Les Paul Traditional 2017 T
A Trip Back in Time to the Les Paul's Golden Era
A trip back in time to the Les Paul's golden era. A Les Paul inspired by the legendary late '50s Les Pauls, with all the benefits of modern-era Gibsons. From a distance with its Traditional features and accurate Grade-AA maple top on a solid mahogany body this Les Paul could be mistaken for a guitar kept under the bed since 1959. Once in your hand, Les Paul Traditional 2017 T unveils subtle but incredibly significant advances: rolled binding, polished frets, and a rounded neck profile make this guitar extremely comfortable to play. Wired ABR and aluminum stopbar with steel posts deliver incredible resonance and sustain while Burstbuckers 1 and Burstbuckers 2 humbuckers with Orange Drop tone caps crank out dynamic, expressive PAF-inspired tones. Put it all together, and it's a superb take on the best of Les Pauls past, made for today's demanding player. It is delivered in a classic Gibson brown hardshell case with a Gibson multi-tool, a premium leather strap and a polishing cloth.
Body
Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade: AA
Binding: Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 2
Density: Low
Binding: Cream
Weight
Weight Relief: None
Average Weight (body only): 6 lbs.
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
:
 
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Classic
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Les Paul
Profile: Standard
Thickness at Fret 1: .818"
Thickness at Fret 12: .963"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 1 lbs 6.4 oz
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1-B
Inlay: Mother of Pearl
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold "Les Paul Model"
Headstock Angle: 17 degrees
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 5.0 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortis and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge and Alignment Gauge
 
Nut
Style: Nut
Material: Nylon
Width: 1.695"
Slots: E: .046"
A: .036"
D: .028"
G: .016"
B: .011"

e: .009"
 
Fingerboard
Wood Species: Rosewood
Pieces: 1
Shade: Dark
Fingerboard Details
Radius: 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 1.695" @ nut, 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: Large - 0.66" x 1.17", Small - 0.24" x 1.56"
Average Weight: 4.16 oz
Finishes
Antique Burst
Color Code: A6
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1.5-2 mils
Top: Antique Burst
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer / 90 Sheen, 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Color Code: HS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1.5-2 mils
Top: Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer / 90 Sheen, 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Honey Burst
Color Code: HB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Natural
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Honey Burst
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer / 90 Sheen, 7-8 mils
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides, Body and Nut
Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: BurstBucker 1 BurstBucker 2
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5000 / 5200 5300 / 5500
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 2.61 x 0.68" 2.61 x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel Nickel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 18.625" 23.4375
Slug Material: Nickel Nickel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 0.187 x 0.489" 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 19" 23.125"
Magnet Dimensions: 2.5 x 0.5" 2.5 x 0.5"
Polarities:
Cover: Nickel Nickel
Qfactor: 5.54 6.73
ResistanceDC: 7697 Ohms 8210 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2767.56 Hz 2525.54 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements: Screw side is the south pole of magnet Screw side is the south pole of magnet
Control Pocket Assembly Lead Volume Rhythm Volume
Type: 500K Non-Linear 500k Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
  Lead Tone Rhythm Tone
Type: 500k Non-Linear 500k Non-Linear
Peak Voltage: 500V 500V
Range: 0-500K 0-500K
Power Rating: 1/4 watt above 100K ohms 1/4 watt above 100K ohms
Resistance Tolerance: +/- 20% +/- 20%
Minimum Resistance: 200 ohms 200 ohms
 
Capacitors: Lead Value Rhythm Value
  ORANGE DROP .022uF ORANGE DROP .022uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Vintage Style Keystone
Material: Zamak
Weight: 1.0 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type: Worm
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Nickel
Part numbers: 430-14139 / 40
 
String Dimensions
E: 0.046"
A: 0.036"
D: 0.026"
G: 0.016"
B: 0.011"
e: 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: ABR
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-10255
Weight: 2.56 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 0.058"
A: 0.048"
D: 0.038"
G: 0.028"
B: 0.019''
e: 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: Nickel
Part number: 430-14453
Weight: 1.12 oz
 
Output Jack
Style: Traditional Single Tip Jack
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: ABS Cream
Part Number: 430-19299
Weight: 0.21 oz
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 60E
Weight: 0.14 oz.
Plastics
Pick Guard
Style: Les Paul Cream
Part Number: 430-12093
 
Truss Rod Cover
Style: Black/White Bell "Traditional"
Part Number: 430-19376
 
Knobs
Style: Gold Tophat
Part Number: 430-19778
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: Yes
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: SS infused polycarbonate for ESD protection
Part Number: 380-12209
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: SS infused polycarbonate for ESD protection
Part Number: 380-12211
 
Switch Washer
Style: None
Part Number: n/a
 
Trim Rings
Style: Cream Humbucker Low/High
Part Number: 430-13894 / 430-13893
Accessories
Case
Style: Hard Shell
Color: Brown
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Gibson USA Multi-Tool, Gibson USA Premium Strap, Gibson USA Polishing Cloth
 
Manual: Gibson USA's owners
COA/Other: None