Loaded with Gibson's Min-Etune electronic tuning system, the lefty edition of Gibson's Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar offers all the remarkable features left handed players want in a serious Les Paul. Blending timeless tonewoods and components with improved comfort, 490R and 498T humbucking pickups with built-in coil-splitting switching for the added versatility of single-coil tones, and the classic looks, the 2013 Les Paul Studio lefty is an incredible value.
This left handed Les Paul Studio offers a foundation of a carved solid maple top that lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select modern weight relieved mahogany back contributes superb warmth and depth. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in and carved in the fast 60s SlimTaper profile, and topped with a rich brown Granadillo fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays.
In keeping with the stripped-down Gibson Studio ethos, the body and fingerboard are left unbound, but the 2013 model retains elegant touches in its pickguard, hot-stamped truss-rod cover, and black or gold speed knobs, depending on finish. Classic Gibson construction ensures optimum playability, too, along with traditional specs like a 24 3/4 inch scale length, a 1 11/16 inch width across the PLEK-cut Corian nut, and a 12-inch fingerboard radius for smooth, easy bending.
A pair of Gibson USA's Modern Classics humbucking pickups prime the 2013 Les Paul Studio lefty for unparalleled tonal versatility. Both are made in the image of the legendary PAF humbucker, with Alnico magnets and 42-AWG wire, but adapted for the demands of contemporary players. A 490R in the neck position offers vintage warmth and throaty blues tones, while a hotter 498T in the bridge belts out all the scorch, sizzle and sustain you require.
Both are wired for coil splitting, with individual push-pull tone-control switching to tap authentic single-coil tones, which are even wired for hum cancelling in the middle position. The innovative pairing of a Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and precise intonation, while the Min-Etune Electronic Tuning System ensures perfect tuning in seconds.
Min-ETune is a small compact battery powered tuning system that is hardly visible from the front of the guitar and allows you to choose from 12 popular tunings or program 6 of your own! Perfect for home, studio and gigging - it even adjusts your guitar's tunings to match other instruments' with the reference tuning feature. All you have to do is PUSH the button, STRUM, get TUNED and ROCK out.
Digital tuners that emulate open tunings are available, but because the Min-ETune physically turns the tuners, the system is always natural. There is no delay, no dampening and no dead sound - just the natural vibration of guitar strings in total harmony with the amp producing ringing harmonics and powerful sustain. Go from a pop songs in E Standard, grunge song in Drop D, an alt metal song in D Standard, and a blues song in open G quickly and all with one guitar!
- Mahogany body with Solid Carved Maple top
- Mahogany neck with slim, fast '60s-style profile
- Coil-tapped 490R and 498T humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
- Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- Min-Etune Electronic Tuning System
- Includes Hardshell Case
Min-ETune System Features
- 12 factory stored preset tunings and 6 user programmable presets
- Changes from Standard to Eb tuning in 20 seconds
- Refreshes 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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