The Gibson Les Paul Studio is celebrated by live performers and session players alike. The modern Studio covers even wider sonic territory with its coil-tapped 490R/498T humbucking pickups. This combination unlocks plenty of creative textures to flesh out musical ideas, from classic cleans and modern crunch to single-coil cluck. This Studio also benefits from an Ultra-Modern weight-relieved body; this reduction of more than a pound in weight provides extra comfort for extended sessions and performances. A feature your fingers will thank you for is the SlimTaper mahogany neck, which re-creates the speed and playability of some '60s Les Pauls are known for. Dependable Grover Rotomatic tuners keep this Gibson Les Paul Studio pitch perfect and ready to rock.
You can't deny two fundamental guitar truths: that early Les Pauls were glorious, but that they were also heavy. That's the trade-off of strapping a solid slab of mahogany to your body. But Gibson has done something special with the modern Les Paul Studio's Ultra-Modern, weight-relieved body. It retains the chime and resonance of slab Les Pauls at a big reduction in weight. This just means you can enjoy yourself onstage for longer, and drag yourself out of bed easier, with the Gibson Les Paul Studio.
The neck on this Les Paul Studio is a breath of fresh air. Its SlimTaper profile conforms naturally to the hand, for smooth leads up top and fast licks down low. If you're looking for the comfort of a '60s Gibson and the conveniences of a modern player, Guitar World suggests checking out the Studio.
This Les Paul Studio feels fast and precise, thanks in large part to its Plek fret treatment. 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.
When you think of the Les Paul tone, you think of the meaty, full sound with solid sustain and rich harmonics. That's just what you get from this Les Paul Studio. That's because Gibson loaded this axe with the killer combination of a 490R at the neck and a 498T at the bridge. These open-coil Alnico humbuckers take all levels of gain with ease, providing you with a smooth clean low-gain sound and aggressive crunch as you roll up the volume. Coil-tapping further expands the Studio's tonal options, offering single-coil quack and cluck with a pull of a volume knob.