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Gibson Les Paul Studio II EMG Electric Guitar

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The EMG 81/85 bridge/neck humbucker setup on this Gibson Les Paul Studio II electric guitar churns out snarling crunch and slashing solos, while the...Click To Read More About This Product

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Menacing look and a powerful scream of gothic proportions!

The EMG 81/85 bridge/neck humbucker setup on this Gibson Les Paul Studio II electric guitar churns out snarling crunch and slashing solos, while the flat black finish gives it a dark visage. Maple top on a mahogany back with set mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard provide the unmistakable Les Paul sustain and resonance.

  • Carved maple top
  • Mahogany back
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • EMG 81/85 active humbuckers
  • Gothic black finish
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Easy-access battery compartment

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a product well done

By Shark

from Ohio

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  • Reliable


  • certain strings needed

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    i dont really care about the finish... but it sounds best with certain strings...

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    Killer sound - Weak finish

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    A few months ago I purchased the Gibson Les Paul Studio Gothic II to replace the old beater guitar that I've been playing since time immemorial. The Gothic offers EMG 81/85 pickups and when run through my favorite distortion pedal it has all the guts the product reviews boasted. However, one of the main selling points ended up being a big disappointment. The 'flat' black finish that gives it its tough look is not durable at all. Within a couple of days it started to wear. After a couple of months the finish wore so bad in spots that my new expensive Les Paul looks years old. Gibson's 'Menace Series' guitars also have this flat finish. So buyers beware.


    Metal to the massess

    By dethklok

    from Wisconsin

    I got this guitar a few weeks ago to complete my set up with my new half stack the sounds of this beauty is amazing the EMG's give you the crunch of the metal gods its playability is amazing as well, all and all this guitar is for sure a smart buy.


    Its about the EMG

    By Finger Master

    from Fairbanks, AK

    I dont usually buy guitars that i havent played,so i lucked out on this one. The playability is great(not stiff like some lps).It dents easily, but anyone who is more concerned with the finish than sound is a poser in my book.When the sound is clean it doesent have the sweetness of my Strat. With some distortion however, it will rock with the big dogs. If your in to metal you wont be dissapointed.


    It's as good as it looks

    By IlovemyLP

    from Michigan

    I got this guitar having only played the regular Gibson Les Paul Studio guitars, none of the area dealers had this in stock to tryout. I ended up getting it anyway, and it turned out to be the axe I've always wanted. The active pickups make heavy shredding sound tight and pinch harmonics are a breeze. On top of that I love the unmarked neck (your bassist may not.) It does have fret markers on the top. It's an excellent guitar overall, and I wouldn't trade it for any other.

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    Never Again...

    By SKSTheHeretic

    from Cape Girardeau, MO

    I don't think I'll ever buy a Gibson again, unless it's an older one. The finish was horrible, it was so thin I could see the grain of the wood through the black paint! The neck was sticky due to a crappy finish. The set up was WAY off. With quality hardware, why does it go out of tune so easily? I got a good sound out of it, I guess. Gibson is just making garbage nowadays. Don't buy.

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