Gibson release the Les Paul Studio Faded with a maple top 07-Feb-11
Gibson has revamped the Les Paul Studio Faded. Here's what they have to say...
Looking for a full-bore Gibson USA Les Paul at a trimmed-down price? The Les Paul Studio Faded with Maple Top fits the bill in spades. This model includes all the classic ingredients that have made the Les Paul Standard legendary since humbuckers first hit the Goldtop 1957, along with a familiar played-in look and feel, at a price that any hard-working guitarist can sink their teeth into. Right from its introduction in 1983 the Les Paul Studio model has been a firm favorite with guitarists looking for genuine Les Paul tone and performance in a down-to-business package that is light on frills, heavy on swagger, and easy on the pocket. Several Studio models offer this in an all-mahogany body, but now the Les Paul Studio Faded with Maple Top adds this dense, hard wood top to the package for enhanced clarity and outstanding sustain, just like the original Les Paul Standards. Not one element of construction or component quality is sacrificed to bring you this high-performance electric guitar, and the Gibson USA Les Paul Studio Faded with Maple Top takes this thinking one stage further, in a guitar that offers the pre-aged look and feel that so many guitarists prefer.
A handful of cosmetic simplifications help to bring this Les Paul in at a truly astounding price. A minimalist finishing process leaves the beautiful grain of the carved maple top in full luscious view through your choice of Worn Cherry or Worn Brown, while a lack of binding around the body top and fingerboard gives a tactile, organic look and feel to the instrument as a whole. Where tone and performance are concerned, however, the Studio Faded model stays right in the legendary Les Paul Standard's wheelhouse, with the timeless hardware that has helped to make Les Pauls total sustain monsters for more than five decades, and--this time out--a set of upgraded humbucking pickups, the same high-performance PAF-style Burstbucker Pros that are included on several top-shelf guitars from the Gibson Custom Shop. Wrap it all up, and it's an unparalleled package for anyone from the discerning studio musician to the hard-touring artist in search of a no-nonsense tone machine. And at this price, there's no reason not to check out the Les Paul Studio Faded with Maple Top today--and make it your very own. Product Features
Newly Designed Mahogany Back with Maple Cap
'50s Rounded Neck Profile
Rosewood fingerboard with Figured Acrylic Trapezoid Inlays
Pair of Burstbucker Pro Pickups
Grover™ tuners with Kluson-Style Green Keys
Pricing and Availability:
Worn Brown: $1,199msrp
Worn Cherry: $1,199msrp