- Les Paul Studio Traditional model back for 2017
- Lighter than before thanks to new Ultra-Modern weight relief mahogany body
- A-grade hand-picked plain maple top
- Slim Taper mahogany neck offers fast, comfortable profile
- Thicker rosewood fingerboard provides deeper tone
- Fitted with 490R and 498T humbucker pickups
- Features typical Les Paul controls with two push/pull
- Includes Gibson hardshell case for added protection
The 2017 Les Paul Studio T has everything you would want from a Gibson Les Paul and more. Designed to feel much lighter using a new weight-relief technique, yet also armed with even more sonic force, the 2017 Les Paul Studio T looks, sounds and feels a real joy to play.
The design of the 2017 Les Paul Studio has been vastly improved. The body still has its classic shape, however it is lighter than ever. Gibson luthiers have employed a new Ultra-Modern weight relief technique in the mahogany body which improves tone and boosts playing comfort, thus reducing fatigue onstage.
The mahogany body is joined by an A-grade plain maple top, hand-picked by the expert luthiers at Gibson to provide better, truer Gibson tones. A coat of protective Hi-Gloss Lacquer / 90 Sheen finishes the body top for a stunning visual aesthetic.
Using the traditional Mortis and Tenon joint and reliable, time-tested Franklin Titebond 50 adhesive, Gibson have joined a smooth mahogany neck. The neck has a more comfortable Slim Taper profile which enhances and promotes a faster playing style.
Topping the neck is a thicker rosewood fingerboard with a 12 inch radius and 22 frets to explore. The thickness of the rosewood is a contributor to the tonal depth on offer from this stunning 2017 model. Frets feature the traditional trapezoid inlays to guide you. A Tektoid nut that is self-lubricating has also been fitted for a better return to pitch and improved sustain.
The 2017 Les Paul Studio T has been equipped with a pair of superb humbucker pickups; a 490R pickup in the neck position powered by an Alnico II magnet, and a 498T pickup powered by an Alnico V magnet in the bridge position. Each pickup has been crafted to replicate authentic PAF-style Gibson tones, while they also work relentlessly to cancel out any unwanted noise or interference for a much cleaner output.
The Les Paul Studio T features four control pots for rhythm and lead Volume and Tone, including two push/pull controls for independent coil tapping.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
For unrivalled sustain and resonance, the body is fitted with a chrome-plated aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge accompanied by an aluminium Stop Bar tailpiece, the most modern bridge/tailpiece combination that there is.
The headstock is fitted with Grover Kidney chrome-plated tuning keys set to an accurate 18:01 gear ratio.
A protective Les Paul pickguard preserves the body top against scratches, while also complementing the finish of the guitar. For further necessary protection, Gibson include a brown LP hardshell case, premium strap and polishing cloth.