This new 27-3/4" long-scale baritone guitar comes strung with .14-.68 strings to add even more beefy, bottom-end tones to the legendary Les Paul. The body of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electr... Click To Read More About This Product
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This new 27-3/4" long-scale baritone guitar comes strung with .14-.68 strings to add even more beefy, bottom-end tones to the legendary Les Paul. The body of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electric Guitar is solid mahogany for a fat and punchy sound, while the 496R Hot Ceramic and 500T Super Ceramic humbuckers sizzle and snarl with aggressive authority. Other features include a rosewood fingerboard, Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, and Grover machine heads. Made in the USA. Includes Gibson hardshell case.
Carved maple top
27-3/4" fretboard scale
496R Super Ceramic magnet neck humbucker
500T Super Ceramic magnet bridge humbucker
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch controls
12" fretboard radius
1.700 nut width
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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electric Guitar:
I have had this great baritone for three months now, and am very happy with it. The build quality is excellent, and compared to other late-model Gibsons, this one has the best finish quality - only one small place on the back where there is a non-shiny spot. A choice of colors would have been nice, but the honeyburst color is beautiful, looks far better than the photos. The pickups have plenty of power, and are voiced appropriately for a baritone. Nice rich tone played clean, and lots of serious low-down growl when played with distortion. The scale length is just right, a full 28 inches measured at the frets. Love the 24 frets! The body has been skillfully hollowed for weight relief, without hurting tone or sustain. It?s heavy at 9 lbs. 3 oz. - get a nice padded strap and strap locks - but this bad boy weighs no more than a Gibson Standard Traditional Pro LP. Though the GC Web site says it has .014 - 0.68 gauge strings, it actually came with .013 - .060 strings as specified on the Gibson Web site. The 13?s are just fine for typical tuning at B, and handle B-flat tuning okay. If you play a lot tuned to A, though, I recommend using .014 - .068 strings, and will switch to them myself when I re-string because they should sound richer at B and B-flat tunings, too. If you?ve never played baritones before, please note that they are not just longer regular guitars - they are tuned halfway between a guitar and a bass. The .013 and .014 strings, and the action needed to accommodate their vibration, require some getting used to for someone used to standard .009 or .010 strings - so no whining about heavy strings or higher action if you want to play one of these big boys! My only complaint, which you can quickly fix if you know how to set up a guitar, is that the setup new out of the box was terrible. The fret scale length is 28? (14" from nut to 12th fret), but the distance from nut to bridge was 27-7/8?, making the octave sound sharp at the 12th fret. The truss rod was completely loose, giving a neck bow of nearly .04 inches when it should be about .012 to .014. The string height (action) was off, and the pickups were set so high that the bridge pup touched the strings when I palm muted. All easily fixed, but I recommend getting it set up at GC before you take it home - because good luck finding setup specs from Gibson, from either their Web site or owner?s manual! I used a cross between Fender?s guitar and bass specs - easily available - to come up with my own for the baritone. Overall, the axe is pricey - after all, it is a Gibson - but definitely, definitely worth it!
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