Gibson Les Paul Studio | 2012
Gibson Les Paul Studio; the traditional Les Paul performance with a modern, no-frills attitude. This guitar was built in the Nashville, Tennessee in 2012. It also comes along with its original hard case and is found to be in perfect structural condition. Has signs of use along it although no major dents or serious marks that one should note of. Introduced nearly 25 years ago as a guitar for the studio musician, the Les Paul Studio has become one of the most desired Les Pauls for its tremendous harmonic and sonic capacities, coveted by musicians from all genres of music. The body and neck are both made of Mahogany (and they’ve been given Gibson’s Modern Weight Relief Routing), with a Maple top and a Grenadillo fretboard. Also known as Coyote, Grenadillo’s commonly used in South American guitar making, and it’s often used as a rosewood substitute.
The frets and Corian nut are finished on Gibson’s PLEK machine, and the fretboard has no binding. This is a plus for those who have found that the binding on the Traditional and Standard catches the E string if you drag it too far towards the edge of the neck (although that’s a problem that I’ve found hard to replicate on my Traditional). The neck is carved to a slim, fast ’60s-style profile that measures .800″ deep at the 1st fret and .875″ at the 12th.
Hardware includes TonePros vintage-style tuners and the classic Les Paul Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stop Bar tailpiece combo. The pickups are a 490R with Alnico II magnet in the neck position, and a 498T with stronger Alnico V magnet in the bridge. The controls look pretty standard, with volume and tone controls for each pickup, but there’s also a push-pull feature on each volume knob which splits that particular pickup into single coil mode.
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- Time of Manufacture: 2012
- Place of Manufacture: Nashville, USA
- Neck Profile: 50's Shape Neck Profile
- Fret Condition: Virtually no Fret Wear
- Weight: 9.0 Pounds
- Action: Professionally set-up Low action with 10's guage strings
- Overall Condition: "Very good" signs of use along finish although no dings or deep scratches
- Colour: Black
- Originality: 100% Original
- Hard Case: original Gibson hard case included