I went from an Epiphone Sg G-400 to this beautiful Les Paul Traditional Plus in Chicago Blue. The intonation appeared to be right, and the fret work was quite nicely done, so the notes could really sing. I think its very pretty. This means the Studio models don’t include things like: Body and Neck Binding I wont give a very descriptive review as I'm kinda new to playing. 6 of 8 people (75%) people found this review helpful. Les  Paul’s are traditionally known for their huge tone, and the Les Paul Traditional sticks to ‘that’ traditional sound. You can get the sound you want with ease, very simple to use with other products, this is the best playing guitar I have ever owned. Besides its foundational two-humbucker voice, the new Standard has coil tapping for P-90-like tones, coil splitting for S-style single-coil sounds, an out-of-phase setting, and the ability to select outer and inner coils. My problem is they just do not sit right with me. The Les Paul Traditional is one versatile guitar. Great review! I am playing a tree that was made in Nashville USA. Until then, the string were constantly getting caught in the nut and the guitar would not stay in tune. Traditional Pro V Satin Iced Tea - LPTPF19SICH3 2. It turned out to be the bridge pickup vibrating  a little. Overall this guitar will rock your socks off! This company makes excellent Les Paul style guitars. In many ways, the Traditional is the Fender American Original of this interim Les Paul line-up: it’s the most vintage spec before you get into the Gibson Custom Historics. Being a fairly vintage style pickup I was expecting them to be great for clean, and dirty classic and contemporary rock, but the tone I heard when I cranked my Blackstar HT-5’s dirty channel right up was monstrous! Even though Gibson ops to weight relieve everything thing now for some reason the guitar weighs in at a little over 9 lbs. The only other guitar I would consider buying would be the 1960 reissue with the slimmer neck profile. The action did require a small amount of lowering for my personal taste, but still no buzzing. Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus Electric Guitar (with Case). Only had it a week but the guitar has received many compliments. started by mosiddiqi, Mar 19, 2010. It’s a fairly even book match, but I would have liked it if the flame was a little more prominent. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail. I think its very pretty. Any amount is appreciated, and you will be helping me create new and exciting content. What you would expect for a $2300 guitar. The weight is not to bad either. Looks amazing. It will outlast you. So this guitar is 99.8 % old school and I love it. Play lead in a pop band. Custom Shop. Dainty guitars are for dainty hands and players. The Les Paul ‘studio’ was originally designed as a low price Les Paul. Great Guitar, and EXCELLENT buying experience, zZounds is the best. Killer guitar!! My Ibanez Wizard necks are a godsend for my screwed up Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. It's definitely worth not having the weight relieved. Playing the guitar acoustically I could instantly tell that this was a well-made guitar. Worth every penny. Intonation was also set correctly and the guitar just sounds great. I wanted to get a 58' reissue because of the tobacco burst and super chunky neck, but I really couldnt afford $4000 right now, so I opted for the Traditional in Ice Tea Burst. I hate not being able to adjust the tension of the tuning key, and they don’t hold tune as nicely as more modern designs.  I would be upgrading them almost straight away with a nice modern locking tuner. The '57 pickups in this guitar make it what it needs to be. I may coil jack (for single coil sounds) in the future, but the GLPT is a fine guitar 😀. I bought this "blemished" guitar at a discount and the only blemish I could find was a small nick next to one of the fretboard inlays. Tone, clarity, and playability with endless sustain. It is exactly what I was looking for in a Les Paul. zZounds.com. The only thing I noticed that was a little funny sounding buzz. plek'd neck for virtually nonexistent fret buzz. The second I opened the case the best flame top I have seen in a long time popped out I was stunned I had to just stare at it for a moment before I took it out and played it,The only problem is it was not the color it shows in the picture on the web site! It sounds amazing. The frets show very little amounts of wear and have tons … The Les Paul Traditional Pro Exclusive was a Guitar Center exclusive model designed to be a stripped down version of the original Les Paul Traditional.It features a traditional weight relieved mahogany body and neck, a plain maple top, rosewood fretboard, 60s neck profile, and coil tapping '57 Classic/Burstbucker 3 pickups. It seems capable of any style of music that I cared to throw at it, and always begged for more. Hi folks, As the title says, I was left feeling underwhelmed by a 2012 Les Paul Traditional today. For all the other guitars I have purchased and played, nothing even comes close to comparison. Now, if I could only just play guitar and new some stuff about guitars I would go out and buy one. Replaced the 300K pots with 500Ks and I got my subtleness of the reissues. Amazing sound! One of the smartest and most successful twists on Gibson’s flagship axe was the Les Paul Studio—an more-affordable, less-fancy, but arguably just-as-elegant Les Paul variation that’s remained one of the company’s best-selling guitars of all time. And granted, most folks won't care about the 300K pots, but try chaging to 500K. Did you? Gibson have seen  fit to have the guitars given the Plek treatment, and it shows. That's how it gets it's great tone. I had a 1978 Deluxe when I was 18 and I sold it to buy a stupid drum machine. No problems with the nut on the one I reviewed, you must have just lucked out in that respect. The stain and clear on the body and neck is absolutely gorgeous and vibrant. Gibson Les Paul Traditional Ice Tea Burst Incredible Flame Top! Explore Custom Shop. So I eventually settled on a Traditional that sounded great, felt great and had a really distinctive characterful but lower-grade top. I wont give a very descriptive review as I'm kinda new to playing. Been playing 12 years, Was mostly classic rock until a year ago, then switched to pop. I only buy Gibson guitars. Great value for the product. Nothing extra, but with a guitar like this guitar you really only need an amp anyway. I did notice a couple of ever so slight rough edges to  the joins where the neck met the body. A Les Paul is a Les Paul. Same price or cheaper than anywhere i looked. The AA top on my Honeyburst is incredible. I really hated having to hand that guitar back, and I’m not even a Les Paul “guy”! The ’57 Classic pickup set are fantastic pickups for the Traditional. I always take my new guitars to my set up person to change the strings and basically set up, but this one is perfect the way it came. The current Les Paul Standard, for instance, is a very different instrument to the Standard of the 50s. It was a amazing review, from this article i understand everything you need to know about this guitar and made me to buy it immediately. Kudos to Gibson for coming out with that kickass … lol. I always think about that. First released in the early 1950s, the Les Paul has now been produced in thousands of variants over the years, with the core design spinning off into a vast constellation of Les Paul sub-models and families. Discussion in 'Guitars, Guitars Guitars!' exellent fit and finished and the pleked fret work is the best ive seen. The bridge pickup is just hot enough and has it's own unique voicing, and the neck pickup is traditional Les Paul sound. Buy it, you will be completely satisfied with your decision. What is a Les Paul “Studio” OK, first a little background information. 1 of 2 people (50%) people found this review helpful. It’s everything you would expect from Gibson’s classic.  Beautiful thick tones with a ton of sustain. My only beef with with Gibson factory was the nut. It feels great to play. I bought this model because I loved the 80s LPs. 3 of 4 people (75%) people found this review helpful. I have been waiting 29 years to get a Gibson Les Paul again. Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Pro. 1983-today Les Paul Customs ( including LPCs from Custom Shop ) 1983-autumn 2006 Les Paul Standards, Classics and Studios; Les Paul Traditional models ( except most of 2013-2015 models ) Gibson resumed to apply Traditional Weight Relief system in regular production in spring of 2012, and this process countinues until today. The Gibson web site show this model in this color.Play wise ? I'm not an expert on the "plek'd" factory setup with the frets, but all I can say is you will never encounter unwanted buzzing from this guitar. It is beautiful but not bright which I really like. Definitely a quality product. So when a 2015 Gibson Les Paul Traditional came to visit for a magazine review, I was intrigued to compare the two. Your email address will not be published. Review Cart. Gibson 2014 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar (with Case) Carry on a tradition with this Les Paul! Required fields are marked *. The maple has a subtle flame to it, and looks very nice with the glossy clear coat. While many people like the looks of a Les Paul not all people can appreciate the unique feel to these iconic guitars. It is a work of art. Disclaimer. It was made from a tree. Play the "Traditional" first before all the others and I guarantee you will find yourself coming back to this one in the end. Absolutely beautiful guitar with quality craftsmanship. A very well rounded guitar. REVIEW: Gibson Les Paul Traditional. They sound nice and full, whilst still maintaining articulation. Again, I've never wanted to play Les Pauls since I tend to prefer lighter guitars, but this one is thoroughly comfortable and, as with the best guitars I've ever played, made me a better, bolder player. music but i could definitely hear myself playing something at tad more somber or a little country and still sounding great on it. You get what you pay for, and in this case that's a good thing. If I was still a road warrior, these would be the ones I'd take out. I got mine in Heritage Cherry Sunburst, and it's beautiful. Quality is its middle name. I was worried that it would come and that I would regret buying a new Gibson. Did you? I plan to make mostly rock music (heck, its a les paul what else you gonna play right?) It costs $2300 for a reason! This one only talks when you want it to! Firefly Les Paul IS *potentially* a Gibson killer. What are you waiting for buy it, you wont be sorry! Did you like this article? It's 50 years since Gibson unveiled the sunburst Les Paul Standard, kicking off the journey of an initially far-from-popular instrument. Sitting pretty at the top of the heap in the Modern Collection is the Les Paul Modern. You get what you pay for. The Gibson Les Paul has seen many permutations since it was introduced in 1952 as a two-P-90 goldtop. The neck is not as thick as I prefer but It definitely isn't a broomstick neck. 2002-06 ERA!! It looks great with that deep red ’Burst to the front and the lovely red hue to the rest of the guitar, but it’s the simplistic drive that makes it … Plays like a Les Paul should. ZZounds was awesome on the customer service spectrum. Now that I’ve got that off my chest may I introduce you to the Gibson Les Paul Traditional. Traditional Pro V Flame Top Cherry Burst - LPTP19C3CH3 They all come with a "Trad Pro V" truss rod cover: I went from an Epiphone Sg G-400 to this beautiful Les Paul Traditional … Peter Hodgson June 10, 2012 July 14, 2012. "awesomw value !! 2 of 3 people (67%) people found this review helpful. should last with proper care the rest of my life. The Gibson Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that was first sold by the Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1952. Ring had a flaw in the future, but I like it have the cash to have one my! Paul sound they got the defective one back complimits I got my of! 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