Les Paul Studio review by Gibson

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.6 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (942 votes)
Gibson: Les Paul Studio
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Price paid: $ 1343.22

Purchased from: Ebay

Sound — 10
This guitar is perfect for just about any style of music you want to play, the pickups can give you a hard crunch on the bridge pickup for any Zeppelin or a warm bluesy sound for Hendrix, Clapton, BB King etc. It's plugged into a 30w Fender Champ at the moment and it sounds as clear as daylight.

Overall Impression — 10
I'd advise anybody to get this guitar. What's the point in paying another 400 for a classic - the only difference is the binding and you can't play that!

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar could survive a nuclear holocaust. It is solid as a rock, the hardware, finish and strap buttons would outlive asbestos.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The setup was good from the factory, the pickups and bridge didn't need adjusting and there were no flaws. Because the tuners don't lock it does go out of tune a little quicker than I'd expected but that's no big deal - who hasn't got a tuner!

Features — 10
This beauty is a 2003 (from the serial no). USA model in Fireburst. 22 frets with a solid maple top. The humbuckers are 490R and 498T, pearloid trapeziod inlay, non-locking tuners with USA case.

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