Gibson Les Paul performance with a modern features and a no-frills attitude.
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.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar raises the bar with the cutting-yet-rich tone of a 490R humbucking pickup in the neck position and a BurstBucker Pro humbucking pickup in the bridge position, which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. Controls include dual volume and push/pull tone controls to engage coil-splitting for an array of tones, and a 3-way toggle switch, hardware is finished in chrome including Grover tuners and Gibson's pioneering Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece.
The Les Paul Studio Deluxe is dependable and affordable ” and is built without any compromises. The Gibson Les Paul comes with a hardshell case and a limited lifetime warranty.
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- Body style: Les Paul carved top
- Top species: Maple top
- Back species: Mahogany
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Neck joint: Set
- Neck profile: '60s
- Nut: Corian
- Nut width: Standard Gibson: 1.695" ±.050"
- Headstock inlay: Gibson logo
- Silkscreen: Gibson logo + Les Paul model
- Truss rod: Gibson adjustable truss rod
- Truss rod cover: Bell-shaped cover, stamped "Deluxe"
- Fingerboard species: Rosewood
- Fingerboard radius: 12"
- Inlays: Figured acrylic trapezoid
- Frets: 22
- Plating finish: Chrome
- Tailpiece: Gibson stopbar
- Bridge: Gibson Tune-O-Matic
- Tuners: Grover
- Neck pickup: 490R
- Bridge pickup: Burstbucker Pro
- Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone with coil-splitting, 3-way toggle
- Control knobs: Black speed
- Control pocket cover: Black molded
- Special features: Quick-connect control pocket assembly
- Type: Gibson hardshell
- Case interior: White
- Case exterior: Black
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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:
In my opinion, this is one of the best valued Gibson Les Paul. This is certainly very subjective, but I'm basing my verdict alongside another highly rated Gibson Les Paul Faded in mind.
I don't own a Les Paul faded but I have played it a few times at the Rock Shop in New Zealand. There's no doubt this is a great instrument and represents one of the best valued Gibson Les Paul in the market. However, to my ears, there isn't much between the faded or the Deluxe in terms of sound.
The deluxe is listed at nearly twice the price of the faded. So how can this be of greater value than the faded? Ok, if you have to include a genuine Gibson case, this could easily add some money to the equation.
With the extra money, you get A grade mahogany neck and back, A grade maple, 60 neck (instead of 50's), painted finish and non-chambered construction + Grover tuners. Then you also get the coil tapping, which allows the pickup to behave like a single coil. This definitely adds to the already impressive tone diversity of the guitar.
A non-chambered finish with 60 neck are important attributes - I'm used to playing a solid body guitar with a slim neck - it was an Ibanez beginner package guitar, but its got decent action and feel, and I'm also used to a heavy guitar with a non-chambered construction.
I think the painted finish is also an important factor. I visited the shop while checking out the Faded and found myself in a situation that I would not want to pick either of the faded finish - because it really looked dull (And I did not like the 50's neck as much). I thought to myself if I'm going to own one and only one Gibson, I should own one that I think it looks nice (to my taste).
So I have comfortably found a justification of spending the extra money :).
How it played? Like a Gibson I suppose. Famous low action, great tone choice, charming style, massive sustain, looked great too.
I wish my opinion is of good reference for people with similar budget. Even if you don't end up buying this guitar, you should have a good glance at it.