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Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Alpine White Chrome Hardware (Open Box)
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Product# H80019
OVERVIEW

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 “modern” 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’s 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’s 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 “modern” 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

Don't settle for less. Order your Les today.

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Gibson2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (20)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Good tone (19)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Solid electronics (16)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (17)
  • Practicing (17)
  • Recording (12)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Small venues (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fret Buuuuzzzzzzzzzzzz

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...Read complete review

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.

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5.0

Gibson Les Paul Studio

By Flash 44

from Greenville, SC

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

  • None so far

Best Uses

  • I Play At Home On

Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I am happy with the guitar, the look, quality, price and the short length of time from order to delivery

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5.0

Great start into the Gibson world!

By The Pick Room

from San Antonio, Tx

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I recently purchased the 2013 Gibson Les Paul Studio in Alpine White. The guitar is beautiful and the case is sturdy. I find myself not wanting to scratch the case just as much as the guitar. This is my first Gibson. I am usually a Fender player, but I wanted a change in sound. I definitely got it! This is a good start into the Gibson world. I already had the money for a 2500.00 Gibson LP, but decided to try something a little cheaper. It was a good pick! I can get all kinds of sounds out of this guitar with the push pull pots. I am having to do a little set up on it, but thats a gimme! Great buy, you'll enjoy it!

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    5.0

    Excellent!

    By Dogpatch52

    from HamiltonMo.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    Its a great guitar at a price I couldn't refuse. the fit and finish is flawless. It holds its tune. Its just beautiful to look at and gentle to play. The action could be improved a little but not much. Just a great guitar!

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    An Outstanding Transaction

    By njf

    from Chicago

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • 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:

      Outstanding transaction. Great service. They heard me clearly and went out of their way to provide what I was looking for, and to be WAY MORE than fair.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Choice

      By Rick4502

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        A fantastic guitar. I got the Pelham Blue and it looks great. The service from Musician's Friend was flawless. The guitar arrived in well-packaged and flawless condition. The included case is wonderful. I'd highly recommend this guitar and Musician's Friend.

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        5.0

        The trash on Gibson and Musicians Friend

        By Jack D

        from Syracuse, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

            It's not necessary to rewrite the Gibson manual. Gibson is the best and so is this guitar. The main thing I want to address is Musician's Friend, always friendly, always helpful and never makes you feel like they don't have the time to help you out.

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 7 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.

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            By far my favorite guitar

            By Scottinskow

            from Maine

            About Me Experienced

            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!

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              awesome

              By hawkeyeJ

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

                This guitar is awesome. I couldn't stop playing it the day I got it. Nice tone and feel. Good quality. The only thing is I got the Pelham blue and it came with cream trim and pick guard instead of the black shown. But I thought cream would look better prior to my purchase so that was a bonus.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                oh lord...

                By bob

                from florida

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gibson 2013 Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

                always wanted a les paul. ordered one from MF a while back and had to send it back due to serious quality issues. MF took it back no problem and I know it's not their fault. anyway, great deal comes up on this 2012 studio model so I take another chance. Ordered the pelham blue. this one didn't have as many quality issues. the funniest one on my guitar is where it's supposed to have "model" silk screened on the headstock, it has "mode". did not notice until I changed the strings. would have been better off with an epi or ltd but I have a mint washburn wonderbar that fits spot on to the Gibson bridge layout.

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