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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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