The Gibson Les Paul Studio 2013 Left Handed Electric Guitar gives lefties the remarkable features of the most powerful Les Paul Studio ever! Blending timeless tonewoods and components with improved comfort, 490R and 498T humbucking pickups with built-in coil-splitting switching for the added versatility of single-coil tones, and the classic looks, the 2013 Les Paul Studio lefty is an incredible value.
Gibson Les Paul Studio 2013 Left Handed Electric Guitar Features
- Mahogany body with Solid Carved Maple top
- Mahogany neck with slim, fast ’60s-style profile
- Coil-tapped 490R and 498T humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge
- Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- TonePros vintage style tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio
The left handed 2013 Les Paul Studio has a foundation of a carved solid maple top that lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select modern weight relieved mahogany back contributes superb warmth and depth. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in and carved in the fast 60s SlimTaper profile, and topped with a rich brown Granadillo fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays.
In keeping with the stripped-down Gibson Studio ethos, the body and fingerboard are left unbound, but the 2013 model retains elegant touches in its pickguard, hot-stamped truss-rod cover, and black or gold speed knobs, depending on finish. Classic Gibson construction ensures optimum playability, too, along with traditional specs like a 24 3/4 inch scale length, a 1 11/16 inch width across the PLEK-cut Corian nut, and a 12-inch fingerboard radius for smooth, easy bending.
A pair of Gibson USA’s Modern Classics humbucking pickups prime the 2013 Les Paul Studio lefty for unparalleled tonal versatility. Both are made in the image of the legendary PAF humbucker, with Alnico magnets and 42-AWG wire, but adapted for the demands of contemporary players. A 490R in the neck position offers vintage warmth and throaty blues tones, while a hotter 498T in the bridge belts out all the scorch, sizzle and sustain you require.
Both are wired for coil splitting, with individual push-pull tone-control switching to tap authentic single-coil tones, which are even wired for hum cancelling in the middle position. The innovative pairing of a Tune-o-Matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece ensure solid sustain and precise intonation, while a set of high-quality TonePros vintage-style tuners ensure smooth, accurate tuning.