The 2014 Les Paul Traditional has the tone supplied by '59 Tribute Humbuckers.
Man if you have ever heard a rich, sweet, warmth emulating from a Les Paul then this is it.
This is definitely the real thing. Personally I rate the Les Paul Traditional as the best "production" model option for the money.
It is non weight relieved so the natural sustain carried through the slab of mahogany and sweetened by the maple top sounds killer.
Retail $4000. Why pay full retail.
Late 50's thickness powers a meaty neck which once again transports the natural sustain from the strings into the p'ups into the slab of mahogany topped by maple.