On the Gibson site they say this:
"Loaded with an original Bigsby® B-70 tailpiece, this instrument gives you all the fat, singing tone that the world's leading single-cutaway guitar is known for, plus the added versatility of a vintage-style vibrato unit for expressive lead work and tremulous rhythm playing."
Now back to what I wanted to tell you. Some say that this isn't a real Les Paul Traditional Bigsby electric guitar because it's not a USA made guitar. Gibson make these in Japan, and also that means it's not a original Bigsby. So what's the difference? Well I'm sure that the quality is just as good. But one thing that is difference is that if you look at the Bigsby Vibrato on this new one you will see that there is some text missing.
If you look at the picture below you will see that if it were to be a real one. You would have the text "Bigsby PATENT" and the Patent number on the guitar. The picture below shows one of the first prototypes that Gibson made back when they started out with Bigsby.
But still I really think that this new Gibson Les Paul Traditional Bigsby is one of the better looking guitars that Gibson have made in years. And the price? $3,198 not the cheapest of guitars but old Gibsons go for twice that price so..