Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 HP Electric Guitar


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The Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 HP is the supercharged counterpart of the traditional Les Paul Studio Faded, boasting an exceptional set of premium, high-performance features while maintaining its rugged looks.

Stripped-down style meets superior performance with the Gibson USA Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 HP. Featuring the same tonewood combo that made the originals legendary, this Les Paul features a maple top over a mahogany back. The back features Gibson's modern weight relief that'll help lighten up your load while enhancing acoustic qualities and improving resonance. Carved from mahogany, the neck sports a comfortably rounded profile, a Soloist neck width, and a High Performance fast-access heel for unparalleled upper fret access. The rosewood fingerboard is adorned with familiar trapezoid inlays in genuine mother-of-pearl and features a 12" radius to maximize playability. The High Performance adjustable titanium zero-fret nut allows you to fine-tune your action to preference.

Equipped with a set of Burst Bucker Pro pickups that are made to classic PAF specifications, the Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 HP dishes out that authentic vintage voice that made the post-'56 Les Pauls so legendary. The coils are also potted, which makes them perfect for playing high-gain hard-rock. The electronics have been upgraded with a quieter High Performance toggle switch along with a gold-plated multi-contact jack for superior connection.

The hardware on the Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 HP is given an updated treatment. Gibson has added their revolutionary G-FORCE Tuners, offering unprecedented automated tuning capabilities. You can now access any preset tuning in just one second, which means you can realistically change tunings in the middle of a song, if needed. What's more, the tuners are now automatically engaged to operate both electronically or individually by hand. Compared to the older generations, this G-FORCE provides a smoother feel when manually tuning, quieter operation, and better looks. This latter day classic also boasts a chrome Tune-o-Matic bridge with strong, lightweight titanium saddles and a stopbar tailpiece for maximum performance and sustain. A Gibson High Performance Gig Bag is included.

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Perfect for big hands


from Clinton, NC

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  • Action Is Supurb
  • Brilliant Tones
  • Easy To Get Used To E-tun


  • No Neck Binding

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My first Lester:
History: I'm hamfisted. Large hands. I've tried to play 50's and 60s necks with very little success. My current line-up includes a Mockingbird and a superstrat from Hamer, So when I saw the new neck I went out to try it. Wider at the nut; slim taper on the neck. Perfect for my hands!

Sound: The pickups are brilliantly clean and there's no BAD tones anywhere in the spectrum. From low volume to max with the tone set anywhere, it just sounds right.

Playability: The action was set relatively low from the factory (which is where I like it). Super fast on the frets and great access at the upper frets. Not sure, but this feels like a different body cutaway from normal I said, played a few but this was my first. The action is similar, if not favorable to my Mockingbird STQ, but not as many frets.

Beautiful all around guitar. I would rate it 5 stars, but I also played a Standard with the same neck, which had binding on the neck that made the frets really smooth on the sides of the neck, but was out of my price range.

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Number Of Frets 22
Scale Length 24-3/4"
Nut Width 1.745"
Body Style Les Paul
Neck Type Mortise & Tenon with Fast-Access Heel
Neck Wood Mahogany
Fingerboard Rosewood
Body Wood Mahogany
Top Maple
Pickup Configuration H-H
Bridge Pickup BurstBucker Pro
Neck Pickup BurstBucker Pro
Bridge Type Tune-O-Matic with Titanium Saddles/Stop Bar Tailpiece
Tuning Machines G-FORCE
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Deluxe Gig Bag
Series High Performance Series
Model Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 HP

Gibson GFORCE Owners Manual 2016

Gibson GFORCE Quick Start Guide

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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.