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The 2016 Les Paul Studio T with Gold Hardware is ideal for the serious guitarist who wants a great performer, but needs to stay within budget. This year's model is available with a carved maple top ov... Read More

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Overview

The 2016 Les Paul Studio T with Gold Hardware is ideal for the serious guitarist who wants a great performer, but needs to stay within budget. This year's model is available with a carved maple top over a weight-relieved mahogany body in a wide selection of cool colors, all in a thin, high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. The exclusive finishing process is labor intensive and isn't just about looks, but helps define this model's exceptional tone.

The neck features Gibson's traditional nut width that players love and a thicker, one-piece rosewood fingerboard that offers better feel and sustain. All Les Paul models this year come with a self-lubricating Graph Tech nut that helps in tuning and lets strings return to pitch following heavy string bending. Electronics feature Gibson' popular 490R and 498T humbuckers with alnico magnets for rich, singing tones in all positions.

Traditional manual tuners add a vintage vibe while providing smooth and efficient performance. Set up at the factory by experts, the 2016 Les Paul Studio T is ready for immediate action and comes in a traditional brown hardshell case.

Key features
Smooth, efficient performance and a vintage vibe
Original neck dimensions from the Les Paul that launched a thousand hits
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for accurate return-to-pitch - even with heavy string bending
The look and feel you know and love
The original Les Paul case style, now with enhanced protection
Combines legendary resonance and sustain with greater playing comfort
Alnico magnets give rich, singing tones in both the neck (490R) and hotter bridge (498T) positions
Traditional appearance and seminal sustain in a solid, one-piece design
Expert setup makes this handcrafted, American-made guitar ready for immediate action
Exclusive labor-intensive finishing process isn't just about look and feel, but superior tone

Features
  • Tuners: Traditional manual tuners
  • Neck width: Traditional neck width of 1-11/16" at the nut
  • Nut: Graph Tech nut
  • Neck heel: Classic Les Paul neck heel
  • Case: Traditional brown hard shell case
  • Body: Carved maple top over mahogany with modern weight relief
  • Pickups: Gibson's popular 490R and 498T humbuckers
  • Fingerboard: Thicker rosewood fingerboard
  • Setup: Comprehensive, hand-finished expert setup
  • Finish: Thin high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Hardware: Gold
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Gibson2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Thank You Gibson!

Such an amazing instrument! Plays like a great guitar should and will be a muse to any serious musician! I have played with the 2016 studio for about a month now logging many hours...Read complete review

Such an amazing instrument! Plays like a great guitar should and will be a muse to any serious musician! I have played with the 2016 studio for about a month now logging many hours on Caroline. Truly an amazing guitar! The sounds that you can unleash from its soul will help you create and should inspire you for years to come. She has a few minor paint flaws but it's really about the sound and feel. Set up well even straight out of the case. Changed the stock strings to My personal favorites and I expect to have this Gibson in my collection until I'm passed on.Thank you,Gibson!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor QC

I was going to use this axe for a play at home instrument. But sorry to burst everyones bubble who gave this a 5 but I just cant do it. I feel like an...Read complete review

I was going to use this axe for a play at home instrument. But sorry to burst everyones bubble who gave this a 5 but I just cant do it. I feel like an axe for 13 or 14000 dollars ought to be better than this. Evidently
the person who inspected this going out the door must have had eyesight problems On the 7th fret top edge of the board was a lighter color than anywhere else on the fretboard. On top of that some goof ball
even had the nerve to put lacquer,nitro, etc. what ever useless cheap material they use these days over the 1inch light yellow collored wood. Wake up Gibson. They really not not improved. Just in price. And they sell beat up ones used on GC which are better than this.

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2.0

Poor QC

By MacktheKnife

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar:

I was going to use this axe for a play at home instrument. But sorry to burst everyones bubble who gave this a 5 but I just cant do it. I feel like an axe for 13 or 14000 dollars ought to be better than this. Evidently
the person who inspected this going out the door must have had eyesight problems On the 7th fret top edge of the board was a lighter color than anywhere else on the fretboard. On top of that some goof ball
even had the nerve to put lacquer,nitro, etc. what ever useless cheap material they use these days over the 1inch light yellow collored wood. Wake up Gibson. They really not not improved. Just in price. And they sell beat up ones used on GC which are better than this.

 
5.0

Inverness Green Studio T

By Top Jimmy

from Los Angeles

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar:

    Great action. Beautiful color. Certainly ignites intrigue.

     
    5.0

    Affordable upgrade

    By Ace Page

    from Sioux Falls, SD

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar:

      This is an amazing guitar! I had an Epiphone LP Standard for a few years, and traded it in with some other equipment to get it. Well worth it.

      Only complaint is the input Jack is plastic. Strap slipped and the cable had enough impact pressure to break it. Had it checked out and it replaced with a chrome one. Got strap locks too, so invest on those two mods if you decide to keep it.

      I can tell the tone difference and I had to adjust my playing style which is a good thing. Barely had to tune out of the box. The push pots are awesome. I had to give up my effects pedal for the trade, but who needs one with this guitar.

      Awesome investment.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Product and service

      By Michael

      from Georgia

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      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 T Electric Guitar:

        Picked this up at the GC in Marietta, The Les Paul needed minor tweaks to set intonation. The Fit and finish is what you would expect from Gibson. Excellent sound and great to play.
        The staff at the Marietta location made this a fast and pleasurable purchase.

         
        5.0

        Smok'n Guitar!!!

        By Tom 26

        from Arlington, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Great tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar:

          I have a SG Standard T, and I thought that would always be my go to guitar until I got the LP Studio T. I coulnd't put the darn thing down! It's a jamming machine! I love the SG, but the LP packs more punch and has a better quality tone. I guess it's because of the difference in the wood, which I think is petrified. Kidding, though it is noticeably heavier than any guitar I've ever played. I went back to GC today and bought the EP Booster by Exotic. Besides the boost, it accentuates the tone. Fantastic guitar with a nice case!

           
          5.0

          Great guitar!!! Worth every penny!

          By Bruno

          from Boston Ma

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar:

            This is a great guitar! Better than my 2 stratocasters! It has full sound and is great with any song I have played with it. Great buy if you don't want to spend the extra money for the more expensive models that just add binding etc etc.

             
            5.0

            Great guitar

            By Teedog007

            from Marine, Ill

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar:

            Great guitar, well worth it. Came out of the box set up just perfect only needed to tune it. I love the attention to detail that Gibson put into it. Enough of the praise here are the few things I didn't like, the smell. The fresh finish was a little overwhelming but it only lasted a few weeks. The only other negative was how heavy it was, after years of a Stratocaster it took getting use to. Not only would I recommend it to a friend, if I had the money I'd buy another one.

             
            5.0

            best guitar yet

            By Al

            from Worcester MA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • great feel
            • great pickups
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • large venues
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar:

              For months now I have dreamed of getting a Gibson guitar. I really wanted an American made guitar and Gibson was the obvious choice since everything with the Gibson logo is just that. I finally realized the a Les Paul was the guitar for me I narrowed my search down further when I realized I wanted one with chrome covered pickups and coil splitting. the 2016 Les Paul studio hits all those marks. it feels solid and looks great. I ordered mine in vintage sunburst and it looks better than the online pictures can show. I have heard people complain that it lacks binding but I can see binging on mine it's just blended with the color. so far I've used It for metal, blues and classic rock and it's performed perfectly with no issues.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Thank You Gibson!

              By Matty Machenga

              from Denver,Colorado

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar:

                Such an amazing instrument! Plays like a great guitar should and will be a muse to any serious musician! I have played with the 2016 studio for about a month now logging many hours on Caroline. Truly an amazing guitar! The sounds that you can unleash from its soul will help you create and should inspire you for years to come. She has a few minor paint flaws but it's really about the sound and feel. Set up well even straight out of the case. Changed the stock strings to My personal favorites and I expect to have this Gibson in my collection until I'm passed on.Thank you,Gibson!

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Classic

                By George

                from Annandale, NJ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T Electric Guitar:

                  I researched all Les Laul models for 2016 online, played them all at the guitar center. Gibson studio had the sound that I was looking for. It's beautiful clean and solid overdrive with the tube amp gain turned up. I Got both in ebony and Vintage Sunburst because I couldn't decided witch one I like better. I ended up keeping vintage sunburst it had more pronounced punch to the sound I don't know maybe it's just me. Hands down The best guitar that I've ever played, thank you Gibson

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