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GIBSON LES PAUL STUDIO 60’S TRIBUTE

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In honor of the final incarnation of the original Les Paul, Gibson USA is proud to present the acclaimed Les Paul Studio in an exciting new package. The new Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute model embodies the look and tone of the great original Les Pauls from the 1960s, at a price that fits the wallets of today’s hardworking musicians.

Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute sticks to the script entirely, but its five worn ’50s-style finishes reflect the wear of a well-played guitar and its meaty dual single-coil P-90 pickups give it a look akin to classics from the decade of the Les Paul’s birth. Meanwhile, its fast SlimTaper™ neck profile reflects the feel of Les Paul Standards from 1960, the year before this legendary solidbody was deleted (temporarily!) from the Gibson lineup.

Body and Finish

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. Five authentic vintage-style finishes—Worn Gold Top, Worn Honey Burst, Worn Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Worn Ebony or Worn White—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.

Neck, Headstock and Fingerboard

The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is crafted with a solid quarter-sawn mahogany neck with fast SlimTaper™ profile, an unbound rosewood fingerboard, and a headstock set at the traditional 17-degree angle for superior transference of vibrational energy—all ingredients of the classic Les Paul Standard of 1960.

Pickups and Electronics To give it the vintage look and meaty, raw sound that this rock ’n’ roller deserves, the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute carries two Gibson USA P-90 pickups, which are wired through the traditional four-knob Les Paul control array, with a three-way Switchcraft toggle selector.

Hardware

Designed to offer the rock solid dependability that today’s musicians demand, while reflecting the look of classic hardware from the mid-’60s, the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute’s Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and Kluson-style tuners present a best-of-both-worlds hardware package.

Features

Body

  • Top Maple
  • Back Mahogany
  • Body Type Chambered
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Neck

  • Species Mahogany
  • Profile 60’s SlimTaper™
  • Truss Rod Traditional Adjustable
  • Joint Angle 5° (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit

  • Joint Mortise & Tenon
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50
  • Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"

Fingerboard

  • Species Rosewood
  • Frets 22
  • Radius 12"
  • Nut/E.O.B 1.695"/2.260"
  • Inlays Figured Acrylic Trapezoids

Nut

  • Material Corian
  • Width 1.695
  • Slots Gibson PLEK System

Headstock

  • Logo Gold "Gibson" Logo with scripted "Les Paul Model"
  • Truss Rod Cover Black and White Antique Bell

Tuners

  • Model Vintage Tuners with Perloid Buttons
  • Plating Nickel
  • Tuning Ratio 14:1

Bridge

  • Type Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Material Zamak
  • Plating Chrome

Tailpiece

  • Type Stop Bar
  • Material Zamak
  • Plating Chrome

Hardware

  • Knobs Gold Top Hat with Chrome Inserts
  • Pickguard Aged Cream with P-90 Cutaways
  • Toggle Switch Washer Cream with Gold Silkscreen
  • Control Plate Cover Smoked "see through" Acrylic
  • Strings .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
  • Strap Buttons Aluminum

Pickups

  • Neck Position P-90
  • Bridge Position P-90

Electronics

  • Potentiometers 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
  • Type 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
  • Coil Wiring Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch Three-way Switchcraft with Creme Plastic Tip
  • Output Jack Traditional 1/4"

Finish

  • Sealer Nitrocellulose
  • Process 1-1.5 mils

Reviews on Web

- Youtube

- Ultimate Guitar (en)
- Musician’s Friend (en)
- Thomann (de)

Sources

gibson.com

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