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Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst 
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Advanced wiring gives this one an expanded palette of powerful sounds.

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 Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Electric Guitar 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. Both pickups offer coil splitting for single-coil sounds and a boost circuit via push/push switching in the volume controls. “Straight Split” coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone and differs from LP Standards and Studios that have a “Super Tap” coil-tap, which still has a small amount of humbucking. The boost circuit has a user-adjustable 10dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, single-note picking and dirty chording (depending on amp settings) and features true bypass that disengages the boost completely, ensuring pure passive Les Paul tone.

The 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.

Features
  • A user-adjustable 10dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, single-note picking and dirty chording (depending on amp settings)
  • '50s-style neck shape
  • True bypass: disengaging boost completely removes active circuit, ensuring pure passive Les Paul tone
  • 490R humbucking pickup in the neck position and a BurstBucker Pro humbucking pickup in the bridge position
  • Easy-to-use push/push pots engage coil-splits and boost circuit
  • “Straight Split” coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone
  • Grover tuners, satin-finished back and sides
  • Includes hardshell case

Don't settle for less. Order your Les today.

 
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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small venues (4)
    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What a deal!!!

    By Steve76t

    from Reno, NV.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Pre-installed Pick Guard

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    What a guitar! I picked up my new Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II just a few days after Christmas and have been extremely happy every since.
    I've been wanting a Gibson LP for a very long time and had done some very picky shopping around for the last several weeks. I've played just about every LP that was in my price range and for sale in my town. I played several Studios, a few Traditionals, a few Classics, etc. Even played several used LP's. When I got this one in my hands I knew it was a little different. Not only did it look stunning (it's got a fantasic flamed top) it felt right. Good weight (just over 9lbs) that you'd expect from an LP, very well balanced, etc. Setup was nearly spot on too and it wasn't going to take much to get it just right for me. Like I said it just felt right.
    Next I took the guitar into the Accoustic room to see how it'd sound unplugged. I spend 90% of my practice time on the couch and unplugged so I had a good idea what I wanted accoustically. Again, much like the feel, this one sounded just like I hoped. Very resonate and lively. Chords and single notes just pop and are cristal clear.
    Then it was time to plug it in. Used a Blues Deluxe amp for the demo and yet again I was really pleased. The tone of this guitar is just awesome and so variable. The coil splitting is nice and has almost a Tele like country tones in single coil modes. The 490R neck pickup (which used most of the time) has a ton of tonal range with just the use of the tone & volume knobs. Hit the Boost and it'll give some good lead tones too.
    The Burstbucker Pro bridge pickup is bright with plenty of bark to it. Great for those few times that I'm playing leads. The boost is just ok with this pickup as it's already got a good amount of output & really doesn't need much more.
    Together these pickups work well with each other. I have to turn the bridge pickup down a little more than the neck, but once in that sweet spot, they work very nicely together.
    I just love this guitar. I play it everyday & my poor older guitars just aren't getting any playing time right now. My poor Fender Telecaster is gonna be on the hanger for a while & my Epiphone LP may just end up for sale...

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    5.0

    Great Deal!!!

    By veganomics77

    from New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Minor Blemish On Neck

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

    First and foremost, I want to say Thank you to MusiciansFriend for making this purchase the most pleasant experience I've had period! They went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that I received THE guitar that I wanted. No one matches MusiciansFriend professionalism, customer knowledge and customer service.
    Now, about this guitar. I'm not a big fan of chambered Les Pauls. They sound good of course. But when you buy a Les Paul, you want a heavy BEAST of a guitar. My first Studio was rather light. And I just couldn't get around it. So I called MusiciansFriend and explained my situation. They were more than understanding and immediately went to work on the situation. They shipped me another one and it was a winner! First, the case ( made in Canada )white fur with no material cover. Not tragic but Nice. The Studio was beautiful! The finish is a sight to see and the pick ups are really, really HOT. Having the ability to split the coils on both pickups provide a huge advantge for the player. From full humbucker to single coil.......standard.....WHAT A DEAL! This guitar is very versatile and it also comes with a boost feature. Now I'm sure this will come in handy some day but I'm old school and I use a stomp box for a solo. So for now, I'm still working on it. But if you can, treat yourself to this guitar. She is all the BEAST you'll need. And don't let anyone tell you that its not a real Les Paul. Once you hear her, you'll be glad you did. Thanks again MusiciansFriend!

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awsome

    By Zack Kennedy

    from Hawaii

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

      What an absolutely wonderful guitar!! I'm not a 'bling' guy, but just one glance at this axe and you are totally entranced. But the real value is the sound.....and the sound flexibility. I play at church and in small venues. The acceptance by my peers has been 100%. Now they all want one.
      My other electric guitar is a Fender strat, which I adore. But................this Gibson , although a different tone/sound, is the BOMB!!!

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      (13 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best guitar I own

      By Gunny

      from Sacramento Ca

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Nothing

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II '50s Neck Flame Top Electric Guitar:

      This is the first Gibson I've owned, but once I played it I cant play anything else! I love everything about it, the looks, the craftsmenship, the fact that it comes with a case, everything! I play rock and also at church and the sound quality that I get for distortion is awesome but the clean is just so warm and full and beautiful I can't get over it I'm sold for life and won't buy anything else!! Hope this helps and have a great day all!!

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