A Singlecut Legend in Classic '50s Style Les Paul Studio Deluxe '50s
Les Paul Studio Deluxe '50s
While the Les Paul has continued to evolve to suit the requirements of players in the 21st century, countless guitarists retain a love of the look, feel, and sound of the great guitars from the decade of this classic electric's birth. Combining the stripped-down appeal that has made the Les Paul Studio a hit since its arrival in 1983 with visual, constructional, and sonic nuances derived from the great Les Paul Standards of the late '50s, the Les Paul Studio Deluxe '50s from Gibson USA, exclusive to Guitar Center, offers a combination of features that could simply be summed up as many guitarists' "perfect Les Paul." With a pair of Gibson's finest zebra-coil humbucking pickups, coil splitting for genuine single-coil tonal options, a great feeling rounded '50s neck profile, and premium tone woods—all rendered in the Studio package that saves you a bundle of cash on an amazing American-made guitar—it's a Les Paul that is truly hard to beat.
A solid, carved Grade-A maple top and Grade-A mahogany body with traditional weight relief give the Les Paul Studio Deluxe '50s the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Pauls rock for nearly 60 years, providing all the tonal depth and richness married to clarity and articulation that has helped to make the Les Paul the world's favorite single-cutaway electric guitar. It all looks great, too, in nitrocellulose high-gloss Iced Tea burst finish with vintage-brown sides, back, and neck. 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. It carries a baked maple 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 Corian nut, and a 1-11/16” width that gives you plenty of room to move around the ’board.
The Gibson USA Les Paul Studio Deluxe '50s from Guitar Center gets its amped-up prowess from a pair of carefully selected humbucking pickups, designed in the image of the hallowed PAFs that gave Les Paul's their unparalleled tone from 1957 to 1960. The coverless zebra-coil 490R in the neck position is made with an Alnico II magnet and vintage-spec coils winds for a smooth, rich, creamy tone with plenty of clarity. The coverless zebra-coil BurstBucker Pro in the bridge position has just a few more turns of wire and an Alnico V magnet for more punch and sizzle from the lead position. To increase the tonal versatility exponentially, push-pull volume pots for each pickup provide coil splitting for authentic single-coil tones. A Tune-o-matic bridge and stud-mounted Stopbar tailpiece keep it all solidly anchored at the body end, while a set of high-quality Grover kidney-button tuners offer smooth, easy tuning. Add it all up, and the Les Paul Studio Deluxe '50s is possibly the best value out there in a vintage-toned Les Paul built with the versatility demanded by today's hard-working player, and it's only available at Guitar Center.
All guitars come protected in a black Gibson USA hardshell case and include a Gibson owner's manual. Check one out today at Guitar Center, and get your hands on some genuine '50s mojo.
- Iced Tea
- Mahogany body with carved A grade Maple top
- Comfortable, rounded '50s neck profile
- Baked Maple fingerboard with acrylic trapezoid inlays
- Coiltapped Zebra 490R and BurstBucker Pro pickups in the neck and bridge positions
- Grover™ kidney tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio