In 2013 Gibson celebrates the “Year of Les Paul”, and pays honor to the man responsible for one of the most ubiquitous electric guitars of all time by launching limited edition Les Paul Tribute guitar. According to Gibson, these models are aimed at, “capturing the essence of a great Les Paul guitar from one of four different eras. All embody the full magic of this legendary guitar design, but are stripped down for improved value and no-nonsense performance.” Based on LesPaul’s very first patented model from 1952, the limited edition Tribute features a gold top finish (which extends to from the top to the back and the neck), a maple headstock veneer with Les Paul’s portrait, and a trapeze trailpiece.
Les Paul’s Limited Edition Tribute Guitars for 2013 include the Les Paul Tribute 50s, 60s, 70s & Tribute Future guitars with Min-ETune systems.
All of the Les Paul Tribute guitars feature Mahogany bodies with traditional weight relief, Rosewood fingerboard, trapezoid inlays, and are available with the optional Min-E-Tune tuning system.
Commemorative details include a maple headstock veneer with laser-etched logo and Les Paul portrait, a steel truss-rod cover etched with “Les Paul,” a vintage cream pickguard hot-stamped with Les’s real signature, “Lester William Polsfuss” and the years of his lifespan, plus a call-in pack that includes a Les Paul book, varsity jacket, and Gibson “Factory Craftsman” T-shirt.
The hardware, pickups and details of the guitars reflect the decades they take their inspiration from, with P-90 pickups in the 50s model, right through to the more modern “Dirty Fingers” and modern-spec ’57 Classic pickups in the 70s and Future models respectively.
A must-have for any Les Paul collector, the Les Paul Tribute Guitar is also primed for vintage tone and unparalleled playability—and is available in a strictly limited run of 400 guitars, each protected in a textured brown hardshell case with custom fleece interior.
Every Les Paul Tribute is covered by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 Customer Service.