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Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012

Les Paul Studio 2012, LP-Shaped Guitar from Gibson in the Les Paul series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 25 reviews )
 14 reviews56 %
 9 reviews36 %
 2 reviews8 %
Value For Money : Excellent
Amarth09/24/2014

Amarth's review"A superb guitar"

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
- Mahogany body
- Maple top
- Mahogany neck
- Granadillo fretboard (an interesting rosewood alternative)
- Standard Gibson 24.75" scale with 22 frets
- Neck pickup: Gibson 490R Humbucker
- Bridge pickup: Gibson 498T Humbucker
- 2 volume and 2 tone controls
- Made in the USA
- Lefty version, in my case

UTILIZATION

This guitar isn't what I would call light, but it's also not extremely heavy. It can be easily carried with a good strap and it doesn't tip down, which is a good point.
The neck is nice, its '50s profile allows fast playing much better than my Epiphone Les Paul Custom. Access to the upper frets is good but it requires some time to get used to it, especially if you have your guitar below the ankles!
The tuners hold the pitch pretty well, I was very surprised by their effectiveness! It stays in tune even if you play really aggressively, so you won't need to tune the guitar every two chords, like on some guitars.
The pickups were a great surprise! When I first bought the guitar I thought about changing them, but I finally kept them. I play essentially metal and they suit my needs, besides being splittable and having a very convincing sound.
I also recommend you to get a straplock, regardless of the guitar. It will avoid ugly surprises on the varnish and the painting!

SOUNDS

As I said before, I play essentially metal, but I also play blues and rock, and the pickups are up to standard! Except maybe for extreme styles, but that's a matter of taste, too!
The neck pickup renders a wonderful clean sound with a triaxis and a chorus, to play nice ballads. In split mode the sound remains very good. A good point is that the volume is almost the same, regardless of whether you use it as a single-coil or a humbucker, and the same goes for the bridge pickup.
In lead mode, the neck pickup allows you to play great solos, it is round and warm, without being muddled. You can even try more high-voltage things while always having a good precision and a good dynamic response.
The bridge pickup is, in my opinion, great to play rhythm guitar. It's precise without being sharp, it allows you to play different styles from blues to metal!!
It also comes out pretty good with clean sounds, and it's even better in split mode, you can easily find Ennio Morricone "western"-like sounds. But that's not its main strength, a strat would certainly do better.
I play with a Mesa Boogie Triaxis preamp and a cab with G12T75 speakers to get a Master of Puppets sound! It's perfect for me!

OVERALL OPINION

I bought it in an auction for $900 in January 2014 and I'm more than thrilled with it. It's my first Gibson and my first mid-range guitar. I now find it difficult to use my other guitars!
What I like best: The SOUND and look!
The Studio series is a good value for money and secondhand it's even better!
Don't let its lower price in relation to a Standard nor the fact that it's a Studio model deceive you. This guitar has all the features of a Standard without the flame maple top nor the body and neck binding, that's why it's less expensive!
James...01/29/2012

James...'s review"needs upgrades"

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
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

UTILIZATION

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.

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
tjon90111/10/2011

tjon901's review"Les Paul Studio with Gold hardware"

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
The Les Paul Studio is like a line of guitars of its own now. Before all the faded guitars and what not the Studio was the original budget model. It has all the features of a real Les Paul but isnt a JR model. There are many variants of the Studio now and this one is the model with Gold hardware all around. The body is chambered mahogany now. If you get an old one it might not be chambered. The neck is a fat 50s mahogany neck. The fretboard on this model is rosewood. On the white model it is ebony. Older studio models have dot inlays while the newer ones have trapezoid inlays. The tuners up top are non locking as is the bridge. It comes with standard gibson 490R and 498T pickups. It has the standard Les Paul control layout with a volume and tone for teach pickup and a 3 way switch.

UTILIZATION

This guitar is pretty spartan all around. There is no binding anywhere and some of the fit and finish might be rough. I have seen un even frets on some Les Paul Studios. With the 50s style neck some players might have some problems. They have put the 50s profile Gibson neck on this guitar so the neck is huge. People call the 50s profile neck the baseball bat neck. This may make it hard for some people with smaller hands to play. Because of the set neck design there is a large neck tenon and joint. This can make the upper frets hard for some people to reach because the body essentially joins the neck at the 17th fret. After the 17th fret you are reaching around the body to get to the frets. Because there is no binding the guitar will be more likely to have sharp fret edges when you first get it.With the non locking tuners and non locking bridge you get the traditional problems. The it may go out of tune on you and when you change strings the bridge and tailpiece will fall off. With the Gold hardware it is more prone to tarnishing. If you do not clean it after every session it will turn black on you or green. Tarnished gold hardware doesnt look cool like dirty chrome hardware it just looks bad.

SOUNDS

With the generic Gibson pickups you get a generic modern Gibson sound. A generic Gibson sound from 60 years ago would be really good. But a modern Generic Gibson sound is not so good. A lot of the base tone is lost due to the chambering as well. The thick mahogany body is part of the Gibson tone. This guitar has a big chamber inside it and although they say this chamber doesnt affect tone it really does. Some of the thickness is gone on these chambered models. It is especially noticable when you try one out acoustically. A good acoustic base is the key to a good amplified tone. Guitars that sound bad acoustically can sound good amplified but if you have a good base everything beyond that gets better. The pickups are decent all around pickups. They are more voiced for classic rock. If you are playing a more specialized type of music like metal you may want to change the pickups.

OVERALL OPINION

The gold hardware on this model does not make it any better than the other studio models. I would not recommend this model over a normal Studio model. I would normally not recommend a studio at all. I would only recommend this model if you come across a good deal used. For the price of these guitars New you can get a much better Japanese guitar or a guitar from another company with much better features. Of if you want a Studio you can get a guitar with the same features for much cheaper.
King Loudness08/12/2011

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

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
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.



UTILIZATION

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.


SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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?
iamqman08/03/2011

iamqman's review

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
If you like the look of the wine red then you will dig this guitar. This guitars is very sleek and sexy looking instrument. The wine red color just pops when you see this guitar in person. Any picture you see of it just doesn't do the guitar any justice at all. It is one of those must see to believe slogans that people say, only this time it actually is true. This guitar is just stunning to look at and the zebra humbucker pickups just top the cake for this instrument. The fine red color is simple exquisite to look at in the light. My favorite color is red so I am a little biased towards red guitars.

UTILIZATION

Gibson Les Paul Studio Wine Red Gold 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

The sound from the chambered Gibson Les Paul's is not as good as the the full bodied Les Paul's. I don't like the tone of the chambered in comparison. It is different tone not better or worse but just something that I particularly don't care for. This guitar sounds great as a Gibson Les Paul should aside from being a chambered. I like to play Les Paul's with a Marshall amp of some kind. The two are beautifully matched to each other like they were born to be together. The tone of the instrument is a great organic tone. The pickups are ok as I have never been a huge fan of the burstbucker pickups. In this guitar I would go with a Suhr Aldrich pickups set to get a more driven PAF style tone.

OVERALL OPINION

You can pick these guitars up new for right at around 41320, which isn't bad for a new Gibson Les Paul. This is the intro guitar in the the Gibson Les Paul's. There are some that are cheaper but don't have the glazed lacquer on the body as this one does. Plus you don't have to shell out a fortune to buy a custom LP or a VOS LP. This is a good price for this guitar and will serve the purpose it was intended quite well.
iamqman08/02/2011

iamqman's review

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
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

UTILIZATION

Detail
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

SOUNDS

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
iamqman08/02/2011

iamqman's review"Fire time"

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
One of the coolest looking Gibson Les Paul Studio's that I have seen. This is basically double the price of a regular Studio guitar. Simple reason is that the top is a custom or exotic piece. I however don't think it is worth double the price. If you get a Fender Strat that has fireburst or what they call 3 tone sunburst is a $50 up charge. This one is double. This is a bit of a rip off if you ask me. Not worth double the price but hey that is where Gibson has been going lately with their chambered bodies and overpriced '59 VOS guitars costing upwards of $5000+.

Gibson Les Paul Studio Features:

* Built in Nashville, TN
* Fire Burst finish with rosewood fingerboard
* Vintage-style 490R and 498T humbucking pickups
* Quality maple and mahogany construction
* Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
* Black speed knobs and green key tuners
* Chrome hardware
* Case included

UTILIZATION

Detail
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Fireburst
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

SOUNDS

I like a Gold top Les Paul the best but this is a sharp looking guitar. The fireburst is nice but not anywhere near the price they are asking for this instrument. This guitar has hr "59 spec rounded neck to this is going to be a pretty fat neck. Some people will like that and others will not. I guess it depends on whether or not you have bigger hands. I have smaller hands to I prefer the 60's style neck and my favorite neck has to be the Custom Shop Charvels standard necks. SO compared to this neck this is way too big for me. Some say that is has a better tone and maybe that is true with the extra wood involved but all of this stuff is so subjective anyway. The tone is very nice on this guitar and will serve its player quite well.

OVERALL OPINION

At new these guitars come in right around $1300, which is a bit much for this guitar. If it ere a $50 or $100 up charge for the sunburst then I would say ok, but knowing what the work involves and what other companies like Fender are charging for this treatment. I know that Gibson is price gouging. I would not suggest buy this guitar for that simple reason. They are over pricing this guitar. Shame on you Gibson!
CT-6414007/17/2013

CT-64140's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Formidable"

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
Origin: USA
Body: Mahogany chambered
Table: carved maple
Neck: quartersawn Mahogany
Key: Granadillo
Profile: 50s Rounded
Body-neck joint: glued, mortise & tenon
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo typed
Scale: 24.75 "
Radius: 12 "
Nut Width: 1.695 "- 43.05 mm
Nut: Corian (acrylic polymer) technology plek
Pickup: Gibson 498T Humbucker Alnico Humbucker
Neck Pickup: 490R Alnico humbucker Gibson Humbucker
Controls: 1 volume with micro push-pull splitage, 1 micro tone, 3-position selector
Electronics: micro switch and Switchcraft jack, linear potentiometers 300k volume, 500k tone nonlinear
Bridge: Gibson Tun-O-Matic zamak
Tailpiece: Gibson Stopbar zamak
Tuners: Vintage Gibson with Perloid buttons, 14:1 ratio, nickel
Hardware: chrome
Varnish: nitrocellulose, shiny
Accessories: delivered in case Gibson Nashville USA
Original strings Gibson tie 010046

UTILIZATION

Many speak of "sleeves lumberjack" about Les Paul. Personally, I enjoy with this handle. I often use the Stratocaster another musician and I much prefer that of Gibson. Sensations qu'apportent play a guitar neck depend on each ...

The Les Paul "Studio" is lighter than its larger, more expensive sisters. According to many opinions, ergonomics is not ideal. The most confusing for me at the beginning with this guitar was the absence of "stoned" on its back: I wear the guitar high enough and the upper rear part based on the sternum and the effect of pressure on places lifting straps that the front table of the guitar is slightly pivoted upwards (mics tend to look at the sky!). But I quickly got me! In addition, the body balance / handle is excellent. And finally, I think it is quite comfortable to wear. Reasonable weight makes me feel like a "real" solid-body guitar in hand - so that when I play with a Strat, I can not help but feel a toy is hanged my shoulder.

Access to the treble? Certainly not as good as with a Strat, an SG or my Vox SDC 55. But we made it also. Many other qualities, in my opinion, compensate.

The sound good? You do not get it. It was immediately when the guitar is plugged. And even vacuum is fun to feel the vibration of his body. It has excellent sustain.

The tuning stability is remarkable. It happened to me (unfortunately) to leave two weeks in its case without play and find perfectly tuned. During the game, when the ambient conditions (temperature, humidity, etc.) are stable it does not move! (Stabilié but the agreement also depends on how you play!)

The output levels of the microphones are high. Of all my guitars, this is the one that sends the most potatoes. I guess on the amp saturates fairly quickly, it must be difficult to get the 100% clear ... The pots are very good volume of work, especially to adjust the level of distortion. In terms of tone controls: escalation is good.

Remarkable point (this is not the case with all brands of guitars with microphones splitables): no difference in volume when switching from single-coil mode the humbucker.

SOUNDS

It suits my style of music in beautiful blues, great capacity to sound jazzy, hell with a good distortion for rock. In short, a sound and quality (in my opinion) very similar to its large "standard" sisters or "custom", etc ...

Anyway, if you like the "Gibson sound", we can bring the studio, I think, to play almost any kind of music (I put aside the "metal" or "heavy metal" I don ' know nothing about the matter and therefore not going to comment). Maybe for the rockabily, the "edge" that can be obtained is too located in the midrange? But after all, perhaps you will agree with me that this is the style of game that gives authenticity to the style of music you play: entrust a Les Paul to Chet Atkins, it still sound Atkins put a Strat in the hands of Metheny, Metheny sound that too! etc ...

I think with a Les Paul, as with any good guitar, you can do everything or almost provided it has style and we will love the sound!

The pickups are splitables. In single-coil, of course, you lose a lot of "lespaulien" typically bold, but it is far from the world of Tele or Strat! The sound is a sort of hybrid mixing velvety attack would reminiscent of electro-acoustic sound with huge sustain on which would cut some of the highs. Difficult to describe sound with words! Personally, I'm not a fan of using in single coil with clear sound - except perhaps on the neck pickup. With overdrive, the splitting ratio in single I really like, for cons, I will not talk about overdrive humbucker: any "little sister" she is, it's still a Les Paul! :-)

All my amps (Palmer Fat 50 combo Laney Cube 12R 112 Combo Egnater Rebel), it sounds great. The quality of what one gets is of course proportional to the quality of the amp. Connected to my (great) Egnater, clear or saturated sounds, it is a pure delight! When I switched my Okko Diablo, I like being in paradise.

For those who do not know the Les Paul and his seeking of highly crystalline sound with a tight towards the treble spectrum, it is not the guitar that they need. The Les Paul in general, and even the "Studio", sends his bold with beautiful velvety in the middle and lower part of the spectrum, the attack is colored medium-less.

The sounds that I love? All!

I hate those? no!

The ones I like least? In single-coil with its light on the bridge pickup ...



OVERALL OPINION

I used it for 8 months with as much pleasure and envy.

I wanted a Les Paul and a budget not elastic, so I did not try to compare.

The violin is of good quality (I do not agree with those who say that there is carelessness in Gibson, at least with regard to the Studio I own). Aesthetics (color, paint, chrome deck hardware, etc.) is beautiful! He would miss him a net, but the net at Gibson probably costs € 1,000 more - just kidding: I guess the "Standard" or "Custom" have, in addition to the net which I lack of Other features that justify their price difference.

My only tiny downside is the opening in back of the neck, I prefer matte surfaces.

I have not used enough of big sisters studio so I do not go against those who say that the Studio is far inferior to the Standard or Custom. I against by the frequent opportunity to play on a Les Paul Custom Epiphone from home and even though I think it is an excellent price / quality ratio, I feel a pleasure to play on any other Studio: I think it is, in absolute terms, clearly above!

The quality / price? Found here and there models Studio 2012 around € 900. At that price it seems to me that we really-really-really worth the money! For less than € 1,000, which for me is a dream guitar!

At 300%, I do it again the same choice! and I confess that even the desire to rise in a Studio P90 tickles me!
legwenosor08/29/2012

legwenosor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love it!"

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
studio one black gold finish (yuck) ... that aged very badly.

I personal all changes to a plastic chrome hardware and cream.

and as a pair of micro coqueterie "slash signature" zebra.

guitar dated 1996

UTILIZATION

I play hard rock, blues ... the standard ...

I love this race a little thick, the guitar is quite heavy (especially on répets 3h) but who accommodates.

the guitar was regulated and nothing to say, it sounds, it would Agreement ... I'm happy.

SOUNDS

so I did that very little play microphones origins.

by envy than by need I mounted the slash signature really fishing!
with the volume knob can qualify well his game, I'm happy with my gear

OVERALL OPINION

I've had it 6 months.
I try épiphones but already the original gibson is over.
in sound, playability ...
So now I'm a little machine ... Personalised I am super happy.

purchase price (it had ripped the paint on the table so low tariff) and with my mods ... I remake this choice.
piscium05/31/2012

piscium's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A real Gibson Les Paul"

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2012
BODY
Table: Maple
Back: Mahogany

NECK Mahogany
Profile: Round, Les Paul type 59
Width at Nut: 42.8 mm
Junction sleeve / case: the 16th box

KEY Rosewood
Scale: 629 mm
Frets: 22
Key benchmarks: "Trapeze" pearly

Gold hardware
Cordier Stopbar
Tune-O-Matic
Knobs: Black

ELECTRONIC
Neck pickup: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker
Bridge pickup: 498T Alnico magnet humbucker
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3 position selector microphones

Supplied in case

UTILIZATION

The neck is thick and round, very pleasant to play, the highs are a little less accessible but still playable (matter of habit). The mechanical Gibson Deluxe fit perfectly the agreement.

SOUNDS

Nothing to say this is a Gibson Les Paul, a warm and round with pronounced bass.

OVERALL OPINION

My guitar is 2 years old and gilding at the bridge and the bridge pickup is cleared (or I ask the right hand, because of sweating). This is a "Studio" done for studio use, aesthetics is reduced compared to "Standard" and "Custom", the varnish is more fragile and the slightest gust mark quickly, the sound itself is the same . I do not regret this purchase, this is a real Gibson Les Paul made in the USA, delivered with Flight Case "Gibson USA" inside "toupee" and certificate of authenticity "Made in USA". The only drawback is that the mechanical buttons and yellow plastic that spoils the overall appearance a bit.