Gibson Les Paul Studio (Wine Red) (No Longer Available)
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Carved Maple Top, Mahogany Back, '59 Profile Mahogany Neck, Granadillo Fingerboard, and Two Humbucker Pickups - Wine Red
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From Our Research Team:
Back to Basics Look and a Great ValueWhat can we write about the Gibson Les Paul that hasn't already been written? It all comes down to this: 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. It's a rock and roll icon. Think '60s Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Mike Bloomfield all the way up to Slash with Guns N Roses or Velvet Revolver. Yeah, it's really that cool.
Gibson Les Paul Studio at a Glance:
Carved maple top and mahogany body
In 1958, the Les Paul went from a simple gold-finished, painted top to a cherry sunburst finish over a carved maple two-piece top. The majority of the tops were actually pretty plain, while others - the ones collectors now pay astronomically high prices for - could be found with beautifully figured, two-piece flamed maple tops. Actually, it was the carved top that set the Les Paul apart from the "competition." That continued through the instrument's long and storied history. The Les Paul Studio is equally at home in the studio as well as up on stage. Unless you just can't possibly live without the flamed maple top and single-ply cream body binding, you just might want to give the Les Paul Studio a serious look.
The Chunky '59 Profile Neck
The first Les Pauls had chunky necks, which were perfect for some players. By 1960 the neck underwent several modifications until it became what's known as the slim-taper design, which also had a legion of devotees.The '59 neck profile is a nice compromise between the two. It's solid mahogany with a granadillo fingerboard and those classy pearloid trapezoid markers, so it has that warm, classic Les Paul feel while still allowing easy access to the upper frets so you can really dig into your solos!
Two Hot Pickups
Look, when you're talking about a Les Paul, you're talking about that big, fat, smoky humbucker sound. You've got that nice chunky neck in your left hand and you're grabbing big fat power chords and soloing all up and down the fingerboard. You want that Les Paul sound, so Gibson put huge-sounding 490R and 498T pickups on this baby.
Les Paul Studio Features:
The Gibson Les Paul Studio is equally at home on the stage as well as the studio - and makes for an incredible value!Gibson: Don't Mess with a Good Thing
Gibson guitars have been around for well over a century. When guitarists are looking for an outstanding combination of superb tone and playability along with great looks and gorgeous finishes, the choice for most of those 100 plus years has been Gibson. From their amazing collection of fine acoustics to the electric guitars that literally rewrote music history, Gibson guitars have been on almost every chart-topping album from artists like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin. These "first call" instruments also cross an enormous array of diverse styles, from folk and country to blues and hard rock. With that resume, it's not surprising that so many of Gibson's best-selling instruments have changed little over the decades. Because there's just no sense in messing with a good thing!
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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
Merry Christmas to me
by gravity003 from OhioWanted a Gibson Les Paul since I started playing and finally bought one. Red Wine with Gold Hardware. I love the way it fits my hand, the sound and the look. You can play so many styles of music wi... read more [+]th a Les Paul. I have owned Fender Strats, Ibanez, Schecter but none fit me or give me the tones like a Les Paul. Was set up perfect out of the box and haven't stopped playing since.
December 11, 2011
Music Background: hobbyist
My son will be getting this guitar after I am gone....not for sale. close [-]
The name says it all
by Gary Shipley from New Berlin,IL USAI just received my wine red les paul studio and could not be happier! After letting it acclimate for a couple of hours (due to the cold), I popped open the case and stood back and took it all in. It ... read more [+]is one gorgeous guitar. I took it into the studio and plugged it in. There's the sound I'd always heard other guitar players have. And now after all this time, I have that sound as well. It play's great and the sound is everything I could want. I played for 3 hours straight today and theres more ahead this evening. Also, the folks at Sweetwater could not have been friendlier. I got the guitar as quickly as they promised and in pristine condition. I cannot imagine having another guitar. I mean, come on, its a Les Paul. The name says it all. close [-]
November 10, 2011
Music Background: retired semi-professional musician
by Matthew O'Clair from Pittsfield Magreat tone. killer action. great feel.
October 11, 2011
Music Background: player, producer. mix/mastering
The Gibson Les Paul Studio (Wine Red)
by RobRoy Menzies from Eagle River, AlaskaMy Les Paul Studio arrived and I was pleasantly surprised by the tone & playability of this guitar. It's very lightweight because of it's chambered body, and helps when playing those long jams. I pref... read more [+]er binding on my Les Pauls, but this guitar has grown on me significantly. The top on my Studio is incredible, hats off to Sweetwater for allowing me to choose this particular one. The deep wine red finish is incredible, and the black/chrome hardware give it a dark appearance, when the light hits it just right, it comes to life! The neck is perfect, and I find myself reaching for this guitar everyday. Even unplugged the tone is bright and clean, and I am very happy with the overall value of this instrument. Great job Gibson! close [-]
September 22, 2011
Music Background: musician
Mario, Indianapolis, IN
Gibson Les Paul Studio (Wine Red)
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