Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded

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

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 38 reviews )
 27 reviews71 %
 8 reviews21 %
 1 user review3 %
Value For Money : Excellent
iamqman10/05/2011

iamqman's review

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
Gibson studio guitars are one of those guitars that match the demands of the budgeted musician. Gibson has successfully built guitars that reach to the highest of platform and have been played by the most famous musicians of all time. Gibson guitars have a girth and mystic that is distinctly Gibson. Most of their guitars feature mahogany wood throughout the body and they just have tone that Fender cannot match, not better or worse but just a different feel and tone all together.


UTILIZATION

Detail
Body Material Mahogany, Chambered
Top Material Maple
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Worn Brown
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 Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Tuners Grover Green Keys
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Burstbucker Pro Alnico Humbucker
Middle Pickup No Middle Pickup
Bridge Pickup Burstbucker Pro Alnico Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle
Case Included Gig Bag

SOUNDS

The neck feels good and smooth and like an old glove. This is nice feeling guitars nonetheless. The tone is just not where I would like it to be. It is at a great price so there isn't too much to complain about. What I don't like about he new Gibson Les Paul's are they are chambered. This means they are somewhat hollow on the inside. This cuts down on the girth and raunchiness of the tone in my opinion. I have heard them A/B and I prefer the original style of build to the Gibson Les Paul's.


OVERALL OPINION

At new you can find these for right around $899 or so. That is a good intro price for a Gibson Les Paul guitar. These have a good build quality even though they are chambered. They have a feel and tone that is pretty transparent within the Gibson line of guitars. This is a great rockers guitar for sure.
King Loudness08/13/2011

King Loudness's review"Another cool Faded"

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
This guitar is basically considered to be a slightly cheaper alternative to the glossy Les Paul Studio model. What it offers differently is that the finish is not shiny and glossy using many buffed out coats of nitro lacquer, but rather it just uses pore filler and a couple of thin coats applied over top of it to provide a thinner "faded" finish. This one features the very classic '70s looking "Worn Brown" colour, really awesome. It is more satin feeling overall because it's not buffed out to a gloss so it is a bit slicker and faster to play and hold in my experience. Often Gibsons feel glossy and sticky after hours of play, but that's not the case with this guitar. It's made in the USA and features a mahogany body and neck with a rosewood fretboard, Kluson tuners, tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and a pair of Gibson Burstbucker Pro humbuckers. Just stripped down and great.





UTILIZATION

The design of the Les Paul was never one that I'd have considered ergonomic at all, because of it's rather clunky/limited upper fret access, the heavier weight, the single cutaway, and the fact it only has 22 frets. However, this guitar bucks a little bit of that because of the chambered body that it features (something Gibson has started doing as of 2006 to it's LP guitars) as well as the thin finish that makes the feel a bit faster.

Getting a good tone out of this guitar is dead simple. It's an all mahogany plank of wood... turn every control to ten, plug into a good tube Marshall and hit an open A chord and it will sound amazing... the LP into a Marshall is the pinnacle of rock guitar tone. These Fadeds despite being "cheap" Gibsons still sound every bit as good when turned up as their Standard and Custom model siblings... it's just a matter of cosmetics.

SOUNDS

I've tried this guitar through many different amps and to me, the solid mahogany construction sings best when plugged into a high gain British voiced amp such as a Marshall or Orange. The Burstbucker Pros take very well to that classic seventies/eighties school of arena rock esque tones and when you give 'em the juice, it is a glorious wonder! I wouldn't say that the sound of this guitar is overly versatile... IE: Cleans were fairly one dimensional to my ears, and I don't really care for the tone of the guitar for anything but raunchy rock flavours.


OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think Gibson's onto a winner with the LP Studio Faded. It's a great guitar for the $850 that it costs and hey, it's a USA made Gibson with good woods, good pickups and that unmistakeable Gibson sound. Though it's not the most versatile rig ever, it certainly sounds rockin' to my ears.

Definitely give one a whirl!
iamqman07/25/2011

iamqman's review"Nice intro to Les Paul"

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
Gibson guitars is one of those companies that is just as iconic as many of the famous artists who have played them. When you think about bands like Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Who, The Doors, and thousands more you can't help but equate the style and look of a Gibson guitar when you see those bands or hear them on the radio. These guitars have revolutionized rock an roll. They took what Fender build and compounded upon it to create a much better and more practical machine for the new age of distortion and overdrive guitars tones. To get the overdriven guitar tones of the 60's and 70's you could not achieve that with a Fender guitar and their classic single coil pickups.You much fort play it with humbuckers and then you need a heavier thicker body and preferably used mahogany wood as your base body wood.

This is a nice intro to a Gibson Les Paul. This is the lower end of the Les Paul series guitars. They don't feel as solid or have that comfort that a Standard does but the tone is definitely there. It is really hard to mess this up as far as tone goes.

Gibson Les Paul Studio Features:

* Color: Worn Brown
* Top: Carved maple
* Back: Mahogany
* Neck: Mahogany with 1959 rounded profile
* Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid trapezoid inlays
* Number of frets: 22
* Pickups: 2 Burstbucker Pro pickups
* Controls: 2 each tone and volume with 3-way pickup selector switch
* Machine heads: Green Keys
* Hardware: Chrome plated
* Gig bag included

UTILIZATION

Detail
Body Material Mahogany, Chambered
Top Material Maple
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Worn Brown
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 Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Tuners Grover Green Keys
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Burstbucker Pro Alnico Humbucker
Middle Pickup No Middle Pickup
Bridge Pickup Burstbucker Pro Alnico Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle
Case Included Gig Bag

SOUNDS

What I don't like about he new Gibson Les Paul's are they are chambered. This means they are somewhat hollow on the inside. This cuts down on the girth and raunchiness of the tone in my opinion. I have heard them A/B and I prefer the original style of build to the Gibson Les Paul's.

The neck feels good and smooth and like an old glove. This is nice feeling guitars nonetheless. The tone is just not where I would like it to be. It is at a great price so there isn't too much to complain about.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these guitars come in right at around $799, which is a great price for a Gibson Les Paul. I would recommend this guitar to someone wanting to get into a good Les Paul and doesn't want to drop $2500+ on a Standard or Custom Les Paul. This is a god intro guitar for someone or even someone who needs more guitar tones to his or her arsenal.
Everlone07/05/2011

Everlone's review"Stripped down and raw."

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
This Gibson Les Paul Studio was made in the USA. It has a worn brown neck and body, both made of mahogany. It has a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays. This Studio came with two Burstbucker Pro pickups, two volume and two tone controls, and a three way toggle switch.

UTILIZATION

Like with most other Les Pauls, access to the higher frets can be a little difficult, but with a little practice it is easy to get accustomed to. Unlike other Les Paul models, the Studio does not have binding on the body which gives it a rounder edge that is more comfortable for resting your arm. The tone of this guitar is round and fat without sounding dull. The tuners are the vintage style Klusons which I have heard some people complain about, but I have never had any issues with my guitar staying in tune.

SOUNDS

I use this guitar with a Peavey Classic 50 2x12 combo. I play all varieties of “rock,” and this guitar fits the bill perfectly. I did not like the Burstbucker pickups when I got the guitar so I replaced them with an EMG 81 in the bridge and an 85 in the neck. Compared to my Les Paul Custom, the Studio lacks some crispness due to the lack of a maple cap and the rosewood fretboard. The Studio does not sound bad by comparison; the tone is just a little rounder.

OVERALL OPINION

My thing that first attracted me to this guitar was how it looks. The natural brown, unfinished body has only one coat of nitrocellulose, so the guitar has hardly any shine, which is fine by me. The flat black EMG’s look excellent against the brown, especially once I removed the shiny, black pick guard. Guitar Center was selling these for $699, which is a great deal for a USA Gibson Les Paul. If I had to, I would definitely buy this guitar again.
fvibe11/19/2014

fvibe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
made in uSA, the rest looks very close to a les paul ... do not you think?

UTILIZATION

the handle should do it, for me it was not easy because I come from the world Ibanez handle highway .....
the most important is the wear low, head in the air, piuce above the handle. in this position, it is easy to sort the riff from Led Zeppelin!

SOUNDS

it rumbles villain immediately behind a good drive channel. and it's still sweet in neck pickup and clear and warm.
a short pleasure

OVERALL OPINION

certe this is not a standard, a traditional or a custom. but it sends severe.
for that price it takes for easy page!
Ben_eggmen09/23/2014

Ben_eggmen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It has everything a great"

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
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UTILIZATION

The handle is very deep and well rounded, ideal for those who like to play thumb on top.
The weight is very reasonable (the body is recessed in part)

SOUNDS

Mine is in monttée Burstbucker pro original.

After you try the traditionnal a buddy (mounted classic 57), I find that the price difference is not reflected in the sound. Mine has a brighter, more rock, but whether is be completely different character.

OVERALL OPINION

Very good guitar, no regrets.
Gkevin02/15/2014

Gkevin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Affordable jewelry"

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
Mine is dating a model 2010 purchased from a luthier there of that one week (February 2014). Okay so on components, vary depending on the year, supplier, etc ... Note that the LP Studio Faded were not equipped with maple table before 2012.
For my part:
• Factory USA (that's normal from a Gibson tell me ...)
• Mahogany Body
• Mahogany
• Mahogany
• Rosewood fingerboard
• Two humbuckers Burstbucker pro
• A Tune-O-Matic
• chambered body (so hyper light, and it's nice to death on a Lespaul!)
For mechanical Gibson Deluxe is noted above, I could not tell you more, but they are very precise and takes into tuning.
• 22 frets
• 2 volume / 2 tone controls and a 3 pos'
• In terms of finishes, the guitar is simply painted with a fairly thin veneer, again we must love, you do not have the shiny, and the guitar is a little less protected, but the color remains pretty cool

UTILIZATION

• Regarding the handle, it is round enough and very comfortable, my luthier did a perfect job at the settings, I find it easier to play a Ibanez after every guitarist has his preferences, personally I ' totally agree.
• In terms of usability, in terms of form, it will not be easy, this is what a LP ... Access in acute is not easy but the solos are feasible with more or less ease. For weight, as I said above, the recess and nail play, but it is very light compared to a traditional LP, your back and shoulders will thank you: D
• Beauty is very easy to tame, knobs that match, two microphones with their own personality, very efficient mechanical ...

SOUNDS

As mentioned just above, microphones each have their own personality, of course with a pickup more access to acute and its pretty square and a round neck pickup rather hot, with a system based on the bass, perfect sound for playing the clean.
Rather I play, rock blues, metal, and heavy metal, and it happens to follow me in all these records! Very comfortable on small cushy blues, with a pretty decent sustain, and a very warm sound, even for warm tones it is also very comfortable on the rock Guns N Roses, and even after playing metal, hardcore limit, it also stroll, well proportioned bass as acute, depending on your settings in any case I do not have to worry with some beatdown.
I mainly play on my Blackstar HT-20 with an Ibanez TS9 that I use boost.

OVERALL OPINION

It's been a week that I have, and I am constantly on so this guitar is great, difficult to pass such a skyscraper. You Gibson quality at your fingertips with a fairly good price.
I took a big blow to heart, because I wanted the base point me to a Flying V or a PRS SE Custom 24, a simple test on this LP and I wanted to embark.
If the choice was to do it again I would do it again, especially for the price, and maybe I would consider the change a little, by putting a pair of active pickups or something like that (bouuuh sacrilege: D)
Maybe I would put a caveat for varnish too fragile, although I love its appearance, but this is really to quibble and not put him 10/10 everywhere
Hdartois02/03/2014

Hdartois's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent guitar"

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
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UTILIZATION

first contact was both very nice and very disappointing. Indeed, the frets were not sanded the edges of the handle and I messed fingers while qques days before the luthier are put order. but it is the only thing that was wrong. I also sanded the handle and it is more pleasant way.
other than that it is a Les Paul and access to means remains acute, everyone knows.
yet it is lighter than the old because the body is "chambered". thus gaining qques hundred grams ...

SOUNDS

Burstbucker pro pickups are excellent. they allow a clean game as well as well pourrave! strings used are 9-42 that allow impressive bends!
electronics is very correct. it is mounted on a printed circuit board and traffics like "change the knobs and capabilities" should not be very practical ...

OVERALL OPINION

after 2 years of daily use I do not get tired, on the contrary! and nothing unpleasant happened. she shares my solo time with a classic vibe squier telecaster '50 that I love too. two very different and complementary guitars.
I am very happy with this purchase and would do it again without doubt.
Romalakian02/03/2014

Romalakian's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An entry-level will seduce you!"

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
A guitar made in USA nice appearance (Gibson requires), an easel tune-o-matic, a thick neck that will, like the rest of this guitar seduce you. Today, this log I miss when I play other guitars! Belle has 22 frets, and is equipped with two microphones Gibson for me.

Caution: for pickups, they change depending on the model. The "Studio Worn" models were actually made to taste companies who commanded. Basically, Thomann perhaps not choose the same options as Woodbrass when they ordered from Gibson. Some models are equipped with Burstbuckers, other 410 ... Be careful when buying. Mine is equipped with 490R and 490T (memory ...)

At the settings: a three-position switch (Channel / Channel-Bridge / Bridge) and 4 knobs (volume and tone for each pickup)

UTILIZATION

The handle ... What Channel! I love it, it is very polished and I love to feel the wood in the palm of my left hand. It is very pleasant and recalls the sensation Takamine acoustic "type". The body of the guitar is both thick and small (I mean the size of the table that surprised me: it looks pretty cute and it denotes the image we have of it when you see the Slash play ... However, it is the standard size of the LP).

The guitar is fairly light: Yes, it's controversial but the body of LP Stud is dug ... So supposedly less sustain but also less heavy. Everything is paid, it will me me like that!

Access to acute ... If everybody does it, is that it is doable! the heel of the neck is fairly well embedded so we can enter the most acute, the famous D which ends the round notes.

I get the sound good?
Yes! of course! mics are good, although the knobs allow customize the sound! Some tips though:

Micro-acute (pickup), volume and tone background: lots of power, the "crados" sounds are cool (rock-hard-metal carefree), with a large distortion, we fly. For soloing in clean, it is also a good config.
Intermediate-Position: Good for rhythm in clean, its quite deep, rich and accurate. In OD / Disto, I prefer to use the bridge pickup.
Serious-position (neck pickup) in clean, it is necessary to thoroughly tone if all identity is lost, the sound is flat, little exploitable. With the tone background, we gain serious (logique. ..), the sound hollow and perfectly accompany a song with some arpeggios for example. Last config that I recommend: the neck pickup, with a neatly trimmed distortion (V EQ for example), cut and tone you THE SOUND OF SLASH!

SOUNDS

In terms of sound, I began to meet higher ...

They suit my style of sound, I'm in love anyway (I do not deny you). I love the distorted sounds (which does not mean it does it), I use several types of distortion:


Disto-integrated lamp Marshall VS8080: top top top, we will rock to rhythmic "metal" worry, we'll squish the british takeoff of a Boeing.

DS-1 on a clean, why not ... At all ... Crunch but it's still acceptable.

Akai Deluxe Distortion-equivalent to the distortion of Marshall, although remaining more versatile (it easily passes through to the rhythmic clash or to sounds worthy of AC / DC but I favor the powerful and bold sounds ... forgive the little).

Big Muff Pi-: Huge sound bluesy-filthy very nice.

After combining, and size is found ... Microphones leave a large enough field of action.

You do everything with this guitar almost (you do not have the sound of Keith Richard, whatever your config but you get close easily by cutting).

OVERALL OPINION

I use this guitar for 5 years (already? I love him like the first day).

I tried many models I was tempted by a variety of models, being at the time at the beginning of course (and as always), I was looking level: Fender, BC Rich (forgive the little), Tele , SG, LP of all kinds ... This guitar has captivated me since his display, she had to cease to continue to subjugate me to let discover tame.

If you have at least a chance to try, make, let yourself be charmed. She did not stamp a Custom, and I do not have the means to pay me. It does not interest me too little: I found my guitar, with a nice face, a sound that I like and that suits me.

The value for money is great and I think Gibson is not to leave equivalent. I remake that choice closed my eyes and keep this guitar for a long time.

(Minor Downside: the Switch which is quickly worn changed for 10 € ...)
obeluc8102/03/2014

obeluc81's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" this is a good guitar"

Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
This is a made in usa course. Pickups are a 490R and 498T (the same as a standard). The handle is "equipped" trapezoids and not points, as the "special".
In short it almost everything a great.
The only downsides are that I would: - polish too thin and too fragile wood (therefore less sustain) There really is a big difference with a standard on these two points..
The good side is that it is lighter than standard and there is less wrong between the shoulder blades at the end of concerts (or rpeter).
I would advocate change for mechanical sperzels (those that were originally fitted are just a little), but it is only a personal opinion.
I think this is a guitar that offers excellent value for money and allows a quality instrument in the hands for a reasonable price.
Of course if you can buy a standard or custom do not hesitate!

UTILIZATION

The handle is less "slippery" than a standard because of the varnish.
Ergonomics are good, easy access to acute.
The relatively light weight is nice.
I play on a double corp marshall JCM 900 (dual reverb, 5881) I manage to have a good sound.

SOUNDS

I used to play as a "fat" sound as the zz top. For "clear" sounds, nothing beats my strat.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for several years and this was my first gibson.J 'have since been the aquisition of a standard sg and I abandoned too often my "les paul".
I do not have the money at the time to buy a more expensive guitar, and my les paul studio faded worn brown allowed me to have a gibson at a reasonable price.
I've attached we spent hours together and I do not revendrais, although today I have other guitars.