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Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups   

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No-nonsense performance, classic tones, and textured satin finish.

The Les Paul Studio '50s Tribute is built on a solid tradition. Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The instruments' reduced ornamentation”lacking body or fingerboard binding, and using plainer tops”has helped to put them in the hands of many more players, while their adherence to the Les Paul's hardware, pickup, and construction traditions retained all the thick, meaty tone and unsurpassed playability for which the Standard has been known for nearly 60 years.

The Les Paul Studio '50s Tribute has a traditional Les Paul mahogany body with a maple top that is graced with a grain texured satin finish. The mahogany neck with a '50s profile has a 22-fret baked maple fingerboard which adds the snappy response of ebony, but retains a warm, traditional medium-brown look like pau ferro. A 490R neck humbucker and 498T bridge humbucker harness the resonant power of the time-tested selection of tonewoods. TonePros Kluson-style tuners and the faithful Tune-O-Matic bridge keep your tuning and intonation right where it should be.

Baked Maple:
Aging maple through a œbaking process called torrefaction. The wood is kept at 200-300º F for a period of time until the wood knows it' no longer a tree; Moisture is restored under pressure. This makes the wood very hard, sonically œlive and extremely stable. The snappy sound of ebony, with the look of medium-brown pau ferro. Many boutique manufacturers are now using this because it improves the wood with no chemical treatment, it' environmentally friendly and is great for making better sounding and playing guitars!

FEATURES
  • Handcrafted in Nashville, TN USA Mahogany chambered body
  • Maple top
  • Grain textured satin finish
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Baked maple fingerboard
  • '50s neck profile
  • Corian nut
  • 490R neck humbucker
  • 498T bridge humbucker
  • Volume, Volume, Tone, Tone controls
  • Gold top hat knobs with inserts
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • TonePros Kluson-style tuners
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
  • Gibson gig bag

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GibsonLes Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Solid electronics (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (13)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Recording (12)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

This Les Paul is the best deal for the money

I am so pleased with the entire Guitar and trust me if this guitar had a flaw I have no problem expressing it. I am in contact with several players Pro and just some...Read complete review

I am so pleased with the entire Guitar and trust me if this guitar had a flaw I have no problem expressing it. I am in contact with several players Pro and just some players just enjoying playing at home and the Buzz is out on this Les Paul. I love watching the faces of all of them when I let them play her or just have them listen, not a bad remark. This is one of those guitars you let a Buddy or Son plug in and play and you must beg to get her back. As I have mentioned order one before Gibson stops making this Model.
I bought this Gibson Les Paul through Musicians Friend and it was a pleasure as usual dealing with them and a pleasure to receive and play this guitar. Its set up from Gibson was amazing the Tone at the Bridge pickup with gain dialed up on my Marshall JCM 900 was pure old school Rock. I changed channels on my amp and went to a more clean setting and went to the neck pickup and played some Blues and I was so impressed as its tone was so deep this guitar is a pure Tone Monster. I am 53 and have been playing for 43 year and have owned and own several Gibsons this plays and sounds as good as any Standard. The 50's neck for me is perfect I own Les Pauls with 60's necks and as I tell all players playing each one it is very easy to get used to playing each differant neck. The 498 pickup at the bridge is the same pickup used on Les Paul Customs. I have the Honeyburst it is stunning and the Gold witch hat Knobs with inserts sets off this beauty. I dont know how long Gibson is going to make this Model but I would add one to your stable before they are gone.
There was not a flaw and she was set up perfect not one Buzz on any string or fret. The entire guitar even though it is a satin is stunning.
A Gibson Les Paul For the price Musicians Friend is asking is a Home Run and if you cant afford new purchase one at Musicians Friend Used I have bought several this way and the product and service are 1st class. Gibsons quality and the price I have to rate it a 10.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Guitar for the Price

I'm a Tele guy but really wanted a Les Paul. Money is tight these days and I didn't really want to give 2 grand for a LP standard. I read alot about this guitar...Read complete review

I'm a Tele guy but really wanted a Les Paul. Money is tight these days and I didn't really want to give 2 grand for a LP standard. I read alot about this guitar and finally ordered one. Got it a few days later and here are my thoughts:

It sounds good. I have read that most people say you can't tell it from a more expensive LP. I probably wouldn't agree with that, but for the price this guitar does sounds very good. The pickups are fantastic.

It plays easy. The action on mine was low and the neck was very comfortable.

It needs a case. It came with the nicest gig bag I've ever had, but it is still a gig bag. This is a Gibson USA LP and it needs a hard case.

The finish is bad. I have read that the finish on these is bad to wear. I've not had mine long enough to know if that is true but I have a feeling in a short amount of time it would be an issue.

The guitar feels cheap. I know that there has to be some sacrifices to get the price down this low but the lack of binding/cheap finish/wood just seems too subpar for a Gibson USA guitar.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for a great practice guitar, you can't go wrong here. It is a great value for the money.

That said, if you want a really nice, recording/gigging guitar, I'd probably pass on this one. I've sent mine back and have an LP standard on the way.

Just my .02.

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(12 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

An AWESOME Guitar!

By Kevin Reyes

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

This guitar is just simply the best. I've been playing for almost 2 years now, and i'm somewhat an intermediate guitar player. I play almost everyday and also do some performances. Ever since my strat started falling apart, I've been looking for an uprade and this is where the Les Paul comes in. It's like from driving a 2000 civic to a brand new Ferrari!!! I've had it for only a day, but it feels like i've had it forever. Thanks Gibson!
Good old Les Paul features. The baked maple sounds fine to me.
Lovin Gibson's high quality control. Feels and plays so differently from my strat.
A Gibson Les Paul for 850 bucks? Where else can you find a better deal? NOWHERE.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Arthur Porter

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

I am in love with this guitar, I can't put it down. Down the road I will most likely change a couple things to more suit my preference. (pickups maybe? speed knobs for sure) but offered with the appoinments it has and the quality/price ratio, I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone who wants/needs a les paul.
All that is offered on this model is all that I need. It's a player's axe.
Build quality and quailty control is absolutely top notch! I've never bought a brand new guitar before, so I was skeptical about how the set up would be. Well, it was dead on for me. As this guitar "settles in" after being played for about a week, it's only getting better. It sounds and plays so close to that of my old les paul classic.
A real Gibson les paul, brand new, in this price range!!! I never thought I'd see the day. If you don't care about binding and extra thick nitro finish, or pickup covers, this is, (IMHO), the best deal on a guitar out there.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice Guitar for the Price

By pdb1

from Undisclosed

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Cheap
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

I'm a Tele guy but really wanted a Les Paul. Money is tight these days and I didn't really want to give 2 grand for a LP standard. I read alot about this guitar and finally ordered one. Got it a few days later and here are my thoughts:

It sounds good. I have read that most people say you can't tell it from a more expensive LP. I probably wouldn't agree with that, but for the price this guitar does sounds very good. The pickups are fantastic.

It plays easy. The action on mine was low and the neck was very comfortable.

It needs a case. It came with the nicest gig bag I've ever had, but it is still a gig bag. This is a Gibson USA LP and it needs a hard case.

The finish is bad. I have read that the finish on these is bad to wear. I've not had mine long enough to know if that is true but I have a feeling in a short amount of time it would be an issue.

The guitar feels cheap. I know that there has to be some sacrifices to get the price down this low but the lack of binding/cheap finish/wood just seems too subpar for a Gibson USA guitar.

At the end of the day, if you're looking for a great practice guitar, you can't go wrong here. It is a great value for the money.

That said, if you want a really nice, recording/gigging guitar, I'd probably pass on this one. I've sent mine back and have an LP standard on the way.

Just my .02.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Bean

from Windsor CT

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

Overall great guitar can play any type of music. Only complaint is the the no case but with all the money you save you can buy one of the best.
I have got the classic sunburst one, and it is awesome. The 490r and 498t pick ups rock and the fifties neck is amazing.
I had no trouble with any thing. I just changed the stock strings to dadarrio 9s.
An american made les paul for less then a grand it is good quality.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hands Down the Best Guitar I Now Own!

By Paul Valentino

from MN

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

Bottom line - this guitar is just about perfect out of the box, no problems or flaws in workmanship, plugged-in, tuned up and ready to go. The action and sustains are incredible. I enjoy playing it more than my Strat which was a $1400 guitar and can't believe that this one is this price.
I've seen other reviews comparing this guitar to other Les Paul Models that were very solid so I thought I'd give this one a go since it's less than half the price of many of the others! I was not disappointed; this guitar just feels clean and plays like a dream. I have a Fender American Standard HSS Strat and an Epiphone SG as well and the Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute is by far my favorite, especially after a couple weeks of break in. The only advantages that go to the Strat are smoother ends on frets and it came with a hard case, but that guitar cost significantly more than this one. I would highly recommend this axe to anyone.
Came pretty much ready to play without requiring any tweaking or mucking around with intonation like other guitars I've had. Others have complained about the case that comes with the guitar, but I can't complain. The case is extremely well padded and will come in handy for my son's guitar once I upgrade to a hard case for this one.
The value is unbelievable! So glad that Gibson offers an option that doesn't include all the decorative options and layers of finish coatings so that we can all have such a wonderful playing experience for such a great bargain.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Les Paul is the best deal for the money

By ROCKING RON

from West Dundee/ near Chicago Il.

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

I am so pleased with the entire Guitar and trust me if this guitar had a flaw I have no problem expressing it. I am in contact with several players Pro and just some players just enjoying playing at home and the Buzz is out on this Les Paul. I love watching the faces of all of them when I let them play her or just have them listen, not a bad remark. This is one of those guitars you let a Buddy or Son plug in and play and you must beg to get her back. As I have mentioned order one before Gibson stops making this Model.
I bought this Gibson Les Paul through Musicians Friend and it was a pleasure as usual dealing with them and a pleasure to receive and play this guitar. Its set up from Gibson was amazing the Tone at the Bridge pickup with gain dialed up on my Marshall JCM 900 was pure old school Rock. I changed channels on my amp and went to a more clean setting and went to the neck pickup and played some Blues and I was so impressed as its tone was so deep this guitar is a pure Tone Monster. I am 53 and have been playing for 43 year and have owned and own several Gibsons this plays and sounds as good as any Standard. The 50's neck for me is perfect I own Les Pauls with 60's necks and as I tell all players playing each one it is very easy to get used to playing each differant neck. The 498 pickup at the bridge is the same pickup used on Les Paul Customs. I have the Honeyburst it is stunning and the Gold witch hat Knobs with inserts sets off this beauty. I dont know how long Gibson is going to make this Model but I would add one to your stable before they are gone.
There was not a flaw and she was set up perfect not one Buzz on any string or fret. The entire guitar even though it is a satin is stunning.
A Gibson Les Paul For the price Musicians Friend is asking is a Home Run and if you cant afford new purchase one at Musicians Friend Used I have bought several this way and the product and service are 1st class. Gibsons quality and the price I have to rate it a 10.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Blues/ Rock Guitar

By Pickin n Grinnin

from Atlanta

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

Love this guitar. At 7.5 pounds it is so comfortable and you won't want to put it down. The 490R and 490T pickups sound just right on low and cranked up. Highly recommend this guitar.
The usual Les Paul features with sweet sounding pickups, great action and easy playability.
There is nothing like a Gibson. Not a blemish on my new Goldtop. Love it!!
Intonation is perfect and plays like a dream...nice smooth comfortable neck.
Why invest in a lesser quality guitar. It is true, you get what you pay for.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

les paul studio.

By michael williams

from lewiston mi

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

overall im happy with the 50's tribute,it has more bang for the buck then the faded, i think.this one comes with a gig bag,but a very nice gig bag,and id rather have that anyway.
The features on my sunburst studio are the same on what you would pay much more for,other than the binding.just check out a "slash',,sunburst.i like the finnish on mine it look's vintage to me!..the knob's look vintage,as well as the sound.
The quality is nice,i may want to have it calibrated just a touch,but every guitar is different till you get use to it?..it's nicer than most strait out of the box that ive had.
this guitar is a great value,im happy with it.i had to adjust the volume on my amp cause the open coil pickup's bite,and bite hard,even with the gain turned up.ive been wanting a les paul for year's and the flex pay made it affordable.so i would have to say great value!

(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Nice

By bob

from Southern U.S.

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

Bare bones Les Paul. Nice neck. Classic sound.
The more I play it the more I like it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a gibson

By steve

from Summit,ms

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 50's Tribute Electric Guitar with Humbucker Pickups:

    I,ve owned several Gibsons in the past that cost considerably more, I guess because of the finish,but this one sounds as good or better.The guitar came packed well,not a mark on it.I made some minor adjustments, stretched and tuned up.The intonation was right on. The chambered body was much lighter than I expected, but I guess that's a good thing.Last week I jammed for about four hours with my Schecter c1 classic, and my back,neck and shoulder were hurting.I think I,ll make this my main guitar, it sings like the Schecter but less weight.Even though this axe has no slick finish,when your up on stage no one will know the difference.This is a good guitar for the price.I got the Honeyburst which was my personal favorite.The neck will take a little getting used to,but it feels good in my hands.I'm fiftyseven years old and my hands get a little stiff at times,so this wider neck should help.I'm an old rocker that can still jam with the best and this U.S.A. Gibson LP will keep me there.Thanks to Musicians Friend and all the guys who sent in the reviews.

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