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A true Les Paul with advanced electronics that is lightweight and affordable.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar has become one of the most desired Les Paul guitars for its tremendous harmonic and sonic capacities. The studio guitar is coveted by musicians from all genres of music and offers Les Paul performance with a modern, no-frills attitude. This Silverburst edition is lighter weight and offers a distinct look and modern features.
The Les Paul Studio guitar marries a lightweight chambered mahogany back to a maple top. The mahogany set neck has a 22-fret fingerboard that is constructed from high-grade rosewood. The flatter 12" fingerboard radius promotes smooth note bending and eliminates dead or choked out notes—a common occurrence on rounder, smaller radius fingerboards. The Les Paul Studio guitar's '60s neck profile is slim tapered emulating the neck shapes of the 1960 Les Paul Standard.
The Les Paul Studio Guitar shares the same quality electronics as some of its more expensive siblings. The Gibson 490R pickup has the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, but with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490 pickup's ideal complement. Taking the 490 one step further, the 498 swaps the Alnico II magnet with an Alnico V, thus making it a slightly hotter pickup with emphasis on mid-ranges and highs. The pole pieces on the 498T are also aligned a little further apart to accommodate the spacing of the strings at the bridge. Both pickups can be split via push/pull volume controls.
- Style: Les Paul
- Body Back: Mahogany
- Body Top: Carved maple
- Neck: Set mahogany neck with '60s profile
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Trapezoid
- Bridge pickup: Gibson 498T
- Neck pickup: Gibson 490R
- Controls: Vol (push/pull coil-splitting)/Vol (push/pull coil-splitting)/Tone/Tone with 3-way toggle
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with stopbar tailpiece
- Tuners: Grovers
- Hardware: Chrome
Get a modern Les Paul without spending a fortune.
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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:
I have both Gibson Les Paul Studio (2009) and the ESP EC1000. The ESP cost 1/2 the Gibson and comes loaded and it plays and sounds much better. The Gibson tolex case was like paper towel covering, it ripped if you looked at it wrong. My toggle switch broke and Gibson would not sell me one, I had to find it else where on the net. Their excuse was, I might put their cheapy switch in another guitar!! The clean sounds on the gibson were bulky, no tone variations. The volume pots on the gibson were either all on or all off, no dynamics there either. . So, after fixing the switch, I sold my Gibson and invested it in other equipment that I could get better use of. The ESP had great dynamics with both volume and tone pots, and I could get a much wider range of sounds. The Gibson is just a name, and well, I needed a guitar sound, not a name, to back me on stage and the ESP EC1000 kicks some major boo-tay on stage!!