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Question about Gibson Studio

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navitello  
5 May 2010 14:18 | Quote
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I'm thinking about buying a Gibson Les Paul Studio. I will be testing them out on Friday. Can anyone tell a little about what I should look for or be aware of? I'd like to get a Gibson and the studio is in my price range (
nullnaught  
11 Jun 2010 14:06 | Quote
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What is your price range?
macandkanga  
11 Jun 2010 14:48 | Quote
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I love the studio. I played one the other day. The "Worn" models are outstanding to play and sound great! Your basically getting an American made Les Paul for a much less price because your not paying for all the extra expensive hardware and top grade wood. The wood is still excellent quality structurally but not cosmetically.
Ozzfan486  
11 Jun 2010 15:09 | Quote
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Personally, don't get the pure wood. That is, if you REALLY just can't wait to have one. I played the cheapest ones (pure wood ones) at GC once, and the neck is wood (not a glossy, or smooth neck, but one were it almost feels like you could get a splinter.) Plus, having a decent Epiphone, I actually thought my Epi sounded the same, if not better. And I played both through the same model amp. Personally, I'd save my money up and get one of the higher grade models. If not just a higher grade studio model, which will run you about $1,300 if I remember correctly.

Two cents,
Ozz
EMB5490  
11 Jun 2010 16:15 | Quote
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price range?

i dont like them. dont get it. overpriced. much better guitars for the price.
macandkanga  
11 Jun 2010 16:59 | Quote
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Epis are made overseas with cheaper tone woods. This particular Gibson is made in the USA with a mahogany back and maple top. Two of the best tone woods out there. The pickups have a warm tone and are also made by Gibson USA. The resale value, especially if you hold on to it for some years, is much better than you would ever get from an Epi.

HOWEVER! If you play an Epi and you like it that's all that matters. Also, donít ever buy anything because you canít afford what you really want. Do like Ozzfan says and save up. I actually want one of these worn models for what it is and will get one when I'm in the market for one.

One more thing. Donít ever buy a guitar online! Buy one that you've had the chance to play and like. Also, you canít barter if you buy online! If for example the sales guy says it's $699 or whatever say what is the absolute cheapest I can get this guitar for? When he makes his offer, say you canít afford that. Then he will make his final offer. I've never paid what the list price is for any guitar. I dont know if alot of people know this but you can buy almost any guitar just above the store cost.
deefa  
11 Jun 2010 16:59 | Quote
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Save yourself £300 (pounds) and get a high end Epi LP. There's no noticeable difference except the price. I've had both and felt totally ripped off by the Gibson.
telecrater  
11 Jun 2010 18:54 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
price range?

i dont like them. dont get it. overpriced. much better guitars for the price.


I was looking at getting one of those LP studio's too. I've always wanted a Gibson, but i've also fallen hard for hollow bodies. I ended up with a Gretsch and i love it. I guess it all depends on your music through and what you play.

I have to agree gibson's are over priced. You can pick them up 2nd had for about $600. Still i think for the money you can get more guitar going else where.

I think MIM Fenders are a great guitar for the price also.
EMB5490  
11 Jun 2010 19:06 | Quote
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honestly if you want a gibson for the name besides that your crazy get an sg... much cheaper and better ive seen them for like 400-600$ on ebay... i think they retail maybe for like 900?

however much better guitars out there for cheaper... check out hamer guitars... epis are good... really good to customize.

i find the studios arent good to customize because theres nothing to customize! the wood isnt the best quality and neither is the quality of the make, but the pickups are good!


and i disagree id buy online as long as you can return if you dont like which many people do. however try stuff in stores...

id much prefer an gibson sg for that price and maybe you wouldnt have to do the sg special... can maybe even get a standar... hell my teacher has a 62 or 63 reissue for 1300! steal of the century! custom shop amazing guitar. they usually go cheapest for like 1800 2000...

what im saying is much better guitars for that price... you want a humbucker style guitar right? not a strat?

i also dont recommend jacksons or ibanez... i just dont like those... sorry ha
BodomBeachTerror  
11 Jun 2010 19:09 | Quote
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yeah Jackson and Ibanez are more shred/metal guitars, not the same as a Gibson Les Paul at all. you might to also check out some Schecters, i dont think ive heard anything bad about any of their guitars. i have one and i love it, a few other members have one or two as well
macandkanga  
11 Jun 2010 19:19 | Quote
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Yeah. I have a Schecter C1Plus, like the one in my profile picture on the left, and I love it. They are made in Korea but completed in the U.S. It's not as heavy as a LP but it plays great and sounds awesome.
Schecter_player  
13 Jun 2010 23:57 | Quote
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SCHECTER!!!!

I've played a gibson lp studio (it isn't mine but it's around) for about a year. It has cause us nothing but grief. It doesn't stay in tune and straight up doesn't sound half as good as my schecter. This is probably the lowest end studio LP around, but it still isn't something i would wish upon myself.


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