Les Paul Studio 2016 Ebony Gold Electric Guitar

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Les Paul Studio 2016 Ebony Gold Electric Guitar

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Description

The iconic Gibson Les Paul Studio solidbody electric guitar for thick, snarling tone and fire-breathing output. The Les Paul Studio gives you genuine LP sound and looks in an affordable US-made guitar. Two fearsome humbuckers with attitude team up with a carved maple top to give you that fat, syrupy roar and sustain for weeks. Or switch into coil-tap mode to explore new tonal ground. A weight-relieved mahogany body saves your back during long gigs, and the '60s Slim Taper neck feels just right. From Jimmy Page to Slash, generations of guitarists have relied on the Les Paul to deliver their musical message - deliver yours with the Gibson Les Paul Studio solidbody electric guitar.

Gibson Les Paul Studio Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:

  • Maximum sustain from mahogany body and maple top
  • '60s Slim Taper neck profile for smooth playability
  • Pickups deliver true Les Paul sound - and then some
  • PLEK'd for precision playability

The Les Paul recipe for sustain - mahogany body with maple top

Gibson's Les Paul Studio gives you the robust sustain you need for hot liquid solos and massive power chords. What's Gibson's secret? A major part of the Les Paul's tonewood recipe is the fusion of a maple top on a mahogany body. This combination is largely responsible for the legendary Les Paul sound - as well the LP's reputation for being rather heavy. But fear not! Modern weight relief has been scientifically applied to the Les Paul Studio - giving you all the sustain, without the pain. Now you can play marathon gigs without next-day visits to the chiropractor. The Gibson Les Paul Studio - it's what rock dreams are made of.

'60s Slim Taper neck profile for smooth playability

The Gibson Les Paul Studio sports a comfortable, fast-action neck with a '60s Slim Taper profile. Early Les Paul guitars had huge "tree-trunk" necks, but beginning in 1959, the company began slimming the neck down to a more comfortable size. By 1960, this evolved into a design Gibson called the Slim Taper neck. Varying in thickness only about a tenth of an inch from the first fret out to the twelfth and maintaining a precisely controlled width-to-thickness ratio, the Slim Taper neck promoted playing speed while reducing player fatigue. Many guitarists consider Gibson's Slim Taper neck the most playable Les Paul neck ever made. Whether you're chording down low or riffing up high, the Les Paul Studio's neck - with its slick rosewood fingerboard and classic trapezoid inlays - always feels just right.

Pickups deliver true Les Paul sound - and then some

The Les Paul Studio features 490R (rhythm) and 498T (treble) pickups. These "Modern Classic" pickups feature tonal characteristics similar to the '57 Classic, but deliver a slight increase in the upper mids, for a more contemporary humbucking sound. But there's more! The volume knobs feature a push-pull configuration that allows you to choose between classic humbucking tones and snappy single-coil sounds. Take it from the Derringers Music crew - this Les Paul has the classic sounds you want and expect from a Gibson.

PLEK'd for precision playability

This Gibson Les Paul Studio 2016 T feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to PLEK processing. Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Each note rings loud and clear, and the fret edges feel smooth as silk.

Gibson Les Paul Studio Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Affordable USA-made Les Paul with weight-relieved body and flexible electronics
  • Classic mahogany body and maple top deliver singing sustain
  • Modern weight relief lightens the load without sacrificing tone
  • '60s Slim Taper neck is made for playing without fatigue
  • 490R and 498T pickups kick out smoky humbucker tones
  • Push-pull controls allow coil tapping for single-coil spank

Take your tone to new heights with the Gibson Les Paul Studio!

Tech Specs

Body TypeSolidbody
Body ShapeLes Paul
Left-/Right-handedRight-handed
Number of Strings6
Body MaterialMahogany
Top MaterialCarved maple top
Body FinishThin high gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
ColorVintage Sunburst
Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ShapeSlim taper profile
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Fingerboard InlayAcrylic trapezoid
Number of Frets22
Scale Length24.75"
Nut Width1.695"
Nut MaterialTekToid graphite
Bridge/TailpieceTune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
TunersGrover traditional green key tuners
Neck Pickup490R alnico 2 humbucker
Bridge Pickup498T alnico 5 humbucker
Controls2 x volume (push-pull coil tap), 2 x tone, 3-way toggle switch
StringsCleartone 0.009-0.046
Case IncludedTraditional hardshell case
Manufacture
Gibson

The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar.

Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson's reputation for quality as well as its profitability.

Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation.

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