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Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar with BFG Electronics
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The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar with BFG Electronics combines features of two of the most innovative Les Paul models ever created. The Les Paul S...Read More
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Smooth Studio styling mated with raw BFG sound.
The Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar with BFG Electronics combines features of two of the most innovative Les Paul models ever created. The Les Paul Studio and the Les Paul BFG. The Les Paul Studio enhances the solid, proven design of the world's most famous guitar with a sleek, no-frills look. The Studio is the favorite of guitarists who demand traditional Les Paul performance with a modern attitude. This Limited-edition also features the unique BFG electonics. Two volumes and one tone knob control the sonic spectrum put out by a 498T humbucker in the bridge and a screaming, single-coil P-90 in the neck.
The Gibson 498T humbucker has a slightly hotter Alnico V magnet and a specially wound coil that give it higher output and an emphasis on mid-ranges and highs, making it the perfect rock pickup. The lean and mean P-90 offers a stellar combination of high output and biting treble response. After nearly 50 years, the P-90 is still a favorite among musicians who want the single coil sound. With BFG wiring the traditional toggle has been rewired as a kill switch, and a mini-toggle at the volume knobs controls pickup selection. The Les Paul Studio with BFG electronics has eye-catching style, an incredible range of tone, and unbeatable playability.
- Top: carved maple
- Back: mahogany
- Neck: set mahogany
- Neck profile: Slimmed down '50s round
- Neck Joint Location: 16th fret
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Scale length: 24-3/4"
- No. of frets: 22
- Nut Width: 1.69"
- Radius: 12"
- Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
- Hardware: Chrome
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
- Knobs: black speed
- Tuners: Kluson
- Neck Pickup: Gibson P-90
- Bridge Pickup: 498T Gibson humbucker
- Controls: volume/volume/tone
- Switch: Standard ” kill, mini-switch ” 3-way pickup select
- Finish: Lacquer
- Case: Hardshell
Reviewed by 4 customers
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I bought this 2 months ago and it has become my number 1!I have a 88 62 vintage fender strat,two Gibson Les Paul Standards, and the vintage mahogany studio. This guitar straight out of the box BLEW those guitars away. There was a little rough sand spot on the bottom but she played so beautifully it was easily over looked. I have since sold one standard and the vintage mahogany.I love the versatility of the p90 498 combo I can go from blues to metal no prob! Maybe luck but I love mine!!
I bought this 2 months ago and it has become my number 1!I have a 88 62 vintage fender strat,two gibson LesPaul Standerds,and the vinage mahoganey studio.This guitar straight out of the box BLEW!those guitars away.There was a little rugh sand spot on the bottom but she played so beutifuly it was easily over looked.I have since sold one standerd and the vintage mahogany.I love the versitility of the p90 498 combo I can go from blues to metal no prob!Maybe luck but I love mine!!
The P90 and 498T make a great combo, although the P90 can be noisy. This guitar is surprisingly lightweight and very comfortable to play compared to other Les Pauls I've tried. It sounds great and the factory setup actually isn't bad. But as soon as I took it out of the case, I noticed large areas with rough sanding marks under the lacquer. They're on the body edges and the back of the neck and you can feel the rough texture. How they missed these is beyond me. Completely unacceptable for a guitar of this price. I've seen plenty sub-$100 guitars with far better finishes than this. Keep in mind, this is not supposed to be a "worn" or "distressed" finish. It should be the same as a regular Les Paul Studio. Sadly, it's going back. This is the second Gibson I've returned because of a poor finish - they really need to improve in this area.
On paper, this seems like a versatile guitar and a great value. However, the quality control is sorely lacking. The "kill switch" is nothing more than a toggle, which is not very conducive to using it. The P-90 is nice, but the humbucker is VERY unbalanced. Play a low E, and then try to play any high notes while its ringing and you'll think someone turned the pickup off. Finally, the guitar is poorly shielded and hums ... a LOT. The Faded Mahogony Studio is a far better value and a more versatile instrument. Save yourself $ and get the Faded. You won't be disappointed. I'll be returning this one soon.