This 2012 Gibson Les Paul Studio in Fireburst has a simple look and an awesome tone! The long loved, no-nonsense Studio model eliminates some of the aesthetic's of the Standard, or Custom Shop models. The body and fingerboard are not bound but the classic Les Paul recipe of mahogany and maple, set neck design, and a pair of humbuckers remains pure! The result is a great playing electric guitar that feels, sounds, and performs like much more expensive instruments!
The Les Paul Studio has been a popular choice of hard-working guitarists everywhere ever since its introduction in 1983. Gibson USA brings increased sonic versatility and performance upgrades to a new Les Paul Studio as part of its big 2012 Year of Les Paul celebrations. The 2012 Les Paul Studio blends timeless tonewoods and components with improved comfort. Powerful 490R and 498T humbucking pickups with built-in coil-splitting for the added versatility of single-coil tones but with the classic looks that define it as a genuine Gibson Les Paul.
The 2012 Les Paul Studio is tone-assured right from the start, thanks to a foundation of the traditional tonewoods that helped to make the Les Paul Standard legendary when it first arrived six decades ago. A carved solid maple top lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select mahogany back—treated with Gibson’s new modern weight relief pattern to increase playing comfort and enhance resonance—contributes superb warmth and depth.
A pair of Gibson USA’s 490R and 498T humbucking pickups prime the 2012 Les Paul Studio for unparalleled tonal versatility. Both are made in the image of the legendary PAF humbucker, with Alnico magnets and 42-AWG wire, but adapted for the demands of contemporary players. A 490R in the neck position offers vintage warmth and throaty blues tones, while a hotter 498T in the bridge belts out all the scorch, sizzle and sustain you require. Furthermore, both are wired for coil splitting, with individual push-pull tone-control switching to tap authentic single-coil tones, which are even wired for hum cancelling in the middle position. The innovative pairing of a Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and precise intonation, while a set of high-quality TonePros™ vintage-style tuners ensure smooth, accurate tuning.
Gibson Les Paul Studio Fireburst Finish Weight: 7 lb 15 oz Mahogany Back (Weight Relived) Maple Top Mahogany Neck Granadillo Fingerboard Set Neck Design 498T Bridge Pickup 490R Neck Pickup 3 Way Toggle 2 x Volume Controls 2 x Tone Controls Original Hard Shell Case