GIBSON LES PAUL 60s TRIBUTE RELIC 2011 Custom Road Worn & Aged Guitar 10453


Regular price $1,299
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Description

You're looking at a 2011 Gibson Les Paul 60s Tribute in Tobacco Sunburst, reliced to look like a guitar that has had many years of loving play wear. The guitar was completely taken apart and every piece down to the smallest screw meticulously worn. Multiple time intensive processes using machinery, chemicals and hand working were employed totaling about 25 hours of labor to bring the guitar to its current condition. Details such as preserving the finish underneath the pickguard, have not been missed. All parts remain original, including the two great sounding Gibson 490R/490T pickups. If you don't want to spend $4k for a Gibson Custom Shop relic, this is an affordable alternative with looks that will turn heads. Hardware is burnished to a soft glow. The 60s Slim profile neck has been sanded up to 5000 grit and buffed for a glass-like finish on back. Frets are in near perfect condition and I took the time to roll the ends and polish them until they glow (see pic). Action low, set up and ready to play. Comes with deluxe Gibson gig bag and factory paperwork. Weight is a VERY trim 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Currently set up with 10s. Thanks for looking! (See full manufacturer description at bottom)

About my relics:
All my guitars are reliced by hand and by one person--and all are true "one-offs." Those big Custom Shops are great, but they mass-produce guitars using stencils to make many guitars that all look alike. I relic geniune USA-made Fenders and Gibsons. These are not a kit guitar that someone reliced and stuck a waterslide decal on. The woods on my relics have aged in the real world for several years, and that makes a real difference in Tone when compared to buying a new guitar. I have a small shop, and I DO sweat the details. 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
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!

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
A Tribute to a Classic
To guitarists everywhere, the Les Paul's appeal is magnetic with its seductive looks, sensuous playability, and timeless tone. Now you can get all these with some great modern features for not a lot of dough in the Gibson Les Paul Tribute T. The Tribute T's satin-finished mahogany/maple body is made more comfortable through weight relief. Its SlimTaper mahogany neck honors a style beloved throughout the ages. And Tektoid tuners and modern Gold Top Hat knobs offer the charms of a vintage instrument without the cost. Pair these with a set of vintage-style 490 humbuckers, and you've got a guitar that's fine enough to be your daily driver, yet affordable enough to be your weekend warrior: the Gibson Les Paul Tribute T.

Traditional elements include solid carved maple top on a chambered with vintage elements like an unbound body and fingerboard. Modern weight relief adds resonance while improving balance and comfort. The mahogany neck features a Classic Les Paul neck heel along with a Slim 60s-style neck profile and a thicker one-piece rose wood fingerboard for traditional tone and playing feel. Alnico magnet-based pickups will satisfy those that seek the vintage tones and style of Rock' heyday. Wound as they were in the ˜50s and ˜60s, you get a wide range of fat, yet well-defined tones.

FEATURES
Tuners: Traditional tuners
Neck width: Historic original 1-11/16" neck width
Nut: Graph Tech nut
Neck heel: Classic Les Paul neck heel
Carrying case: Padded gigbag
Modern weight relief: Maple and mahogany body with modern weight relief
Pickups: Two vintage-style 490 humbuckers
Fingerboard: one-piece rosewood fingerboard
Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
Neck profile: Slim 60s-style neck profile