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Gibson Limited Run Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar

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If youre seeking a full-bore Les Paul primed for the rock excesses of the 21st century, the new Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose from Gibson USA is the way to go. This guitar has all the ingredie... Click To Read More About This Product

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If youre seeking a full-bore Les Paul primed for the rock excesses of the 21st century, the new Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose from Gibson USA is the way to go. This guitar has all the ingredients that have helped to make the Les Paul a legendary rock axe since the 1950s”including the classic mahogany and maple body construction, glued-in mahogany neck, and dual humbucking pickups”enhanced with the versatility of a genuine Floyd Rose vibrato bridge. To make it all the more appealing for the demanding guitarist on a tight budget, the entire package is wrapped up into the Les Paul Studio format, making the Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose the latest in a long line of guitars that have been consistent favorites since their introduction in 1983. Blending genuine Gibson Les Paul quality and construction with trimmed-down, no-nonsense styling, the Studio range offers unbeatable value, and provides the perfect home for the powerful new Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose.

Just like the most revered Les Pauls of all time, the Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose starts with the classic tonewood combination of a mahogany body with solid carved maple top, finished in hand-sprayed high-gloss nitrocellulose in Ebony Black. Together, these woods offer outstanding tonal depth and richness from the mahogany, with superb clarity and œsnap from the maple. In this model, the strategic chambering enhances resonance while also reducing the guitars overall weight considerably, without sacrificing an ounce of punch or sustain. And even in this more affordable instrument from Gibson USA, the glued-in solid-mahogany neck is cut to the superior œquarter-sawn grain orientation for superior strength and optimum resonance transfer between neck and body. The profile is a superbly comfortable and fast rounded Studio 50s shape that measures .818 at the 1st fret and .963 at the 12th. The 22-fret fingerboard is crafted from Richlite, a fabricated material composed of cellulose fiber and phenolic resin, which offers the constructional and resonant properties of fine hardwood, but with improved durability, for a superb playing feel. It carries traditional acrylic trapezoid inlays, and remains unbound, in keeping with the Studio ethos.

Two of Gibsons most popular PAF-style humbucking pickups”a 490R at the neck and 498T at the bridge, made with Alnico II and Alnico V magnets, respectively”translate the Shred Les Paul Studios muscle to your amp of choice, yielding anything from deep, warm tones in the neck position to endless growl and roar in the bridge, to round and funky tones in between. Kicking it all up a notch, of course, is the Floyd Rose vibrato unit that helps to give this Studio model its name. A legendary œdouble-locking vibrato system, the Floyd Rose sets the standard for high-performance trems, and excels at everything from dramatic divebombs to subtle evocative warbles, helping the guitar stay in tune amazingly well along the way, thanks in no small part to its locking nut. A set of vintage-style TonePros tulip button tuners grace the headstock, while the traditional four-knob control section of independent volume and tone controls and three-way toggle switch provide optimum versatility.


  • Mahogany body
  • Carved maple top
  • Mahogany set-in '50s rounded neck
  • Black Richlite fretboard
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Gibson 490R humbucking neck pickup
  • Gibson 498T humbucking bridge pickup
  • Floyd Rose vibrato tailpiece bridge
  • Floyd Rose locking nut
  • TonePros vintage-style tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Gibson hardshell case included
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full shred

By Tommy Moreno

from hollywood, ca

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

finally a gibson les paul with a original floyd rose that doesn't break your bank like the gibson axcess models. this studio model plays great, sounds really cool, i own the ebony version but tobacco burst looks cool too. i can finally dive bomb into the depths of hell on a gibson les paul and pull up in tune. the neck is not too thick for full shred ability - my only gripe is that i would of expected Gibson to come out with a modern looking version. to me it looks too traditional which has been done to death already. (the grey/cream tulip tuners, the traditional trapezoid inlays, the covered pick-ups and limited guitar colors.) i'm going to replace the tuners with chrome keystone tuners, replace the pick-up mounting rings with chrome rings that mount uncovered pick-ups and somehow i want to replace or paint over the trapezoid inlays on the neck. i don't know how bonded they are to the richlite fingerboard so i might have to paint them with a certain paint that doesn't rub off to give the appearance or illusion of blank fingerboard. for future models gibson should utilize the traditional les paul body shape and headstock shape as a springboard for a more hot rodded version. the ultimate hot rodded version would be: blank maple fingerboard and maple headstock(with black gibson logo) all black hardware camaro candy green finish, no binding (like most studios) 3 black uncovered pick-ups no tone controls/knobs aside from my petty gripe this model is a great guitar for anyone longing for a les paul with a floyd rose!

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