Gibson Robot Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar with Case
The Gibson Robot Les Paul is back by popular demand in the form of the Les Paul Studio.
This amazing self-tuning guitar captured everyone’s attention when it was released in a special edition version that was limited to only 4000 units. Gibson was being bombarded with requests for a production Robot guitar. This guitar is the answer to this public demand. Featuring a performance-safeguarding Neutrik jack, which secures the cord into the guitar, the Robot Les Paul Studio offers all the power, tone, and performance of a traditional Studio model, with the revolutionary Robot automatic tuning.
Mahogany body and Maple top
There isn't anything more fundamental to a Les Paul than a mahogany back with a maple top, as well as the regimen involved in selecting the right wood and the formula to dry it out. First, every piece of wood is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson's team of skilled wood experts before it enters the Gibson factories. Once inside the Gibson factories - where humidity is maintained at 45 percent, and the temperature at 70 degrees - all woods are dried to a level of equilibrium by ensuring the moisture content does not change during the manufacturing process. This guarantees tight-fitting joints and no expansion, and helps control the shrinkage and warping of the woods, in addition to helping reduce the weight. It also helps with improving the woods' machinability and finishing properties, and adherence to glue. Consistent moisture content means that a Gibson guitar will respond evenly to temperature and humidity changes long after it leaves the factory.
At the heart of Gibson's revolutionary Robot Les Paul Studio are its ground-breaking controls. At first glance, the four control knobs seem to be indistinguishable from those on any other Les Paul. But look again. While the four knobs do provide the standard tone and volume controls for each of the two pickups, the Multi-Control Knob (MCK) - the one with the illuminated top - serves as the master control for all aspects of the Robot Les Paul Studio's amazing, self-tuning system. The MCK is what is commonly referred to as a push-pull knob. When in the normal position (down), it behaves as a regular volume or tone pot. When the MCK is pulled out, the Robot Les Paul Studio's radically new self-tuning system is activated and ready for use. It immediately places the Robot Les Paul Studio in standard tuning mode (A440). A quick turn of the MCK presents six factory presets, all of which can be customized. At any time, you can also restore the tunings to the factory presets and start all over again. The LED display on top of the MCK also lets you know when a string is out of tune, or when all strings are in tune, and even when the tuners are turning to get them in tune. It even guides the setting of accurate intonation. At the end of the tuning process, the blue lights on top of the MCK flash. Push the MCK back in and it's ready to go. The only thing you have to do is play.
Powerhead Locking Tuners
Gibson's revolutionary Robot Les Paul Studio is unique in many ways, but the robot-like Powerhead Tuners that grace the headstock are extraordinary. Pull out the Robot Les Paul Studio's Multi-Control Knob (MCK) and watch the Powerhead Tuners spring into action. It takes only a few seconds for the Powerhead Tuners to tune the Robot Les Paul Studio to the desired tuning. Each tuning peg is equipped with a tiny, put powerful, servo motor that kicks into action once the system is activated. The Powerhead Tuners rely on the strings themselves to send the signals, eliminating any potential for interference. Made of lightweight metal with a satin nickel finish, the Powerhead Tuners weigh only 46.5 grams each. A standard Gotoh tuner weighs in at 49 grams.
Neutrik has been making superior electronic interconnection products since 1975, making them the logical choice to supply the performance-safeguarding jack in Gibson's revolutionary Robot Les Paul Studio Limited. Like many Neutrik products, the jack in the Robot Les Paul Studio is manufactured from strong, high-grade thermoplastics and housed in a rugged diecast nickel shell. A retention spring inside the jack ensures optimum grip on any guitar cable, thus avoiding the chance of lost connection.
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