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Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar

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The Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar raises the bar with the Super '57 and Classic '57 humbucking pickups, which are mounted on a carved...Click To Read More About This Product

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Advanced wiring gives this one an expanded palette of powerful sounds.

The Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar raises the bar with the Super '57 and Classic '57 humbucking pickups, 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 10-dB 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 Les Paul Studio Deluxe features a traditional-spec SlimTaper '60s neck that offers a comfortable playing experience for which Les Paul models of that era are famous. The hardware is finished in chrome including Gibson's pioneering tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The Les Paul Studio Deluxe is dependable, affordable, and is built without any compromises.

Notable features
A user-adjustable 10-dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, single-note picking and dirty chording (depending on amp settings)
Traditional '60s-style neck shape
True bypass: disengaging boost completely removes active circuit, ensuring pure passive Les Paul tone
Super '57 humbucking pickup in the bridge position. Classic 57 humbucking pickup in the neck position
Easy-to-use push/push pots engage coil-splits and boost circuit
Straight Split coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone
Non-locking Grover tuners
Includes hardshell case

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Carved
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: '57 Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: '57 Classic
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: 2 volume with boost circuit via push/push switching, 2 tone with coil-splitting
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Non locking Grovers
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tektoid nut, exclusive model, quick-connect control pocket assembly
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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GibsonLes Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding 2015 Les Paul Studio Deluxe III

By 5150

from South Georgia

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Stays in Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

    I have played my 2015 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar daily for one month prior to this review. It was ready to play straight out of the box! It weighs exactly 8 pounds which is perfect for me. The Caribbean blue color is simply amazing. The Pleck machine fretwork is impeccable, and the action is set perfect on my guitar. When I first tuned the guitar I was fascinated that the intonation was spot on, and the guitar stayed in tune after playing it for a few hours! I love the Non locking Grover tuners which are perfect for me. I was skeptical on getting the 57 pickups but I got to tell you, the Classic '57 Front sounds simply amazing, and the Super '57 is ridiculous on solos! (Actually they both sound great on solos!) Not that I use this option much but I like that both pickups offer coil splitting for single-coil sounds and a boost circuit via push/push switching in the volume controls. According to reviews I read on this model, the 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. A nice extra is the user-adjustable 10-dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, single-note picking. Comes with a brown Gibson hard-shell case also. The 9 volt battery compartment for the adjustable 10-dB boost on the back of this guitar is redesigned and simply amazing. Simply depress the button and it opens right up and the battery slides right in or out, no screwdriver needed. It is very user friendly and in comparison actually blows away the battery compartment setup on other guitars I have owned. For me this guitar has all the goodies that I need and the price is definitely right. I've been playing since 1981 and this Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar passes the test with the added upgrades. This is a limited edition Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar so when it is gone it's gone forever. Good luck!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All I expected, and more!!!

    By Salamander

    from East Tennessee

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Live worship
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

      The guitar is Way better than the picture in the add. When I opened the case the first time, the maple wood grain on the honey burst carved top really took my breath away.fit and finish on this guitar is over and above guitars at this price point. The 57 humbuckers are bright and articulate. The 60's slim taper neck is comfy and quick. Push push coil taps give and added feature to an already amazing Les Paul tone machine. db booster is superb as well. All this guitar needed was a little Big Bends Nut Sauce, and time in my hands. Get one for yourself. you won't regret it!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Just Chuck

      from Bay City Tx.

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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
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

        Great Guitar! I have enjoyed this guitar ever since I opened the box. Very playable and the combinations of pickup selections make it a tonal monster.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is the best LP studio out of the 4 I own!

        By Lunk

        from Coloradado Springs, CO

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Build Quality
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great Neck Feel
        • Nice Finish
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

          I love mine - the Carribean Night gloss finish - real classy look - great for the mood in clubs/gigs. This guitar is easily one of the best Gibsons I own out of 5 total. I like this guitar as much as my Am Deluxe HSS Strat and Am Deluxe Tele, and I paid way less for this! The setup came perfect, I got a Mint condition 1 price which would make you hate me, and the brown case with the pink interior put it all over the top. There is no shame in buying a Studio like this limited run one, especially if you do not yet own a Gibson LP at all. Get these before they're all gone or you will see you missed out as the reviews come in!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I probably will buy this guitar again although.....

          By George

          from Harrisburg, PA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

          My guitar arrived defective due to moisture. Musicians Friend was no way at fault and was very
          helpful with my return. My guitar will have to be sent back to gibson for further work....

           
          4.0

          Great Guitar!

          By Jerry

          from Deptford Twp. NJ

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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
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III EX Electric Guitar:

            I always wanted a Les Paul. I wasn't disappointed. It's got great sound, the sustain from the pickups when playing through my Marshall holds on for a good bit of time. It's comfortable to play and I can get a nice variety of tones simply by playing with the tone controls, and pickup selector switch. I'd buy it again.

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