#1
i have a few questions about this guitar.
What is the difference between this and the Les paul standard
What is a good price for a used good condition one
And lastly, would you take this guitar or a stratocaster...

I love the Les Paul's, just don't know much about them...
Thanks!
#2
The difference between a studio and a standard are that the studio lacks some of the aesthetic features that the standard has such as binding, finishes, and the certain tops. (maybe not the case on the plus). Couldn't tell you a price but it seems to be going for 1100-1300$ on ebay. As for taking the paul over a strat that's a personal preference.
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#3
Quote by MacWoodard
i have a few questions about this guitar.
What is the difference between this and the Les paul standard
What is a good price for a used good condition one

And lastly, would you take this guitar or a stratocaster...

I love the Les Paul's, just don't know much about them...
Thanks!

One needs a LP, a Strat, and a Tele.

#4
The standards are typically made of better woods and fewer pieces of wood in the body. studios used to be only Mahogany with no maple cap but that has changed in the recent years. The Standards are available in more finishes also.
The pickups are also different
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#5
Quote by GaryBillington
^ Most of the Studios have the same type(s) of pickups you get in the various Standard LPs, it's really just the finishing that's different.


maybe in the 90s when studios came out. today it's a hella lot more than just how they finish it.

removing the finishing differences including binding, available color options etc that i listed above leaves you with...

quality of woods
type of materials in the hardware, and quality level of that hardware (maybe depending on year of standard, but certainly on 2014s)
hard case vs gig bag
pick ups (depending on what year "standard" you want to compare)
body routing pattern (maybe, probably i haven't checked the 2014 routing but gibby has been playing with different internal routings for years. chambered, weight relieved, class 5 horizontal, then the more recent sort of star pattern)
above all else, the neck profile.

so pretty much everything but the overall shape.


edit'd for gary billington.
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Last edited by gregs1020 at Aug 24, 2014,
#6
^ Most of the Studios have the same type(s) of pickups you get in the various Standard LPs, it's really just the finishing that's different.

Truth is, the only way to pick the right Gibson is to play as many as possible until you find that one that grabs your attention.
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#7
Quote by Ippon
One needs a LP, a Strat, and a Tele.



A LP, a Strat, a tele, a super strat, a explorer, a jaguar, a jazzmaster, a semi hollow...

One of every shape. Then another one in a different tuning.
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#8
Quote by Carrot
A LP, a Strat, a tele, a super strat, a explorer, a jaguar, a jazzmaster, a semi hollow...

One of every shape. Then another one in a different tuning.

Don't forget every pickup configuration either!
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#9
Currently there are two different LP Studio models; the regular and pro
Regular:
Maple neck
Plain Maple Top on body
Satin Finish
498t & 490r pick ups

Pro:
Mahogany Neck
Flame Maple Top (A or AA grade)
Gloss Finish
Burst Bucker Pro & 57 classic pu's

To me the Studio Pro is the closest you get to the 'real' LP sound and quality for the lowest price but it still ain't cheap ($1,500 new).

The LP Standard uses higher quality wood (sometimes one piece bodies), higher grade flame in the maple tops. Bound bodies, bound fingerboard. And they should have a higher standard fit & finish and inspection (that last bit is debatable).
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