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Gibson Les Paul Studio 2018 Electric Guitar

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The Les Paul Studio is a stylish, essential guitar that delivers on design, tone and playability with authority. The white-bound, solid-rosewood &nbs...Click To Read More About This Product

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A higher class studio.

The Les Paul Studio is a stylish, essential guitar that delivers on design, tone and playability with authority. The white-bound, solid-rosewood  fingerboard and SlimTaper neck provide a high-end appearance and enhanced playing feel. A pair of Gibson’s most popular humbucking pickups, ‘57 Classic and ‘57 Classic+ and 2 push-pull pots in an Ultra-Modern weight relief body contribute to the incredible tone variety of this Les Paul Studio. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Plain Maple
  • Body wood: Ultra-modern weight relieved Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12 in.
  • Fret size: Medium binding rolled over frets
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: '57 Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: '57 Classic +
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: 2 push/pull knobs
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Yes 
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Kidney Grovers
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish Electronics
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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GibsonLes Paul Studio 2018 Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)

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(8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Bueatiful new les paul paint scheme!

By Gator

from Crestview, fl

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 2018 Electric Guitar:

I fell I love with this new *USA 2018 Les Paul with the smoked bourbon burst! When I got it home it was very professionally set up and laid out (unlike most other manufacturers) this guitar was ready to rock right out of the box! Even complete with a nice black leather Gibson leather strap. I was VERY pleased that I bought a USA Gibson! Until I had the guitar turned around face down on my couch, you could see the reflection from the window on the back of the guitar as I was walking by. In a moment I noticed a severe "distortion" in the paint. I picked it up and inspected it closer looking straight at the back and couldn't see it. So I just blew it off. Until when my friend walked in and noticed it too. Upon closer inspection, and looking at the back of the guitar from the edge against the light, the ENTIRE back of the guitar looked "wavy" like if you dropped a rock in a pond kid of look. I was heart broken! The finish in my opinion was NOT SANDED ENOUGH and left every defect in the back of the guitar. To Musiciansfriend credit they were great and gave me an RMA with no problem so I hesitantly returned the guitar fearing I was going to get a new one with the SAME PROBLEM. Well, I did, heart broken again, and to Musiciansfriend credit they gave me ANOTHER RMA. This is NOT MF fault, it's GIBSON'S. I am EXTREMELY disappointed in USA Gibson now and will never purchase another Gibson USA guitar ever again. People around the world would die for a USA Gibson, but I'm here to tell you that unfortunately China and Especially Korea produce way better finishes! The Guitar itself was rock solid and sounded fantastic! I have several guitars including a 2010 custom shop Carvin that came to me absolutely perfect like a USA guitar should, so, for the record, I know what a professional guitar is supposed to look like. I don't know whether this will be posted or not by MF, but they, unlike USA Gibson, have been WONDERFUL. Buyer beware!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every cent

By Terrier

from Colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 2018 Electric Guitar:

    The Gibson Les Paul Studio has been a mainstay in the line since it was introduced. It is a high quality incredible work horse for the musician. And no it is not overpriced. You simply pay for quality. You are paying for the best that there is. Period. This guitar is worth every penny that Gibson is charging. It is the same price and actually under, most other USA made instruments. This year's Studio in my opinion, is a beautiful work of art. The gloss finish is gorgeous. It has great Grover tuners. The fretboard is bound. The pickups are fantastic, and the price includes a Gibson hard shell case! The playablility is superb and the tone through a good tube amp will give you chills. Worth every penny? Yes, and then some.

    (1 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    NO WAY

    By I know guitar

    from NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 2018 Electric Guitar:

    Save a ton of money, wait till you find one used! Grossly over priced!

     
    4.0

    Decent Upgraded Studio

    By Matt H.

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Novice

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Flat Sound

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 2018 Electric Guitar:

    The finish is beautiful. This is probably the best looking Studio produced in at least a decade. The pick-ups are a little flat for my taste. (I also own a Gibson Standard 2016 T and the sound is like night and day.) The neck is very slim and easy to play. The bound fret board is also a nice touch, but I'm not sure why the binding can't be extended to the body so to round out the Studio completely. My main criticism is that it's a bit overpriced. I would have felt more comfortable paying a few hundred less.

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar

    By Matt

    from Massachusetts

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gibson Les Paul Studio 2018 Electric Guitar:

      Incredible, versatile guitar. Great tones. Looks great. No complaints.

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