Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by soyouwrite1
The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro III vs. Everything Else
This Gibson Les Paul Traditional III is a musician’s fantasy. It’s a beautiful Gibson Les Paul Pro that is the holy grail of guitars. The design on this guitar is like Mary Poppin’s “Practically perfect in every way”. The Gibson guitar has powerful pickups with push/push for coil splits, coil selector and boost circuit. Purists love the snarling tone of a Gibson guitar, there is nothing like it. I want to point out some of the amazing things about this guitar.
This guitar has a cream colored pick guard that has been a Les Paul staple dating back to the models of the late 1950’s and the early 1960’s. The pick guard is beautiful. A lot of players took it off to show off the gorgeous flame maple tops, prompting Gibson to stop installing the pick guards completely. The Les Paul Traditional Pro lll comes equipped with a period-correct pick guard, designed to protect the maple top.
PICKUPS: NECK- ’57 A3R; BRIDGE- ’57 A3T:
These were specially picked out for the Traditional Pro lll, the ’57 A3R and ’57 A3T pickups combine the specs of the ’57 Classic pickup with vintage-output alnico lll magnets resulting in the power and warmth of vintage pickups with added articulation and sparkle. These pickups feature nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and 4-conductor braided wiring. Both pickups offer coil-splitting for single-coil sounds with a coil-selector switch and a boost circuit all activated via push/push switching in the volume and tone controls.
REVOLUTIONARY PLEK SET UP: The Les Paul Tradtional is the first model from Gibson USA to utilize the revolutionary Plek machine in setting up the guitar. The Plek is a German-made computer-controlled machine that carefully measures each fret, along with the fingerboard height under each string and then automatically dresses each fret, virtually eliminating string buzz and greatly improving the overall playability of the guitar.
ANTIQUE BINDING: Gibson puts a ton of attention into the detail of their instruments. This is the process in which this magnificent guitar is made. First a craftsman will carefully glue and fit 2 pieces of binding around the entire body of a Les Paul. He then winds a single very long piece of narrow cloth around the entire body until the entire surface is nearly covered. The body is then hung to dry for a full 24 hours before it’s unwrapped and moved to the next phase. This process has been done for over 100 years.
Now that you know a little bit about this guitar and the quality it has in each piece, you can understand why it is considered one of the most beautiful guitars made in the world. A Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro lll Electric Guitars value between $702.12-$2,279.00. Gibson Guitars don’t have a lot of competition except for a few like Yamaha Corporation, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation and C F Martin & Co Inc. The Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro III Electronic Guitar is a beast of a guitar and its one of the best out there you can buy if you are or want to be a serious musician. Learn more about the new Les Paul at www.onqmag.com.