanks Gibson for a great guitar. Thanks GC for making it happen.

        (6 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Beware and Compare

        By Diamond Dave

        from Hanover PA

        Pros

        • Plays Great
        • Quality build

        Cons

        • Poor sound

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

          Played two different guitar's of this model. Both sounded similar. They sounded pretty good at the store but that's where it ends. I brought one home and plugged it into a Mesa Mark V:25. Mind you that I own six other Les Paul guitar's. All of which sound great through this amp. When playing the 2016 Traditional,I immediately noticed a tone that sounded gritty with very little string definition. Notes just lacked clarity. I spent hours adjusting pickup heights and pole piece's to no satisfaction. I even adjusted the settings on the amp. Tried it with a Marshall JVM 205C. Nothing seemed to work. I took it back to the store where the tech said it sounded fine to him and said it's just they way the guitar sounds. He never bothered to check the guitar out. So I returned it. I wanted to like the guitar but I could not get over how poor it sounded in comparison to my other Les Paul guitar's. I don't know if Gibson is using inferior pickups or electronics to cut costs. But I do know, it doesn't sound the way it should. So be cautious when trying these guitar's. Bring a trusty Les Paul with you and do a comparison through the same amp. That's what I'm going to do the next time I get a chance to try one of these. I hope you have a better experience then I did.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Could not ask for more, worth every dollar!!

          By Avi

          from Israel

          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 Traditional T Electric Guitar:

            I will keep it short.
            If you can afford it and of course if you find it comfortable + you like the sound, then go for it.
            This instrument is in a different level.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Absolutely fantastic guitar

            By Richie Rich

            from Cleveland, OH

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                This is a very good guitar. I was really on the fence with this one, but couldn't be happier with how it performs. Like many people, I've been frustrated with "features" Gibson has added over the past few years. I was glad to see most of the annoying ones gone with this guitar. There are still a few technical things I would change, but overall I'm really happy with the guitar!

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Solid & Stunning

                By Southern Soul

                from Oxford, GA

                Pros

                • excellent craftsmanship
                • Great tone
                • stunning finish

                Cons

                • Needed A Set Up

                Best Uses

                • Blues
                • Country
                • Hard rock
                • Rock

                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                This is one beautiful instrument w/ that distinct, iconic Les Paul tone. I've had mine for less than a week and can't seem to put it down. I always hesitated to buy one b/c of the price tag, but my fiancé decided to surprise me w/ one in tea burst as an early wedding present, and I'm thankful she did. If you're a fan of that old school Les Paul tone and feel you won't be disappointed w/ this guitar.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Mistake in my favor

                By Me

                from Tucson, AZ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                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 Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                  I wish I could actually review the guitar I ordered, a Traditional T. However someone at the distribution center goofed and sent a Standard T. Due to the error and how the computer systems are linked I ended up with the upgraded guitar at no additional cost. Guitar center rocks!

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this guitar.

                  By Buck

                  from Sandwich,Illinois

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming

                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                    I went to GC Friday intending to buy a Gretcsh,but tried about twenty guitars,some two or three times.My range was going to be 1000 to 1500 dollars.I wasnt really that impressed with anything in that range being any better than what i own now,EPiphone LP,entry level Strat,ES-175.When I Started to play the LP,I could instantly tell this was the best,because the fretboard fit my hand like a glove.The tone at fret 22 was incredibly clear.very easy to play.I guess you get what you pay for.Great guitar!

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The Les Paul I've Been Looking for

                    By Spacecowboy1

                    from Fairfax, VA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Classic Controls
                    • Classic Tone
                    • Great Finish

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                      I have been playing forty plus years, most guitar genres, and have had a number of Gibsons, mainly 335s and Les Pauls, that I have played in small venues and for recording. I have never really had a bad one, but this LP Traditional is one of the best. Before buying, I spent around two years playing Les Pauls, Standards, Traditionals, Customs, Supremes, even Custom Shop,with some PRS thrown in. There was always something that didn't convince me. This Honeyburst Traditional had the sound and the look that I had been looking for. I compared directly with the 2016 Standard and like the Traditional better. I must admit, the simpler controls and the more classic sound had an influence, but the aesthetics were also perfect, and every surface and joint was finished flawlessly. The Service at Fairfax GC was also flawless, and I want to thank the several people I've worked with over the last couple of years to find this guitar. Obviously, as with any guitar you're going to spend $2K + on, a particularly a Gibson, play and look at several until you find the one. When you do, only a Gibson will do.

                      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Powerful.

                      By R4G

                      from Tucumcari, NM

                      Pros

                      • BEAUTIFUL
                      • Easy to play
                      • Powerful
                      • Solid

                      Cons

                      • Action Way To Low
                      • Fret Buzz

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Melting faces
                      • Rocking
                      • Showing off

                      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                      This guitar is absolutely beautiful and it is hands down one of the most powerful guitars you will ever get your hands on. It can and will play anything you want to play. Gibson knew what they were doing when they made this guitar. It's everything ANY guitarist would want. It's amazing.

                      However, Mine does need some adjustments with the action. The low E string buzzes quite a bit and it's a real downer but I guess these things sometimes happen.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love my new Gibson Les Paul Traditional T

                      By Zanester

                      from Boise, Id.

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Recording

                        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                        I've played and recorded professionally ( top 40 then on to blues and jazz ) for over 40 years and I'm constantly looking for a solid sound that can do it all. The KISS rule. I've owned one of everything and was a Strat guy for a long long time but always missed the punch and growl of the LP. I recently spent several months playing a modded Epi standard LP and got inside the sound potential of the LP, clean and raw to modern blues and jazz. I paid the price of admission and It's my go to axe. Now and with the weight relief it's down it for me. Couldn't be happier.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        It's my new favorite guitar!

                        By JH

                        from Amarillo Tx

                        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 Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                          Got mine in desert burst. The picture on guitar center website doesn't do it justice. The flame maple top on mine is incredible. I love the tones I'm getting out of this guitar.Set up was great right out of the box.Personally I can't find a thing to complain about.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great guitar! Good value.

                          By Jim

                          from Portland OR

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Pick Up
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                            Plays great. Love the slightly rounded neck. Fat, killer tone, clean or crunch.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great prouct lines and pricing

                            By Johnnyboy

                            from Hancock,NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to play ,nice finish and a great value
                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Pick Up
                            • Good Tone
                            • Solid Electronics

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • A great all around guitar with lots of features
                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                              The whole experience at Guitar Center was great! The staff assisted me and answered all of my questions. I'll be using my guitar bucks for more accessories

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              This is just an awesome guitar

                              By Dr Dan

                              from Cleveland, OH

                              About Me Novice

                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing
                                • Recording
                                • Rock Concerts

                                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                                I bought this guitar to help round out my guitar types.
                                I have always wanted a high quality Gibson and that's exactly what I got.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great guitar

                                By Ryan

                                from Stowe VT

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Recording
                                  • Rock Concerts
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                                  Lots of fun!

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great

                                  By Jeff

                                  from Atlantis

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fun To Play

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Jamming

                                    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                                    It's great.

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Much enjoyment, playing this guitar!

                                    By KPBOutdoors

                                    from Eastern Shore, Maryland

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

                                    • Fun To Play
                                    • Good Feel
                                    • Good Tone

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Jamming
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                                      Purchasing this guitar was to upgrade from a similar model with less quality. An old 70's Electra made in Japan. Had some noise from the pick ups and just made it hard to play. So, now that I have this fine instrument, I play with more confidence. It feels good with my large hands and sound quality keeps me playing. Always wanted a Les Paul after listening to Mr. James Patrick Page!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      I would buy this product again

                                      By Alex

                                      from Nashville

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Feel
                                      • Good Tone
                                      • Solid Electronics

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar:

                                          I have several classic 50's Les Pauls. This guitar is KILLER. I have played everywhere and I tell you this is THE best Les Paul I have ever played. Remember, guitars are like cars, one comes off the assembly line and is perfect and the one behind it is a lemon. But the one I bought is KILLER!!!

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