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Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar  

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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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Overview

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. 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 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.

Features
  • A user-adjustable 10-dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, single-note picking and dirty chording (depending on amp settings)
  • '60s-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
Specifications
  • Body
    Body style: Les Paul carved top
    Top species: Maple top
    Back species: Mahogany
    Scale length: 24-3/4"
    Neck
    Neck wood: Mahogany
    Neck joint: Set
    Neck profile: '60s
    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 with boost circuit via push/push switching, 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
    Silkscreen: Gibson USA logo
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (16)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Recording (10)
  • Rock concerts (8)
  • Small venues (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Incredibly versatile...love it

This is a unique animal, as of the time of writing this you still won't find any info about it on Gibson's own site. This is a real mystery because unlike most of the...Read complete review

This is a unique animal, as of the time of writing this you still won't find any info about it on Gibson's own site. This is a real mystery because unlike most of the various Les Paul models Gibson makes, this one fills a niche that almost no other guitar they make can fill. They are really missing an opportunity to market something special.

To start with you have to understand how this guitar differs from other Studios and Standards, as there are a number of upgrades. I have cobbled this info together by pulling together various specs from all over, plus what is obvious on the guitar...crazy that Gibson aren't making this stuff more visible!

--It has upgraded Grover tuners, instead of the vintage greenleaf Kluson-style tuners. These feel much smoother than the Kluson style.

--It has a AA maple cap whereas normal Studios do not. I've had several Studios to compare against in the past few weeks, including Wine Red ones just like mine, and this grain is a higher grade.

--Obviously, the zebra coil pickups, and without the humbucking covers.

--It has a 490R in the neck like almost every Studio but it has a BurstBucker Pro in the Bridge position, instead of a 498T. Some see this as an upgrade, others might not, but the point is the BurstBucker Pro doesn't come on normal Standards.

--It has a rosewood fretboard like this year's Standards, not baked maple or grenadillo.

--It has coil taps like recent other Studios but they are not the same kind. The coil taps on current Studios and Standards do not toggle to a true single coil, there is still some humbucking going on. The coil taps in these (called "straight split" taps by Gibson, as compared to the "super tap" taps in normal Studios/Standards) toggle to a true single coil, and having recorded with both kinds toggled on and off I can tell you they sound completely different, it's not just marketing hype. In particular when the bridge pickup is tapped it really is a very strat/tele type of sound, it's great.

--Also unlike the other tap mechanisms in other Studios/Standards, this straight split tap uses true bypass switching so that when it is disengaged it truly is invisible to the signal path.

--Unlike almost any Studio/Standard, the neck tone knob is also a toggle...it toggles a boost circuit of up to 10 dB. This boost circuit is powered by a 9V battery in a slot on the back of the guitar. If you pop out the battery you will see a small slot head screw which allows you to adjust the amount of boost. By default they come set at about 7 dB. It could be used to boost your signal for soloing/choruses but I set mine so that when I toggle to single coil mode and then pop the boost, the output level is the same as when I'm in normal humbucking mode, boost off (because the single coil output is lower than the humbucker).

--The engineering of the coil tap knob is improved...the coil taps before now had to be physically popped up and then popped back down. Once they were popped up it was easy to pop them back down by hitting them with your hand, but to engage them you had to physically pop them up with your fingers. The coil tap knobs are spring loaded meaning you hit them once to engage and hit them again to disengage, no need to pop them up with your fingers to engage them.

--The truss rod cover is a two piece black/white truss rod cover and it is blank...doesn't say Studio on it.

--Gloss nitro sides and back, not a satin finish on the sides and back like some Studios.

--This one has a 60's neck profile. There is also a Deluxe II with a 50's neck profile so make sure you get the one you want.

As you can see this guitar has a significant set of upgrades. Oddly enough, the MSRP is lower than for a normal Studio, which I really don't get, because this guitar is better in every respect and even has some features you can't get in a Standard, much less a Studio. This is why it's such a mystery why Gibson is being so coy with it...for example there is no documentation whatsoever about the technical specifics of how the coil tapping system is different, or how to adjust the gain on the boost circuit. I only figured it out by opening up the battery compartment and locating the adjustment screw myself.

Sound wise, it is incredible...if you're after a Les Paul sound, of course. But that's the great thing about this guitar...with the improved coil splitting functionality, you really can dial in an incredibly diverse set of sounds, and the boost circuit just makes it that much better. You can do so many different types of things with this guitar that I just can't imagine using anything else, now that I've gotten the hang of it and dialed in some sounds specific to the pickup and coil tapping combinations I like. Fit and finish on mine is superb, setup was perfect out of the box, and the flamed maple cap is gorgeous, noticeably better than the Studio I had before (which was also in Wine Red).

Anyway it annoys me so much that the info about this guitar is spread all over the web, and Gibson doesn't seem interested to clarify it themselves, so I thought I'd do it for them. It's an incredible guitar.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

What's the hype all about?

Where do I start?

Okay...the Pros - The finish and flame top are gorgeous.

The Cons -

1. You pay over a grand...Read complete review

Where do I start?

Okay...the Pros - The finish and flame top are gorgeous.

The Cons -

1. You pay over a grand for a guitar that will not hold a tune. The nut isn't cut right..period. How does this get past quality?...I don't know. The string grooves are cut way too thin for the 10-46 gauge strings that it came with. The D,G & B strings pinch something terrible. Will never hold a tune after the first bend.

2. The nut is cut way too high. The E & A strings are .030" off the fret, so they always play sharp. I had to cut them down to .015"

3. Tuner knobs are cocked all over the place. Can't they put them on straight? Also, one knob has a crack in it....right from the factory.

I called gibson about all this...they tell me to bring it to GC to get it fixed...huh?

Bottom line: A 1400 buck guitar should play great right out of the box. I try to do the right thing and buy an American made product. I will never buy another Gibson. I've seen Agiles costing under 4 hundo come perfect right out of the box...from Korea.

Step it up Gibson..

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4.0

Great guitar if

By The joker

from Nyc ny

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Coil taps

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

The feel and look of this guitar amazing I gutted it out cts500k pots some Duncan pickup replaced nut and the guitar is great sounding

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good wood - mediocre electronics

By Phillip

from Alexandria, VA

Site Member

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

I love the mahogany and maple flame top on this guitar. I've had it for 4 months now since I bought it at Guitar Center; the stock electronics are mediocre. The Burstbucker Pro Bridge has a harsh treble and muddy bass. I experimented with pickup height and also fiddling around with the tone control which reduce the harshness, but blands the overall tone. The 490R neck pickup is ok, but muddy; lowering the pickup height helps. Split Coil is nice for the neck and seems to reduce the mud, but I don't see much use for it with the bridge pickup. The boost is nice, but it puts a synthetic flavor on the tone. There's alot of versatility, but nothing out of the park with any of the tone coming from the stock setup. Gibson shouldn't be using electronics that are on par with $200-$300 guitars. If a Gibson cost thousands, their should be top-of-the-line parts and if players want a classic Les Paul, then it should we wired like a classic Les Paul. I decided to gut all the stock electronics and replace with Seth Lover pickups, new pots, paper/oil caps and 50s style wiring. Big improvement. I found it was worth upgrading as the wood is the best part of this guitar and the case, which was included, is a nice touch as well.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

What's the hype all about?

By El Diablo

from CT

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Beautiful Case
  • Nice finish

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Will Not Keep A Tune

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

Where do I start?

Okay...the Pros - The finish and flame top are gorgeous.

The Cons -

1. You pay over a grand for a guitar that will not hold a tune. The nut isn't cut right..period. How does this get past quality?...I don't know. The string grooves are cut way too thin for the 10-46 gauge strings that it came with. The D,G & B strings pinch something terrible. Will never hold a tune after the first bend.

2. The nut is cut way too high. The E & A strings are .030" off the fret, so they always play sharp. I had to cut them down to .015"

3. Tuner knobs are cocked all over the place. Can't they put them on straight? Also, one knob has a crack in it....right from the factory.

I called gibson about all this...they tell me to bring it to GC to get it fixed...huh?

Bottom line: A 1400 buck guitar should play great right out of the box. I try to do the right thing and buy an American made product. I will never buy another Gibson. I've seen Agiles costing under 4 hundo come perfect right out of the box...from Korea.

Step it up Gibson..

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super versitle

By JB

from Fla

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    I couldn't be happier with this guitar. The finish is beautiful and the tone is amazing. With all the options available due to the electronics, I can't imaging anyone not being able to get the sound you are looking for. The neck plays like butter! Setup out of the box was spot on. Sustain for days. Tap/tap knobs instead of push pull lets you change up instantly, great for some lead. Especially with the extra boost. Don't know why Gibson isn't producing these any more, it is one of the most versatile Les Paul's you can buy. Grab one before they are gone.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Studio Deluxe II

    By Michael

    from Shelton, CT

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    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!!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would jump on this...don't hesitate!

    By JDog

    from Draper, Utah

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Incredible Value
    • Solid Electronics
    • This Was An Easy Decision
    • Very pretty

    Cons

    • One Dark Spot Blemish

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    A previous comment from a happy customer will detail all that you could possibly say about this fine instrument. It was a very detailed account that will enlightened anyone to all the pluses that come with the guitar. And it does seem like a well kept secret. You are basically getting a Les Paul without the binding around the edge. You can spend more on some of the new studios and get much less of a guitar in quality,or spend more for a traditional or standard that may not be as nice as as this rig. There is a sale right now making them available for a grand. An incredible offer that has me thinking about getting a second one with a 50's neck that seems to only be offered in a beautiful kind of dark burst, like a Tobacco Burst. This particular Les Paul is worth more than every penny you can scape up. Get on it before they vanish.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar for the every day joe

    By JEFF

    from Clackamas Oregon

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't Beat It!

    By Greg

    from Arkansas

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    First LP and I'm loving it

    By Rich

    from North Carolina

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All the above

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

      I've played Fenders and Fender copies for a long time and wanted to venture away from my norm. I've had Gibson acoustic for a long while and thought it was time to grab a Les Paul. This thing was even in near perfect tuning right out of the box. The pickups sound great. The boost switch helps comp for the gain lost when you split the coils and is adjustable. The PUSH/PUSH buttons on the knobs work great. I can't exactly figure out how the Studio Pro is more expensive and doesn't have the features this one does. It can't just be the difference between a 490R and a 57 classic in the neck. It's extremely versatile and I thing my Strats may be lonely for a little while. lol

       
      5.0

      Bang for the Buck

      By scott

      from Newtown CT

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '60s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

      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

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