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Gibson Limited Run Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar

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If youre seeking a full-bore Les Paul primed for the rock excesses of the 21st century, the new Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose from Gibson USA...Click To Read More About This Product

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A full-bore Les Paul, certified for shred.

If youre seeking a full-bore Les Paul primed for the rock excesses of the 21st century, the new Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose from Gibson USA is the way to go. This guitar has all the ingredients that have helped to make the Les Paul a legendary rock axe since the 1950s”including the classic mahogany and maple body construction, glued-in mahogany neck, and dual humbucking pickups”enhanced with the versatility of a genuine Floyd Rose vibrato bridge. To make it all the more appealing for the demanding guitarist on a tight budget, the entire package is wrapped up into the Les Paul Studio format, making the Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose the latest in a long line of guitars that have been consistent favorites since their introduction in 1983. Blending genuine Gibson Les Paul quality and construction with trimmed-down, no-nonsense styling, the Studio range offers unbeatable value, and provides the perfect home for the powerful new Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose.

Just like the most revered Les Pauls of all time, the Shred Les Paul Studio with Floyd Rose starts with the classic tonewood combination of a mahogany body with solid carved maple top, finished in hand-sprayed high-gloss nitrocellulose in Ebony Black. Together, these woods offer outstanding tonal depth and richness from the mahogany, with superb clarity and œsnap from the maple. In this model, the strategic chambering enhances resonance while also reducing the guitars 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 œquarter-sawn grain orientation for superior strength and optimum resonance transfer between neck and body. The profile is a superbly comfortable and fast rounded Studio 50s shape that measures .818 at the 1st fret and .963 at the 12th. The 22-fret fingerboard is crafted from Richlite, a fabricated material composed of cellulose fiber and phenolic resin, which offers the constructional and resonant properties of fine hardwood, but with improved durability, for a superb playing feel. It carries traditional acrylic trapezoid inlays, and remains unbound, in keeping with the Studio ethos.

Two of Gibsons most popular PAF-style humbucking pickups”a 490R at the neck and 498T at the bridge, made with Alnico II and Alnico V magnets, respectively”translate the Shred Les Paul Studios muscle to your amp of choice, yielding anything from deep, warm tones in the neck position to endless growl and roar in the bridge, to round and funky tones in between. Kicking it all up a notch, of course, is the Floyd Rose vibrato unit that helps to give this Studio model its name. A legendary œdouble-locking vibrato system, the Floyd Rose sets the standard for high-performance trems, and excels at everything from dramatic divebombs to subtle evocative warbles, helping the guitar stay in tune amazingly well along the way, thanks in no small part to its locking nut. A set of vintage-style TonePros tulip button tuners grace the headstock, while the traditional four-knob control section of independent volume and tone controls and three-way toggle switch provide optimum versatility.

  • Mahogany body
  • Carved maple top
  • Mahogany set-in '50s rounded neck
  • Black Richlite fretboard
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • Gibson 490R humbucking neck pickup
  • Gibson 498T humbucking bridge pickup
  • Floyd Rose vibrato tailpiece bridge
  • Floyd Rose locking nut
  • TonePros vintage-style tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • Gibson hardshell case included

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GibsonLimited Run Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar

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Don't Fear The Floyd!!

By Superbeedan

from Mid-Michigan

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Comments about Gibson Limited Run Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

Overall a great axe! This is a welcome addition to the Gibson Les Paul line-up. Quality very high. One imperfection found and I am being very, very picky! Would have preferred Grover tuners, coil tapping, and a 500T. Gave it it a nine for the flaw and lack of things I would have liked. Set-up is a moot point because I like my own set-up anyway (like most of you I assume). If your a Floyd guy (or gal), this is definitely worth your consideration!
The Gibson Les Paul Shred is a decently featured studio with an authentic Floyd Rose Trem. Would have preferred Grover tuners, coil tapping, and a 500T (my personal dream combo and the reason for a nine), but otherwise nicely equipped! 24 frets instead of 22 would have been a nice touch also. (Hint, Hint Gibson). Comes with a nice Gibson hardshell case and all the usual Gibson goodies plus wrenches for the Floyd.
Higher end in Gibson quality. Found one little spot on the upper bout that needs polishing (being very picky and why I gave it a nine). Fit and finish top notch! Not set-up to my liking, trem was tipped back a bit after initial tuning. Took out a bit of spring tension to get it parallel to the strings, lowered the Floyd to get a super low action and it performs flawlessly!
In my opinion a great value! A genuine Floyd Rose, a USA built Gibson Les Paul, and attainable at a very affordable price for a Gibson! Also priced considerably less than the Axcess models! Great job Gibson!

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My new favorite in my stables

By SchoolyT

from Kansas City

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


  • Access To Adjust Trem Spr

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Gibson Limited Run Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

Great sound, solid, looks great. For the money, this is a great and versatile guitar. The only beef I have is with the access to the tremolo spring adjustment - there are no access holes through the spring cover (my Epi LP Nightfall has a FR and does).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Les Paul Shred

By bluesdonegotme

from USA

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Comments about Gibson Limited Run Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

Just got this a couple weeks ago and I am impressed. I heard stories about the Explorer Shred not staying in tune but I don't find that true with the Les Paul Shred. It's been great! I love the way it plays plus the whammy bar for a Les Paul is like a dream come true!!! I've owned a few guitars over the years and this one is my favorite. Get one. You won't be sorry.

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