Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus
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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus

Les Paul Traditional Plus, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

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iamqman 08/09/2011

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Plus : iamqman's user review

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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. 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.

UTILIZATION

Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Features:

* Body Wood: Mahogany, non-chambered weight-relieved
* Top wood: Figured maple
* Scale Length: 24-3/4"
* Neck Joint: Set-in
* Neck Wood: Mahogany
* Fretboard: Rosewood
* Plek'd on Gibson Plek Machine
* Neck Shape: '50s rounded
* Frets: 22
* Nut Width: 1.695"
* Fretboard Radius: 12"
* Bridge: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
* Tailpiece: Stopbar
* Pickup Bridge: '57 Classic Plus humbucker
* Pickup Neck: '57 Classic humbucker
* Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector
* Vintage speed knobs
* Tuners: TonePros Kluson-style
* Hardware color: Chrome
* Binding: top and neck
* Finish: Lacquer



SOUNDS

Play this guitar with a nice Marshal or British flavor amp and you'll see what rock n roll was back in the 70's. This guitar combined with a voicing of that famous British tone is just a match made in heaven. The tonal bliss of striking that first chord and letting it ring out in a blaze of heavy saturation gain is a thing or pure beauty. You won't want to put this guitar down for one second as soon as you get it home.

I think the fingered maple top on this guitar adds a nice element to the overall tone of this guitar. The mahagony wood can wood very warm and dark and with the maple you get some nice highs that help round out the overall feeling and tone of the Les PAul.

OVERALL OPINION

I wold recommend this guitar to anyone who wants something that is a little better than a studio in its construction and the aesthetics. The cosmetic of this guitar are just beautiful. The top notch maple burst on top adds a great look to a fantastic feeling guitar. At new these guitars come in right at around $2299, which isn't all that bad for what you get. This is a AAAA maple top or anything but a very light and mild fingered top that is gorgeous.