The Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar has become one of the most desired Les Paul guitars for its tremendous harmonic and sonic capacities. The studio guitar is coveted by musicians from a... Click To Read More About This Product
The Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar has become one of the most desired Les Paul guitars for its tremendous harmonic and sonic capacities. The studio guitar is coveted by musicians from all genres of music and offers Les Paul performance with a modern, no-frills attitude. This Silverburst edition is lighter weight and offers a distinct look and modern features.
The Les Paul Studio guitar marries a lightweight chambered mahogany back to a maple top. The mahogany set neck has a 22-fret fingerboard that is constructed from high-grade rosewood. The flatter 12" fingerboard radius promotes smooth note bending and eliminates dead or choked out notes”a common occurrence on rounder, smaller radius fingerboards. The Les Paul Studio guitar's '60s neck profile is slim tapered emulating the neck shapes of the 1960 Les Paul Standard.
The Les Paul Studio Guitar shares the same quality electronics as some of its more expensive siblings. The Gibson 490R pickup has the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, but with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490 pickup's ideal complement. Taking the 490 one step further, the 498 swaps the Alnico II magnet with an Alnico V, thus making it a slightly hotter pickup with emphasis on mid-ranges and highs. The pole pieces on the 498T are also aligned a little further apart to accommodate the spacing of the strings at the bridge. Both pickups can be split via push/pull volume controls.
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Great Addition to the Gibson Family
I have been playing for over 25 years have always wanted a Silverburst, but would be too nervous gigging with a LP Custom. When I saw the Studio in silverburst, I traded in...Read complete review
I have been playing for over 25 years have always wanted a Silverburst, but would be too nervous gigging with a LP Custom. When I saw the Studio in silverburst, I traded in my old Studio and walked out with this baby. If you know Studios, you'll know what to expect from this. The ebony fingerboard is smooth, but the finish on the back of the neck gets sticky if not treated. As for the weight - YES, this thing is chambered. I traded in my '86 Studio for this, and I can tell you this one is way lighter. What blew me away the most were the pickups and the coil tapping. The sounds you can get from a standard Studio are great enough, but these pickups are typically reserved for Gibson's higher end models and sound amazing! I took this to it's first gig about a week after I bought it. After the show, people came up to see the guitar. The first thing they noticed was that I wasn't switching to my Strat throughout the sets (something I did quite often in the past). I never thought about it, but except for my drop D guitar, I used the Silverburst for EVERYTHING ELSE and never thought twice. The pickups w/ coil tapping are great and one of the reasons you should get this guitar. If you plan to gut and drop in new pickups, save the money and get a regular Studio without the higher end pickups included. Great guitar, great price, and nice to see Gibson provide some nice innovation to their cheaper models without forcing you to buy the really expensive stuff.
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Gibson quality ?
I purchased this model from gc. my customer service there was outstanding. That being said.....Fist the switch was badgc swapped out a new one...cool. this was the worst...Read complete review
I purchased this model from gc. my customer service there was outstanding. That being said.....Fist the switch was badgc swapped out a new one...cool. this was the worst neck i have ever played. the fret end were like a picket fence...thought this was due to climate changes. I gave it a chance but no luck..then i noticed the ebony fretboard was wearing don in places. i took this guitar back and bought an epi 1959 les paul limited edition. wow now i have a quality paul 5 stars. I just don't know about Gibson any more. Your just paying for a name.
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Went to guitar center, played this guitar and the other studios in the same price range and a little above.. this guitar was soooo much better than all i tried. hands down favorite guitar ever, gives you the right sound for EVERY genre of music. coil tap is amazing, gives you SOOOO many sounds.. nothing wrong with the guitar at all. besides that it makes all the other guitars jealous :)
I have the Deluxe version of this guitar and I must say it's absolutely a dream, I started playing at the age of 8 and when I was 10 I held a Les paul Studio for the first time and knew i wanted it. ANYWAYS, I love the push pull coil taps. the finish is absolutely beautiful. With the slim taper profile and mahogany neck, your fingers will fly so fast you'd think they were late for work. The Pick-ups that come standard with it, are truly incredible, I asked a guy who worked there if I should swap the pick-ups out with EMG's and he said definitly not, They are stock custom Gibson pick-ups and they are very expensive. I also dont have any feedback or interference, Though I do use a top of the line cable with it. The 3 way toggle has your rythem, treble (i prefer), or both than you can lift your coil taps and make a truly unique sound/mix and match, It's something I had fun with one of the first days i had my guitar. So remember 3-way toggle and dual lift up coil taps. there are so many options with this guitar. The Tune-O-Matic helps keep the string vibrations to a minimum and helps keep your guitar in tune. it's well worth every penny and i love it. Another part I loved about buying the guitar, I received a Hardshell Gibson USA Leather Case. If you're planning to buy a Gibson Les paul Studio, Custom, Standard, etc.. Make sure you buy top of the line products for it such as: amps, cables, picks, strings, and any other accessories.
I bought this guitar about a year and a half ago and it hasn't let me down !! I love this guitar, it plays great. The pickups sound nice and they are very versatile. Many people complain about the quality control from Gibson, but I did not have any problems. Of course, don't expect the guitar to be perfectly set up !! You will have to do some basic setting up like with any guitar. I had mine with a rosewood fretboard instead of an ebony fretboard, despite preferring ebony as a fretboard wood, this rosewood fretboard holds up very nice and I am very satisfied with this guitar. I do sometimes regret no buying the Gibson Les Paul Custom Silverburst instead but this is a wonderful guitar for the price. If you have more money I would recommend going with a standard, tradition or classic.
I bought the guitar 1 year 3 months and its still going strong. Love the chrome with silver look and the black is like icing on the cake. As being the first Gibson guitar it is a bit heavy however that could be irrelevant. The maple Fret board is perfect I love the style and the smooth surface as some had said it makes bending strings easy. The look with the tune-o-matic bridge is fantastic. I, however, haven't done anything with it. The sound is crisp with the 490R and 498T pickups you get that vintage hum-bucking sound. coming from an Ibanez to Gibson its the best move I have made. Last but not least the tuning keys, I actually like this style with the scheme its makes this guitar special. With good care and practice this guitar will make for a life long passion for playing.
I got this guitar in either may or june of 2011. It was a tossup between silver or cherry bursts for me, and i chose this one because it felt better and i prefer covered pickups. First of all, you will be blown away by how amazing this thing smells, and the inside of the case too. It can be overpowering but it smells good. a good choice. definitely worth it. if your looking for a les paul with humbuckers this is the one. coil taps give you some quieter sounds when you pull them out. it can be quite cool if you've never experienced it before. a bonus also. i play more clean but this thing can squeal with certain amp settings. great looking guitar. its on my wall with my others. a tip: use ur GC coupons save some money no matter what you buy. be patient and try before you buy.
great guitar no problems at all. the one complaint i have is the reptile skin case is all wavy now. though its not really a problem it looks bad. like when a sticker isnt put on carefully and theres air pockets in it. it just didnt hold up for some reason. its loose reptile skin on the lid is a little lame for a case thats almost 200 dollars. i feel that maybe oneday in like 30 years it may be totatlly peeled off. who knows, time will tell. but it still smells like a gibson.
I bought this guitar a few hours ago, and felt like i just got married. I plugged it through my 100 buc line 6 and it still sounds awesome. the sustain is unbelievable. I'm not that good, but I swear I played better with this guitar..I bought a prs se & returned it cause of fret buzz. The crunch is hard to put into words. sell you motorcycle, sell the kids...whatever you must do...but buy this guitar..it's beyond words!!!
I got this guitar about a year ago and cant stop playing it, the tone in this axe is just great, got it set up by an expert, and since then its been great, no detail left behind with this guitar, overall great, but the tone its exceptional!
I got this guitar on black friday of last year. I traded in my Epiphone Les Paul Standard. The price is a little high, and the neck is a little thick for my taste but the tone was unbeatable and the coil-tapping really sells it. Overall a very playable guitar, I've never had fret buzz or tuning peg issues. It will sound good playing ANY style. Do it.
I've always been dreaming of getting a Les Paul. I'm a college student, so expensive high-end models are out of my reach. I've touched and played some nicer Les Paul, but for the price, studio silver burst is a very nice guitar. Comes nicely set up. Everything is very nice; especially considering the only electric I had for the past 4 years is an Ibanez GSA60 (which is a very good guitar for 200 dollars I must say). Studio definitely has that Les Paul thick/ballsy sound. The only complaint I have I guess is that the back of the neck is painted black, and it tends to get sticky when you play and your hands sweat just a bit. When that happens moving up and down the neck can get a bit annoying. Other than that, I can't really complain about anything, especially considering that I got a genuine GIBSON Les Paul for a deal. Great buy!