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GIBSON 2011 LES PAUL 60s TRIBUTE Goldtop -- Special Relic w/ Greening! p90 11365


Regular price $1,699

Description
You're looking at a very special 2011 Gibson Les Paul Tribute in Goldtop finish that has been expertly reliced. First and most noticeable is the fact that true "greening" was achieved on this goldtop. This is very hard to do correctly. You see some people try and paint on green for the effect, but this guitar has real aged greening, which is a process that happens to goldtop finishes over time (you see it on goldtops from the 50s and 60s).

Other than greening, you should notice that the luthier who did this relic exercised RESTRAINT--it's the element most often missing on relics. The guitar has mild wear around the edges and small marks here and there--it DOES NOT look like it was dragged behind a car for miles, which is the mistake most people make when doing a relic. Rather, it looks like a guitar that realistically has been around for 20 or 30 years and been played but not destroyed.

Features include Gibson Kluson tuners, dual soapbar P90 pickups, and the well-known 60s Slim Taper neck profile. These satin finish Tribute models have a thin nitrocellulose finish that won't choke your tone. Large neck inlays, and aged plastics with gold knobs. Weight is 8 pounds, 1 ounces. Frets are in good condition but show some play wear. No case. You won't find another 60s Tribute that looks like this. I do a full detail and setup on all guitars. (Info on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking.
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.


Guitar Setup
All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.

Manufacturer Info
Two P-90 pickups for vintage tone
Minimalist design
Plek'd for precision playability
Two P-90 pickups for vintage tone

The P-90 pickup produces a clean, bell-like tone that gets crunchy when you really lean into it. You'll love the punchy midrange and solid low end that sets P-90s apart from typical single-coil pickups. Many of the Beatles' biggest hits were recorded using P-90 equipped guitars. But the coolest thing about the P-90 pickup is that once you roll off the highs, you can still get the smoky tones we normally associate with humbuckers.

Minimalist design
Gibson opted to omit frivolities such as a bound neck and body. The Les Paul Special '60s Tribute really is more than the sum of its parts: old-school pickups, premium electrical components, minimalist finishing touches, and worn-in feel all merge to make the Les Paul Special '60s Tribute a great guitar any Les Paul enthusiast would love.

Plek'd for precision playability
This Gibson Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute 2016 T feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to Plek processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.

Gibson Les Paul Special '60s Tribute LTD Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
Top: maple
Back: mahogany
Body type: chambered
Neck species: mahogany
Neck profile: '60s SlimTaper style
Fingerboard: rosewood
Frets: 22
Radius: 12"
Inlays: figured acrylic trapezoids
Nut: 1.695" width
Slots: Gibson Plek system
Tuners: vintage tuners
Tuning ratio: 14:1
Bridge and tailpiece: Nashville Tune-o-matic with stopbar
Knobs: gold top hat with chrome inserts
Pickguard: aged cream
Pickups: P-90 single-coil in bridge and neck
2 volume controls, 300k linear
2 tone controls, 500k non-linear
Toggle switch: 3-way Switchcraft with creme plastic tip

The Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute sticks to the script entirely, but its five worn '50s-style finishes reflect the wear of a well-played guitar and its meaty dual single-coil P-90 pickups give it a look akin to classics from the decade of the Les Paul's birth. Meanwhile, its fast SlimTaper™ neck profile reflects the feel of Les Paul Standards from 1960, the year before this legendary solidbody was deleted (temporarily!) from the Gibson lineup.

Full Description
A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Pauls rock for nearly 60 years. The authentic vintage-style finishes present a guitar with the look of a well played original, while the instrument's unbound body and neck keep it in line with the popular Les Paul Studio line.

Neck & Headstock:

The Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute is crafted with a solid quarter-sawn mahogany neck with fast SlimTaper™ profile, an unbound rosewood fingerboard, and a headstock set at the traditional 17-degree angle for superior transference of vibrational energy?all ingredients of the classic Les Paul Standard of 1960.

Pickups & Electronics:

To give it the vintage look and meaty, raw sound that this rock 'n' roller deserves, the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute carries two Gibson USA P-90 pickups, which are wired through the traditional four-knob Les Paul control array, with a three-way Switchcraft toggle selector.

Hardware:

Designed to offer the rock solid dependability that today's musicians demand, while reflecting the look of classic hardware from the mid-'60s, the Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute's Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and Kluson-style tuners present a best-of-both-worlds hardware package.

Features / Specifications:
Top: Maple
Back: Mahogany
Body Type: Chambered

Neck: Mahogany
Neck Profile: 60s SlimTaper
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Frets: 22

Pickups & Hardware:
Pickups: P-90 (Neck & Bridge)