#1
Pretty Straightforward question, does the Gibson LP Studio really have any major differences with the Les Paul Standard?? Besides the $1000 difference in price of course....


Standard

Studio
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#2
ones a studio ones a standard perhaps??
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#3
yes i does i think
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Jackson Stratocaster
Stagg Stratocaster
Epiphone Es-335
Eastwood LA125EQ

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Crybaby Wah Standard
Boss SuperChorus

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Hiwatt 15watt
Line 6 Spider IV 75 watt
Marshall Pocket amp


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#4
Probably the quality of parts and work put in between the two. My guess is there won't be too much tonally different, it's just which one is built to last longer.
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#6
From the site

Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Features:
Carved maple top and mahogany back (Mahogany top on faded finish models)
Mahogany neck, '59 Rounded Les Paul
Rosewood fingerboard (Ebony on Alpine white)
Tune-O-Matic bridge with stopbar
Chrome or gold hardware
490R and 498T Alnico 2 magnet humbucker pickups (BurstBucker Pro on faded finish models)
2 volume and 2 tone knobs, 3-way switch


Gibson Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar Features:
Body Wood: Chambered mahogany
Top wood: Figured maple
Scale Length: 24-3/4"
Neck Joint: Set-in
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Plek'd on Gibson Plek Machine
Neck Shape: Asymmetrical
Frets: 22
Inlays: Figured acrylic trapezoid
Nut Width: 1.695" ±.050"
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Bridge: TonePros locking Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Locking TonePros stopbar
Pickup Bridge: Burstbucker Pro with Alnico V
Pickup Neck: Burstbucker Pro with Alnico V
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone with gold-plated Bourns-designed pots, 3-way pickup selector
Knobs: Amber top hat
Tuners: Locking Grover keystone
Jack: Neutrik locking
Hardware color: Chrome
Binding: Antique cream top and neck
Finish: Lacquer


So there looks to be quite a bit different, apart from the superior parts on the Standard you've also got better pickups and a chambered body. Huge factors in tone.
#7
they are built different. ones a more lower end and ones a higher end version. just like how there is a MIA strat and MIM strat.

but just like with the strats, you can get really good lower end models. the key is to try them out first.

one thing i think makes a HUGE difference between lower and higher end models is the playability of the neck. although, i dont really try out a lot of les pauls cuz im not a huge fan but usually higher end stuff has better feeling/better built/better looking necks. although i think with fender even squiers have pretty decent necks on them although i think the frets are too small. but its all prefrence so again, try them out.
#8
Heh, to be honest I'm really not convinced there's any but cosmetic differences. As far as I've been able to descern by actaully playing them an LP studio is simply a standard without the binding and inlays. Neck seems the same, pickups are the same and any diferences in construction don't seem to make much difference IMO