Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded (Faded Blue Stain) (No Longer Available)
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Top, Mahogany Neck, Black Obeche Fingerboard, and Two Humbucking Pickups - Blue Stain
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A Great Look On A Classic Les Paul!The Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded is a great looking variation one of the most-played guitars in the world, and it's back with a sweet new Blue Stain finish. Ever since its introduction in 1952, the Les Paul has had an impact on both guitar players and on music itself. What started out as Gibson's answer to the introduction of solidbody guitars in 1950, turned out to be perhaps the most influential of them all. What started out as a simple gold-top guitar has turned into a veritable rainbow of colors, in configurations to meet everyone's needs, wants and yes, even budget. You have a Western maple top over a chambered mahogany body, a '50s neck profile with Black obeche fingerboard and two screaming Burstbucker Pro humbucking pickups. The Les Paul Studio Faded is a performing guitarist's dream come true.
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded at a Glance:
Western maple top in Blue Stain finish over a mahogany body
The Gibson Les Paul has seen an array of finishes and tops over the years while maintaining the classic look and sound. This Les Paul Studio Faded features a new Blue Stain finish on the Western maple top, and a chambered mahogany body for lower weight - no more shoulder strain!
LP rounded mahogany neck with Black obeche fingerboard
The first Les Pauls had huge necks. This Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded has the '50s neck profile, which strikes a great balance between the classic feel of a larger neck with the faster playability of a rounded profile.
Two Burstbucker Pro Humbucking Pickups
Look, when you're talking about a Les Paul, you're talking about that big, fat, smoky humbucker sound. This Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded sports dual Burstbucker Pro humbucking pickups for the classic tone you crave.
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by Paulbiz from Northern VAWas looking for a no nonsense humbucker-loaded guitar to compliment my Fenders and PRS guitars. Saw this one on the Sweetwater site and the Burstbucker Pros and 59' neck (a personal preference) made i... read more [+]t a no-brainer - especially for well under $1000. My concerns about Gibsons are their notoriously unstable tuning problems. I got the guitar just this past Friday and gigged with t Friday night then again on Saturday. Tuning is just as stable as any of my Fenders - very nice! But the really good news is how great this guitar sounds. The burstbuckers and resonant body give a tight focused punch that really made my rig come alive. This may be the best sounding guitar I own - especially for the blues and harder rock stuff - it flat out smokes! The clean sounds are certainly respectable as well - a nice crisp snap. Playability is really good right out of the box, the action and intonation are spot on...though I may lower the action just a tad later - but it sure does feel right and I bonded with the guitar immediately. Body is light too - which is good for my back! The blue may not be everyones cup of tea but I love it and it got quite a few compliments - its really a minimalist work of art - looks great on stage. So far no real cons - its an excellent value and a fun guitar to play. close [-]
September 23, 2012
Music Background: Gigging Musician
by Lonny Reed from Newburg, paAmazing guitar! Setup great right out of the box, beautiful guitar!
September 13, 2012
Music Background: 20 yr guitar player
by Collin from Minneapolis, MN USAPlays really well and I love the sound. Played it through an Ac50 and a blues jr and loved the breakup in both amps. Sounds really full with a lot of control between clean and distortion
July 12, 2012
Music Background: Musician
by Duncan from Mobile, AL USABought this one to add to my collection of six Les Paul's
May 24, 2012
Music Background: Musician, Songwriter, Producer
and Gibson never disappoints. Beautiful color and arrived set-up and ready to play. Great tone and fast action makes this an excellent ... read more [+]guitar for those wanting to experience what a Les Paul is all about at a great price.
The support and follow up by Sweetwater is second to none and I will
be shopping with them again. close [-]
The Blue Wonder
by Switchback from USAFirst, I have owned a great variety of guitars, from ESP to Fender, Ibanez, Epiphone, Jackson and Gibson. I keep comming back to Gibson, this is my third go around, my first LP was a BFG Gold top and ... read more [+]then a Gibson Menace. I teetered back and forth about the studio guitars in general. I couldn't decide if they had enough flare for me. I knew I did not want the 490t pickups. I loved the PUPs in my BFG. I finally decided I was going to buy a Fender 72 tele deluxe. I went to a local music store and tried a 72 tele deluxe and while I really liked the wide range humbuckers, the guitar itself didn't do much for me. So I put it back on the wall and started rummaging through the other guitars and decided to try the studio again.
April 11, 2012
Music Background: Player, Recording Engineer, Song Writer
I plugged in the cable, guitar and amp and hit my first chord....... Hmmmmmmmmm I thought that sounded pretty amazing. "Um excuse me" I said, "What pickups are these ? " The salesman said they are Burstbucker pros..... Ah Ha, I said to myself ... we must hear more the voices in my head told me.... so we played some more and I put the guitar through my usual regime of single notes and chord patterns and the bonding began. I don't need glossy finishes and neck and body bonding .... well sorta ... I DO need tone, and this guitar delivered. I am a new fan of the burstbucker pros, they are warm, clear, aggressive, tender, full, grouchy, sensitive...well you get the point. Its a studio, so other than the fantastic finish, awesome pickups and the new Obeche fingerboard ( which is every bit as playable as its counter woods) it doesn't have the frills of the expensive models, but it does have the tone ! All in all this is a LOT of guitar for the money, it looks even more pleasing in person. Mine played fantastic right of the wall and had a great setup as well. Its a wonder how such a great guitar can cost so little, Great buy ! close [-]
Carter, Mattaponi, VA
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded (Faded Blue Stain)
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