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Gibson Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar  

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    A full-bore Les Paul, certified for shred.

    If you’re 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. 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 chambering 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 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 Gibson’s 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 Studio’s 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 “double-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.

    Features

    • 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

    Get your shred on. Call or click to order.

     
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    GibsonShred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good pick up (4)
    • Good feel (3)
    • Good tone (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (5)
      • Jamming (4)
      • Recording (4)
      • Rock concerts (3)
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      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice guitar

      By M.san64

      from Eatontown , NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Gibson Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      I got this guitar , becouse I allways like had an gibson Les paul , but I need one gibson with tremolo , I knou about Gibson Axcess Alex Leffison , but this guitar is very expensive for me , now I have the Gibson Les Paul shred studio with floyd rose , this perfect for me , very nice sound , very nice tone , very nice wood , axcessive price, every things good , I'm soo Happy , But I D'not know about this name "Shred" rsrsrs, I will Like know about this name if possible, thank you .

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Instrument

      By myredstrat

      from St. Louis, Mo

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sound Is Fantastic
      • Tuning Is Stable

      Cons

      • Can~~~apos~~~t Find Any

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gibson Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      I am experienced musician, playing around 50-60 gigs a year, playing all sorts of music. This is my first Les Paul. Nearly all the guitars I own have some sort of locking tremolo (except for one of the telecasters that I own), and that was a requirement with a Les Paul. The Axcess model was a bit pricey, but I found this model, and gave it a shot.
      Great guitar, not to heavy (that was my one complaint about some Les Pauls) as the body is chambered. The set up was excellent, the floyd rose is a great addition to this instrument. Does not go out of tune.
      I would buy another.

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      (12 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar

      By vernzx11

      from CT

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Price For A Floyd
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Gibson Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        With a Floyd installed on it, you definitely get a heaver sound than a Tune O Matic. The Richlite fretboard feels a little different than rosewood but after a while you wont notice it. My guess would by that the Richlite fretboard strengthens the neck due to added stress of the Floyd Rose springs.The medium jumbo frets make this thing Scream. Any way, Stays in tune great,
        Fun Factor is a 11, If you never owned a Floyd Rose System on a Guitar, do some Internet recherche on how to set it up. You wont regret buying this guitar

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        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        NICE GUITAR, BUT FACTORY SETUP STUNK

        By Xaltar

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Stays in tune great

        Cons

        • Floyd Not Set Up
        • Intonation Off

        Best Uses

        • Good For Bar Band
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Gibson Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        I, like one of the other posts here have been playing an Epi Pro FX, but wanted to move up to a Gibson without forking out the heavy bread for an Axcess. Just got it yesterday, and as expected, out of the box, the Floyd Rose was not set up. I have been playing Jacksons for a long time and know my way around the Floyd, so right out of the box I re-strung with some Ernie Ball Cobalt 9-42s and set up the Floyd. During setup, I was surprised that 5 out of the 6 strings were off intonation. All flat. After getting that set and dropping the bridge a bit, my last part of the setup was screwing on the whammy bar. Surprise. The threads on the Floyd were not machined properly and I could not completely tighten the bar. I have several more Floyd wammy bars in my parts drawer, and none of them would screw on completely. Rather than call MF, I called Gibson directly, and Roger in customer service was helpful and friendly and promised to get me a new tremolo arm barrel in the mail. Of course, once it gets here, I will have to remove the strings and the Floyd to change it. I expected better quality control out of Gibson on this guitar out of the box. On the positive side, once set up, it plays great, and I love the chunky 50's style neck. Bridge pickup is the same as in the Lifeson signature, and pickups sound great. Now, if I just didnt have to wait around for the mailman to use the wammy bar.

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        (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great value for the $$$

        By Scott W

        from Fridley, MN

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Gibson Shred Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          I wanted a Gibson Les Paul with a Floyd/Rose, but couldn't swing the $4,000 for the Alex Lifeson model. After playing with the Epiphone PRO/FX for the past year, I saw this Gibson and looked into it.

          The customer service of Musician's Friend was excellent. After my initial call, Shay at M/F said she would call me in an hour to see if I had made a decision. An hour passed and she called as promised. Guitar purchased. Kudos to Shay for the follow up.

          The guitar feels great, is solidly built, plays wonderfully, and sounds great. The bridge PU is the same one that's in the $4,000 Alex Lifeson model. Although my Epiphone PRO/FX is an excellent value, the Gibson sounds better. The notes and chords are fuller, cleaner, and are more distinct. It's definitely noticeable (at least to my ears), and clearly worth the higher cost over the Epiphone.

          I must note; it's a very good idea to have your F/R model set-up by a professional (if you do not have the skills to do it yourself). My Epiphone PRO/FX stays in tune wonderfully as it was properly set up from the get go. I also had my Gibson set-up by the local pro (the day it arrived).

          What I do not like is the name; Les Paul "Shred" Studio. "Shred?" Really? That sounds lame to me (maybe I'm just too old?), but, the truss-rod cover is plain black, so at least Gibson didn't put "Shred" on it.

          There are not yet any images of this beautiful Vintage Sunburst model, so I will try to add some. I love the wood-grain look.

          If you are looking for a step up from your Epiphone or other models, but would rather avoid a large chunk of $$$ leaving your wallet, then check out this model. Good luck and have fun!

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