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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)

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100%

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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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great introduction to Gibson

    By guitar808

    from HI

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    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:

    While I am not totally blown away by this instrument I am satisfied with this purchase. For the same price you can get a whole lot of Korean guitar however what you are getting is a real deal made in the USA Gibson. Unfortunately to hit this price point they probably had to cut a few corners here and there and they probably don't spend as much time and attention in the QC department. The good part is that they still can sound and play great if you put a little more work into I to it. Electronics are very good and top quality. Overall still a great buy if you can try some out beforehand.

    (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow she's a beauty !!!!

    By JWarden

    from Mumford NY

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

    Get it,keep it, luv it, move people playing her
    I kept looking at the Honey burst model of the 50's tribute for a while and decided that I wanted one of these beauty's . I ordered it and when it arrived from UPS I dropped the tailgate on my truck and opened her up. When the first mourning sun rays hit her I was like WOW!!! She is a beautiful guitar. So I picked her up and took her to the porch and tuned her and started playing unplugged. The tone unplugged was full a resonating and she played nicely right out of the box. So now I had to plug her in to my Blackstar amp and she sang. This guitar is the best buy for the money out there if you want pure tone. I like the satin finish and the honey bust which some would consider stripped down but it adds to the tone of this guitar. I have a ESP EC-1000 that I payed the same price for and it does not even come close to the assume tone that this guitar has. I believe they are not making these beauty's any more so snag one up before they are gone. I fell in love with this guitar at first site and she is a dream. Play some Billy Gibbons licks on her and she will let you know who is boss.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Sound - 50's tribute

    By Marks

    from Ny

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

    Great sound. Just listen to it. plays well, looks great at an incredible price. Made in USA. Chambered so it will not break your shoulder at the gig. The only reservation I have is that the frets are not as easy to slide on than others I have played. Just a personal thing that I got over as the sound is just perfect for me.
    All standard LP features with the inclusion of those great P-90's

    A simple and for once under finished guitar where you can feel that it was actually made from wood

    Pots are OK, tuners work well
    Nicely done where it plays well with a really nice "aged" under painted finish. Came from factory ready to play (some what unusual for a Gibson) . Neck not overly slick, standard type Gibson frets Play the guitar to see if the frets match your style.
    You can't buy a better LP guitar at this price. The sound is just incredible. Play some blues on this (not Rock and Roll guitar) and you see why the great blues players used this guitar. The difference is that this is at a very good price point

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BEST bang for the buck anywhere

    By Scott Raffath

    from Fargo, North Dakota

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

    If you are on the fence about this. Get off and BUY it.
    Love the fat neck. Love the finish.
    I've heard complaints from others but can't figure out what they are talking about. The finish was fantastic. Factory set up was perfect.
    I can't think of a better value.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Took a while but now I love it

    By Nucci1960

    from Laguna, CA

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

    Now that I have had it a while I love it. It's beauty is in it's bare bones look and feel, nothing to distract from the playing and tone. I have expensive guitars that look amazing but sound average but this thing looks cool and has been my go to tool for making music. I was however put off by the absence of a truss rod tool so I called Gibson.... got it in the mail yesterday. It was a little issue but they handled it quickly.
    Features? Love the pickups, they really cut through playing live. The guitar is very crisp and has a tone of snap. Tuners are very good, nice ratio and they stay in tune. Hardware what you expect from Gibson... great chrome, no pits or thin spots.
    OK, the neck is the first guitar I have owned with the PLEK treatment. It's very nice, twist your pick a little and dig in and you can make it squeal very easily with some distortion. As usual with new Gibson guitars I have bought, they are set up like a cello... I swear they should give you a bow with them. Took me 2 hours to get it right but when I did it was great and plays like butter. Tried to move the neck slightly with the truss rod but no tool??? More on that below. Where the neck meets the body it looks like they slipped with their finishing sander and left a gouge... painted over it. On the side of the neck near the nut facing me is a 2" patch of unfinished roughness, could be glue squeezed out from fretboard... needs to be finished. And I hate the black-like back, looks cheesy. Sorry Gibson, maybe you should have the Epiphone QA people train your guys.
    For the price this thing is well worth the money. Plays and sounds amazing, and in a year of playing live getting beat up it will have some charm. I can leave my nice guitars in the studio.
    It's on the light side which is great, 3 hours straight and no problems. It definitely has the Gibson resonance and sustain you expect from a Les Paul and like I said the pickups are great in my opinion.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Light Weight with Heavy Sound!! Best Buy

    By Omar Sostre

    from Puerto Rico

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    Pros

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

    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:

      Satin Gold Top/Black Back is a Winner.
      Light weight win tons of sustain and sound.
      Baked Maple give it a brighter sound and is beautiful too.
      Pickup Combo is perfect for all music styles
      Straplocks are a Must. Tuners are the only downside.
      Locking Grovers are on the way.
      Action/Setup was very good out of the box.
      The guitar is a steal for the money. True Les Paul sound and look for less than $1000!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Goldtop!

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

      Great guitar for a great price. I gig about every weekend so I got a hard shell case for it..comes with a pretty nice gig bag but they just don't offer good protection for your investment when traveling. As mentioned before, the finish on the back is very thin (which probably helps with the tone) so even with care I'm sure it will look "vintage" pretty soon! By the way, I don't give a 10 rating on anything since nothing is perfect so I guess by getting 8's and 9's, this guitar gets my highest rating!
      As the title suggests, I got the gold top version of this guitar and haven't had any "buyer's remorse" at all! Beautiful to look at, a joy to play and sounds wonderful. I didn't have to change anything on the setup; no buzz and really nice action! I did adjust the height of the neck pickup away from the strings for a cleaner sound, but that's just a personal preference.
      The hardware and pickups are great. The guitar has a nice resonance even when unplugged...really cuts through onstage...very articulate. I guess my one gripe is the finish on the back of the body and neck have already gotten some nicks...I mean there's just not much finish back there so you're gonna see bare wood...cover your belt buckle and use extra care!
      I picked this over an Epiphone LP and I'm glad I did...better bang for the buck in my opinion and should hold value better.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      tone ,tone,tone.

      By steve

      from Summit,ms

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Gig Bag

      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:

      This is my second review of this guitar after a month of playing it.I love this guitar and am very happy with it.All of my previous statements still hold true.But the most important thing that has realy sold me on this guitar is it's tone.I've always played mainly with the bridge pickup on all my guitars because the neck pickups sounded kind of weak, needing a little more volume but the 490 and 498 must be perfectly matched for each other,I don't notice a difference in volume. The neck pickup has a sweet,clean tone change that I realy like,perfect for country style music or 50's pop. The bridge pickup has that power chord bite that we all loved from the 60's and 70's rocking roll.This is truely a players guitar.Every Gibson that I've owned in the past also had Grover tuners which are probably the best,however I've always liked the look of Kluson tuners,the way they stick out from the headstock and have that vintage ivory look.As a kid growing up in the 60's, I wanted a Gibson so bad but could never afford one, most all of them had Kluson tuners. That was the main reason I chose this guitar and secondly the pickups.Ordering guitars online without playing them first is risky but not with this one.Thanks to all the folks at Gibson,keep up the good work.Buy American!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pure B.A. LP Tone

      By Wyldeman

      from Center, Mo

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Absolutely amazing guitar from Gibson, it really is the real deal, without all the bells and whistles. The flashy binding, lacquer and things just aren't important to me. If they aren't important to you either then you should not hesitate to spring for this axe. I was significantly impressed with this so called "low end" Gibson, let me clear this up, there is absolutely NOTHING low end about this instrument. I sold my SG Standard to own this thing solely for the satin finish.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nothing Sounds Better!

        By Powderhound

        from Chehalis, WA

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

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

          Love this guitar! Excellent fit and finish, sounds as good as it looks. This is a basic Les Paul but it's a really nice guitar. Hard for me to put it down, I love the feel of it and the sound is perfection. If I could only have one guitar it would be this or something similar. Very fun to play!

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