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A true Les Paul with advanced electronics that is lightweight and affordable.

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar has become one of the most desired Les Paul guitars for its tremendous harmonic and sonic capacities. The studio guitar is coveted by musicians from all genres of music and offers Les Paul performance with a modern, no-frills attitude. This Silverburst edition is lighter weight and offers a distinct look and modern features.

The Les Paul Studio guitar marries a lightweight chambered mahogany back to a maple top. The mahogany set neck has a 22-fret fingerboard that is constructed from high-grade rosewood. The flatter 12" fingerboard radius promotes smooth note bending and eliminates dead or choked out notes—a common occurrence on rounder, smaller radius fingerboards. The Les Paul Studio guitar's '60s neck profile is slim tapered emulating the neck shapes of the 1960 Les Paul Standard.

The Les Paul Studio Guitar shares the same quality electronics as some of its more expensive siblings. The Gibson 490R pickup has the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, but with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490 pickup's ideal complement. Taking the 490 one step further, the 498 swaps the Alnico II magnet with an Alnico V, thus making it a slightly hotter pickup with emphasis on mid-ranges and highs. The pole pieces on the 498T are also aligned a little further apart to accommodate the spacing of the strings at the bridge. Both pickups can be split via push/pull volume controls.

FEATURES
  • Style: Les Paul
  • Body Back: Mahogany
  • Body Top: Carved maple
  • Neck: Set mahogany neck with '60s profile
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Bridge pickup: Gibson 498T
  • Neck pickup: Gibson 490R
  • Controls: Vol (push/pull coil-splitting)/Vol (push/pull coil-splitting)/Tone/Tone with 3-way toggle
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with stopbar tailpiece
  • Tuners: Grovers
  • Hardware: Chrome

Get a modern Les Paul without spending a fortune.

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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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Kinda dissapointed at first.

My wife bought me this guitar while I was returning from a deployment to Iraq. When I opened the case I was astonished at the quality of the guitars details. Gibson never fails at...Read complete review

My wife bought me this guitar while I was returning from a deployment to Iraq. When I opened the case I was astonished at the quality of the guitars details. Gibson never fails at their finishings. The case that it came with was a piece of art in itself. But when I plugged it in I have to say I was actually a little disapointed with it's tone. I couldn't get the desired heat out of it I thought I'd be able to. After a short period of time I realized that it's not a guitar built for shredding. It's clean tone is prime and it sounds best for a light distortion or a nice crunch for that classic rock sound. This guitar is built if you like to play blues, classic rock, or even punk. But it's not built for metal. If your intentions are metal and hardcore than I'd suggest getting something else. But the softer genres I believe it's worth every penny!
My wife bought me this guitar when I returned from a deployment from Iraq. I opened up the case and it was simply beautiful. Gibson doesn't mess around with it's finishes. The case was a piece of art in itself. When I plugged it in I was actually a little disappointed with it's tone. I couldn't get much heat out of the pickups. But after a short period of time I realized that this guitar isn't meant for shredding in the first place. I have to say that at this point it was worth every penny. It's clean tone is prime and it's a pretty neat guitar with a little bit of crunch when it's played. If you are planning to buy this guitar ensure you're using it for what it was made for. Blues, classic rock, and even a little punk will make you love it. If you're intentions are shredding like a mad man then it's not worth it.

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mixed feelings

I purchased the gibson studio silverburst from gc. The guitar itself had such a stunning finish I just had to pick it up. I played it for about twenty minutes through various amps,...Read complete review

I purchased the gibson studio silverburst from gc. The guitar itself had such a stunning finish I just had to pick it up. I played it for about twenty minutes through various amps, both solid state and tube. The sound was great. This one had a bad switch in it which was replaced on the spot. The fret ends were like a picket fence, hard to believe this got by someone. I did feel maybe because of climate issues. I purchased the guitar and kept it for about a week....took it back.....workmanship, poor...unbelievably for gibson...ended up with top of the line epi...wow now that a paul

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love this guitar

By Danny Hemphill

from Broomfield, Colorado

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I'm sure there are lots of great guitars out there but for me, and I just play because I enjoy it, the search for the perfect guitar has now ended. I love the way it plays, feels and looks. In my book that's good enough.
How can you beat the classic looks and the finish on this guitar? You can't period.
I've had the guitar for about 3 months so it's time to offer my comments about my experiences. The guitar's construction and finish were absolutely perfect when they arrived, and given the price, I went over it with a fine tooth comb so to speak. The case was well protected by the heavy cardboard shipping box. One bit of advise I would offer others who purchase the guitar is to order a set of .10 ga Gibson Vintage Reissue strings and replace the ones that come with the guitar. There isn't anything really wrong with the original strings except they have probably been sitting in storage at a warehouse for a while and like any string just lose their edge over time. You will be amazed at the difference new fresh stings will make. Also, make sure you use a good cable. I had a cheap cable and there was a constant hum when the guitar was sitting in a stand. I bought a Monster cable and the hum was gone.
Buy a cheap imitation of this guitar and you will have a cheap imitation of this guitar, buy quality and you get quality. This guitar is simply quality at its finest. I just went to a Peter Frampton concert and guess what, he was playing mostly Gibson guitars including a Gibson Les Paul Studio. Pretty good recommendation I would say.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

gibson silverburst

By josrph leffingwell

from west virginia

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

will be sure to buy another one of these guitars for sure. it is more than what i thought it would be
just recived this guitar today. i have played alot of guitars but only word can describe this guitar AWESOME
great workmanship love the sound of the pickups/ the neck of it is great
it was more than i thought it would be great work gibson

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My new GEM! LesPaul Studio Silverburst

By Gene Martin

from Oregon Coast

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This has been a major purchase for me. I have waited for a long time to get a new guitar and this Silverburst Studio is my new gem. The quality of mine right out of the case was surprising. I expected to have to do a setup on it before I could really enjoy it, but it played beautifully just moments after tweaking it into tune.

For most hobbyest guitarists, the lesser priced model would probably be just as sweet. I went with the Silverburts because the look best fits my personality and since it may be some time again before I could go all in on a new guitar, I wanted the best I could get while I could swing it.

The slight hum from the pickups when not in play might bother some players, but for me, once the jammin started, the hum was lost in translation and I was in another world where for the moment I was king.

Because of the higher end price and the slight humming, I give this guitar only an overall of 8. Price it the the realm of most of the basic styles of studios and my eval would have topped the list.

I have always enjoyed the sound of the Gibson guitars and am now a very proud owner in what I hope will be a wonderful partnership. Thanks Gibson and Steve Krenz for giving me another burst of "I wanna play guitar energy!!"
What a beautiful guitar. Just opening the case and seeing this guitar for the first time live was amazing. The finish was awesome, and everyone that saw it for the fist time had their chins dropped and eyes open wide. The Silverburst design is as brilliant as gold and stands in a class all of its own. SWEET!!

I really enjoyed the fact that it was setup and ready to play right from the start. Just a little tweaking to get it tuned and away I went. This guitar played flawlessly without a single buzzing fret and the string height was meant to be for my fingers.

There is just a slight humming from the pickups when untouched, but when the jamming started, it was totally unnoticable. I have played it through my Peavey Bandit 112 and rocked the house. Plugged into my Little Fender Frontman and the blues came through with sweetness.

This guitar is easy to adjust for tonal quality and switching between the pickups is effortless.

I waited 30 yrs to finally get a Les Paul and this little studio is my new gem.
Everything I read about this guitar has so far stood up to the test for me. The finish is brilliant, the playability is so sweet. It has made me wish I could have afforded one sooner. At least I have it for the rest of my playing days. My collection of guitars just got a boost and all eyes are on this one as soon as I stand it next to my others.

The case it came with is also very well made and fits the guitar like a glove.
This guitar is on the higher end of the market for a LesPaul studio, but since I have waited so long to finally purchase one, I believe the style and playability of this Silverburst model has made it worth every penny for me. I'm not a professional, but like a friend of mine once said, " If you can make a bad guitar sound good...you can make a good guitar sound BAAAAAD!!" and for me, I can make this guitar sound GREAAAAT!!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bad Pickup Selector Switch but Great Tone!

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

The tone, for me, is excellent. Tone is a very personal thing, but this guitar can do my raunchy power chords and heavy blues solo's great. Think Angus & Johnny Winter rolled into one. Therefore a 10 - now! However, don't be surprised if you have a selector switch issue...
For me, this is the Holy Grail minus binding:
60's Slim Taper Neck
REAL Rosewood
Grovers!
490R/498T - My fave Gibby PUPs
Nice Finish
Coil Tapped
First one went back - Middle position did not work on PUP selector switch.

Second one had no sound out of the neck PUP

Rather than a second return, I had ny tech put in a new switch and then he found that the ground wire was on the neck and vice-versa. All is good now, but come on Gibson! Good thing my tech works cheap...

Finish was good, frets good (love Plek'd frets!), but the pickup selector switches issues had me cussing.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic right out of the box!!!

By Teck Jin Lim

from Los Angeles

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

What can I say, Gibson has acquired it's reputation for amazing guitars for good reason. The Strat, to its credit, had a ton more technology that makes it appealing if you like that kind of thing in terms of getting more variety of tones but if you want a guitar where you do't have to fiddle around with all your effects chains and the guitar hardware itself and swap out pickups and such to get a good tone you're looking for the Gibson Les Paul.

Playable right out of the box and the checklist card comes autographed by the individual who personally inspected the instrument before shipping instead of some anonymous robot number. After playing for about 15 minutes I understood that I wasn't going to have to perform any setup changes on this guitar at all, the first time I've had this experience. An absolute home run, you will not be disappointed in buying this guitar.
Gotta love the pull out pots to switch to coil tap mode: increased variety of tones this beauty can dish out. Very nice strings, beautiful rosewood fretboard (not ebony like on the Epiphone clone) and stunning chrome hardware complete the look. Beautiful silverburst and chrome color scheme really does it for me.
Amazingly enough came ready to win right out of the box, all I had to do was tune the strings for 3 minutes and she was ready to break some hearts and save some souls! Action is perfect, there iare absolutely no flaws in the guitar's finish or any other component. The only weird thing is that I found a red rubberband around the tuners on the right side of the headstrock. Didn't really seem necessary so I took it off.

The only guitar I've had that compares in terms of quality was an American made Fender Stratocaster. The difference is all in tone, and what a tone! The Strat is a nice guitar with good playability but you haven't really played an electric solidbody guitar until you've tried out a really good Gibson Les Paul.
The Gibson Les Paul is a touch on the expensive side but when I stack it up against the Fender Strat I used to have the quality level, playability and tone of the GLP just blows the competition out of the water.

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(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

gibson les payl stuido

By alessandro rizzuto

from fortmcmurrey

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

rock on

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great guitar

By Sheila Moore

from Undisclosed

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

this is worth it trust me its an absolutely amazing guitar
i got the guitar 3 months ago but i have had the worst of all luck with it before i was about to go on stage with it my strap broke and the guitar hit the concrete and then to top that off my mom was walking by it one day and knocked it over and broke the head stock but luckily didn't break the truss rod so me and a friend are now in the process of glueing it back so be extremely carful because if this guitar or any other les paul hits face first on the ground the neck is very likely to break because of les pauls necks going backwards ....... anyways besides my bad luck its an amazing guitar i prefer this guitar over the standard any day the neck is thinner and plays better it sounds amazing and stays in tune great i love the grover tuners and it also has coil tapping so thats just another bonus if you have the money get this guitar its 10000 times better then any epiphone and i like it more then gibson les paul standards because it sounds just as good and plays better plus its cheaper

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Most Amazing Les Paul I've ever played

By Tom Polizzi

from Connecticut

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

I played this guitar at my local Guitarcenter. Every time I go back there I immediately go to this guitar. Believe me if it were in my budget, I would buy this guitar without a second thought. The finish is a beautiful silverburst, the neck profile is slim tapered for a flat, comfortable playing surface. The pickups are fantastic. I love every aspect of this guitar, and I plan to buy it when I get the money.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Kinda dissapointed at first.

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

My wife bought me this guitar while I was returning from a deployment to Iraq. When I opened the case I was astonished at the quality of the guitars details. Gibson never fails at their finishings. The case that it came with was a piece of art in itself. But when I plugged it in I have to say I was actually a little disapointed with it's tone. I couldn't get the desired heat out of it I thought I'd be able to. After a short period of time I realized that it's not a guitar built for shredding. It's clean tone is prime and it sounds best for a light distortion or a nice crunch for that classic rock sound. This guitar is built if you like to play blues, classic rock, or even punk. But it's not built for metal. If your intentions are metal and hardcore than I'd suggest getting something else. But the softer genres I believe it's worth every penny!
My wife bought me this guitar when I returned from a deployment from Iraq. I opened up the case and it was simply beautiful. Gibson doesn't mess around with it's finishes. The case was a piece of art in itself. When I plugged it in I was actually a little disappointed with it's tone. I couldn't get much heat out of the pickups. But after a short period of time I realized that this guitar isn't meant for shredding in the first place. I have to say that at this point it was worth every penny. It's clean tone is prime and it's a pretty neat guitar with a little bit of crunch when it's played. If you are planning to buy this guitar ensure you're using it for what it was made for. Blues, classic rock, and even a little punk will make you love it. If you're intentions are shredding like a mad man then it's not worth it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Bitter-Sweet Les Paul Silverburst

By CriticsConfession

from New Jersey

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:

Please don't let that title fool you. The only bitter part of it, is the fact that I got mine used, and it broke (that's what I get for buying it used, though). I've always been inspired by Punk Rock guitarists Tim McIlrath and Matt Skiba, who both use the Silverburst Custom LPs. I wanted one for myself, but the only problem was money. So I settled for a used Silverburst Studio; it was the best guitar I have ever had the privilege to play. The short lived 3 months of it were some of the best ever. Everybody came up to me and told me not only how pretty it was, but how beautifully it sounded as well.The pickups were superb. The minute I plugged this baby into my Marshall DSL 100 Half Stack, my ears experienced a piece of Heaven. Just the clean had it's own wonderful characteristics in its own right. Sparkly, clear, beautiful, and warm if you want it. And don't get me started on when I stomped down on my Footswitch for some classic Marshall distortion combined with this puppy. I was the king of tone in the bands I was playing with...and then one day at a show, I did a stage jump while finishing the set, and down it went. Not only were the broken parts that came with it (again, it was used) broken, but thousands of wooden shards on the floor. I was 1 day under Musician's Friend's warranty, and thank God I was, because I got a new Les Paul Studio in Fireburst. Not as good, but gets the job done. Did I mention that I miss the coil-taps, incredibly so?

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