GIBSON 2016 LES PAUL 50s TRIBUTE T Goldtop Satin Gold Top 490/498 PU 23486
You're looking at a 2016 Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute in a satin goldtop finish. This guitar is in excellent cosmetic and playing condition. When you strap it on, the first thing you notice is it won't break your back. The mahogany body still has all the sustain and tone of a Paul but with some weight relief to lighten your load. The next thing you notice is the TONE from the 490R and 498T humbuckers on board, and the rounded 50s neck profile feels good in the hands.
These Tribute models have a thin finish that won't choke your tone, as well as some nice details--the green tulip Kluson tuners, large neck inlays, and aged plastics and gold knobs. Cosmetically, it's very clean 9/10 condition with some edge marks (see pics below). Frets are in good condition with only minimal wear. Weight is 8 pounds, 3 ounce. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details 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.
The Les Paul Studio '50s Tribute 2016 T has a traditional Les Paul mahogany body with a grain textured, satin finish maple top, as well as a mahogany neck with a '50s profile and a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. The time-tested selection of tonewoods, while Green Keys-style tuners and the faithful Tune-O-Matic bridge keep your tuning stability and intonation true during even the longest gigs.
Tuners: Traditional green-key tuners
Neck width: Historic 1-11/16" neck width
Nut: Graph Tech nut
Neck heel: Classic Les Paul neck heel
Carrying case: Padded gig bag
Body: Maple and mahogany with modern weight relief
Pickups: 490R and 498T humbuckers
Fingerboard: Thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard
Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
Neck profile: Rounded '50s neck profile
My setup on guitars 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. I spray out any pots that are noisy. I 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. I don't claim to be a trained luthier, but I'm able to set guitars/basses for a reasonable out-of-box experience and have had very few complaints. If you're looking for the perfect setup on a used guitar, please expect to take it to a trained luthier who is familiar with your individual playing style and preferences. ps: basses get the same setup minus the new strings. Thanks!
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.