from my experience the faded series are super inconstant and you would most likely have to play 10 of these to find a perfect one. the regular studio has a nicer finish, gold hardware, and tend to be a little more consistent. hardly worth that big of a jump in price tho.
So would it be better hunting round for a decent faded studio instead of payin extra for the regular?
It would be provided your not really bothered about it looking shiny. Looking at Gibsons site it looks like they have different pickups in them so theres a chance the faded might sound worse so id listen to them side by side.
Last edited by Mr.DeadDuck at Jun 25, 2010,