GIBSON LES PAUL STUDIO ’50s TRIBUTE WITH HUMBUCKERS
VINTAGE SUNBURST FINISH
The Gibson Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute packs the stripped-down appeal of the long-running Studio line in a great ’50s-themed model now updated with the PAF-style humbucking pickups that hit the Les Paul model in 1957. This combination has proven to be one of the most desirable formats introduced to the Les Paul Studio series since its inception in 1983.
o Tuners: Traditional green-key tuners
o Neck width: Historic 1 11/16″ neck width
o Nut: TekToid nut
o Neck heel: Classic Les Paul neck heel
o Carrying case: Padded gigbag
o Body: Maple and mahogany with modern weight relief
o Pickups: 490R and 498T humbuckers
o Fingerboard: Thicker one-piece rosewood fingerboard
o Setup: Comprehensive hand-finished PRO-SCM setup
o Neck profile: Rounded ’50s neck profile
Finished in an amazing Nitrocellulose Satin Vintage Sunburst finish, the Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute with Humbuckers marries the features of the legendary original Les Paul Standard with the no-nonsense styling of the Studio range. This Guitar is like a 50’s Hot Rod . . . it’s a speed machine!
Losing elements such as the body and fingerboard binding along with the inlaid logo doesn’t effect the tone or playability and offers you significant savings with an extremely broad appeal as a result.
A solid, carved maple top and chambered weight-relieved mahogany body give this Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Pauls rock for nearly 60 years, giving you all the tonal depth and richness married to clarity and articulation that has aided in making Les Paul the world’s favorite single-cutaway electric guitar.
The guitar’s glued-in neck is crafted from solid quarter-sawn mahogany and carved to a rounded ’50s profile that is superbly comfortable in the hand especially after that third set! It features a thicker one piece Rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and a 12-inch radius for easy, choke-free bending.
Other period correct details include a 17-degree back-angled headstock for optimum string pressure in the PLEK-cut slots of its TekToid nut, and a 1-11/16” nut width that gives you plenty of room to move around the fretboard.
Of course a major part of the appeal of the Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute with Humbuckers lies in the pickups that help to give it its name, a pair of popular units from Gibson USA’s Modern Classics series.
The 490R in the neck position is made with an Alnico II magnet and wound to the specs of original PAF humbuckers, for smooth tones with outstanding note definition. The 498T in the bridge position carries an Alnico V magnet for added punch, and slightly overwound coils for more bite and bluster from the “lead” setting.
It’s all anchored in traditional ’50s style, naturally, with a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece at the body end, and a set of vintage keystone style tuners with green tulip keys up at the headstock. Put it all together, and it’s an enormously appealing Les Paul by any standards, and surprisingly easy on the bank balance.
Your Brand New Gibson Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute with Humbuckers comes with a full PRO-SCM setup. We not only make sure that the action and intonation are perfect, we polish the frets and hand roll the fret ends which makes a huge difference to the playability of your guitar. If you’re not convinced go check out a similar guitar that hasn’t had a PRO-SCM setup and run your fingers down the edge of the fretboard…we can sort your guitar for around $120 plus postage, so if you’ve been unable to tame your beast, give us a call!
Your Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute with Humbuckers comes protected in a padded black Gibson gigbag and includes a Gibson owner’s manual. Check one out today at southcoastmusic, your authorised Gibson dealer, and get a chunk of that fat ’50s mojo in your hands.
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