The Gibson Les Paul Studio is basically a hunkered down version of the standard Les Paul as it lacks some of its more "ornate" features. However, all of the elements that produce the world renowned Les Paul tone still remain, and it is intended for the studio musician. This guitar has two double humbucking pickups, a three way selector switch two select between the neck and bridge pickups or combine both. There is also a volume knob and a tone knob for each pickup.
This is an excellent sounding guitar, but it is heavy if you're not used to it. I am also cursed with smaller hands for someone of my size and height, making the instrument difficult to play. The action is low, and I can understand how this guitar is such a legend, but it was difficult for me to play in the short time that I owned one.
This guitar sounds amazing regardless of what style of music is being played, or in spite of what crappy amplifier you put it through. The tone cuts right through due to a combination of the high quality craftsmanship and excellent pickups. It's just a shame that I wasn't able to play it better than I could.
This guitar is too heavy and too difficult for a person with small hands to play. When I think of Les Pauls, I considered their tone to be the epitome for a variety of types of rock 'n' roll music. It'll do soft, it'll do crunch, it'll do scorching leads all very well. I only wish it were easier for me to play, otherwise I'd probably have a few different Les Pauls by now. If you find that you have the same difficult as me, I recommend trying an SG (Epiphone 400) as that is much easier for me to play, in spite of the fact that it's not as well balanced and likes to take nose dives.
Gibson Les Paul is one of the most versatile and easy to play guitars out there in my opinion. It has a great tone a good sick juicy tone that is able to play in pretty much any genre of music. They have a good wait to them so but sometimes it can be hit or miss depending on what year it was built because the weights imbalance fluctuated quite a bit. The new ones today are not as handtools as the ones before so you get more consistency from guitar guitar which is a good thing and bad thing in my opinion. The frets are machine measured out and put in so you have a better measurement and balance to the fretboard rather than with someone who does it by hand. So essentially the human element is taken out of the building these guitars and is a good thing in a bad thing in my opinion. It's good because you have a more consistency from guitar guitar we also have that human feel in touch that is removed from the guitar. So many times a better feeling guitar is sounds better and feels better because of the human element that is put into it.
* One-piece mahogany neck
* Carved maple top
* Warm-toned mahogany body
* 24-3/4" scale
* Ebony fingerboard
* 22 frets
* Figured acrylic block inlays
* Gold hardware
* 490R neck humbucker with Alnico II magnets
* 498T bridge humbucker with Alnico V magnets
* Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
* Tulip tuners
* Body, neck, and headstock binding
* 1-11/16" nut width
* Includes Gibson Custom Shop hardshell case
The sound of these guitars is fantastic. I love the tone of this guitar because it's very warm and very musical. It sounds exceptional with a high gain amplifier such as a Marshall amplifier. There something that just connects when you plug at Les Paul into a Marshall amplifier. So many rock guitarist to use this combination for many years and it has been a staple in rock 'n roll music.
I'm not a fan of a Gibson Les Paul and a clean amplifier setting. I just don't find it to be very musical and I don't hear the string and note separation as well as I would with a Fender telecaster or another guitar that would have a single quill pickup installed. So when playing cleans I don't prefer a Gibson Les Paul but I would prefer a Gibson SG over the last call for clean sounds. So overall I pretty much leaning towards this guitar with a medium to high gain amplifier distortion or overdrive setting.
At new you can find these guitars for right around $3900 which is a great price for a solid sounding and workable players guitar. I recommend this to anyone wanting to step into a better sounding guitar within deep and woody warm town. This is could be great for rhythm in Leeds and for pretty much hard rock or metal sounding music. It's a good looking guitar and a great sounding guitar and will treat the user very well in their musical situations.
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mroc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
When Gibson LP Studio Premire out the beginners in the 80's, they first taient Alder (!) And mahogany table + Rabl (thus normal) but less thickening of about 5mm (they used wood heavier then the final does not change).
Then they released a year for 2-3 MODEL Studio Standard (with simple binding) and a MODEL Studio Custom (with triple binding, and affects bne acastillage dor Deluxe Reissue PAF pickups).
Then they found a dsordre was in the range and they have stopped in 86-87.
Apart from the handle is a type 60 'Slim Taper (end, what), the Gibson Deluxe mcaniques of classical, etc..
It is a LP trs good, comparable to Standard & Custom (feeling more refined than usual Studio, its best Dfine also lighter, a little jazz).
Like any good LP has done everything except change your amp or your fingers to account!
I had a lot of LP is one of the best (and most beautiful, the color of the table top is Tobaccoburst).