Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar Chrome with Case

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The Gibson Les Paul Studio enhances the solid, proven design of the world’s most famous guitar with a sleek, no-frills look.
The Studio Les Paul gives traditional performance with a Modern attitude. Introduced nearly 25 years ago as a guitar for the studio musician, the Les Paul Studio has become one of the most desired Les Pauls for it's tremendous harmonic capabilities. The Studio maintains the iconic Les Paul's traditional elements: a maple top with a matched mahogany back, and a neck crafted from a single piece of mahogany, hand-sanded to perfection, and given Gibson's traditional 50 rounded neck profile.

Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Features

  • Mahogany Back and Maple Top with Chambered Body
  • Set neck ’50s Rounded Neck Profile
  • 22-Fret Granadillo Fingerboard with Nickel/Silver Frets
  • Gibson 490R and 498T Pickups
  • Angled Headstock
  • Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Trapezoid Inlays
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge
  • Nitrocellulose Finish
Read what some of our customers have said:

    The sound is amazing. You'll sound like a pro just by playing this guitar.
    -Dennis K. From Shippensburg PA

    Sounds perfect. I am not changing a thing!
    -mayes213 From Poseyville, IN

    I've had a hard time putting it down since I got it. Sounds awesome!
    -Joe L. from Overland Park
The Les Paul Studio is the favorite of guitarists who demand traditional Les Paul performance with a modern look.

’50s Rounded Neck Profile
No guitar neck profiles are more distinguishable than the neck profiles employed on the Gibson models of today. The more traditional ’50s neck profile, found on the Les Paul Studio, is the thicker, rounder profile, emulating the neck shapes of the iconic 1958 and 1959 Les Paul Standards. The neck is machined in Gibson’s rough mill using wood shapers to make the initial cuts. But once the fingerboard gets glued on, the rest—including the final sanding—is done by hand. That means there are no two necks with the exact same dimensions. So while it still has the basic characteristics of its respective profile, each neck will be slightly different, with a distinct but traditional feel.

Gibson’s 490R and 498T Pickups
The mid to late 1960s saw the emergence of a very different type of music coming from the clubs of England. It was an interpretation of the blues that hadn’t been heard before, and it was much harder, more rocking, and definitely louder than anything else before it. As such, this new genre’s players were demanding more powerful amplifiers with increased volume outputs to satisfy their sonic explorations. This led to a call for a more versatile pickup to split coils through a push/pull knob, and prevent the microphonic feedback that occurs when the volume is turned up to maximum levels. Gibson answered this call with the introduction of the revolutionary 490T and 490R pickups (T for treble, and R for rhythm), which has the traditional characteristics of the original Patent Applied For pickups, but with two key modifications. First, a four-conductor wiring scheme allows the 490s to be connected to any push/pull knob, which lets players split the coils and increase versatility. Gibson also introduced wax potting, which does away with any air space inside the pickup, thus lessening the chances of microphonic feedback. The result is a humbucker with the tonal characteristics of an original PAF, with a slight increase in upper mid-range response. The Gibson 498T bridge pickup is the 490’s ideal complement. Taking the 490 one step further, the 498 swaps the Alnico II magnet to an Alnico V, thus making it slightly hotter with emphasis on mid-ranges and highs. The pole pieces on the 498T are also aligned a little further apart to accommodate the spacing of the strings at the bridge, which is different than the spacing of the strings at the neck.

22-Fret Granadillo Fingerboard
Granadillo graces the fingerboards of the Les Paul Studio, including many of today’s Gibsons. The fingerboards on Gibson’s Les Paul Studios are constructed from Granadillo. Both are personally inspected and qualified by Gibson’s team of skilled wood experts before they enter the factories to be fitted onto the neck of the Les Paul Studio. The resilience of these dense and durable woods makes these fingerboards extremely balanced and stable, and gives each chord and note unparalleled clarity and bite. The 12-inch radius of the fingerboard provides smooth note bending capabilities and eliminates dead or choked out notes, common occurrences on fingerboards with lesser radiuses.

Mahogany Back and Maple Top
There isn’t anything more critical than the marriage of the Les Paul’s mahogany back with a maple cap, as well as the regimen involved in selecting the right wood and the formula to dry it out. First, the wood is personally inspected and qualified by Gibson’s team of skilled wood experts before it enters the Gibson factories. These onsite inspectors also ensure that the plain maple comes from corporations adhering to the forest-saving standards of the Rainforest Alliance, of which Gibson is a proud member and sponsor. Inside the Gibson factories, humidity is maintained at 45 percent, and the temperature at 70 degrees. This ensures all woods are dried to a level of equilibrium, where the moisture content does not change during the manufacturing process. This guarantees tight-fitting joints and no expansion, and controls the shrinkage and warping of the woods, in addition to reducing the weight. It also improves 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.

Chambered Body
There’s something about playing a guitar with perfect tone, balance, and weight. One of the ways the expert craftsmen at Gibson USA achieve this equilibrium is by carving carefully mapped-out chambers in the Les Paul’s solid mahogany back using a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) router before the maple top is glued on. The positioning of the routes was established after careful examination of the resonant characteristics of the Les Paul. Gibson approached this process with the awareness that every change to the formula would have repercussions on the instrument’s sound. So, in addition to relieving the stress on a player’s back and shoulder, these lighter Gibson guitars also enhance the tone palette in a manner unique only to these guitars. The results are comfortable, lightweight guitars that are acoustically louder, with increased sustain and resonance.


American Musical Supply - an Authorized Gibson Internet Retailer has been selected as one of Gibson's very few Authorized Internet Retail Sites in the United States. As one of these select few Internet sites, AMS offers an unparalleled selection of all of Gibson’s premium brands, all covered by Gibson’s Limited Lifetime Warranty – only available from Authorized Gibson retailers.

Gibson is recognized as one of the most respected guitar builders in the world. AMS is proud to have a decades-long history with them and honored that Gibson has chosen us to bring their world-class instruments to you. Look for more new product announcements, special events and promotions in the coming months.

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Product Specifications
Gibson Les Paul Studio Specifications
  • Top: Carved maple top
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: 59 Rounded
  • Peghead Pitch: 17 degrees
  • Thickness at 1st fret: 0.818 inches
  • Thickness at 12th fret: 0.963 inches
  • Heel Length: 5/8 inch
  • Neck Joint Location: 16th fret
  • Fingerboard: Granadillo
  • Scale length: 24-3/4 inches
  • Total Length: 18.062 inches
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16 inches
  • Width at 12th fret: 2.062 inches
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid trapezoid
  • Hardware: Gold or Chrome (As Specified)
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Knobs: Black Speed
  • Tuners: Green Key
  • Neck Pickup: 490R Alnico magnet humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: 498T Alnico magnet humbucker
  • Controls: Two volume, two tone, three-way switch
  • Case
    • Exterior: Black
    • Interior: White
  • Strings: .010-.046; Brite Wires

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  800-444-2766 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime

Review: Adam Submitted: 1/6/2015

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


well worth the money
Product Rating

Product Review

great guitar for the money

Review: Tony from New York Submitted: 6/6/2012

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Scratch and dent GREAT Deal!!!!

Great Gibson quality at a very affordable price.

Just received it a few weeks ago and have not been able to put it down.

Your general opinion of this product.

I was worried about it being a scratch and dent product, but the scratch is so tiny it is un-noticeable.

Guitar played beautiful straight out of the box.

Great Les Paul sound. Nice when you want nice and nasty when you want nasty.

The gold top serfice is grat to the every but even better to the touch;

The action and the neck we great out of the box.

Review: Mike from Paradise, CA Submitted: 5/6/2012

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Amazing guitar

fantastic, the only thing I didn't care for was the Gibson USA case with a big sticker saying "made in Canada"

time will tell, from what i understand they can outlive their owners. For the price, i'm expecting it to.

Your general opinion of this product.

Overall it's a beautiful instrument, I've always wanted an actual Gibson especially after owning several Epiphone Les Paul's that didn't quite cut it. The Les Paul studio version has everything you need for great tone and is still quite a looker. It's pricey but I expect to own this guitar for the rest of my life.

pretty fast action for a thicker neck, I wasn't surprised though it felt really natural.

beautiful, I cant wait for the nitrocellulose to age and look even better.

The set up was great it was playable right out of the box.

Review: Patrick Gerencser Submitted: 4/5/2012

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


i love this guitar, it brings every thing a higher gibson can offer and then some

i have owned this guitar for a month, have already played 6 gigs with it, i think this guitar will last for long while.

have only had it a month. XD

Your general opinion of this product.

this guitar came perfect. well nearly, i had to reajust the action. But other than that the guitar plays and sounds great.

this guitar is smooth and quick. perfect for any type of soloing, or even if you just want to sit back and kick rythem, this guitar feels great to play.

It holds the classic gibson sound, what more to say, its a gibson :D

It hasn't stop turning heads the second i took it out of the box.

the action was a little high for my liking. just gave it a quick adjustment, the guitar plays like a dream.

Review: a non moose Submitted: 11/23/2011

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Attention,Attention, Buy this guitar!!

The best of the best. It's so good I feel guilty owning it! The factory set up is the best. Yeah, its heavy but so F^%&&ing what? It's a Les Paul! If you want something light, play a steinberger!

So far so good.

Your general opinion of this product.

OMG, this is the shiznit! No, really this is some good stuff. Just awesome, what else can I say? Anyone who says that Gibson isn't what they used to be can kiss my axe!

As mentioned, it's heavy, but that's what I expected. The tone lasts for days.

Deep, rich tone, it's hard to describe. Tone to die for!

Fantastic! The best! Gorgeous sunburst finish!

Very good. I raised the action , because I'm learning to play slide, but I like the action a little high anyway, it makes you work a little harder to get the notes to come out.

Review: Obamistake from Little Rock, AR. Submitted: 8/22/2011

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


When only "Gibson" on the headstock will do

Very well made with great attention to detail. I did notice what looked like wood shims at the end of the neck near the neck p/u and some small spots on the top curve. No biggie though. I love my LP. The people who make these guitars aren't at the factory just to punch a clock. They know and respect the heritage and history and don't sully the name. When you open the case, you can't help but smile. My advice would be to record the opening so you can relive that moment whenever you're feeling down.

I've only had it for a couple weeks but see no reason why it should be anything less than quality as long as I own it. It's well made to say the least.

Your general opinion of this product.

This was my first Gibson Les Paul, but not my first Les Paul. My Epiphone, while fine for what it is, still wasn't the real deal. I upgraded the pickups and this helped some, but the one I bought was the cheapest model made...and it showed. It looks as though it was cobbled together from leftover parts that the factory didn't want to go to waste. I still plugged in and loved jamming with it though. But now that I have the real deal? Words can barely describe the sound of those humbuckers through a tube amp. It's a tried and true combination that always works when you just want to rock. The finish on the guitar is top notch and almost makes me want to put it behind a glass case. The Studio is a chambered model, which does make a nice difference on the shoulder and back. The Epi was not chambered and the difference between the two is readily apparent. Now some purists might argue that the chambering takes away from the pure essence or something to that effect. Whatever.

It's got a chunky neck that feels great in the hand. It plays so nicely. The controls are easy to reach and adjust.

Plug her in to a tube amp and crank it up. Please though, no solid state amps. Do the Paul a favor.

Work of art. Fireburst with gold hardware? This one needs to be sealed up and on display in a glass case. A picture of this one should be in the dictionary for "guitar". No description, just a picture. Enough said.

Perfect. As it should be.

Review: Brandon Lafirira from Barre, Vermont, anonmyous23847 Submitted: 8/21/2011

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


LP Studio

"Only a Gibson is good enough". And this is no exception.

Had it for two days now. Love it. It will last forever. It will be willed to my kid.

Your general opinion of this product.

Affordable LP, without cuts to style, sound, and quality. A truly exceptional beauty.

Picking it up for the first time was orgasmic. The neck is fatter than I am used too, but is very easy to get used too. Super comfortable once you play it for a couple minutes. Super fast neck. Everything is set up in a way where you barely have to touch the strings to get notes out.

Does anything you want it to do, period. Can be warm bright and sunny one minute. Few shifts and turns, and you are rolling around in a dirty mudpit the next.

Oh my God. Amazing. I got the Fireburst. The nitrocellulose finish smells amazing. Take good care of it, it will last forever.

GREAT out of box action. Ripped through some mean power chords, and a couple classic riffs. Felt smooth and natural. The most comfortable guitar I have ever been blessed with playing.

Review: Toby T from Lavon, TX Submitted: 6/24/2011

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


First Gibson

Mahogany and maple. Rosewood fingerboard. Yes, I think it's very well made .... and built like a tank!

I've only had it a month or so... but it's built very solid. Go look on CL or eB for models from the 50s -today. You'll see how reliable they are. ;)

Your general opinion of this product.

Beautiful, flawless guitar with perfect tonality and playability.

NOW I GET IT. NOW I understand why so many people play Gibson guitars. The feel of the neck, the action, the sound ... man, I just can't say enough good things about this guitar. It's worth every penny.

(see sound)

Ok, the picture here for the Wine Red model is deceiving. It looks like a PAINTED wine red but it's not. It's a red clear-coat over the maple top. I was actually pleasantly surprised with it though. This guitar is simply beautiful.

Perfect. I played on the 10s that were installed at the factory for about 2 weeks then put some 11s on it. Still sounds perfect. No buzz whatsoever and the action is low enough to shred. \m/ >:) \m/

Review: Don from Florida, Submitted: 6/10/2011

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


Took a chance..... GLAD I DID!

Some complain that Gibson quality isnt there anymore. I dont find that to be true. I havew been playing for 37 years, and I know what to look for when it comes to quality in a guitar, and the Studio has the quality from top to bottom.

If it is like my other Gibsons, it will last a lifetime, and then some.

Your general opinion of this product.

I am used to buying the higher end Gibsons, and thought the Studio would fall below the normal standard I'm used to...But this was definately not the case. The look, feel,and sound are all that of a much more expensive Paul. I couldnt be happier.

I used to play the 60's necks exclusively. But over the last couple years, Ive grown to really like the 50s style better. I believe the added mass helps tone and sustain, and it just feels good in my hand. It doesnt feel near as fat as I thought it would. More like it may be in between the 50s and 60s neck shape. The controls are perfect, as with all Les Pauls.

It has that Les Paul tone that we all love. The bridge is a bit hotter than a burstbucker, and gets great harmonics. The neck pup has that big sweet monster tone that sustains forever. I really like what the chambered body does for the sound. It doesnt change the sound dramaticly, but it does enhance the overall sound in a good way, at least to me. I would definately buy one of the new Standards now that I have tried the chambered body. I honestly thought I was gonna hate Im glad I had an open mind.

I checked this over completely, and I cant find a single flaw in the finish. The fireburst is beautiful, and the Maple top has a very nice grain to it. I was afraid it may look cheap, but it does not. Couldnt be more pleased.

Action was fair...A little high for my taste. I actually lowered the tail piece all the way down to the body and top wrapped the strings, lowered the bridge, adjusted the truss rod a bit, and it is effortless to play now.

Review: jojo11223 from brooklyn, ny, usa Submitted: 5/18/2011

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


my first gibson

looks reliable , plus i love the fact that gibson is open 24 hours for support

Your general opinion of this product.

great pro sound. beautifull tone dont love the case but who cares i dont use it . and stays in tune rather well

fells like a pro/

ritch smooth sound, pickups are nice

nice finish love the inlays stellar quality . also looks different in different light ettings / sometimes i wich the finish was a little more thicker. but i like that you can see a little bit of the natural wood.even under the wine red finish.

was high out of the box and the strings were alittle free/loose if you know what i mean some people like that so you can really get the most sustain when bending . but i needed alittle more tight.
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