#1
Hi. because my epiphone studio les pauls electronics suck ass, as you can see in my other thread here, im planning to buy a gibson les paul. Now i saw there are studio and standard models. But i never got to know the difference between studio and standard.

can you tell me what the differences are, or your experiences with the two.

thanks
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#3
its basically cosmetics
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#4
I have a studio, and mine plays and sounds great...... But if you can afford a standard then definitely go for that.
#5
Standards have a flame top and binding round the edges and are made from just generally nicer materials and to a higher quality, also the standard has better pickups and electronics.
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Hi. because my epiphone studio les pauls electronics suck ass, as you can see in my other thread here, im planning to buy a gibson les paul. Now i saw there are studio and standard models. But i never got to know the difference between studio and standard.

can you tell me what the differences are, or your experiences with the two.

thanks

Straight from Gibson: http://www.gibson.com/en-us/divisions/gibson%20usa/products/lespaul/

From the UG Review:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/electric_guitars/gibson/les_paul_standard/index.html
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/electric_guitars/gibson/les_paul_studio/index.html

Various EG Studio threads: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/search.php?searchid=3562370
Various EG Standard threads: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/search.php?searchid=3562389

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#8
The 60's neck, 50's neck, etc varients are just easy ways of letting you order exactly which option you want. The 'Standard' can have either neck profile and a variety of finishes and other options. If they only listed the one 'Standard' page then when ordering there would have to be a ton of other option menus that could get confusing, or you might miss and end up with something you don't want. So instead of listing 'Standard' and then you have to order that and then tell them which neck you want with which finish, instead they order all the options out ready for you.

Incidently, the 'Classic' and 'Classic antique' are exactly the same as the Standard too, again, it's just different names for different finish/neck/pickup combinations.


General rule of thumb, it's:
Studio - also includes Vintage Mahogany, Faded, Robot, GT, BFG, etc. Basically all of the 'stripped down' models.
Standard - also includes Standard Plus, Classic, Classic Antique, Standard Faded (notice the specific inclusion of the word Standard there; there is also the just 'Faded', which is a lower model) and Traditional.
Custom - also includes Classic Custom, Supreme
Limited Editions - use your head for these. Generally these are around the Standard quality.
Custom Shop - none of you will ever afford one of these
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