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GIBSON LES PAUL STUDIO

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GIBSON LES PAUL STUDIO

Since 1983, Gibson USA has been proving not only that less is sometimes more, but also that less can sometimes knock your socks off – when it comes in the form of the popular no-nonsense Les Paul Studio model, at least. Originally designed as a model for studio artists but adopted wholeheartedly by countless players of all stripes, the Les Paul Studio combines stripped-down appointments with the full tonal splendor and unrivaled playability of a Les Paul Standard at a significant financial savings.

All the elements of the legendary Les Paul Standard are still there, including that fat and sweet maple-and-mahogany tone through two genuine Gibson humbucking pickups. By eliminating a little of the window dressing – namely, building the guitar without binding around the body top or fingerboard, and applying an elegant gold silkscreened logo in place of an inlay – the Les Paul Studio weighs in at a price that players have found irresistible for three decades. And it all looks great, naturally, in your choice of four hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finishes: Wine Red, Ebony Black, Alpine White or Fire Burst (Ebony and Wine Red also available left-handed).

Crucial elements of the Les Paul Studio’s design include the carved maple top and mahogany body, glued-in mahogany neck with back-angled headstock, rosewood fingerboard (ebony fingerboard with the Alpine White finish), Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece – all design points that have been making Les Pauls the most desirable tone monsters available since the late 1950s. For electronics, a set of Gibson’s 498T and 490R Alnico humbucking pickups squeeze every drop of tone from the instrument.

With these classic ingredients, the Les Paul Studio gives you all the sonic versatility you could ask for, from sultry, warm bluesy tones to powerful crunch to sizzling lead tones. Finally, the Les Paul Studio is supremely playable too, thanks to its rounded ’50s neck profile and a chambered mahogany body that reduces the weight while enhancing resonance, making it outstandingly comfortable strapped on or seated. All this, and your Les Paul Studio comes protected in a formfitting Gibson hardshell case, and covered by Gibson’s famous Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service. It could just be the bargain of the decade… or the past three. Check one out now at your authorized Gibson dealer.

Body and Finish

A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Paul Standards rock for nearly 60 years. And each of its four available nitrocellulose finishes makes for a stunning looking guitar, even while its no-frills approach eliminates body binding and pickguard.

Neck, Headstock and Fingerboard

The Les Paul Studio is crafted in classic Gibson style with a glued-in neck made from solid quarter-sawn mahogany and topped with an unbound rosewood fingerboard (an ebony fingerboard with the Alpine White finish). It has an angled headstock for superior resonance, and its rounded ’50s profile and 1-11/16” wide Corian nut help to make is supremely playable.

Pickups and Electronics

The Les Paul Studio carries two of Gibson’s most popular humbucking pickups, a 498T in the bridge position and a 490R in the neck. Both are designed as updated renditions of Gibson’s famous PAF humbucker of the late ’50s and early ’60s, modified for improved versatility, and routed through the classic Gibson four-knob and three-way switch control section.

Hardware

The hardware set on the Les Paul Studio echoes that worn by Les Paul Standards since 1956, and includes Gibson’s hallowed Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and vintage-style tuners. A classic of 20th century guitar design, the Tune-o-matic provides excellent resonant coupling, while offering efficient independent adjustment of each saddle for precise intonation.

Features

Body

  • Top Maple
  • Back Mahogany
  • Body Type Chambered Weight Relief
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Neck

  • Species Mahogany
  • Profile 50’s Style
  • Truss Rod Traditional Adjustable
  • Joint Angle 5° (+/- 15 seconds)
  • Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit Joint Mortise & Tenon Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50 Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"

Fingerboard

  • Species Rosewood on Fireburst, Wine Red and Ebony Finishes; Ebony on Alpine White
  • Frets 22
  • Radius 12"
  • Nut/E.O.B 1.695"/2.260"
  • Inlays Figured Acrylic Trapezoids

Nut

  • Material Corian
  • Width 1.695
  • Slots Gibson PLEK System

Headstock

  • Logo Gibson" Logo with scripted "Les Paul Model"
  • Truss Rod Cover Black and White Antique Bell with "Studio" Imprint

Tuners

  • Model Vintage Tuners with Perloid Buttons
  • Plating Nickel
  • Tuning Ratio 14:1

Bridge

  • Type Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Material Zamak
  • Plating Chrome

Tailpiece

  • Type Stop Bar
  • Material Zamak
  • Plating Chrome

Hardware

  • Knobs Black Speed Knobs
  • Pickguard Black plastic
  • Toggle Switch Washer Black plastic
  • Control Plate Cover Black plastic
  • Strap Buttons Aluminum
  • Strings .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings

Pickups

  • Neck Position 490R
  • Bridge Position 498T

Electronics

  • Potentiometers 2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
  • Type 300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
  • Coil Wiring Machine Wound
  • Toggle Switch Three-way Switchcraft with Black Plastic Tip
  • Output Jack Traditional 1/4"

Finish

  • Color Fireburst, Wine Red, Ebony, Antique White
  • Sealer Nitrocellulose
  • Process 1-1.5 mils

Case

  • Type Gibson Hardshell
  • Case Exterior Black
  • Case Interior Plush Lining

Accessories

  • Additional Materials Each Les Paul Studio comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty, along with Gibson’s 24/7/365 Customer Service.

Reviews on Web

- Youtube

- Ultimate Guitar (en)
- Musician’s Friend (en)
- Thomann (de)

Sources

gibson.com

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