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Gibson Les Paul Studio, Wine Red, Chrome Hardware

Gibson Les Paul Studio, Wine Red, Chrome Hardware

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Gibson Les Paul Studio, Wine Red, Chrome Hardware

Gibson Les Paul Studio, Wine Red, Chrome Hardware

  • Traditional Rounded Neck Profile
  • BurstBucker Pro Pickups
  • Traditional Mahogany Back plus Maple Top
  • 22-Fret Rosewood Fingerboards
  • Chambered Body for Perfect Tone Balance plus Weight

The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar inside 1983 offered guitarists all of the necessary ingredients of the Les Paul Standard, including a carved top plus humbucking pickups. Its easy but elegant shape immediately helped it become the most well known model inside the Les Paul Series. Cutting-yet-rich tone—the hallmark of the Les Paul—pours from the 490R plus 498T Alnico II magnet humbucker pickups, that are installed about a carved maple top with a mahogany back. The faded finish models are built with BurstBucker Pro pickups along with a mahogany top. The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar involves a Gibson hardshell case (Faded plus satin finish models come with a gig bag) along with a limited life warranty. Body plus Finish A strong, carved maple top plus chambered mahogany body provide the Les Paul Studio the same tonewood combination which has been assisting Les Paul Standards rock for almost 60 years. And every of its 4 accessible nitrocellulose finishes makes for a beautiful searching guitar, even whilst its no-frills approach eliminates body binding plus pickguard. Mahogany is a medium-dense lumber with great resonance plus superior sustain, plus it provides a wealthy, round, warm tone, however with a lot of high-end sheen plus superior mid-range presence. Add a strong maple top, as well as the guitar’s tone is increased with added quality, sustain plus description. The body’s chambering equally improves its mellow acoustic resonance, plus adds further air to the midrange content. Pickups Gibson’s 498T plus 490R pickups (“T” for treble, plus “R” for rhythm) have the conventional characteristics of the authentic “Patent Applied For” pickups of the late 1950s, with a limited upgrades. These pickups take benefit of wax potting, that does away with any air room inside the pickup, consequently lessening the possibilities of microphonic suggestions. The happen is a humbucker with all the tonal characteristics of a authentic PAF, with a slight heighten inside upper mid-range reaction. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490R side.Gibson’s Les Paul Studio has conventional Les Paul performance with a contemporary, no-frills attitude. Introduced because a guitar mostly for studio musicians, the Les Paul Studio has become the most desired–and popular–Les Pauls for the great harmonic plus sonic attributes. The essential ingredients of the Les Paul Standard exist, including a carved maple top, strong mahogany back plus genuine Gibson humbucker pickups. What the Les Paul Studio lacks inside extras, it makes up for inside performance. Ask any among the thousands of musicians whom call it their No. 1 axe.

Traditional Les Paul Performance Meets Modern Tone plus Playability

Available Finishes
Take a choose between 4 gorgeous finishes–Ebony, Wine Red, Classic White plus Fireburst–all of that are used by hand inside a task which demands many coats plus countless hours. Unlike a great deal of the competitors, whom settle for a polyurethane finish, Gibson opts for a nitrocellulose finish which can motivate the all-natural vibration of the instrument for a purer tone. Additionally, a nitro finish is surprisingly porous plus really gets leaner over time. That means a guitar’s lumber could breathe plus age wonderfully, like it’s expected to.

Fast & Comfortable Rounded Neck Profile
Gibson’s conventional rounded throat profile, that graces the throat of every Les Paul Studio, is a wider, rounder profile, emulating the throat shapes of the iconic Les Paul Standards of the late 1950s. Every throat is machined inside Gibson’s rough mill utilizing lumber shapers to result in the initial cuts. However when the fingerboard gets glued about, the rest–including the final sanding–is completed by hand. That signifies every throat ends up with ever-so-subtle variations which create every 1 because exceptional–and unique–as the upcoming.

A wider, rounder throat profile emulates the throat shapes of the iconic Les Paul Standards of the late 1950s.

Gibson pickups crank out contemporary tone with a classic edge.

Gibson’s 490R plus 498T Pickups
The mid to late 1960s saw the emergence of the really different kind of music from the clubs of England. This new genre’s players were demanding more effective amplifiers with improved amount outputs to meet their sonic explorations. This led to a call for a more versatile pickup, plus Gibson answered the call with all the 490T plus 490R pickups (“T” for treble, plus “R” for rhythm), humbuckers with all the tonal characteristics of a authentic PAF, however with a slight heighten inside upper mid-range reaction. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490′s perfect complement. Taking the 490 1 step further, the 498 swaps the Alnico II magnet to an Alnico V, therefore creating it somewhat hotter with focus about mid-ranges plus highs. The pole pieces found on the 498T are equally aligned a little further aside to support the spacing of the strings at the bridge, that is different than the spacing of the strings at the throat.

Mahogany Back plus Maple Top
There isn’t anything more important than the wedding of the Les Paul’s mahogany back with a maple limit, in addition to the regimen concerned inside choosing the appropriate lumber as well as the formula to dry it out. First, the lumber is personally inspected plus qualified by Gibson’s team of experienced lumber specialists before it enters the Gibson factories. These onsite inspectors equally guarantee which the plain maple originates from businesses sticking to the forest-saving guidelines of the Rainforest Alliance, of that Gibson is a proud associate plus sponsor. Inside the Gibson factories, humidity is maintained at 45 %, as well as the temperature at 70 degrees. This ensures all woods are dried to a amount of “balance,” where the wetness content refuses to change throughout the production procedure. This guarantees tight-fitting joints plus no expansion, plus controls the shrinkage plus warping of the woods, inside addition to reducing the fat. It moreover improves the woods’ machinability plus completing attributes, plus adherence to glue. Consistent dampness content signifies a Gibson guitar might answer evenly to temperature plus humidity changes lengthy following it leaves the factory.

Chambered Body
There’s anything regarding playing a guitar with best tone, balance, plus fat. One of the techniques the expert craftsmen at Gibson USA achieve this balance is by carving carefully mapped-out chambers inside the Les Paul’s strong mahogany back utilizing a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) router before the maple top is glued about. The positioning of the routes was established following thoughtful examination of the resonant characteristics of the Les Paul. Gibson contacted this procedure with all the awareness which each change to the formula might have repercussions found on the instrument’s sound. So, in addition to reducing the strain about a player’s back plus shoulder, these lighter Gibson guitars equally enhance the tone palette inside a way distinctive just to these guitars. The results are comfortable, lightweight guitars which are acoustically louder, with improved sustain plus resonance.

Ebony or Rosewood Fingerboard
The fingerboards about Gibson’s Les Paul Studios are built within the highest level rosewood plus ebony found on the world. Both are personally inspected plus qualified by Gibson’s team of experienced lumber specialists before they enter the factories to be fitted onto the throat of the Les Paul Studio. The resilience of these thick plus durable woods makes these fingerboards very balanced plus stable, plus provides every chord plus note unparalleled clearness plus bite. The 12-inch radius of the fingerboard offers smooth note bending abilities plus eliminates “dead” or “choked out” notes. The ebony fingerboard is just accessible found on the Classic White Les Paul Studio, as well as the rosewood fingerboard is accessible found on the Ebony, Wine Red, plus Fireburst models.

Enjoy Enhanced Tone With Gibson’s Lightweight, Chambered Body
The expert craftsmen at Gibson USA carve carefully mapped-out chambers inside the Les Paul Studio’s strong mahogany back utilizing a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) router before the maple top is glued about. The positioning of the routes was established following cautious examination of the resonant characteristics of the Les Paul. Gibson contacted this task with all the awareness which each change to the formula might have repercussions found on the instrument’s sound. So, in addition to reducing the strain about a player’s back plus shoulder, these lighter Gibson guitars furthermore enhance the tone palette inside a way distinctive just to these guitars. The results are comfortable, lightweight guitars which are acoustically louder, with improved sustain plus resonance.

Tune-O-Matic Bridge
The Tune-o-matic bridge was the brainchild of famous Gibson president Ted McCarty inside 1954. At the time, it had been a true revelation inside intonation, plus set a standard for simplicity plus functionality which has not been bettered. This pioneering part of hardware offers a fast seating for the strings, permitting the player to change plus fine-tune the intonation plus string height inside a matter of minutes. It additionally yields a awesome union between your strings plus body, that results inside good tone plus maintain. It is combined with a separate “stopbar” tailpiece, basically a modified adaptation of the earlier wraparound bridge. To this day, the Tune-o-matic remains the industry standard. It is the epitome of shape plus function inside electrical guitar bridge shape, plus is regarded as the many revered plus copied pieces of guitar hardware ever developed.

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3 Comments

  1. 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sweet playing Gibson, October 5, 2008
    By 
    B. Viloria “dodomaster” (Maryland USA) –
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    Just bought this guitar a few weeks ago, and believe me, its an amazing piece of musical instrument…its playability, the way the sustain just easily rolls off without too much work, and the looks and build quality is undeniably Gibson. I still have my old Epiphone Les Paul and it has served me well, but my new Gibson is lighter, sound tons better, and the action is low and easy.

    If you don’t need the LP Standard binding, and care less about the added price, then the Studio LP should be your next axe…same electronics and same sweet rockin’ sound with the awesome sustain to boot. Great guitar!

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  2. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Guitar, January 19, 2005
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    The Studio is a great guitar for anyone looking for an ‘affordable’ gibson. The sound is absolutely great and it plays like a dream. Naturally you’ll want to test it out before buying it, but I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

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  3. 6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Recommended., September 27, 2008
    By 
    BeeSee

    I’ve been playing a Gibson LP studio for the last 15 years. This, in and of itself, should say something about the quality of the instrument. When you buy a Gibson, for better or for worse, part of what you’re paying for is the name. There are (arguably) guitars out there that sound/play as good as the original for a lot less money, but unlike most of the LP clones, the genuine Gibson article retains its value well and is something of an “established commodity” – you know what you’re getting.

    My guitar has always sounded and played well, although (like any guitar) you may have to adjust the setup to get it the way you like it. (Evaluating guitars on the basis of how well they’re setup from the factory is, in my opinion, a bit of a waste of time. If you’re too lazy to adjust your instrument, or to have a tech adjust it for you, you should probably stick with “guitar hero”.) On the critical side, the fret ends on mine weren’t dressed as nicely as I’d like from the factory, and the fretboard finish was a little rougher than I’d have expected, both of which were easily rectified by a little TLC.

    Bottom line: there is, in the end, no substitute for the genuine article. Buy it, have your tech set it up the way you like it, and you should be happy.

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