All user reviews for the Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite
PurposeToMelody's review"Great Guitar with Some work!"
Great sounding guitar for what I payed for it (400 USD) Its hard to beat. Its your typical Les Paul, weighs about 7lbs and is super easy to play. I love the Ebony board, its feels great and looks awesome, the finish on the top is great, and there isn't a ding on it for a guitar that is older than I am its hard to complain.
I have used this guitar with many amps including a Splawn Pro Mod, Laney GH50L, 2CH Mesa Dual Rec, a JCM800 and a bunch of other things. I've yet to find an amp this guitar doesn't sound awesomely huge through overdriven or distorted. It's just made to sound big and that is what it does. To be honest it's cleans aren't amazing, it sounds a little lifeless in comparison to my tele, but you can't beat it for distorted tones, its just HUGE. For Rock, Metal, Hard Rock or any type of rock or punk its hard to beat a good old Les Paul, for cleans (especially glassy "pretty ones) look elsewhere. With a pickup change it could probably be good, but I can't tell you that right now, I plan on putting some SD's or BKP into it sometime soon and I'll get back to you on it!
as an overall ,its a great guitar. I love what it does and how it sounds. It's a one trick pony, but its a great trick that suits me perfectly. is this guitar for everyone? definitely not, but for a player looking for a great big sounding guitar Les Paul's are the way to go, and I highly suggest you look into one if you haven't already. as for price, new they're pretty expensive and I personally believe they're slightly over priced, but its worth it if its YOUR sound, so play around see what you like, and don't just take the word of my review!
Mahogany neck (set in)
Gibson 500T and 496R high output ceramic pickups
2 volume, 2 tone, 3 way pickup selector
Black speed knobs
This guitar, if you'll excuse me for saying it, is badass. Incredible take on the Les Paul design - they just use balsa wood for the center body section! That's one way to make it lighter! It sounds like a terrible idea in theory, but the guitar is way lighter, very stable, and sounds great. No balance issues when standing, either. The guitar plays like a great Les Paul should.
This guitar sounds fantastic. Big, screaming tones, with plenty of definition. Neck pickup sounds warmmmmmm and smoooooooth and gets all the Slash/Eric Clapton "woman" tones you could ever want.
I love this guitar. This axe is my friend. It's the guitar I've owned the longest, and while I have other guitars that might play a bit easier, do a bit more, etc..., this guitar will stay with my until the end. I feel conflicted about writing this review, honestly, because I want to tell people how good the guitar is, but I don't want the word to get too far out there, because then the price will drive up, and it will make it harder to get another one in the future.
Anyways, great, great guitar!
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Meur'saw's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a les paul ... just ..."
The main feature of this guitar is the "slice" of 5mm or less of "chromyte" balsa what! ^ ^
I think they get a stock of mahogany plank too thin to make them full so some genius had the idea to make it a bastard kind of sandwich ...
well my faith and it sounds very good this little sandwich ...
the original pickups are the same as the classic of the same period 496r/500t ... signal too strong, neutral and slightly soulless, I've replaced by van zandt trubuckers that eyeing over the side of the PAF ...
despite its name I find it a bit heavy ...
being used and faded to finish with your hands a little "wet" shall we say, I find the paint a little "sticky" at the handle, it hangs, it's a bit boring but ...
compared to my other guitars (LP DC P-90, '50 tribute) is one that sounds a les paul ... ^ ^ Being used to the P-90, the humbuckers sound a little dark, a little fat ... but I like it! want! I would take it well again tomorrow!
it dates from 1991 but I have since 2010 but it is true that my '50 LP DC tribute and remain my favorite small ...
I paid € 800 for occas ... it's a bit pricey but hey, the guy argues that this model is no longer produced, it is quite rare, blah ... good ... in hindsight, if I compare the current studios, the difference is perhaps the ...
level look for cons, it is unique ... if you like the mocha! ^ ^
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kourse's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
it dates from 92 (must look at the serial number!)
22 frets 496R and 500T, There's where the big beefy micro well
normal bridge gibson
everything on a les paul
The neck is cool, easy to play, it's not a good ibanez or jackson neck but it made the big play so who cares!
access to a fair bit sharp, but in fact used to it very quickly, there is always the instrument
in terms of weight, there is the class actually contains this guitar a little balsa (gibson in it different names it's more class) but that does not change the sound quality of the guitar, the gain lightweight it's great.
the sound is really nice:
micro hot-clear sound serious crunch to super crunch ..
micro acute super clear sound, with its metal limit (soad)
I think the old Les Paul are top but it's really a good guitar
I play rock exclusively, but it will rock to the sounds popy acdciens, then at least we will not ask you play and let's go rock'n'roll!
I play on and cabinet JCM900 1935b is Royal (for the style I practice), large super low distortion, short nikel!
2 years of use, and no change, it does not move yet I abused, jump attacks free .....
value for money is excellent, more weight has much to do, there is no back pain when doing a big concert
with the experience if I sub and I find one of occas' I take
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