Gibson Les Paul Tribute guitar is unveiled to honor its creator’s legacy

Gibson has announced 2013 as “The Year of Les Paul” and honors the legendary visionary behind the solid-bodied electric guitar. Gibson will launch the limited edition ‘Les Paul Tribute’ that will draw its inspiration from LesPaul’s very first patented model from 1952. It will feature an all-gold finish on the top, back, and neck. Commemorative details on the guitar make it clear that the guitar is a tribute, include a maple headstock veneer with a laser-etched portrait of Les Paul along with a logo, a steel truss- rod cover with “Les Paul” etched on it, a vintage cream pickguard hot-stamped with Les’ real signature, “Lester William Polsfuss.”Additional to this, there will also be a call-in pack that includes a Les Paul book, varsity jacket, and a Gibson “Factory Craftsman” T-shirt. Each of these incredible commemorative guitars has been primed for vintage tone and unparalleled playability.

The guitar has been built in the image of the original 1952 Goldtop; its body is made from two pieces of solid lightweight mahogany with no weight relief. It has then been capped with a carved maple top, and a one-piece quarter-sawn mahogany neck has been set with Titebond. A solid rosewood fingerboard and the original trapeze tailpiece complete this limited edition guitar’s vintage look.

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This commemorative guitar has been limited to only 400, each coming in its own textured brown hard-shell case with a custom fleece interior. One of these guitars paying tribute to Les Paul’s original 1952 guitar will cost you $4999.

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