Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin : New For 2012

Good news for lefty Gibson fans, as we’ve spotted a brand new for 2012 left-handed Gibson guitar which was unveiled last week and should be available soon. Say hello to the new Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin!

The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin offers a unique, slightly darker alternative to the current Les Paul Traditional model, both tonally and aesthetically.  When all is said and done, this is still every bit the classic Les Paul, however its somewhat altered design features should win over those of you who are seeking something a little disconnected from the usual Gibson offerings.  The good news is that it’s available left handed in all four of the finish choices!

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin Left Handed Guitar

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin Left Handed Guitar Lefty

  • Body – Mahogany carved top with weight relieved mahogany body
  • Neck – A mahogany set-neck, with ‘60s Slimtaper profile, bi-layer rosewood fingerboard, and trapezoid inlays.
  • Pickups – Gibson ’57 Classic (neck position) and ’57 Classic Plus (bridge position), for traditional PAF tone, but with more gain
  • Hardware – A Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, with Tonepro tuners ensure reliable and stable tuning
  • Finishes – Available in Satin Vintage Sunburst, Satin Ebony, Worn Brown, Cherry Satin.

The Gibson website lists the MSRP at $3000, but keep in mind that this is not the street price, which is likely to be significantly less.  A large store in Europe is already listing these at 1490 Euros (~$2000 USD) and as always, Gibsons are usually significantly cheaper across the pond.

Thanks to Ralph for the heads up, it’s great when you guys do the hard work for me 😉

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Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Satin

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    ELYION says:

    oh yes….I’m having an orgasm on the worn brown one. folks take a look at the new LES PAUL STANDARD….gibson offers us a lot of finish!! it’s gonna be a nice 2012 for lefthanded guitar players!

  2. Lefty Adams
    Lefty Adams says:

    Yes, yes it is, about time too! For once, we are literally spoilt for choice, now we know what it feels like to be right handed eh?

  3. jason m
    jason m says:

    Just got in a vintage sunburst where I work…already put it on layaway…plays awesome….and its NOT black or wine red….its about time,gibson!!

  4. DeterOblix
    DeterOblix says:

    This new traditional model is sweet. I love the ’57 Classic humbuckers. “Lefties” careful though when buying, is see some vendors offer the Traditional in Heritage Cherry Sunburst color, but it comes with the ’50s Rounded style neck (fatter) and maple top instead of all mahogany. Where these 4 colors come with the ’60s Slim-taper neck…which I like better.

  5. DeterOblix
    DeterOblix says:

    The new Standards for lefties are also cool. But they unfortunately come with the BurstBucker Pro pickups. if you want the true Gibson LP sound, I personally feel the ’57 Classic humbuckers are better, which are found in the new Traditionals.

    But the color choices in the new Standards are amazing. I just wished they offered the same colors in the Traditional. Hard to make a choice.

    • Neal
      Neal says:

      It’s almost torture trying to decide which colour to go for. Usually the choice is very clear-cut as a lefty! I.e. you can have any colour, as long as it’s black.

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