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Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

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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 Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s 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. Both pickups offer coil splitting for single-coil sounds and a boost circuit via push/push switching in the volume controls. œStraight Split coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone and differs from LP Standards and Studios that have a œSuper Tap coil-tap, which still has a small amount of humbucking. The boost circuit has a user-adjustable 10dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, single-note picking and dirty chording (depending on amp settings) and features true bypass that disengages the boost completely, ensuring pure passive Les Paul tone.

The 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.

Features
  • A user-adjustable 10dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, single-note picking and dirty chording (depending on amp settings)
  • '50s-style neck shape
  • True bypass: disengaging boost completely removes active circuit, ensuring pure passive Les Paul tone
  • 490R humbucking pickup in the neck position and a BurstBucker Pro humbucking pickup in the bridge position
  • Easy-to-use push/push pots engage coil-splits and boost circuit
  • œStraight Split coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone
  • Grover tuners, satin-finished back and sides
  • Includes hardshell case
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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5.0

BEST GUITAR LES PAUL EVER

By LuisMelov

from Obregón, Sonora, México

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound

Best Uses

  • Jamming

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

My favorite guitar, sounds good, feels good.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not bad, worth to get.

By jackjack

from NY, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • A Bit Scratch

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

Good, but there is a little scratch on the headstock

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

First guitar I ever bought

By carlos rangel

from Canyon tx

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

I've been playing on my vintage sunburst for about 4hours a day for a month and I haven't had to tune it yet! It has a golden deep sound to each string and absolutely love the pick ups so far I'm not disappointed I think I defiantly made the right choice I was looking at the mini e tuners they look pretty gnarly as we'll but had to go with the classic this guitar is top notch even the case is cosmetically beautiful

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a deal!!!

By Steve76t

from Reno, NV.

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pre-installed Pick Guard

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

What a guitar! I picked up my new Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II just a few days after Christmas and have been extremely happy every since.
I've been wanting a Gibson LP for a very long time and had done some very picky shopping around for the last several weeks. I've played just about every LP that was in my price range and for sale in my town. I played several Studios, a few Traditionals, a few Classics, etc. Even played several used LP's. When I got this one in my hands I knew it was a little different. Not only did it look stunning (it's got a fantasic flamed top) it felt right. Good weight (just over 9lbs) that you'd expect from an LP, very well balanced, etc. Setup was nearly spot on too and it wasn't going to take much to get it just right for me. Like I said it just felt right.
Next I took the guitar into the Accoustic room to see how it'd sound unplugged. I spend 90% of my practice time on the couch and unplugged so I had a good idea what I wanted accoustically. Again, much like the feel, this one sounded just like I hoped. Very resonate and lively. Chords and single notes just pop and are cristal clear.
Then it was time to plug it in. Used a Blues Deluxe amp for the demo and yet again I was really pleased. The tone of this guitar is just awesome and so variable. The coil splitting is nice and has almost a Tele like country tones in single coil modes. The 490R neck pickup (which used most of the time) has a ton of tonal range with just the use of the tone & volume knobs. Hit the Boost and it'll give some good lead tones too.
The Burstbucker Pro bridge pickup is bright with plenty of bark to it. Great for those few times that I'm playing leads. The boost is just ok with this pickup as it's already got a good amount of output & really doesn't need much more.
Together these pickups work well with each other. I have to turn the bridge pickup down a little more than the neck, but once in that sweet spot, they work very nicely together.
I just love this guitar. I play it everyday & my poor older guitars just aren't getting any playing time right now. My poor Fender Telecaster is gonna be on the hanger for a while & my Epiphone LP may just end up for sale...

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best LP values and a sweet gutar.

By Neville Mistry

from STL, MO

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

Let me detail this wonderful guitar (A GC/MF exclusive). Tonewoods: Flamed maple top, mahogany body, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard - classic LP. Per Gibson and GC the body is chambered but mine is quite hefty. Very resonant - even unplugged. Rosewood fingerboard is fantastic and is solid (per Gibson). Pickups: More versatility than almost any LP I know of - the 490R and Burstbucker pro provide a wider palette than a pair of Burstbucker pros, the 490R/498T combo, and the 57/57+ combo. Nice warm bass out of the 490 and bright glassy treble out of the BBP. Distorted they both sound amazing. When using both pickups at once I do turn the volume on the BBP down just 1 level and it balances things out well. Coil Splitting: In this guitar it's true coil splitting not the partial humbucker business of some other LPs. The sound is definitely different but still not quite as twangy as my strat. Boost Circuit: Up to 10dB of extra boost whenever you want it - incredibly handy. When the circuit is disengaged it is completely transparent. Hardware: Grover Tuners, Tonepros bridge, standard stoptail. All good quality equipment. The nut is Corian. Case is standard Gibson - decent quality. Setup: PLEK setup (per Gibson). Mine was simply excellent. Low action with no fret buzz. The nut is cut a little tight and could provide better tuning stability (though with a 17 degree headstock tuning stability is seldom perfect). Looks: It's bloody gorgeous. The flame top is very well done - the flames are larger than on most other LPs and have a 3D look to them. I honestly preferred it to almost all of the AAA tops on Premium plus LPs. The satin mahogany back is gorgeous. The heel of the neck is stained black. The edge of the maple top is unfinished creating a binding-like look (some call it faux-binding). Sound: Wow. This guitar has tone for weeks. Whether you want jangly clean sounds, crunchy chords, or blistering solos...between the two different pickups, the coil splitting, and the boost...you can get it. Quality: Very good. Excellent finishing job. The joint between the fingerboard and neck can be felt but it doesn't impact playability...and this issue is present on many LPs (I examined 12 at GC and 11 had it - even 3 LP customs). Value: I feel this guitar is the best value in the LP lineup. Why? Because for the same price as a regular LP studio you get a flamed maple top, a rosewood fingerboard (as opposed to grenadillo), a more diverse pickup combo, and a 10dB boost. Looked at another way for only a few hundred dollars more than one of the tribute guitars you get an LP with a flamed maple top, a gloss finish (not the faded/satin finishes that rub off), and a hard case. Put simply this guitar gives you fantastic LP looks, fantastic LP tone, and amazing versatility for a reasonable price. When compared to imported guitars of similar quality (and there are many) you are probably paying a premium for the made-in-America label and the Gibson name. I do think it sounds better than most of the imports though.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Deal!!!

By veganomics77

from New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Minor Blemish On Neck

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

First and foremost, I want to say Thank you to MusiciansFriend for making this purchase the most pleasant experience I've had period! They went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that I received THE guitar that I wanted. No one matches MusiciansFriend professionalism, customer knowledge and customer service.
Now, about this guitar. I'm not a big fan of chambered Les Pauls. They sound good of course. But when you buy a Les Paul, you want a heavy BEAST of a guitar. My first Studio was rather light. And I just couldn't get around it. So I called MusiciansFriend and explained my situation. They were more than understanding and immediately went to work on the situation. They shipped me another one and it was a winner! First, the case ( made in Canada )white fur with no material cover. Not tragic but Nice. The Studio was beautiful! The finish is a sight to see and the pick ups are really, really HOT. Having the ability to split the coils on both pickups provide a huge advantge for the player. From full humbucker to single coil.......standard.....WHAT A DEAL! This guitar is very versatile and it also comes with a boost feature. Now I'm sure this will come in handy some day but I'm old school and I use a stomp box for a solo. So for now, I'm still working on it. But if you can, treat yourself to this guitar. She is all the BEAST you'll need. And don't let anyone tell you that its not a real Les Paul. Once you hear her, you'll be glad you did. Thanks again MusiciansFriend!

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awsome

By Zack Kennedy

from Hawaii

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    What an absolutely wonderful guitar!! I'm not a 'bling' guy, but just one glance at this axe and you are totally entranced. But the real value is the sound.....and the sound flexibility. I play at church and in small venues. The acceptance by my peers has been 100%. Now they all want one.
    My other electric guitar is a Fender strat, which I adore. But................this Gibson , although a different tone/sound, is the BOMB!!!

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great guitar

    By adam hall

    from Denver co

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    This is a very solid guitar,beautiful top AA grade, deep tones, perfect playability, no buzz, buy it!!!!

     
    5.0

    Everything I've wanted in a Les Paul

    By William Alder

    from Windsor ON

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    The Gibson experience starts when you open the case and smell the aroma. This guitar actually has a distinctive scent which smells to me of caramel or chocolate or vanilla. Once out of the case and plugged into an amp the wide variety of available tones becomes apparent. The powerful humbuckers that come with this guitar resonate well with the mahogany and maple construction to produce beautiful harmonics or screaming sustain. I've played a variety of guitars over the years but this is the best I've owned to date and seems now to have been a bargain for what I paid.

    (13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best guitar I own

    By Gunny

    from Sacramento Ca

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Nothing

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    This is the first Gibson I've owned, but once I played it I cant play anything else! I love everything about it, the looks, the craftsmenship, the fact that it comes with a case, everything! I play rock and also at church and the sound quality that I get for distortion is awesome but the clean is just so warm and full and beautiful I can't get over it I'm sold for life and won't buy anything else!! Hope this helps and have a great day all!!

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