Gibson Les Paul Traditional

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About Gibson Les Paul Traditional

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional, or 'T' model, refers to a distinction made by Gibson USA about modern era Les Paul guitars. Compared with other modern Les Pauls such as the 'HP' models or the modern Standard model, the Les Paul Traditional is, for many, a Gibson Les Paul made as they used to be in the good old days: a full weight Mahogany body with no weight relief chambers, a 'rounded' neck profile and a straightforward circuit with no extra hidden functions.

This is what you may consider a 'vintage-style' Les Paul. It is Traditional by name and traditional by nature which is music to the ears of many Gibson fans! The Les Paul Traditional is available in a range of burst finishes, all of which look beautiful on top of the figured maple top.

As authorised Gibson dealers, we keep excellent stock of the Gibson Les Paul Traditional. Visit any of our guitarguitar stores to see some in the flesh and try out any that catch your eye. With the best selection of Les Pauls available anywhere, we are confident you will find at least a few to your liking!

Frequently Asked Questions about Gibson Les Paul Traditional

Absolutely! The Les Paul Traditional is a Les Paul made 'in the old way' with a full weight body and no modern technology at all so it is a perfect choice for fans of 70s Rock and 80s Metal. It is a perfect choice for all guitar players who appreciate great instruments, really!
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional comes in a choice of three fantastic burst finishes: Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Honey Burst and Tobacco Sunburst Perimeter. The 'Perimeter' part refers to the burst reaching up to the bass horn of the guitar's top, not just the usual 'teardrop' shape of the burst on historical Les Pauls.
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional has a pair of Gibson Burstbucker pickups: a model 2 in the bridge and a model 1 in the neck. Both units have Alnico 2 magnets for vintage tone and the bridge model is overwound for a hotter bite.