The Les Paul for the Gigging Guitarist
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.
See what else is great about the 2014 Les Paul Studio:
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.
- 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.
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