Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar  

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The 1960s Tribute electric guitar consists of a basic Gibson Les Paul chassis with all the essential elements needed to rock including a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece and Kluson... Read More

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The 1960s Tribute electric guitar consists of a basic Gibson Les Paul chassis with all the essential elements needed to rock including a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece and Kluson-style tuners keep it all rock-solid and resonant and its gnarly P-90 tone stays true to the Les Paul style.

A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Pauls rock for nearly 60 years. Authentic vintage-style finishes present a guitar with the look of a well played original, while the instrument's unbound body and neck keep it in line with the popular Les Paul Studio line.

The headstock of the Gibson Les Paul Studio 1960s Tribute is equipped with Grover Kluson style green keys. With a gear ratio of 14:1, these tuners deliver precision tuning in a durable housing that provides maximum protection for the gear and string post. The Gibson Les Paul's Tune-O-Matic bridge, sets a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. The Tune-O-Matic provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes.

Both the neck and bridge position pickups are equipped with cream-colored screaming single-coil P-90 pickups. The P-90 was the standard pickup on all Gibson guitars in the late 1940s and into the 1950s and because of its crisp, bright tone it has experienced resurgence in popularity with many of today's modern rockers. These classic Gibson guitar pickups deliver sizzling, slightly gritty midrange roar. You'll find that the P-90s' high output and biting treble has more nuanced harmonic coloring than the typical single-coil pickup.

Features
  • Model name: Gibson Les Paul Studio 1960s Tribute Electric Guitar
  • Body style: Single-cutaway carved top Les Paul
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Finish: Worn nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Headstock Inlay: Gibson Logo
  • Silkscreen: Gibson Logo plus Les Paul Model script
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Slim Taper '60s
  • Neck joint: Set
  • Nut: Corian
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fret dressing/nut cutting: Gibson PLEK system
  • Fingerboard inlays: fFgured acrylic trapezoids
  • Hardware plating: Chrome
  • Tuners: Grover Kluson style green keys
  • Pickups: Gibson P90 with cream covers
  • Pickup selector: 3-way Switchcraft
  • Controls: volume, volume, tone, tone
  • Knobs: cream top hats with chrome inserts
  • Pickguard: cream
  • Bridge: Nashville Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: stopbar
  • Case: Gibson deluxe gig bag
Specifications
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
    Fingerboard radius: 12"
    Number of frets: 22
    Nut Width: 1.695"
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GibsonLimited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar
 
4.8

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4.0

Fantastic value, superb guitar

By Jeff Crook

from Hammond, IN

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

Bought one of these from GC 6 months ago and it is the best ax I have ever bought for under the price range. I own an American Strat, American Tele and a LP Traditional Pro. I have owned many guitars over the last 30 years or so and this LP is the best I have ever played in this price range. It is a steal. The P 90's have a growl all their own and the set up and build quality of this guitar is second to none. I bought the worn Honeyburst and the picture does not do the guitar justice. If you want a great playing, great sounding ax and if you can live without the binding o the neck and body this is a really nice guitar. In fact, if someone told me I could have any guitar I wanted at this price this would be my choice.

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4.0

Nice but expected a bit more for the price

By Tim Schmidt

from Lake Stevens, WA

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

Don't get me wrong, this is a nice guitar overall. But there are some places where they went a bit cheap in my mind. The plastic knobs on the tuning pegs look & feel like they will break when you touch them. The stock strings suck, had to change them all out after only an hour. I don't know what kind they are, but definitely cheepos. the strings rattle much more than I would expect for an almost $1K guitar. Should be adjusted better from the factory. My pickups were both pretty loose and moved it I even slightly bumped them. But, I love the way this thing sounds & plays! The P90's rock & the playability is fantastic. Mine is the worn Ebony and it looks amazing with the tan pick guard & pickup's along with the vintage knobs. The slight wear marks are in the perfect places and look just right, not over done. This is the first Les Paul I have owned & it won't be my last. I have been a Fender guy mostly & that is what I am judging this one against. I would buy this guitar again, but I would have a full set-up done on it before I took it from the store first next time.

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5.0

nice guitar. good price

By Rusty Shackleford

from Manchester, CT

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

les paul studios are great guitars. if u want one with humbuckers get the studio deluxe. dont compromise. but for a p-90 guitar this is great. i got it in cherry burst at guitar center, which has a great selection. if you cant find what you want there then there is no guitar in the world for you that will make you happy or play better or whatever. it beats me how this is only 50 dollars more than the sg 60s tribute. i guess those horns require a lot of sanding. i tried this and a traditional pro gold top and went home with this. i wanted a p90 les paul and this was the right choice. the finish had a couple small imperfections around the rim of the body (in the area where binding would go) but theyre small and hard to notice. but thats how all of the worn finish models are. ive seen some a lot worse than mine. mine isnt bad at all and actually looks kind of like wear from playing. kind of like the intended old/ worn look that gibson is going for. i raised the pups on mine when i got it home. for a less expensive LP this is great. you dont have to worry so much about scratching it and stuff like that and it is very woody feeling. anyway. try before buy. this isnt that limited either, so no rush. gibsons cranking these out im sure.

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4.0

honeyburst studio

By anthony york

from Delavan IL

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar a month ago, and i love it but in all fairness i am dissapointed that the Epiphone Les paul std. I have had for several years id a far better guitar playability wise, the frets on the Gibson are very rough on the fingertips sliding up or down the fretboard, otherwise this is a fine machine

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5.0

ABOVE EXPECTATIONS

By neale murray

from CBUS Ohio

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

Went to my local GC to buy a pedal, came home with a gold top! Apparently there is another run of gold top tributes being issued? I originally went in to buy a plimsoul pedal, saw this on the rack and couldn't believe my luck. Now, dribble aside, here is the review. magnificent finish_ perfect paint, neck straight, frets glued in without ooze, perfect set up. Intonation spot on. body is 2 piece, almost one, just a small join, smooth slim neck, (better than my Sg standard)sustain all night, great feel, SOUNDS INCREDIBLE. If you are on the fence about this model jump off and get one. You will be very happy. Great quality and tone through the roof.P90's have wonderful breakup with medium gain, Beyond my expectations, Gibson quality at its best. Well worth the $800. Nice, very very nice.

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5.0

Buy This Guitar!

By Rex

from Manchester, CT

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

This guitar has got to be one of the best deals around. As an ex Guitar Center salesman, and pro player I've seen, played and owned just about everything. Every guitar is different out of the box, and some of these may need setups but mine played like a dream right out of the box, mid-low snappy action and AMAZING sustain, sweet juicy tone. I've been unhappy with a lot of Gibson purchases in the past, and up until now have certainly not been praising Gibson. In fact, I recently sold my last gibson to buy two Fenders because I was frustrated with Gibson. This guitar has very well changed my mind. And it sounds great through Peavey, Fender and Mesa (all of them tube) Mine also stays in tune for a long time 9which is not a typical feature of Gibsons) If I was selling someone this guitar, the cons would be the finish, and the weight. The guitar is just light, typical for a guitar in the gibson studio line, but may be even a bit lighter. Definitely lighter than a classic or traditional or standard. Some people would wine that this weight difference affects tone. And while yes, literally there may be a tone power difference, the difference is tiny, and not noticeable by 99% of people. If you know how to play guitar, this guitar (or any other decent guitar) will sound great regardless of something like weight. (I've found that usually the people that complain about things like that, and swear that there is a huge difference, are the people that can't play and are making up for it with what they think is savvy and knowledge) Now the finish. The finish is that worn finish that gibson released a few years ago to drop the price of the studio Les Pauls. So there is nothing any different about these finishes, but just know that the finish will look a little cheaper, and be a little duller. I've seen all of these finishes in person, and the pictures here do glorify the finishes a little bit. One factor that can greatly increase the price of a guitar is the wood that they use. Not all Maple is created equal... now a lot of times (especially with Les Pauls) the increase in the price of the wood comes from the look of the grain, not the sound. Some exotic woods do sound better on the super high end guitars, but when you're paying more for better maple, its more for the more attractive grain, and subsequent better looking finish. This guitar has some pretty bland looking grain, and is not match-booked. But that's it, it just looks a little duller. If you don't care about looks then none of this matters. I've always wanted a Gold-Top, so that's what I got. Because of the Gold Top, none of the grain shows through, so... no problem :) . Now all of this, is minor, and I'm going into way more detail than necessary, but I would want my customer to know that when they took this thing out of the box, it won't be as shiny as a more expensive Les Paul. ONLY LOOKS!!! If looks are important to you, then go with the gold top, the ebony, or the white so the grain is hidden. and of course, being a studio there isn't a binding, or ebony fretboard, but for 800 bucks who cares?! if all of these things matter to you, and you have a little more money to spend then check out the gibson traditional pro w/ P90s. It's a Les Paul with the heavier weight, binding, and the more expensive finish. It may not be on the website with P90s, but I did see one in my local guitar center this week. What you are getting with this studio tribute is: a great sounding figured maple top the awesome gibson vintage tuners beautiful hardware great sounding P90s a guitar with all the soul and character of an original 60s LP Buy one! Buy one! Buy one!

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5.0

Awesome Axe!

By Joe

from Cleveland, OH

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar a couple weeks ago at guitar center and it is by far my favorite guitar. I have been playing for a while and owned a couple other les pauls, but this one just screams. I love the matte finish and the pickups sounds great. Definitely snag one before they stop making them.

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5.0

60's Tribute Worn Gold Top LP

By kmw

from Wonderland, Oregon

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

So far so good...Awesome tone, and much lighter then the LP Custom. Nice action and easy to play. P90's sound very warm and notes hang as long as I need them too. The multi-piece back is matched well, but the fact that Gibson is using more then one or two pieces for the back reminds me of Gibson's awful guitar period in the late 60's early 70's, although these play and sound better then those did. Nice guitar at a nice price.

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5.0

a fine instrument

By rocboye

from Syracuse, NY

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

I picked up my cherry burst the other day and I must say I am very impressed. It plays great, sounds great, looks great. The grain of the wood is visible through a finish that is beautiful and a little shinier than I thought a 'worn finish' would be. I love the ease of playing. Seems like the scale of the neck is a little shorter than my SG Standard? My friends are all ooohing and aahhhing over this one. I also appreciate the guys at GC Syracuse for working with me on the transaction. BUY NOW OR CRY LATER!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy before they're gone!

By Bradley Blair

from Grand Rapids, MI

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for around a month now and it's pretty awesome. I love the p-90's and the slim neck. This guitar DOES need to be set up to play to its full potential. The nut def needs to be filed. After that you've got a real winner. I got the honeyburst, the back is 4 peices so don't expect 2 nice matched planks of mahogany. This is a limited run so it wont be around forever. It's WELL worth the affordable price.

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