The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar in Tobacco Burst harks back to the old-school sensibilities of the Les Paul. Boasting hallmarks that established the Les Paul's legacy, which have endured through the decades, the Traditional model is a fantastic choice for those who want the classic feel that comes with a non-weight relieved Les Paul. Each model is supplied with a Gibson hardshell case to keep yours safe on the road, as well as an accessory kit to keep your guitar in pristine condition.
Traditional feel and fit
The 2019 Les Paul Traditional is crafted using mahogany, which hasn't been afforded weight relief to establish more substantial feel in the hands. As ever, mahogany generates a dense tonal character that is delivered with confident energy. Married to the body is a cool AA figured maple top, which offers a crisp counter to the mahogany whilst providing a beautiful visual aesthetic. The paintwork is protected by a coating of gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, which allows the woods to breathe and resonate freely to produce the most uproarious tones.
Traditional neck design
Connected to the body is a resilient mahogany neck, which is shaped to a classic rounded profile to provide a reassuringly substantial feel in the hand. The 24.75-inch scale length emphasises a warm response from each and every note, whilst retaining a consistent playing feel. Paired with the neck is a luxurious rosewood fingerboard, which is equipped with 22 frets that are decorated with acrylic trapezoid position inlays to guide your way. Traditional rolled binding promotes seamless transitions between frets, whilst the 12-inch fingerboard radius allows you to gracefully execute elaborate technique.
The Gibson 2019 Les Paul Traditional electric guitar is equipped with a pair of Burstbucker humbuckers, with a Burstbucker 1 in the neck and a Burstbucker 2 in the bridge. Designed to recreate the legendary character of Gibson's PAF pickups, the Burstbuckers take the vibrant timbre of the tonewoods and produce a sumptuous output that is the stuff dreams are made of. The neck pickup is slightly underwound to deliver a creamy yet edgy tone with a saturated character. The bridge pickup runs a little hotter and is great for players who want to produce searing lead licks. Control comes in the form of independent tone and volume controls alongside a pickup selector toggle switch. Hand-wired electronics with Orange Drop capacitors guarantee smooth attenuation at any volume to give you complete tonal mastery. Amber top hot knobs with pointers add to the traditional appearance.
The headstock is home to vintage deluxe tuning machines with keystone buttons, which uphold tuning integrity dutifully and work alongside the TekToid nut to solidify stability and tension. Fitted to the body is an ABR-1 tune-o-matic bridge and aluminium stopbar tailpiece, which work in partnership to anchor each string securely for optimised intonation and sustain.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2019 Les Paul Traditional Electric Guitar Body Style Les Paul Top Material AA Figured Maple Back Material Mahogany Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer; Tobacco Burst Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded Fingerboard Material Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 12-inches No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Acrylic Trapezoids Binding Cream Binding Style Traditional, Rolled Tuners Vintage Deluxe with Keystone Buttons Bridge Hard Tail Bridge/Tailpiece ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic/Aluminium Stopbar Pickup Configuration HH Active/Passive Passive Knobs Amber Top Hats with Pointers Pickups Neck: Burstbucker 1
Bridge: Burstbucker 2
Controls 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch (Hand-wired with Orange Drop Capacitors) Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Included Accessories Gibson Hardshell Case
Gibson Accessory Kit
Incredible quality from Dawson's all round...the delivery, the packaging, the beautiful case and the stunning guitar.
As soon as I played it, I knew I had made the right choice. The difference between this and the Epiphone is much more than I thought it would be. I am still a beginner but this will certainly make practising that much more enjoyable. I can't put it down!
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