Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro - Vintage Sunburst user reviews
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- Gibson guitars is one of those companies that is just as iconic as many of the famous artists who have played them. When you think about bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Who, The Doors, and thousands more you can't help but equate the style and look of a Gibson guitar when you see those bands or hear them on the radio. These guitars have revolutionized rock an roll. They took what Fender build and compounded upon it to create a much better and more practical machine for the new age of distortion and overdrive guitars tones. To get the overdriven guitar tones of the 60's and 70's you could not achieve that with a Fender guitar and their classic single coil pickups.You much fort play it with humbuckers and then you need a heavier thicker body and preferably used mahogany wood as your base body wood.
This guitar is a vintage player's dream. It has hat mystic of an old player's guitar while style being able to keep up with the new dogs. This guitars features a couple burstbucker pickups and a cool feature that is a push pull pot that split the coils for some single coil simulation action. This is cool for getting some different tones.
- * Body: Mahogany
* Top: Carved maple
* Back: Mahogany
* Neck: Set mahogany
* Neck Profile: '60s
* Headstock: Angled
* Scale length: 24-3/4"
* Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood
* No. of frets: 22
* Nut width: 1.69"
* Inlays: Trapezoid
* Binding: Antique
* Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with stopbar tailpiece
* Tuners: Locking Grover
* Hardware: Chrome
* Bridge pickup: potted BurstBucker 3 humbucker with push/pull coil splitting
* Neck Pickup: '57 Classic with push/pull coil splitting
* Electronics: 2 volume with push/pull coil-splitting, 2 tone, 3-way toggle pickup selector
* Knobs: Vintage Gibson top hats
* Pickguard: Period-correct
* Case: Hardshell
* Other: Plek setup
- This is great sounding guitar and the modern features like the push pull pots are great. They aren't too modern but they would be on a guitar that looks this vintage. Gibson did a great job recreating the look of this guitar to match the tatse for the ckassic look of the 60's 70's era Les Paul guitars. This guitar has a great finish on it and rolls rolls into the gig sporting zebra cream and black pickups. This guitar has such a great feel and rock tone that it practically plays itself.
Play this guitar with a Marshall plexi reissue or a Marshall Jcm 800 with a booster pedal out in front of the amp. A Marshall amp and Gibson Les Paul were made for each other. There is a chemical bond that unites when those two instruments are pair together. It is match made in heaven, Michigan, and England.
- Overall Opinion
- At new this guitar comes in right at around $1999, which isn't bad for a solid sounding Gibson Les Paul. This is a great pickup for any gigging musician or even the home players needing to unwind and rock out. O would recommend anyone to play a Gibson Les Paul juts once and see what you have been missing. They are great guitars and just a delight to play.
- These are very similar to the normal Traditional guitars, but they have three unique features - locking tuners, coil split and uncovered pickups. The guitar has a mahogany body with a maple top, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, Tune-o-matic bridge, 22 frets, block/trapezoid inlays, a pickguard, two humbucker pickups, two volumes, two tones and a three way switch.
- The Traditional Pro has a few improvements over the normal Traditional, in my opinion. For one, it has locking tuners. These are something every single Les Paul should have. Not only do they prevent the string from binding in the tuners, but it also allows you to change strings way faster. The next option that I love is the back. It's one of those dark back ones with the satin finish. These feel way better than the standard glossy finish, and I think they look cooler, too. The fretwork on these model is usually pretty awesome thanks to them being PLEK'd from the factory. Still, watch out for improperly cut nuts as they'll be the biggest issues on these guitars.
- The guitar sounds pretty good, but they're stock Gibson pickups. I'm not totally crazy about these. The sound average, in my opinion. The bridge is medium output, and it sounds fat. However, it doesn't overdrive the amp like I like my pickups to. The neck is a bit too bright for my tastes, but you can calm it down with the tone pot. The coolest thing is the coil split feature. This allows you to split the pickups to get that almost single coil sound. It makes this guitar crazy versatile.
- Overall Opinion
- If you're looking for the best LP on the market for the price, this is the one. They sound great, have all the features a modern day guitar should have, look really good and are put together better than most of the other Les Pauls. On top of that, they're also not chambered like the Standards (although they are still weight relieved).
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- Mine has a handle 50 '. (Very limited edition in Europe)
2011 model, Honeyburst.
Neck and body satin varnish, lacquer table traditional cellulose.
Grover locking, mechanical very soft, more gentle and precise than the Sperzel locking I have on another Les Paul.
(Not had a chance to weigh)
- On mine, the handle being in Profile 50 "with satin varnish that is not too big.
But I prefer the handle 60 'are those that fit the majority of this model.
- For those who are tempted by this guitar and want to know how it sounds I invite you to listen to this;
Here's where it intends timming different microphones.
2'18 the 57
4'13 57 with the volume effect
4'38 57 in the slide and the end of the theme still slide with BB3 to 4'58.
Amp; Marshall JVM
Hp Celestion V30
Otherwise, a Marshall crunch, 70 are waiting for you!
- Overall Opinion
- This is the kind of guitar that keeps life ...
The split can be useful in certain grades but do not expect to have the exact sound of a Fender.
Be careful not to adjust the pickups too high because the split positions can quickly become horrible and assault the ears, but with a good setting is superb.
PS, to answer Dazler who also wrote a great opinion, the price difference can be explained.
A standard, thick varnish is applied to the body, handle and table.
In addition there is less machining operation inside the body of a Trad.
The body is chambered standard, it requires more machining operations and loss of raw material .... And the big difference between my standard 60's faded 2007 which has a chambered body and my Trad Pro has a body with a few holes is MEDIUM and the presence ds mix.
BB3 the Trad Pro sounds more hollow than the BB pro in acute my std 60's and BB pro in my grave std 60's and is slamming the vintage 57 in my grave Trad Pro. After a Std 2008 or 2012, must see because each series has its own characteristics sometimes very subtle that can really guide the choice of a buyer.
- Made in the United States
Mahogany body "swiss cheese" + maple veneer
Channel 60's profile (thus rather late)
Shrunk thanks to Plek
Microphones and split Burstbucker 3 (bridge) and 57 'Classic (neck)
Two volume splitter is also used to microphones, two tone, three-position selector micro
Mine is ebony (with cream plate and nets), it also comes in vintage sunburst sunburst and heritage.
- I find the handle very nice, it was well in hand. The curvature is more pronounced than on an Ibanez but a little less than my Start. It's a guitar man! It took me several hours to adjust, but now I find it more enjoyable for my Ibanez shredder. The guitar is relatively heavy at the same time, it is a Les Paul. With the set neck, access to acute is pretty good. In short, nothing extraordinary ergonomics side, it's a Les Paul after all ...
I appreciate the overall comfort of the guitar, even if it is heavy, it is very well balanced and played standing vibrates a lot, really nice. The handle varnish hung at the exit of flight case, but spent a few hours of play, the feeling of "glue" has completely disappeared.
- Well, we enter the heart of the matter:
- A blank, the guitar sounds good, with already a lot of sustain
- Trendy, she sounds very The Paulian: many serious and mids, sustain did not know what to do. The clean sound is very round and warm on the neck pickup, more slamming on the bridge pickup, the crunches are beautiful and the Marshallian distos pass like a letter in the mail in all positions of microphone. She really sound Gibson rock / hard rock. The originality of the model comes from the microphones and split. Pulling on the volume buttons, we go into the microphones simple. The sounds are quite nice, very slap on the micro bridge (it is close enough to a TV), more velvety and stratabound on the neck pickup. It's still a little gadget since you lose even when sortue level between the normal position and the position splittée, but physically it was inevitable (going from a double to a single).
What is obvious is regardless of the amp where it is plugged in, the guitar has its own character. I could try it in a JCM 2000, a fender blues deluxe reissue, a config preamps (AMT SS20, B1, Blackstar Ht Dual) + Poweramp, it keeps every time his character, with lots of bass and mids.
I get to use it in almost any style, with a big soft spot for the neck pickup clean, the crunch of the intermediate position and large distos on the bridge pickup. Electric jazz to thrash through the rock, it rolls without worries!
- Overall Opinion
- I for one year, and I confess I do not regret my purchase. It is ultra versatile, and when I do not want to lug around multiple guitars, it's this one I choose. It is not my first guitar, I also include a MIJ Start at home and a RG Prestige, and I really feel the difference with those two. It's really a guitar with character, fun to play with a rock sound to die for. I'm waiting to see how it ages, but this first year is very encouraging!