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Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar

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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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FEATURES

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
Silkscreen: Gibson USA logo
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 51 reviews)

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(46 of 50 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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)

 
5.0

Brilliant

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)

 
5.0

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)

 
5.0

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)

 
5.0

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)

 
5.0

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)

 
5.0

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)

 
5.0

Stunning

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)

 
1.0

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)

 
5.0

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 pickups...one 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.

(10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson Studio Delux

By Jack

from Vidor Texas

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I got the Heritage Cherry Sunburst guitar it was heavy not like the regular studios they felt more like a Epiphone Les Paul. I was getting a Gibson guitar I looked at the SG and was about to get one when I walked into the Guitar Center and the Studio Delux was hanging on the wall crying out to me. Its a great guitar and I pulled the p/u's out to look at them mine has a 57 classic in the neck and a Burst bucker 3 in the bridge. With the push pull pots they work alright I just dont hear a big enough difference to use them much. This guitar is just like the Tradional Standard except for two things theres no binding and the turners. Same guitar and it really looked better without that binding and I did put a pick guard on it to dress it up a bit. You cant beat this it has the same plex set up as the high dollar Gibsons. I think it didnt pass the inspection of a tradional and became a studio delux. GC is the only place you can get one while they last I'm keeping mine it probably be worth 5 times what I paid for it one day.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing customer service.

By Tom

from lynbrook ny

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Went to pick up my strat from the tech and saw this on the wall. Decided to give it a shot and it sounded amazing. Noticed that the pickup rings were warped. Not only did they change them but they gave me a bit off the price as well. Had the gutar fixed up in less than an hour. Great service.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sounding guitar ever?

By Michael Kleiman

from Bala Cynwyd, PA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I already gave this a 5 star review, but recently I bought a tube amp, and I started playing this acousticly while the tube was warming up, I noticed that it sounded amazing, better then my acoustic guitar, though not as loud. This guitar is just perfect, and the burstbucker and 490r are a great combo, giving great distinction between the 3 settings.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid Value

By Lee Prymmer

from Tampa, Florida

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Pick this Les Paul up today after sleeping on it overnight. I had been toying with the idea of getting another LP after years of being without one. You see I had a 1971 LP Cherry Sunburst Deluxe with the mini hummers and sold it about 25 years ago for an embarrassing price when compared to today's prices. However, after playing the Studio Deluxe I was convinced that this sweet ax had to be mine. I found the value, playability, tonal qualities, and the coil tapping option to be exceptional and figured that this was more than I could anticipate without emulating to a more expensive LP. The fit, form, and function was all there and will be a welcomed and warm tone addition to my collection.

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The finish

By John

from Birmingham, Alabama

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

When I first saw this guitar the GC website I thought that is a wierd finish, but after going to the guitar center today, I saw this les Paul hanging on the wall. The finish is awesome compared to the picture. The finish looks more like the picture of it on the Gibson website. Don't be turned off by the picture!

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

By Drewser

from Norman, OK

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I have been looking for a Paul for a while, Had several EPI's in the past but never broke down and make a Gibson Purchase. I'm glad I did on this one. This guitar is extremely versatile with the individual coil taps on each pickup. You can get so many different tones form it. It absolutely sings. Set-up was perfect right out of the box, and the Vintage Sunburst is a real looker. I really like the grover tuners as well. If you are looking for a real Les Paul on a budget, buy this one. Don't waste your time on the cheaper Studio Model, this one has so many more features and includes a case. The frets are perfect and the guitar begs to be played. I own several PRS guitars and swore by them. But I find myself picking the Paul up before the PRS now when I really want some different tones out of my amps. This is a must have. Stop reading and go buy it!

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING GUITAR!!!!!!!!!!

By Todd

from Madison, WI

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

The guitar I have ever owned!!! I love the coil tap feature. It has the best sound out of every guitar I have ever played.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Players Guitar

By Dean Kreplin Sr.

from South Bethlehem NY

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I started playing at 16 I had a Les Paul Classic like a young fool sold it and always toyed with the Idea of getting another!! I'm 61 now retired playing in 2 blues based bands and was constantly reminded of how good a Les Paul sounded!! Well I went to my local Guitar Center to look at some Les Pauls and looking up at the wall amongst 3 to 4 k Pauls was a Beauty fos alot less! there were 2 the Heritage and the Vintage I loved the way the Vintage looked had the salesman take it down and the rest is history!!!!! I tried it through a used Fender VibroKing and gave it a workout all I can say is wow the coil tap feature was amazing!!And the finish beautiful!!! It sounded great and played like it was all ready broken in after about an hour the salesman came back and I told him to get the case this guitar is sold!!! It actually played better than my classic!! Kudos to Gibson & Guitar Center for this Great instrument

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Studio with a 60s neck. AWSOME!!!!!!!

By Scott

from Glendora, CA.

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I've always like Studios, but the necks were a little fat for my liking, until now. When I saw these as a GC exclusive, I went right down to road test one and fell in love and bought it. The tone and playability are great, the price was right, and the Vintage Sunburst is beautiful. Did I mention the coil tap? Wow!!!!!!!!!!

(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's worth every penny, and probably more.

By Brandon Norton

from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I recently picked up guitar, again. I bought into the whole philosophy of, "Don't buy a nice guitar to begin with. You want something low to mid-range in value to learn on." Learn from my experience. If you have the money, it doesn't always benefit. Since I've purchased this guitar, I haven't put it down. The action is terrific. It plays as smooth as you want it to. The sound and tone is amazing. It has the nice, warm sound a Les Paul should. If your more in to blues, no worries. The coil tap feature makes this Gibson probably one of the most versatile guitars on the market. It is everything I expected from a guitar bearing "Gibson" on the headstock. The guitar itself is such an encouragement to learn, practice and play until your fingers will not. You only live once, so don't waste your time on subpar guitars. Buy Gibson.

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