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Gibson Les Paul Tribute

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lespaultribute1Take a look at this.  This is the Gibson Les Paul Tribute and it’s a, well, it’s a tribute to, erm, Les Paul.

This is based on the original 1952 Les Paul.  As you can see, it even has a trapeze tailpiece (although it’s strung over rather than the incorrect under method).  The tailpiece is apparently corrected to match Les’s own patent.

It’s loaded with P-90’s and has a nitrocellulose gold-top on mahogany back and neck.

It’s a strictly limited run with only 564 guitars being made – six instruments for every year of Les Paul’s life from 1915 to 2009) and each will be hand-numbered with reference to these years. For example, 1915 A, 1915 B, etc.

Oh, and it has an engraved truss-rod cover.

It’s not a Custom Shop model – it’s Gibson USA but you do still get a certificate of authority for when you want to sell it on eBay.

OK, so it’s a little bit of a mish-mash and isn’t really period correct but that doesn’t change the fact that this is a handsome beast.

Expect it to cost in the region of £2400 and being limited, you’ll likely need to pre-order with your friendly neighbourhood guitar merchant.

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Written by: Gerry Hayes
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