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Gibson Les Paul Studio Swirl Electric Guitar  

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    No-nonsense performance, classic tones, and a captivating custom swirl finish.

    The Les Paul Studio Swirl has a traditional Les Paul mahogany body with a maple top that is graced with a distinctive high-gloss, nitrocellulose swirl finish. Each custom swirl finish is unique—no two are the same. The matching headcap adds to unique flavor of the Les Paul Studio Swirl. The mahogany neck with a '50s profile has a 22-fret obeche fingerboard while a 490R neck humbucker and 498T bridge humbucker harness the resonant power of the time-tested selection of tonewoods. Grover 14:1 tuners and the faithful Tune-O-Matic bridge keep your tuning and intonation right where it should be.

    A minimalist finishing process results in a thin nitrocellulose finish in one of four gorgeous new “swirl” options: Black/Green Swirl, Black/Silver Swirl, Gold/Blue Swirl, and Silver/Blue Swirl. A lack of binding around the body top and fingerboard also gives a tactile, organic look and feel to the instrument as a whole. Where tone and performance are concerned, however, the Studio Swirl model stays right in the legendary Les Paul Standard’s wheelhouse, with the timeless hardware that has helped to make Les Pauls total sustain monsters for more than five decades. The pickups are a pair of Gibson’s most popular humbuckers, a 490R in the neck and a 498T in the bridge, both made with 42-AWG wire and genuine Alnico magnets (Alnico II and Alnico V respectively) just like the original PAF humbuckers.

    Les Paul Studio Swirl 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. For the fingerboard, Gibson USA uses exotic Obeche, a hard-wearing dark wood that is not unlike Ebony wood in appearance.

    To further maximize all that vibrational energy, Gibson includes its legendary Tune-o-matic bridge and stud-mounted Stop Bar tailpiece, arguably the most storied hardware combination in the history of the electric guitar. Designed to allow precise intonation of individual strings for perfectly in-tune playing, this bridge and tailpiece pairing also provides rock-solid string anchoring at the body end. Of course, to make optimum use of all that sweet resonance and singing sustain you need a couple of superb pickups, and the Les Paul Studio Swirl with Maple Top carries a pair of the very best: a 490R in the neck position gives you warm, rich tones with outstanding clarity, while a slightly hotter 498T is great for singing solos and crunchy rhythm parts. Both are made with genuine Alnico magnets, and feature wax-potted coils to squelch microphonic squeal at high volumes.

    All this tonal splendor would do you little good without superb playability, and the Les Paul Studio Swirl excels in this department, too. A rounded ’50s neck profile is extremely comfortable in the hand while still fast and supple under the fingertips, and the fingerboard’s 12-inch radius and 22 medium-jumbo frets offer easy bending with no choking out.

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    Features
    • Handcrafted in Nashville, TN USA
    • Mahogany chambered weight-relief body
    • Maple top
    • High-gloss nitrocellulose swirl finish (no two are alike)
    • Mahogany neck
    • '50s neck profile
    • Obeche fingerboard
    • 22 frets
    • 12" fretboard radius
    • Corian nut
    • 1.695" nut width
    • 490R neck humbucker with Alnico 2 magnets
    • 498T bridge humbucker with Alnico 5 magnets
    • 2 Volume, 2 Tone controls
    • Black speed knobs
    • 3-way pickup switch
    • Grover 14:1 tuners
    • Tune-O-Matic bridge

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    GibsonLes Paul Studio Swirl Electric Guitar
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good pick up (6)
    • Good tone (6)
    • Solid electronics (6)
    • Fun to play (5)
    • Good feel (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (6)
      • Jamming (5)
      • Recording (5)
      • Small venues (4)
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      5.0

      Looking forward to my next Les Paul

      By TonyI

      from Buckeye,Az

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Love The Playability
      • No Two Look The Same
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Swirl Electric Guitar:

        After years and many Epiphones, My Studio is Gold, which I thinks looks better,,, I graduated to the big boys..... Good thing I waited

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Work of Art

        By Igor

        from Tx

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Beautiful to look at
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Swirl Electric Guitar:

          I got the green and black. A Beautiful instrument. Plays fantastic. Neck is smooth and fast. Great tone. Fantastic sustain. Bends are a breeze. I'm in love.
          A total package for a great price.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Beautiful Musical Instrument

          By tuskir

          from Sydney , NS , Canada

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Swirl Electric Guitar:

            Anyone who knows anything about electric guitars would NOT be disappointed with this one . I chose the green/black swirl - a work of art at a great price !

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing Guitar, beautiful finish

            By Dave

            from Western Michigan

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Amazing quality
            • Appearance
            • Comes With Gibson Case
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Non-tremolo Guitar
              • Playing For Church
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Soloing

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Swirl Electric Guitar:

              Having wanted a Gibson Custom Shop guitar for 10 years... and accepting the reality that I will probably never get one... This was a great find! Great playability, great feel, very clean tones, perfect intonation, great looking guitar, everything you would come to expect from Gibson! It even comes with a beautiful Gibson hard case! Being a studio version it is much more affordable. I got the black / silver and love it! My wife bought me it for my 30th birthday and it's kind of s dream come true to own such s nice guitar!

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              (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Beautiful but the fret wire sticks out!

              By Margo

              from salem, ma

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Swirl Electric Guitar:

              I saw this and had to have it. It's just stunning and has beautiful tone. But the fret wires jut out from the sides of the neck so far that it interferes with rapid movement up the neck--it's kind of sharp (pointy, that is).

              So I returned it for a replacement, assuming that it was just an anomaly. When the replacement arrived, it had the same problem! So I will have to take it to a luthier and pay for a repair to make it play properly.

              Buyer beware; if you want this guitar be prepared to pay for work on it after you get it to make the neck right.

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              (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Most underrated Guitar Gibson has!

              By Goodiebar

              from NH

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Price compared 2 standard
              • Solid Electronics
              • The fact its mine

              Cons

              • Nada

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Kicking A
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues
              • Taking Names

              Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio Swirl Electric Guitar:

              This thing is something of Beauty if Gibson got something right its this guitar! I no longer play anything in my vast collection anymore this thing is just too perfect and if i could pick 20 more backups i would!!!!!!!

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