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Gibson Les Paul performance with a modern features and a no-frills attitude.
The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet elegant design quickly helped it become the most popular model in the Les Paul Series.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar with Ice Tea finish raises the bar with the cutting-yet-rich tone of a 490R humbucking pickup in the neck position and a BurstBucker Pro humbucking pickup in the bridge position, which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. Controls include dual volume and push/pull tone controls to engage coil-splitting for an array of tones, and a 3-way toggle switch, hardware is finished in chrome including Grover tuners and Gibson's pioneering Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece.
The Les Paul Studio Deluxe is dependable and affordable — and is built without any compromises. The Gibson Les Paul comes with a hardshell case and a limited lifetime warranty.
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Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:
My Les Paul Studio Deluxe Iced Tea 50's neck plays easy, sounds full in all positions, has a beautiful finish and fit -- first-rate quality in every respect. The thicker neck style is the reason I chose it, and it could not feel better. The baked maple fretboard is fine with me. What I notice is the lack of binding, since it's a Studio, but I knew that going in. Excellent value.
Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Electric Guitar:
I won't go on anymore. I've ranted enough; I just hope there was some helpful info in my review for someone wondering if she/he should take the dive into a finely-crafted, quality guitar and throw down a significant wad o' cash for it. Just know that with Gibson, it's not just a name that makes it expensive. It's actual quality. We're not talking about the iPhone.
I thought about giving this guitar 8 or 9 stars, just because I'm sure people who play nothing but $3,000+ guitars like the higher-end Gibsons would find something to complain about. But for me, as a person who has been playing over 18 years and has been through many cheap-to-moderately-priced axes, this guitar is absolutely perfect. It has an awesome tonal range, with the toggle switch, tone knobs AND the two coil-splitting volume knobs which turn their respective humbuckers into single-coils. The pickups on the Studio Deluxe are a bit different from the regular Studio models: 490R neck pickup and Burstbucker Pro bridge pickup. The guitar's action is great, it is easy to play, and seeing it only online or in a picture does not do its gorgeous finish justice. I'm very happy I bought this guitar; it was worth the money! I play everything from Slayer to Radiohead to The Mars Volta to Mastodon...then to a little classical-style, such as Fur Elise and whatever other music captivates me. No, Lady Gaga is not on that list. I just realized this is the "Features" section of the review, but it won't let me copy and paste so whatever. The LP Studio's description says it's a "no-frills" version of LPs, but given the quality wood, hardware, and construction of this guitar, it has all the frills I would ever want. I wouldn't buy a guitar just for aesthetic qualities; its function is what is really important. And it just happens to be really beautiful too.
I said plenty about the quality on the wrong section of the review, but just to reiterate my happiness with the purchase, I want to point out to potential buyers that when I am at work and can't play my guitar, I go online and find the exact model and just stare at it. I actually miss it when it's not by my side. I tried making out with it once, but I can't speak fondly of the metallic taste of the strings. So maybe I should change the "features" rating section to 9, because Gibson didn't make the strings taste better. But I'm not gonna do that. Ladies don't always taste great either, but no one asks us to review them.
Here is where I could complain...if you take price into account, like if you were to compare the retail price (which I'm sure plenty of people paid) to the sale price, and even the sale price is making the dealers a lot of profit--and there is a huge difference between the two--why must it be this way for musical instruments, vehicles, etc.? But that's the nature of the US capitalist beast. So I won't lower the rating for an instrument whose value, regardless of the economic zeitgeist, to me is fantastic. You're welcome, Gibson USA. As far off-topic as this is, I just wish that at least one corporation in the US would rise up and sell products for what they are truly worth rather than the absolute maximum amount it can convince a customer to surrender. Make your profit, but not by fooling the consumer. As a matter of fact, I noticed the huge price cut currently on only a few models of the regular LP Studios, depending on the finish chosen. If you can sell them at that price and make a profit, why not sell them all at that price? I received an additional 15% off at my local Guitar Center because I traded in some old gear (don't think Musician's Friend will mind...Guitar Center apparently owns it), plus I bought a Vox AC15C1 tube amp (badass by the way) and they gave me 10% off that. I tried to get them to come down more, but they declined...actually very friendly and helpful guys, every employee there...but I can't help but wonder what the absolute lowest price they would accept for those instruments would have been had I been an excellent negotiator. Or if that same axe and amp sat in the store too long--how many additional hundreds of dollars would be knocked off? I've been ranting too long; mf.com guys will probably notice eventually how this whole review went off on a tangent and tell me to kick rocks and not post anymore reviews. Lucky for them they won't be close enough to me to get their faces melted off when I'm rocking out on this awesome new gear. I've melted off at least a dozen faces already, and I've only had this stuff a week.