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Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar with Case, Vintage Sunburst, with Chrome Hardware, Blemished

This workhorse Les Paul Studio packs a pair of versatile split-coil humbuckers with coil-tapping, along with a super-playable granadillo fretboard. (23) Read 17 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
490R and 498T humbucking pickups Sweet, vintage tone with crystal-clear character
1960s SlimTaper C neck profile Modern C-shaped neck; comfortable consistent feel
Grover vintage-style tuners Superior tuning stability; classic design and feel
Granadillo fretboard Distinct "bell-like" tone, similar to rosewood
The Gibson Les Paul is a guitar that speaks for itself. Whether in the hands of an able bluesman, a metal shredder, or a pop strummer, the Les Paul has a sound and image of pure attitude and power. The Les Paul Studio is no exception, delivering classic Les Paul sound and style in an affordable and streamlined package. With this release, Gibson has updated the Studio with enhanced body chambering and an ultra-comfortable granadillo fingerboard, as well as the versatile power of split coil humbucker pickups. As Gibson luthier Jim DeCola phrased it: "This is more of a working musician's instrument. It still has the feel and sound of the classic Les Paul, but the hotter pickups lend themselves to some of the more modern musical styles. Since it doesn't have binding and a figured top, it's more affordable but the sound and performance are still there".

Classic Les Paul Tone with Coil Tapping

A solid mahogany body, maple cap, and set-neck construction all contribute to the classic sound of the Les Paul Studio. The pickups are capable of dishing copious amounts of tone, thanks to the alnico magnets in the 490R and 498T pickups found in the neck and bridge positions respectively. With the 2012 Les Paul Studio, Gibson has added coil-splitting electronics to the equation for even more robust tonal capabilities. Not only do you get that fat punch of a humbucker, the split coil pickups allow you to dial-in the bright, ringing tones of a single-coil by way of a push/pull switch built-in to both volume knobs. The dual tone controls, coil-splitting switches, and three-way pickup selector allow seamless shifting between a wide array of tones, and when both pickups are set in the single-coil setting, the guitar remains fully hum-canceling. The rich palette of classic Les Paul tones makes this a great guitar for recording -- hence the word "Studio" in the title. When both pickups are set in the single-coil setting, the guitar remains fully hum-cancelling.

Comfortable Feel and Manageable Weight

Like some of the highest-end Custom Shop models, the Les Paul Studio has a chambered body. Not only do these precision-tuned chambers improve resonance, they also substantially cut down on the weight. If you're grinding out four or five sets a night on the club circuit, this is especially welcome news. The adjustable truss rod, tune-o-matic bridge, and precision Kluson-style tuning machines let you set it up to perfection, so the feel is as sweet as the tone. The neck uses the popular '60s slim taper profile and is capped with a smooth granadillo fingerboard.

Learn more about the 2012 Les Paul Studio with this video from Gibson:


Features:

- Carved maple cap on a mahogany body in classic Les Paul configuration
- '60s slim taper mahogany neck with 22 frets and 24 and 3/4-inch scale length
- Comfortable granadillo fingerboard
- 490R and 498T split coil humbuckers for classic Les Paul sound with added coil-tapping versatility
- Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
- Included hardshell case

For a simple, elegant, and bold-sounding Les Paul option, the Les Paul Studio is a hard model to overlook. Featuring all the best in classic Gibson construction with key updates like coil-tapping electronics, the Les Paul Studio is an outstanding contemporary Les Paul.

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- Body Top: Maple
- Back: Mahogany
- Body Type: Modern Weight Relief
- Logo: Gibson" Logo with scripted "Les Paul Model"
- Truss Rod Cover: Black and White Antique Bell with "Studio" Imprint
- Neck Species: Mahogany
- Neck Style: 60's Slim Taper
- Fingerboard Species: Granadillo
- Truss Rod: Traditional Adjustable
- Tuner: Grover Vintage Style
- Pickup: 498T Split Coil/490R Split Coil
- Electronics: 3 Way toggle with 2 volume with coil tapping/ 2 tone
- Case: Hardshell
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The Gibson Les Paul Studio just got an update. Crucial elements of the Les Paul Studio's design include the carved maple top and mahogany body, glued-in mahogany neck with back-angled headstock, granadillo fingerboard, 'Tune-o-matic' bridge and stopbar tailpiece - all design points that have been making Les Pauls the most desirable tone monsters available since the late 1950s. For electronics, a set of Gibson's 498T and 490R Alnico humbucking split pickups with coil tapping squeeze every drop of tone from the instrument.

With these classic ingredients, the Les Paul Studio gives you all the sonic versatility you could ask for, from sultry, warm bluesy tones to powerful crunch to sizzling lead tones. Finally, the Les Paul Studio is supremely playable too, thanks to its 60's slim profile neck profile and a chambered mahogany body that reduces the weight while enhancing resonance, making it outstandingly comfortable strapped on or seated. All this, and your Les Paul Studio comes protected in a formfitting Gibson hardshell case, and covered by Gibson's famous Limited Lifetime Warranty and 24/7/365 customer service. It could just be the bargain of the decade... or the past three.
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (23 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Les Paul Studio Fireburst finish"
Overall: The les paul arrived in good shape, well packed from zZounds. This is my second les paul since 1987,It has that trademark les paul sound and i really love the coil tap option, I have been playing on and off for nearly forty years so i guess i can review this studio,no complaints on fit finish or playability,love the weight, i like em heavier not lighter. If you are a fan of humbucker guitars you will be at home with it. This studio will be handed down to my sons then i hope grandsons, Yes i am a Gibson fan and proud of it. the transfer of energy from the strings and fretboard through the entire guitar is unmatched by anything i own. Made in USA
Style of Music: ROCK ROCKROCK
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"Awsome axe"
Overall: I ordered this guitar simply because I l've always wanted a real Gibson, and now I know why. Fell in love with this beast the moment I opened the case and took it in my hands. Mine is wine red and plays like charm. The intonation was absolutely perfect, however I had to lower the action a bit as I prefer it to be really low. I had previously read some bad reviews about the 490 and 498 pups, but I really like them, especially the 498 in the bridge. I often play with a lot of distortion, and it packs a really good punch. Clean sound is awsome on both pups, and the coil splitting adds fenomenal tonal variety. The weight relief really completes this guitar, and makes it one of the most comfortable guitars I've ever played. You add the fat sound of Les Paul to that and you have yourself a real beast of a guitar. Maybe some real hardcore critics can tell the difference in sound between a Standard and a Studio, but I sure as hell can't. And for $ 1100 I really don't care. Buy one now, you'll love yourself for it!
Style of Music: Metal, Hard Rock, Blues
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