Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro
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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro

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

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iamqman 07/24/2011

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro : 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. 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.

UTILIZATION

* 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


SOUNDS

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.