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Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar   

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A mahogany body with carved maple top, 490R/498T pickups and pure rock tone.

Since 1983, Gibson USA has been proving not only that less is sometimes more, but also that less can sometimes knock your socks off “ when it comes in the form of the popular no-nonsense Les Paul Studio model, at least. Originally designed as a model for studio artists but adopted wholeheartedly by countless players of all stripes, the 2013 Les Paul Studio combines stripped-down appointments with the full tonal splendor and unrivaled playability of a Les Paul Standard.

All the elements of the legendary Les Paul Standard are still there, including that fat and sweet maple-and-mahogany tone through two genuine Gibson humbucking pickups. By eliminating a little of the window dressing “ namely, building the guitar without binding around the body top or fingerboard, and applying an elegant gold silkscreened logo in place of an inlay “ the Les Paul Studio weighs in at a price that players have found irresistible for three decades. It also physically weighs less. The mahogany body comes with œmodern weight relieving that is carefully applied inside the mahogany back to provide outstanding balance while optimizing the sonic capabilities of the guitar.

Crucial elements of the Les Paul Studio' design include the carved maple top and mahogany body, glued-in mahogany neck with back-angled headstock, granadillo fingerboard, Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece “ all design points that have been making Les Pauls the most desirable tone monsters available since the late 1950s. For electronics, a set of Gibson' 498T and 490R Alnico humbucking pickups squeeze every drop of tone from the instrument, and now feature coil-taps for an even broader range of tonal possibilities.

With these classic ingredients, the Les Paul Studio gives you all the sonic versatility you could ask for, from sultry, warm bluesy tones to powerful crunch to sizzling lead tones. Finally, the Les Paul Studio is supremely playable too, thanks to its slim-taper 60's neck profile and a chambered mahogany body that reduces the weight while enhancing resonance, making it outstandingly comfortable strapped on or seated. Includes case.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body with œmodern weight-relieving and carved maple top
  • 24.75" Scale Mahogany neck shaped to a ˜60s Slim Taper profile
  • Granadillo fingerboard dressed with trapezoid inlays
  • Tune-o-matic bridge and stop-tail
  • Electronics: 490R/498T wired to push/pull coil taps
  • Individual volume and tone controls, 3-way pickup selector
  • Grover vintage-style tuning machines
  • Hardshell Case

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Gibson2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Fun to play (21)
  • Good pick up (21)
  • Solid electronics (17)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (5)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (21)
  • Practicing (21)
  • Recording (15)
  • Rock concerts (8)
  • Small venues (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (7), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

flawless

I thought it would look too silly to put "smells good" as one of the pros of buying this guitar, but it really does! Even though I have had it...Read complete review

I thought it would look too silly to put "smells good" as one of the pros of buying this guitar, but it really does! Even though I have had it for about a year, it has always had that nice "wood" smell, which I guess comes from the granadillo fingerboard. At first, I was a bit hesitant about the granadillo, because it is a lighter, redder wood than rosewood but I have gotten accustomed to the look and I really like it now. I think it complements the ebony finish with chrome. I am fussy about the finishes on my guitars and I have to say this one is really perfect. It arrived from MF virtually in tune and the finish on the body of the guitar, the neck, fingerboard, frets, inlay, knobs, pickguard, were all absolutely perfect. It feels quite substantial to hold but is well balanced and feels like quality. The pickups sound great too. This guitar has lots of sustain and it can sound warm and jazzy or hard rock depending upon the player and the amp and effects. There are a lot of tones to be found with these pick ups, so this is a guitar that would suit so many players. I think if you were always considering a les paul and you will be happy without all the binding on the higher models, you should go for it. Especially if you can get one with this pickup configuration and it's on sale. If you get one that's perfect like mine, I don't think you could be disappointed.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

MUSICIANS FRIEND NEW GUITAR SENT FAULTY

Musicians Friend are a great company, but they have tried to cover themselves up and they are at fault.

I bought a "NEW" Gibson, not...Read complete review

Musicians Friend are a great company, but they have tried to cover themselves up and they are at fault.

I bought a "NEW" Gibson, not "open box" as the guitar now states on the site. I complained in 2 emails that were both ignored, that my guitar was dreadfully finished, loose and bent screws that are drilled at angles into the bent rear panels, jagged cut wood, missing paint etc etc.

I did not heed the warnings of the highest rated negative reviews before purchasing this "NEW" guitar, and now the people at MF have decided to call the guitar "out of box"? and drop the price? Is that exactly the same as what I bought as NEW? and now they ignore my emails and cover themselves?

Bitterly dissapointed that I spent so much on nice sounding garbage and will never buy from MF again.

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(11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great ax but,

By Carlosupernatural

from Oregon

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

There are two features that I find crucial to an ax. That is the pickups and the neck. The LP arrived and it was easy to adjust the settings right out of the box. I find the 490 and 498 pickups to be dynamic and favor them over the burstbuckers offered with the LP deluxe. I can only rate the Cordilla neck as fair. It came with slight flaws and small pores in spots. In addition the frets on this LP are rough and sharp. Regardless, the front and back finish were fine and by far these have the best LP tuners. Overall, I am happy with the purchase and would recommend this LP to any Blues, Metal or Rock player.

(6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Fret Buuuuzzzzzzzzzzzz

By Carloshoek

from san juan, pr

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

Nothing like an american made guitar. They just feel right, well built and solid. But this particular model has poor terminations, it has paint over the granadillo, came with loose screws and a HORRENDOUS fret buzz on the first three frets. I adjusted the truss rod but there's nothing I can do to fix it.

I'm taking it to a guitar professional too see if they can fix it, otherwise is going back to musician friend.

Aside that, the coil tap sounds cool, is a versatile guitar and the neck is very very comfy. The guitar looks awesome from the distance, if you get close you'll see those annoying paint dots en the granadillo (all over the side) they mass produce these things to a point in which they where simply wreckless on the details.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Terrific Deal

By TD from Huntington

from Huntington, NY

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    Ok what can I add that has not already been said. First I bought the 2012 Studio Ebony with Gold and bought it on sale. I was astonished with the price and I am extremely pleased with my purchase. The fit and finish of the guitar are very good. The action and intonation were perfect. The neck feels great, it is thin and easy to play and very easy to raise/pull strings. My only issue with the neck is that it is a little wide for my hand size. I also have a Gibson LP Traditional and I like that width much better. I love the sound of the 490/498 pick up combination. They are a nice compliment to the 57's on the traditional and are one of the specific reasons I bought the guitar. I have played and was considering a LPJ which, quiet frankly, I was very impressed with, but the sale price closed the deal for me. The guitar has a great warm dirty rock tone which I was looking for. I had two minor issues, one, the toggle switch was loose and second,the bridge pickup volume knob came off when I pulled it up for the first time to use the single coil feature. I found this very annoying although minor. It leaves you a little concerned about Gibson's quality control. Overall I am very pleased but the sale price contributes to that feeling. I almost forgot, I completely agree with guy who wrote "it smell good". It really does.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    2012 LP Studio- WOW Great Guitar

    By Mustang Mike

    from Phoenix, Arizona

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Good Pick Up
    • GREAT sound
    • Love The Neck
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any Style

      Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar. Looks great even without a fancy top or binding. I have the vintage sunburst and could not be happier with it. Great price for a great guitar. No problems with the quality of this guitar. I would recommend this guitar to my buddies.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This guitar sounds amazing

      By Scottinskow

      from Maine

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Impressive Sustain
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        The Gibson Les Paul has always been my dream guitar. I have had it for a few weeks now and I can't put it down. My other guitars are being neglected since its arrival. The sweet tones are incredible and the playability is amazing. It was well worth the money.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AMAZING bang for the buck!!

        By PunkRawkStar

        from PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Touring

          Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          I am a professional, touring musician. I own NOTHING but Gibson Les Pauls, and have purchased every single one through Musicians Friend. I just bought two of these; one in ebony/gold and one in silver/chrome. I have two customs, a standard, a pro, and two quilt tops.... These two studios are INCREDIBLE for tone and playability. I run all wireless on tour (Line 6 G50), and unless you have a super trained ear, you will NOT tell the difference between the guitars. If you want a beautiful guitar at a ridiculously affordable price, THIS is your Gibson. Pick up two or three. You won't be sorry you did. See you at the show.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          By far my favorite guitar

          By Scottinskow

          from Maine

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

            I bought this guitar in May. This guitar was set up perfectly right out of the "box" (hard case). The action and intonation is spot on. The sustain is impressive. The sound is warm and rich. Very buttery...mmmmm! Delicious!You can even feel the richness of the tone reverberating through the body. This is the beginning of my American Les Paul collection. I bought an Epiphone 339ES hollow body shortly after. The Epiphone...not so great.
            In short, this is by far my favorite guitar I have ever played. The only drawback that comes with owning this guitar is that I cannot put it down. Winter is coming and I have chores to do!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            flawless

            By Sigdis

            from NJ

            About Me Novice

            See all my reviews

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Beautifully Made
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

              I thought it would look too silly to put "smells good" as one of the pros of buying this guitar, but it really does! Even though I have had it for about a year, it has always had that nice "wood" smell, which I guess comes from the granadillo fingerboard. At first, I was a bit hesitant about the granadillo, because it is a lighter, redder wood than rosewood but I have gotten accustomed to the look and I really like it now. I think it complements the ebony finish with chrome. I am fussy about the finishes on my guitars and I have to say this one is really perfect. It arrived from MF virtually in tune and the finish on the body of the guitar, the neck, fingerboard, frets, inlay, knobs, pickguard, were all absolutely perfect. It feels quite substantial to hold but is well balanced and feels like quality. The pickups sound great too. This guitar has lots of sustain and it can sound warm and jazzy or hard rock depending upon the player and the amp and effects. There are a lot of tones to be found with these pick ups, so this is a guitar that would suit so many players. I think if you were always considering a les paul and you will be happy without all the binding on the higher models, you should go for it. Especially if you can get one with this pickup configuration and it's on sale. If you get one that's perfect like mine, I don't think you could be disappointed.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              MUSICIANS FRIEND NEW GUITAR SENT FAULTY

              By Anton

              from Tokyo Japan

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Sounds Great

              Cons

              • Jagged Cuts On Back Panel
              • Loose Screws
              • Mf Ignored 2emails So Far
              • Missing Paint
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

                Musicians Friend are a great company, but they have tried to cover themselves up and they are at fault.

                I bought a "NEW" Gibson, not "open box" as the guitar now states on the site. I complained in 2 emails that were both ignored, that my guitar was dreadfully finished, loose and bent screws that are drilled at angles into the bent rear panels, jagged cut wood, missing paint etc etc.

                I did not heed the warnings of the highest rated negative reviews before purchasing this "NEW" guitar, and now the people at MF have decided to call the guitar "out of box"? and drop the price? Is that exactly the same as what I bought as NEW? and now they ignore my emails and cover themselves?

                Bitterly dissapointed that I spent so much on nice sounding garbage and will never buy from MF again.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar!

                By Ray

                from Jesse, WV

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

                  My second one. The first one had fret buzz due to inadequate relief. The truss rod would not allow adjustment to correct this. The people at Musician's Friend were extremely helpful as they have always been. They had another one on the way the following day. This LP Studio is a great guitar. Some truss rod adjustment was required but that was it. Plays great, looks great, has a really great feel, and sounds great....very happy with this purchase! By the way, the case is also very nice...solid construction.

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