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Gibson 2014 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
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      Gibson 2014 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar (J03323)
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A classic joins the anniversary celebration with some significant upgrades.

The Gibson Les Paul Studio 2014 Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a mahogany body with modern weight relief and a figured maple top. The maple neck has a '60s slim taper. The rosewood fingerboard has trapezoid inlays and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret. Other key features include Chrome 490R/490T humbuckers with coil tap and orange drop capacitors, max grip speed knobs, vintage-style tuners, Graph Tech nut and chrome tune-o-matic bridge.

Gibson 2014 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Features:

  • Body: Mahogany /“Modern” weight relief
    Top: Figured A maple
    Neck: Maple, 60’s Slim Profile
    Fingerboard: Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays
    Finish: Vintage Gloss topcoat
    Hardware: Chrome tune-o-matic, Vintage style tuners
    Electronics: Chrome 490R/490T w/coil tap and orange drop capacitors
    Plastics: New dark cream with max grip speed knobs
    Case: Premium Gig Bag

    Special 120th Anniversary features
    Banner inlay on all instruments at the 12th fret
    Max grip speed knobs
    New extra large strap button
    Cleartone coated strings
    Graph Tech nut
    Cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance




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  • Phenomenal Instrument

    As reviewed by Harrison on 7/28/2014

    I bought my 2014 Les Paul Studio just a few weeks ago. I wanted to wait to write the review so I could have some time to get to know the guitar. Overall, this thing is a beast. I can tackle Jazz, Heavy metal, and every genre in between. The tones that come out of here are just incredible. The bridge pickup has a nice, bright tone to it with moderate output. The neck pickup absolutely has absolutely blown me away. It has a very rich, dark, and clear sound. I have played many guitars where the neck pickup sounds muddy and lacks sustain. This guitar is amazing. I have never played a guitar with such clarity and sustain as this. The Push/Pull volume Pots are a cool feature. It is really interesting to get the single coil tones out of this guitar. Combined with the 3 way selector switch, there are eight possible combinations of pickup sounds. The fretwork on this guitar is outstanding. I checked every fret in 3 places with my luthier's fret rocker and they are absolutely flawless, perfectly level. Even with a very low action, there is no buzzing or fretting out at all, even on the hardest bends. Another major pro to this guitar is the size of the strap buttons. As the specifications indicate, they are quite large. I have not had a problem with the guitar falling off of the strap buttons at all. This is a very nice feature. I only have a few complaints about this guitar, and most of them are just my personal preference, not anything that hinders functionality. First, I really do not like the color of the pickguard and humbucker rings. At a later date, I may swap them out for a more classic looking cream color. Second, the selector switch is placed right in the way of where my right arm sits when I am doing any kind of finger tapping. I know that this is just part of the classic Gibson design, but it's still in the way. The third thing that irritates me about this instrument is that the tuning machine on the 4th string did not match the other ones. The one on the 4th string is a Gibson deluxe tuner, while all of the other ones are Klusen deluxe machines. This doesn't effect playability at all, but I did find it interesting that it didn't match. Most people probably would not notice it. Last of all, and probably most importantly, the 3rd string tuning machine seems a little loose and occasionally slips out of tune. This is the only thing that I have found is wrong with this guitar as far as functionality is concerned, and I could probably take it in and get it repaired or replaced at no cost (thanks to Guitar Center's Pro Coverage). Other than that, I love this guitar, it sounds great, it looks awesome, and it feels amazing. If you are looking to get a real Les Paul on a budget, look no farther, this is the best guitar I've ever owned and without a doubt one of the best I have ever played.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great Basic Les Paul

    As reviewed by William on 6/30/2014

    After playing this guitar for a couple of weeks I have nothing to say but WOW!. For the price this is an excellent value and really lives up to the Les Paul name. I have many electric guitars (Fender, Gretsch, Danelectro) and previously owned a Les Paul Firebrand which was stolen. This and my Tele are my go to electrics now. Guitar Centers' Customer service was great and very attentive FIVE STARS. Negatives: Gibson chose to go with a gig bag instead of a hard shell case this year. I do not care for the sort of gold pickup selector ring and pick guard on the 2014 models and will probably change them out. These are minor and overall it exceeds my expectations.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Can't be dissapointed

    As reviewed by Sebastian on 6/11/2014

    Easily one of my favorite Les Pauls in the range -- for a Gibson guitar this one is practically "affordable". The guitar feels great, it truly yells "value"! With many fantastic features, I wouldn't say this guitar is that far away from my Les Paul Standard. Equipped with the "Modern classic" 490R/490T pickups (Which I think are fantastically voiced for this guitar), this guitar really sings, whether you're play some clean blues, or more gain filled tones. The guitar is extremely versatile, for it has coil splitting enabled, giving you a brighter tone; tones with the hint of a single-coil. ,y only issue is that there was this one little white spot on the guitar, it wasn't really visible, but I, very picky with finishes. Of course, that spot is now gone after some cleaning. I hope my review helped anyone looking for a more affordable, versatile Gibson Les Paul. I think with a guitar like this you can't really go wrong.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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