Gibson Les Paul Studio 2013 (Vintage Sunburst ) Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer review
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from Albany, GA
February 1, 2013Music Background:
StokedThe neck humbucker is actually useful and sounds great in humbucker or single coil mode. The middle position is the one I set my amp controls to. The bridge pickup sounds amazing tapped or humbucker and is super bright but in a nice smooth way, not a harsh way. The neck is nice and slim. The guitar came in its vanilla cream smelling white furry case. It was actually in tune when I got it and the intonation was spot on. Fresh strings came on it. I could tell it wasn't pawed very much. The finish on the body is not too flashy but pretty flashy enough. I was expecting the Studio to be kind of plain looking, but it is actually somewhat ornate. The guitar is fairly light compared to other LP's I've tried. You will need to put strap locks on it immediately as the angle of the front button guarantees no strap will stay on without some help. The guitar "hangs" perfectly. Very well balanced. I'm stunned at how good the clean sounds are as I really bought this guitar to play stoner metal with but I'm actually digging the richer, smooth treble over the bright twang of my Jazz and Tele for recording clean tones. I see no need at all to replace the pickups as these sound awesome. I must have gotten a really good specimen as I always read on forums about peoples bad experiences with quality control, pickup volume levels, and fret finishing with Gibsons, but my guitar came ready to roll. I'm pretty ticked off, though, that I didn't get any candy with my order. I paid $1400 for a brand new Gibson and didn't get any Tootsie Rolls or Smarties. My wife got a pair of headphones here and she got like 20 pieces of candy. Other than depriving me of the candy that I deserved, Sweetwater gets a 10 out of 10!!!