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Gibson Les Paul performance with a modern features and a no-frills attitude.

Gibsons famous Les Paul sound, with updated features and a back-to-basics attitude.The introduction of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitar players all the basic elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and screaming humbuckers, but without the binding or other frills. Its elegantly simple design enabled it to swiftly become the most popular model of the Les Paul Series. Gibsons Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar takes that stripped-down design to the next level, with upgraded features like the biting, rich tone of a 490R humbucker pickup in the neck position and a BurstBucker Pro humbucker at the bridge position. Dual volume and push/pull tone controls enable coil-splitting for a variety of tones, and chrome-finished hardware, including Grover tuners and Gibson's pioneering Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, add a touch of class. These are mounted on an elegantly carved maple top, with a mahogany body for days of sustain. The Les Paul Studio Deluxe is affordable, dependable and built without compromises. The Gibson Les Paul comes with a hardshell case and a limited lifetime warranty. Use the drop-down menu above and to the right to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body style: Les Paul carved top
  • Top species: Maple top
  • Back species: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Neck joint: Set
  • Neck profile: '60s
  • Nut: Corian
  • Nut width: Standard Gibson: 1.695" ±.050"
  • Headstock inlay: Gibson logo
  • Silkscreen: Gibson logo + Les Paul model
  • Truss rod: Gibson adjustable truss rod
  • Truss rod cover: Bell-shaped cover, stamped "Deluxe"
  • Fingerboard
  • Fingerboard species: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard radius: 12"
  • Inlays: Figured acrylic trapezoid
  • Frets: 22
  • Hardware
  • Plating finish: Chrome
  • Tailpiece: Gibson stopbar
  • Bridge: Gibson Tune-O-Matic
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Electronics
  • Neck pickup: 490R
  • Bridge pickup: Burstbucker Pro
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone with coil-splitting, 3-way toggle
  • Control knobs: Black speed
  • Control pocket cover: Black molded
  • Special features: Quick-connect control pocket assembly
  • Case
  • Type: Gibson hardshell
  • Case interior: White
  • Case exterior: Black
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (23)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Sweetest Thing

This is not my first American guitar, nor is it my first Les Paul. But it is my first American Les Paul.

Anyone familiar with Gibson knows the company has been...Read complete review

This is not my first American guitar, nor is it my first Les Paul. But it is my first American Les Paul.

Anyone familiar with Gibson knows the company has been around for more than 50 years and has been supplying some of the world's top musicians with quality instruments throughout. This guitar is no exception. The 490R in the neck has a great clean tone without ever getting muddy, and the BurstBucker in the bridge is brutal when it needs to be, sparkling when it needs to be and always great sounding. By selecting both pickups, dialing back the bridge volume and tapping the neck, you can get a thick Strat sound. For a two-humbucker guitar, there's an amazing array of sounds available. The top is a slightly different color than the back, giving the guitar the illusion of binding. This guitar is more affordable than the LP Standard and sounds a little better in my opinion, and being a fan of the uncovered zebra pickups, looks better too. You won't regret buying this guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Guitar/hideous odor

The guitar is fine, but the case absolutely reeks of nauseating chemicals (and the instrument takes on that odor, of course). The smell is simultaneously acrid, sweet, and disgusting. I'm NOT...Read complete review

The guitar is fine, but the case absolutely reeks of nauseating chemicals (and the instrument takes on that odor, of course). The smell is simultaneously acrid, sweet, and disgusting. I'm NOT talking about a pleasant new intrument odor; this is revolting (though with hints of vanilla). Whatever the cause (glue?, the plush lining?), the stench is stomach churning and persistent. I've had the case out in the sun for hours, but I can't detect any improvement in the odor. Potential buyers should be forewarned!
The guitar is really nice, with beautiful fretwork.
Gibson needs to get a new case manufacturer or lean on their present supplier.
The case might have to be thrown away.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Les Paul Studio Deluxe

By Dale Norris

from Detroit

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This guitar has it all. The value that your getting with this thing is unreal! I have owned it for a week and am in love with the playability. You can get any sound out of this thing too! The pictures do not do the finish justice, buy this guitar!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Way To Go Gibson

By GERALD MANLEY

from ohio

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Possibly the nicest LP for the money,nice layout,neck,tuners,coil splits,500k pots,nice finish and no pink binding[found on usa production les paul's].I put some seymour duncan seth lovers pickups in it and all is well. Otherwise a 10 all around!!!
This guitar has a lot of great features,60's neck,coil split,500k pots! Mine is a 2009 and has no pc board,newer ones may have one.500k pots are an upgrade over 300k's.Pickups are burstbucker pro: bridge,490R in neck,Grover tuners etc......[490R is not my cup of tea in neck,hence the 9 rating]
Very good,no fit, finish or quality issues...frets are nice,great overall quality
Honest,great value for money spent,use promos/holidays and get more bang for your buck!

(7 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice Guitar/hideous odor

By Reverse Snob

from West-central Wisconsin

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

The guitar is fine, but the case absolutely reeks of nauseating chemicals (and the instrument takes on that odor, of course). The smell is simultaneously acrid, sweet, and disgusting. I'm NOT talking about a pleasant new intrument odor; this is revolting (though with hints of vanilla). Whatever the cause (glue?, the plush lining?), the stench is stomach churning and persistent. I've had the case out in the sun for hours, but I can't detect any improvement in the odor. Potential buyers should be forewarned!
The guitar is really nice, with beautiful fretwork.
Gibson needs to get a new case manufacturer or lean on their present supplier.
The case might have to be thrown away.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LP Studio Deluxe Rocks.

By d

from central Fl.

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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I like almost everything on this guitar. The sound is strong and the feel is excellent. It stays in tune well and is beautiful to look at. You can get close to many of the sounds you're looking for. It's definitely worth looking into.
I like the body and neck with full gloss like this. Push pull pots are cool. Can get single coil sounds. Not perfect but useable. 60's neck is nice. Not superthin but feels just right. You can fly on this one. Fretwork is awesome. No sharp edges. 490r front pickup is deep and good for blues and singing leads. The Burstbucker pro in the rear is pretty good with a lot of highs and the combo seems to work well. This guitar has a more woody, thicker, type of sound than a regular les paul studio because it's weight relieved, not chambered. It did not come with the quick connect control pocket assembly as advertised though.
Quality was great on this model. They went over it well. I've had a bad experience with a les paul studio some years back and there is no comparison to this model. Excellent. Set up was perfect. I find myself playing nonstop for hours on this. The case is nice too.
I got it on sale which was fantastic. It's worth it even at regular price. Versatile guitar. Only complaint I've had on this whole guitar was that the Burstbucker pro bridge pickup seems a touch dry sounding at times. More vintage I guess. I wondered if the Gibson 498t bridge pickup would be worth putting into this because I play a lot of Sabbath, Maiden, and Boston along with other styles of music. We'll see, but it's fine for now.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Sweetest Thing

By TheClev

from Ohio

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Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Coil Tapping
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Relatively Affordable
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    This is not my first American guitar, nor is it my first Les Paul. But it is my first American Les Paul.

    Anyone familiar with Gibson knows the company has been around for more than 50 years and has been supplying some of the world's top musicians with quality instruments throughout. This guitar is no exception. The 490R in the neck has a great clean tone without ever getting muddy, and the BurstBucker in the bridge is brutal when it needs to be, sparkling when it needs to be and always great sounding. By selecting both pickups, dialing back the bridge volume and tapping the neck, you can get a thick Strat sound. For a two-humbucker guitar, there's an amazing array of sounds available. The top is a slightly different color than the back, giving the guitar the illusion of binding. This guitar is more affordable than the LP Standard and sounds a little better in my opinion, and being a fan of the uncovered zebra pickups, looks better too. You won't regret buying this guitar.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    The right Les Paul for me.

    By sore fingers

    from Texas

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    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I've always wanted to own a Les Paul, but was always put off by the price and gawdiness of the high-end models. Then came all the talk of Gibson's QC issues on the lower end models so I just stayed away from them for a while. But then I saw this guitar and really liked the simplicity of it. I'm not a huge fan of plastic binding and excessive inlay, so this guitar suits me well. This guitar is a quality Les Paul that sounds and feels like one should, but without all the frilly BS. If the maple top had a little bit more character to it and the finish wasn't so "teardrop" shaped, this guitar would be a perfect. A better set-up would have been nice, too. But that can be taken care of. I can already tell that guitar is going to be workhorse and I look forward to playing it for many, many years.
    This is the first guitar I've owned with coil splitting and I really do like it. I mainly play strats and I love that single tone so being able to get that sound on this guitar is really cool. The bridge pickup is phenomenal but the 490R leaves a little to be desired. It's just a little too muddy with distortion, but actually cleans up quite nicely on a clean channel. The tuners are good ol' reliable Grovers, but I do plan on swapping them out. The tuners that come on the guitar are fine, but I'm not a fan of the shape of the buttons. I think keystones would look much better.
    Very minor dings here and there, but I'm pretty sure that's from people handling the guitar in the store. I don't expect a guitar to be cosmetically flawless anyways. Aside from that, there's nothing mechanically or cosmetically faulty on the guitar. The finish is nice and I can see it looking better with age and normal wear-and-tear. I bought this guitar for the long haul. Intonation was good but the action is a little high so it will need a professional set-up in the near future.
    For the most part, I think you get what you pay for with this guitar. Don't get me wrong. As is, it's a fantastic guitar. But it also serves as a great foundation for making your own upgrades should you decide to personalize it.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    To celebrate Slash's Rock Hall induction, I bought myself a Les Paul.

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    The finish is BEAUTIFUL, the BurstBucker Pro and 490r complement each other well and the coil-tapping gives you a variety of tones most Les Pauls can't get. Replace the strap holders with strap locks and enjoy this gorgeous, great-sounding singlecut.
    Typically, there aren't many features when it comes to Les Pauls. You have a quality instrument with two humbuckers, a mahogany body and some great tone. But for this one, the coil tap is a huge plus. You can get some really cool sounds when you keep the switch in the middle and tap one or both pups. Also, I love having a maple top with a transparent finish. Mine has a really nice wood grain and looks great!
    The only reason this guitar isn't getting a ten is the strap buttons. Gibson makes quality guitars, and you're getting a USA-quality Gibson-which means premium wood, expert craftsmanship and a finish you could lose yourself in. But unfortunately, you WILL need to replace the strap buttons if you don't want to drop your Les Paul and break it. They are tiny and make you feel like your guitar is on the precipice of a damaging fall all the time. It seems like a silly thing for Gibson to skimp on, but be aware this will be an issue.
    Gibson Les Paul with coil tapping? Yes please.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Studio Deluxe is righteous

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I bought a LPSD from MF and am now 51 days into it or it's mine now. I have to say, as a life long musician who has put some serious coin in Gibsons in the last 42 years, I had no hesitation buying the LPSD, in the Gibson world, $1399 is cheap. I am very pleased with the guitar and would recommend it to anyone regardless of musical stature, it is a solid giggable(word?) guitar. I have the vintage sunburst and it gorgeous, even without binding it doesn't have that cheaper look of the other Studios. Got that Gibson growl and sustain, is a peach to play, I bought it with the feeling that I would play it for a month and return it being the guitar snob I am, but I am keeping her.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a 'Paul!

    By MusicalMoore6

    from Towanda, Pa

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    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    This Les Paul is.. wow, something that I never would have EVER thought I would own.

    The Finish is UNBELIVEABLY amazing!

    With the coil splits this guitar sounds better than any Fender, not split the Pick Ups are HOT, Full, and Juicey.

    This guitar will NEVER be sold, NEVER be traded, and I will never need another.

    As an activie musician I will not longer need to bring my Taylor 210e, ES 335, and Strat - Now, I'll just bring the Paul and the Taylor and call it a night.

    Do not hesistate. Just buy it!!!
    Wayyy more than a 10!!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Jordan Latas

    from Ohio

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    this guitar is great and will sell easily not that i ever will want to sell it.
    This guitar is amazing dont hesitate i saved my money for a couple years and bought it today.

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