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Gibson Les Paul Tribute T 2018?? help

#41 User is offline   rct 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:54 AM

It is not "faux" binding, it is "scraped" binding. It has existed for longer than there have been electric guitars and is considered fairly high end stuff when done right.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:18 AM

View PostRevolution Six, on 10 February 2018 - 06:53 AM, said:

What do you think about this faux binding ?


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Yes, this is a faux binding, the finish is sanded, the guy put a layer of glossy lacquer and finished with buffing.

The Les Paul is a 2017 Tribute .

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:55 AM

View Postdk2429, on 12 February 2018 - 06:25 PM, said:

I do! It's great!!! I can DEFINITELY hear the difference between it and the Epiphone. I actually plugged them both in, same exact setting, same everything, and you could for sure tell the Gibson was much more clear and "hotter" sounding. Has a lot more punch to it! The only negative thing I can say is the strings it came with feel like some kind of hybrid BS. I also want to set it up where the action is a little bit lower, but then again, it might feel that way to me cause of the whacky strings that came on it. I just like plain jane Clearatone 10-46.

Was this thing supposed to come with some kind of authenticity papers or is that just for the higher end Les Pauls? The only thing it came with that seemed somewhat close to that was some check list thing with 2 signatures on it that I supposed are from the guys that built the guitar


I didn't like the strings either and I replaced them with Ernie Ball Super Slinkies (9's) as I've done for years. I also adjusted the neck on my Tribute after replacing the strings and letting it settle for a week or two. Then, I adjusted again, lowered the bridge a bit, set the intonation and that little Tribute plays every bit as well, if not better, than my Standard. This is a pretty good guide for a setup: http://archive.gibso...02printable.htm

My understanding is that the COA (certificate of authenticity) only comes with the Custom Shop models/Historic models. I didn't get one with my Tribute or Standard. I got the picture, the warranty card, the inspection card, a strap, truss rod tool and padded gig bag. I'm glad you like the guitar. I'm real happy with mine too.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:49 AM

View PostRevolution Six, on 13 February 2018 - 08:18 AM, said:

Yes, this is a faux binding, the finish is sanded, the guy put a layer of glossy lacquer and finished with buffing.

The Les Paul is a 2017 Tribute .


Scraped binding, by any other name, has existed for a long time. Whatever this clown did with his guitar is a joke, so yeah, it's fake binding on a neck heavy Gibson.

The eyerolls you bring are headache inducing.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:31 PM

View Postrct, on 13 February 2018 - 11:49 AM, said:

Scraped binding, by any other name, has existed for a long time. Whatever this clown did with his guitar is a joke, so yeah, it's fake binding on a neck heavy Gibson.

The eyerolls you bring are headache inducing.

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Yes, yes, of course ... you are very funny LOL [biggrin]
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:12 PM

I'm new to being an American made Gibson Les Paul owner, too. I picked up my 2017 Tribute (Honey Burst) used via Guitar Center (online) back in Dec.

Before making the purchase I spent quite a bit of time researching to ensure I got the most value for my $$$. It was going to be, by far, the most I ever invested in an instrument. Originally, I was looking at getting a used Les Paul Studio. There were many to choose from at fair prices. However, a lot of the ones posted did not include much detail in terms of what year they were along w/ other info that would give you an idea of their history. Also, I was surprised to find that a good portion of them included only a single pic (often not a very good quality one!).

Long story short, eventually I found the Tribute and felt comfortable pulling the trigger since it was a 2017. The price was nice and it had a condition rating of "excellent."

Overall, I'm very happy w/ it and feel confident that it wasn't abused or has hidden defects or issues. I assumed that it would come w/ its original gig bag but it didn't (no biggie, I prefer having a hardshell case). Along w/ no soft case there was not an owner's manual or truss rod tool. BUT, it did come w/ a very nice set of Grover Locking Tuners from the previous owner (it was a surprise as it was not mentioned in the original sales post). Since I needed to buy a case I picked up the Gibson Multi-Tool (which I'm also happy w/) as a solution to not having the truss rod wrench.

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The research I mentioned focused mainly on pricing and used/retail sources (return policies, customer support, etc.). So, I got a little worried after coming across the criticisms about quality issues and Gibson's overall direction - i.e. by this time I owned the guitar. Fortunately, there are many reviews/videos that emphasize how the Tribute is a good example of Gibson doing something right.

I do understand and agree w/ some of the criticisms - e.g. the "Robot" model. Additionally, some of the info I read/watched about their solvency as a business is concerning. Whatever happens, tho, I think "us owners of Les Paul Tributes" got a good lookin' and quality guitar.

**** I appreciate the original post (dk) and all the responses (esp. the link to the setup tips!) - very insightful and informative!!!! - Thanks
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:43 AM

Don't do it, The one in the store may feel and sound good, but the Les Paul Tribute Les Paul's are having notorious string buzz issues.

My friend has been going through hell with his new 2018 LP Tribute, the poor guy has waited 30 years to get his hands on a Les Paul, but he's never had much money, he even took out a loan to be able to get his LP Tribute.

The first one he had suffered from severe string buzz and loud hum from bad grounding connection, so he returned it for another 2018 LP Tribute and this one has worse string buzz issues than the other one, my friend even went so far as to pay a luthier for a professional set up and $65 later 95% of the buzzing was gone.

Weeks later after some regular day to day playing the buzzing came back, now he switched from the 9 hybrids to 11's thinking that would fix the buzzing but the guitar was not setup for 11's so the buzzing is still there....Now he told me he's going back to the luthiers and getting the guitar set up for 11's and replacing the nut as well.

The 2018 L.P. Tribute has been a time consuming money pit since he got it, and most people are blaming the current state of Gibson, and their employees being so miserable.....Who knows but I wouldn't purchase a new Gibson right now, no matter which model it is, maybe try finding an older model in mint condition.
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Posted 26 March 2018 - 03:05 AM

My 2017 Gibson Tribute is a great instrument, a very good guitar


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