Gibson's 2016 Les Paul Traditional T electric guitar utilizes the same mahogany/maple tonewood combo that launched Les Paul into stardom back in the mid '50s, with a carved figured maple top to sweeten the deal. A pair of '57 Classic Alnico II humbuckers deliver that iconic PAF tone, and dual volume and tone dials give you greater control over your output. Gibson's modern weight-relief design allows you to move around on stage without the heavy feel that mahogany bodies tend to have. The mahogany neck on this beauty features 22 frets over a smooth dark rose fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays. It all adds up to a beautiful Les Paul that you'll treasure for decades to come.
Learn more about the Les Paul Traditional T in this overview demo:
Maple and Mahogany Les Paul Body
Maple and mahogany are a great pair for generating a well-balanced resonance with plenty of depth and just the right amount of chime. Mahogany pushes the lows and mids while maple brings in the high end. Shouldering a dense and heavy mahogany body can get tiring, especially after a long set. That's why your Les Paul Traditional T features Gibson's modern weight-relief design so you can keep playing without any fatigue building up throughout your set.
Irresistible PAF Tone
Aside from their iconic look and addicting playability, Les Pauls are often sought after for their hot and biting PAF-infused tone. The '57 Classic in the neck position utilizes a traditional wind to generate a clear and warm output while the '57 Classic Plus at the bridge features an over-wound design to enhance your leads and riffs. Both pickups pack a powerful sonic punch and keep your performance sounding solid note after note.
Mahogany Neck in '50s Rounded Profile
Spanning 22 frets in length is your Les Paul Traditional T's quartersawn mahogany neck. This melodious appendage features a silky-smooth rosewood fingerboard, set with stylish traditional acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays. Each fret boasts a comfortable action, and the '50s rounded profile offers a slightly bulkier feel than the slim '60s profile, yet it still rests comfortably in your hand as you play.
Take a peek inside the Gibson USA factory, where Gibson luthiers craft Les Pauls by hand:
- Weight-relieved mahogany body in Les Paul shape
- AA flamed maple top
- Mahogany neck
- 22 frets
- '50s rounded style neck profile
- Dark rosewood fingerboard
- Scale length of 24.75"
- Stylish traditional acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays
- '57 Classic Alnico II humbucker at the neck
- '57 Classic Plus Alnico II humbucker at the bridge
- Two volume controls
- Two tone controls
- Three-setting pickup selector switch
- TekToid graphite nut
- Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Traditional hardshell case included