Gibson Les Paul Studio 2016 High Performance, Silver Pearl

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Product Ref: 70981

  • 498T ''Hot Alnico'' and 490R ''Modern Classic'' Humbuckers
  • Mahogany Body with a Carved Maple Top and Silver Pearl Finish
  • Next Generation G Force Automatic Machine Heads
  • Mahogany Neck with New Soloist Width and Fast-Access Heel
  • Includes a High Performance Aluminium Hardshell Case

Gibson Les Paul Studio 2016 High Performance, Silver Pearl


The Gibson Les Paul Studio 2016 HP is the new counterpart to the traditional Les Paul Studio, introducing an advanced set of high-performance features while maintaining the iconic style and tone. The Mahogany body has a carved Maple top and modern weight relief system, helping to produce a resonant tone and ensuring comfortable playability. The 490R and 498T humbucking pickups produce the time-honored high output tone with plenty of versatility that's perfect for a range of playing styles. The Les Paul Studio 2016 HP also features a tune-o-matic bridge with titanium saddles, a titanium zero fret nut, new G Force automatic tuners and mother of pearl inlays.

Product Ref: 70981

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Gibson 490R and 498T Humbuckers

Featuring a 498T ''Hot Alnico'' humbucker in the bridge, the Les Paul Studio 2016 HP produces a high output and fierce rhythm tone with detailed dynamics due to the Alnico V magnet construction. Additionally the 490R ''Modern Classic'' neck pickup produces high output, rich sound whilst retaining a crisp and bright tone, perfect for smooth cleans and lead licks. Constructed from Alnico V and Alnico II magnets with 4 conductor wiring, the 490R and 498T humbuckers offer a high output tone with plenty of versatility, perfect for a variety of playing styles.

Tune-O-Matic Bridge

Tune-O-Matic bridges are an extremely popular fixed bridge type due to their stability, reliability, comfortable playing position and impressive sustain. Additionally adjusting the string action and intonation is extremely simple with a tune-o-matic bridge. Simply adjust the height of the bridge with the mounting rods to alter the action and screw in or out the bridge saddles to achieve perfect intonation.

Professionally Set-Up Straight out the Box

Gibson understand how disheartening it can be when you get a new guitar home just to find out it needs setting up before you can properly reap the benefits. By ensuring that every Gibson 2016 model comes professionally set up straight out the box you can plug in and play to start enjoying the premium build quality and incredible tone of the Gibson 2016 models.


Body & Bridge

  • Top: Maple
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Construction: Set-In
  • Colour: Silver Pearl
  • Finish: High Gloss Lacquer
  • Binding: None
  • Bridge: Tune-o-Matic with Titanium Saddles
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Slim
  • Fingerboard: Granadillo
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12''
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid Mother of Pearl
  • Binding: None
  • Scale: Equal Tempered 24.75'' Scale
  • Nut: Titanium Zero Fret Nut
  • Nut Width: 1.745''

Hardware & Electronics

  • Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch (Push/Pull Coil Tap)
  • Bridge Pickup: Gibson 490R Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Gibson 498T Humbucker
  • Tuners: Next Generation G Force
  • Pickguard: Les Paul Black (Removable)
  • Control Knobs: Supreme Grip Speed Knobs
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Case: Gibson HP Hardshell Case (Aluminium)