Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Fireburst 886830621604

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All the famous Les Paul ingredients at a fraction of the cost.

The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet elegant design quickly helped it become the most popular model in the Les Paul Series. Cutting-yet-rich tone—the hallmark of the Les Paul—pours out of the 490R and 498T Alnico II magnet humbucker pickups (BurstBucker Pro on faded models), which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar includes a Gibson hardshell case (Faded and satin finish models come with a gig bag) and a limited lifetime warranty.

Body and Finish
A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Paul Standards rock for nearly 60 years. And each of its four available nitrocellulose finishes makes for a stunning looking guitar, even while its no-frills approach eliminates body binding and pickguard.

Mahogany is a medium-dense wood with excellent resonance and superior sustain, and it offers a rich, round, warm tone, but with plenty of high-end sheen and good mid-range presence. Add a solid maple top, and the guitar's tone is enhanced with added clarity, sustain and definition. The body's chambering also enhances its mellow acoustic resonance, and adds further air to the midrange content.

Pickups
Gibson's 498T and 490R pickups ("T" for treble, and "R" for rhythm) have the traditional characteristics of the original "Patent Applied For" pickups of the late 1950s, with a few upgrades. These pickups take advantage of wax potting, which does away with any air space inside the pickup, therefore lessening the chances of microphonic feedback. The result is a humbucker with the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490R's ideal complement.

Taking the 490R one step further, the 498T is wound a little hotter and also swaps the Alnico II magnet for an Alnico V, giving it more punch and greater emphasis on midrange and highs. The 490R/498T is one of the most versatile humbucking pickup sets available. In the neck position, the former yields juicy, warm vocal tones with outstanding clarity, while the latter in the bridge position excels at everything from bright jangle through a clean amp to wailing overdrive with near-infinite sustain through a high-gain amp. Selected together, the pair gives you everything from funky to greasy, depending upon amp and effects settings.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Carved maple top
  • Mahogany body with chambered weight-relief
  • Mahogany neck, '50s Rounded Les Paul
  • Granadillo fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • Corian nut
  • Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar
  • Chrome or gold hardware
  • 490R and 498T Alnico 2 magnet humbucker pickups (BursBucker Pro on faded models)
  • 2 volume and 2 tone knobs with black speed knobs, 3-way switch
  • Vintage-style 14:1 tuners with perloid buttons

Why settle for less when you can have a Les?

 

Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 24-3/4 scale
  • 12" fretboard radius
  • 1.695" nut width
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.9

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The Guitar Of My Dreams

Why buy a Mini when you can have a Rolls Royce (Its an English thing!!) This guitar is excellent, it looks good, its feels good and the sound is superb. I've waited...Read complete review

Why buy a Mini when you can have a Rolls Royce (Its an English thing!!) This guitar is excellent, it looks good, its feels good and the sound is superb. I've waited a long time to buy a Gibson and its been worth the wait.

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LP Studio, worn brown

I've had this guitar for about a year now. Sounds great once I got the pickups adjusted and changed out the cheap caps for some .015 caps. Fit and finish is excellent except the ...Read complete review

I've had this guitar for about a year now. Sounds great once I got the pickups adjusted and changed out the cheap caps for some .015 caps. Fit and finish is excellent except the fret ends could use dressing, they are a little sharp. Love the fat neck and the finish. Overall very pleased and would probably purchase again. Biggest disappointment is that it does not come with a case, just a gig bag. That fact alone would drive me to look at other similarly priced guitars that do come with cases.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect guitar

By Alfie

from Sarasota FL

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Two Pieces Solid Mahogany

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    Just like a Standard but without bindings, sounds and plays great, the chambered body makes it light and helps that rough tone that Gibsons are most famous for

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Les Paul Vintage Mahogany Guitar with Burstbuckers

    By zedthewizard

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I've alway been a big fan of Eric Clapton in all his incarnations so, I bought a nice strat which gets you to many of his places, but not quite to his Cream sounds; both, before and after the "woman" tone or "brown" sound.

    I couldn't and didn't want to spend big bucks, but I wanted that Gibson name and I wanted to be able to bang it around a bit practicing . . . and that classic sound. So, I did my usual detailed research and found out that the guitar I bought came with Burstbucker 1 and 2s . . . the 3s hadn't come out yet. My information tells me these were first made for the Japan market and are unpotted pickups that allow a classic sound and a bit of feedback.

    The guitar did not dissappoint in my ability get many tones from classic rock, rock n roll, jazz, country and of course, Cream. I would highly recommend this guitar for the pickups and the price/quality/name factor.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Faded Brown Mahogany LP

    By John Hamnett

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    Received a Faded Brown Mahogany LP Studio in a trade a few months ago. The setup on this guitar is perfect! Love the satin finish, really lets this guitar breathe and sustain. Best sustaining guitar I've ever owned! The Burstbucker pickups scream, especially through my cranked JCM800. This guitar can cover so much ground, sounds amazing dirty or clean. Retains good string clarity even when dirty. Honestly, why pay twice as much for a LP when you can get one that looks, plays, and sounds great at half the price?

    Highly recommended.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Gibson Les Paul Mahogany Studio with Burstbuckers

    By zedthewizard

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I'd like to give just about everything I buy a nine, and I won't give out a ten, but I guess there has to be some better Les Pauls out there somewhere. It's a great guitar for the money. I use mine as my main practice guitar so I don't mind the dings and dents.

    I get some really great sounds out of this from The Beatles, Tom Petty, Cream, Bluesy, etc. I think it's very versatile. I believe it is chambered to some degree which is nice. It allows resonance so you can play ampless if it's quiet.

    Gibson uses the Burstbucker 1 and 2 on this so it's got a great laid back, mellow, heavy, screaming tone for classic rock. Throw it on treble and get some rocking intervals. My understanding is the pickups were made for Japan, but were well received and made their way here. On many Epiphone Les Paul Tribute guitars, you can find the Burstbucker 2 and 3. You may be able to get more feedback because my understanding is they are unpotted. No wax. Retro. Classic.

    This is a great guitar for classic rock and depending upon what you use you can get real heavy. So, I recommend it for the beginner who doesn't want to lay out two grand for a Les or the seeker of classic rock . . . I can get Clapton on my strat, but I have to go to this guitar for the Cream.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Les Paul

    By shovelfx

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I bought the faded brown Gibson LP 4 months ago. I simply love this guitar. How can you not? A real Les Paul for this price. For the price I got a perfectly straight neck and the factory setup was exceptional. The sustain and tone out of this guitar screams blues. For the price I only have one comment. I was I had sprung for the lacquered body and neck model. The 'minimalistic' finish (from Gibson's description) tends to get a bit sticky to my hands. This doesn't seem to happen with my other lacquer finished guitars, acoustic or electric. Overall a perfect guitar for the price.

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    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good

    By gibsonfreak909

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I've owned several Gibsons. Two LP studios, an LP classic, a Custom Shop LP Classic, an explorer and a flying V. Gibson are hands down the most natural, most consistent production line of guitars available. More often than not have I experienced fret buzz, strings that are not centered (too close to one side of the fretboard and pop off Fender are great at this), and poor sound quality. Not here.

    The pickups are the same as in the high end models, the woods are the same (no maple cap and binding that's how they keep the price down). So you get the real deal for less, what other company offers that? The paint they use feels different than most manufacturer's, this seems like it's been played for years right out of the box, no plastic synthetic feel to it whatsoever.

    I don't however like the Gibson Kluson type of tuners, I switched them out to Grover immediately, the neck is a bit chunky, but there are different types of necks from Gibson the Flying v and Explorer are a lot thinner, plus there have been studios available with the 60's neck or the X-Factor neck.

    If you don't mind not having a flamed top, binding or all that other flash and you seek a sturdy, solid, consistent guitar to gig with for years, with tone so fat and vast it could fill the Sea of Serenity. This baby is for you!!

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It's a Gibson, but has issues

    By Mike from Ohio

    from Mineral Ridge, Ohio

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I have had the worn/faded brown mahogany sttludio for over a a year now. Nice quality, as you would expect from a Gibson, but does have some issues. It struggles to stay in tune, the intonation was a little off and is still off after having a complete set-up. I called Gibson about the tuning and they suggested that I apply some nut sauce, It helped by didn't completely solve the problem, The finish on mine was a little rough in areas, the neck was a little fat for my taste. But, not a bad price for a Gibson. I would imagine thjat you could luck out and get a real nice one if you try enough of them. The sound is nice, for a studio which was disigned for studio use. I would suggest that you not buy the first one that you take for a test drive, unless you have played it long enough to see if it stays in tune for you A new one out of the box isn't always best, I played one at Guitar Center which was hanging on the wall for a couple of months and it was fantastic.

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    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    LP Studio, worn brown

    By John-Xg0z_

    from Greenville, NC

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I've had this guitar for about a year now. Sounds great once I got the pickups adjusted and changed out the cheap caps for some .015 caps. Fit and finish is excellent except the fret ends could use dressing, they are a little sharp. Love the fat neck and the finish. Overall very pleased and would probably purchase again. Biggest disappointment is that it does not come with a case, just a gig bag. That fact alone would drive me to look at other similarly priced guitars that do come with cases.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The "Real Deal" for less

    By Pops

    from Providence, RI

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    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    This LP Studio guitar is a monster. All of the features that make the more expensive models so great are present here. Great looks and a biting growl to a pristine clean an ringing tone. Anyone looking to experience the Les Paul tradition, should look no further.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Value!

    By gibsonfreak909

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I've owned several Gibsons. Two studios, these guitars have great quality at a reasonable price. The only difference between these and the more expensive Gibson USA guitars is there's no body or neck binding. The pickups are high output humbuckers with excellent tone, if you play hard rock this pickup does the job, it also covers bluesy tube saturated drive well. Cleans up decently but there are better pickups for clean. Neck is a FAT C shape which I didn't really fall in love with but it works, I favor a thinner X (flying v explorer) type of neck. Features two volumes and two tones, covers a wide range of styles. You can adjust the stop tailpiece to tighten the feel or loosen it up on the strings. Very well built working class guitar, highly recommended!

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