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Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2015 features:
The 2015 Gibson Les Paul Traditional was a new variation on the Gibson Les Paul Traditional electric guitar model, The Les Paul Traditional was first introduced in 2008 as a more traditional alternative to the new 2008 Gibson Les Paul Standard.
Body material and shape
The 2015 model has a 2 piece solid mahogany body with no weight relief holes (completely solid body). It has a class A+ flame maple top traditionally used to make these carved top Gibson Les Paul guitars.
Neck material and profile
The neck material is mahogany and this model has the Gibson Les Paul XL neck profile. The XL profile is inspired by the rounded necks found on Vintage 1950s Gibson Les Paul electric guitars. The fingerboard material is rosewood, with trapezoid position markers. It has a zero fret nut and no fret binding.
Pickups, controls and electronics
The pickups are 2 1959 Tribute Humbuckers in the bridge and neck positions. It has the well known Gibson Les Paul four control lay out with 2 volume and 2 tone controls. All are 500K Non-Linear Potentiometers. These controls are hand wired and the potentiometers have super-grip speed knobs. As a Traditional series electric guitar it does not have split coils or booster circuits, just the three way pickup-selector switch.
Hardware is nickel and includes G-Force tuners (robot tuning system), Nashville tune-o-matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece.
Other identifying features are the Traditional model name on the truss-rod cover and a Gibson Les Paul hologram on back of the headstock. This year has the "Les Paul 100" logo on the headstock
Gibson Les Paul Traditional 2015 production dates
This model was made between September 2014 and August 2015.
|Controls shape||Super-grip speed knobs|
|Number of control knobs||4 control knobs|
|Pickup selector controls||3-way selector switch|
|Tone controls||2 tone controls|
|Volume controls||2 volume controls|
|Pickups brand and model||Gibson 1959 Tribute pickup(s)|
|Pickups configuration||2 humbucker pickups|
|Finish colors||blue finish, honey finish, purple finish, red finish, tobacco finish|
|Finish effects||gloss finish, sunburst finish|
|Number of strings||6 strings|
|Scale length||24.75 inches scale-length|
|Body back material||mahogany body back|
|Body shape features||carved top, single cutaway|
|Body style||Les Paul-style body|
|Body top material||maple body top|
|Bridge||Gibson Nashville Tune-o-Matic bridge|
|Hardware color||nickel hardware|
|Tuners||Gibson G-Force tuners|
|Fingerboard inlay material||pearloid fingerboard inlays|
|Fingerboard material||rosewood fingerboard|
|Fingerboard position markers||trapezoid fingerboard position markers|
|Neck material||mahogany neck|
|Neck width||1.8 inches wide at nut|
|Number of frets||22 fret|
|Nut||Zero Fret nut|