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Features Gibson 490 and 498 humbuckers, mahogany back, carved mahogany top, tune-o-matic bridge, mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard, and stopbar tailpiece. Chrome hardware. The flash finish makes it as stage-ready as it is studio-ready. Includes hardshell case.
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This guitar has travelled everywhere with me and survived many rough trips abroad (I actually witnessed a baggage handler literally THROW the guitar when we flew to Berlin!!) and many, many pint throwers and mental gigs. In fact, the only time it got damaged was when a young kid came up to me immediately after our set and accidentally kicked it over. I had to replace one of the pegs but all was well in the end.
The sound is as one would expect from a Les Paul. The pickups are versatile and the weight means great sustain. I play punk rock and it's the perfect partner for my JCM800 combo. I personally believe that Les Paul's can do anything if you have a play around with the volume, tone and amp settings (with the right amp of course!)
I've made a couple of alterations. I removed the scratch plate and fitted some chrome pickup surrounds - the latter has resulted in a lot of interest from other guitarists. It's a simple mod but looks very special indeed.
I would have liked to have seen binding on the guitar but then it wouldn't be a Studio. I saw a Les Paul Classic with copper finish and the binding looks lovely against the copper. Perhaps one day I'll be able to spend that much and get one but have two girls to raise first so maybe not for another 18-20 years.
Mahogany body / neck. Ebony fingerboard with no inlays. 490R and 498T humbuckers. Copper finish with black back and sides. Single ply scratch plate. 2 volume and 2 tone pots. Three way selector (the usual Les Paul features!)
The body is slightly thicker than other Studios i've played. I imagine there may be a maple cap on it.
Came with a brown Gibson case with a very lush interior. Not too dissimilar to Elmo's fur.
It has all the features I need I guess, hence the score of 10.
For me, this is the best guitar I've ever picked up. Everything is solid. My only gripe is the brown marks on the sides of the fretboard - these look a bit crummy close up and could have maybe beeb dyed out at the factory, however nobody else seems to notice it so I suppose I'm nit picking here.
1 point deducted however. Score 9.
Value can be subjective. I personally feel that I got this for a very good price so I score full points - 10.
This guitar rules. Great tone, great punch, great warmth. Bottom line: awesome. The only problem I have with it is the weight, but it isn't the end of the world, Gibsons are worth it.
this is a great guitar, the tone is absolutely magnificent. I used to have a strat, i havent picked it up since. This guitar is definately worth the money i've never played a guitar that sounded so rich without wasting my money.
2 months ago, I wouldn't even contemplate buying a Les Paul, but then I decided while I was looking at an SG I'd pick up the LP and see how it sounds. Oh my GOD, unbelievable! I can see why people fall in love with these guitars. I can't even put it into words. All I have to say is go to the local guitar shop and play this, even if you don't want to buy it, you'll love it! Mine is the metallic blue, but it has chrome pickup covers with the anvil inlays. It also has 41/200 marked on the back. Pretty sweet.
Playability is stiff but it's more than likely due to my lack of skill It's great wonderful and did i mention YELLOW Metallic NICE
Wicked sweet guitar for anyone who knows how to play and can appreciate the quality and work of art of a Les Paul!
IThis product had some minor finish issues but sounds phenomenal and is priced right. The pick-ups are very hot compared to my 1980 Les Paul.
Great sound and feel finish was a little i guess scratched nothing too major.
This guitar handles well all over the fretboard. It puts out nice sound, and comes really close to sounding like my dad's '56 Les Paul. A good buy, definitely.
I love this guitar. plays killer. color's awesome. i got it a year ago and i have slept with it ever since! BUY IT!