Tale of three Tributes

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Dang these are good guitars!
I love the 490 pickups, and especially the fat (ish) maple necks.
Superb fretwork.
Not too heavy.
Definitely not too $pendy. Got ‘em cheap.
 

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Dang these are good guitars!
I love the 490 pickups, and especially the fat (ish) maple necks.
Superb fretwork.
Not too heavy.
Definitely not too $pendy. Got ‘em cheap.
I went into GC today to try out an amp and the only Les Paul they had nearby was a used 2018 tribute so I picked it up and damn, it impressed the hell out of me. More than I expected honestly. Of all the Les Pauls I’ve played this was among the best in terms of playability and sounded killer. If I had the space and funds I’d have brought it home.

That’s a nice collection for sure.
 

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Agree, but with the fretboard of the tobacco burst.
It looks like ebony but isn’t. I assume Gibson darkened or dyed the rosewood.
I have some F-1 around. It’s not that dark, but I have used it before.

I love them all. They’re like children. Favorite is the one I’m playing at the given time.
Special HH sounds slightly darker (no maple cap).
Otherwise they’re very consistent in feel and sound, and good companions to my single P-90 guitars.
 
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I think the Tributes are the "best bang for buck" in the Gibson line up. You have great taste in guitars my friend !!!!!
 

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Satin Honeyburst Tribute, now with F-one on the fretboard:
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Better?
Previous owner has heavy strings and lousy setup on it.
I don’t think that gave him what he needed.
Tuner downer?
His loss, my gain: mint, for $699.
 
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beauties each one. very nice guitars.
 

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I think the Tributes are the "best bang for buck" in the Gibson line up...
Totally agree. Fully Les Paul sound and feel, without polishing, binding or bling!
Loved my Slash Standard. But these are more all-around versatile sounding, for cheap!
 
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I got mine back in april 2022 tea burst . Did the 498 in the bridge and a PCB out of a 2022 classic with the covered neck pup and uncovered bridge. Ran into some medical problems I may have to list this one :/
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Thx man!! I hate to see it go to be honest. But I can't live in the case. I have a 7 yr old girl it might get a little crowded :)
I understand family first.
That’s how I always play it.
But now I’m an old retired geezer so need more toys! :naughty:
Worth the wait.
 

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Before F-1 fretboard treatment
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After:
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Satin Tobacco burst
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