Single-cutaway mahogany slab body
When you strap on the Les Paul Special Tribute, you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips, and nothing you don’t. Originally designed as student models, the Les Paul Specials did away with any frivolous decor and added switching for a bare-bones approach. It’s this approach that made believers from such iconic guitarists as Leslie West, Johnny Thunders, Bob Marley, and Johnny A.
Gibson Modern Classic humbuckers
With similar tonal characteristics to Gibson's popular '57 classic pickup, the Les Paul Special Tribute's neck-position 490R and bridge-position 490T pickups deliver vintage humbucker growl with a contemporary edge perfect for any style of music. Both pickups employ Alnico II magnets for a buttery smooth high end, and they exhibit a slight bump in the upper midrange for a killer tone that leaps out of a dense mix.
Plek’d for precision playability
This Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute DC 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.
Nitro finish, for the look and feel of a classic
Gibson gave the Les Paul Special Tribute a gorgeous satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Nitro finishes — standard back in the day — are significantly thinner than today’s polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to “breathe.” Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument’s tonal qualities. This guitar has the look (and feel) of a lovingly cared-for classic — one that will only improve with age.
Gibson Les Paul Special Tribute Features:
- Legendary, stripped-down electric guitar
- Mahogany body offers harmonic warmth
- 24.75" scale length delivers a slinky feel to the strings
- 2 Modern Classic humbucking pickups provide a contemporary edge
- Iconic slab-body design
- Maple neck and Rounded neck profile feel extra comfortable in your hand
- Easy-playing rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and Graph Tech nut
- Vintage Deluxe tuners offer spot-on intonation
- Gorgeous satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish