Gibson Les Paul Studio Custom
Gibson Les Paul Studio Custom

Les Paul Studio Custom, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

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iamqman 09/03/2011

Gibson Les Paul Studio Custom : iamqman's user review

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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.