Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2019 Review & Demo Video
Non Weight-Relieved Manhattan Midnight AA-Flame Maple Top Les Paul Traditional
Looking for a new Gibson Les Paul with a 'plug in and play' vibe? You can't go wrong with the Gibson 2019 Les Paul Traditional, this one with the popular Manhattan Midnight finish. The Traditional has a AA-grade flame top over a solid mahogany body - that's right, no weight relief on this Traditional! The mahogany neck has a rounded profile, and it's loaded with Gibson Burstbuckers and a hand-wired control cavity with Orange Drop capacitors. This is a great Les Paul for the Gibson purist.
Les Paul Traditional Specs
- ~9 lbs Approximate Weight
- Manhattan Midnight Finish
- AA-Grade Flame Maple Top
- Non-Weight Relieved Mahogany Body
- Mahogany Neck with Rounded Profile
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Trapezoid Inlays
- 24 3/4" Scale Length
- 12" Radius
- 1.695" Neck Width at Nut
- Rounded '50s Style Neck Profile
- 22 Frets
- Burstbucker 1 and 2 Humbuckers
- Volume and Tone Controls with Orange Drop Capacitors
- Tektoid Nut
- ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic
- Stopbar Tailpiece
- Vintage Deluxe w/ Keystone Buttons
- Nickel Hardware
Les Paul Traditional Tone
"Traditional tone" is a perfect starting point to describe this Les Paul. The classic combination of the mahogany body with maple top provides a meaty low-mid heavy foundation, and upper mid and sparkle are enhanced by the maple top. Burstbucker humbuckers, modeled after original-era PAF pickups, provide "just tight enough" low end, a smooth high end, and some serious midrange punch.
Les Paul Traditional Feel
This 2019 Les Paul Traditional boasts a rounded '50s style neck - with a good amount of chunk - it's very comfortable and easy to grab on to. It's rosewood fingerboard provides a softer and less dense feel than ebony or maple, while the 1.695" nut width is slightly wider than the older models, giving you string spacing equally suited for complex chords and quick string-skipping leads.
Why We Like It
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional is hard to vote against! The unique and popular finish color on this one ensures it'll hold it's value well, and it simply is a classic guitar for this modern era. Also available left handed!
You Might Also Consider
If you're looking for some different finish color options, or want a lighter guitar, you may want to consider the equally as classic Les Paul Standard!
Les Paul Traditional Price
$4669.00 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.
Les Paul Traditional Colors
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional is available in Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Tobacco Burst, Manhattan Midnight, or Translucent Cherry Red.
Les Paul Traditional Case
Classic Brown/Pink Gibson hardshell case included.
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