Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute 2016 High Performance, Satin Honey Burst

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  • 498T ''Hot Alnico'' and 490R ''Modern Classic'' Humbuckers
  • Iconic Les Paul Body with a Maple Top and Mahogany Back
  • New Soloist Neck Width, Rounded 50's Profile and Fast-Access Heel
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge with a Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Next Generation G Force Automatic Machine Heads

Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute 2016 High Performance, Satin Honey Burst


The Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute 2016 HP pays homage to the sought after Les Paul of the 1950s, offering the iconic style and tone but with modern attributes designed to optimise both playability and performance. The new and exclusive fast-access heel provides unparalleled access to the high notes, and when combined with the slim taper neck and new soloist neck width, the result is one of the fastest playing Les Paul ever made. The 490R and 498T humbucking pickups produce the time-honored high output tone with plenty of versatility that's perfect for a range of playing styles. Other premium features include a tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles, titanium zero fret nut, new G Force automatic tuners and mother of pearl inlays.

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Gibson 490R and 498T Humbuckers

Featuring a 498T 'Hot Alnico'' humbucker in the bridge, the Les Paul 50s Tribute 2016 HP produces a high output and fierce rhythm tone with detailed dynamics due to the Alnico V magnet construction. Additionally the 490R ''Modern Classic'' neck pickup produces high output, rich sound whilst retaining a crisp and bright tone, perfect for smooth cleans and lead licks. Constructed from Alnico V and Alnico II magnets with 4 conductor wiring, the 490R and 498T humbuckers offer a high output tone with plenty of versatility, perfect for a variety of playing styles.

Tune-O-Matic Bridge

Tune-O-Matic bridges are an extremely popular fixed bridge type due to their stability, reliability, comfortable playing position and impressive sustain. Additionally adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge. Simply adjust the height of the bridge with the mounting rods to alter the action and screw in or out the bridge saddles to achieve perfect intonation.

Professionally Set-Up Straight out the Box

Gibson understand how disheartening it can be when you get a new guitar home just to find out it needs setting up before you can properly reap the benefits. By ensuring that every Gibson 2016 model comes professionally set up straight out the box you can plug in and play to start enjoying the premium build quality and incredible tone of the Gibson 2016 models.


Body & Bridge

  • Top: Maple
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Colour: Satin Honey Burst Top with Dark Back
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Binding: None
  • Bridge: Tune-o-Matic with Titanium Saddles
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Rounded
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12''
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid Mother of Pearl
  • Binding: None
  • Scale: Equal Tempered Scale
  • Nut: Titanium Zero Fret Nut
  • Nut Width: 1.745''

Hardware & Electronics

  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson 498T Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson 490R Humbucker
  • Tuners: Next Generation G Force
  • Pickguard: Cream (Removable)
  • Control Knobs: Supreme Grip Speed Knobs
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel
  • Case: Gibson HP Gig Bag