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Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar  

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    No-nonsense performance, classic tone, and a worn satin finish.

    For full-throttle Les Paul thrills at a trimmed-down, no-nonsense price, look no further than the Les Paul Studio Satin. This guitar includes all the classic ingredients that have made the Les Paul Standard legendary since humbuckers first hit the scene in 1957, along with a familiar, played-in look and feel. Ever since its introduction more than a quarter of a century ago, the Les Paul Studio has proven a major favorite with guitarists looking for genuine Les Paul tone and performance in a down-to-business package that is light on frills, heavy on swagger and easy on the pocket. Now the Les Paul Studio Satin from Gibson USA brings the package together with legendary playability, two of Gibson’s finest humbucking pickups, and the classic tonewood combination—including the maple top that’s missing from many Studio models—that helped to make the Les Paul Standard famous in the first place. All this, and it looks great in your choice of Worn Cherry, Worn Brown, Blue Stain, Ebony Stain, Satin Yellow or Satin Fireburst, all in genuine nitrocellulose lacquer, with the pre-aged satin look and feel that so many guitarists prefer.

    Just like the most revered Les Paul Standards of all time, the Les Paul Studio Satin starts with the classic tonewood combination of a mahogany body with solid carved maple top. Together, these woods offer outstanding tonal depth and richness from the mahogany, with superb clarity and “snap” from the maple. In this model, the strategic placement of several tone chambers enhances resonance while also reducing the guitar’s overall weight considerably, without sacrificing an ounce of punch or sustain. And even in this more affordable instrument from Gibson USA, the glued-in, solid-mahogany neck is cut to the superior “quarter-sawn” grain orientation for superior strength and optimum resonance transfer between neck and body. The neck is carved to a comfortably rounded ’50s profile that measures .818” at the 1st fret and .963” at the 12th. It is topped with a 22-fret fingerboard made from hard, brown baked maple, a wood selected for its sustain and bite. Traditional acrylic trapezoid inlays grace the board, but a lack of fingerboard and body binding help to keep costs down, while enhancing the raw, ready-to-rock look of this Studio model.

    To make optimum use of all that sweet resonance and singing sustain, the Les Paul Studio Satin carries a pair of Gibson’s best pickups. Updated from the acclaimed Burstbucker pickups that populate numerous instruments from Gibson Custom, the Burstbucker Pros on this guitar give you all the renowned warmth, growl and zing of genuine PAF humbuckers, with biting Alnico V magnets. The set includes a slightly overwound bridge pickup for searing lead tones, and both pickups feature wax-potted coils to squelch microphonic squeal at high volumes. Together, they provide everything from warm, vocal blues tones in the neck position, to snappy in-between settings, to phenomenal crunch and wail in the bridge position. To further maximize all that vibrational energy, Gibson includes its legendary Tune-o-matic bridge and stud-mounted wraparound tailpiece, along with a PLEK-cut Corian nut, and a set of vintage-style TonePros™ tuners.

    Features
    • Mahogany body
    • Carved maple top
    • 24.75" Scale mahogany neck with '50s rounded profile
    • 12" Radius brown baked maple fretboard
    • 22 Medium jumbo frets
    • Gibson Burstbucker Pro neck pickup
    • Gibson Burstbucker Pro bridge pickup
    • Kluson vintage-style tuners
    • Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
    • Chrome hardware

    An affordable full-featured Gibson Les Paul. Call or click today.

     
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    GibsonLes Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar
     
    4.9

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (10)
    • Fun to play (9)
    • Good pick up (9)
    • Solid electronics (9)
    • Good feel (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (11)
      • Practicing (11)
      • Recording (10)
      • Small venues (8)
      • Rock concerts (5)
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      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By vegabond

      from dallas tx.

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

        Great Guitar for the price

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        5.0

        Great value, great guitar!

        By Brian

        from Winnipeg, Canada

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Paint Job Is So So

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

        I always wanted a les paul but could never justify the price. My main guitar is an EVH Wolfgang which I love, I wanted a backup guitar without a tremolo and when saw this guitar at the price I got it at... WOW!

        If you want something that is dressed up and looks fancy this guitar isn't for you. It's a players guitar. Great tone and sustain.

        By far this guitar is the best value I have ever got from an electric guitar.

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        5.0

        Les Paul Studio Satin

        By Big Bobby

        from MA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Gig Bag No Case

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

        Faded yellow color is odd at first but I warmed up to it quickly.

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        5.0

        Very good purchasee

        By miller

        from Makanda, IL

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

          Studio Fireburst with BurstBucker Pro's , sound so awesome in the middle position in particular. Guitar was a level 3 that was described as having scratches, but the description was pretty vague. Its arrived as scheduled, with a new soft case and you could not see any signs of being played. On the bottom of the guitar there was a dent from probably falling off of a strap, it was dime sized and you cant really see it. Not a scratch could be found. This black satin fireburst should be awesome for hiding dents and wear , and the finish will come off pretty easy (like where you arm rests on the upper bout, BUT I LIKE THAT as it will age well) The guitar plays well and sounds great , the bridge pickup screams on 10 and can sound kinda sparkly at times, it is an A5 after all. Mixed, the pickups are outstanding, and the neck pickup alone is almost as good as an A2 490 imo, just good enough. Sitting unplugged , it plays as loud as an epiphone dot and my usa gibson sg! Outstanding resonance with the chambered body! New , or Level 1, 2 or 3, BUY NOW!

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          5.0

          Great guitar

          By Rocker123

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Made In Usa

          Cons

          • Non Locking Strap Locks
          • Plastic Tuning Pegs

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

          Great sound. Great feel when holding. Needs better stap locks. A gloss fini sh would have been nicer. This is a great guitar all around though.

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          5.0

          Amazing!

          By Swooper

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

            Amazing guitar for the price. I bought the Fireburst Satin Finish and it looks great and plays great. I have played the Faded finish on a couple of other Les Pauls and the neck felt a little "sticky" to me. This Satin finish feels as slick as the Nitro finish.

            I have never bought a guitar that had a perfect setup right out of the box until this one. Honest, the action was great and the intonation was perfect right out of the box. Quality control like that at this price point is unheard of.

            The description differed between two issues of the MF catalog. One said it comes with 490 pickups and the other said it comes with BurstBucker Pros. I've never found much difference between the two, so I knew I'd be happy with the tone either way and I am. I love this guitar.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            very nice overall

            By Guitarist1275

            from Bergen, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Beautiful Looks
            • Fun To Play
            • Good quality
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Bad Neck Feel
            • Uncomfortable

            Best Uses

            • Admiring
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

            first I'd like to say that despise the satin finish's reputation, i find it to be the most beautiful guitar I've ever played, I got the satin fireburst and it's stunning. The quality control is incredible.. it sounds amazing and no fret buzzing,the tuners stay in tune better than expected, and the most important thing.. tone is great. Now to the bad stuff.. the sharp edges are uncomfortable, the weight is unbalanced, and the neck feels like a tennis ball. I like slim necks better.. But that's not all that important. I was going to get the gloss finish one, but i'm glad i chose this one cuz now i can spend that 400$ on something more important.

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            5.0

            Nice now I'm a SG and LesPaul Guitar Guy

            By Joe trying getting better all the time

            from Snellville Ga.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics
            • very nice

            Cons

            • no cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Sounds Great

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

            I'm a SG Guitar guy but this Les Paul makes me a SG and Les Paul Guitar guy!!!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar!

            By bluesman59

            from Vernon, Tx

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

              Really nice guitar. Plays and sounds great. Guitar settup was very good out of the box, just needed tuning and was ready to play. Holds tune very well also. Got the satin fireburst finish and is flawless. Being a long time strat player and always wanting a gibson les paul, this is an excellent value.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Rock N Roll for a Song

              By LightningEckel

              from Arlington Texas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Gibson sound
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Demo Strings

              Best Uses

              • Clubing
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Satin Electric Guitar:

              Ive played a lot of Les Pauls, worked on hundreds of guitars over the years, This is a very nice guitar, very playable and user friendly, I know a lot of players do not like the old style keys but they give the original sound like Jimmy Page had on his. I was supprised to see a curcuit board in the bottom panel but it works fine, just the old style purists would remove it and put in the old solder style with bumble bees. Ive tryed to get the Gibson Les Paul sound on an Epiphone but the wood is part of the tone and Epiphone does not have this quality wood, also Epiphone has cheaper hardware. Enough said you get what you pay for. This guitar Rocks! The open tone will impress you, I will be hard pressed to upgrade the Keys and Pickups....maybe next year!!!

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