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... Read More
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 '60s 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. “Straight Split” coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone and differs from LP Standards and Studios that have a “Super Tap” coil-tap, which still has a small amount of humbucking. The boost circuit has a user-adjustable 10-dB 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.
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Reviewed by 18 customers
This is going to be short and sweet. Just got the guitar and it is absolutely stunning. I've read complaints about Gibson's quality control....so much for that. I can't find a flaw in this thing. On top of that, I was able to take advantage of the great sale. I am stoked! Thanks GC for a great transaction!!
Let me start out by saying up to a year or so I wouldn't even think about a Gibson cause I was SO sold on Fender. I had a Tele, and 3 Strats. I kinda wanted to give a les paul a try since for 12 years i have played fenders. I traded one of my mim strats for an Epiphone les paul and was blown away with the sound so after that I was hooked. I wanted a Gibson. After a year of saving and looking I landed on this guy I traded in my epiphone and some other gear and got me this Amazing guitar. I easily get more tone out of it over any strat I have ever played. the true coil spit is superior to any other there is hardly any volume loss. The volume boost is good to for lead work or just simply adding a little more grit on that clean part. This guitar is a work horse that looks good and feels good. try more than one because everyone is set up differently.
I always wanted a Gibson but knew I couldn't afford one, so I kept trying out different Epiphone Les Paul's and a week later my parents surprised me with this! It's sounds so amazing and the wood in it is beyond beautiful. The sound of it puts my Fenders to shame. Easily the best guitar I own and probably will ever own. Yes this is expensive(a decent price for a Gibson) but for the quality of the studio II, it is wealth worth it.
I recently purchased Les Paul studio 60 style neck after checking one out at local guitar center, i wanted a brand new one not the one thats been hanging on the wall with im sure many people handling and it arrived at my home a week later,in perfect condition ready to play and its by far the best guitar iv ever owned and i dont think the price can be beat. In the past 6 months i have had 2 fender strats delivered and returned because of various problems and they were hundreds more than my Gibson, only one issue was i thought it would be an anniversary model since it was built in Jan.2014, just to be clear the Strats were bought from a online dealer not Guitar center
I cannot add much to the first review (which was instrumental in making me buy this guitar). This Les Paul is everything I always wanted in an electric guitar. It is exquisitely beautiful and the tone is out of this world! I had to set it up, of course. I adjusted the action, the intonation and the tailpiece. I also purchased the Digitech rp500 stompbox from GC. I am playing through a pair of big custom tube amps (Marian Research) driving a pair of Avalon Avatars. I'm in heaven.....
this is a great guitar period ........ i used to be one of those guys that didnt see the point of a 4 figure guitar ..... now i know ...... it looks great .... sounds great and will most likly take over my arsanale ... tith the coil tap and boost i find it hard not to get the sound im looking for ...... in my 15 years of playing its the best i have ever owned ........ gibson you have a new life time customer ... its hard to beat this one
After watching a few You Tube videos on this guitar I ventured down to Seattle to try out this Gibson. Already the owner of a 1981 Gibson , a 2012 Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III and a 2013 Gibson Les Paul Traditional I thought I would try this one out based on the all positive reviews, and I wasn't disappointed ! Joe Fredriksen was very helpful and I really loved the coil=splits and the DB boost. The guitar was beautifully finished in caramel and I thought I should take it home, but I wanted to see some more colors . After a few weeks of debating about this I drove down to the Bellingham store and got great service and help from Keegan and Colin . They didn't have the caramel colour that I wanted but Keegan pulled out a beautiful Honeyburst version that looked incredible and played even better. It played so silky-smooth in my cumbersome hands so I knew this Gibson was going home with me to join my guitar family. I've already ordered a Stetsbar for this one as this is going to be my lead guitar when I want to rock out a bit more than normal. The overall fit and finish is extremely good and while it is a very different feel from my Traditional , I really love it a lot. The sound is so good and the pickups are very strong and provide a lot of presence & tone. Words alone cannot fully detail how well this guitar sounds nor how well it feels in your hands as your fingers run up and down the fretboard and the sound graces your eardrums- a very pleasurable sensation . If you are looking for a top-end guitar but don't have the budget for a Standard or a Traditional, do yourself a favour and check this Gibson Studio out - it is a huge bargain. I wish we had these available in Canada but I am fortunate to live so close to the border so the short trip down to Bellingham was worth every penny.
This is the second what you might call a non-standard version of a popular guitar. The other was a Nashville Telecaster, which is also terrific. I've always hankered for a Les Paul, but like the Telecaster, I tend to prefer a guitar that's a little different. I got this guitar home and plugged it in and started experimenting with all its settings. It will take a while to try out all the different settings, but I have to say that this is one amazing instrument. It can sound like a standard Les Paul, a Stratocaster, and Telecaster. It is nothing short of amazing, and the price is very nice. Mine is the wine red, which is beautiful. If you're looking for one guitar that can mimic just about any other guitar, look no further.
I now have 9 Les Paul's in my quiver and this is one of my favorites. The first review says it all. It's a little heavy but that is to be expected. I highly recommend this guitar!
okay, been playing for 40 years. Been without an electric for 20 years. I've owned Fenders and one Gibson. Only had it for one day but this guitar rocks. Plays so easy and the sound is good. The hard case that came with it is nice and fits the guitar like a glove. I bought the HoneyBurst and it looks so good. I don't know how you could be disappointed with it. I know one day isn't very long before you write a review but this guitar has made an impression on me.
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