Yeah vintage Gibson Les Paul guitars are cool – but who can afford a real one?
Well, with a Gibson Les Paul 60s tribute, you get 60s styling, Gibson quality, and a price point that us non-bankers can afford. A fine looker for sure, based on their 1960s Kalamazoo-built classics. And incredible value for money; an outstanding guitar for any price!
Gibson Les Paul ’60S Tribute Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst
This one’s in vintage sunburst (sometimes called tobacco sunburst), but they also do them with a gold-top, in wine red or ebony. Click the pic to see the other finishes.
- Mahogany body with maple top
- Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard – trapezoid pearl inlays
- Twin humbuckers (BurstBucker 1 and 2)
- Grover tuning keys
What a guitar – the Gibson Les Paul design hasn’t remained largely unchanged for 60 years for no reason. This one is based on the Les Paul Standard – the model that the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton used so famously throughout the late 60s and early 70s. The unique construction of a mahogany body and neck, maple cap and Gibson PAF-style humbuckers gives this guitar it’s richness, those legendary creamy tones, and unending sustain. Only Gibson makes a guitar that sounds like this!
They are ultimately a musicians guitar; one for gigging and recording. Nothing impresses the crowd than the real thing, and short of robbing Jimmy Page’s house, this is the closest you’ll get to a genuine ‘real-deal’ Les Paul.
But despite all this, and despite still being 100% made in the United States, the 60s tribute Les Paul is not too expensive. They can sometimes be found under $1300 (check the current price at Musicians Friend). A very serious guitar at a super-reasonable price; and like all Gibsons, they keep their price for resale (or go up if you keep them long enough!); after all Gibson is a byword for quality, and quality always sells.
Check out these great vintage guitar resources
- Gibson Les Paul – vintage Les Paul guitar information