The Les Paul ’50s Tribute starts from the same point as the greatest Les Paul Standards ever made, the classic combination of a mahogany body with a solid carved maple top. This pairing gives a tonal depth and complexity unmatched by any single-wood construction, with warmth and richness from the mahogany and superb clarity and “snap” from the maple. The back has been strategically weight-relieved to lighten the load and improve resonance.
The neck of the guitar is made from solid mahogany, carved to Gibson’s popular rounded ’50s profile and glued into the body. The genuine rosewood fingerboard features 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays, with no binding to clutter the stripped-down look.
The pair of P-90 pickups are some of the most revered tone machines in Gibson history, and adhere to the vintage formula with genuine Alnico V bar magnets and coils wound with 42-AWG enamel-coated wire for legendary growl, snarl and articulation. Separate volume and tone controls for each pickup plus a three-way toggle selector give a broad range of sonic variations, while the Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and outstanding intonation.
Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute Sunburst Features:
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Solid Carved Maple
- Bridge: Tune-o-Matic
- Finish: Vintage Sunburst
- Neck: Mahogany, Set
- Neck Profile: Rounded ’50s
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Trapezoid
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Pickups: P-90 Alnico V Pickups
- Controls: Separate Volume and Tone for each pickup, 3-way toggle selector
- Tuners: Grover Kidney Button Tuners
- Serial: #128221302