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Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute Min-ETune Left-Handed Electric Guitar

 
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The Gibson Les Paul Future Tribute celebrates the Les Paul of the future—today!

The Les Paul Future Tribute captures the look, feel, and tone of the guitar world's most legendary single-cutaway solidbody, and equips it for the player of the future—making it available today. Primed for optimum playability and versatility, the Les Paul Future Tribute carries a pair of "zebra-coil" '57 Classic humbucking pickups for a blend of vintage warmth and contemporary articulation, along with a superbly comfortable custom asymmetrical neck profile. Gibson's acclaimed bridge and tailpiece team up with Gibson's Min-ETune "robot" automated tuning system to ensure smooth playability and precise tuning and intonation.

The Les Paul Future Tribute takes the classic platform of the original Les Paul Standards forward into the 21st century by starting with the timeless tonewood combination of a mahogany body with solid carved maple top. When paired, these woods offer a tonal depth and complexity unmatched by any single-wood construction, with warmth and richness from the mahogany, and superb clarity and "snap" from the maple, all of which translates to surprising breadth and articulation within the guitar's amplified voice. The mahogany back is strategically weight relieved using modern weight relief methods to both lighten your load and improve resonance. A solid mahogany neck is glued into the body in Gibson's time-tested tradition, and carved to an ergonomic and superbly comfortable new asymmetrical profile that fits the natural shape of the human hand, with depths of .800" at the 1st fret and .875" at the 12th, making this one of the most playable Les Pauls yet created. It is topped with a genuine rosewood fingerboard that carries 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays. In keeping with the stripped-down ethos of this powerful performer, both body and 'board remain unbound, and there's no pickguard to obscure the finish. A PLEK-cut nut made from black Corian subtly complements the knurled chrome knobs and black pickup rings, while enhancing resonance and sustain. The headstock is silkscreened with a gold Gibson logo and Les Paul Model.

The Les Paul Future Tribute ensures its sonic versatility and hot looks with a pair of zebra-coil '57 Classic humbucking pickups, consisting of a standard-wound humbucker in the neck position and a slightly over-wound '57 Classic Plus for hotter lead tones in the bridge position. The '57 Classics begin in the image of Gibson’s esteemed PAF humbuckers, with genuine Alnico 2 magnets and 42-AWG enamel-coated wire, but are enhanced with evenly matched coils for a smooth, singing tone, and wax potting to combat microphonic squeal at high volume levels. The result is a pickup that is thick, rich, and warm, yet clear and articulate—perfect for the broad demands of today's music. The traditional wiring complement of an independent volume and tone control per pickup plus a three-way toggle selector switch allows a broad range of sonic variations. To anchor it all down, Gibson USA loads in a classic Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, then rams it all into the future with Gibson's Min-ETune system for solid sustain and precision tuning. Includes gig bag.

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Things You Will Get:

  • Left-Handed Electric Guitar
  • Gig Bag

Feels right, sounds right

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Bought at closeout pricing from Sam Ash, my Future Tribute was a good bargain. After a good setup, the action is great. It is lighter than my other Les Pauls, but sacrifices no tone from weight relief. The 57 Classics have all the bite, clarity, and warmth I like. Some people don't like the Min-Etune hardware, but I think it's fine. If it goes bad, I'll replace the tuners, no big deal. I only give the guitar 4 out of 5 stars because the finish really is lacking. That's not a big deal to me as I put tone and playability above looks, but my better guitars have all 3.

BatUtilityBelt

Omaha, NE

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It's a Les Paul

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What can I say about a Les Paul that hasen't been said. The only thing that makes this one different than most is that it has the Min-ETune system. I'm not in love with it, but I don't hate it either. I might consider replacing the unit with Grovers but for now it's staying. That's why the one star drop. I really wanted to love it too. It does make it convenient to switch back and forth between tunings when you're just practicing. I also had a problem with the guitar staying in tune at first but she's settled down now. It doesn't surprise me since my particular guitar was made in December of 2012 and she must have been sitting in a warehouse in Florida all these years. This is a $1000 guitar for $600. She sounds like a Les Paul too. I love the satin finish, it makes me wish my old Flying V had a sating finish instead of the gloss. I'm not one of these luddites either who takes the electronic circuit boards out, adds a pickguard and put speed knobs on it. I don't mind the circuit board etc. I often switch around pickups because let's face it as a lefty you don't have many choices but this guitar sound just right. I always thought Les Pauls looked too fancy as well and I love the way this one looks. It's still a bookmatched maple top and mine has a nice figuring to it even if it's not AAA flame. If I could wish for anything I'd probably want a better auto tuner, OR, drop the price and have Grovers on it, and I'd bind the neck. Really though, this is a hell of a guitar.

Jaan

Massachusetts

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