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Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar  

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The Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar raises the bar with the Super '57 and Classic '57 humbucking pickups, which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. Both pickups offer... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar raises the bar with the Super '57 and Classic '57 humbucking pickups, 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 Les Paul Studio Deluxe features a traditional-spec SlimTaper '60s neck that offers a comfortable playing experience for which Les Paul models of that era are famous. The hardware is finished in chrome including Gibson's pioneering tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The Les Paul Studio Deluxe is dependable, affordable, and is built without any compromises.

Notable 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)
Traditional '60s-style neck shape
True bypass: disengaging boost completely removes active circuit, ensuring pure passive Les Paul tone
Super '57 humbucking pickup in the bridge position. Classic 57 humbucking pickup in the neck position
Easy-to-use push/push pots engage coil-splits and boost circuit
Straight Split coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone
Non-locking Grover tuners
Includes hardshell case

Features
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Carved
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: '57 Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: '57 Classic
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: 2 volume with boost circuit via push/push switching, 2 tone with coil-splitting
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Non locking Grovers
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tektoid nut, exclusive model, quick-connect control pocket assembly
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MY FAVORITE LES PAUL

By BRAD

from McKinney Texas

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

Seriously this is my favorite Les Paul that I have out of my three I own. I bought the Caribbean night one. It's just simply beautiful. The hard shell case that it comes with is awesome. Pickups are scorching hot. push push coil splits are great and even a push boost on the lower tone knob.THIS GUITAR IS AMAZING.

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  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Tonebone

from Southern California

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

Gibson has done some funky stuff in naming these guitars as I've seen with a few other models. This is the same guitar and specs as the Studio Deluxe T, which confirmed with Gibson though emails. Yet, they boast different price points. Interesting, If you are looking at this guitar, check both names and get the cheaper one, they are the same.
I bought this one in Honeyburst to add to my only other faded studio Gibson. I got a great one, fit and finish was perfect, nice brown Gibson Case and the gloss nitro really looks amazing. I think I had equal excitement looking at this guitar on a stand from my couch as playing it. Although this has some "Modern" appointments, like the boost in particular and the splitting, I've found spending a little time with all of these features really makes this a powerhouse guitar. The boost can push the brilliant single coil tapped tones and can also balance out one pickup on full humbucker and one on split. This sports a 60's slim neck which I didn't read into much since I wanted this one, but compared to my older faded studio, its a bit smaller and doesn't have that baseball bat feel. I was a bit concerned about this since most of my Fender's have a Slim neck and really was liking a fat one like on the Studio. Well, after hours under my belt, I like the neck but don't love it. If you read up, many of the new Gibson's, most have these necks. There are so many Les Pauls to choose from around the 800-1500 price range, I feel confident that whoever picks one of these up will like it (get it on SALE!!). I would have to recommend the Honeyburst over the Caribbean blue, simply because of the back of guitar Finish. (I've seen both)

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  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A work of art

By never enough guitars

from palos park il.

Pros

  • attention to detail. awesome sound. 100% on look
  • great value if you can do want to spend more
  • honey burst finish the best. 57 pick ups kick!!!
  • playing since 1964. first les paul was a 1978
  • push push gives wide range
  • third les paul. was not let down
  • this guitar is just great in every way possible!
  • tone monster,great at low and high end.sustain!!

Cons

  • frets a little tall,used to strats.

Best Uses

  • anything and everything.garage to live concerts

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

bought at country club hills il. guitar center. javier was the best. very good experience.great product knowledge. entire staff above and beyond helpful. i will be writing a letter to corporate. it is this customer experience that makes loyal customers. almost forgot, grab this gibson soon. you will not regret it.

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  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

"Beautiful creature that wails"

By Josh g

from Germantown

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Finish
  • Pickups Just Sing
  • Solid Performer

Cons

  • Leftover Buffing Compound

Best Uses

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

    Had guitar delivered to store. Setup is not included in price. Upon inspection discovered what at first looked like finish flaws but realised was just leftover buffing compound. Guitar tech at store took care of. Right out of the case the guitar just sings. Everyone was eyeing the finish as it is just plain gorgeous.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Gorgeous guitar with amazing sonic capabilities

    By Guitarman64

    from central Kentucky

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful finish
    • Numberous tonal possibilities
    • Sounds great

    Cons

    • Toggle switch was backward

    Best Uses

    • Recording

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is beautiful, hands down, the sexiest guitar I own. It plays great, action and intonation was right on. The tonal possibilities are amazing, with tons of options. It came with a very nice case, no gig bag!!! All in all, I really like this guitar. Now for the bad.... The toggle switch was reversed. How'd that happen? No problem, easy fix. Some of the tuning keys were not screwed in completely and there was a noticeable gap between the mechanisms and the back of the headstock. No problem, easy fix. There were some scratches on the back (looked like a guitar string scratched it) that I was able to buff out, very carefully. There is a photo of a guitar that's supposed to be my guitar at the factory in Nashville, only problem was that it wasn't my guitar because the one in the photo had the green tuning keys, mine has the chrome (kidney bean) tuners. Not big deal, it's only a photo. But, all of those issues makes me wonder about the quality control these expensive guitars are supposed to have.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    For the price , and being my first Gibson LP , I'm quite sat

    By Big A

    from Jackson , TN

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • strings are a bit jangly for my taste

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

        My first Gibson LP, for the price , every bit as good as advertised. Really like the versatility with the coil splitting and boost

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best Studio Model

        By Average Joe

        from Columbus, OH

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

        This is the first Gibson that I've ever bought. I've owned an Epiphone Les Paul before (with Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickups) but I had to sell it to pay for college. I've always missed that full sounding bite of the Les Paul. I was initially concerned about getting a Les Paul again, because it is usually made from mahogany (a heavy wood) and has a thick body. My Epiphone was heavy, but this one felt lighter. Maybe Gibson chambered the body without losing that sound and sustain. I can say that I am very impressed with studio deluxe. The taper thin neck is more comfortable to me compared to the 50's neck on some of the Les Pauls and I was surprised on how useful the coil tap is. I also own a G&L Legacy (American with Fender Texas Specials) and the coil tap (neck pickup) sounds pretty close to the G&L. The finish is beautiful. I really only had to adjust the truss rod slightly and the action to my playing style to get this guitar playing well.

        All I can say is that the construction, sound, and look of the studio deluxe is well worth the price (on sale!). I've never owned more expensive LP models, but I think this is the best studio version Gibson has made.

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great tone & feel, nice price, minimal plastic trim

        By A. Picker

        from Rockville

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

        Outstanding value, while supply & sale price last. Basically the superb "LP Traditional Pro" electronics package – but in an LP Studio body, at ~40% savings. Nice to see Gibson and GC offer this quality of U.S.-built, set-neck guitar, below Fender/U.S. or PRS/S2 prices.

        The '57 Classic & Super '57 are Gibson's sweetest-sounding production LP pickups. Lots of punch, but very full-frequency – with articulation, chirp, and some nice squash. As HB's, they bark nicely. When split (on an LP body), they push more authoritative tone than you hear in most single-coil scenarios, while still sweetening up.

        The push-push pots let you simultaneously split/unsplit one or both pickups, and even switch in/out the active boost circuit, in a single motion. That active boost is nice for maintaining constant volume when you split coils.

        This model's only cosmetic downside is a very plain maple top. Otherwise, if you prefer a woody guitar without plastic trim, the rest is all good: The rosewood fretboard is nicely unbound, as is the body. And there's enough color contrast between the body's back and top to provide a nice hint of PRS-style natural maple "binding." (Just a hint, because the top's edges are stained – unlike on PRS guitars, and on some past LP Studio Deluxes.)

        Unlike the LP Traditional Pro's satin-finished back and headstock, this model's finish is all-gloss. That's either a plus or a minus, depending on your preference.

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        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing guitar

        By Bill

        from NJ

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

        I saw this guitar online and it was a guitarcenter exclusive. I wanted to play it before I bought so I called the Langorn store. They didn't have it in stock but I was offered a 45 day satisfaction guarantee. I had it shipped there for pick up and it came in 3 days. I love it. Everything works perfect, it sounds amazing, the finish is better in person. The zebra '57 pick ups add some character but really it's about the sound.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        You should have bought one when you could...

        By uhsteven

        from your moms

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

        When I received my Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX in Honey Burst, I was blown away. It's beautiful and extremely versatile. I have experienced absolutely no cognitive dissonance(psych major) regarding my purchase. I own a 2015 Gibson without the silly 2015 tuners or hologram. The one I got actually had Gibson Deluxe tuners and not the advertised Grover kidneys. The day after I purchased mine, GC was no longer selling this particular model.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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