(SOLD) Gibson Les Paul Studio Ebony 2011
Gibson LP Studio, gloss black, made in USA 2011. There's a no-nonsense appeal to the LP Studio, I've long felt drawn to the toned-down aesthetic and the big thick juicy tone on offer. This ones dates to around ten years ago, so it's got a little bit of honest wear around the edges but it's in pretty shiny shape overall. The combination of slick glossy black, streaky rosewood and gleaming gold hardware makes for a classy look: flash, but not pretentious. The neck is a comfy slim sixties style shape, so it's easy to move around quickly on and never makes you work too hard. The tone on offer is a thick, dark, moody crunch. The neck pickup delivers a long, warm lead tone with plenty of nuance and body, while the bridge pickup delivers a great balance of spiky treble and creamy goodness through the midrange. My inner teenage skate punk is always going to love this guitar, it's unapologetically a riffmonster and won't be told otherwise.
Model: Gibson Les Paul Studio
Made: 2011, USA (serial 102410354)
Finish: ebony (gloss black nitro)
Body: maple top, chambered mahogany body
Neck: mahogany with rosewood board, slim 60s profile, 24.75" scale, 12" radius
Pickup: Gibson 498T/R humbucker x2
Case: original Gibson brown hardcase
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a minor chip on the top corner. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has some light surface scratches near the neck joint, elbow area and electronics cavity, but no major marks. The sides have a few small dimples on the top horn, elbow area and near the jack. The front has some dimples near the jack and some light scuffs behind the bridge and in the elbow area, as well as some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. No headstock breaks! Setup with fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.