Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar  

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Since its introduction in 1955, The Gibson Les Paul Special has faithfully served the working musician as a reliable, professional-quality electric guitar at an affordable price. The new Les Paul Spec... Read More

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Overview

Since its introduction in 1955, The Gibson Les Paul Special has faithfully served the working musician as a reliable, professional-quality electric guitar at an affordable price. The new Les Paul Special Pro EX continues this tradition by offering ample bang-for-the-buck; packing more value than ever into this iconic workhorse.

Key features of the Les Paul Special T include a '60s Slim-Taper neck with a hand applied smooth satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish, Alnico V Burstbucker Pro pickups, push/pull coil split function for each pickup on the tone pots, gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, cream neck binding and pickup rings, vintage gold tophat knobs and Kluson traditional tuning machines. Includes gig bag.

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper standard
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Nitrocellulose
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dot
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: BurstBucker Pro
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Zebra BurstBucker Pro
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull volume controls
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kluson traditional tuning machines
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Plek setup, angled headstock, 0.055" fret height, Tektoid nut, cream binding and pickup bezels, vintage Gibson top hat control knobs
  • Case: Gig bag
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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GibsonLes Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this guitar.

I received this guitar a few days after i purchased it. I pulled it out of the case and was very happy with guitar. The action is very low, plays like a dream....Read complete review

I received this guitar a few days after i purchased it. I pulled it out of the case and was very happy with guitar. The action is very low, plays like a dream. I loved the coil tap feature on this guitar. I also loved the belly cut in the back and is super light compared to my other Gibson's. I actually purchased the cherry and the honey burst.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dissapointed

Though I owned a Gibson acoustic years ago, this new purchase has fallen short of my expectations. It appears that the pride in craftsmanship has bottomed out at the Gibson manufacturing plant. Though...Read complete review

Though I owned a Gibson acoustic years ago, this new purchase has fallen short of my expectations. It appears that the pride in craftsmanship has bottomed out at the Gibson manufacturing plant. Though the LP that I purchased was reasonably priced, I still anticipated a quality product in which I expected based on the Gibson name. The tone and volume knobs were offset during placement and the guitar has a sloppy difficult action. There is a chance that with a proper set up that the action may be adjusted however, I'm not sure if this will correct the staying in tune issue.

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5.0

My first Les Paul!

By Lisa

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

LOVE my Les Paul! Came set up right out of the box with a note from final tech who tested it. Zebra pickups are beautiful against the crimson finish. Tuners are chrome, not the vintage Les Paul, but they hold their tuning well. Overall sound and action is fantastic! Very pleased with this guitar and look forward to years of enjoyment.

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5.0

I love this guitar!

By Ramona

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

Excellent instrument for an eleven year old girl!! and the customer service at the Round Rock store was awesome. Elliot was wonderful.

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5.0

GREAT BUY

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

I have had fake Les Pauls, but this is the real deal. Love it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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1.0

Dissapointed

By Gus

from Sacramento

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

Though I owned a Gibson acoustic years ago, this new purchase has fallen short of my expectations. It appears that the pride in craftsmanship has bottomed out at the Gibson manufacturing plant. Though the LP that I purchased was reasonably priced, I still anticipated a quality product in which I expected based on the Gibson name. The tone and volume knobs were offset during placement and the guitar has a sloppy difficult action. There is a chance that with a proper set up that the action may be adjusted however, I'm not sure if this will correct the staying in tune issue.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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4.0

Nice Tone and Solid Value

By Mr Mellow

from West Michigan

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Burstbucker Pro's
  • Coil Tapped
  • Dark Rosewood
  • Good Finish
  • Good Tone
  • Neck Binding
  • Nice Weight

Cons

  • Quality is Hit & Miss

Best Uses

  • Studio or Stage

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

I bought 3 of these on sale. I sold one, one was defective (crack near nut) and kept the best one. The defective one sounded poor right out of the box. The other two both sounded great. One was a bit warmer and darker while the other was brighter. Since my number one is a Les Paul Traditional that is darker sounding, I kept the brighter Les Paul Special. It sounds great, different but as good as the much more expensive Traditional.

On the down side, one guitar out of three being defective isn't a good ratio. Also, the set ups on all three had very high action and I prefer low action. However, the need to set up to your own preferences should be expected so I can't deduct points for that.

If you get a good one, this guitar is a great value. If not, return it and try again:)

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  • No

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5.0

A full blown Gibson Les Paul for a crazy cheap price!

By Donna

from East Tennessee, USA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful nitrocellulose gloss finish
  • Burstbucker Pro pickups
  • Coil splitting
  • Fretboard binding with nibs
  • Frets PLEK'D
  • Lightweight
  • Quality materials & workmanship
  • Slim 60's neck profile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Country Rock
  • Metal
  • Rock
  • Southern Rock

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

These Burstbucker Pro pickups will easily overdrive a tube amp when called for but will cool down when the guitar's volume is lowered a smidge. The neck pickup sings and sustains for days! The workmanship & quality of materials is top-notch & the slim 60's neck profile is a breeze to play on, even for smaller hands. The fretboard binding is a really nice touch and is smooth. The nitrocellulose gloss finish is perfect: glossy but not sticky. This is a light weight Les Paul that won't break your back OR your budget!

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  • No

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5.0

Amazing guitar which has two major flaws and a million cons

By John Lizard

from Katy, Texas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fantastic FLEK action
  • Great 60's fast playing neck
  • Professional Nitro Finish
  • Professional Sound
  • Wide variety of tones
  • Wonderful pickups

Cons

  • Body is not carved
  • No Maple cap

Best Uses

  • Professional recording, gigging, practiciing

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

I was blessed, lucky and charmed to get this guitar for the price I did. I love it. It has charm, excellent tuners, excellent neck, excellent pickups, excellent finish, great electronics, resonates and is a Gibson Les Paul.

or is it?

It's really like a SOUPED up Gibson Les Paul JR.

The neck is glued on. The action is perfect. The guitar couldn't be prettier. There's no pickguard. I'm not a fan of pickguards. But it lacks two crucial elements. It does not have a maple cap therefore it won't sound QUITE like a Les Paul. It almost sounds like a Les Paul. It almost sounds like an SG. But it's somewhere in between. However, if you're one of those "wood don't make no difference" folks then forget what I'm saying. It's not a deal killer for me. The lack of carved neck is right out of the book of Les Paul JR. Oh, then there's binding on the body. No binding on the body and I don't care about that. Anyway, add those 3 things and you have a Les Paul standard. Take them away you have a souped up awesome Les Paul JR.

Why souped up? Well, it doesn't have p90's like your typical Les Paul JR. It has Burstbucker pro's and those are awesome. They have a rich sound. Then you can split them for even more variety of tones.
Guitar has binding on the neck and the frets feel perfect. Not sharp. Not high. Perfect. Action is low. Guitar smells like cotton candy. Or nitrocellulos. It is gorgeous. Even my wife thinks so. It's an awesome versatile guitar and I love it.

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  • No

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5.0

Great LP. Great price!!!

By Guitarbob

from Maryland

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

This LP is a great value. The finish is very nice. The Burstbucker pickups have a nice tone. The coil-split gives a wide range of tones for different songs. The playability is great. I really like the neck banding that you don't get on cheaper LP models. I also like the Grover tuners better than the G-Force tuners offered on some other models. A heavy duty gig bag comes with the guitar. I would have preferred a real case.

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  • No

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5.0

Very nice guitar at an incredible price.

By P-Head

from Kentucky

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

This guitar was setup very nicely. It is lighter than my Les Paul Studio. Great sustain and sound.

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  • No

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5.0

I would buy this guitar.

By KC

from ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Special T Burstbucker Pro Electric Guitar:

I received this guitar a few days after i purchased it. I pulled it out of the case and was very happy with guitar. The action is very low, plays like a dream. I loved the coil tap feature on this guitar. I also loved the belly cut in the back and is super light compared to my other Gibson's. I actually purchased the cherry and the honey burst.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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