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The original idea for the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar was to create a somewhat lower-priced Paul by dispensing with some cosmetics. The result was an especially clean, handsome guitar with all the Les Paul essentials. The Les Paul Studio Pro Plus steps up its game and narrows the gap with a potent humbucker combo of BurstBucker Pro in the bridge and 490R in the neck that deliver warm rhythm and hot, solid lead sounds with the added tonal flexibility of coil-splitting. Hallmark Les Paul features include a set mahogany neck with ’60s SlimTaper profile, rosewood fingerboard, and mahogany body with a AA flamed maple top with your choice of nitro finishes.

Crucial elements of the Les Paul Studio Pro Plus’ design include the carved, Grade AA-figured maple top and chambered mahogany body, a classic tonewood combination that is legendary for its blend of clarity, sustain, depth and richness. A solid one-piece mahogany neck is glued in with a traditional mortis & tenon joint, and carved in the fast and comfortable SlimTaper™ profile. Faced with a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets, with a 12" radius for each choke-free bending, the neck is topped with a headstock with the preferred 17-degree backward pitch for improved string pressure in the PLEK-cut Corian nut. In keeping with the dressed-down Studio series, body and fingerboard are left unbound, to show the beauty of the wood and provide a natural feel under the fingers. Traditional elements of Les Paul styling remain, however, in the acrylic trapezoid fingerboard inlays and the time-tested pairing of a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, both made by TonePros® for locked-and-loaded sustain and solidity. A set of Grover kidney-button tuners—a popular upgrade for more than half a century—top it all off in grand style.

Your tone slams through two uncovered humbucking pickups, a set that comprises a pair of Gibson USA’s finest. A 490R in the neck position offers rich, warm Alnico II goodness, while a BurstBucker Pro in the bridge yields the tighter, more aggressive PAF voicings from an Alnico V magnet and a few extra turns of wire. Upping the ante in tonal versatility, both pickups are wired to individual push/pull Volume pots, allowing you to split the coils of either pickup or both together for a wide array of single-coil tones, or single-coil and humbucker voices mixed. Finally, each example of the Les Paul Studio Pro Plus looks stunning in your choice of four genuine nitrocellulose finishes: Antique Natural, Red Velvet, Manhattan Midnight, and Trans Black.



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


  • Species Mahogany
  • Profile ’60s SlimTaper™
  • 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"


  • Species Rosewood
  • Frets 22
  • Radius 12"
  • Nut/E.O.B 1.695"/2.260"
  • Inlays Figured Acrylic Trapezoids


  • Material Corian
  • Width 1.695
  • Slots Gibson PLEK System


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


  • Model Grover Kidney Tuners
  • Plating Chrome
  • Tuning Ratio 14:1


  • Type Tone Pro
  • Plating Chrome


  • Type Tone Pro
  • Plating Chrome


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


  • Neck Position 490R (Alnico II)
  • Bridge Position Burstbucker Pro (Alnico V)


  • Potentiometers 2 Push/Pull 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"


  • Sealer Nitrocellulose
  • Process 1-1.5 mils
  • Red Velvet, Antique, Natural or Manhattan Midnight

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