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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Tribute Gold Top, 2018


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The Gibson Les Paul Tribute Gold Top uses the same design concepts as the higher-priced models but with simpler appointments, particularly no body or neck binding and a thinner finish.

This Les Paul Tribute was built at Gibson’s Nashville plant during 2018 and is in very good, clean condition with minimal wear.   This version uses Mahogany for the neck – many other Les Paul Studio-based models have Maple necks.  This guitar plays well, and sounds, feels and looks like a Les Paul!

A great feature used on the Gibson Les Paul Tribute is the Ultra Modern Weight Relief. This process retains a solid core of mahogany under the maple cap while chambering around the perimeter. The provided weight relief is substantial and really lightens the load on your shoulder when playing for longer periods of time. Unlike a full chambered design the solid core limits the effect on the overall tone.

The rounded profile of the Mahogany neck feels smooth to play and the medium jumbo frets makes bending notes much easier.

The electronics featured on the Les Paul Tribute are the traditional two volume, two tone controls with three way toggle switch and 490R and 490T humbuckers with Alnico 2 magnets. They provide a fairly hot output with lots of power and sustain for that classic rock and roll crunch!

Sold with the original brown Gibson branded padded gig bag.

Here’s the builder on the Les Paul Tribute models:

“The Gibson Les Paul Tribute captures the vibe, feel and tonality of a traditional Les Paul and is available in four classic finishes. A rounded maple neck profile and ultra-modern weight relief make the Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute a pleasure to play. A mahogany body, maple top and pair of 490 R & T humbucking pickups with Alnico II magnets provide classic tone, power and sustain. “

Gibson Les Paul Tribute Gold Top Specifications:


  • Body Shape: Les Paul
  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top: Maple
  • Weight Relief: Ultra-Modern
  • Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Maple (Mahogany on this 2018 model)
  • 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 Trapezoids
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic:
  • Tailpiece: Aluminum Stop Bar
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
  • Pickguard: Cream
  • Control Knobs: Gold Top Hats
  • Switch Tip: Cream
  • Switchwasher: Cream (Not Mounted)
  • Jack Plate Cover: Cream
  • Electronics
  • Neck Pickup: 490R
  • Bridge Pickup: 490T
  • Controls: 2 Volumes, 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
  • Strings Gauge: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Case: Soft Shell Case



Price: $1,125.00 CAD
  • Model: Les Paul Tribute
  • Year: 2018
  • Finish Gold Top and Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 180070751, built 2018 at Gibson Nashville
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 04/05/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Gig Bag case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.58lbs 3.9kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.693in 43mm

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