The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Studio Pro Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a mahogany body with modern weight relief and a maple top. The mahogany neck has a '60s slim ... Read More
The Gibson 2014 Les Paul Studio Pro Electric Guitar celebrates Gibson's 120th Anniversary in style. It has a mahogany body with modern weight relief and a maple top. The mahogany neck has a '60s slim taper. The bound rosewood fingerboard has a compound radius, trapezoid inlays and sports a 120th Anniversary banner at the 12th fret. Other key features include 57 Classic and BurstBucker pro pickups, push/pull coil split with orange drop capacitors, max grip speed knobs, vintage-style tuners, Graph Tech nut and chrome tune-o-matic bridge. Includes case.
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Let's get one thing straight. This is not a budget guitar. Anything over a grand, ceases to be "budget", unless it has 4 wheels, steering wheel and engine. Out of ALL the 2014 models, this is one of the few, I would buy. Why? Simply because its closer to a true Les Paul, than many of the higher end ones. No silly db gains, no push/pull TONE knobs. Yeah, there's some coil-splitting, I could live without... but, this is about as straightforward and true to the original Les Paul, as you'll get (sans binding). Now is binding really worth $1000 more? OK, binding and a one grade higher flame maple top? Did you know almost everything under $3000 in the 2015 lineup is listed as B+? So again... this guitar is a win-win. I've seen/read a lot of complaints on 2014 models, though the new 2015 models, will rapidly take top spot for complaints. However, if you choose wisely... you can grab something like the Studio Pro and never look back, nor regret it. It will just make you love LPs that much more and you'll start dreaming about your next one.
The 2014 Gibson Les Paul Studio Pro 120th Anniversary guitar is much better than the more expensive models, I tried just about all of them and this Les Paul Studio Pro model is by far my favorite, especially with the slimmer tapered neck, it's absolutely perfect and hard to put down once you start playing it. Please don't let the lower price fool you, sure, it doesn't have the fancy double binding and other fancy cosmetics, but in my opinion it actually looks better without the binding. It sounds perfect for country music to heavy metal and everything in between. Save your hard earned money and invest in a high quality tube amp and you'll see for yourself what I'm talking about. For you die-hard single coil Fender lovers, the answer is YES, you can make it sound just like any Fender with it's push/pull coil split, and don't forget the orange drop capacitors. For beginner to pro, you can't go wrong with this baby.
I originally went into Guitar Center expecting to buy a Gibson Les Paul Studio VG Flame Top. After playing that for about half an hour and looking it over, I was a little disappointed. I then browsed the wall for other LPs and the Gibson 2014 Les Paul Studio Pro Electric Guitar in Tobacco Burst Candy caught my eye. At first the Pro just looked nicer: all chrome hardware, maple top, and a beautiful finish. When I played it, I felt it was all around better as well. It was a little lighter, which is always nice for a Les Paul because they tend to weigh more than most guitars. The action was so smooth and fast, the neck and frets felt perfect and allowed to slide up and down with ease. The resonance was amazing, anything I played from chords to notes sounded and held their sound and tone for as long as you can expect, unplugged or plugged into the Orange amp I tried it out on in store. I?ve had this guitar for about 2 months now and it still looks, plays, and even smells like it did when I first bought it! I adore this guitar; I look at it and admire it a lot throughout the day, every day. I play it almost daily and it stays in tune very well, I only need to retune it about once or twice a week. I normally would have changed the strings by now (8 weeks) but they still feel and sound like new so I guess I?ll wait another month or so. It came with the brown Gibson hard shell case with pink lining and it fits perfectly and safely. If you have the money I would highly recommend getting this guitar. Even if you don?t have the money, I applied for a Guitar Center Gear Card and that helped pay for a lot of it. I?ve wanted a Gibson Les Paul for about a decade and I?m so excited to finally have such a beautiful one. I definitely recommend the Tobacco Burst Candy, it?s so beautiful, and it looks like it?s worth twice as much as I paid. I hope anyone thinking about getting a Les Paul will highly consider getting this model and finish.
I'm So, So Sorry for the long delay on my second review on my replacement guitar from GC. For my replacement I went with the "Heritage Cherry Sunburst Candy" model and this time when I got this guitar in my hand I looked it over from Top to Bottom, Over and Under and Not 1 Flaw on it, This Baby came Prettier or at lease as Pretty as my 2010 2SS Black Camaro did the day I picked her up the Dealership. The guitar came exactly as the 1st one did with the "User Manual, History Card, Warranty Card, Brown Hard Shell Case with Purple Inlay and Guitar Neck Tool" Gibson put on from the Mfg "Gibson Brite Wires Light Guitar .10-.46 Strings" I've replaced them and tried using "Super Slinky .09-.42" twice now and I've got to tell ya,... To me, They just don't sound or act the same as the Gibson Brite Wires Light Guitar .10-.46 Strings do on this guitar or at least when I'm playing it, It might be different for other people but for the small price difference try them out yourself and see what you think and let us know in your review. I feel very happy and confident with my purchase and my replacement guitar, I already knew that the guitar had the ability of sounding and playing Great, I was ONLY worried and I really shouldn't even say that because Gibson makes an Excellent Guitar and I knew my 1st guitar must have just been something of a fluke but the looks of the exterior and basically picking a color that looked well, Like the reviewer before this review was able to do. The "Black Cherry Pearl" in person to me is just not that much of an Attractive color but I'm sure Gibson will do just fine with that color on that guitar.
This guitar is worth every cent! I bought this guitar after looking at some other Gibson Les Paul editions such as the Studio Deluxe and Deluxe II. There is no comparison. The sound, feel and fantastic looks make this an amazing instrument for the money. The statement that a person didn't care for the colour they picked out really has nothing to do with the guitar, nor does the fact that he/she got one that had an issue with the fret wires. My experience was nothing like that. The colour I picked is the Tobacco Burst Candy. I love it and am so happy with everything with this guitar. Take your time and make sure you like the colour, that everything is set up the way you like it and then go plug it in and play it. You will see why I'm so happy with this. Happy playing, and like Guitar Center says, "It's the best feeling on Earth!"
I'm a little Disappointed with the guitar even tho I've only owned the guitar for about 2 weeks I wish I would have paid a lot more attention to it when I picked it up at guitar center the night that I did, But some of the areas where they cut the frets on the side of the fretboard are pretty scratched up for a $1400.00 Guitar, It looks like they used a regular pair of wire cutters and just snipped the wire/fret off and then sanded it down, I also got the "Black Cherry Pearl" Color which in real life once home in real time light compared to the pictures you see of it on the internet leaves you wishing you (Me) picked a different color. The Guitar Itself). When I picked the guitar up and got it home it was already setup from the factory to Gibson Specs so I connected it to 2 Electronic tuners and I'll tell ya one thing, This Baby Can Sing. I tune it before every practice and it needs very little tuning if any at all the next time played. As far as Guitars go, I've only had it for 2 weeks and so far so good. The 120th Anniversary Edition Guitar came with Gibson's Original Brown Hard Shell Case with Purple Inlay, User Manual, Manufacturer History & Warranty Card. If you buy one off of the wall don't let them tell you that they don't come with these items because they do and in most cases can't be downloaded, They tried pulling the 'Ole Used Car Routine with me on a different guitar. I would have probably given it 5 stars if it weren't for the Fretboard and the Disappointing color, I work hard for my money and to me $1400.00 for a Guitar is a lot and even tho the guitar plays pretty well to even great it should look that way too