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Gibson Les Paul Studio Raw Power Electric Guitar

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Gibson USA's Les Paul Studio Raw Power is the Les Paul in its most basic form, yet built like none other before. It starts with a highly resonant lig...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Les Paul in its most basic form”without any compromises.

Gibson USA's Les Paul Studio Raw Power is the Les Paul in its most basic form, yet built like none other before. It starts with a highly resonant lightweight chambered maple body with a matching traditional carved maple top, resulting in a more articulate, bright tone. A maple fingerboard gives each played note a snappier response. The Raw Power Les Paul comes in a variety of satin 'nitro' finishes. All the rest of the basics remain the same: 22-fret solid maple neck, a volume and control knob for each pickup, one three-way toggle switch, Grover Kluson-style green key tuners and Gibson's pioneering Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The new Les Paul Studio Raw Power from Gibson USA is solid. It's dependable. And most of all, it's affordable”without any compromises. Includes Gibson gigbag.

FEATURES
  • Style: Chambered Les Paul
  • Top: Carved Maple
  • Body: Maple
  • Neck: Set Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck Profile: C-Shape
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12"
  • No. Of Frets: 22
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Dots with a trapezoid at the 12th fret
  • Nut: Corian
  • Nut Width: 1.69"
  • Neck Pickup: '57 Classic Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: '57 Classic Humbucker
  • Controls: Two Volume, Two Tone, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
  • Knobs: Black Speed
  • Pickguard: Smoked acrylic
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuners: Kluson with green keys
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Finish: Satin lacquer
  • Case: Gigbag
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5.0

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5.0

Rocks much harder than the Gibson Studio

By MeanGene

from Fayetteville, NC

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First of all let me say that I didnt' set out to buy this guitar. I originally wanted the Gibson Studio with the unfinished black/chrome paint job (the other guitarist I jam with owns it in unfinished brown and I loved everything about it). The closest thing I could get to the look I wanted within a price range I could afford was this model guitar, (black and chrome Studios were sold out everywhere and there were 6 month waits) buying it was the best decision I could have possibly made. I've always been a Jackson player and this blows them out of the water. The neck isn't as "fast" as a Jackson neck, but the feel and quality of it along with it's superior sound will more than make up for that. Versus the regular Studio electric guitar; this guitar makes it feel cheap when held and played together. The sound and feel of this guitar is so much more substantial than the regular Studio that I was surprised that some models of the Studio cost more than the Raw power. I guess it's all about the paint job, whatever. The '57 pickups are powerful and will roar, I play fast and heavy metal and these puppies do the trick. My first thought with my Jackson Kelly was that I needed to upgrade to EMG 81/85s... I wouldn't dream of changing ANYTHING on this guitar. The pictures do this guitar no justice, when you pull it out of the gig bag and see it for the first time it will take your breath away.

 
5.0

More than I Expected

By SoonToBeFamous

from Tulsa, OK

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I wanted a Lester that was Lighter. I got it here. I wanted a Lester that was cheaper. ...got it here. I happen to like maple. ...got it. I got the platinum. Really Happy with it. Not experienced with Les Pauls but knocked out about the sustain and tones that pour out of it. ...Excellent!

 
5.0

only one flaw i see

By Bait Shop Studio

from ky.

Everything about this Gibson raw les paul studio, is simply incredible, but when i got mine the frets were sticking out of the neck a little on the edges where binding would normaly be, kinda jagged and sharp when you slide your hand up and down the neck you can feel them....dont really know what to do about that.. It does sound great though..and i have played many les pauls...

 
5.0

Nice Bright Tones

By Joey-HVh.x

from Philadelphia

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Well I saw this at my local guitar store the maple neck spoke to me. I tried it and to my surprize is really sounded good. I know alot of Les Paul purists hate this model but me being a Fender guy loves it. I wish it came with a hard case but I'll buy one for it. I have the natural finish. The finish coating is a little thin but is very smooth, not like the faded series which look and feel like they forgot to complete the painting process. If you always wanted a Les Paul but like maple necks, give this a try.

 
5.0

Buy it while you can

By Crazy for usa guitars

from Ripley,N

This guitar is exceptionally well made. The finish is flawless, it is like it shines. Very nice sounding. It just cuts, it can play anything.

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By HumPlucker

from San Antonio

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I played this guitar at a music store today. The guitar is a bit heavier than the standard LP studio. It almost seems as if it wasn't chambered. Sounds great playing classic rock through a Vox ACTV4. One note of caution on finish: I was playing the satin white finish version of this LP and when I was done playing, the dye or clothing fibers of my bright blue t-shirt were embedded on the back of the guitar. I tried rubbing it off with my fingers, but no go. I guess the thin nitro finish is lightly sticky. By this I would guess that the finish is going to wear down fast. You'll have the 'vintage' look with all your shirt colors in the back of the guitar.

 
5.0

Raw tone

By Les-sg man

from TN

This guitar is really an original. It is an awesome main guitar is can do anything. It looks great in gold and platinium finish. This guitar is great on those leads. If you want something new and exciting get it!

 
5.0

A Les Paul Sleeper

By mrmusa-dixmE

from upstate new york

I saw it. I played it. I bought it!! And you should too! This is truly a "sleeper"...WOW...what sound, what playability, what a nice Gibson and all at the VERY BEST price for a REAL Les Paul!!! Don't let the maple fretboard fool you that this is some sort of gimmick. It's not. The fretboard really adds to the sound in a "sweet-bright" way. The rest of the guitar: the body, the neck, the pick-ups, etc. are all of high grade quality. Being made of maple, this guitar is a different bird, but, after owning several Les Pauls in my lifetime, I must say, this is real beauty of a Les Paul. I bought the model with Natural finish and gold hardware and am very pleased with the fit, finish, and overall workmanship for a Gibson in this price range. A "sleeper"? You betcha!!! Buy it today!!! This guitar sounds great for all styles of music! Well done Gibson!!!

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