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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.4

(based on 81 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

P-90's Rock!

Purchased a Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute from the Guitar Center in Richmond, VA. They had two in stock, an ebony and a wonderful honey burst. I played them both but chose...Read complete review

Purchased a Gibson Les Paul 60's Tribute from the Guitar Center in Richmond, VA. They had two in stock, an ebony and a wonderful honey burst. I played them both but chose the honey burst. It was set up PERFECT. I don't know if it came from the factory set up or if GC set it up in the store but is sure played well. Even unplugged this guitar sounds great. Plugged in, wow! The P-90's really rock. They have a unique punchy sound when played clean and a rockin' grunge sound with just a little distortion. The only negative was the gig bag that came with the guitar. I wanted it protected so the salesman agreed to take $30 off the price that I applied to a nice hard shell case. The price is $849 with the gig bag. They let me use a 15% which brought this wonderful guitar to under $700 without the case. Even at full price this is a great guitar. I understand they are a limited edition. Get one before they are sold out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A good value

This is the first guitar I have owned with P-90 pickups. I am surprised at the tone! These things pack a punch! Not very hot and a helluva hum when overdriven....Read complete review

This is the first guitar I have owned with P-90 pickups. I am surprised at the tone! These things pack a punch! Not very hot and a helluva hum when overdriven. If you have a noise gate in your rack, it's not an issue. This guitar is light! I have another chambered LP Standard and this thing is a feather! Neck action is perfect and that's made better by the satin finish. The bad part of that satin finish is it's not very flattering on Ebony guitars. The fret work is good on this guitar! Most Studio models I have played on lack badly in this department. The neck is fast and that makes this Gibson fun to play. If you play Classic Rock, Country Rock, Blues or Jazz, buy this guitar! Hard rockers best stay away. Those P-90's get a little busy with much distortion. This guitar is a great value. Inspect yours closely upon arrival, I don't think Gibson does.
This is the best Les Paul Studio neck I have ever played on. The frets are dressed well and the satin finish is way better than the gloss on my '99 LP Standard. The P-90 pickups are FULL of tone!
If you own a decent tube amp, you will shake the floor with your lows! The P-90's also offer a great ring when played clean. They are best with mild overdrive, so Metal-heads best stay clear.
If it would have come with a hard shell case instead of a gig bag, I would have given the value a 9!
This guitar shines in some QC areas and falls flat in others. Can Gibson USA please find a pick up switch that isn't noisy? Avoid the Ebony finish in this model! It looks like it was painted with a brush. The fret board has a tiny gap toward the nut on my neck. That should NEVER have left Gibson's factory. Other than those few complaints, It's a nice deal. If you have never played a guitar with P90's, PLEASE try one in person before ordering. Also, please inspect the areas I mentioned when you get the guitar and send it back if you don't feel good about it! I wish I had ordered the Honey Burst, or had been early enough for a Gold Top version. The "Webber black" doesn't do it justice. The frets are dressed just right and the neck is perfect!
A Gibson USA Les Paul at this price? Great value! Where's the HSC? Inspect yours closely as the QC folks seem to have some bad days.

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5.0

Awesome guitar with great feel, tone, vibe and looks

By Salman

from Melbourne, Australia

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

    My first Gibson and first Les Paul. Having played 25.5" scale Strat and Teles all along I was dreading the shorter scale and bulkier body but this guitar has simply blown me away. Firstly it is actually very light and well balanced. Its very easy to pickup from a stand and start playing. There is nothing heavy and cumbersome about it. The slightly taller frets than I am used to took some acclimatising but everything else on this guitar feels so right. I actually enjoy playing some type of music with this shorter scale better than the longer scale and the P90s are simply the best for that on the edge breakup sound. Noodling, practicing, playing has never been more fun.

    I have the Goldtop version and it is very very easy to damage this finish. It actually looks very nice and the only criticism I have is the way that the dark brown finish that gives it the darkback name has been applied. It is non uniform and glossy in some areas and matt in others. I was able to improve it by hitting it with a fine steel wool pad. The neck is also glossy and that needed the steel wool treatment as well. Everything else is simply superb. This is a guitar I look forward to playing. Its got tone and character in spades. Get it. You will thank youself every day.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The Working mans best bet

    By MKGTRS

    from Nj

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

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

      This guitar Is awesome. Go do your self a favor and buy it. I LOVE my honey burst. I just gigged with it at the Stone Pony. Great guitar!

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      What you order is not what you get

      By John Kobilis

      from Titusville Fl.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Wrong Guitar

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      I ordered the limited run in ebony . The Model numbers on the shipping box were correst but the guitar inside and the model numbers are a different Les Paul than I ordered. I have owned 8 Gibson guitars . The first 5 I owned were from the 60s and 70s and they were fantastic. The last 3 I have purchased 2009 to present Are poor Quality and I will never purchase another gibson product again. I cannot beleive they cannot even put the right guitar in the right box.

       
      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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Les Paul without the pricetag

      By Nick

      from VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Cream Plastics
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Vintage Appeal

      Cons

      • Left Over Glue At Joint
      • Tuning stability

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

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

      I bought this used as a first Gibson as I wanted to introduce myself to the Gibson feel and tone as I'm more of a Fender guy. Initially right off the bat, I noticed the guitar had an amazing resonance and warmth from the chambering. It sounds very rich and acoustic like with piano-like sustain while unplugged. I also felt the wood felt very nice and solid; the wood grain neck feels great in the hands. Now, since mine is an older model, it has the rosewood fingerboard. Newer ones come with baked maple, since Gibson has problems getting rosewood now. My rosewood board looks incredible and the trapezoid inlays look so classic and almost have a pearly gold swirl sheen to them. It is an amazing guitar to the eye! The honeyburst finish is gorgeous, and the maple top adds a nice natural body binding to the guitar. When plugged in, this guitar sounds very vintage and sweet due to the killer P90's. The P90's are surely my favorite type of pickup, however, the neck and bridge pickup output levels aren't matched well. The neck PU is way more high and harsh in output compared to the bridge. I have to set the volume for the neck around 7 if the bridge is maxed out just to even out the volume levels. This is an awesome guitar and a great price for a USA instrument. I do have leftover glue at my neck joint that won't come off, and that bugs me, but whadda ya want for under a grand. I put a bigsby on mine, highly recommend you get one as its an easy guitar to mod!

      (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Nice Guitar but what is this finish?

      By Michael777

      from Hillsboro, OR

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

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

        Not sure what the word 'Worn' is supposed to mean.
        When the guitar arrived the finish was acceptable, but about 5 days later, the edges of the top of the body were
        showing clear wood. Anyway I returned it for a another model. I really don't want a finish that changes that dramatically.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute Electric Guitar-Worn Cherry

        By Desirae Townsend

        from Seattle

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

        This is my 1st Gibson Les Paul. I have wanted one for many years but since I am only a hobbiest, it took me awhile to decide which one to buy. There are so many choices. Also, I worried about ordering a guitar site unseen. It came in the gig bag and was tightly packed in a box. The quality of the guitar is awesome! The color is beautiful and it played like a dream right out of the box. This model comes with the p-90 pick ups and they sound great! I love the sound and even when it's not plugged in, it has really good sustain. I have a couple other electrics but neither compare to this one. If I would have bought this one 1st, I wouldn't have bought the others.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An affordable LP

        By Mike Moon

        from AR

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

        Overall I am very satisfied with the feel, playability and sound of this Les Paul. If you have been wanting one, but like me couldn't afford one in the past, I would suggest buying this guitar. There's the little push you've been waiting for - from a complete stranger. You're welcome.
        While I play mostly acoustic guitars, I have always wanted a Les Paul, but like so many of us I couldn't afford one. With the introduction of this new Tribute Series I finally have the guitar I have wanted for years. I love the slim neck on this. The matte finish is done fairly well with the actual "worn" look kept to a minimum being just around the areas of the guitar you could expect some wear.

        I got the "Worn Ebony"
        While this Les Paul is obviously not a custom or traditional, it does still have that quality feel to it. I have played several Les Pauls (in various music stores) and must say that this is in line with what a Les Paul should be. The P90s have a nice thick sound to them, but of course they will give some noise through the amp as they are a hot single coil.
        For the price you are getting an American made Gibson Les Paul Studio with a 1960's slim tapered neck & 2 P90's. The top is carved maple with chambered mahogany underneath. I think you would be hard pressed to find an American made guitar this iconic for less.

         
        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.

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Market demands, Gibson finally supply

        By countrygent countrygent

        from Undisclosed

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

        Blown away - ambitious and wonderfully realised guitar

        USA made, set neck, p90s, real Gibson and cosmetically looks very very similar indeed to full price bretheren
        Non glossed Goldtop, 1 piece (i can't see a join) natural back. Usual dual p90s,toggle, 2xvol,2xtone arrangement, set neck
        Although a studio, the maple cap really tricks the eye into believing the body has binding. Gibson logo is not Mother of Pearl.
        Off peg, action slightly high 15th fret
        Stunning quality, genuinely flawless.
        P90s hotter than expected but clean up very nicely indeed with dialing - use yr controls for their designed purpose
        I have a traditional and it is honestly not worth the (considerable) extra money compared to this. Perhaps there is an element of complacency in that, as in having it already makes that easier to say than dismissing with no first hand knowledge.
        The cut corners are basically logo, binding, gloss protection/finish and gigbag. Maybe this guitar will age badly with no veneer to stop wear and rubbing? For the price tho is just terrific value

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