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Gibson 2014 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar (with Gig Bag)

This workhorse of a Les Paul comes ready to rock with coil-tappable 490R and 490T humbuckers, Orange Drop tone capacitors, and a carved figured maple top. (7) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Gibson commemorates its 120 years of rich history with this 2014 edition of the Les Paul Studio electric guitar. This Les Paul has a nice set of features that will give you more than what you might already expect from such an influential model. With a maple-topped mahogany body, a glued-in maple slim taper neck, and the 490R and 490T coil-splitting humbuckers, you'll have endless opportunities to explore the comfort, playability, and tonal dynamic range this 2014 release has to offer.

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Weight-Relieved Mahogany Body and Slim Taper Maple Neck

If you like to move around on stage, your back won't have to suffer the weight that you would expect from Gibson's solid mahogany bodies. Designed with weight-relieved chambering, the 2014 Les Paul Studio is built with the guitarist's comfort in mind, and since the design was also crafted to aid your sound with enhanced resonance, you don't have to worry about losing that dark tone and sustain you get from a heaver model. Also, if the '50s necks on Les Paul models feel too thick for your comfort, the slim taper maple neck on this release is probably cut more to your liking with its width-to-thickness ratio for smoother handling. And with the 120th inlay at the 12th fret, you'll continuously be reminded that you're playing an instrument from a company with 120 years of trendsetting history.

Loaded Sound with Gibson's Popular 490R and 490T Humbuckers

The 2014 Les Paul Studio comes with a 490R neck and a 490T bridge pickup. Great for rock and metal, the popular PAF-sounding combination of these two pickups creates the perfect duo of dynamic and versatile sound. Whether you're looking for a beefy midrange rhythm tone or a raw screeching lead that cuts through with ease, these babies will be your best friends when you're looking for solid tonal range. And, with the coil-splitting volume knobs, you'll get even greater versatility. You'll also hear a steady consistency in volume as you split your coils, so you won't be left without enough decibels if you switch from one tone to another in the middle of a set.

Eye-Catching and Effective Hardware

The chrome tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar not only add an attractive shine to your Les Paul Studio, but they also assist with added sustain and intonation. Thicker guitar strings tend to have a shorter effective length -- the length that actually produces a sound -- compared to thinner strings, and the tune-o-matic bridge design allows for flexibility in string distance from nut to bridge to lengthen the string's vibration. What you get in the end is longer sustain and greater resonance. The design has been around since the mid '50s and has been an important part in Gibson's history, and the resulted sound continues through today with this model and Gibson's other 120th anniversary 2014 releases.

Features:

- Popular pairing of 490R and 490T humbuckers
- Glued-in maple slim taper neck
- Maple-topped weight-relieved mahogany body
- Chrome tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar
- Graph Tech nut
- 22 frets with Gibson's 120th anniversary inlay at 12th fret
- Larger strap buttons for greater strap security
- Dual tone and dual coil-splitting volume knobs
- Three-setting pickup selector switch
- Black Max Grip speed knobs
- Gibson gig bag included

Update your gear in style with Gibson's new 2014 Les Paul Studio. With dynamic coil-splitting 490R and 490T humbuckers, a light-weight resounding mahogany body, and a comfortable slim taper maple neck, you'll understand why the Les Paul Studio is such a popular guitar among many dedicated and serious guitar players. zZounds is an authorized dealer of Gibson products.
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Grade A Figured Maple
- Neck: Mahogany, '60s Slim profile
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Hardware: Chrome Tune-o-Matic, with Vintage-style tuners
- Electronics: 490R and 490T humbucking pickups
- Plastics: Black max grip speed knobs
- Case: Gibson gig bag
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Product Description

The Les Paul Studio has been a huge favorite of hard-working guitarists ever since its introduction in 1983. To celebrate the 120th Anniversary of the world's most respected guitar maker, Gibson USA unveils a stunning new take on this "Paul for the people": while retaining the Studio line's status as an unbeatable value in a hand-made American electric guitar, the Les Paul Studio 2014 adds innovative and upgraded new features to make this the most impressive version yet at this price.

Two of Gibson's most popular humbucking pickups from the Modern Classics range, a 490R at the neck and 490T at the bridge, link the Studio 2014 with legendary Les Paul tone, while coil taps and Orange Drop tone caps expand the guitar's versatility exponentially. Further 2014 120th Anniversary additions include new larger no-slip strap buttons, black Max Grip Speed Knobs, a GraphTech nut, long-life proprietary coated guitar strings, cryogenic treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance, a full PLEK setup, and a 120th Anniversary logo inlay at the 12th fret.

Body and neck

The Les Paul Studio 2014 is crafted in the image of the original Les Paul Standard. It's made from a solid mahogany back with modern weight relief for enhanced resonance and a lighter strapped-on feel, with a carved Grade-A figured maple top. Its glued-in maple neck features a slim '60s profile, a rosewood fingerboard with 22 cryogenic treated frets for long life, traditional trapezoid inlays, and a commemorative 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.

Pickups and electronics

The guitar carries a pair of Gibson's popular 490R and 490T humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions. These pickups are crafted in the image of the original PAFs with genuine Alnico magnets, but updated for the requirements of contemporary music. They are wired through the traditional complement of independent volume and tone controls and a three-way selector switch, but updated with coil-split switching and Orange Drop tone capacitors.

Hardware

Vintage-style tuners join a chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for outstanding resonance and sustain, while enlarged strap buttons (new for 2014) keep your guitar secure throughout the set. New dark-cream pickguard and pickup rings are contrasted by black Max Grip speed knobs for optimum on-the-fly control manipulation.

Case and coverage

The LP Studio comes protected in a Gibson gig bag, includes a truss-rod wrench and owner's manual, and is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service.
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Overall: REVIEW: I got the guitar out of the box expecting it to need a set up especially afeter reading some of the Gibson QC horror stories, but to my surprise the guitar was in tune with not fret buzz or any issues and the action was nice and low. Great fret work with no issues. The QC on this LP really renewed my faith in buying new Gibsons. SOUND: Loving the 490t/r pickups. Normally i play metal and I was a little worried since i've never used an alnico ii pup but the bridge pickup is nice and clear with and without distortion perfect for leads and the neck pickup has a sweet creamy tone to it that i love that when using the coil tap give this nice vintage Cream like tone but still has enough dirt to really rock out when in full humbucker mode. Compared to my V its brighter due to the maple cap/neck, however the V is more agressive but that's due to the pickups in it. Finally Sustain wise it's almost Spinal tap-esque beating out my ec-1000 and my V. AMP used was an Egnater Rebel 20 head/cab with a TS808 and Bad Horsey wah. FEEL: Biggest difference is the maple neck. I've always been a user of mahogany necks but always wanted a maple neck les paul like on the ZW LP. Compared to my V's neck the LP feels more solid and the neck is slightly thicker, but IMO the maple neck goes great on a LP it's more durable and brightens up the tone. Haven't weighed it properly but it weighs more than my ec-1000 and is heavier than my V. OVERALL: The pictures from my crappy iphone dont do it justice it looks a lot nicer in person than online. Some people have complained about the 12th fret inlay but i actually kind of like it. This guitar is greatfor the $ and for those looking for a solid LP i recommend them especially when they hit the used market.
Style of Music: Metal, Rock, Jazz, Blues
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Overall: I bought a 1975 cherry sunburst Les Paul Deluxe in 1977 w/OHSC for $350.00 from someone that needed some cash. Our guitarist (I'm really a keyboard player but I love guitar and play AMAP) liked my Paul better than his '68-'69 Gold Top for some reason and I let him use it. Mistake.... so in 1980 I traded it for some keyboard equipment (an Arp 2600) at a music store in Orlando, FL. Bigger MISTAKE! I've regretted letting it go for many years.So, I see new Gibson LP Studios for $999.00 here at Zzounds a couple months ago and figured it was worth a shot. I bought a Brilliant Red one and hoped it'd look like the pix. Surprisingly, It looks better than any of the pix I've seen and the maple top is done so well it's hard to see the seam as the 2 pieces are virtually bookends. The workmanship is 2nd to none. I'm really impressed and I don't impress easily.I'm playing it through a Marshall DSL40C and a Blackstar HT1R. Sounds great!!! I've no problem with the DSL40C for $699.00 and I don't think you could beat the combination of the new, 2014 LP Studio and the DSL40C if you're on a budget. This LP is one of the easiest guitars to play that I've ever played. I DID have to restring it immediately because I use 10-46 and it came with 9's. I can't even feel a 9. ;-)The bad: I don't really care for the satin type finish and I miss the binding but for the bucks. the great sound, workmanship and the wonderful playability I can happily live with it. The coil splitting sounds ok but split they don't sound like my 2005 American Deluxe Ash Strat's single coils but they're not bad and it gives you WAY more tonal options. The gigbag is not usable for a guitar IMHO and I wouldn't use it for a guitar. I bought a hardshell SKB for it.Bottom line, I couldn't be happier with it!
Style of Music: Blues, rock, progressive rock etc.
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