A Classic Rendition of the World’s Most Prized Electric Guitar Les Paul Traditional Pro '50s
Les Paul Traditional Pro '50s
The Les Paul Standard of the late 1950s is the most prized electric guitar ever put into production, and one of the all-time greatest templates for rock and blues tone. Now Gibson USA brings you that classic '50s package in the new Les Paul Traditional Pro '50s, an instrument equipped to perform alongside the most revered Les Pauls in history. Wearing the hand-buffed look of a gently faded vintage guitar, the Les Paul Traditional Pro '50s features a high-gloss nitrocellulose-finished "Honeyburst" top with natural satin back and sides. The Les Paul Traditional Pro '50s also carries two of Gibson USA's most accurate reproduction-PAF humbucking pickups, a time-tested hardware complement, and a few subtle switching tricks up its sleeve, making it a Les Paul for the ages, and a versatile tone machine for the contemporary player, too.
The Les Paul Traditional Pro '50s is crafted with all the classic ingredients that helped to make this model a legend. A carved Grade-A maple top contributes clarity and sustain, while a Grade-A mahogany body adds depth and richness, and is subtly chambered to enhance resonance and reduce weight. A solid quarter-sawn one-piece mahogany neck is glued in with a traditional mortis & tenon joint, and carved in a rounded "Traditional profile" that blends comfort and speed. Topped with a Grade-A rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets, with a 12" radius for each choke-free bending, the neck culminates in a headstock with the preferred 17-degree backward pitch for improved string pressure in the PLEK-cut Corian nut.
To take it all over the top, the Les Paul Traditional Pro '50s carries two of Gibson USA's most popular humbucking pickups, a 57 Classic in the neck position for sweet, warm vocal tones, and a hotter Burstbucker 3 in the bridge for gutsy crunch and soaring lead tones. These acclaimed units are made with genuine Alnico II magnets and wound with 42 AWG wire, just like the legendary PAFs of the late 1950s, and offer a blend of depth and clarity that few pickups can match today. Both pickups have black-and-cream "zebra striped" bobbins, and they are installed uncovered, to mirror a popular modification of believed to enhance high-end response. To up the ante on versatility, push-pull switches on their independent volume pots split the coils of each pickup for authentic single-coil tones. A Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece ensure a solid anchor and optimum sustain, while a set of Grover Locking tuners with chrome keystone buttons give the look of another popular upgrade of vintage Les Pauls. Further classic appointments include acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays, a mother-of-pearl Gibson headstock logo and silkscreened gold "Les Paul Model", cream binding and pickguard, and gold Top-Hat. Check out the Les Paul Traditional Pro '50s today from your authorized Gibson dealer, and grab a hefty dose of that classic '50s tone and feel.
Each guitar comes protected in a plush-lined hardshell case with black exterior, and includes owner's manual and adjustment literature, along with Gibson's Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service.
- High-gloss Honeyburst Maple top with Solid Mahogany body and natural satin back and sides
- Rounded '50s Traditional neck profile
- Rosewood fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
- Coil-tapped Zebra '57 Classic neck and BB3 bridge pickups
- Locking Grover™ keystone tuners