#1
i am looking into getting a gibson les paul studio. i dont know much about studio guitars and i was wondering... is the "studio" part just a name or do they not sound very good live??? because i want a guitar that i can record with and play live with...
#2
The studio just means that it doesn't look as fancy-shmancy as the standard, the sound is the same live as it is any where else. I know a guy that just got a lp studio in black and as far as I know he's pretty tickled with it.
#3
The main differences are cosmetics and pickups. The Standards come with Burstbuckers, and the Studio comes with Alnico. I myself have a Studio, the stock pickups were excellent but I swapped them out for EMG's anyway.
The Studio is a great great, but some people feel the need to replace the pickups.
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#4
I've heard from owners that the studios aren't as sturdy as the standards.
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#5
I don't own one, but I've played one before. They seems fairly nice. Stock pickups aren't too bad. Basically, I think they're just a little more compact and plain looking then the Standards and other LP models. Still should have a good sound live.
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#6
The pickups are the 490 (neck) and the 498 (bridge). They are the same pickups that come stock in an LP Custom. I have also heard about bad experiences with their sturdiness which is why I did not buy one. Plus they have the 50s rounded neck and I am a 60s slim taper neck player.
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#7
Quote by mrmnson
The pickups are the 490 (neck) and the 498 (bridge). They are the same pickups that come stock in an LP Custom. I have also heard about bad experiences with their sturdiness which is why I did not buy one. Plus they have the 50s rounded neck and I am a 60s slim taper neck player.


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Last edited by gojira at Mar 9, 2007,
#8
Quote by Bazilisck311
I've heard from owners that the studios aren't as sturdy as the standards.

They're sturdier than standards. I just got one and it plays great IMO. I would reccomend getting one.
#9
they are basically standards without a maple top and binding, great guitars and only 999.99 at guitar centers now
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