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Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar  

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    No-nonsense performance and classic tones.

    Ever since its introduction in 1983, the Les Paul Studio model has been enormously popular with players seeking the power and versatility of the original Les Paul Standard in a ready-for-action package, with a price to match. The instruments' reduced ornamentation—lacking body or fingerboard binding, and using plainer tops—has helped to put them in the hands of many more players, while their adherence to the Les Paul's hardware, pickup, and made-in-the USA construction traditions retained all the thick, meaty tone and unsurpassed playability for which the Standard has been known for nearly 60 years.

    The Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded is available in two worn finishes, Blue Satin and Ebony Satin. Combine all this with a pair of humbucking pickups with Alnico V magnets, a '50s rounded mahogany neck with black obeche fingerboard, and a classic hardware complement, and you have a no-nonsense classic for rock, blues, fusion, or any musical style you care to apply it to.

    Features

    • Handcrafted in Nashville, TN USA
    • Model name: Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded
    • Body style: Single-cutaway carved top Les Paul
    • Top wood: Maple
    • Body wood: Chambered mahogany
    • Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
    • Neck: Mahogany
    • Neck profile: '50s rounded
    • Nut: Corian
    • Fingerboard: Obeche
    • 22 jumbo frets
    • Fingerboard inlays: Figured acrylic trapezoids
    • Hardware plating: Chrome
    • Tuners: Kluson 14:1 pearloid key tuners
    • Neck pickup: Burstbucker Pro
    • Bridge pickup: Burstbucker Pro
    • Pickup selector: 3-way
    • Controls: Volume, Volume, Tone, Tone
    • Knobs: Black speed
    • Pickguard: Black
    • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
    • Tailpiece: Stopbar

    It's called a Studio but it's also built for the stage. Order yours today.

     
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    GibsonLes Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar
     
    4.2

    (based on 11 reviews)

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          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Awesome! Great Value!

          Playability and sound are incredible! I am very pleased with purchase. I highly recommend one if you don't mind the plain looks. It's a great Gibson Les Paul!
          All of the great s...Read complete review

          Playability and sound are incredible! I am very pleased with purchase. I highly recommend one if you don't mind the plain looks. It's a great Gibson Les Paul!
          All of the great sonic features found in a Trad without all the bells and whistles!
          No noticeable flaws in quality and workmanship. Playability out of the box was spot on. I usually have to adjust but not on this one. The neck is terrific. I love the satin feel and makes long playing a breeze. Fairly lightweight yet rock solid.
          This is incredible value for the money. You get a Les Paul with all of the core features found in the more expensive Traditional. Burstbucker Pro's, maple cap...it's all there! Finish is nothing fancy but I like the "stripped" looks. I've owned many high end Les Paul's but this one takes the cake!

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Bad Fretboard

          The guitar would be satisfactory if it was not for the fretboard.
          Standard issue features.
          Avoid the Obeche fretboards. The wood is too soft and easily deforms. Your pick is hard...Read complete review

          The guitar would be satisfactory if it was not for the fretboard.
          Standard issue features.
          Avoid the Obeche fretboards. The wood is too soft and easily deforms. Your pick is hard enough to carve into the soft wood of the fretboard. Imagine what would happen to the frets after a year of hard playing...
          Avoid and buy a guitar with a hardwood fretboard.

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          4.0

          Greqt but...

          By isanchezu

          from tahoe, CA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

            Great guitar, really nice to play, very smooth and incredible quality sound.
            The color isn't the one on the picture, so I was disappointed 'cause I picked specially that. I recommend to change it before disappointing more people.

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Guitar

            By juanchoig89

            from Costa Rica

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

                  the best color for an excelent guitar ,this les paul has an excelent sound and wood type is amazing. The pictures show a less darker guitar, but when you receive the package and play the guitar you can fell the energy around your body

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  This guitar does it all!

                  By tblank9824

                  from Napa ca.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • great price

                  Cons

                  • No hardshell case

                  Best Uses

                  • Gigging

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

                  Nice guitar! Out of the box this guitar tuned right up and after a electronics test which was spot on I gave it a workout on my 50 watt JMP Marshall half stack. It perfomed flawlessly playing clean or dirty. I like the Burstbucker Pro pickups, they have great tone and clarity. I am very happy with my purchase.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Color in picture is way off

                  By Michael Parker

                  from SE Texas

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

                  Very nice guitar. I was hoping the color would be a little lighter (like in the pics) but still very nice. Plays great after putting my preferred strings & setup.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great guitar ruined by PC boards

                  By Michael Melton

                  from North Carolina

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

                  Gibson's quality control is seriously lacking and that has ruined an otherwise great guitar buying experience. How do you not test to make sure the pickups work? I just don't get how this one left the factory.
                  It's a Les Paul, and a low priced one at that. Can't expect too many features. I am happy with the guitar except for the electronics quality.
                  The guitar itself (everything except the electronics) is great. The problem is that from the moment I took it out of the box the bridge pickup has not worked. The pickup will occasionally produce some sounds if I jiggle the wire just right, but that is all. The bridge pickup appears to be severely f-d up. I could easily return it to Musician's Friend, but since the neck and sound is there I have decided to let the local Gibson Authorized service center repair it under warranty. Gibson guitars now appear to be a crapshoot, and I don't dare tempt their QC dept again by taking a different guitar sight-unseen.
                  Great guitar for the money if you can get working electronics.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome! Great Value!

                  By SCman

                  from Ontario

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

                  Playability and sound are incredible! I am very pleased with purchase. I highly recommend one if you don't mind the plain looks. It's a great Gibson Les Paul!
                  All of the great sonic features found in a Trad without all the bells and whistles!
                  No noticeable flaws in quality and workmanship. Playability out of the box was spot on. I usually have to adjust but not on this one. The neck is terrific. I love the satin feel and makes long playing a breeze. Fairly lightweight yet rock solid.
                  This is incredible value for the money. You get a Les Paul with all of the core features found in the more expensive Traditional. Burstbucker Pro's, maple cap...it's all there! Finish is nothing fancy but I like the "stripped" looks. I've owned many high end Les Paul's but this one takes the cake!

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Review of my Guitar

                  By Dustin Boyce

                  from Bellingham, WA.

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

                  sarfsadf
                  BurstBuckerpro pickups make a great sound as well as the carved maple top. I have the faded blue and still get comments on how it is a good looking instrument. Gibson did an excellent job with price and quality of this instrument. If you are getting it for personal use (that's what I got it for) or you are getting it to perform on stage or the studio, you wont be disappointed.
                  I have seen "wThe

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Sweet Blues/ Rock Axe

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

                  Love this guitar. This guitar is of the highest qualiy and is a tone machine. 8 pounds of bliss.
                  This guitar is just right. Neck is perfect with nice smooth frets. Intonation is right on the money.
                  Love the Burstbucker Pro pickups. Have that vintage tone with a little more growl.
                  Mine is perfect. No blemishes anywhere and frets are perfect with no buzz or fret out/ choke out.
                  If you want a real Gibson you have to pay for it. As Gibson makes IMHO , by far, the best guitars, they can charge what they want. But it is oh so worth it!!.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great sounding guitar

                  By Rob Baggett

                  from Florida

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

                  Awesome ax. Period. Once you play it you will see. I wouldn't change a thing on it. It's perfect just like it is. The only downside is that it only comes with a gig-bag. Trust me, though, it's worth it to get the hardshell case. I also got the Gibson leather strap with the Dunlop strap locks and next day shipping. For the price I am super satisfied. I got the Faded Blue Stain and the Opeche fretboard is NO concern at all. This guitar will melt in your hand. Yes, it plays like butta! Quit researching and just buy it. You won't be disappointed.
                  All the typical Les Paul features minus the glitz and glam of the Standard. I immediately plugged it in to my Peavey 3120 tube head and was blown away by the tone. This guitar is lightweight and handles very nicely.
                  Blew me away right out of the box. The final inpection before shipping was perfect. The finish(I got the blue faded) is beautiful. The pics on-line do not do it justice at all. Everything works great.
                  You can't beat the price. It is the least expensive Les Paul Studio. Be sure and purchase the hardshell case. It only come with a gig-bag(which is pretty nice). Sounds just like a Standard just no shiny finish. Great guitar.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  not what I ordered

                  By Dan Rabideau

                  from Crown Point, NY

                  Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded Electric Guitar:

                  I ordered the Les Paul studio, brown mahogany, and recieved a black satin. I had called before
                  placing the order to make sure the guitar was what the picture showed, and was told it was.
                  After delivery of my black les paul, I called to let them know that the picture in the ad was wrong. I was told that they had other calls on this and they were going to fix it, sometime. Also informed
                  Musician's friend that there was a pit in the 1st fret and it seemed to get passed off as well. I have never had a problem with Musician's Friend with my other numerous purchases. I will still be a customer and am keeping the black les paul just to not have the hassle of returning it, but it would have been nice to have had them at least offer a case or something for the error.
                  A great sounding guitar. Had to adjust the action and tweek the intonation.
                  quality was good.
                  Great guitar for the money. If you are just interested in sound and playability, and don't need
                  to impress others by looks and money you have poured into a guitar, then this guitar is for you

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