Made with select traditional tonewoods and two of Gibson's best PAF-style humbucking pickups—a ’57 Classic and a BurstBucker Pro—the 2014 Les Paul Studio effortlessly nails that legendary Les Paul tone, while push-pull coil splitting and Orange Drop tone caps make it supremely versatile, too. Further 2014 120th Anniversary additions include new larger no-slip strap buttons, black Supreme Grip Speed Knobs, a TekToid nut that cuts friction, long-life proprietary coated guitar strings, cryogenically treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance, a full PLEK setup, and a 120th Anniversary logo inlay at the 12th fret.
The Les Paul Studio Pro is crafted in the image of the original Les Paul Standard. It’s made from a solid mahogany back with modern weight relief for enhanced resonance and a lighter strapped-on feel, with a carved Grade-AA figured maple top. Its glued-in mahogany neck features a ’60s Slim Taper profile, a rosewood fingerboard with 22 cryogenically treated frets for long life and resistance to corrosion, traditional trapezoid inlays, and a commemorative 120th Anniversary inlay at the 12th fret.
The guitar carries a pair of Gibson’s legendary ’57 Classic and BurstBucker Pro humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions respectively. These pickups recall the original PAFs with genuine Alnico magnets, but are updated for the requirements of contemporary music. They’re wired through the traditional complement of independent volume and tone controls and a three-way selector switch, but updated with coil-split switching and Orange Drop tone capacitors.
Upgraded Grover kidney-button tuners join a chrome Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for outstanding resonance and sustain, while enlarged strap buttons (new for 2014) keep your guitar secure throughout the set. A black pickguard and pickup rings join black Supreme Grip speed knobs, which provide optimum, no-slip control.
The Les Paul Studio Pro comes protected in a vintage-brown hardshell case that includes a truss-rod wrench and owner’s manual.
Gibson USA continues the tradition of innovation, premium quality, and made-in-America hand-craftsmanship that started in 1894. Although their flagship Les Paul is the most iconic guitar in history, other innovative guitars and basses have become standards in their own right—like the SG, Explorer, Flying V, and Firebird. Gibson instruments are truly “American made, world played. ”
- ’57 Classic and a BurstBucker Pro humbucking pickups
- 120th Anniversary Banner inlay at the 12th fret
- New Supreme Grip black speed knobs
- Extra large strap button
- Coated strings with 1 micro coating
- TekToid nut minimizes friction
- Cryogenically treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance
- Orange Drop tone capacitors