Well-worn looks meets modern performance.
The 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T is going to tempt a lot of players to add a Les Paul to their collection. Packed with Pro-level features and priced below anything comparable, it's destined to sell out quickly. Sporting a carved maple top over a weight-relieved mahogany back, it's available in a choice of hand-sprayed nitro finishes that are beautifully faded to appear slightly aged.
The mahogany neck sports a rounded '59 neck profile that's considered to be one of the most desirable in Gibson's history and comes with a historically correct nut width that's slightly narrower than last year's. A Graph Tech nut adds sustain and helps avoid œstring stick when tuning or bending notes. Onboard are two Burstbucker Pro humbuckers, made to exacting PAF specs with potted coils to avoid squealing at high-gain.
Traditional tuners offer that time-honored look with smooth, more efficient performance. Chrome hardware includes a tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar for rapid string changes and simplified adjustments. The 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T comes ready to rock right out of its padded gig bag.
The time-honored tuner look, with smooth, efficient performance
Traditional playing feel of the very first Les Pauls
Density for solid sustain, self-lubrication for no "string stick" - even with heavy string bending
Vintage look and feel
The best of both worlds - slimmer than the traditional neck, thicker than the "slim-tapered" '60s carve
Combines legendary resonance and sustain with maximum playing comfort
Made to exacting PAF specs, with potted coils that squelch squeal at high gain
Sustain and sonic clarity are the hallmarks of this hard-wearing wood
This handcrafted, American-made guitar is ready for action
The beautifully faded, hand-sprayed satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish captures the lovingly aged look of a vintage guitar
- Tuners: Traditional tuners
- Neck width: Historic original neck width
- Nut: Graph Tech nut
- Neck heel: Classic Les Paul neck heel
- Neck profile: Rounded '59 neck profile
- Body: Carved maple top over mahogany with modern weight relief
- Pickups: Burstbucker Pro humbuckers
- Fingerboard: Rosewood fingerboard
- Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished setup
- Finish: Worn satin finish
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- Fun To Play
- Good Feel
- Good Pick Up
- Good Tone
- Solid Electronics
- Rock Concerts
- School Bands
- Small Venues
Comments about Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio Faded Series T Electric Guitar:
I received this guitar the other day and I must say that this is a really good guitar. The neck is smooth and fast and very comfortable. I received a Gibson 2015 Studio SR in Wine Red a couple months ago and this Studio feels very much like it, and it is a bit lighter.
The pickups sound awesome, both clean and dirty. I really like the sound of the bridge and neck pickups together. Good clean highs and a chunky lower end.
T guitar arrived set up perfectly, and is a lot of fun to play. One little sidenote, the desciption indicates that the fretboard is rosewood. According to the listing for this guitar on gibson.com the fretboard is brown baked maple. I don't know what difference it makes, but the fingerboard looks good and feels good.
Overall this is a great playing guitar that is put together with fine craftsmanship. And it looks really nice as well. Speaking of which, the pictures for the Satin Fireburst are a little misleading. The large center area appears to be a bright yellow. In fact it is clear with the wood grain fully exposed. It surprised me when I pulled out of the padded gig bag. After consulting the pictures again I realized why this is, and why the fretboard looks so light in color - the lighting in the photos is too bright. I've seen this in a number of other guitars pictured, and know I know why!
But, it still looks really good and plays fantastic. If you're on the fence on one of these, hop down off the fence on the side of "I bought it!"