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Gibson 2016 Les Paul Traditional T Electric Guitar Wine Red

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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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Overview

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 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2016

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,...Read complete review

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.

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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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(2 of 2 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.

    (1 of 1 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 3 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!

        (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

          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.

            (1 of 1 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.

              (5 of 5 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.

                  (2 of 3 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!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great prouct lines and pricing

                    By Buster

                    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

                      (3 of 3 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!

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