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The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet el... Click To Read More About This Product

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The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet elegant design quickly helped it become the most popular model in the Les Paul Series.

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar raises the bar with the cutting-yet-rich tone of a 490R humbucking pickup in the neck position and a BurstBucker Pro humbucking pickup in the bridge position, which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. Controls include dual volume and push/pull tone controls to engage coil-splitting for an array of tones, and a 3-way toggle switch, hardware is finished in chrome including Grover tuners and Gibson's pioneering Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece.

The Les Paul Studio Deluxe is dependable and affordable ” and is built without any compromises. The Gibson Les Paul comes with a hardshell case and a limited lifetime warranty.

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  • Body
  • Body style: Les Paul carved top
  • Top species: Maple top
  • Back species: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Neck joint: Set
  • Neck profile: '60s
  • Nut: Corian
  • Nut width: Standard Gibson: 1.695" ±.050"
  • Headstock inlay: Gibson logo
  • Silkscreen: Gibson logo + Les Paul model
  • Truss rod: Gibson adjustable truss rod
  • Truss rod cover: Bell-shaped cover, stamped "Deluxe"
  • Fingerboard
  • Fingerboard species: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard radius: 12"
  • Inlays: Figured acrylic trapezoid
  • Frets: 22
  • Hardware
  • Plating finish: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Gibson stopbar
  • Bridge: Gibson Tune-O-Matic
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Electronics
  • Neck pickup: 490R
  • Bridge pickup: Burstbucker Pro
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone with coil-splitting, 3-way toggle
  • Control knobs: Black speed
  • Control pocket cover: Black molded
  • Special features: Quick-connect control pocket assembly
  • Case
  • Type: Gibson hardshell
  • Case interior: White
  • Case exterior: Black
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar

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(46 of 50 customers found this review helpful)


The perfect one-and-only axe!

By Peter

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I have been torn between a Fender Strat and a Gibson Les Paul Studio for a while. Went to Guitar Center to run them both through some amps and there it was: a Studio Deluxe. Gorgeous! Ran it through a few tube amps and its tone is *glorious* and with the coil tap option, blues tone is there. Burstbucker at bridge makes the high end sing. Yeah, it's more expensive than a Studio, but the finish is flawless, the tone is supreme, its setup is perfect, and you'll never need another guitar! This one hits it out of the park.

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)



By Alex

from AZ

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

First off, this Les Paul is the best guitar I own. The coil-tap pickups are wonderful for sound versatility, which this guitar was designed to do. You will be able to coax any tone out of this guitar that you desire. The neck is very fast and it stays in tune very well. Get this guitar if you have the money to get it. P.S.- The picture of the vintage sunburst finish doesn't do the guitar justice looks so much better in person.

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)


Gibson Les Paul studio Deluxe

By eddie Julian

from sacramento california

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

First of all let me just say that this guitar is ten times more impressive in person than the pictures can depict. This is the second L.P. I have owned. My first was an ebony standard with the 60's neck and burst buckers. I loved that guitar but I made a huge mistake and traded it for an Ibanez Jem. I really love the Jem but I missed my L.P. so bad I was having dreams about it. Anyway I finally saved enough money to buy another standard. I went to guitar center and played every L.P. they had and I kept coming back to the Deluxe in vintage sun burst. This guitar is unbelievable I kept comparing it to other standards and customs and honestly the only thing that those other guitars have that this one doesn't are bindings and a pick guard. I was just not willing to spend another thousand dollars on bindings. Not to mention that the deluxe has coil tapping. The bottom line for me is I'v owned a standard and loved it but this guitar in my opinion is just a better guitar for almost half the price. I have a feeling that these particular guitars will be highly sought after guitars in the future so get em while they're hot. 60's neck, smokin pickups, beautiful finish,coil tapping, all the goodies are there for a very reasonable price. Five stars all day long.

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


An Excellent Choice

By Mark

from Saco, ME

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I've been playing guitar for almost 30 years. I have owned many guitars over the years from low end to high end. I went to GC yesterday to buy a few 9 volt adapters for my pedals and ended up walking out with the Les Paul Studio Deluxe. As expected from Gibson, the fit and finish of this guitar was flawless, however, I mostly blown away by the tone. The Burstbucker Pro has to be one of the best sounding bridge pickups I have ever played through. I have a Vox tube amp at home and was since GC had the same model on the floor, I was able to play through my amp before I purchased the guitar. I knew right away that this guitar was for me. I have a high end fender strat as well but I have a feeling that I won't be picking it up very much any more! If you were to choose this guitar, I think you would be making an excellent choice and won't have any regrets. As always, you should play the guitar before buying as not all guitars play and feel the same (even if they are the exact same model).

(17 of 67 customers found this review helpful)


gibson exclusive

By bullpentherapy

from edison nj

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

well i purchased this gutiar the other week and let me begin by saying that the pictures of the vintage sunburst model do not do it justice, and the very first models were not chambered, i happen to have one of those and on hte vintage sunburst model it almost looks bound with the natural back unlike the cherry model out of the two the vinsun wich looks more of a tobacco finish fender wich i return a deluxe start in this inish and its pretty much the same looking! and now the coil tapping is ok i sugest u get a lighter one if u really want the strat tones out of it i lready had a really light paul so iwant the orginal midrangey punch of a paul and luckily i got it at low volumes the tapping works better imo, also they should have given you a pickguard for that price but hey years from now you can pull this out and say it was a gc exclusive check out this finish that gibson doesnt normally make its not the vin sunburst finish we all now and love but its more of a tobacco finish but it looks great!

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


Excellence in Performance

By Chuck

from Shell Knob, Mo

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

As I was trying out different Les Paul Studio's, the salesmen walked up and held in front of me one of the most awsome looking guitars that I've seen in a long time. I put down the 5th guitar that I was trying on for size and picked up the guitar he had. I immediately new that this was the guitar that I was going to leave with. I plugged her in and the rest was history. Everybody seems to want a light axe, but I could tell that this was a solid wood guitar. When I playes her, the quality of the sound was superior to any that I had played. The 490R Humbucker in the neck position put out such a mellow tone and aolong with the BurstBucker Pro in the bridge position, I was hooked. To add to her sound, Gibson has added two push/pull coil splitting controls to give us even more tone choices. I have the Vintage Sunburst Finish. All I can say is the picture that they advertise with does not do this Axe any Justice. To close with, let me just say, go down to Guitar Center and try out a few different styles and play them on a clean channel and then plug in the "Gibson Les Paul Deluxe" and you will see what I'm talking about.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


Too good to be True

By Oscar Garcia

from Lake Elsinore Ca.

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Wow the paint scheme on this guitar zoned me into wanting to purchase it (a real beauty she is). I give serious props, for the people that actually worked on this Deluxe Studio. They must have fell in love with it the same way I did. The attention to detail on this Gibson is way over the top. This guitar is ( a must have ) to own. The action is incredible, the neck is extremely comfortable, the pick ups have a great warm break up sound to them, and over all I give this guitar an 11 out of 10. I feel like a proud parent to own one of the gems. This guitar was created by people who settled for nothing but perfection.

(13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)



By Tanner

from Stephenville Tx.

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I went to my local guitar center to purchase a les paul studio but the sales rep convencinced me to pick up the studio deluxe. I was completly blown away, this guitar is all the muscle without any of the expensive visual frills. the 490 is smooth for that great blue to white tone that people crave for their clean chanel and the burstbucker gives you classic Les Paul bite. The coil taps are a nice feature for those of us who need a thiner sound at times. All in all a killer guitar at a killer price that covers the entire tonal spectrum. Gibson youve done it again.

(12 of 199 customers found this review helpful)


good instrument

By ryan(a.k.a. terry tight pants)

from chesapeake

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

this guitar is about as good as toy story 2. (its ok)

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


It is beautiful & it delivers !

By Harry

from Kansas City, Kansas

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of Gibson Les Paul guitars. I have studied about most of their models, studied the pickups, their designs etc. Key features that made me choose this guitar were: a) An excellent wood density to support the acoustics of the guitar b) 60s thin neck, makes it easier & smoother to play for me personally (I have tried thick ones & believe me this is better) c) Uses 2 most useful pickups that must be there with a perfect sonic balance there should be. Burstbucker Pro gives that kick you need, 490R gives you that lovely tone on clean channel. I love the fact that they chose these 2 of the biggest reasons for my to pick this guitar. D) It is US made, so no issues with neck being warped or any buzzing etc. No waste of my time. Try it at store if you like, bring it home and play & you will see. What key things it does not have over some other higher models is: 1) A binding 2) A pick guard Honestly, those are nice to have depending upon your taste and playing style...but I could care less about those features. It has a lighter shade to give the binding feel around the circumference though. I had to choose between Gibson LP Standard Traditional Pro, Gibson LP Classical 1960 & this one. Beside all these great features, it was cheapest of the 3 I was looking at & came with a nice case. For me, sound matters most, ease of playing second and looks take the last place. So wood density, pickups were top priority, second was if I felt comfortable playing it and last came the looks. But honestly, I think pictures of this guitar don't do any justice to what it actually looks like in person. I bought Vintage Sunburst & it looks just lovely. My recommendation is - Try it at store near you if you want on a decent amp, compare it with other models (including the price ;-) ) and make a decision. I am sure nothing can beat this price for what is packed in this guitar.

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