The Gibson Les Paul Studio is the “no-frills” version of the famous guitar. As you can tell from the name, it was originally stripped down to be attractive to studio guitarists, but ended up appealing to players from all backgrounds. It is available with a number of different finishes, including the Gibson Les Paul Studio Fireburst, Ebony, Wine Red and Alpine White. Which finish you choose is completely down to personal taste as they all look fantastic. In this Gibson Les Paul Studio review we’ll go through the background of the guitar as well as its specifications.
History Of Gibson Les Paul Studio
The original Gibson Les Paul Studio was released in 1983. The guitar, according to Gibson “proved that less is sometimes more”. The main benefit is that the Gibson Les Paul Studio electric guitar has the same tone and playability as the original Les Paul Standard, but without such a big price tag. This means it includes the two humbucker pickups as well as the “maple and mahogany” tone. The Gibson Les Paul Studio mahogany guitar has certainly become popular due to its great sound and reduce price.
Gibson Les Paul Studio Specifications
The specifications of the guitar depends on which type you buy. If you buy Gibson Les Paul Studio deluxe model, for example, then this will have slightly different specifications and price tag compared to the standard version. The best deals on Gibson Les Paul Studio guitars can often be found when buying second hand.
- One of the most important features of the Gibson Les Paul Studio is its famous maple top combined with a mahogany body. This gives it the same tone as the standard Les Paul guitars – and it also looks great.
- The Gibson Les Paul Studio pickups are two humbuckers, specifically the 490R at the neck and 498T at the bridge. The pickups are newer models but still based on Gibson pickups from the 60s.
- Gibson Les Paul Studio guitars come with the famous four knob control system and three way switch.
- Les Paul Studio guitars are built using a glued neck manufactured from mahogany. The fingerboard is made from rosewood.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio electric guitar is a fantastic model that’s been popular for a long time. Whether you’re a studio, live or even bedroom player you’ll love the tone and playability of the guitar. Cheap Gibson Les Paul Studio guitars can often be found online through second hand auctions, although it’s important to check the condition of the guitar before you bid.