The arrival of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar in 1983 offered guitarists all the essential elements of a Les Paul Standard, including a carved top and humbucking pickups. Its simple yet elegant design quickly helped it become the most popular model in the Les Paul Series.
The Les Paul Studio Deluxe III Electric Guitar raises the bar with the Super ’57 and Classic ’57 humbucking pickups, which are mounted on a carved maple top with a mahogany back. Both pickups offer coil splitting for single-coil sounds and a boost circuit via push/push switching in the volume controls. “Straight Split” coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone and differs from LP Standards and Studios that have a “Super Tap” coil-tap, which still has a small amount of humbucking. The boost circuit has a user-adjustable 10-dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, single-note picking and dirty chording (depending on amp settings) and features true bypass that disengages the boost completely, ensuring pure passive Les Paul tone.
The Les Paul Studio Deluxe features a traditional-spec SlimTaper '60s neck that offers a comfortable playing experience for which Les Paul models of that era are famous. The hardware is finished in chrome including Gibson's pioneering tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The Les Paul Studio Deluxe is dependable, affordable, and is built without any compromises.
Classic ‘57 and Super ’57 Humbucking Pickups
Since their introduction in the late 1950s, Gibson’s famous "Patent Applied For" humbuckers have been considered the ultimate pickup because of their smooth, velvety tone. The Super ’57 uses slightly overwound balanced coils, exactly like the original PAFs of the late 1950s that accidentally received a few additional turns of wire. They are the perfect bridge-position companion to the ’57 Classic, delivering just a little more of "the sweet stuff" without sacrificing any of the rich vintage tone. The Super ’57 humbucker features the same enamel-like coated wiring, Alnico II magnet and maple spacers as in the original models, achieving a creamy, smooth output that sounds rich and full whether they’re being played clean or overdriven. The Super ’57 pickups are so authentic that they even carry the original "Patent Applied For" decal on the baseplate. All of them come with braided, two-conductor wiring and are fully wax potted to eliminate any chance of microphonic feedback.
Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III Electric Guitar Notable features
- A user-adjustable 10-dB boost for added power and frequency range for solos, single-note picking and dirty chording (depending on amp settings)
- Traditional '60s-style neck shape• True bypass: disengaging boost completely removes active circuit, ensuring pure passive Les Paul tone
- Super ’57 humbucking pickup in the bridge position. Classic ’57 humbucking pickup in the neck position
- Easy-to-use push/push pots engage coil-splits and boost circuit
- “Straight Split” coil-splitting offers pure single coil tone
- Gibson G FORCE tuning system
- Includes hardshell case
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Maple Carved
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper
Neck wood: Mahogany
Scale length: 24.75"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
Neck: '57 Classic
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: '57 Classic
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Not applicable
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: 2 volume with boost circuit via push/push switching, 2 tone with coil-splitting
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Coil split
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tuning machines: Gibson G FORCE
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Exclusive model, Quick-connect control pocket assembly
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
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