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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Classic ABR 2015 Electric Guitar Ebony

 
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An incredible value for the discerning Les Paul player, the Gibson Les Paul Traditional Classic ABR 2015 gives you all the premium features you could ever want in a Les Paul including a full-gloss finish, nickel hardware, and covered '57 Classic pickups.

Giving players everything they could ever want in a Les Paul, the Gibson Les Paul Traditional Classic ABR 2015 comes loaded up with high-end features that you'd normally only find on more expensive Les Paul models such as a no-shortcut full gloss finish on the top, back and sides, genuine nickel hardware, and a pair of covered '57 Classic pickups.

For the Les Paul lover and player… this one is for you. Starting with the familiar old-school brown case with pink lining, it even looks good put away. Sam Ash is proud to present a model designed by our Les Paul-playing staff, for Les Paul players. Based on the popular and time-tested favorite, the Les Paul Classic, the Les Paul Traditional Classic ABR is exactly as described by its model name. Upon playing, the first thing you will notice is the tapered classic neck. Not huge like a '50s baseball bat, and not a shredders fretboard with strings. This neck is a medium slim players dream, and it's topped with real one-piece rosewood fingerboard. The nut width is a return to the classic 1-11/16" width that players have come to love for over 60 years. The nut width is right in the sweet spot. It isn't "too narrow" (a spec you'd find on a late '60s model) and it's not extra wide either (a spec you'd find on a 2015 model). No matter how beautiful a guitar is, or how good she sounds, for a player, it all starts and ends with the neck. You won't be disappointed.

We didn't skimp on anything else either. Your Les Paul has to look good, too, right? While keeping the price down, we were still able to give you the things Les Paul players have come to love and expect. The Les Paul Traditional Classic ABR 2015 features a full nitro lacquer gloss finish for the top, back, sides and neck. No shortcut "top only" gloss. You will also notice a first for the "Classic" model: genuine nickel hardware instead of chrome, and nickel pickup covers to boot! An ABR-1 bridge replaces the more modern "Nashville" bridge for added sustain and tone. Just as it was done on those legendary '50s 'Bursts, the ABR bridge is anchored right into the body by a threaded rod. Another surprise feature for a classic model is the pickups. A pair of nickel-covered '57 Classics replace the ceramic humbuckers that are usually found on classics. Combined with the hand-wired control cavity and orange drop caps, classic vintage Les Paul tone is right at your fingertips.

Made from the classic Les Paul ingredients that made this instrument legendary, the Les Paul Traditional Classic ABR 2015 sports a maple cap over a mahogany back. For less weight without sacrificing tone or sustain, the back employs Gibson's 9-hole weight relief to offer a lighter feel that your back will thank you for.

Rounding out the package is Gibson's revolutionary G-FORCE automatic tuning system. Standard as well as custom tunings are a strum and a button push away. Quick action motors provide fast, precise & accurate tuning, and from the front, they look just like traditional Kluson tuners. The G-FORCE system is quick and easy to learn and use, but if you insist on tuning by ear, you can turn the tuners just like any standard/vintage set of tuning keys.

All these features are bundled into a very affordable, USA-built, genuine Gibson Les Paul. No corners cut, no compromise. Available in Ebony or Iced Tea at no extra charge.

Get your Gibson Les Paul Traditional Classic ABR 2015 Electric Guitar Iced Tea today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case

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4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (5)
  • Great tone (5)
  • Tone (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Live (8)
  • Recording (8)
  • Studio (7)
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4.0

Gibson Quality!

By 

from Raleigh NC

Pros

  • '57 Classics
  • Lightweight
  • Slim neck

Cons

    Best Uses

      A classic at a great Price!
      Great craftsmanship as always from Gibson.
      The G-Force tuners are a real plus for alternate tunings on the fly!
      Fast Action!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Different, but Sounds Great

      By 

      from Indianapolis, IN

      Pros

      • Build Quality
      • Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Not a bad Les Paul, just not the Traditional Les Paul many have come to love. However, if you have larger hands and bend downward this guitar is for you. Still sounds like a Les Paul, which is a great thing.

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          5.0

          "The most Gibson for the price "

          By 

          from san antonio , tx

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • classic feel
          • Great action
          • Great tone
          • Live
          • recording
          • Stays in tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Performance
            • Recording

            This Gibson Traditional 2015 has a fantastic feel . The neck is slim and smooth, It features a plain maple top with weight relieved mahogany . It also has full nitro lacquer gloss finish . 60s slim taper neck with Gibson Classic 57 humbuckers . The G force tuning system works well with no issues . A fantastic buy .

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            5.0

            Beautiful old school Gibson sound!

            By 

            from Torrance, CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Feels Great
            • G Force
            • Great price
            • Great tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • band
              • Live
              • Recording
              • Rehearsal

              This is a guitar for everyone. If you have been looking for the perfect Les Paul for under $2000 here it is. ABR bridge, 57 Classic pickups and weight relief. This guitar will blow you away and rock for days to come.

              This was a hands on review from Graham Andrew @ Sam Ash Torrance

               
              5.0

              Great playability

              By 

              from Cincinnati, OH

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great tone
              • Slim neck

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performance
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Cant beat a Gibson. The '57s are obviously the best part of this guitar. The slim neck is great, very comfortable. And the automatic tuners get a bad name but if you learn the right way to use them they do come in very handy.
                This is a real hands on review by Billy @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

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                5.0

                My first real Gibson!

                By 

                from Canoga Park, CA

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Action
                • feel
                • Gforce
                • Sustain
                • Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live
                  • Studio

                  I've been wanting a Les Paul for years but have been going back and forth on which one to get for awhile now. Once this new model came out I had to check it out, and I was stunned! Amazing action, incredibly versatile, and the sustain on this bad boy is outrageous! I love the classic ebony color, it just pops, and now I finally have the guitar I need to make magic happen! I absolutely love it!

                  This is a real hands on product review from Jared@ Sam Ash Canoga Park

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                  5.0

                  Great sounding guitar by Gibson!!

                  By 

                  from Orlando,fl

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Awesome Les Paul by Gibson!!
                  Traditional style with some new added extra features.
                  The new automatic tuners work great and are really fun to use.
                  Along with keeping the traditional style and feel this guitar is a must have for Les Paul players.
                  "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

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                  5.0

                  A Great Buy!

                  By 

                  from Cincinnati

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Classic Look
                  • Easy to play
                  • Great tone
                  • Well built

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • display
                  • Live Shows
                  • Studio

                  The 2015 Gibson Les Paul Traditional is a must have for all guitarists! This is a guitar that any guitarist would love to add to their collection, it has the classic beautiful ebony finish with a lacquer finish that leaves it gleaming. It features 57 classic pickups which gives it a smooth vintage tone great for rock blues and jazz. Just like any American Gibson it has a solid construction that will hold tuning during shows or studio sessions. It also features the min-e-tune which is a mechanical tuning system. Some people aren't into putting the new technology on the traditional, but I personally think this tuning machine is great and much easier to use. Between the beauty of the guitar and the sound it provides, this guitar is a must have for collectors and professionals alike. This is a real hands on product review from Trey@ Sam Ash Cincinnati

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                  5.0

                  Classic Sound and Comfortable Feel

                  By 

                  from Cincinnati, OH

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • 57 Humbuckers
                  • Clasic Neck Width
                  • G-force Tuners

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional Recordingsa
                    • Studio Work

                    Classic LP with '57 pickups and classic 1 11/16's neck width gives total comfort or long jam sessions and gigs. G-Force tuners make it simple and quick to change between tunings if you like an open tuning for slide or drop tuning. This is a hands on review from Justin at Sam Ash Cincinnati.

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                    5.0

                    a true classic

                    By 

                    from Cincinanti

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Look
                    • Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gigs

                      A great addition to Gibsons line of Les Paul guitars. Nice and solid feel with excellent sounding classic pickups.

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                      Number Of Frets 22
                      Scale Length 24.75"
                      Nut Width 1.695"
                      Neck Shape '60s SlimTaper
                      Body Style Single Cutaway
                      Neck Wood Mahogany
                      Fingerboard Rosewood
                      Body Wood Mahogany
                      Top Maple
                      Pickup Configuration H-H
                      Bridge Pickup Gibson USA '57 Classic
                      Neck Pickup Gibson USA '57 Classic
                      Bridge Type No Wire ABR with Stopbar Tailpiece
                      Tuning Machines G-FORCE
                      Orientation Right-Handed
                      Other Features Full-Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish in Ebony

                      Genuine Nickel Hardware

                      Covered '57 Classic Pickups
                      Case/Bag Included Yes
                      Case Type Hardshell Case
                      Series Les Paul
                      Model Les Paul Traditional Classic ABR 2015
                      Warranty Info:

                      The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.