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Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar  

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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

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Overview

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.

Features
  • Style: Les Paul
  • Body Back: Mahogany
  • Body Top: Carved maple
  • Neck: Set mahogany neck with '60s profile
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson 498T
  • Neck pickup: Gibson 490R
  • Controls: Vol (push/pull coil-splitting)/Vol (push/pull coil-splitting)/Tone/Tone with 3-way toggle
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with stopbar tailpiece
  • Tuners: Grovers
  • Hardware: Chrome
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4.8

(based on 39 reviews)

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    (34)

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    (4)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(41 of 53 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar

By jay jay

from hamptom, ga

i got this guitar for a father's day gift. at first i thought it would never replace my stratocaster or telecaster but after i began playing it with my marshall amp and my fender frontman i noticed how different it sounds. i've always liked gibson but i never cared for their prices but this one is affordable and sounds great.

(40 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Worth it

By Randy

from somewhere, Indiana

Well, I bought this Guitar 3 months ago from GC Online based solely on customer reviews. I was not let down. This guitar has become part of my body. All my other guitars have a layer of dust on them. I find it really hard to put her down. If you are trying to decide which LP Studio to get, look no further. I has the 60's C shaped neck and coil lapping features the others dont. Be sure to get a stand that is safe for nitro-cellulose finishes so she will remain beautiful for centuries to come.....Im in love with her.

(39 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just buy it...

By Matt

from Maryland

Wow! This an incredibly high-quality guitar! Although the price tag may be a bit hefty for some musicians that are just starting out, it really is worth it for veteran musicians. The tone is great, I love the Silverburst paint scheme. If any of the veteran musicians are looking at the price tag, just read the review title again... Just buy it!

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Addition to the Gibson Family

By Chris

from Minneapolis, MN

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.

(20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT!

By lessthenpaul!

from colorado

Well now that I've had my new studio and had a chance to play her for a while now, it's finally time for my review, I luv her today just as much, if not more then the day she arrived! the silverburst is an incredible addition to the studio line-up, the ebony, the coil-taps and that beautiful silver and black paint! WOW!! I almost bought a used fireburst 2 years ago, so glad I waited. Thanks Gibson

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Les Paul

By Kder

from Boston

I bought this guitar just about a year ago when they were first released. They are said to be a Guitar Center exclusive color for the Les Paul Studio. The ebony fretboard is really outstanding and I swear the smooth surface makes bends a bit easier. I don't use the coil taps much but they are nice to have. The pickup combination is versatile, but i don't think is as clear as some of Gibson's other pickups like the '57 classics. This was my first gibson and it made me understand what makes Gibson special. Despite some complaints about quality control I haven't found these problems on any Gibson that I've purchased. It played very well out of the box. The four rating is based on the pickups that I just don't love. I will say this guitar is definitely more exciting to look at than most regular studios.

(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Greatest Birthday Ever!

By Josh

from Bloomington, IL

I got this as a Birthday gift from my mom, and I Love her even more because, this is not only my second guitar, or because its a gift, but it is the best guitar I ever had! PERFECT TONE FOR TOOL! I Recommend this guitar!

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy this guitar!!!

By Tyler

from Katy, Texas

I first played this guitar in store about 5 or 6 months back and instantly fell in love with it. The looks, the sound, and the overall quality of this guitar is just amazing, especially for the price. The pictures up on the website don't even come close to doing justice on how beautiful it is in person. I played it unplugged first and it sounded great and plugging this beauty in just made it sound even better. So I finally saved up enough money for it (after about 6 months, I'm surprised the anticipation didn't kill me) and bought it two days ago. I was not disappointed at all. I was as excited about it when I first played it as I was 6 months later. This guitar has now taken its place as my favorite, out of 4 other guitars I own. The features are amazing too. The Gibson 498T and Gibson 490R pickups are the same as you'd find in a standard Les Paul and the ebony neck and mahogany/maple body give this guitar great tone and sustain. My favorite part has to be the coil tapping though. When I'm run through my bridge pickup and use the push/pull for it, my clean tones sound incredible! I'm running it through my POD XT Live and it picks up every sound crisply and clearly. So if you're looking for a high quality guitar that looks and sounds great for a cheap price, this is by far the best choice you can go with.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME Guitar

By JoeMomma

from Akron, OH

I got this guitar a couple weeks ago, and I have to say it's the sweetest guitar I have ever played. I used to have an Epiphone Les Paul Ultra, which was a great guitar, but the real Gibson totally blows the Epi away. The range of tones you can coax out of this guitar is absolutely amazing, not to mention it's absolutely beautiful. The only negative thing I can say about it is that my right arm tends to stick to the finish, but I think that would be the case with any nitrocellulose finish... this is my first guitar that has the higher quality finish, so i have nothing to compare it against. This guitar makes my spider III sound like a much better amp and hopefully soon I can upgrade to a real tube amp, and unleash the true potential of this amazing guitar. JUST BUY IT!! You will not be disappointed.

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is amazing!!!!!

By Z

from Madelia Mn.

Wow! Buy it! Do it now! The only things I changed were putting on speed knobs, Duncan blackouts, and strap locks. This guitar stands out. The ebony fret, the trapazoid inlays, the silver, all this eqauls quality for price no other guitar in the studio lineup can match. Even if you don't change a thing, it's amazing. The tones, the feel of the fret board, the action is just mint! Don't be that person 20 years from now that wishes you would've purchased this instant accomplishment of Gibson mastery!

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