The 2013 Les Paul Studio is tone-assured right from the start, thanks to a foundation of the traditional tonewoods that helped to make the Les Paul Standard legendary when it first arrived six decades ago. A carved solid maple top lends bite and articulation to the sound, while a select mahogany backâ€”treated with Gibsonâ€™s new modern weight relief pattern to increase playing comfort and enhance resonanceâ€”contributes superb warmth and depth. A solid, quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued in and carved in the fast 60s SlimTaperâ„˘ profile, and topped with a rich brown Granadillo fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and traditional trapezoid inlays. In keeping with the stripped-down Studio ethos, the body and fingerboard are left unbound, but the 2013 retains elegant touches in its pickguard, hot-stamped truss-rod cover, and black or gold speed knobs, depending on finish. Classic Gibson construction ensures optimum playability, too, along with traditional specs like a 24 Âľâ€ť scale length, a 1 11/16â€ť width across the PLEK-cut Corianâ„˘ nut, and a 12-inch fingerboard radius for smooth, easy bending.
Mahogany body with Solid Carved Maple topMahogany neck with slim, fast â€™60s-style profileCoil-tapped 490R and 498T humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpieceToneProsâ„˘ vintage style tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio