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Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar Satin Fire Burst

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The 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T is going to tempt a lot of players to add a Les Paul to their collection. Packed with Pro-level features and priced below anything comparable, it's destined to ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T is going to tempt a lot of players to add a Les Paul to their collection. Packed with Pro-level features and priced below anything comparable, it's destined to sell out quickly. Sporting a carved maple top over a weight-relieved mahogany back, it's available in a choice of hand-sprayed nitro finishes that are beautifully faded to appear slightly aged.

The mahogany neck sports a rounded '59 neck profile that's considered to be one of the most desirable in Gibson's history and comes with a historically correct nut width that's slightly narrower than last year's. A Graph Tech nut adds sustain and helps avoid œstring stick when tuning or bending notes. Onboard are two Burstbucker Pro humbuckers, made to exacting PAF specs with potted coils to avoid squealing at high-gain.

Traditional tuners offer that time-honored look with smooth, more efficient performance. Chrome hardware includes a tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar for rapid string changes and simplified adjustments. The 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T comes ready to rock right out of its padded gig bag.

Key features
The time-honored tuner look, with smooth, efficient performance
Traditional playing feel of the very first Les Pauls
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for no "string stick" - even with heavy string bending
Vintage look and feel
The best of both worlds - slimmer than the traditional neck, thicker than the "slim-tapered" '60s carve
Combines legendary resonance and sustain with maximum playing comfort
Made to exacting PAF specs, with potted coils that squelch squeal at high gain
Sustain and sonic clarity are the hallmarks of this hard-wearing wood
This handcrafted, American-made guitar is ready for action
The beautifully faded, hand-sprayed satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish captures the lovingly aged look of a vintage guitar

Features
  • Tuners: Traditional tuners
  • Neck width: Historic original neck width
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Neck heel: Classic Les Paul neck heel
  • Neck profile: Rounded '59 neck profile
  • Body: Carved maple top over mahogany with modern weight relief
  • Pickups: Burstbucker Pro humbuckers
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood fingerboard
  • Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
  • Finish: Worn satin finish
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Gibson2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (47)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (48)
  • Fun to play (46)
  • Good tone (44)
  • Good pick up (40)
  • Solid electronics (38)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (46)
  • Practicing (44)
  • Recording (36)
  • Small venues (33)
  • Rock concerts (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (32), Novice (11), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gibson gets it right with 2016 Studio T

After having sworn off Gibson solid bodies because of the radical 2015 changes, I was pleasantly surprised by the specs for this Studio T (for traditional). So, I took a chance and...Read complete review

After having sworn off Gibson solid bodies because of the radical 2015 changes, I was pleasantly surprised by the specs for this Studio T (for traditional). So, I took a chance and ordered online and couldn't be happier. In addition to great rock and blues tone, courtesy of the Burstbucker Pros and the mahogany neck/body and maple cap, the guitar also came set up quite well. It has good balance, is lighter than many LPs, and the neck feels good and played-in. I quite like the satin fireburst finish. All around fantastic! While it doesn't have the luxury appointments of a Les Paul Standard, it certainly has the heart and soul of a traditional LP. Hats off to Gibson for making an affordable (and traditional) Les Paul which is a great-sounding and great-playing guitar. Thanks also to Guitar Center, which chose an attractive top, packed the guitar well, and shipped promptly. My only concern is the gig bag, which isn't substantial enough for a guitar with an angled head stock. If you plan to take your Studio T out of the house--and trust me, you will, because you'll want to show it off--you'll need a case.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Problems with Tuning

This was a great feeling guitar. I did not go into the store with this guitar in mind but after several trips back it kept calling to me. The weight relief was a godsend...Read complete review

This was a great feeling guitar. I did not go into the store with this guitar in mind but after several trips back it kept calling to me. The weight relief was a godsend and was the only reason I decided to try a Les Paul again. I sat down and played it for a while through the same amp that I have and was very pleased with the tone, the sustain, the depth. I think it has classic good looks, mine was the faded brown. However, maybe mine was a lemon or something was amiss about it but it could not be played for 5 minutes with any bending and stay reasonably in tune. The G string was a nightmare. D Chords especially always sounded like there was a fight going on between the tones. I did change the strings to my favorite brand and gauge but this did not help. Maybe the machine head was just too loose but it was not one you could tighten. After a month of frustration with a guitar a really liked I reluctantly took it back.

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

HUGE bang of your buck

By Clinch

from Little Rock, AR

Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

Just picked this up today from the local GC. I saved a ton of money due to it being on sale plus the 15% discount for labor day. I literally brought it home and played it for 5 hours... I've never been able to afford a Gibson LP until now, so I'm super stoked. The price of this beautiful thing is great, plus it still has all the quality, sound, and craftsmanship that Gibson LP's are know for. Didn't have to sacrifice anything in order to be able to afford it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson gets it right with 2016 Studio T

By Blues Breaker

from A Sunflower State

Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

After having sworn off Gibson solid bodies because of the radical 2015 changes, I was pleasantly surprised by the specs for this Studio T (for traditional). So, I took a chance and ordered online and couldn't be happier. In addition to great rock and blues tone, courtesy of the Burstbucker Pros and the mahogany neck/body and maple cap, the guitar also came set up quite well. It has good balance, is lighter than many LPs, and the neck feels good and played-in. I quite like the satin fireburst finish. All around fantastic! While it doesn't have the luxury appointments of a Les Paul Standard, it certainly has the heart and soul of a traditional LP. Hats off to Gibson for making an affordable (and traditional) Les Paul which is a great-sounding and great-playing guitar. Thanks also to Guitar Center, which chose an attractive top, packed the guitar well, and shipped promptly. My only concern is the gig bag, which isn't substantial enough for a guitar with an angled head stock. If you plan to take your Studio T out of the house--and trust me, you will, because you'll want to show it off--you'll need a case.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar

By Placentia Tom

from Placentia, CA

Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

Wish I spent the money on American made 25 years ago. I got the worn brown. Even prettier than the pictures. Looks amazing. I was nervous about buying it because last time i played one in Guitar Centers, it was so heavy it kept falling off my leg. I never play stranding. With the weight relief it balances perfectly on my leg. They should call in 'weight balanced' instead of "weight relief". Sounds great, feels great, looks gorgeous. Highly recommend paying more for the real deal Gibson. So proud to own this thing.

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  • No

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just AWESOME! Love it!

By breakingpatrick

from Fort Worth, TX

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All of it
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

    I just picked up my Studio last night and I couldn't be any happier with it. Let me start by saying after owning a few Epiphones, this is my first Gibson so I may be a little naïve. I ordered the satin black, and with all the chrome hardware, I'm not sure calling it "beautiful" does it justice. I find it hard not to just stare at it. Then there's actually playing it. Feels amazing, sounds amazing- everything is just AMAZING. Kudos to Gibson for making such awesome guitars, and especially this one for what you pay for it. As for the gig bag it comes in: I read a review saying it was garbage, but I was super-impressed with how padded it was. I feel like I could've tied a rope around the handles and drug it from my car up my stairs and into the house without harming the treasure inside it.
    Thanks to Gibson and thanks to GC! If you're on the fence about this guitar, just go ahead and get it right now. If you're not sure you'll like it, you're wrong- you WILL like it. If you don't like it, it's because you love it. Quit reading this, go to your local GC, buy one now!

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Les Paul guitar

    By Chicago

    from The upper, upper peninsula of Michigan

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

      Been playing for 48 years and have always wanted a Les Paul. I finally got to the place where I could actually afford one. Excellent quality right out of the box; only just slightly out of tune but that's because it was shipped from the relatively warm southern-ish Midwest to the Far North - as I write this it is April 11 and it is blizzarding outside my window. Action is amazing and my skill level improved immediately - fast neck and amazing tone even without amplification. I've had it now about a month and I would say my playing ability has definitely improved by several levels. You truly do not hold this guitar neck so much as cradle it. My double picking has vastly improved and numbers I considered difficult were mastered and sounded professional. I read a lot of people posting they're not that happy with the tuners but I found them to be right on - tight and exact. One thing I didn't expect was the beautiful shimmering quality of the sound of the guitar straight up without any intervening sound modulation; it sings beautifully when I play Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks stuff like Sara, Silver Springs and As Long As You Follow. It also soars when you dial in the tone you need for Santana stuff like Smooth or Black Magic Woman. I'm also a fan of Mike Bloomfield and it came across perfectly when I "channeled" the original Electric Flag version of Killin' Floor (the one that opens with LBJ addressing the audience). It had that same sort snotty brat sound that Bloomfield was renown for. All in all this is an excellent Les Paul - I've played studios in stores every once in a while and remember the experience very fondly, if, for no other reason, than the times I did that I looked up to see people gathered around looking at me. What's up with that? Seriously, I love this axe and will never sell it. This was/is a once in a lifetime experience for me and I couldn't be happier - thank you Gibson!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great, affordable, and made in America!

      By Tingman

      from Providence, RI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

        I traded in a Chinese built Les Paul copy for this and couldn't be happier. It came perfectly set-up, the Burst-Bucker pick-ups are aggressively fine, and the satin sunburst paint job looks great. I've been playing it every day for the last 2 months and couldn't be happier.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rustic looks in a powerhouse Les Paul

        By Steve C.

        from Central Kentucky

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

          This is THE guitar for players of any level. An affordable Les Paul in a rustic looking, no frills package. Right out of the packaging, mine was perfectly set up. I have my own personal preference on strings so I always change from the factory strings and setup stayed spot on. The pictures that GC uses are not true to color (Gibson.com has the true shading in their pics). With that said, the actual finish of the Worn Brown Satin that I bought is absolutely amazing. With the light satin nitrocellulose finish it almost appears to be unfinished and really catches the grain in the wood under different lighting. The neck feels smooth and worn in. What really impresses me is that Gibson puts the Burst Bucker Pros on this model. I love it!

          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Player

          By Mike

          from Minnesota

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Nut needed work.

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

          This is a very comfortable guitar. There are a lot of very, very good guitars available in this price range, and way to go Gibson to find ways to compete with a USA made guitar. This guitar has a super comfy neck, the action is great, and I really appreciate the weight relief. I absolutely love the clean tone, and the overdriven tone on the neck pickup is really good. I'm not always keen on the distorted tone of the bridge pickup. I generally play single coils or low output humbuckers, and the bridge pickup has a very mid-focused saxophone-like tone. Overall I'm very happy with this guitar. I would recommend it as a PAF equipped Les Paul type - if that's what you like, this is definitely one. It's a great gigging guitar - I don't worry like I would with a Standard. My only complaint is that the nut required work. As it came, the nut slots needed filing and even 9's were hanging up in the slots and pulling the guitar out of tune. A little quick work with nut files and she was good to go and holds perfect tune - but a newbie guitar player likely wouldn't know what was happening and would likely have been plagued by intonation problems. This is something that should be caught either in quality assurance or at the store.

          **Note to players - if strings ping when you are tuning, your nut needs work. Google or go find a YouTube video on cleaning nut slots.

          (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          The satin fire burst finish is not pictured

          By Young Penguino

          from Colorado

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

          That is the the correct finish for the satin fire burst. Go to gibson's website to see what fire burst actually looks like

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Satin Fireburst

          By Eagzjamz

          from Wisconsin

          Pros

          • Excellent pickups
          • great price
          • Plays and sounds great

          Cons

          • Strings

          Best Uses

          • All Night Gigs
          • Every Day Practice

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:

          I play every night in my studio. This guitar was an excellent addition to my collection of guitars hanging on the walls. The only complaint I have, which isn't a real big deal, is that the strings the guitar comes with. They aren't pre-Estretched at all. I ended up changing out the strings to what I use to play with on my other guitars, and it absolutely came alive!! Love this gem, and at this price, you can't go wrong for the wonderful Gibson sound it has!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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