Other traditional appointments include vintage-style Gibson speed knobs, classic Kluson-style tuners by Tone Pros, which offer period-correct looks with a higher tuning ratio, and a chrome Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar.
Each Les Paul Traditional also comes with Gibson USA’s standard black snakeskin case.
Gibson is also proud to announce that the Traditional is Gibson USA’s first model to utilize the revolutionary Plek system—a computer-controlled set-up that carefully measures and dresses each fret, accurately measuring the height between the fingerboard and each string, virtually eliminating string buzz and providing unbeatable playability.
Two of Gibson’s best-loved humbuckers—a ’57 Classic in the neck position, and a ’57 Classic Plus in the bridge—give the new Traditional the power, punch, and clarity of Gibson’s legendary PAF pickups.
Gibson's classic speed knobs made it comfortable and quick for players to turn up the volume and adjust the Les Paul's tone as needed in a flash.
Ever since the introduction of the Les Paul—and especially the models from Gibson "Golden Era" of the late 1950s and early 1960s—one of its most distinguishing features has been the unique, highly distinct patterns of the flame maple top.
Finishes Hot Points The most innovative and revolutionary stringed instruments of all time have bared the name Gibson—the Les Paul, the ES-335, the Explorer, the Flying V, the SG.
The fret wire on the Les Paul Traditional is a combination nickel and silver alloy (approximately 80 percent nickel and 20 percent silver) specifically designed for long life and superior wear.
After trying several patterns, the final configuration of holes resulted in a Les Paul with enhanced acoustic qualities and improved resonance.
This same period-correct pattern is used in the Les Paul Traditional.
The classic trapezoid inlay is one of the most distinguishable features of many traditional Gibson models, including the Les Paul.
A figured, swirl acrylic gives these inlays that classic "pearl" look.