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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar Wine Red

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With all the usual features of a classic Gibson Les Paul, including a mahogany body, bound mahogany neck, and a bound maple top, this guitar has some unique features that really make it a true player’... Click To Read More About This Product

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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
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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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Overview

With all the usual features of a classic Gibson Les Paul, including a mahogany body, bound mahogany neck, and a bound maple top, this guitar has some unique features that really make it a true player’s guitar. Locking Grover tuners are standard, with a very easy to play “Vintage C” shape neck. It comes with a ’57 Classic Humbucker in the neck position and a Super ’57 Humbucker in the bridge position.

The truly great thing about this guitar is the electronics. It has two coil-split push/push pots for each individual pickup, which allows you to turn your pickups from a humbucker to a single-coil with a push of the volume knob. The bridge tone control also acts as a push/push coil-split selector. This is a very cool feature allowing you to select which coil is active when the humbucker is in the single-coil setting, giving you all the tonal control you could ever want. And this guitar would not be complete without a 10db boost push/push pot, allowing you to boost your sound that extra bit for those solos and leads.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C vintage
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Matte
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Not specified
  • Fret size: info not available
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays:
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: '57 Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Super '57
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Boost 
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • 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: Grover locking
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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GibsonLes Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

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    (2)

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87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolutely stunning guitar

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV is an amazing guitar! I was considering the purchase of the Gibson Les Paul Traditional T, however it has a larger neck. I stopped by Guitar...Read complete review

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV is an amazing guitar! I was considering the purchase of the Gibson Les Paul Traditional T, however it has a larger neck. I stopped by Guitar Center near Memphis and they had this Iced Tea beauty. The string height was a little high so the nice folks there adjusted it for me multiple times. It plays like a dream! The push/push knobs work perfectly and the sound this guitar makes is amazing. I added some aged nickle pickup covers and a "Traditional" truss rod cover to finish it out.
This this is MASSIVELY heavy. I love it! I don't know if it has minimal weight relief, or none at all, but it's a solid feeling piece of machinery. If you prefer light guitars go with an SG or LP Studio. If you want a vintage feel, this fits the bill!

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Nice guitar, but not what was advertised

This is a pretty nice guitar, and pretty expensive. I ordered this guitar in Iced Tea. The plain maple top is really pretty, and it plays well, sounds good, and came free...Read complete review

This is a pretty nice guitar, and pretty expensive. I ordered this guitar in Iced Tea. The plain maple top is really pretty, and it plays well, sounds good, and came free of most of the common Gibson quality control issues.

However, the guitar I got was in a box labelled "Les Paul Traditional Pro III." The serial number card showed the model number of the guitar as a Les Paul Traditional Pro III. The back of the guitar is red, not natural as shown in the photos online. The neck of the guitar has a gloss finish, not the matte finish described in the text online.

I'd consider exchanging it for a new one, but I am pretty sure the new one will have the same issues, so I'll probably just return it.

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy it now.

By Russ

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

Can't say enough great things about this guitar. Absolutely love it. Amazing sound and build quality. I haven't shown it to one person who wasn't blown away by it.

The 57 Classic pickups have an incredibly raw, growling sound. With all of the awesome features such as the 10db boost, single coil pickup selector and coil splitting, it's a no brainer. This guitar does it all.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely stunning guitar

By Derek

from Mid Missouri

Pros

  • Fit/Finish
  • Playability
  • Price
  • Quality
  • Sound/Pickups
  • Traditional Weight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

      The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV is an amazing guitar! I was considering the purchase of the Gibson Les Paul Traditional T, however it has a larger neck. I stopped by Guitar Center near Memphis and they had this Iced Tea beauty. The string height was a little high so the nice folks there adjusted it for me multiple times. It plays like a dream! The push/push knobs work perfectly and the sound this guitar makes is amazing. I added some aged nickle pickup covers and a "Traditional" truss rod cover to finish it out.
      This this is MASSIVELY heavy. I love it! I don't know if it has minimal weight relief, or none at all, but it's a solid feeling piece of machinery. If you prefer light guitars go with an SG or LP Studio. If you want a vintage feel, this fits the bill!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A DREAM COME TRUE!!!!!!!!

      By Dustin

      from Ohio

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

      I am 38. Ever since high school I have dreamed of owning a Gibson les Paul. I own many epiphone(all of which I love) but I always wanted a Gibson. With the higher cost I felt it was not a possibility. One day I decided that was it, I started saving and before I realized I had enough to buy this guitar. Before this I never in my life played a gibson. I was blown away by this guitar!! The tone is classic, the playability is incredible, I can play any style of music with this guitar!!!! Worth every penny!! Every time I see I am impressed with its looks. A TRUE DREAM COME TRUE!!!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      True Gibson Les paul

      By guitar man

      from Southern IN.

      Pros

      • Solid mahogany, grover locking tuners, 57's

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lead guitar, rhythm guitar

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar on a whim. Walked into guitar center to a buy humx ground lift debugger and seen this guitar. It has been hard to find a real Gibson Les Paul with the features of solid mahogany, 57's, grover locking tuners, and everything else to create a true 80's Les Paul. It is heavy but the tone comes from the wood, and the more wood the more tone. But this one has it all and at the price I paid for it I would do it all over again. What I didn't know at the time of purchase was the added electronics,the true push push coil splits (both pickups) humbuckers to single coil, push push 10db gain control, and here's the real cool thing, push push coil selector allowing which humbucker is ACTIVE in single coil selection. I have never been a fan of active pickups but the different combinations is endless and nice to have for achieving just about any sound. This guitar is definitely a keeper and would highly recommend to the ones who know the true sound of a real Les Paul!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Nice guitar, but not what was advertised

        By Supergome

        from SC

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

        This is a pretty nice guitar, and pretty expensive. I ordered this guitar in Iced Tea. The plain maple top is really pretty, and it plays well, sounds good, and came free of most of the common Gibson quality control issues.

        However, the guitar I got was in a box labelled "Les Paul Traditional Pro III." The serial number card showed the model number of the guitar as a Les Paul Traditional Pro III. The back of the guitar is red, not natural as shown in the photos online. The neck of the guitar has a gloss finish, not the matte finish described in the text online.

        I'd consider exchanging it for a new one, but I am pretty sure the new one will have the same issues, so I'll probably just return it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        pro iv vs. pro 3

        By michael

        from undisclosed

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • with the coil tap you can get any sound you want

        Cons

        • heavy as hell

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

          to the guy that didn't know about the matte finish or the hi gloss .ok I have both the pro 3 and the pro 4 you have the pro 4 the 3 has the matte natural finish and the 4 has the nitros finish on it. pick ups the same both of mine are in iced tea I like both of mine and they are extremely high build quality the pick on this is of the pr0 3

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible deal for a Les Paul

          By Alan

          from Portland Or

          Pros

          • Feel
          • Tone
          • Value

          Cons

          • Non yet

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

            I was looking into buying a les paul that I had wanted since I started playing guitar but could never afford. Finally saved up enough money for a studio when I saw this guitar for the killer price it's listed for and decided to take the plunge. I don't know what to say besides I fell in love with this guitar the moment I brought it home. The versatility in sounds this guitar can produce is unbelievable. The harmonic response is incredible. This guitar is the best guitar I believe you can buy for the money. Everything is just so easy to play on it and it feels so comfortable. Buy this guitar you will not regret it. The best deal on a real Gibson Les Paul you can get! Not to mention it looks like a piece of art I could hang on my wall just for decoration. It is beautiful. I can not recommend this guitar highly enough.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar!

            By Josh

            from Monkton Maryland

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

            I'm in a band that plays a wide variety of songs and was looking for one guitar that could do it all and I believe I have found it. The range of tones available to you with this guitar is amazing, you can split both humbuckers and select which coil is active when split, and you have a 10db boost. I tend to play with the volume and tone knobs to adjust my sound on the fly and having four more options is just a joy. The pickups sound PHENOMENAL I have a 61 reissue SG with a 57 classic in the bridge and can honestly say the super 57 blows it away in every category. Every moment I spent playing this guitar was pure sonic bliss! The description says the neck finish is matte but mine had a gloss finish which is a plus for me and it adds to the striking good looks of this guitar, the pictures DO NOT do it justice. The locking tuners work well and the guitar arrived in perfect tune (believe it or not ymmv) and it plays like a dream. I can't recommend this guitar enough, especially at the sale price. The only downside is it's really heavy and might be uncomfortable for smaller players.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Poor Quality Knobs

            By rockNroller

            from West Palm Beach, FL

            Pros

            • Nice looking
            • Nice sound

            Cons

            • Poor quality knobs
            • Poor warranty coverage

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

              I bought my Les Paul Traditional Pro new from Guitar Center (they are good people). It was in its Gibson case in my air conditioned house for about year undisturbed (I have MANY guitars). I opened the case to show the guitar to a friend and 2 of the 4 knobs were cracked in half. No problem I thought because of the Gibson lifetime warranty card that came with my guitar. When I requested warranty coverage, I was told that knobs are not covered. I believe that Gibson's quality is not as good as it was. I had a 2006 Gibson Les Paul Studio for 10 years that was played a lot and the knobs on it never cracked in half.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome guitar!!

              By Marcelo Sacco

              from São Paulo, Brazil

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • beautiful finishing
              • great playability
              • great variety of tones
              • it''s a gibson!

              Cons

              • weight

              Best Uses

              • all uses

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

              I also own a epiphone les paul afd and this one exceeded my expectations! The tone / volume controls gives you a great flexibility in terms of tones. Playability is also great! The gloss finishing, the pickups, locking tuners... all this makes this guitar a great deal! Definitely a high end instrument!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This one spoke to me

              By Kevin M

              from Naperville, IL

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

              I dropped by the Naperville, Il store and played a couple LP Studio Deluxe IV. They really did no speak to me. Then I tried a classic. It was pretty, but as best I could tell, sounded very much like the Studio. Then the very helpful Stephen brought me a Traditional IV. Within 30 seconds I was seduced. The neck fit my hand and was very comfortable. But the tone...oh the tone of those '57 classic pickups. So, sweet, clear and full sounding! I was done looking. I found the one that spoke to me.

              As others have noted, the box and model number indicated a Traditional III. However, if you read the description, it is surely a Traditional IV. The III has a satin body side and back while the IV has a fully gloss body. The III has G Force electronic tuners with green plastic keys while the IV has locking Grover tuners with chrome keys. The color appears to be Ice Tea, not Honey Burst. Finally, my serial number starts with 17 which indicates it is a 2017 model year. All this, to me, adds up to a Traditional IV. I think Gibson just did not get the model designation coordinated with the model change over. Anyway it spoke to me and that is all I really care about. ;-)

              OH. I forgot. My wife took me to GC to pick out a Father's Day present...mission accomplished!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar

              By None

              from Miami, Fl.

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

              My first Les Paul and new guitar purchase in over 20 years. This guitar really rocks! All of the traditional Les Paul sounds are there, plus some tele sounds with the coil split activated. Combine usable coil splits with boost availability and the guitar is very versatile. As some others have noted on the internet, this Trad Pro iv came in a Trad iii box and the serial number is consistent with a 60s slim Trad Pro iii. I'm not knowledgeable enough to confirm this is a 60s slim neck as opposed to the listed " vintage C" , whatever that is, but I think the one I bought is a 60s slim. And I'm no expert in pickups, period. So I guess resale value could be a concern. You can checkout the positive reviews elsewhere on the internet. The only negative remarks on I have noticed on the internet are regarding the iii-iv issues. If you can buy it on sale it's a great value too. I love this guitar!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My Best Guitar Addition Yet

              By Davy Joe

              from T&T

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

              World of features.. Great tone options and legendary sound..

               
              5.0

              Gibson Nailed It

              By Hobos on the Loose

              from Springfield, MO

              About Me Experienced

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

              Literally love every component built into this model. Gibson packed a LOT of options into this one...which is amazing for this price point, imo. You'll love the pickups, easy playability (I prefer the slimmer neck it provides) and locking tuners (it rarely goes out of tune).

              Construction, intonation, neck (straight as an arrow) and cosmetics....all good.

               
              5.0

              It spoke to me

              By Kevin

              from Naperville, IL

              Pros

              • Finish
              • Neck
              • Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

                  The day I bought this guitar i tried several other Les Paul models.. Then I tried the Traditional IV. Wow! I knew this was the one in less than a minute. The neck was just right and the tone was exactly what I was looking for. The 57 classic/super 57 combo had just the sparkle I was looking for. Finally, the finish is perfect. I could not find a flaw. It is a beautiful guitar.

                  Some others have commented on the box markings indicating Traditional Pro III. My box actually had both markings. The Traditional pro IV marking was a Guitar Center sticker with the serial number and "Traditional Pro IV" as the model. In addition, the receipt from GC indicated it is a Trad Pro IV. The box sticker from the factory indicated Trad Pro 3 and Honey Burst. Clearly mine is not a honey burst. It is an Iced Tea burst. The Traditional Pro line is made for the big guitar retailers and I have to assume there is some lag in the factory labeling during the model switch over. Anyhow, I he absolutely no doubt this is a Tradtional Pro IV.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  4.0

                  awesome

                  By Bandit

                  from Philly

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • awesome sound love the 57 classics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro IV Electric Guitar:

                      played the Traditional and the Standard, like the Trad Pro IV the best. Pick ups sounded better and plays easy

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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