The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar with PowerTune follows in the tradition of the original Les Paul Studio guitar. The arrival of the Les Paul Studio in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elem... Click To Read More About This Product
The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar with PowerTune follows in the tradition of the original Les Paul Studio guitar. The arrival of the Les Paul Studio in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including carved top and humbucking pickups, in a simply elegant design. It quickly became the most popular model in the Les Paul Series.
With the PowerTune System, Gibson brings a real innovation to the Les Paul guitar. PowerTune promises to banish, once and for all, the tuning problems guitarists and bass players often have. The system consists of 3 components that can automatically tune all strings according to prescribed settings in fewer than 5 seconds. Major modification of the guitar is no longer required. A control knob that enables the tuning to be programmed replaces the volume control. You can choose from normal tuning patterns right up to the most diverse range of open tunings. The programmed instructions are implemented by tuners equipped with tiny electric motors. As the motorized tuners adjust the tuning, the pitch of the string is monitored by means of the tune-control bridge. Electrical power for the tuning mechanism is supplied via the guitar strings.
Gibson is proud to announce that it has reached an agreement with Tronical GmbH of Hamburg, Germany for the exclusive worldwide sale and distribution of Tronical's revolutionary PowerTune System. in both new guitars and upgrade kits.
With Tronical's PowerTune System, a guitar can tune itself precisely and automatically within seconds. It stores personal tuning preferences and makes them available for easy implementation at the push of a button.
Carved maple top, mahogany back
Chrome or gold hardware
490R Alnico magnet humbucker
498T Alnico magnet humbucker
2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch controls
Many preset tunings
Create and store custom tunings
Helps set intonation
Automatic winding and unwinding for string changes
Reference tuning to other instruments
2 rechargeable batteries charged through the guitar jack
About 300 tunings per charge