Gibson Les Paul Studio
Gibson Les Paul Studio

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

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iamqman 08/15/2011

Gibson Les Paul Studio : iamqman's user review

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This guitar is basically the introduction for someone who wants to get into a Gibson Les Paul guitar. This is the Gibson Les Paul studio guitar which is basically a standard version but with without the quality wood components et cetera et cetera. It's still a great sounding guitar and you get a very Les Paul tone no matter how you play or with whatever amp you're playing it with. These are a lot less expensive compared to most of the custom guitars and their standard plus guitars.

This is a fine instrument for the budgeted musician and it's a great sounding guitar with its wine red color, it's almost looks like it's swirls in the paint job. It's a darker red color so it's not a Ferrari red or a racer red color but more of a black mixed with a red swirl. It's a nice-looking guitar with the black knobs in the pearl block inlays for the fretboards. Overall it's a good guitar for someone who doesn't want to spend a whole lot of money or wants to keep their budget under a thousand dollars.


Manufactured in: Nashville, TN

Top Species: Carved Maple top

Back Species: Mahogany

Neck Species: Mahogany

Profile: '59 Les Paul Rounded

Peghead Pitch: 17 degrees

Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.818 in.

Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.963 in.

Heel Length: 0.625 in.

Neck Joint Location: 16th fret

Fingerboard Species: Rosewood; Ebony on Classic/Alpine White and Platinum

Scale Length: 24-3/4 in.

Total Length: 18.062 in.

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1-11/16 in.

Width at 12th Fret: 2.062 in.

Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid, none on Platinum

Hardware Plating Finish: Chrome

Tailpiece: Stopbar

Bridge: Tune-o-matic

Knobs: Black Speed

Tuners: Green Key

Neck Pickup: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker

Bridge Pickup: 498T Alnico magnet humbucker

Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way switch

Case Interior: Dark Grey Plush with Black Shroud

Case Exterior: Black Reptile Pattern Hardshell

Case Silkscreen: Silver 'Gibson USA' logo

Strings: Brite Wires .010-.046


The tone of this guitar is very Gibson Les Paul no doubt about it. It sounds like any other Les Paul you you have ever heard before. It's a guitar that features a mahogany body and mahogany neck with the rosewood fretboard. You get nice pearl block inlays within the frets to volume control knobs and two tone control knobs.

This guitar sounds spectacular with a Mesa boogie amp or a Marshall JCM 800 amp, or just a solid high gain amplifier that just mixes very well. We had this exact guitar in our band for a while and it sounded very good through our Mesa boogie Mark lll and our marshall DSL hundred watt amp. It's a great rock 'n roll tone and the pickups we had it were the normal burstbucker pickups. I'm not really a fan of the burst bucker pickups but this sounded really good in this guitar. I highly recommend this guitar to anyone you need to get solid mahogany rock 'n roll guitar.


These guitars come in new right around $1300 or you can find them on the used market for just a little less than this if it's this model but some of the older Gibson Les Paul studio guitars that were not chambered usually run a few hundred less than this price new and sound a little bit better then these new chambered studio guitars. I recommend this guitar to anyone who wants to get a Gibson Les Paul tone and doesn't want to spend more than $1500 to do it. This is a great guitar a great sounding guitar and will serve your needs very well for gigging or recording session.