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The Traditional Les Paul
The Les Paul that rocked the world
$2,299
The Les Paul Traditional 2016 T's foundation is the same traditional tonewood combination that helped make the Les Paul a legend when it was introduced six decades ago. A traditional pickup wind in the neck position provides plenty of warmth and clarity, and in the bridge position, slightly over-wound coils in the '57 Classic PlusTM offer wailing lead tones.
Body
Top
Back
Top
Wood Species: Maple
Pieces: 2
Grade: AA
Binding: Cream
 
Back
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1 or 2
Density: Ultra-Low
Binding: None
Weight
Weight Relief: 9 Hole
Average Weight (body only): 5 lbs. 14.4 oz
 
Materials Used
Glue: Franklin Titebond 50
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Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Body Contour
Carve: Classic
Neck
Neck
Wood Species: Mahogany
Pieces: 1
 
Details
Truss Rod: Les Paul
Profile: Traditional Les Paul
Thickness at Fret 1: .828"
Thickness at Fret 12: .973"
Other Materials:
Average Weight: 1 lbs 2.0 oz
 
Peg Head
Type: SP1-B
Inlay: Gibson Logo
Peg Head Binding: None
Silkscreen: Gold Gibson "Les Paul Model"
Headstock Angle: 17 deg.
Tonal, Resonant, and/or Technical Effect:
 
Neck Fit
Joint Angle: 5.0 degrees
Joint Angle Tolerance: 0 deg 0 min 15 sec
Type: Mortise and Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Gauges Used: Pitch Height Gauge,Alignment Gauge
Nut
Style: Nut
Material: TekToid
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: 30.48 cm / 12"
Frets: 22
Nut/End of Board: 4.3053cm / 1.695" @ nut, 5.7404cm / 2.260" @ end of board
Scale: 62.865 cm / 24.75"
Binding: Cream
Side Dots (Color): Black
 
Fingerboard Inlays
Style: Trapezoid
Material: Acrylic
Dimensions: Large: 16.51 mm x 29.718 mm / 0.66" x 1.17 "
Small: 6.096 mm x 39.624 mm / 0.24" x 1.56"
Average Weight: 117.93 gm / 4.16 oz
Finishes
Iced Tea
Color Code: IT
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Iced Tea
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Color Code: HS
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Heritage Cherry Sunburst
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Honey Burst
Color Code: HB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Honey Burst
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Desert Burst
Color Code: DB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Desert Burst
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Light Burst
Color Code: LB
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Light Burst
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
Wine Red
Color Code: WR
Surface Texture: Smooth/ Hi Gloss 90 Sheen Lacquer
Filler: Walnut
Sealer: 1-1.5 mils
Top: Wine Red
Top Coat: Hi Gloss Lacquer
Scraped: Fingerboard Sides and Nut
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Electronics
Pickups Rhythm Lead
Style: 57 Classic 57 Classic +
Winds/Coil: Screw side/Slug side: 5250/5250 5400/5400
Material of Wire (gauge): Enamel (42) Enamel (42)
Coil Dimensions (per coil): 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68" 6.6294 cm x 1.7272 mm / 2.61" x 0.68"
Coil Material: ABS ABS
Coil Winding Process: Machine Wound Machine Wound
Pole Piece Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Pole Piece Position from Nut: 47.3075 cm / 18.625" 59.52998 cm / 23.437 inches
Slug Material: Nickel plated steel Nickel plated steel
Slug Dimensions (diameter x length): 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489" 4.7498 mm x 1.24206 cm / 0.187 x 0.489"
Magnet Material: Alnico II Alnico II
Magnet Position from Nut: 48.26 cm / 19 " 58.7375cm / 23.125"
Magnet Dimensions: 9.525 cm x 12.7 mm / 2.375" x 0.5" 9.525 cm x 12.7 mm / 2.375" x 0.5"
Polarities: Chrome Chrome
Cover:
Qfactor: 5.81 5.39
ResistanceDC: 7931 Ohms 8135 Ohms
Resonant Frequency: 2692.30 Hz 2593.97 Hz
Tonal & Resonant Advancements:
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
  .022 uF .022 uF
Hardware
Tuning Keys
Style: Grover Green Key
Material: Zamak
Weight: 1 oz
 
Tuning Keys Details
Tuning Ratio: 14:01
Gear Type: worm
What is allowable turn: +/- 4 degrees
Plating specs: Chrome
Part numbers: 430-14139, 430-14140
 
String Dimensions
E: 1.1684mm / 0.046"
A: 0.9144 mm / 0.036"
D: 0.6604 mm / 0.026"
G: 0.4064mm / 0.016"
B: 0.2794mm / 0.011"
e: 0.2286mm / 0.009"
 
Bridge
Style: Tune-o-matic
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10119
Weight: 72.5748 g / 2.56 oz
 
Dimensions of String Slots
E: 1.4732mm / 0.058"
A: 1.2192mm / 0.048"
D: 0.9652mm / 0.038"
G: 0.7112mm / 0.028"
B: 0.4826mm / 0.019''
e: 0.3556mm / 0.014"
 
Tailpiece
Style: Stop Bar
Compensated: No
Material: Zamak
Plating Specs: Chrome
Part number: 430-10135
Weight: 82.21 gm / 2.9 oz.
 
Output Jack
Style: 1/4" mono with dual tip contact
 
Jack Plate
Style: Les Paul Square
Material: Chrome
Part Number: 430-19467
Weight: 6.0 gm / 0.21 oz.
 
Strap Buttons
Material: Aluminum
Plating Specs: None
Part numbers: 430-19160 / 430-19160E
Weight: 4.0 g / 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 Speed
Part Number: 430-19264
 
Dial Pointers
Yes/No: No
Control Plate(s) (Backplate Cover)
Style: Stainleess steel infused polycarbonate for Electrostatic Discharge protection
Part Number: 380-12209
 
Control Plate(s) (SwitchPlate Cover)
Style: Stainleess steel infused polycarbonate for Electrostatic Discharge protection
Part Number: 380-12211
 
Switch Washer
Style: Cream, Hot Stamped Gold
Part Number: 430-19293
 
Trim Rings
Style: Low Cream, High Cream Humbucker
Part Number: 430-13894 / 430-13893
Accessories
Case
Style: Les Paul Hardshell
Color: Brown
 
Strap Locks: None
Tools: Truss Rod Wrench
2.5mm Hex adjustment wrench, polishing cloth
 
Manual: Yes
COA/Other: