Gibson USA Les Paul Studio Faded
Some guitar players like the look and feel of a shiny, brand new guitar. Others, however, prefer the look and feel of a timeworn instrument a guitar, without the sheen, that looks a little used, and has a smooth, worn look to it.
For these players, there is the Les Paul Studio Faded from Gibson USA, which lets you see and feel the wood grains natural beauty.
Just like its brother, the Les Paul Studio, the Les Paul Studio Faded offers up breathtaking Les Paul performance in a modern, no-frills package thats sure to please even the most discriminating players. When the first Les Paul Studio hit the streets in 1983, it instantly became a favorite among scores of prominent studio musicians. Why Because it consisted of a basic Les Paul chassis with all the essential elements needed to rock, including a solid mahogany body and a pair of genuine Gibson humbucker pickups. Its still that way today, but only better.
The Les Paul Studio Faded remains one of the most desired and popular guitars in the Gibson line, and what it lacks in extras it makes up for in performance.
If you dont believe us, ask any one of the thousands of musicians who play it today. The Les Paul Studio becomes your favorite guitar right out of the case. Play it and it becomes your best friend. Make the connection you need today
50s Rounded Neck Profile
Gibsons traditional rounded neck profile, which graces the neck of each Les Paul Studio Faded, is a thicker, rounder profile, emulating the neck shapes of the iconic Les Paul Standards of the late 1950s. Each neck is machined in Gibsons 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 each neck ends up with ever-so-subtle differences that make each one as exceptional and unique as the next.
Rosewood fingerboards and trapezoid inlays have been a mainstay feature on Les Pauls ever since the models introduction in the 1950s, and the fingerboards on Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded are no different. They are constructed from the highest grade rosewood on the planet. Each piece of wood is personally inspected and qualified by Gibsons team of skilled wood experts before it enter the factories to be fitted onto the necks.
Gibsons drive to recapture the magic of the original Patent Applied For humbucker pickups of the 1950s culminated with the introduction of the Burstbucker line in the early 1990s. Those BurstbuckersTypes 1, 2, and 3 successfully captured the subtle variations of true, classic humbucker tone with historically unmatched bobbin windings and Alnico II magnets. In 2002, Gibson followed up this innovative accomplishment with yet another breakthrough in pickup design the Burstbucker Pro, designed specifically for the new Les Paul Standards.
The Burstbucker Pro features an Alnico V magnet (instead of the Alnico II), which offers slightly higher output and allows preamps to be driven a little harder to achieve a more natural break-up. Like all Burstbuckers, the Burstbucker Pro has asymmetrical coils true to the original PAFs which supply a more open sound. The Burstbucker Pro Neck is wound slightly less than the original PAFs, while the Burstbucker Pro Bridge is slightly overwound for increased output. The Burstbucker Pro pickups are also wax potted to allow loud volume pressures with minimal feedback. As with all Gibson pickups, every part is precisely manufactured at Gibson USA in Nashville, Tennessee, insuring tight, seamless fittings, and superior workmanship.
Mahogany Back and Top
There isnt anything more critical than the matching of the Les Pauls mahogany back with its mahogany 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 Gibsons team of skilled wood experts before it enters the Gibson factories. Inside the Gibson factories, humidity is maintained at 45 percent, and the temperature at 70 degrees. This ensures that the wood is 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 wood, 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.
Theres 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 Pauls solid mahogany back using a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) router before the mahogany 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 instruments sound. So, in addition to relieving the stress on a players 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.
- Plating Finish Chrome
- Tailpiece Gibson Stop Bar
- Bridge Gibson Tune-O-Matic
- Tuners Grover Kluson Style Green Keys
- Neck Pickup Burstbucker Pro
- Bridge Pickup Burstbucker Pro
- Pickup Covers Yes
- Controls 2 Volume - 2 Tone - 3-Way Toggle
- Control Knobs Black Speed
- Control Pocket Cover Black Molded
- Special Features Quick-Connect Control Pocket Assembly
- Species Mahogany
- Nut Corian
- Nut Width Standard Gibson: 1.695" +/- .050"
- Headstock Inlay Gibson Logo
- Silkscreen Gibson Logo + Les Paul Model
- Truss Rod Gibson Adjustable Truss Rod
- Truss Rod Cover Bell-shaped cover, stamped "Studio"
- Fingerboard Species Rosewood
- Inlays Figured Acrylic Trapezoid
- Frets 22
- Scale Length 24 - 3/4"
- Type Gibson Deluxe Gig Bag
- Case Interior White
- Case Exterior Black
- Silkscreen Gibson USA Logo