Gibson Les Paul Studio
|Gibson Les Paul Studio|
|Period||1983 — present|
|Body type||Solid (chambered for weight relief)|
|Neck joint||Set neck|
|Body||Mahogany (often with a maple top)
Swamp ash (rare)
Maple on some select models
|Bridge||Tune-o-matic with stopbar tailpiece|
|Pickup(s)||Usually 2 humbuckers
Wine Red, Ebony, White, etc.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio is a solid body electric guitar produced by the Gibson Guitar Corporation since 1983. It is similar to the traditional Gibson Les Paul Standard, but without upscale features such as binding and ornate inlays.
Responding to a gap in their model lineup for a lower-priced Les Paul in 1983, Gibson introduced the Studio model. The Studio was designed to attract guitar players who desired traditional Les Paul sound without having to pay for cosmetic features of upscale models. In order to produce a lower-cost Les Paul, features such as body binding, neck binding, and headstock inlays were not available. Additionally, the body was ⅛ inch thinner than a standard Les Paul. Initially made of alder from 1983-1985, Gibson moved back to maple top/mahogany body combination after the alder body proved prone to lacquer problems. The name "Studio" comes from the idea that this model would be sonically indistinguishable from a Les Paul Standard or Custom in the recording studio, and that the flashier guitars would be reserved for stage use.
Since its introduction, many Studio submodels have been produced, including the: Studio Standard, Studio Custom, Studio Faded, Studio Lite, Studio Gem Series,Studio Smartwood series, Studio Swamp Ash, Studio Gothic, and Studio Voodoo.
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- Bacon, Tony (2002). 50 Years of the Gibson Les Paul: Half a Century of the Greatest Electric Guitars. Hal Leonard. p. 85. ISBN 9780879307110. Retrieved 16 November 2012.