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Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Wine Red, Gold 889406269989

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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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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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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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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(211 of 260 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By John

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric 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 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.

(145 of 179 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Malicious Vice

from new jersey

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

i got this guitar a week ago and let me tell you it is amazing. i have been playing for so many more hours its so ahrd to put down. i have recently played a show wiht it and personally i dont think it is heavy at all, actualy it feels lighter than my srat. it is an amazing guitar and i can get great solos and riffs plus sweet harmonics. what more can you ask for?

(143 of 227 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Almost perfect

By Darksoul323

from Worcester , MA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I have had my Gibson LP studio for about a year. I have played several other guitars and this is one the best i have ever played. The strings are pretty close to the fret board making it easy to hit the notes you want. The pick-ups are good but somtimes the sound can interfere with what you may want to play. All in all the Gibson LP Studio is a great guitar that anyone who buys one will use and love every day of their lives.

(130 of 195 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AN ALMOST DIVINE PIECE OF WORK

By lpstringslinger

from Lacey, WA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I just started my music "career" and I only have about a year and a half worth of music experience. But let me assure you, that when I picked the Studio up, plugged it into my Blues Junior, and started playing...I could tell that this guitar was WAY more than its price tag. Coming out of an overdriven tube amp, this guitar rocks the house! The tone and sustain it has is near magical, and the crunchful attack it has when rocking is powerful. The action was perfect, and despite what other people think...the weight is awesome. It may weigh more than most guitars, but LPs aren't supposed to be thrown around...show some respect! They are the mantle of true rock and roll. The Gibson Les Paul studio is overall, the greatest and I guarantee you, will have no regrets in purchasing this! Just make sure to run it through a tube amp to achieve its divine tone.

(33 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound!

By BobbyS

from Seattle, WA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I've had my satin ebony model for about 10 weeks now. I believe mine came with 490R/498T pups, without covers. The sound of these is very loud with good tone in all three switch settings. I can't tell it apart from my acoustic guitar when playing on a Fender FM in acoustic emulation mode (can't say the same for my Fender standard HSS strat.) Parts quality and finish are very good, it seems more susceptible to 60 Hz noise (and high E vibration) than the strat, but probably because the pickups are more sensitive in general. The sustain is excellent and it responds very well to hammer-on's/pull-off's, the stock strings also bend really, really well. The satin finish is good, though it flows with rather than leveling the rough grain of the wood. It also seems to be softer than the standard finish and will show more scratches. The chrome hardware, black knobs/switch, and green tuners are all excellent (the guitar stays in tune for over a week of playing 2-3 hours a day.) The rosewood fret-board with 22 frets is smooth and the neck is radiused to my liking for fast action up and down. The headstock is top-notch with the Gibson logo, Les Paul model sig, and Studio on the bell. Mine came with the same black textured hard molded case with white plush interior that comes with the regular studio models, it's very nice. Overall, it�ۡ���s a great product for just about every type of music. Highly recommended!

(31 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING!

By MusicallyNspired

from Fredericksburg, VA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I just got mine less than a week ago and I simply cannot get enough of it. I got it in the fireburst with chrome hardware and the guitar is flawlessly gorgeous. The sound is second to none and the action is dead on. Everytime I open it's case to take it out I just stand in awe. Plays all types of music thrown at it with a breeze. It may be a good chunk of change but it's worth every penny of it. This guitar is definitely a must have!

(29 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Les Paul Studio

By Scott Wendt

from Holiday, FL

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I bought mine about 2 weeks ago. The neck is fabulous and I love the sound. I remember a friend who bought a LP Studio about 12 years ago. I thought the pickups were a little weak, but the pickups in this guitar really pack a punch and sound incredibly warm. I bought a burgundy wine color, just wish they'd had one with silver hardware in stock instead of gold. I like to keep my guitars in excellent shape and I worry about the gold starting to show wear after awhile. I still have a couple weeks to check this guitar out. I'll probably keep it but the gold hardware stays in the back of my mind.

(27 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It does'nt get any better

By David H. Neuman

from West Valley, NY

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

Back in the early 80's I had a 58 Les Paul which met a nasty death, and I can tell ya this MF'er BLOWS IT AWAY. If you want a sweet chunk of wood this is it! Straight from the factory it was set-up sweet, I spent about 30 min. dialing it in for action, and now forget about it. Best thing I ever did was get another Les Paul. This will sound good playing anything from Floyd to Zappa,and Johnny Cash to Skynyrd. You can't beat it. BUY ONE!!! I did and I take a purchase like this VERY serious.

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Legendary Les Paul

By Follower of Gibson

from Elkhart, IN

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I received my Les Paul Studio earlier this week, and I can't put it down! I'm very pleased with the way it came. There was no need to adjust anything on the guitar, while the finish was flawless. The guitar's 490R and 498T Humbuckers provide the exact same tone you get from your $3,000 Les Pauls, while the sustain gives you the ability to play flawless leads. The rosewood fretboard feels great to the touch, making it easy to play any solo you've learned. I'm particularly happy with the way this guitar's tunning holds it's own, while being abused by some fast, metal leads which don't seem to affect it at all. All in all, whether your an intermediate guitarist, or a professional, this is a great guitar which will suit your style of music perfectly!

(20 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By anonymous

from lakeland, fl

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

This is the one of the best Les Pauls compared to all other Gibsons and Epiphones. The Burstbuckers are crisp and clean, slightly hot, the tuners are almost rock solid, and the tune-o-matic is a huge YES! Everything is 10/10 except maybe a sunburst or a cheaper gold hardware. Overall it is a nice one. Long live gibson users!

(20 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Studio Faded Cherry

By Zac

from GA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I fell in love with the faded cherry model. Its got all the basic essentials needed to be called a les paul. The Burstbucker Pro's are good for many different genres. I was playing one through a 75 watt line 6 spider 2 and the thing screamed. distortion was incredible; no feedback whatsoever, harmonics came easily. In clean setting, the middle position on the pickup switch sound incredible. Its so clear yet it has that true POP you would expect from a Les Paul. I tried many guitars in that price range and this one seemed to overpower them all. The quality of build is so much different than an upper level epiphone. I tried a lot of epi lp customs but they all fell short to the studio faded. They have nice finishes, but the sound is just awful. the faded cherry finish looks pretty classy though. They say it actually takes longer to make the faded finish anyways. I of course bought the faded cherry Gibson and I am very satisfied. Ive used it in 6 gigs so far and it hasnt let me down. Go buy it now!

(18 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Les Paul In Every Way

By DaveH003

from Portland, OR

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I bought this for my son almost two years ago. He and I collect guitars and this was his first Gibson Les Paul. Despite the fact that he now has three Gibson's, and I have a a few myself, this is the one he plays every day. The 498T Alnico V and 490R Alnico II pairing is arguably the best pickup set that Gibson has ever put together. The tonal range and overall capability of this combination is incredible, which is no doubt the reason Gibson puts them on the LP Custom and Supreme (Note: the cherry and brown "faded series" LP Studio's have BurstBucker pickups instead and are a few hundred dollars cheaper). The only thing this guitar doesn't have is binding, and considering the quality of the finish, it doesn't need it. This is a fantastic guitar and an clear example of why the Gibson Les Paul is the standard for everything from Jazz to Metal.

(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!!

By Jay

from Navarre, FL

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

Do not hesitate! My Les Paul Studio is a blessing. I have had mine since 2000. It is built SOLID and plays like it did 8 years ago. For the money, it cannot be beat. If it got stolen, I would get a Studio again and again.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar for experienced players

By derka derka

from Richmond, VA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I have wanted one of these beauties for like 3 three years and i just got one a month ago with three month's pay (I'm 17 so i do not make much money...) I love this thing. It's the most expensive guitar I've ever owned, but it was definitely worth the $1200 price tag. It's sound is so smooth you can almost taste the notes as they ring out. I use it through a Line 6 Spider III 30 watt combo and a Marshall JCM 2000 and it sounds amazing. I use this guitar on stage at leats once a month, and i think it can handle it. I haven't ever dropped it or anything (thank god) but i can tell it's a very durable guitar. I didn't like the strings that came on it, so i replaced them with DRs. It's a great guitar, but i wouldn't recommend it to a beginner mostly because of the price.

(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply Amazing!

By Oscar

from Lynnwood, Washington

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I just picked this guitar up a few days ago and let me start by saying this is an amazing product! I purchased it in the Alpine White Gold hardware and it is simply beautiful, Everyone who has seen it is just like Whoa! Gibsons quality control with these is actually really good, nothing wrong with the finish or anything. My 1 and only complaint of this guitar is a small one, there was some white paint on 3 of the fret bars but it came off easily with a little scraping. Now the Sound! Incredible. This guitar is just so versitile I play a lot of completely diffrent styles and this guitar is perfect for all of them! The bridge pickup is really hot but can easily clean up with just messing around with the tone and volume controls. All the electronics, and hardware on this guitar are superb beautiful and work exactly how they were made to, so far 1 week 0 problems lets see how it does in the long run! Looks sturdy so I know its gonna last, I honestly reccomend this guitar to anyone this guitar can play any style of music, but hey why take my word for it, go out to your closest guitar center and try one out!

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson LP Studio Faded Cherry

By Pablo

from York, PA

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I've had the Gibson LP Studio for three months and love it. It is very lightweight and beautiful. The feel and sound are great. The fretboard plays smoothly and it stays in tune. I play regularly in a church worship band and have had numerous compliments on its appearance and superior sound compared to my old Epiphone LP Special. It was a great upgrade for me at an affordable price.

(13 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

one of the best guitars you can buy

By cole

from Georgia

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

The Gibson les paul studio electric is probably one of the best guitars i have played.I have played alot of les pauls but this one beets them all.Not only do i play them but alot of profesional guitarest do to. The gibson les paul studio electric is a very good guitar you should buy it.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Jordan D

from Tallahassee, Fl

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I got the faded cherry model, and trust me it is alot darker than the pictures show. It has near prefect action you couldn't fit a credit card under the strings. As it is the faded model it has the burst bucker pickups which are phenomenal. I would highly recomend this to anyone.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brown Faded Mahogany Studio

By Dennis

from East Greenbush, NY

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

OK lets cut to the chase. 49 years playing guitar. Been through 50+ guitars. Had les paul custom from the seventies, es-335 from 1979, been there, done that, here's what you guys (and girls need to know). I read all the reviews because I love playing the guitar and spend many hours trying to become a better guitarist/musician and will keeep on learning till I die. I bought a 2010 STUDIO because I am sending one of my daughters through college (nursing school) and have gas (guitar acqusition syndrom) at the same time and can't pay the big bucks as I have other great guitars. Long story short, I purchased this guitar today. I don't need 2 or 3 months to test it. The Burstbucker pros are the same as the ones used on the higher end models. Just wonderful. The only ones close to that sound are the 57 classics. The salesmen, who are like my brothers and sisters to me at guitar center Colonie, New York were speechless. This guitar had a FIGURED mahagony top. Try to imagine that!!! Flamed mahogany? I have to ask Gibson how they did that. Best top they ever saw on a studio. I am respected at this store and we don't BS one another. Mind you, I had one before but gave it up for an acoustic for my daughter and it had a three piece back. This guitar has a one piece back. Are you kiddding? I think someone at Gibson was compelled ( or obsesssed) with providing someone with a nice affordable Les Paul. While I am not a fan of chambered guitars, I can tell you, you will not regret at least tryng this guitar. It rings and you can feel the vibration through your body. I don't know if you're going to get one as nice as the one I bought , but at least try it. By the way, I have a 2008 Fender Standard Strat and Tele and they are phenomenal and play like butter) but every serious guitar player must have a Les Paul ( God rest his soul) for their collection . Good luck searching and learning!!!!!!!!!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Guitar!!!!!!!!

By mayes213

from Poseyville, IN

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I recently purchased this guitar in Fireburst and the pictures do not do it justice. It is the nicest looking guitar I think I have ever seen. It plays, sounds, and looks awesome! I didn?t have to do any adjustments at all when I got it. It was set up perfectly. Give it a try and you will be very happy that you did!

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