Gibson Les Paul Traditional PRO Exclusive

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Name: Gibson Les Paul Traditional PRO Exclusive
Production period / Release date: 03.2009-05.2012
Model No:

  • LPCGVSCH1 ( Vintage Sunburst )
  • LPCGHSCH1 ( Heritage Sunburst )
  • LPCGWRCH1 ( Wine Red )
  • LPCGEBCH1 ( Ebony )
  • LPCGGTCH1 ( Goldtop )

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BODY: mahogany
Type: Traditional Weight Relief
Pieces: 1-2

TOP: maple
Class: Plain Top

NECK: mahogany
Profile: ’60s
Nut Width: 1.695” ( 1 11/16” ) / 43mm



Bridge Pickup: Burst Bucker 3
Neck Pickup: ’57 Classic
Potentiometers Vol: Push / Pull 500k
Potentiometers Tone: 500k
Split Coils: yes
Booster: no


Tuners: ‘Tulip’ Locking Grover 18:1
Bridge: Nashville T-O-M
Tailpiece: Stop Bar
Color: Chrome



Finish Type: GLOSS top; SATIN back & sides


  • Traditional PRO Exclusive debuted in 2009 in three finishes: Vintage Sunburst, Heritage Sunburst and Ebony. In December 2009, Gibson released Goldtop as a limited run of 100 pieces. When sold out, he came back after a while as a regular finish. Soon after it, Wine Red was released.
  • The very first batch of TPE had one of three random truss rod cover: Classic, Standard or blank. At the customer’s request, Gibson exchanged them for blank.
  • Inside the cavity hole, there are stamped the letters C and G. CG is a part of the code of ‘Model No.’ of Traditional PRO Exclusive.
  • There are some Traditionals PRO Exclusive, whose body was originally designed for Traditional PRO 50’s. These pieces are stamped as CG5, with a blurred digit 5.
  • Link to official site: Traditional PRO Exclusive