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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 with Ice Tea finish 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 style: Les Paul carved top
Top species: Maple top
Finish: Ice Tea
Back species: Mahogany
Scale length: 24-3/4"

Neck wood: Mahogany
Neck joint: Set
Neck profile: '50s
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 species: Rosewood
Fingerboard radius: 12"
Inlays: Figured acrylic trapezoid
Frets: 22

Plating finish: Chrome
Tailpiece: Gibson stopbar
Bridge: Gibson Tune-O-Matic
Tuners: Grover

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

Type: Gibson hardshell
Case interior: White
Case exterior: Black
Silkscreen: Gibson USA logo
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Second Gibson

By michael alarcon

from Arizona

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Well I've had an epiphone les paul for about 7 years it finally died. So I decided to go out and buy a Gibson les paul. I was orginally looking for a trad pro but found this one. This guitar is awesome. It sounds great and feels great. Plus you dont feel hurt in the wallet area if you know what I mean. This is a great afforadable gibson. I like the split coil pick-ups it really is a plus for this guitar. Anyone looking to get a les paul look at this one first you'll be surprised of the sound that comes out of this guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great LP

By Jose Roberto Samour

from MIAMI

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

On a vacation I spent almost 3 whole days trying and playing around with most guitars at GCs in the miami area. After trying many guitars this was the one. Sounded better than all others, and looks really nice. Tried strats, ibanez, other les pauls even more expensive ones. This one sounded the best. And has the coil tap feature which gives you more versatility. I think two things help the sound, (besides having very good pickups) and that is the weight of the guitar and the fatness neck. Though it is very heavy; It gives the sound real wholeness to it. And that was what I liked most, the wholeness of the sound. The setup was perfect, haven't changed a thing a year later, besides the strings.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


I like...

By Richard Conner

from Maryland

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Got this one about 1 year ago at GC, my first "real" Gibson Les Paul. Pickups are very strong, guitar plays much brighter and "out front" than I've been heard from other Gibsons. The coil tap feature is nice, it widens the frequency range, but the sounds are not necessarily very Fender-y if that is what you seek (it also drops the volume and lets in the hum a tiny bit). Nice "ice tea" finish, especially on back and neck. I think I got a baked maple fingerboard (hard to tell these days), it is a bit darker than rosewood and has a nice matt? dark chocolate appearance and feels almost as nice (to me) as ebony.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


A great guitar.

By Benjamin Ausburn

from Syracuse, NY

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I had came to guitar center in search of a strat but when I played the $1000-$1500 models I was incredibly unimpressed. The quality is so terrible now and I was contemplating buying an old used fender or lawsuit guitar. However, I decided to just try one more guitar. After I picked this up I immediately knew it was what I wanted. The deciding factor that kept me from buying a fender was the optional coil tap: ability to switch to one pick up. This gave the guitar the optional fender sound I wanted with a ballsy les paul sound. This guitar is extremely versatile and you can't go wrong if your one of those people looking for a range of great sounds.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very nice guitar, love it

By Jay Page

from Memphis

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This is my first Gibson, I'm coming over from an Epiphone Les Paul, so obviously there will be a difference, but I was amazed at how much better the Gibson felt and sounded. I played it for a few weeks at home before taking it back in for a new setup. The setup lowered the action a tiny bit and made it more easily playable. No fret buzz, great tone, I can't think of anything I would change. I feel like it is a great guitar for my first Gibson. I would recommend it, although being limited production, don't know how much longer they will be around.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar

By George Gillis

from Atlanta, Ga

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

The pictures don't do this guitar justice and the tone is better than my standard plus. This is a solid guitar but weight relived. Mine is not very heavy like another poster said. I've had mine on my back for over an hour with no problems. I hate heavy guitars so I would not have bought this one if it was that bad. It's a great buy if you can still find one in a store.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


GREAT!!!!! Guitar

By Tony De Leon

from Fullerton, Ca

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This is my first Les Paul guitar and Love it!! I play it alot and for a solid body guitar it's not that heavy at all. Plus the sound is awesome!!! I love the fact that I got the last unopened and untouched one in the country with this color (Ice Tea)since I purchased it I've found out this color is discontinued now. So i am so happy I got it. There might still be opened diplay models out there, but for those of you who also like this color better hurry because thay are almost gone. Guitar Player Tony De Leon

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


NOTE: Has 50's neck

By Eugene Vetter

from Apple Valley, MN

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Beautiful guitar with a finish that the photos can't do justice and great sound. Needed some tweaks on the setup but otherwise perfect. One note, GC hasn't fixed the description to show the 50's neck. Bought this one but found out from Gibson that the Iced Tea finish (for whatever reason) is the only Studio Deluxe with a 50's neck. GC was great about exchanging once this was known and I now have the Vintage finish. Great sound and value.


American Made, Ace Of Spades

By Kelly Baker

from Denton, TX

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

My wife dropped this huge surprise on me this past Christmas. I don't really know how she kept such a great secret, or knew the exact guitar to get, but I'll probably never be happier about a musical instrument in this lifetime. Exactly the perfect guitar for me. Always wanted a Gibson, but never had the cash to throw down for one Let me say,I have been way too picky about wanting to go somewhere and play a guitar before purchasing in the past. Straight out of the box, this Gibson came fully set up to my liking, flawlessly strung and within a few cents of perfect standard tuning. I kind of just stared at in in the case for a few hours before plugging in. The new guitar smell permeating throughout the house... finally I plugged her in for my first rip on the frets. This guitar plays even better than it looks! It's got the purest creamy clean tone coming through the 490R neck pu, or the Burstbucker bridge, and can handle some pretty insane dirt/metal distortion on either switch of the pickups. (Think TOOL/ Adam Jones) First thing I noticed about it: the Neck is a solid, round 1950s style LP neck! I always loved that about the vintage LPs, the way it feels like you could throw it through a burning building, put out a fire with it, and rip the blues all the while without damaging it. No cheap construction here. The finish is insane. It never photographs the same way twice. You can see every single detail of the wood grain all around the body and neck. The coil splitting is a bonus. I didn't even realize I could split the tones until I went to the Gibson site and read up on this guitar. This guitar could sell for twice the price and still be considered a steal! But it doesn't, so seriously, before you drop down more cash on an axe that sounds half as nice get the real deal!


Best guitar I've seen, let alone played!

By Darin Baer

from Boise, Idaho

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

So I picked up this guitar 2 months ago on a what could be called a whim, although I had been dreaming of a Les Paul for some time. An upcoming, large, surgery and some savings meant this was as good a time as any. I saw it hanging on the Guitar Center wall and noticed what is probably my favorite Gibson color: Iced Tea. After then making the mistake of taking it down, feeling the neck, and playing it, I was sold. The 50's neck fits my hand perfectly. I tried a few other 50's styles, a 60's, and a 70's and they all didn't have the magic I felt in this particular guitar. The color is absolutely amazing, definitely the initial thing that drew me to this guitar. The simulated binding on the body is super cool, and really helps the whole package "pop." I can definitely say that the craftsmanship on my guitar is great, only one or two very, very minor details in the paint. One area about 3mm by 3mm on the corner of the headstock where the coating is a little thin, and another about the same size right above where the neck meets the body, on the side (facing the player), where the coat is a little thick. Honestly this is really minor and affects nothing about the guitar and how it plays. I'm on the fence about the lack of a pick guard, but really, I like the clean look of the guitar without one, even if a little longevity of the paint may be compromised. It's not like I plan on selling it. While the "zebra style" pickups are growing on me, I do wish it came with pickup covers. The next time I replace the strings, I will most likely install some. The only question is nickel or chrome? What else about this amazing instrument? It's heavy and has incredible sound and sustain because of that. I believe it is "traditionally relieved," which basically means it's second in weight only to a completely solid one. It stays in tune, even when I forget to close the window and cold winter air comes in. The frets feel great, all the switches, knobs, and electronics are flawless. I don't really feel that it needs to get a setup done by a luthier, although I'm sure a setup out of the box probably couldn't hurt any guitar. I can say the baked maple fretboard feels great and looks great with this guitar. The coil-splitting feature is pretty cool and I have yet to fully explore this in my playing. The case is pretty sweet too, I honestly wasn't expecting a hardcase to come along with it when I decided to buy it. Overall, for how unexpected this purchase was at the time, I regret nothing. This guitar feels better than any other I've ever felt, which in turn makes me play better. The color, the pickups, control features, everything, make this guitar one worth looking at. If you have the money, definitely give this guitar a chance.

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