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Gibson Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute Electric Guitar, Worn Satin Ebony

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  • Slim Taper Neck
  • Dual P-90 soap bar single coil pickups
  • Limited Edition
  • gigbag included
  • Comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar's Limited Lifetime Warranty, along with Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.
  • Limited Edition,Gigbag included
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 7 x 44 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 20 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004M17ME0
  • Item model number: LPST60WECH1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,709 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2011

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

In honor of the final incarnation of the original Les Paul, Gibson USA is proud to present the acclaimed Les Paul Studio in an exciting new package. The new Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute model embodies the look and tone of the great original Les Pauls from the 1960s, at a price that fits the wallets of today’s hardworking musicians. Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. 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.

Fast and Furious, and Ready to Rock!

The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute’s Worn Gold Top, Worn Honey Burst, Worn Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Worn Ebony, and Worn White finishes nail the appearance of five popular “Standard” and “Custom” finishes from 1952-60, while its unbound body and neck and chambered mahogany body with carved maple top keep it in line with the simplicity that thousands of Les Paul Studio players already cherish.

A Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece and Kluson-style tuners keep it all rock-solid and resonant and its gnarly P-90 tone stays true to the Les Paul style. All guitars come protected in a black Gibson gigbag and include a Gibson owner’s manual. Check one out today at your authorized Gibson dealer, and get a chunk of that fast and furious ’60s mojo in your hands.

Body and Finish

Les Paul 60's Tribute body design
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. Five authentic vintage-style finishes—Worn Gold Top, Worn Honey Burst, Worn Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Worn Ebony or Worn White—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.

Body

  • Species The body of each Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is crafted from chambered mahogany, joined to a solid carved maple top with ultra-strong Franklin Titebond 50 glue. These classic tonewoods have yielded some of the most legendary sounds in the history of rock.
  • Tonal Characteristics Mahogany is a medium-dense wood with excellent resonance and superior sustain, and it offers a rich, round, warm tone, but with plenty of high-end sheen and good midrange presence. Add a solid maple top, and the guitar’s tone is enhanced with added clarity, sustain and definition. The body’s chambering also enhances its mellow acoustic resonance, and adds further air to the midrange content.
  • Design The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute follows the classic lines of the Les Paul Standard, with a gently arched top and a single cutaway on the treble side of the neck/body joint for improved upper-fret access. The body’s back is routed with a number of chambers which serve to both reduce overall weight, and to enhance the guitar’s resonance.
  • Average Weight The average weight of a Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute body is 5.13 lbs, which is in the normal range for a Gibson guitar.
  • Surface Texture A grain-textured satin finish with 30-sheen lacquer gives the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute a pre-worn look that enhances its vintage image, and offers a smooth, comfortable playing feel. Process The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is hand-finished in nitrocellulose in a process that is carefully monitored to ensure minimum build-up, in an effort to produce a finish that breathes with the guitar and enhances natural resonance, and the final coat is hand-rubbed with a flattening agent to enhance its aged appearance. Unlike many other manufacturers, who settle for a polyurethane finish, Gibson opts for a nitrocellulose finish that will encourage the natural vibration of the instrument for a purer tone. In addition, a nitro finish is very porous and actually gets thinner over time.
  • Process The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is hand-finished in nitrocellulose in a process that is carefully monitored to ensure minimum build-up, in an effort to produce a finish that breathes with the guitar and enhances natural resonance, and the final coat is hand-rubbed with a flattening agent to enhance its aged appearance. Unlike many other manufacturers, who settle for a polyurethane finish, Gibson opts for a nitrocellulose finish that will encourage the natural vibration of the instrument for a purer tone. In addition, a nitro finish is very porous and actually gets thinner over time.

Neck and 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.
Les Paul 60's Tribute neck and headstock

  • Neck Species The neck of the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is constructed from solid mahogany, cut using the superior “quarter sawn” orientation for improved strength and resonance.
    Les Paul 60's Tribute neck joint
    A quarter-sawn solid mahogany neck
  • Neck Profile The neck on the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is carved to Gibson’s fast yet extremely comfortable SlimTaper™ profile. This neck shape has been a favorite with many players since its arrival on the Les Paul in 1960.
  • Tonal Characteristics Rosewood fingerboards are known for their rich, round tone. Ebony is a very popular up-market fingerboard material, known for its strong, clear tone.
  • Tolerance When fitting the neck and body together, we take advantage of our precise measuring equipment so that all angles, pitches and alignments maintain a tolerance within .005 of an inch. Not only does this help to keep your guitar in tune but it also maintains proper string alignment relative to the fingerboard.
  • Joint Gibson uses what is known as the Mortis & Tenon joint to bind neck to body so that the two pieces form one solid unit. This time-tested technique has been used for millennia in all the great woodworking arts—from shipbuilding to cabinetry—to create one solid wood unit from two separate sections, and has been proven to yield a stronger neck and body than if the instrument was made from a single piece of wood.
    Les Paul 60's Tribute headstock angle
    Gibson’s traditional 17 degree headstock angle
  • Headstock Angle The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute headstock is carefully angled at Gibson’s traditional 17 degrees, which increases pressure on the strings and helps them stay in the nut slots. An increase in string pressure also means there is no loss of string vibration between the nut and the tuners, which equals better sustain.
  • Truss Rod Gibson’s traditional truss rod, found in most all of our guitars, is highly responsive to the individual adjustments you’ll want to make to personalize and optimize string action and sustain.
  • Logo The Gibson logo—one of the most globally recognized logos of all time—is silkscreened in gold across the top of the headstock face of the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute, with “Les Paul Model” silkscreened along the center of the headstock.
  • Adhesive The adhesive used to join neck and body is Franklin Titebond 50, one of the strongest glues on the market today. Average
  • Weight The average weight of the neck is .98 lbs. Joint Angle 5° (+/- 15 seconds)

Fingerboard and Nut

Les Paul 60's Tribute neck joint
A quarter-sawn solid mahogany neck
  • Fingerboard Species The neck of the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute carries a rosewood fingerboard, the traditional fingerboard of the original Les Paul Standard. Rosewood is both hardwearing and sonically superlative, adding sweetness and depth to the guitar’s overall sound. In keeping with the Studio series, the fingerboard remains unbound, a look and feel that also echoes the great Les Paul Special and Junior model guitars of the ’60s.
  • Frets The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute sports 22 medium-jumbo frets, all immaculately dressed and polished.
  • Tonal Characteristics Rosewood fingerboards are known for their rich, round tone. Ebony is a very popular up-market fingerboard material, known for its strong, clear tone.
  • Radius The 12-inch radius of the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates “dead” or “choked out” notes, common occurrences on fingerboards with lesser radiuses.
  • Inlays The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute fingerboard carries acrylic trapezoid position-marker inlays, echoing the traditional look of the original Les Paul Standard.
  • Nut Material The nut on the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is made from Corian, which is mainly composed of acrylic polymer. This popular synthetic alternative to bone offers a very durable material, delivers enhanced sustain, and holds the tolerances of the precision cuts made in the slotting process. It is installed into the top surface of the neck, butting up to the end of the fingerboard to ensure proper tone and sustain transfer, and its nut slots are cut with Gibson’s PLEK system to ensure precise fit, break angle, and string spacing. Nut Width The width of the nut on the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is approximately 1.695”, the traditional nut width of Gibson electric guitars.

Pickups and 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.

  • Pickups Model The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is equipped with a pair of Gibson’s P-90 single-coil pickups, as used on original Les Pauls from 1952-56, and on the first Les Paul reissue of 1968. Gibson USA’s P-90s are acclaimed as the finest reproductions of original 1950s P-90s available today.
    • Magnet Material Gibson’s P-90 pickups use Alnico V magnets for a rich, warm response with plenty of bite.
    • Tonal Characteristics Although they are among Gibson’s oldest pickup designs, P-90s have retained devoted followers for more than 60 years. These single-coil pickups have about the same output power as vintage PAF humbucking pickups, with a little more punching power in the midrange, added high-end bite, and a raw, slightly grainy voice overall that makes them perfect for rock and roll, blues, roots-rock, and countless other styles of music.
    Gibson’s P-90 pickups use Alnico V magnets for a rich, warm response with plenty of bite.
    Gibson’s P-90 pickups use Alnico V magnets for a rich, warm response with plenty of bite.
  • Volume Controls The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute uses an individual volume control for each pickup, which consists of a quality 300k linear potentiometer for a smooth, natural volume roll-off.
  • Tone Controls The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute features individual tone controls for each pickup. The pots have ohm readings of 500k and are non-linear.
  • Toggle Switch The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute features one three-way Switchcraft toggle switch. In the down position, only the bridge pickup is active. In the middle position, both pickups are active. In the up position, only the neck pickup is active.
  • Output Jack The guitar features a 1/4” output jack made by Switchcraft. Its super heavy duty construction holds your guitar cable securely in place.

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.

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.
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.
    vintage Kluson-style tuners with green tulip buttons.
    Vintage Kluson-style tuners with green tulip buttons.
  • Tuning Keys The headstock of the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is equipped with vintage Kluson-style tuners with green tulip buttons. These tuners provide a classic look in line with the model’s lineage, and smooth, robust performance.
  • Trussrod Cover As with most Gibson guitars, the truss rod cover on the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is made from black and white vinyl plastic, and is shaped like an antique bell
  • Strap Buttons The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute’s aluminum strap buttons are the same style and design that Gibson has used since the early 1950s.
  • Pickguard The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute carries a single-ply vintage cream pickguard.
  • Bridge In 1954, Gibson revolutionized guitar hardware when it debuted the Tune-o-matic bridge, setting a standard for simplicity and functionality that has never been bettered. Included on the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute, the Nashville Tune-o-matic provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields excellent coupling between strings and body, maximizing resonance, tone, and sustain. This bridge is made from Zamak then plated with chrome, and each one weighs approximately .118 lbs.
  • Tailpiece Every Tune-o-matic bridge is combined with a separate “stopbar” tailpiece, which is essentially a modified version of the earlier wraparound bridge that’s designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body. The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute’s stopbar tailpiece is made from Zamac then plated with chrome, and each one weighs approximately .24 lbs.
  • Control Knobs The control knobs on the Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute are Gibson’s gold Top-hat knobs with silver inserts, as found on many vintage and modern Gibson guitars.
  • Strings The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute is fitted with genuine Gibson strings, sizes .010 - .046.

Specifications

Body
  • Top: Maple
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Body Type: Chambered
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Neck
  • Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: 60's SlimTaper™
  • Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
  • Joint Angle: 5° (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Fingerboard
  • Species: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22
  • Radius: 12"
  • Nut/E.O.B: 1.695"/2.260"
  • Inlays: Figured Acrylic Trapezoids
Nut
  • Material: Corian
  • Width: 1.695
  • Slots: Gibson PLEK System
Headstock
  • Logo: Gold "Gibson" Logo with scripted "Les Paul Model"
  • Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell
Tuners
  • Model: Vintage Tuners with Perloid Buttons
  • Plating: Nickel
  • Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Bridge
  • Type: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Material: Zamak
  • Plating: Chrome
Tailpiece
  • Type: Stop Bar
  • Material: Zamak
  • Plating: Chrome
Hardware
  • Knobs: Gold Top Hat with Chrome Inserts
  • Pickguard: Aged Cream with P-90 Cutaways
  • Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Gold Silkscreen
  • Control Plate Cover: Smoked "see through" Acrylic
  • Strings: .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
  • Strap Buttons: Aluminum
Pickups
  • Neck Position: P-90
  • Bridge Position: P-90
Electronics
  • Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
  • Type: 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
  • Coil Wiring : Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch: Three-way Switchcraft with Creme Plastic Tip
  • Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"
Case
  • Type: Gibson Gig Bag
  • Case Exterior: Black
  • Case Interior: Plush Lining

Product Description

The Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute features a solid maple top on a lightweight chambered mahogany body, giving players added comfort as well as the familiar tonewood combination to produce that classic Les Paul sound. The vintage-style, worn finish gives the Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute the look of a well-played vintage guitar. The fast, slim-tapered 60s style quarter-sawn mahogany neck will feel great in your hands, while the instruments unbound body and neck are consistent with the popular Les Paul Studio line.

The Les Paul Studio 60s Tribute boasts a pair of P-90 pickups delivering that powerful growling tone that youve come to expect from a Les Paul. This latter day classic boasts a Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece for maximum sustain and vintage-style Kluson machine heads provide tuning stability. Available in five classic Gibson worn finishes, including Ebony, Goldtop, Cherry Burst, White, and Honeyburst. A protective Gibson Gig Bag is included.

Prepare to be blown away by this modern day classic. The Les Paul Studio 60s tribute will give you everything youre looking for: tone, playability, and comfort, all with an attractive price tag that wont break the bank. Get yours from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our



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The balance is great.
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The finish on the Gold top is real nice.
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Will keep this guitar forever.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Bicoastal on May 28, 2011
Color Name: Worn Gold TopHand Orientation: right Verified Purchase
I can't believe I bought a Gibson sight unseen from Amazon but it worked out very nicely. The satin goldtop finish is beautiful and the biting sound of the P90s is exactly what I was looking for to complement my other warmer sounding hollow and semi-hollow body humbucker guitars. The craftsmanship is first class. Then neck is on the thin side (which is what I was looking for). Things like trim on the neck and I can live without for the price. I understand the body is chambered, which makes it comfortably light. The balance is great. The guitar came out of the box perfectly set up for me. The only downside was a broken zipper on the gigbag. A quick call to Gibson (who has outstanding customer service) took care of that - replacement on the way. A brand new, made in America, handmade Gibson for under $900 - a fantastic value.
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124 of 149 people found the following review helpful By jeff on August 22, 2011
Color Name: Worn Cherry SunburstHand Orientation: right Verified Purchase
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I was very unhappy with the appearance of this guitar. It arrived with a 4.5 inch by 2 inch area of bare wood on the front body of the guitar. I know the ad said worn but it is not typical markings compared to all the images advertised. I also checked many many web sites and none had this horrible bare spot on the front. All only had slight wear on the edges of the guitar body. I took it to a music shop here in town and they laughed at it saying they sent me the mistake to see if I would not send it back but did say it was a pretty good guitar if you can stand looking at that huge area that wasn't stained. I'm very upset about this because now I have to ship it back, pay for shipping until I get refund only so I can buy another guitar. If the advertisement were correct from the start this would not be a problem. I took pictures of it if anybody would like to see them send me an email at ajacobi69@yahoo.com. Please no wise cracks be an adult. This was not typical markings so don't send an email saying ummmmm it's worn dude. I'm not an idiot and realize that but this is an obvious area that did not get stained and is a huge eye sore. PLEASE SEE THE VIDEO I LEFT FOR YOU TO SEE.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By unogut on June 21, 2011
Color Name: Worn Gold TopHand Orientation: right
Received the Gold Top sku as a tribute to my 40th year on this good Earth!

The neck profile is *just* right.
The fit and finish is excellent.
I'm not touching a thing with the setup.

I love the P-90s in this baby - a neat mix of single coil bite coupled with the Gibson wood tone depth.
Not a Strat bite, but something altogether different and cool.

This instrument is light compared to other Gibson Les Pauls due to the body chambering.

Did I mention the finish on the back of the neck? Feels great!

Finding one of these things in the Gold Top color has been challenging.
From the end of April to early June '11 online inventory (and at Guitar Center!) has been sporadic - my wife found one through Amazon.com
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By T. Moody on February 26, 2012
Color Name: Worn Satin EbonyHand Orientation: left Verified Purchase
I ordered this guitar as an upgrade for my Epi Les Paul Standard. I prefer P-90s and primarily use a Gordon-Smith Les Paul Jr. copy with a single P90. I wanted a more versatile guitar with a similar feel, and most of the reviews I'd seen of this Gibson were positive, so I gave it a shot.

Quality seems to be very hit and miss on these cheaper Gibsons, and this one is a total miss. The guitar is packed with a joke of a checklist that claims it is set up with playable action and dressed frets, but the thing is as cheaply built as it could be. My $400 Epiphone is superior in every way to this guitar that I paid over $1000 for, since I'm a lefty.

The pickguard doesn't fit tightly against the pickups, but just wobbles there on the left side where there's no screw. It feels cheap and poorly designed like that.
The frets are unplayable. They are high and sharp. It would cost me $100 to have a guitar tech file them down and reset the intonation. As is, the edges of the frets were cutting into my fretting hand after a few minutes of play.
The nut is some cheap plastic that, maybe since it's a lefty, they didn't bother to cut slots into. The low strings just sit on top of the plastic in very tiny grooves. This means that the intonation won't be right and that I would have to file or replace the nut to ever set the action at a playable level.
The action out of the box is ridiculously high. I don't mind doing a little setup, but once I realized the nut is cut in such a way that I would have to replace or fix it immediately to set the action where I want, I decided it wasn't worth the trouble, so I am returning the guitar.

I like the satin look of the guitar.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Humis B. Chittenme on June 23, 2011
Color Name: Worn Gold TopHand Orientation: right Verified Purchase
I'm like a lot of guitar players in that I don't like buying without holding the thing in my hands. What a surprise with this bad boy! It's "worn" but not not overly "relic'd" like the Fender Strats/Teles. I had to look close to find 2 small areas where the finish is "rubbed off" and it is where it should be. But, what really FEELS worn and played is the neck. Super! The last LP I bought was the "worn mahogany" a few years ago and it was nowhere near as finished-feeling as this one is. Fit and finish is just superb all around and set-up was spot-on right out of the box.It's my first P-90 equipped guitar and I am having a blast with the tones. Gig back is furry and well-padded. Always wanted a Gold Top but could never afford one. Kudo's to Gibson on this one! Amazon order process and shipping was perfect.
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