First new Les Paul in 4 years..

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  1. jbash

    jbash Senior Member

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    Sadly, it's a much better Les Paul than my Classic and Trad. which cost 2x as much
     
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  2. jbash

    jbash Senior Member

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    *fixed*

    This is a killer bang for the buck guitar. Yes it has some slightly sharp fret ends, but otherwise it's dang near flawless. The fret ends will easily be taken care of..

    Its loud and resonant like most faded Gibsons I have owned over the years. It plays beautifully, and sounds better than both my 2014s, including my faber modded Traditional. And even sounds great with the stock pickups. I have not owned a 498t equipped guitar in 13 years, but it's a fun change after years and years of PAF and T Top types. Reminds me of my old 1989 black standard.

    Soft case is pretty damn impressive too.

    Anyhoo, nice job Gibson!
     
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  3. Side Burns

    Side Burns Senior Member

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    Nice, what are the details?
    Year, model, mods
     
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  4. jbash

    jbash Senior Member

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    Sorry, it's a 2018 Tribute. Bone stock for now.
     
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  5. JohnnyN

    JohnnyN Old School Premium Member

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    Nice! Congratulations and happy NGD :)
     
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  6. Malikon

    Malikon Henshin! V.I.P. Member

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    congrats, i just picked up the same guitar.

    Its great.
     
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  7. Alderbeck

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    Happy NGD :acoustic:
     
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    Congrats
     
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  9. jbash

    jbash Senior Member

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    Thank you kindly folks. I THINK I've got the picture right now. 20180216_205537.jpg
     
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    musicmaniac Senior Member

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    Gold tops rock congrats!
     
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  11. El Pablo

    El Pablo Senior Member

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    Nice and congrats. I'm curious how you find this much better than your other two LPs. In what ways?

    Thanks.
     
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  12. Gibsonrocknroll

    Gibsonrocknroll Senior Member

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    Nice congrats.
     
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  13. jbash

    jbash Senior Member

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    Better overall build quality, better stock bridge and tp, better sustain and tone than either. Playability is not quite as good as the trad, about the same as the Classic. The classic is insanely clear/bright..not harsh, but like a strat on steroids. The Trad is warm/dark and just doesn't have much balls. The Tribute is clear and ballsy with better sustain and resonance than either. Not too bright, not too warm/dark. "Sings" better. Considering the Classic was almost 2K, and the trad was $2200...4 years ago.

    The vintage burst classic (now my son's) which I converted to 2v2T is still the best looking one though :)
     
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    El Pablo Senior Member

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    Wow. Goes to show that LPs all have their own voice. I love my Studio Deluxe model.
     
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    Christosterone Premium Member

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    Tribute are maybe the best dollar for dollar guitar on earth...

    Simply astounding guitar...love yours

    Gold tops for life!

    -Chris
     
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    rjwilson37 Senior Member

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    Congrats, nice gold top you have there. :thumb:
     
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    Congrats! :thumb:My buddy I play with got a 2017. Great guitar for sure! Kinda wanna trade my 56 Epi (my only gold) in on one of these.
     
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  18. Tobaccoburst83

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    Great guitar! Those Tributes are killer. :h5:
     
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    Congrats, love my '17 Tribute...

    For a solidly build, made in the USA guitar... that's a LOT of guitar there for the price, even better when you get it on "closeout" pricing from the prior year!
     
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    Nice. The Tribute GT's are just killing it.
     
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