I have a 2010 version with a mahogany cap on the mahogany body. I know this is one way Gibson kept costs down, but I wish it came with a case. It is like a Gibson in pickups. If everybody does it, is that it is doable! This is one of the finest looking Gibson Les Paul's that you can buy. The Faded Studio is built the way a Les Paul ought to be: Mahogany body with a set mahogany neck and a carved maple top. This cuts down on the girth and raunchiness of the tone in my opinion. The finishes are really limits.
Recap: Great guitar from Gibson. They're also wax potted to reduce microphonic feedback, which is a big win with high-gain amp pairings. The The Les Paul Studio also allows you to coil tap the pickups, which the Faded doesn't. The Gibson Les Paul Faded and Studio come fitted with different pickup sets so they do sound slightly different, though they've both still got that classic Les Paul sound you'd associate with the guitar i. Well, the strings move less near the bridge and the pickup in the Studio helps make up for that so in theory, you'll get a better balance between the two pickups. I said they are alnicoV.
Weight is good, balance is perfect for me. In other words, if a guitar sounds good through this amp it will sound good through a quality tube amp, which is of course the natural habitat of the Gibson Les Paul. They have a feel and tone that is pretty transparent within the Gibson line of guitars. The Les Paul Faded is also extremely comfortable to play thanks to the innovative Ultra-Modern weight relief and SlimTaper neck. The guitar has a problem as quickly narrowly I think the mechanics first prize. For soloing in clean, it is also a good config.
This accounts, at least in part, for the pricing difference. However, it has also highlighted that we need some community input into what is working and what is not working for members here. But if they do not have the model of your dreams or that it is more expensive than elsewhere. The natural brown, unfinished body has coat of nitrocellulose, so the guitar has hardly any shine, which is fine by me. This applies to the luthier, who was rough around the edges and clearly told me that she had potential, then set the onions you can imagine. The value for money is great and I think Gibson is not to leave equivalent.
It checks all the boxes when it comes to tonewoods and hardware, which should be the foundation of any Les Paul-style guitar. The reissue 490T and 490R pay tribute to this turning point in rock history. Getting a good tone out of this guitar is dead simple. There are quite a few satisfied Vintage Mahogany Studio owners here, myself included. In summary, the purchase will be more or less settled but still playable, and for a hundred dollars more you get a real Gibson, set as it should be.
Studio Fadeds come with a 50's baseball bat neck. The SmartWood line featured tops made from different woods: has a deep chocolate-walnut richness; recalls the orangey hue of the old pine ceiling beam; has a golden, banana-like glow; boasts the even lightness of maple; is reminiscent of a sun-bleached rosewood, and is a deep, warm-brown russet. But the components you do get are quality. It is solidly built with no flaws anywhere. The handle is a disaster, access to acute complicated when one has lost a phalanx. I hope for the same from my new Les Paul.
This was my first Gibson, and though it will probably be my last, what a way to start! Typically reserved for top-dollar custom guitars, this process levels the frets with pinpoint precision, providing you with the most playable fretboard you're likely to own. Nor can it be said the Studio's hard shell case goes anywhere near filling the price gap. Then I had to hunt far and wide to get the best price. On top of that, we see that xxxx guitar is like a Gibson in wood. I think one test of quality when it comes to guitar electronics has to do with the dynamics of the volume controls themselves. It has the fat 50s mahogany neck with a 22 fret rosewood fretboard. Ergonomics are good, easy access to acute.
Serious-position neck pickup in clean, it is necessary to thoroughly tone if all identity is lost, the sound is flat, little exploitable. They are rich and articulate with plenty of low-end, and all the crunch you could need for metal and hard rock. Very comfortable on small cushy blues, with a pretty decent sustain, and a very warm sound, even for warm tones it is also very comfortable on the rock Guns N Roses, and even after playing metal, hardcore limit, it also stroll, well proportioned bass as acute, depending on your settings in any case I do not have to worry with some beatdown. Turns out, I like the Burstbucker Pros quite a bit. Great company and people at Sweetwater! No coil taps or fancy wiring.