The Workhorse Les Paul -- Complete with Gibson's Min-eTune System
Featuring Gibson's revolutionary Min-ETune electronic tuning system, the Gibson Les Paul Studio Min-Etune electric guitar is a rock-solid instrument designed to deliver maximum versatility for the needs of a studio musician. This workhorse Les Paul boasts a modern weight-relieved body, '60s Slim Taper neck, and 490R/498T humbucking pickups with coil tapping. Designed to be an affordable Gibson, the Studio model just happens to be one of most playable Les Paul designs on the market, hands down -- and this versatile tone machine comes with the Min-ETune system pre-installed on the rear of the headstock.
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Flawless Construction Means Flawless Tone
The Les Paul Studio's carved, solid maple top creates tone with an assertive bite. The back is solid mahogany with a classic weight-relieved design, imparting almost endless amounts of sustain and super-pure tone. The warmth and resonance on this instrument is of the same high standard as all Gibson Les Pauls. Its all-mahogany neck is set with a rich brown granadillo fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets that feel fantastic under your fingers. The chrome Tune-o-Matic bridge and vintage-style tuners ensure a tuning stability that is truly excellent.
Updated Electronics with Push/Pull Tone Knobs
In the pickup slots, the Gibson Les Paul Studio has a 490R holding down the neck position and a 498T in the bridge. Utilizing genuine Alnico magnets, these pickups are significantly hotter than the '57 Classics that appear on other Gibson Les Pauls. In short, they were designed to deliver a more versatile and powerful sound for contemporary players. Both pickups benefit hugely from a four-conductor wiring scheme, and each is wired here to their own push/pull knobs for splitting the coils if so desired. This essentially doubles the tonal capabilities of a normal Les Paul, allowing the humbuckers to function somewhat more like single-coil pickups.
A Classic Fast-Playing Neck Shape
The neck on the Les Paul Studio is carved in the classic '60s Slim Taper profile with a 24.75-inch scale length. This is generally the most popular neck profile on any of the contemporary Les Pauls, and satisfies the greatest number of players.
Elegant Hardware Accents
The Gibson Les Paul Studio comes with an elegant trapezoidal fingerboard inlays. The black headstock is unadorned and stamp this guitar as peerless in pedigree.
- Carved maple top
- Mahogany body and neck
- Classic '60s Slim Taper neck profile
- Vintage Deep Set glued-in neck joint
- Gibson 490R and 498T pickups onboard
- 24.75-inch scale length
- 1.695 inches wide at nut
- Granadillo fingerboard with extended Super 400 split rectangle inlays
- 22 jumbo frets
- Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector
- Neck and bridge pickup volume knobs
- Push/Pull tone pots for humbucker coil-splitting
- Tune-o-matic/Stopbar Bridge
- Vintage-style tuners
- Hardshell case included
Revolutionary New Self-Tuning Instrument
This particular Gibson Les Paul Studio comes with the revolutionary Min-ETune system pre-installed on the rear of the headstock. The Min-ETune is a super compact, battery-powered robotic tuner that literally tunes your guitar for you. In just seconds, it will pull your guitar into tune automatically based on a default EADGBE configuration or 1 of 12 popular alternate tuning presets. Or it will tune to 1 of 6 user programmable presets. You can also manually adjust the strings at any point with the tuning pegs without any disruption of the system. Every battery charge delivers 80-100 tunings.
Min-ETune System Features:
- 12 factory stored preset tunings and six user programmable presets
- Changes from Standard to Eb tuning in 20 seconds
- Re-freshes tuning in 3 seconds or 1 strum
- 40-1 gear ratio
- Lithium battery lasts for 80-100 tunings on 1 charge
- Lightweight system
- Vintage style button
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