Gibson Les Paul Studio 2016, High Performance – Wine Red, Gold Hardware
A Stripped Down Semi-hollow Les Paul
The Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Studio semi-hollowbody electric guitar is a to the point performer. Its laminated maple body, arched top, two F-holes, and a solid maple core enhance tonal clarity and sustain. Everything except the headstock is wrapped with a clean-looking black binding, and the standard dual volume/dual tone/single 3-way toggle gives you access to the full throaty tones that thinline Gibsons always deliver. The Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Studio merges two classics into a great stripped-down semi-hollowbody guitar.
Gibson quality in a no-nonsense package
The ES-Les Paul Studio was engineered for guitar players who want the performance of Gibson’s popular ES-Les Pauls, but without the ornamentation of some of the other models. The ES-Les Paul Studio focuses firmly on optimal sound output, retains all elements that contribute to its legendary tone, and dispenses with the rest. You’ll still enjoy Gibson USA humbucking pickups, expertly applied nitrocellulose finish, and a perfect setup.
Dual humbuckers deliver legendary tone
The ES-Les Paul Studio is loaded with a vintage-voiced ’57 Classic pickup in its neck and a hotter Super ’57 pickup in its bridge position. These pickups are a favorite combination among players at Sweetwater for their versatility. You’ll be able to dial in chiming country tones as easily as savagely distorted rock sounds. The neck pickup gives you classic hollowbody-style warmth for jazz and dirty blues. Or flip to the bridge position for sounds covering everything from bright and clean to raw and mean.
Clarity of maple, warmth of a semi-hollow
One of the reasons for the ES-Les Paul’s instant popularity is the guitar’s maple construction. When combined with its semi-hollow design, the maple adds attack and note fundemantal to your tone. And maple is also a great tonewood choice for increasing sustain. But the warm-sounding mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard combine with the guitar’s hollow wings to keep the maple from giving the guitar too strident of a tone. You’ll enjoy this Les Paul’s tonal balance and ability to fit into any musical situation.
>Gibson ES-Les Paul Studio Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Featuren at a glance
- ES-Les Paul in a stripped-down package
- Semi-hollowbody design for enhanced harmonic richness
- Very light-weight design
- Dual humbuckers deliver fat vintage tone
- Maple construction provides enhanced clarity and sustain
- Mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard add warmth to your sound
- Subdued aesthetic will look right on any stage