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Gibson Robot Les Paul Studio Ltd. Electric Guitar

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The Robot Les Paul Studio Ltd. is an electric guitar that offers all the power, tone, and performance of a traditional LP Studio model, with the addition of the revolutionary Robot automatic tuning sy... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Robot Les Paul Studio Ltd. is an electric guitar that offers all the power, tone, and performance of a traditional LP Studio model, with the addition of the revolutionary Robot automatic tuning system.

Gibson's Robot Guitar, the world's first guitar with robotic tuning technology is available once again. You don't have to tune up your car every time you drive it. Now you don't have to tune up your guitar every time you play it. The Robot Guitar does it for you. Just plug it in, dial in the tuning, strum the strings, and play.

The self-tuning system is built into a gorgeous Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar without changing its looks. All the sound and playability that have made the LP one of the most successful electric guitars of all time are retained. To tune itself, the Robot Guitar uses an onboard central processing unit (CPU) that analyzes the pitch of each string as detected by the Tune-Control bridge. Tuning information from the CPU is relayed to the motorized tuning machines that efficiently adjust each string to the correct pitch with a distinctive whirring sound that lets you know Robot Guitar is on the job.

You activate the Gibson Les Paul Robot Guitar with the Master Control Knob (MCK) that functions as a tone control in the down position and is pulled up to activate the tuning system. In addition to standard (A-440Hz) tuning, six commonly used tunings are selectable from the MCK. Users can also program their own custom tunings as well as set the guitar's intonation. Now, with the Gibson Robot Guitar, you'll spend more time playing--in tune. In live performance you can easily change tunings practically soundlessly on the fly, keeping your show flowing smoothly. There's no longer any need to haul several instruments to the gig to cover various tunings; The Robot does it all for you!

The Robot Les Paul Studio Ltd. has a chambered mahogany body with maple top and nitrocellulose finish. The mahogany neck is hand-shaped into a rounded '50s profile and is topped with an ebony fretboard. A Gibson 490R humbucker with Alnico II magnets in the neck position and 498T humbucker with Alnico V magnets in the bridge position provide that "Patent Applied For" sound. Four-conductor wiring allows connection of a push/pull pot for coil-splitting. Wax potting reduces the chances of microphonic feedback. The performance-safeguarding Neutrik jack secures the cord into the guitar.


  • Mahogany body/maple top
  • Chambering
  • Nitrocellulose finish
  • Rounded '50s neck profile ” hand-shaped
  • 22 fret ebony fingerboard
  • 12" fretboard radius
  • Medium-jumbo fret wire Hand-shaped using nickel/silver alloy
  • Gibson 490R Alnico II (neck)/498T Alnico V (bridge) humbuckers
  • Four-conductor wiring
  • Wax potting
  • Pole pieces aligned for treble pickup
  • Tune Control Bridge/Tailpiece (modified Tune-O-Matic)
  • Neck CPU
  • Powerhead Locking Tuners
  • Multi-Control Knob (MCK) with LED display
  • Neutrick jack
  • Gibson hardshell case
  • Body Style: LP
  • Top Species: Maple
  • Back Species: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard Species: Ebony
  • Scale Length: 24 3/4"
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Width at 12th Fret: 2.260"
  • Inlays: White Acrylic Trapezoid
  • Fingerboard Binding: White
  • Neck Pickup: 490R
  • Bridge Pickup: 498T
  • Control Pocket Cover: Smoked Acrylic Backplate, Black Switchplate
  • Toggle Switch: White
  • Toggle Switch Washer: White HS Silver
  • Other Electronics: Charger & Power Plug
  • Neck Species: Mahogany
  • Profile: LP5M Neck with Classic Drilling, Studio Tongue
  • Peghead Pitch: 17
  • Nut: Corian, Pre-radiused
  • Nut Width: 1.695
  • Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.818"
  • Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.963"
  • Heel Length: 5/8"
  • Neck Joint Location: 16th Fret
  • Head Inlay: Holly, Gibson
  • Head Binding: White
  • Truss Rod: Nickel plated truss rod nut
  • Truss Rod Cover: B/W Bell
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Plating Finish: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Powertune
  • Bridge: Powertune
  • Knobs: 1 Powertune Master Control Knob, 3 Blk Tophats
  • Tuners: Powertune Satin Nickel
  • Strap Buttons: Butt/Rim
  • Jack: Neutrik on Rim
  • Jack Plate: None
  • Pickguard: None
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(24 of 33 customers found this review helpful)


So much easier to play now.

By Aryien

from Pinole, California

This is probably one of the most innovative guitars I have every played in my years of playing guitar. A lot of the songs I play require different tunings, and my band switches to different songs all the time, and this guitar fits my needs. This guitar, is great for practicing, however I would not recommend using it as a stage performance guitar because when plugged in, and you change the tuning, the sound of the tuners tuning is loud enough to be picked up by the pickups. Other than the feature of having it tune by itself, this is a very beautiful guitar. Its tone is just outstanding, and as my fourth Gibson, with high expectations, this guitar does just the job.

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