Les Paul 60s Tribute Guitar

Expert Review

In 2013, Gibson celebrated its iconic Les Paul axe with a reissue series that captured the look and feel of some of the greatest Les Paul models in history, while at the same time adding some more modern perks to catch up to present-day innovation. What does that mean for consumers? Well to start, the Les Paul 60s Tribute has that classic mahogany body with carved maple top to provide the renown hybrid tone a combination of sounds that is at once both warm and rich as well as cutting and sharp.

The neck is a bit slimmer than the Les Paul that preceded it in the 50s, meaning it’s a bit lighter and easier to maneuver. Two BurstBucker humbucking pickups reside in the neck and bridge positions, emulating the vintage PAF humbuckers of yesterday to great effect. But you may not even focus on the sound at first, as the beautiful Vintage Gloss lacquered finish on this model is captivating to the eye, available in Vintage Sunburst, Wine Red, Ebony Black, or Goldtop. The ’60s Tribute also has an optional Min-ETune upgrade, implementing automated robot tuners that do the tuning for you, a futuristic improvement on an a classic axe.Rating: 4/5

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