Les Paul Special Tribute P90

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  1. Kabrijj

    Kabrijj Well-Known Member

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    Man oh man... I am really fighting the temptation to pick up one of these...
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    Although my preferences lean towards the natural finish (they call it "walnut" which, to me, is a bit of a misnomer... but hey, a rose by any other name, right?)
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    The white's nice, too...
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    Heck, even the ebony is sweet.
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    Anyone else seen these, heard about these, played em, thoughts, etc etc?

    https://www.gibson.com/Guitar/USAPF9427/Les-Paul-Special-Tribute-P-90/Natural-Walnut-Satin

    They also look like they come in a humbucker variant, too.

    Mighty tempting...
     
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    PixMix Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2011 LP Special, not Tribute. In 2011 year they came with an ebony fretboard and gloss finish. It's an excellent guitar, sounds and plays great. Just last week I almost bought another one, identical to the one below.

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    The white one's my fav. Usually it'd be the natural one but that fretboard looks incredibly dry
     
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    Like the specs, but the faded finish has never done it for me. But, they have the same pickups and specs (mostly) as the costlier original series alternative, so do it if you think it'll fill a void in your collection. But then again, you've probably already asked yourself those questions.

    Hope to see a NGD in the future!
    I'm waiting for you to pick up a P90 guitar, lots of humbuckers in our lives :cheers:
     
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    For 999 list, which puts it at the 799 street price...… Daddy likey!
     
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    Coming soon I hope. I can see a LP Junior in my future
     
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  7. Kabrijj

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    Hmm, I'm gonna have to find a better excuse -- or justification, if you prefer -- if that's my criteria. :cheers:

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    This Special Faded LP has gone through a ton of changes since this picture (mostly visual), but I did replace the pickups with a Fralin P92 in the neck and Dirty Fingers in the bridge (with a coil split), so it's a "mahogany slab LP with some P90-like tendencies" already in the collection...

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    Hmm, it doesn't have the wraparound bridge, though... :naughty:
     
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    Exactly, and hey, humbucker sized P90s sound different from P90s, so :cheers:
     
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    I have owned several of the '60 reissues, even though they didn't make a thick necked single cut away TV special in '60. Regardless, if I were to do it again I would change out the harness for a vintage harness with PiO caps with measured 500k pots and throw in a pair of Lollar P90s. It would be a scream machine that would blow your friends minds. Or keep it as it is and simply surprise your friends. Either way, these are great guitars, especially compared to their more expensive custom shop reissue brethren.
     

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