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Gibson Les Paul Studio T New Old Stock Red, 2016

Gibson Les Paul Studio T New Old Stock Red, 2016

This Gibson Les Paul Studio T, “new old stock” from 2017 features a fast playing slim taper neck and a modern weight relieved body for a lighter instrument and enhanced resonance. The two humbuckers used on the Gibson Les Paul Studio T are the classic 490R at the neck and 498T  in the bridge position. These are a bit hotter than some other Gibson humbuckers, and can really push the front end of an amp for searing crunch and sustain. The classic two volume and two tone control layout adds independent coil tapping for the pickups so you can get single coil style sounds for more tonal versatility.

New
Price: $1,529.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Studio ‘Les Paul 100’ Manhattan Midnight Blue, 2015

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Studio 'Les Paul 100' Manhattan Midnight Blue, 2015

The Gibson Les Paul Studio line delivers all the core features of a Les Paul at a lower price, and this is largely achieved by reducing decoration. The body and neck are not bound, and the Maple top is a ‘B’ grade, which is a visual rating (and it should be noted that many historic ‘Gold Top’ models also used Maple of this grade). However, there’s no skimping on the hardware.

Used
Price: $999.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite M3 Trans Red, 1992

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite M3 Trans Red, 1992

The Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite M3, or M-III was built from 1992 to 1994, and featured an HSH pickup configuration, five way switch plus another toggle, and a lighter weight body. The lighter weight was achieved by chambering the body, then refilling the chambers with inserts of lighter wood. Gibson named the inserted wood ‘Chromyte’ after its latin name, Ochroma lagopus, but it’s more commonly referred to as Balsa.

Used
Price: $1,000.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II Honeyburst, 2013

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe II Honeyburst, 2013

First appearing in 1983, the Gibson Les Paul Studio has been built in a range of variations though all aim to deliver a real Les Paul experience but at a lower price point. The price savings mostly come from two labour intensive areas. First, most Studios have thinner finishes and not all are gloss. This reduces the time spent in the finish room which can take weeks for a full gloss.

Used
Price: $1,150.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Studio Joe Bonamassa Signature Gold Top, 2011

❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Studio Joe Bonamassa Signature Gold Top, 2011

Between 2011 and 2013, Gibson built a number of Les Paul Studio Joe Bonamassa Signature models, featuring late 1950’s dimensions, a Gold Top finish, and BurstBucker pickups. As a Studio model, it keeps the core Les Paul design features, but doesn’t have some of the trim – specifically body and neck binding.The Gibson Les Paul Studio Joe Bonamassa Signature starts with the Maple capped Mahogany body and Mahogany set neck that has defined the Les Paul since 1952. The neck profile is a rounded D, 1959-style shape.

Used
Price: $2,100.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite Cherry Burst, 1992

❌SOLD❌  Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite Cherry Burst, 1992

This Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite from 1992! Built between 1987 and 1998 at the Gibson Nashville plant, the Les Paul Studio Lite features classic Les Paul construction, but without binding, and with an ebony fingerboard. As its name implies, the Les Paul Studio Lite is weight relieved, and this example, dating to September 10th, 1992 sits on the scale at a svelte 7.8 pounds. It also has a 1960’s slim taper neck, quite a bit smaller than modern profiles. Hardware is gold plated, with coverless Gibson 490R and 490T pickups.

Used
Price: $995.00 CAD

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