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Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Gold Hardware, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson belonging to the Les Paul Studio model.

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  • Manufacturer:Gibson
  • Model:Les Paul Studio
  • Category:LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/03/2011

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Gibson Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Gold Hardware user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 10 reviews )
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James...'s review"needs upgrades"

Gibson Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Gold Hardware
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 (BursBucker Pro on faded models)
2 volume and 2 tone knobs with black speed knobs, 3-way switch
Vintage-style 14:1 tuners with perloid buttons


First of all, I have the black and gold one which I happen to think is one of the classier looking les paul studios. But at this price point I don't think it's fair to get hung up on looks really. There is a lot of debate on how much of a maple cap exactly is on here. Some people say the quality of wood on these is not up to snuff with the higher end les pauls. Personally I don't think there's a lot to that. These feel about the same as my other higher end les paul guitars. That said, there are some issues with mine. The finish is not that great. After two years of touring it has seriously worn down. Also, the neck and fret work is not too hot for this price range. There is a lot of buzzing due to mis filed frets. Nothing a really good setup couldn't fix, but to be honest I have seen korean guitars which better fret work than this. Other than that it's solid. Pots work good. Stays in tune pretty well.


I really really really don't care too much for the stock pickups that come in these. They are okay for hard rock but not much else. Couldn't Gibson have put in some burstbuckers or something decent? The fact is that a lot of players agree with me, this guitar needs a pickup change to sound good. Some guys like the stock pickups but even they usually admit they are just so so. I recommend 57 classics myself or something even better. With that, it becomes a pretty nice sounding instrument.


Gibson seems to miss a few details on these. I have owned a few and every one has some minor flaw or two. But the price is pretty good. I wish the fret work was better and they would put in some better pickups. But that's how these things work. I think these are better deals on the used market but they aren't terrible for what you pay new. Gibson quality is what it is. I have owned 4 or 5 so what does that tell you.
King Loudness08/12/2011

King Loudness's review"A value priced Les Paul"

Gibson Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Gold Hardware
The Gibson Les Paul Studio is made in Gibson's USA plant in Nashville TN, and it's priced much more aggressively than a Traditional or Standard model. It features a mahogany body, a maple cap, mahogany neck with a rosewood fretboard, Kluson tuners, tune-o-matic stop bar tailpiece and a pair of Gibson 490R-498T humbuckers. It's a pretty classy looking guitar with the ebony finish paired with the gold... reminds me a lot of the Gibson Les Paul Custom. It has a nice natural and elegant look that is timeless and harkens back to the original Les Pauls of the '50s.


It's got a chambered body (done since 2006) which relieves the weight of the guitar considerably, and makes it much lighter and easier to hold and bear for longer periods of time. This is combined with a very fat '50s style neck profile and the typical neck joint and upper fret access. In short, this guitar feels very much like a Les Paul even though it lacks some of the features of its older and more expensive siblings.

Getting a good sound out of this guitar is not difficult really... it sounds like a Les Paul, and a good one at that. It's the classic wood combination for a Les Paul Standard so you're getting a nearly identical tone, which is great for those seeking a real Les Paul on a budget.


The Les Paul is really known for a whole variety of different tones and this guitar is no exception... it features that great set of tones that only a 'hog guitar will deliver. The clean tones have a very thick and woody character to them that works extremely well for jazz or blues, and the overdrive sounds range from the classic to the modern. The chambered body gives kind of an interesting tone that makes the guitar sound like part Les Paul, part ES335. I particularly like the tone of this guitar when plugged into a higher gain Marshall rig to fully get that wonderful British voiced roar that inspired many a player to get into playing rock guitar in the first place. Awesome.


All in all I feel the Gibson Les Paul Studio is a great way to get into owning a Les Paul for a reasonable price. They're about $1,300 new which is a great deal considering that you're getting an American made and world tested Gibson Les Paul... can you really go wrong?

iamqman's review

Gibson Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Gold Hardware
This is a tone monster of a guitar. The Gibson Les Paul has to be one of the most recognized guitars in the world. Probably second behind the Fender Stratocatser but certainly one of the the instruments where many other builders have sought for inspiration to build their own custom creations. This guitar is a players guitar and is meant to be beaten. The ebony body is a nice touch to this guitar but the gold hardware really set it the look off. The chrome doesn't appeal as much with this black as the gold can. It really gets your eyes popping with the sharp contrast in the color combination.

Les Paul Studio Features:

* Color: Ebony
* Top: Carved maple
* Back: Mahogany
* Neck: Mahogany with 1959 rounded profile
* Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid trapezoid inlays
* Number of frets: 22
* Neck Pickups: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker
* Bridge Pickups: 498T Alnico magnet humbucker
* Controls: Two each tone and volume with three-way pickup selector switch
* Machine heads: Green Keys
* Hardware: Gold plated


Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape '59 Rounded
Scale Length 24-3/4"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Trapezoids
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-O-Matic/Stop Bar
Tuners Grover Green Keys
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup 490R Alnico Humbucker
Middle Pickup No middle pickup
Bridge Pickup 498T Alnico Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle
Case Included Hardshell


I am normally not a fan of the bony look, but this one with the gold hardware is something else. This in the intro guitar for someone wanting to get a the Gibson Les Paul dream. This is still a dream guitar and not a chap one. However, compared to the Custom Gibson Les Paul's and the vintage VOS '59 and "58 this is a steal of price. It is about double the price of the faded studio Les Paul's but still a competitive price.

This guitar plays like a dream. The neck is a little bigger and close to the original '59 neck. So this means that is it going to be chucking and thick. If you have smaller hands you might not enjoy the feel of it as much. The tone is remarkable and solid. I don't like the chambered guitars as much as I find they don't have that natural deep girth that I am used in many Les Paul's that I have played but it still is a great guitar.


You can pick these guitars up for right around $1320 at the new prices. That is a great deal for this guitar. If you don't care about the ebony look and just want a cheap Gibson Les Paul then I would suggest getting the faded studio guitars as they come in right at around $799. I would recommend this to anyone trying to get the infamous Les Paul tone and don't want to pay custom and standard prices.

Skyfighter1's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Incredible"

Gibson Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Gold Hardware
All adj t say but ...
Mahogany body with maple table bomb
Mahogany / Rosewood fingerboard 22 Profile boxes 59 '
2 490R and 498T pickups Gibson
2 volumes and 2 tonalities
A slecteur 3 position
Easel tun-o-matic / Stop bar tailpiece
Gold or chrome fittings
Book tui Gibson Black Reptile Pattern interior in white furs;)

Mine is Ebony finish. I think it is the best because it's on which we note the absence of the minimum net.

The characteristics are dreaming and they make me well



I was using before cort x2 with a really flat handle and I was afraid of the handle several friends told me quite thick.
But in reality this is pure happiness !!!!! This handle is really very comfortable to play whether for agreements or for leads.

The ergonomics are pretty good I do not find it heavy contrary to what is said and my Cort is far from being a same reference number if it is worth it for a beginner .dropoff window

I use Ebony Gold Hardware 2010 and finish is excellent in the smallest details. I just wish nets and bindings but I knew he had not the studios.

The only small BMOL is access to acute. Play 17me freight is not a problem but when we have to go pull a note when the cargo 22me solo Knockin on heavens door has become hot enough.
Standing with a good strap is not too hard but sat down, whenever I sometimes have to "look" slightly guitar to get there and each time I am afraid it Sliding my hands.

Even if the access to the treble is difficult from the 19th cargo, it is not enough to lower my bill.

So 10/10


The srieuses we get to things.
Many say that the studio is not a true Gibson but mine is a true !!!
It all depends on the models they say you should try not to have surprises.
But I purchased this guitar internet on a rant. Like what chance sometimes good things. I have compared with traditional Les Paul a friend and he will tape the sound of my studio.
The sound clean neck pickup is fat enough but for chords sound is warm and truly exceptional.
The sound pickup is very good but less "done" for agreements with its a bit more garish.

on the other hand in distortion is HAPPINESS is a really excellent condition use a good distortion.
I use a fender frontman 15g and clean is very good but the drive is not terrible. on the other hand with good distortion pedal has changed everything.
I have tried on the Marshall JVM 410H and the sound is really beautiful. Privilgiez lamps amp if you can

After some adjustment I found THE sound gibson and everything changes !!!



I use it for 3 weeks and I am still happy.

I tried another studio, a standard sg, a slash les paul piphone appetite, a les paul traditional and les paul custom for fun ^^ and honestly, my studio outperforms the level its all over except for the custom. Even if the Epiphone up with Seymour Duncan pickups do not slash signing Entire not bad at all, especially distortion.
on the other hand level finish, custom and traditional are the same when front. Even though mine is already excellent.

-The Sound
-The finish
-the weight compar my Cort

Les -
- The access to SGBA

For 999 euros I had a real Les Paul that would plir over a standard paul

With the experience I would do this choice eyes closed. But tried anyway the model in question if you can as several friends are poorly tombs.
Personally I did not do for one simple reason: I live in Switzerland and in the music store or I stay studios in 2500 and 1000 frs frs on the choice t ... Thomann fast fact.

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