Gibson [Guitar of the Week #20] Les Paul Studio - Satin Ebony
Gibson [Guitar of the Week #20] Les Paul Studio - Satin Ebony

LP-Shaped Guitar of the Guitar of the Week series

User Reviews: 4.73

All user reviews for the Gibson [Guitar of the Week #20] Les Paul Studio - Satin Ebony

Average Score: 4.7 ( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
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iamqman 08/03/2011

iamqman's review "Good deal"

4
If you want to get into the Gibson Les Paul world then this is the most basic intro price you can do it with. This is the most basic intro price that you can afford to buy a Gibson Les Paul. This guitar is like the fade cherry and brown guitars but just in a satin black paint job. This is not going to be like a normal paint job but almost like an ebony stained guitar. You can see the the wood grain through the black paint stain which is very cool on its own. This is the starter set to your Les Paul dream come true.

UTILIZATION

Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Ebony Features:

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



SOUNDS

This guitar is a nicely priced guitar. The Gibson Les Paul's can go upwards of $7000+ for some of their custom pieces. And pretty much all sound basically the same. If you heard a recoding of a $7000 Gibson Les Paul and $799 Les Paul then you would have a hard time finding out which one is which. What is comes down to is how much wood and acre went into the exotic guitar compared to this one. Many of the more expensive ones have brilliant quilted tops or they are vintage standard replicas from the 50's This guitar I would argue will sound very similar to one of those guitars. I would however switch out the pickups as I have never liked the Gibson pickups. They just don't have the sizzle that I like a pickup to sound. Other than that this is a great guitar for the price.

OVERALL OPINION

These guitars come in new at around $799. That is the most basic intro price you could get out of a Gibson Les Paul. These are good sounding guitars and for the money this is good deal. I would try to buy one used that wasn't chambered if I had the option.
MGR/les paul studio guitar 12/08/2002

MGR/les paul studio guitar's review "Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar"

5
I purchased a les paul studio guitar and i am happy with it. I paid 1000 dollars for it, a little too expensive for me, but its worth it. I purchased it because i needed something better than what i already had.

I like the sound it produces and the double volume control. Its tone is great.

i belive the guitar is just fine.

it is great

none at the moment

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adn455 08/23/2010

adn455's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Manufacturing USA Corp and pasted Accajou handle with ebony fingerboard 22 Frets.
2 Micro ACTIGAS Emg 81 in bridge and 85 in the heats.
Volume and tone for each pickup.

UTILIZATION

The weight is not a problem you can play for hours without getting sore shoulders.
There is a perfect balance between body and neck, no imbalance.
Access to acute, up to the 17th box is pretty good after it thickens a bit (for me ...) this is not for the shred ^ ^ That said, a good guitarist in fact this he wants anyway!

SOUNDS

It's perfect for what I am doing the Metal / Hardcore / Death ...
I sound very accurate and clean (thank you emg).
I use it on a head and a mesa rectoverb baffle 412 + Mesa Roadking Maxon pedal which I use as a boost, it's perfectly clean and precise, flawless.
Small flat, I find the feel a bit "plastic compared to other guitars, I do not know if this is the ebony fingerboard which makes that or other things, but I feel this only if I can link to another skyscraper it directly, but if you do not smell.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for over 1 year.
I bought it without hesitation, but I have had many other model in the hands, especially Lespaul and unlike others, there is no other side fat (which I love but which also is what I do).
I like that simplicity, while remaining "black" and "mysterious."
For the price it's excellent, I hesitated with an ESP Eclipse that are quite similar but this one by its rarity me most.