Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action packag... Read More
Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The instruments' reduced ornamentation—lacking body or fingerboard binding, and using plainer tops—has helped to put them in the hands of many more players, while their adherence to the Les Paul's hardware, pickup, and made-in-the USA construction traditions retained all the thick, meaty tone and unsurpassed playability for which the Standard has been known for nearly 60 years.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded is available in two worn finishes, Blue Satin and Ebony Satin. Combine all this with a pair of humbucking pickups with Alnico V magnets, a '50s rounded mahogany neck with black obeche fingerboard, and a classic hardware complement, and you have a no-nonsense classic for rock, blues, fusion, or any musical style you care to apply it to.
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I rec'd this 3 days ago. This thing is incredible. The guitar (blue stain) looks WAY better than the pictures show; it is a rich, deep blue. First thing I did was register it with Gibson and read their reviews on the Gibson site. I suggest everyone do this. The problem a great number of people have had with this guitar is finish damage. You must NOT ever place it in a stand that has foam or any other substance that will harm it's Nitro Cellulose finish. A roll of electric tape around the foam did the trick for me. Heed that warning....please. The guitar is very well balanced, light for an LP, and extremely playable. The tone is pure Gibson. This is the most solidly built guitar I've ever held. It came set up perfectly by a Gibson Factory Tech who also left a signed checklist of all the tests and adjustments made. I actually prefer the absence of the binding on the body and neck. As far as performance, it's a Les Paul with Burstbucker Pro pickups and electronics built in Tennessee: It freakin' wails! I love it so much, I gave my daughter my American Strat...I won't be needing it again. For more specs and detailed pics of the parts, see the Gibson site...that really sold this one to me.
I went to GC to have my Les Paul fixed. I was told that the neck has a slight hump in it. The guitar tech readjusted the neck and raised the action higher. This buzzing problem still exist slightly. I will have to play it this way for now but I have plans to have it fixed. When I ordered this guitar, it was the last faded blue that they had. I got the very last one in the country. This is why I will have it fixed. I am dissapointed in Gibson's quality control dept. Anyway, I guess someone has to get the bad one and it looks like it was me.
I went to GC and played a few les pauls. I ordered the faded blue studio and when it arrived it has been nothing but trouble. I have tried everything to get the strings to quit buzzing but I have had no luck. Straightened the neck and backed it off a little at a time trying to get it to stop. I did a lot of research on the standard setup. I have even set it up per specs but it still buzzes. Going back to GC this weekend to get it fixed or to get it replaced.
Has everything you need, none of the fuzz that makes other Gibson's expensive. This is my first guitar after returning to music after 10 years. I had the cash to get something decent, and wanted the best value for my dollar. This fit's the bill. Classic Gibson sound, and classic Gibson quality. If you want to buy a guitar you can grow into, without wanting to replace once you get to making music, this is perfect. Could be a first and last guitar. But I doubt anyone who own's a Gibson is going to want only one. One thing I should note it the finish. If you are one of those guys that likes to keep something looking completely new and get worked up over small nics and scratches, don't get this. The wood is basically exposed allowing for easy "blemishes," or as I call them character and use.
This is my first Gibson and I am completely blwon away. Unbelieveable tone, feel, playability and responsiveness. I'm not sure I can play another guitar after this. As far as looks, the faded blue stain between the mahogany back and maple top looks simply amazing. I could not be happier with this guitar.
I have been playing guitar on and off for 20 years. The last 10 I have really took it serious as a way of my love for music and trying to play some of my favorite tunes. I am a Stones, Beatles, Punk and classic country fan, I love music. I started with a cheap electric and worked my way up to an Epiphone SG. Great guitar!!! Love it and still do. When I got my Gibson....I never in my dreams thought there could be a guitar that was PERFECT for me. It was and is. Still love my acoustic guitars and my Epiphone SG, but my pride and joy is my Gibson Faded Black Les Paul. I am just an amature player working my way better and what great friend to expand.
This was my first guitar purchase from Guitar Center and my first US made Les Paul - the entire process was great! The guitar arrived in perfect shape, not a scratch or ding on it. It came out of the box ready to play - set up and the intonation was spot on. Running through my Line 6 Spyder the Les Paul sounds rich. Playing clean or with distortion, this Gibson is versatile and "comfortable" to play. I didn't break out a scale but it is lighter than my Epiphone Les Paul and would be ideal for gigging - as it wouldn't hurt your back during a long set. In summary, I would highly recommend the Gibson Les Paul Studio for someone looking to own their first "Made in the USA" Les Paul while on a budget. The ebony looks is cool, the weight and balance is terrrific and the neck/action/playability is what you would expect from Gibson. Finally, it's the best sounding guitar I have in my rack ~ better than my LTD's, Fenders and Sterling AX20.
I played this guitar at GuitarCenter Manchester, CT, and I absolutely loved it. The neck is smooth and is a good solid profile, not too thin not too thick. The Burstbuckers in this guitar really sound amazing, clean or distorted. This guitar is light, gorgeous, and has an amazing satin finish. My only possible complaint is that it doesnt come with one of those Gibson Canadian made cases, because I really love those. If you're looking for a great U.S Les Paul, this is the one for you!
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