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Gibson USA Les Paul 60s Tribute 2016 - Amazon - £518.72

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Cracking price for a Genuine Les paul USA, I don't think there's been a cheaper way to get a full fat Gibson Les Paul before,these are well reviewed. If P90s aren't your thing then the 50s tribute wit… Read More
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Cracking price for a Genuine Les paul USA, I don't think there's been a cheaper way to get a full fat Gibson Les Paul before,these are well reviewed. If P90s aren't your thing then the 50s tribute with humbuckers is on amazon at £599, which is also a great price.

"The Les Paul Studio '60s Tribute 2016 T includes all the essential elements needed to rock in classic style, with two gnarly P-90 pickups and slim '60s neck profile, alongside the classic combination of a solid carved maple top with chambered mahogany body for tone with the full Les Paul pedigree. With authentic vintage-style finishes Gibson presents a guitar with the look of a well-played original, while the instrument's unbound body and fingerboard keep it simple. Features common to Gibson USA's 2016 Traditional range include Gibson's original neck width of 1 11/16th at the nut, historic neck heel shape, standard quality 'green key' tuners. This guitar has a traditional Graph Tech nut, and a thicker, one-piece rosewood fingerboard with a hand-rubbed oil finish for enhanced beauty and a plush feel."

Obviously you're best off trying a guitar in a shop before you buy, but we all know and love Amazon's CS should anything be amiss.
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1 Like #1
I bought the SG in the tribute series, sent it straight back. Build quality was woeful, paint chips, dent in front, rough ar*e edges on the neck, very disappointed. Probably just unlucky, but reading some reviews on Gibson quality, it makes me wonder.
#2
Hot...

got an Epiphone Les Paul -- Mrs would only let be spend half.

any tips to teach me ?
1 Like #3
DuffRulez
Hot...
got an Epiphone Les Paul -- Mrs would only let be spend half.
any tips to teach me ?

You've just started playing? Well, you'll be awful to begin with, unless you're 16 with all the time in the world a tutor might not be a bad idea, and learn your scales, you'll regret it later if you don't!

Tone and volume controls are your friend, especially on a les paul, you'll be able to get as much/more tone out your guitar than your amp by rolling the knobs.
2 Likes #4
Duff - look on You Tube. There are dozens guitar courses and hundreds of tutorials. Justinguitar is a good one to start with. Or just pick an easy tune that you have wanted to learn and put it in the YouTube search with 'learn' or 'tutorial' on the end to get half a dozen different lessons on how to play it.

We got an Epiphone Genesis last year after seeing a great deal on Ukhd. It was £220 with a hard case, delivered - it's an awesome guitar. Don't think you haven't got a decent guitar just because you didn't pay big bucks. Both Epiphone and Yamaha make great 'cheap' guitars. I was in Dawson's a few months ago and a guy was playing one of their £120 tele copies through a £100 amp and it sounded fantastic. Lower end guitars have really come on and sometimes you are simply paying more for the name.
#5
If you want the classic Gibson LP sound (dual humbuckers), then the 2016 Studios can be had for around £500 - like this one : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gibson-LPSTWBCH1-Studio-Electric-Guitar/dp/B015E8XTEQ
#6
I bought one of these in the Prime Day sale. It was a fair bit cheaper than the current price so if you are prepared to wait you might do better on Black Friday. Still a decent price though and the one I bought was excellent quality. No concerns about the build at all. Gig bag was a bit rubbish though.
1 Like #7
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2 Likes #8
Ordering online, c'mon! You can't beat demoing a guitar in a dusty music shop. Its a rite of passage.
6 Likes #9
DuffRulez
Hot...
got an Epiphone Les Paul -- Mrs would only let be spend half.
any tips to teach me ?

Tip # 1 : Never get married.
#10
Bought this from Amazon a few months ago. Pile of ****. Sent it back and got a beautiful PRS SE instead from Andertons.
#11
Consider Trevor Wilkinson's brands, Fret King and Vintage. Affordable, great build quality for the price.
#12
I've watched quite a few youtube videos on guitar repair recently. The workmanship on many modern USA Gibson's is actually worse than the fakes from China. I also watched a video showing the USA production plant released by Gibson themselves and they have a production stage where someone has to bodge fix all the mistakes that the previous guys made. It didn't inspire much confidence.
1 Like #13
DuffRulez
Hot...
got an Epiphone Les Paul -- Mrs would only let be spend half.
any tips to teach me ?

Yeah - it's better to ask forgiveness than permission.
1 Like #14
DuffRulez
Hot...

got an Epiphone Les Paul -- Mrs would only let be spend half.

any tips to teach me ?


Don't grow up... It's a trap.


...(also "fretboard roadmaps" is an excellent book)...
1 Like #15
I have a Les Paul Custom from the early 90's.

Great guitar.

Quality control these days is poor.
#16
I agree.. There's no point in having a wife of your own when there's so much fun to be had with everybody else's ;)
#17
fishmaster
DuffRulez
Hot...
got an Epiphone Les Paul -- Mrs would only let be spend half.
any tips to teach me ?

Tip # 1 : Never get married.


I agree.. There's no point having a wife of your own when there's so much fun to be had with everybody else's ;)
1 Like #18
Since when is a Studio version "full fat"?

The Standard is a lot more substantial.
#19
the build on these is crap compared to many,many Chinese copies. go out and buy a prs SE, TOKAI als48, or vintage vs100 unless you are a headstock shopper.
#20
Had a bit of a craving for LP for the last year. Familiar story, played loads when young and stopped in adulthood. All I need to do is drop a few k on a standard and I'll be a god playing 24/7 of course :p

Horror stories over quality have completely put me off though. Recommended alt always seems to be PRS?
#21
merlinthehappypig
I bought one of these in the Prime Day sale. It was a fair bit cheaper than the current price so if you are prepared to wait you might do better on Black Friday. Still a decent price though and the one I bought was excellent quality. No concerns about the build at all. Gig bag was a bit rubbish though.


But there is no guarantee at all that this will be featured in their next Black Friday sale is there? So how much did you pay?
#22
andrewbushell3
the build on these is crap compared to many,many Chinese copies. go out and buy a prs SE, TOKAI als48, or vintage vs100 unless you are a headstock shopper.


Agreed. Vintage make great guitars, with quality hardware. The Vs100 is a great alternative to this.

Edited By: Madlufcmonkey on Aug 11, 2016 12:15: Typo
#23
JamesSmith
Since when is a Studio version "full fat"?
The Standard is a lot more substantial.

Is it? I thought the Studio was basically just an ugly version of a Standard, and that the Custom was the full-fat model.
#24
Madlufcmonkey
andrewbushell3
the build on these is crap compared to many,many Chinese copies. go out and buy a prs SE, TOKAI als48, or vintage vs100 unless you are a headstock shopper.

Agreed. Vintage make great guitars, with quality hardware. The Vs100 is a great alternative to this.

Definitely. I've got a slightly higher-end model, the VRS110, and it wipes the floor with a modern Gibson. The hardware's much better - the pickup selector switch makes a much more satisfying clack when you change pickup selection, plus it's got two extra frets, something Gibson apparently can't spring for in their raw materials budget. Best of all, it's vintage, so it's already worth more than I paid for it.
#25
DuffRulez
Hot...
got an Epiphone Les Paul -- Mrs would only let be spend half.
any tips to teach me ?

Yep. Just try saying "sod off it's my money I'll buy what I like" into the mirror. After a few practices you'll be ready for your first 'gig'.
1 Like #26
dxx
JamesSmith
Since when is a Studio version "full fat"?
The Standard is a lot more substantial.
Is it? I thought the Studio was basically just an ugly version of a Standard, and that the Custom was the full-fat model.
It lacks the binding and maple top which makes it less special in appearance to the Standard - slightly bland in comparison (I wouldn't call it ugly) - but more importantly it's signficiantly lighter and that has a consequence on sustain and tone. They don't sound the same. The Custom is sort of full fat with cream, and has a different pickup arrangement and is even more different tonally.

For those looking at "alternatives", note that a PRS is a completely and totally different beast! They are fine guitars, but their character, shape, feel is so contrasting that you cannot just substitute one for the other. The Epiphone is in the ballpark, and if you buy a decent one and upgrade the hardware on it you can end up with something great, some would say better than a basic Les Paul.

I'm an ex-Les Paul owner and personally I wouldn't buy a Studio for the reasons explained, but I sold my Les Paul anyway because it didn't offer the scope in tonality I wanted from a guitar, it was too heavy and too expensive. If I wanted the Les Paul sound I'd either save up for a Standard (and hand pick an example I can play in a store NEVER would I buy one mail order) or go the Epiphone route.
#27
full fat Gibson Les Paul


This isn't a "full fat" Les Paul is it though? It's a Studio, not a Standard and it has P90 pups. I have a 2003 Standard (£2500 at the time) and a Studio is not the same, trust me. Doesn't mean it's a bad guitar though.

Edited By: ZombieFace on Aug 11, 2016 14:22: grammar
#28
JamesSmith
... It lacks the binding and maple top which makes it less special in appearance to the Standard ...
actually almost all LP Studios have the maple cap, they do lack the binding though. Gibson keep changing the specifications year to year, Studio's used to have dot markers rather than trapezoidal, but recently they've come with (plastic rather than MOP) trapezoidal inlays. They currently use the same pickups (burstbucker pros) as the Standards. I'd agree that Gibson quality control is pretty variable, but they've reduced their prices significantly for the lower end of their US built ranges. Back in 2004 a Studio was over £800 retail!
#29
Go to a guitar shop.
#30
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
I bought one of these in the Prime Day sale. It was a fair bit cheaper than the current price so if you are prepared to wait you might do better on Black Friday. Still a decent price though and the one I bought was excellent quality. No concerns about the build at all. Gig bag was a bit rubbish though.
But there is no guarantee at all that this will be featured in their next Black Friday sale is there? So how much did you pay?

£335.83 and no guarantee of course, but you can guarantee that there will be some Gibsons at silly prices. There have been in all the recent sales. Some silly prices outside the sales if you are patient and check regularly.
#31
Gallus
I have a Les Paul Custom from the early 90's.

Great guitar.

Quality control these days is poor.


I've a nineties Explorer myself, the quality was splendid last millennium :{
#32
merlinthehappypig
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
I bought one of these in the Prime Day sale. It was a fair bit cheaper than the current price so if you are prepared to wait you might do better on Black Friday. Still a decent price though and the one I bought was excellent quality. No concerns about the build at all. Gig bag was a bit rubbish though.
But there is no guarantee at all that this will be featured in their next Black Friday sale is there? So how much did you pay?

£335.83 and no guarantee of course, but you can guarantee that there will be some Gibsons at silly prices. There have been in all the recent sales. Some silly prices outside the sales if you are patient and check regularly.


I have a Gibson Les Paul Standard bought when I was young(er) and stupid(er). It's bizarre to say it, but I like everything about it (the weight, the build, the feel - even the smell! ) except the sound. The tone is just too chunky and fat, to get the singing yowling heavy blues tone I like. Great shame Gibson don't do an SG with P90s as I'd like to pick one of those up in the silly sales you talk about.

Edited By: Feeble on Aug 12, 2016 10:16: unfinished
#33
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
I bought one of these in the Prime Day sale. It was a fair bit cheaper than the current price so if you are prepared to wait you might do better on Black Friday. Still a decent price though and the one I bought was excellent quality. No concerns about the build at all. Gig bag was a bit rubbish though.
But there is no guarantee at all that this will be featured in their next Black Friday sale is there? So how much did you pay?
£335.83 and no guarantee of course, but you can guarantee that there will be some Gibsons at silly prices. There have been in all the recent sales. Some silly prices outside the sales if you are patient and check regularly.
I have a Gibson Les Paul Standard bought when I was young(er) and stupid(er). It's bizarre to say it, but I like everything about it (the weight, the build, the feel - even the smell! ) except the sound. The tone is just too chunky and fat, to get the singing yowling heavy blues tone I like. Great shame Gibson don't do an SG with P90s as I'd like to pick one of those up in the silly sales you talk about.

The Standard is pretty much a one-tone guitar too.. If that's the tone you want, great, but really all you can do is roll off the treble (not there's a lot to start with!) and that's about it. To be clear I'm not knocking the tonal quality but there's not much variation in it. Whereas with a Telecaster you can get phat, bluesy, sharp, angular... no it will never sound like an LP but there's a much wider palette.
#34
JamesSmith
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
I bought one of these in the Prime Day sale. It was a fair bit cheaper than the current price so if you are prepared to wait you might do better on Black Friday. Still a decent price though and the one I bought was excellent quality. No concerns about the build at all. Gig bag was a bit rubbish though.
But there is no guarantee at all that this will be featured in their next Black Friday sale is there? So how much did you pay?
£335.83 and no guarantee of course, but you can guarantee that there will be some Gibsons at silly prices. There have been in all the recent sales. Some silly prices outside the sales if you are patient and check regularly.
I have a Gibson Les Paul Standard bought when I was young(er) and stupid(er). It's bizarre to say it, but I like everything about it (the weight, the build, the feel - even the smell! ) except the sound. The tone is just too chunky and fat, to get the singing yowling heavy blues tone I like. Great shame Gibson don't do an SG with P90s as I'd like to pick one of those up in the silly sales you talk about.
The Standard is pretty much a one-tone guitar too.. If that's the tone you want, great, but really all you can do is roll off the treble (not there's a lot to start with!) and that's about it. To be clear I'm not knocking the tonal quality but there's not much variation in it. Whereas with a Telecaster you can get phat, bluesy, sharp, angular... no it will never sound like an LP but there's a much wider palette.

Yeah, I pretty much agree. It is best for heavy metal rhythm players, although it was originally designed as a jazz guitar! Interesting that a handful of players managed to make it sing like a Strat though (Santana, Brian Robertson), although I expect a treble booster and wah wah were instrumental in that. The Lou Pallo signature model is pretty cool sounding though.
#35
Just playing around with my bright red 1965 Hofner Super Solid 3 in original condition which emerges from the back of the wardrobe every now and then when the missus is out. They certainly don't make them like this anymore and so, after all the quality comments, think I'll give this current Gibson offer a miss. Now how does Sultans of Swing go again.......?
#36
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
I bought one of these in the Prime Day sale. It was a fair bit cheaper than the current price so if you are prepared to wait you might do better on Black Friday. Still a decent price though and the one I bought was excellent quality. No concerns about the build at all. Gig bag was a bit rubbish though.
But there is no guarantee at all that this will be featured in their next Black Friday sale is there? So how much did you pay?

£335.83 and no guarantee of course, but you can guarantee that there will be some Gibsons at silly prices. There have been in all the recent sales. Some silly prices outside the sales if you are patient and check regularly.


I have a Gibson Les Paul Standard bought when I was young(er) and stupid(er). It's bizarre to say it, but I like everything about it (the weight, the build, the feel - even the smell! ) except the sound. The tone is just too chunky and fat, to get the singing yowling heavy blues tone I like. Great shame Gibson don't do an SG with P90s as I'd like to pick one of those up in the silly sales you talk about.


They did, shame it was such poor build, see my post.

http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/SG-Special-60s-Tribute.aspx
#37
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
I bought one of these in the Prime Day sale. It was a fair bit cheaper than the current price so if you are prepared to wait you might do better on Black Friday. Still a decent price though and the one I bought was excellent quality. No concerns about the build at all. Gig bag was a bit rubbish though.
But there is no guarantee at all that this will be featured in their next Black Friday sale is there? So how much did you pay?

£335.83 and no guarantee of course, but you can guarantee that there will be some Gibsons at silly prices. There have been in all the recent sales. Some silly prices outside the sales if you are patient and check regularly.


I have a Gibson Les Paul Standard bought when I was young(er) and stupid(er). It's bizarre to say it, but I like everything about it (the weight, the build, the feel - even the smell! ) except the sound. The tone is just too chunky and fat, to get the singing yowling heavy blues tone I like. Great shame Gibson don't do an SG with P90s as I'd like to pick one of those up in the silly sales you talk about.


http://www.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/SG/Gibson-USA/SG-50s-Tribute.aspx

This is the one I bought.
#38
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
Feeble
merlinthehappypig
I bought one of these in the Prime Day sale. It was a fair bit cheaper than the current price so if you are prepared to wait you might do better on Black Friday. Still a decent price though and the one I bought was excellent quality. No concerns about the build at all. Gig bag was a bit rubbish though.
But there is no guarantee at all that this will be featured in their next Black Friday sale is there? So how much did you pay?

£335.83 and no guarantee of course, but you can guarantee that there will be some Gibsons at silly prices. There have been in all the recent sales. Some silly prices outside the sales if you are patient and check regularly.


I have a Gibson Les Paul Standard bought when I was young(er) and stupid(er). It's bizarre to say it, but I like everything about it (the weight, the build, the feel - even the smell! ) except the sound. The tone is just too chunky and fat, to get the singing yowling heavy blues tone I like. Great shame Gibson don't do an SG with P90s as I'd like to pick one of those up in the silly sales you talk about.


In fact this is where I got it, looks like they're re still trying to sell it.:-D

http://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/electric_guitars_detail.asp?stock=12111614593758
#39
Just get an Epiphone Les Paul Standard. The build quality is superb and they only cost about £300.

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