GIBSON USA Les Paul LTD Traditional "Mahogany + Rosewood" (2012)

GIBSON USA Les Paul LTD Traditional "Mahogany + Rosewood" (2012)


Gibson recently revised the Les Paul Standards and while these improvements were awesome, many players still wanted a Standard with vintage vibe, appointments and feel. That's where the Les Paul Traditional comes in. Vintage looks and feel with made in the USA quality. Just like a 50s Les Paul, the body is mahogany and features a Limited edition Satin Mahogany top. The body is weight relieved but doesn't have the bigger chambers of the new Standards. The 24.75-inch scale mahogany neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays. Dual 57 Classic humbuckers dish out big tone. This combo has a great classic rock tone that's close to a traditional PAF. Tuneomatic bridge, Stopbar tailpiece and vintage style tuners keep it rock solid. 

Les Paul tone means different things to different people, but in my opinion, the best vintage-style examples straddle a fine balance between power and articulation. When you knock the volume back, it needs to clean up; the tone controls need to work throughout their range and so it is with this guitar. The clean tones have a great deal of sweetness. Pile on the gain, and the 57's hold on to it for a classic rock punch; less 'quacky' than a vintage Les Paul, but not as overbearingly thick.

This Les Paul plays and sounds great. The neck feels like it has a 60s profile. The action is good. These come from the factory set up by a PLEK machine. Excellent playability. The 57 Classics deliver a variety of tones. Many players prefer these to Burstbuckers or even more expensive boutique pickups. This is a clean guitar. Collector owned, it has seen Virtually No playtime. Super nice, and Super Clean. Comes in original hard-shell case with Original Case Candy.

The Les Paul Standard Traditional has everything players love about the Les Paul. Killer looks great tone and excellent feel. A great guitar worthy of its namesake. Here's a nice looking and playing one at

  • Specifications

    Serial Number: 112221417

    Time of Manufacture: 2012

    Place of Manufacture: Nashville, USA

    Neck Profile: 60's Shape Neck Profile

    Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

    Weight: 9.1

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 9's

    Overall Condition: "Mint Condition"

    Colour: Mahognay

    Originality: 100% Original.

    Dings, Scratches, other: Nothing to report. - Please refer to pictures below.