problem about 09 52 tribute les paul

Discussion in 'Les Paul Discussion Page' started by Elvis Yip, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Elvis Yip

    Elvis Yip New Member

    Why it is so expensive but only Gibson USA but not custom shop?
    also, Does the 09 52 tribute bridge stay it's tuning?
  2. johnreardon

    johnreardon Active Member

    Hi and welcome to this place.

    First the only people that can answer your questions about why it is USA and the issues of price are the makers. Anything that we say is really only conjecture. However, not sure whether they would answer the questions, certainly price.

    As with any manufacturer of goods, Gibson will set their prices based on cost of manufacture, brand desirability, potential markets etc. Fender will do exactly the same. Both Gibson and Fender have budget brands, which by the way are excellent guitars.

    Regarding the tuning, There are numerous other factors that can have an impact, such as nut, tuners, string stretching etc. The bridge is only part of the equation and I would suggest the others have more of an impact. I have never ever had tuning issues with my Gibson guitars caused by the bridge.
  3. Elvis Yip

    Elvis Yip New Member

    as it is the trapeze ,which is not stable when comparing to tune o matic
  4. johnreardon

    johnreardon Active Member

    Well it depends on how much you want that guitar. All I can say is that I had a similar trapeze type bridge on a Guild back in the 60s and never had real problems. Back then we didn't seem to be so concerned about intonation. If it worries you then move on to something else
  5. SAguitar

    SAguitar Well-Known Member

    There is nothing inherently unstable about a trapeze tailpiece. In a way it is similar to a Bigsby vibrato. Once you get the guitar set up properly and put into tune, it will stay there, unless you bash on that tailpiece itself. I have had several guitars with those on them and had no tuning stability problems.
  6. johnreardon

    johnreardon Active Member

    Fully agree
  7. Biddlin

    Biddlin Member

    Sadly so many owners seem to want their guitar to have autonomous technique. Having applied myself for some years, I find I can play compensated wood, plastic, trapezes, dog bones, tune-o-matics and Fender style bridges with equal success. Spend a couple of hours a day playing your guitar.


    Be careful with your tuning method. Re-tuning after the initial E - E tuning is a step that can't be ignored. Most of my experience is related to Stratocasters, but dealing with anything less than a hard-tail takes a little more patience.
  9. Billy C

    Billy C Active Member

    Hi and Welcome to Gibson-Talk, Lostventure.....................
  10. GibSG

    GibSG Member

    I think that the precision of chromatic tuners is too high so your guitar is out of tune very quickly , :cool:
  11. Elvis Yip

    Elvis Yip New Member

    the bridge is not drilled and if you hit on the bridge and therefore being moved,the guitar probably can not stay tune. And I plays hard and metal stuff on this guitar. The aggressive playing style of mine really have it harder to stay tune but having no problem on my two others gibsons which are all having tune o matic bridge
  12. SAguitar

    SAguitar Well-Known Member

    Well, if you are that aggressive on the guitar, then I would suggest going with bridges that are very solidly anchored to the body.

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