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Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar  

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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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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 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (45)

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    (5)

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    (5)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (46)
  • Fun to play (44)
  • Good tone (42)
  • Good pick up (39)
  • Solid electronics (36)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (44)
  • Practicing (42)
  • Recording (34)
  • Small venues (32)
  • Rock concerts (24)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (31), 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson's are the best

By Eugene

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very pleased on how fast it came .
The so called hard case is not a hard shell case..

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outperforms the price tag

By BTP

from Athens, Georgia

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    This is my first Gibson Les Paul and I couldn't be happier. I purchased the worn brown finish and it is just sick. I even removed the pickguard to expose more of that sexy mahogany body. I love that it doesn't have a maple top like other more expensive LP's too. The burstbuckers are dark and warm in the neck pickup but you can definitely brighten up the sound in the bridge position. The pots aren't the most responsive but also not terrible either. My only other complaint would be the fret edges stick out pretty far unlike the binded necks on other models. I bought mine during a sale and ended up paying less than I did for my epiphone Les paul custom back in 2009. Amazing quality instrument for a super affordable price.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exclellent Gibson Les Paul!!

    By Gorilius

    from MD

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautifully Made
    • Begs you to practice effectively and more often
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Incredible Sustain
    • Looks Great
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I started playing a used Telecaster when I was 13. Then I graduated on to becoming a classical singer and voice teacher. Undeniably, after several decades the pop/rock music still lives within me. I tried many guitars in recent months. I kept coming back to this. With its structural, material and functional proprietary Gibson LP features, the Studio Faded T is a genuine Gibson Les Paul throughout. I find its understated appearance to be more to my liking than that of more polished ornate instruments. Like a fine heirloom, it looks simple, purposeful and has an old- world look to it. I feel that a good solid body should sound great (albeit quiet) when unamplified. When plugged in, any "old-world" attributes take a back seat to the astounding signals from the Probuckers. With my little Fender Mustang amp, this thing screams like a moose having way too much fun. At modest gains, it makes the classic, clean but "fat" sound that the LP guitars are famous for. Its harmonic overtone richness is outstanding at any setting. I have yet to find a guitar with better sustain and it stays in great tune no matter how many times I bend the strings way out there. Little finger pressure is required on its fine neck- it's thrillingly easy to play! The factory set-up is flawless with zero buzz or intonation troubles. The instrument arrived at my doorstep beautifully packed and sealed in a factory Gibson box complete with a well-detailed factory inspection checklist certificate. They even threw in a nice impromptu photo of my guitar lying on a protective surface adjacent the computer keyboard of one of the techs working the at the Gibson plant. They deserve to be proud of their great work! Even the surprisingly thick padded gig bag that contained everything is fine. I'll buy a hard case anyway. My dear wife and kids think I'm just a bit crazy because I have trouble putting it down between voice teaching sessions. -Many thanks to Gibson and Guitar Center!

       
      5.0

      This guitar is awesome

      By Pony boy

      from Portland oregon

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

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

        Looks and plays great and you cant beat the price

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great guitar for the price

        By calvin

        from Antarctica

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • great colors
        • 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:

          I've had it for awhile and it's the best cheap les paul good job gibson

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Everything a guitar should be.

          By TOP JAZZ

          from LAUDERHILL, FL

          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:

            I traded in an Epiphone Les Paul Standard for this guitar and the difference is astounding! When I first got it home and really started to hit chords, I noticed the D & G strings sounded way off no matter how I tuned them. So I was looking to do a setup, when I figured I'd change the strings to Gibson 10's. That was it! The tone and tune was perfect throughout the neck. The action just rolls through any set of riffs and it's comfortable enough that you can effortlessly jump right back into the song in the most fluid way without straining or skipping a beat. Then I tried it using a chorus affect and it was like an organ and even growls through blues and jazz chords with explicit tone and harmonics. It's any and everything you could possibly want in a guitar. Word of advice would be that these guitars ship with 10 gauge strings. Someone restrung mine in the store or something with 9 gauge strings or smaller and that changed the intonation, which made it sound pretty bad. So for best sound and intonation keep 10 gauge strings on it or else be prepared to adjust the intonation.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            if you want a les paul this is it

            By Lenny Hendrix

            from waco texas

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

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

              If your looking for classic les Paul tone and feel without busting the bank this is it. It is a real deal les Paul with awesome feel and playability. The jumbo frets and thin neck for a Gibson are exactly that. A Gibson les Paul. The pickups are sweet and very hot. Stays in tune and the set up was dead on. If you are wanting Gibson tone get this and you won't regret it

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I ain't got no money, but I also ain't got regrets.

              By Moshetaichou

              from Miami

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Doesn't stay in tune well

              Best Uses

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

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

              I've got two and a half years experience. I bought this a couple weeks ago and I absolutely love it. Great feel and sound and I'm finally able to match Slash's tone from November Rain (at least in the neck pick-up). The only issue is that it doesn't stay in tune well especially after bendy blues riffs, but that could be fixed with a good set up by a good luthier. I just haven't gotten around to that yet.

               
              3.0

              Plays great but with some electronic issues.

              By Mike

              from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

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

              This one of 5 Les Paul's that I now own. While this one is very, very playable, I was disappointed that the switch had some cut out issues (that I was able to clean up) and the volume settings are 3 to 4 numbers different (quieter) than my other Les Paul's for the same amp volume levels.

               
              5.0

              Gibson Guitar

              By Stephanie

              from undisclosed

              Verified Buyer

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

              My husband is very pleased with this. It's definitely a quality product. Thank you!

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