The 2014 Les Paul Studio: a whole new perspective on the “Paul of the people” with more features and innovation then ever before.
Since 1983, the Gibson Les Paul Studio has proved to be a reliable workhorse and still stands as the weapon of choice for many hard-working guitarists. The Les Paul Studio has always been known for its unbeatable value – a guitar hand-made in America with the high-quality craftsmanship you've come to expect from Gibson at a working musicians price. Over 30 years later, in honor of their 120th Anniversary, Gibson is proud to introduce the most remarkable Les Paul model yet in the Studio line with the 2014 Les Paul Studio. The 2014 Les Paul Studio offers incredible value with one of the most impressive Les Paul Studios made in the past three decades. The 2014 Les Paul Studio continues to hold onto its reputation as the more affordable “Paul of the people” but comes fully loaded with more features then ever before in celebration of 120 years of Gibson's ground-breaking innovation.
The 2014 Les Paul Studio is crafted from the traditional pairing of tonewoods that graced the original Les Paul Standard. Beneath the carved Grade-A figured maple top lays solid mahogany back, and although the back of the originals were completely solid, the mahogany back on the Les Paul Studio employs a modern weight relieving technique which is used by Gibson as a way of reducing the weight of the guitar for increased player comfort without sacrificing tone.The glued-in neck is carved from maple into the slimmed-down '60s profile and features a rosewood fingerboard that carries 22 corrosion-resistant cryogenic-treated frets for long-lasting fret life. The fingerboard also boasts classic trapezoid inlays plus a commemorative 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.
The 2014 Les Paul Studio comes equipped with a pair of two of Gibson favorites; a 490R in the neck and a 490T in the bridge. In order to accurately emulate the tone of those early PAF humbuckers, the 490R and 490T are made to mirror the originals, down to the use of genuine Alnico magnets and are routed through a traditional control complement with a 3-way switch and independent volume/tone controls. Not only do these pickups deliver that coveted vintage tone but for added sonic versatility, these pickups are updated with coil-tapping capabilities and Orange Drop tone caps.
For outstanding sustain and resonance, the Les Paul Studio comes with the perfectly matched Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece combination and is completed by the vintage style tuning machines. Other 120th Anniversary additions to the Les Paul Studio include an enlarged, no-slip strap button for the ultimate security of this instrument throughout your entire performance, black Max Grip Speed knobs, a GraphTech nut, long-life proprietary coated guitar strings and a full PLEK setup. A durable Gibson gig bag comes included in your purchase of the 2014 Les Paul Studio.
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The manufacturer's warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship for the lifetime of the product. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.