Gibson Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Chrome Hardware
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Gibson Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Chrome Hardware

Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Chrome Hardware, Chitarra Corpo tipo Les Paul from Gibson belonging to the Les Paul Studio model.

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iamqman 02/08/2011

Gibson Les Paul Studio - Ebony w/ Chrome Hardware : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)

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The ebony look on the Gibson Les Paul is a very classic look and one of the most recognizable colors that you would see on a Les Paul. I am not a fan of the look of this guitar. The Gibson Les Paul has such a unique soul and when you strike a note you just feel the resonance and vibe that can only be an LP. The black look is just too plain for me. I like the look of a Goldtop LP the best but many other like the vintage white and quilted top are some of the best looking Gibson's made. This black ebony just does't give me the look that I think matches the soul of a Gibson Les Paul.

Les Paul Studio Features:

* Color: Ebony
* Top: Carved maple
* Back: Mahogany
* Neck: Mahogany with 1959 rounded profile
* Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid trapezoid inlays
* Number of frets: 22
* Pickups: Two humbucking pickups with Alnico magnets
* Controls: Two each tone and volume with three-way pickup selector switch
* Machine heads: Green Keys
* Hardware: Chrome plated

UTILIZATION

Detail
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color Ebony
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape '59 Rounded
Scale Length 24-3/4"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Trapezoids
Number of Frets 22
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-O-Matic/Stop Bar
Tuners Grover Green Keys
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup 490R Alnico Humbucker
Middle Pickup No middle pickup
Bridge Pickup 498T Alnico Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle
Case Included Hardshell

SOUNDS

The tone on these guitars don't vary too much. The ebony won't sound any different than the alpine white or the faded cherry, but these guitars do vary in feel from one another. I can't tell you how many times I have walked into a music shop and pickup about 5 or 6 Gibson Les Paul's and each one feels completely different from one another. That is the problem with buying a Les Paul is that so many other them sound good and so many of them feel good but getting one to sound good and feel good can be a task. I would never buy this guitar or any other Gibson Les Paul off the internet or without playing it first. Each one comes of the production line a little different from the one before it. So I wold suggest playing the guitar first before you buy. So many guitar hit the classifieds very quickly form people blind buying these guitars. There are enough of these guitars out there to try before you buy.

OVERALL OPINION

You can pick these guitars up new for right around $1320, which isn't a bad price for a new Gibson Les Paul. These guitars are very good entry point for a Gibson Les Paul. The custom will cost more than double this price and the standards will cost at least double the price of this guitar. So this will get you into the game. Still not cheap but other than the faded version that cost $799 this is the only way to go.