Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar Iced Tea 886830631054

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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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Features
  • Body
  • Body style: Les Paul carved top
  • Top species: Maple top
  • Finish: Ice Tea
  • Back species: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck
  • 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
  • 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
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
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    • Experienced (6)

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Not my first guitar, but my first great one (Les Paul Studio Deluxe, Ice Tea finish)

I won't go on anymore. I've ranted enough; I just hope there was some helpful info in my review for someone wondering if she/he should take the dive into a finely-crafted, quality...Read complete review

I won't go on anymore. I've ranted enough; I just hope there was some helpful info in my review for someone wondering if she/he should take the dive into a finely-crafted, quality guitar and throw down a significant wad o' cash for it. Just know that with Gibson, it's not just a name that makes it expensive. It's actual quality. We're not talking about the iPhone.
I thought about giving this guitar 8 or 9 stars, just because I'm sure people who play nothing but $3,000+ guitars like the higher-end Gibsons would find something to complain about. But for me, as a person who has been playing over 18 years and has been through many cheap-to-moderately-priced axes, this guitar is absolutely perfect. It has an awesome tonal range, with the toggle switch, tone knobs AND the two coil-splitting volume knobs which turn their respective humbuckers into single-coils. The pickups on the Studio Deluxe are a bit different from the regular Studio models: 490R neck pickup and Burstbucker Pro bridge pickup. The guitar's action is great, it is easy to play, and seeing it only online or in a picture does not do its gorgeous finish justice. I'm very happy I bought this guitar; it was worth the money! I play everything from Slayer to Radiohead to The Mars Volta to Mastodon...then to a little classical-style, such as Fur Elise and whatever other music captivates me. No, Lady Gaga is not on that list. I just realized this is the "Features" section of the review, but it won't let me copy and paste so whatever. The LP Studio's description says it's a "no-frills" version of LPs, but given the quality wood, hardware, and construction of this guitar, it has all the frills I would ever want. I wouldn't buy a guitar just for aesthetic qualities; its function is what is really important. And it just happens to be really beautiful too.
I said plenty about the quality on the wrong section of the review, but just to reiterate my happiness with the purchase, I want to point out to potential buyers that when I am at work and can't play my guitar, I go online and find the exact model and just stare at it. I actually miss it when it's not by my side. I tried making out with it once, but I can't speak fondly of the metallic taste of the strings. So maybe I should change the "features" rating section to 9, because Gibson didn't make the strings taste better. But I'm not gonna do that. Ladies don't always taste great either, but no one asks us to review them.
Here is where I could complain...if you take price into account, like if you were to compare the retail price (which I'm sure plenty of people paid) to the sale price, and even the sale price is making the dealers a lot of profit--and there is a huge difference between the two--why must it be this way for musical instruments, vehicles, etc.? But that's the nature of the US capitalist beast. So I won't lower the rating for an instrument whose value, regardless of the economic zeitgeist, to me is fantastic. You're welcome, Gibson USA. As far off-topic as this is, I just wish that at least one corporation in the US would rise up and sell products for what they are truly worth rather than the absolute maximum amount it can convince a customer to surrender. Make your profit, but not by fooling the consumer. As a matter of fact, I noticed the huge price cut currently on only a few models of the regular LP Studios, depending on the finish chosen. If you can sell them at that price and make a profit, why not sell them all at that price? I received an additional 15% off at my local Guitar Center because I traded in some old gear (don't think Musician's Friend will mind...Guitar Center apparently owns it), plus I bought a Vox AC15C1 tube amp (badass by the way) and they gave me 10% off that. I tried to get them to come down more, but they declined...actually very friendly and helpful guys, every employee there...but I can't help but wonder what the absolute lowest price they would accept for those instruments would have been had I been an excellent negotiator. Or if that same axe and amp sat in the store too long--how many additional hundreds of dollars would be knocked off? I've been ranting too long; mf.com guys will probably notice eventually how this whole review went off on a tangent and tell me to kick rocks and not post anymore reviews. Lucky for them they won't be close enough to me to get their faces melted off when I'm rocking out on this awesome new gear. I've melted off at least a dozen faces already, and I've only had this stuff a week.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Gibson is just a name or a guitar?

I have both Gibson Les Paul Studio (2009) and the ESP EC1000. The ESP cost 1/2 the Gibson and comes loaded and it plays and sounds much better. The Gibson tolex case...Read complete review

I have both Gibson Les Paul Studio (2009) and the ESP EC1000. The ESP cost 1/2 the Gibson and comes loaded and it plays and sounds much better. The Gibson tolex case was like paper towel covering, it ripped if you looked at it wrong. My toggle switch broke and Gibson would not sell me one, I had to find it else where on the net. Their excuse was, I might put their cheapy switch in another guitar!! The clean sounds on the gibson were bulky, no tone variations. The volume pots on the gibson were either all on or all off, no dynamics there either. . So, after fixing the switch, I sold my Gibson and invested it in other equipment that I could get better use of. The ESP had great dynamics with both volume and tone pots, and I could get a much wider range of sounds. The Gibson is just a name, and well, I needed a guitar sound, not a name, to back me on stage and the ESP EC1000 kicks some major boo-tay on stage!!

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5.0

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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.

 
5.0

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!

 
5.0

It was made for me!

By Broken Trojan

from Modesto, CA

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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 Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I have been saving for a Les Paul for a little while, finally got it!.....best guitar purchase for me so far....this baby has great action & tone...super fun to play. Les Pauls are still the sexiest guitars ever made...in my eyes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    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.

     
    5.0

    Beutiful Guitar

    By will

    from NAS Lemoore, CA.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is every thing I was hoping for and more. Not a single problem with the finish. Action was pretty close out the box, all guitars need at least a little tweaking when you get them. It plays beutifully, and looks great. The only thing it is missing in my opinion is binding. Not a bad comprimise for the price. I will be keeping her forever.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Truly excellent

      By 1Geech

      from New York

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

          My Les Paul Studio Deluxe Iced Tea 50's neck plays easy, sounds full in all positions, has a beautiful finish and fit -- first-rate quality in every respect. The thicker neck style is the reason I chose it, and it could not feel better. The baked maple fretboard is fine with me. What I notice is the lack of binding, since it's a Studio, but I knew that going in. Excellent value.

           
          5.0

          a great great guitar..

          By fritzy

          from irvine ca

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

            this guitar rocks. it is basically perfect in every way. i guarantee you will play better on this guitar technically and musically. it is inspiring both in its tone and its beauty. my only regret is i didnt buy it earlier. it has great components and workmanship. this guitar is a great deal-- it is basically a musical full on les paul at a fraction of the cost (since it lacks some of the fancier finish enhancements). even my wife likes it. sounds killer on hard rock, blues, and metal. im telling you... this is the one

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By Larry sosebee

            from SC

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

              I got the Vintage Sunburst so i could see the wood grain on the back.The maple cap looks good.I like the sound of the pickups. The 60's neck is close to my strats. It is a beautiful guitar and it's a Gibson.

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