Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Fireburst, Chrome Hardware 889406734456

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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... Read More

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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. Cutting-yet-rich tone”the hallmark of the Les Paul”pours out of the 490R and 498T Alnico II magnet humbucker pickups (BurstBucker Pro on faded models), which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case (Faded and satin finish models come with a gig bag) and a limited lifetime warranty.

Body and Finish
A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Paul Standards rock for nearly 60 years. And each of its four available nitrocellulose finishes makes for a stunning looking guitar, even while its no-frills approach eliminates body binding and pickguard.

Mahogany is a medium-dense wood with excellent resonance and superior sustain, and it offers a rich, round, warm tone, but with plenty of high-end sheen and good mid-range presence. Add a solid maple top, and the guitar's tone is enhanced with added clarity, sustain and definition. The body's chambering also enhances its mellow acoustic resonance, and adds further air to the midrange content.

Pickups
Gibson's 498T and 490R pickups ("T" for treble, and "R" for rhythm) have the traditional characteristics of the original "Patent Applied For" pickups of the late 1950s, with a few upgrades. These pickups take advantage of wax potting, which does away with any air space inside the pickup, therefore lessening the chances of microphonic feedback. The result is a humbucker with the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490R's ideal complement.

Taking the 490R one step further, the 498T is wound a little hotter and also swaps the Alnico II magnet for an Alnico V, giving it more punch and greater emphasis on midrange and highs. The 490R/498T is one of the most versatile humbucking pickup sets available. In the neck position, the former yields juicy, warm vocal tones with outstanding clarity, while the latter in the bridge position excels at everything from bright jangle through a clean amp to wailing overdrive with near-infinite sustain through a high-gain amp. Selected together, the pair gives you everything from funky to greasy, depending upon amp and effects settings.

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Features
  • Carved maple top
  • Mahogany body with chambered weight-relief
  • Mahogany neck, '50s Rounded Les Paul
  • Granadillo fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • Corian nut
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar
  • Chrome or gold hardware
  • 490R and 498T Alnico 2 magnet humbucker pickups (BursBucker Pro on faded models)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone knobs with black speed knobs, 3-way switch
  • Vintage-style 14:1 tuners with perloid buttons
Specifications
  • 24-3/4 scale
    12" fretboard radius
    1.695" nut width
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 266 reviews)

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Great Guitar

It's hard to believe I purchased this guitar almost 3 years ago. It still feels new although it has gotten even better as it has worn in. I have the Plus version with a...Read complete review

It's hard to believe I purchased this guitar almost 3 years ago. It still feels new although it has gotten even better as it has worn in. I have the Plus version with a AA top and gold hardware. I think the top is just as pretty as most Standards. The Modern Classics p/u's might not sound quite as vintage as Burst Buckers but they make up for it in versatility. Mine weighs 10lbs on the bathroom scale and has a fat 50's neck. When you strap it on, you know you're holding a mean machine. I love my Strat too, but I hardly play it since I've gotten the LP. If you only play jazz, classic rock or blues you might want to pay a little more fore a Standard. But if you play a wide variety of styles including metal, I suggest the Studio.

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Not a real Gibson.

"All the famous Les Paul ingredients at a fraction of the cost." False. The only thing similar to a LP trad pro and above is that they look similar. The...Read complete review

"All the famous Les Paul ingredients at a fraction of the cost." False. The only thing similar to a LP trad pro and above is that they look similar. The body is chunky and not as nice as that of a quality LP, the neck is NOT smooth, its slow and uncomfortable, the pickups do not sound good in any shape or form, the knobs are slow moving, it doesnt stay in tune for longer than a few minutes, etc. You could buy an epiphone and put much nicer pickups in it and have a better guitar. Or if you must have a gibson, get an SG standard or Midtown Custom. Much nicer guitars. SG does better classic rock then some LP's anyways, Midtown Custom is great for blues. This guitar is not anything similar to qualitie LP's. In actuallity, it is worse then many epiphones.

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5.0

Great Guitar

By Trent Bross

from Oregon

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I have played guitar for about a year and an half. I got this guitar to upgrade from a Ephiphone, It is has great sound and tone. I love Les Paul. The pickups are good for Rhythm and Lead. I love the neck shape and fret spacing.

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5.0

Better than my 1977 Custom

By Bob Boisseau

from Columbus, MS

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I bought and still have a 1977 LP Custom...the best one available in 1977. This Studio sounds much better that my 77 custom. Best I can tell the pickups are the same, at least they look the same and the weight is much more bearable. I'll keep the 77 for nostalia but the new Studio is now my go to guitar over the 77 Paul and a couple Fender strats.

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5.0

Faded Les Paul works for me

By Ronald Gann

from Roselawn, IN

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

By no means is the faded as good as the Standard, etc....However, for the money I paid for this faded, it is by far the best guitar for the price out there. It plays and sounds a lot like the standard with very little difference in my opinion. It is of course lighter than the standard which is a bonus. The only thing missing is the gorgeous finish and detail of the standard and the heavier body of the guitar does make some difference in sustain. There are some studio versions with nice paint for not much more than the the faded, but I was trying to get the lowest priced Les Paul possible. The Cherry finish looks really good and I have gotten a lot of compliments. There are only 2 extremely minor issues I would point out...One is that the finish on the back of the neck is a little frictiony when trying to slide your hand up and down (no biggy)...Can probably use some kind of treatment on that to make it better, but I am leary to without consulting with Gibson. The other is the location of the strap peg by the neck. It is mounted to the rounded area of the body by the neck and the way the strap hangs on it is at an angle so I'm sure it is not a good connection. I bought a locking strap which helps, but it looks kind of corny the way it hangs at an angle....Pretty nit picky stuff, I know. My dream guitar is the standard in sunburst (The classic Les Paul), but I must say, this faded is close enough to my dream guitar that I may decide to be satified with it instead of forking out the $2500 to $3500 for the classic. Cudos to Guitar Center in Merrillville for working with me on my online purchase...I ordered a white LPJ because it looked good online, but when I took it out of the box, the transparency of the white that looked like white washed wood didn't do anything for me, and the store had the cherry studio in stock and they let me swap it and gave me a great deal...

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5.0

True Classic Gibson Sound

By KEITH LOWELL

from allentown Pa.

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I bought a Studio Stained cherry in 2008 . The burst bucker pick ups sound as great as any pick up can . This guitar is lighter than a typical gibson classic , which at 60 yrs. of age now is nice . I have a classic goldtop , but I play my studio more , it looks as good as it did new . If you have played a melody maker , a Les Paul junior or other Les Paul model , this guita is as good as it gets for a true gibson sound , look , and playabilty . One great guitar .

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5.0

No model sounds better

By KEITH LOWELL

from allentown Pa.

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I bought a 2008 Stained cherry for a great price brand new . I have a 97 goldtop Les Paul , I play my stained cherry more . Those burstbucker pickups are unbelieveable , I love this Gibson , it sounds like a Gibson should sound , it looks as good as the day I bought it , this price now is incredible ,makes mine not worth monetarialy more , but I can not recommend this guitar enough . And it is not nearly as heavy as my goldtop. If you want to rock , this is your guitar . I promise . keith

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5.0

just the touch

By David Lessley

from greendwood miss.

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

i purchased the gibson l. p. studio faded brown after a friend happen to come in , he used to work there xcellent person knows his strings. sold me a prs out of this world, wanted me to try an american made icon, the gibson l. p. so i did an absoulte instrument made to play. i like the blues and it can lay them down. i differently recommend a gibson over an prs any day. it has the advantage plus the sound is unreal the guitar is american made a big plus, 2012 modle with vintage looks.

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5.0

better than expected

By Tomer Singal

from Bergen, NJ

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

i love this guitar.. it is an actual GIBSON LES PAUL in my budget. I love the look of this guitar. It sounds great, stays in tune, and has nice sustain. Only problem i have with this guitar is it isn't so comfortable, the edges are sharp and the weight is unbalanced. Get the satin finish.. trust me, it is affordable and still looks amazing.

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5.0

Great Tone Great Price Ready to be Customized

By Ryan Hays

from Greenville SC

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

All in i traded a vintage national archtop with a bad neck straight across for a worn cherry value wise it probably wasnt the best trade but I only had $200 in the national so i still got a heck of a deal. Ok back story over. Worn cherry LP Studio- Great guitar i was a little leery about the chambered body not having the sustain of a solid body but after playing apples to apples to my buddys standard through the same amp its got more sustain!!! The pickups are mean on any gain setting and the roll off on the volume is perfect. the tone pots are touch sensitive which is great. the stock action is everything i could ask for. the neck radius was a little thick for my taste but a little light grit sand paper and steel wool fixed that easy. to cut to the chase off the shelf this guitar is worth at least $1200. its worth more than you pay for it. Further more if you have a decent imagination and a bit of carpentry skills then this is a blank slate ready to be made your own. i swaped two of the knobs diagonally for silver speed knobs, got a piece of flamed maple from a local lumber mill and traced and cut out a new pickguard out of it, stained it then finished it to match the guitar, added rally stripes on the hardware using painters tape and sand paper, removed the bridge pickup cover and choped down the bridge pickup frame. also used a wash cloth and hair spray to distress the body. all the supplies were either laying around the house or given to me by friends so it cost me nothing to make this guitar one of a kind. to buy the parts and supplies it would prob cost around 50$ I just recently had a private collector offer me $2500 for it but I had to pass as I love everything about it, its my primary stage guitar, I pick it over my 2012 Trad Pro LP and day its that good. Thanks Ryan Hays

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5.0

An excellent guitar.

By Ray Kelly

from Chicago, Illinois

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

After trading back and forth at my local GC for a month or so between various guitars (Epiphones, Strats both USA and MIM, and Ibanez) I finally splurged for a Les Paul and immediately was attracted to the faded cherry color. This guitar in particular (well, the whole "faded" series") has the BurstBuckerPRO series pup's and they sound stellar. I will say that having owned a high end Epiphone and now a Gibson, that they are quite close in quality (save for the pots and tuners typically). My Epi LP Standard Pro has a nicer nitro finish than some Gibson's I've seen, but then again you get what you pay for. All in all this is an excellent guitar for the price.

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5.0

Go with the Gibson

By scott lambe

from Roch NY

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I am just learning to play but I decided to go with the Gibson Les Paul Studio for its absolute quality and made in AMERICA ! This guitar is better than I will ever be and I will get a better resale for it... if ever need be. I did not go with the flashy paint job that actually costs another $500 or so. I went flat black and I got a high quality guitar. You cant go wrong with a Gibson and GC treated me great! I love everything about this guitar and I have many many years to grow into it before I ever need anything else.

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