From its commercial debut in 1952, the Les Paul has been the instrument of choice for many of music's most renowned luminaries, and to the eye has remained virtually unchanged for over 60 years. The Gibson USA Les Paul Studio 2019 represents the essentials of what makes a Les Paul so special, like classic tone woods, iconic single-cut body shape with top carve, and 498T and 490R PAF-style humbuckers, as well as a number of key upgrades for comfort and versatility like ultra-modern weight relief, Slim Taper neck profile, one-piece rosewood fingerboard, and coil tapping for a wider sonic range than ever before.
About Gibson USA:
Luthier Orville Gibson founded the Gibson Mandolin-Guitar Mfg. Co. Ltd. in Kalamazoo, MI in 1902. Its original aim was to make mandolins and mandolin-family instruments. Over the last 100-plus years, Gibson Brands, Inc., as it is now known, has since evolved into the world’s premier manufacturer of semi-hollow and hollow body electric guitars, as well as a celebrated portfolio of innovative solid-body and acoustic models.
Nashville: the home of country music, and the home of Gibson USA. Producing all Gibson solid-bodies, Gibson’s Nashville facility is the place where great love affairs, and guitars like the Les Paul and the SG, are born.
Body Material: Mahogany
Weight Relief: Ultra-Modern
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Profile: Slim Taper
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Low - Cryogenically Treated
Nut Material: Tektoid
Nut Width: 1.695"
End of Board Width: 2.26"
Inlays: Acrylic Trapezoids
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Bridge: Aluminum Nashville Tune-O-Matic
Tailpiece: Aluminum Stopbar
Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatics w/ Kidney Buttons
Control Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
Switch Tip: Black
Switchwasher: Black (Not Mounted)
Jack Plate Cover: Chrome
Neck Pickup: 490R
Bridge Pickup: 498T
Controls: 2 Push/Pull Volumes (Coil-Tap), 2 Tones & Toggle Switch
Strings: .009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046
Case: Hard Shell Case
Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit