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Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar

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The Studio Deluxe IV inherits a lot of the same features that make the Trad Pro IV a great guitar, but at an even more affordable price. Standard non-locking Grover tuners and the same “Vintage C” sha... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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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.
  • 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 Studio Deluxe IV inherits a lot of the same features that make the Trad Pro IV a great guitar, but at an even more affordable price. Standard non-locking Grover tuners and the same “Vintage C” shape neck make this guitar feel very familiar. It comes with a Burstbucker 2 Humbucker in the neck position and a Burstbucker 3 Humbucker in the bridge position. Also handed down from the Trad Pro IV are the individual coil-splits for each pickup and the 10dB boost.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C vintage
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Not specified
  • Fret size: info not available
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays:
  • Nut width:
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: BurstBucker 2
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: BurstBucker 3
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push-pull coil split & boost switch
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: Grover 
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
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  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: United States
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

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    (2)

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90%

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I can't wipe the $#*¥-eating grin off my face!

Pulled the trigger on a Carribean blue studio deluxe today. It's absolutely beautiful. Will Baker at Guitar Center in Cary, NC was awesome. Perfectly setup and intonated. I get chills every time...Read complete review

Pulled the trigger on a Carribean blue studio deluxe today. It's absolutely beautiful. Will Baker at Guitar Center in Cary, NC was awesome. Perfectly setup and intonated. I get chills every time I look at it and realize it's MINE! Yeah it does clean tones on the neck pickup with warmth and who cares? This axe was made to rock and folks, it absolutely does that. Dime the gain and volume on the bridge and an A chord will make your hair stand on end. For days. The tone is thick, articulate and will melt your face by diming the volume. I was immediately a better player as soon as I laid hands on it. Stop messing around with the rest and get the machine that created the hard rock riff. Okay, fingers stopped bleeding, gonna go play some more! Peace!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Buyer Beware

Immediately I had problems with it out of the box, looked to have some neck damage due to truss rod not being set up correctly at Gibson. The neck bends way too easily and...Read complete review

Immediately I had problems with it out of the box, looked to have some neck damage due to truss rod not being set up correctly at Gibson. The neck bends way too easily and this requires a lot more work than any Fender I've owned. If the neck is not set up perfectly then you can't do anything since it's a set piece. Paint job could be better, laquer was very thin in spots looking more natural than painted. The knobs were not level, a couple got stuck in the pushed out position. Overall felt very cheap for a $1,300 purchase like lesser quality than if I bought a $700 guitar. I don't recommend Gibson if you don't want to constantly do set ups, where I get my guitars worked in the guy said by far he makes the most off Gibson players because they always require something. Headstock is the main reason. Sold it and learned my lesson. Gibson has poor quality recently unless you spend $2,000 or higher.

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(16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Buyer Beware

By j

from Baltimore

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

Immediately I had problems with it out of the box, looked to have some neck damage due to truss rod not being set up correctly at Gibson. The neck bends way too easily and this requires a lot more work than any Fender I've owned. If the neck is not set up perfectly then you can't do anything since it's a set piece. Paint job could be better, laquer was very thin in spots looking more natural than painted. The knobs were not level, a couple got stuck in the pushed out position. Overall felt very cheap for a $1,300 purchase like lesser quality than if I bought a $700 guitar. I don't recommend Gibson if you don't want to constantly do set ups, where I get my guitars worked in the guy said by far he makes the most off Gibson players because they always require something. Headstock is the main reason. Sold it and learned my lesson. Gibson has poor quality recently unless you spend $2,000 or higher.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson USA at a great price

By Andrew.L

from Massachusetts

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

I recently purchased this guitar from my local guitar center, and it has not disappointed! First of all the pictures do not do either of the colors justice, I am not impressed with how the colors look online, and I wouldn't have purchased it based on what is on the website, but in person both colors are stunning (I ended up getting the blue one) and the guitar plays amazingly! I've never owned a les paul, and for someone who can't afford a standard, this is about as close as you are gonna get at this price range. The controls are weird for me and I am still getting used to them, but with the coil splits you really can play most genres of music, and the booster is great for leads. If you are thinking of buying one of these and have never played a les paul before, I highly suggest going to a guitar center and playing one even if it's not this one because they are different than a lot of other guitars and aren't for everyone, but as far as les Paul's go this is an amazing guitar for the price. I highly recomend this guitar to anyone who wants a Gibson standard quality guitar at a fraction of the price

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I can't wipe the $#*¥-eating grin off my face!

By Blistered Fingers

from Smithfield, NC

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

Pulled the trigger on a Carribean blue studio deluxe today. It's absolutely beautiful. Will Baker at Guitar Center in Cary, NC was awesome. Perfectly setup and intonated. I get chills every time I look at it and realize it's MINE! Yeah it does clean tones on the neck pickup with warmth and who cares? This axe was made to rock and folks, it absolutely does that. Dime the gain and volume on the bridge and an A chord will make your hair stand on end. For days. The tone is thick, articulate and will melt your face by diming the volume. I was immediately a better player as soon as I laid hands on it. Stop messing around with the rest and get the machine that created the hard rock riff. Okay, fingers stopped bleeding, gonna go play some more! Peace!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a Gibson,,,what more needs to be said

By Butcher

from Mauldin South Carolina

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

Absolutely a wonderful guitar,,,,the pictures do not do it justice,,,absolutely beautiful.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a Gibson

By Butch

from Mauldin, South Carolina

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

My second Gibson Les Paul,,,,wonderful guitar,,,,I purchased the Caribbean Night one,,,,the picture does not do it justice,,,,absolutely beautiful in looks and playing.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful and unique

By DRM

from Gilbert,AZ

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

Hard rock/metal

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great craftsmanship on the outside but the inside...

By Shane

from Kentucky

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Pros

  • Factory setup
  • Finish
  • Gibson Customer Service
  • Pickups
  • Playability
  • Price Point
  • Woodwork

Cons

  • Faulty electronics

Best Uses

  • Blues, Country and Rock/Metal

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar because of the finish and versatility the push/push and decibal boost circuit offered. I noticed once I got home that the tone knob for the neck pickup wasnt acting right. If you sweep knob in either direction sometimes it wouldnt make a difference and other times it would actually work. The tone would go from muffled to crystal clear in the middle of playing as if i was turning the knob myself even though I wasnt. Also, the knob pops and cracks like crazy when using it. Gibson CS is sending me a new knob and circuit board and having a GC tech install it for free on Gibsons behalf so I cant complain. Things like this happen but its still inconvenient for this to happen. It is still a great guitar at a wonderful value, i would recommend it anyway.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Increadable guitar value

By Showtime Dave

from Manatee County Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

Love the color (Caribbean Night) Burst Bucker 2 and 3 with coil split are wonderful. The 10 dB boost is especially useful when going from Humbucker to single coil to keep volume constant but change tone.
The neck on this thing is about as good as it gets Minor tug on the truss rod to suite my anal needs and a perfect working players guitar that plays as nice as it looks. Highly recommend this value priced USA Gibson

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Like a dressed down Standard for a fraction of the price.

By MetaBol

from Holbrook, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

Unfortunately had to exchange the first Les Paul. The pick-up rings were warped to the extent that the neck pickup ring was almost touching the strings. Both rings needed to be replaced. This should have been a warning, but the sound, action and overall quality feel of the guitar is intoxicating. Two other issues I noticed immediately were fret buzz and the push-pull boost pot would not stay in the down position without pushing it multiple times. The tech fixed the fret buzz with a truss rod adjustment and oiled the pots. I took the guitar home with a big smile on my face. After getting it home, I started noticing a couple of other issues; the G string (alone) constantly went out of tune and the nut had a hairline crack in its side (probably related to the tuning issue). Fortunately Guitar Center has an excellent 45 day no questions asked return/exchange policy. All in all, for what the guitar costs it should have been in perfect shape. I do not know how long this one sat in the store before I bought it, but it needed to go back. The employees at the Selden, NY Guitar Center are awesome. Totally professional, understanding and helpful. They didn't have another of the same model in stock, so they ordered a new one and it arrived in five days. I was there when the box was opened and this one needed only to be tuned. I've had it home now for two weeks and it's literally perfect. I'm really impressed by the range of tones I can get and this one stays in tune. My main guitar has been my '85 Strat and I've wanted a Les Paul for a long time. If you're like me looking to add that unmistakable Gibson sound to your playing, this guitar is what you're looking for. Other than the bling, I feel this Les Paul is every bit as good as a Standard, especially if you can pick it up on sale. A grand or fifteen hundred for a dressed down Les Paul Standard - buy, it you wont be sorry.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super versatile and easy to play absolutely beautiful

By Showtime

from SARASOTA, FLORIDA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

I have been playing music for 45 years and have owned many a Gibson and Fender guitars, but I must say the 2017 Gibson models are about the best I have ever played. I have both a 2017 Green Burst Classic and now this stunning Caribbean Night Les Paul Deluxe IV. The fact that this has coil splitting and a 10 dB boost make it the perfect combination for live events.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Jd

from Poteau ok

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar and absolutely love it. It looks stunning and plays just as good.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Awesome Studio Les Paul!

By Bri_Guy

from Houston, Texas

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

    Got this guitar delivered to my local store from another store, so I didn't actually see it before I pulled the trigger on the purchase. I ordered the Caribbean Night and heard some "buyer beware" stories. Right out the box, this guitar took my breath away. What an amazing color and great looking guitar! The strings were rusted and a bit high off the neck, but the in-store guitar tech took care of that problem right away. Plugged it in and it scream and sang just as I expected it would. The additional features (boost circuit on the neck treble knob, and the double-to-single coil splits on each volume know) will take some getting used to - but I'm sure that will come the more I play it. If I never use those features, it's still an awesome guitar with a kick-A sound! Highly recommend this guitar if you want a that classic Gibson Les Paul (Slash) sound and look, but don't want to spend too much money (i.e. over 2 grand).

     
    1.0

    Garbage Finish

    By Annoyed

    from South Carolina

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

        Just went to pick this guitar up in Caribbean Night, needless to say I was not happy with the finish. Looked like swirls and pitting in the entire back of the guitar. Shame that you pay this much money for a product that looks like it was dropped on the sidewalk.

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Hamlet

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

        Amazing guitar... plays and sounds as good as it looks. Pictures don't do it justice.

         
        5.0

        Beautiful guitar!

        By EW

        from Charlotte, N.C.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

          This guitar caught my eye at the very top of the rack. As soon as I picked it up I knew it was mine. It was a closeout with 500 off the online price. They even gave me a reasonable price on my trade in. I scored big time. This is the loudest gibson I have and the tone is excellant. The neck plays perfect too. Never overlook GC closeout prices.

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Leon

          from PA

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

          I can't say enough about the color and sound quality right out of the box. Thank you guitar center.

           
          5.0

          My new favorite

          By donr

          from Austin TX

          Pros

          • All-day sustain
          • Comes with hard case
          • Gorgeous finish
          • Great humbuckers
          • Quality workmanship

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

              When the Studio Deluxe went on sale I sold a PRS single cut to finance this guitar. And as much as I loved the PRS, this Les Paul has not disappointed. It's a dream to play, it is flawless, and it sounds amazing. I was in a home studio with other musicians the other day, a studio that has vintage Gibsons and Fenders on the wall, and when I took this guitar in Caribbean Blue out of its case it was the only instrument anyone wanted to talk about and play.

               
              5.0

              Amazing guitar!

              By Colin Michael 801

              from Salt Lake City

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

              I am absolutely in love with this guitar, sounds as beautiful as it looks. The pictures do not do it justice.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Stunningly beautiful and fantastic sounding

              By JD

              from Amarillo, TX

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Burstbucker pickups are bright and full
              • Easily as beautiful as any LP Standard

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

                  My guitar is Caribbean Nights blue, the color drew me to it, but the sound and feel keep me playing it. I'm not a fan of coil-tapping on humbuckers, but at times I can hear that thin strat-like tone, and I do use it from time to time. The Grover tuners are nice and the fretboard and neck feels good.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Buy this thing

                  By Christopher

                  from undisclosed

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe IV Electric Guitar:

                  Absolutely beautiful sounding and in looks. I bought the Caribbean Night and it looks better than the photos.

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