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Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute Humbucker, Vintage Cherry 2022

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Based on the 1955 advanced (2-pickup) student model, the Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute presents a proven design with some updates, particularly Humbucking pickups and a Maple neck.

As a Tribute model, this example gets a lighter, satin finish, still using nitrocellulose lacquer. The body is a two-piece Mahogany slab paired with a three-piece Maple neck for stability and strength. The unbound fingerboard is Indian Rosewood with acrylic dot position markers. Hardware and electronics are straight ahead – Kluson Deluxe style tuners at the head are matched with a compensated bar bridge on the body. Pickups include a Gibson 490R / 490T pair with individual volume and tone controls, and the output jack on the lower treble side.

These are great guitars for many styles of music, with either humbuckers as seen here, or with P-90s as were used prior to the Tribute series. They are comfortable, certainly lighter than almost all Maple-capped Les Pauls, but have a full, rich sound with all playability of a Les Paul model.

Sold with its original Gibson branded gig bag.

Here’s the builder on the Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute:

“The all-new Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute offers players a new take on a classic design. The special treatment starts with a mahogany body fitted with 490R and 490T open-coil humbucking pickups for rich, classic Gibson tones. Vintage deluxe white button tuners and a compensated wrap-around tailpiece keep things simple and elegant. Comfort and playability will always be on tap thanks to the Rounded profile maple neck and true rosewood fingerboard. You could say that this one is a sonic special delivery. Available in timeless satin finishes – Worn White, Vintage Cherry, Ebony, and Natural Walnut.”

Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute – Humbucker Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Les Paul Special
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Profile: Rounded
  • Scale Length: 24.75″ / 628.65mm
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12″
  • Number Of Frets: 22
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Graph Tech
  • Nut Width: 1.69″ / 43.05mm
  • End of Board Width: 2.26″ / 57.4mm
  • Inlays: Acrylic Dots
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: Compensated Wraparound
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe w/ White Buttons
  • Pickguard: Black 5-ply
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black Single-ply
  • Control Knobs: Black Top Hats
  • Switch Tip: Black
  • Jack Plate Cover: Black
  • Mounting Rings: Black
  • Pickup Covers: None
  • Neck Pickup: 490R Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: 490T Humbucker
  • Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • Pickup Selector: Toggle Switch
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Gigbag

Price: $1,249.00 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Special Tribute - Humbucker
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Vintage Cherry
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: Varies as New, 225010332 shown built Nashville 2022
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 09/08/2022

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 7.876lbs 3.58kg
  • Scale Length: 628.6mm 24.75in
  • Nut Width: 43.08mm 1.696in
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