Gibson Les Paul Studio SB

Electric Guitar

  • Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla)
  • "Ultra Modern Weight Relief" - weight-reduced body
  • Top: Maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck profile: Slim Taper
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Acrylic trapezoid fretboard inlays
  • Graphtech nut
  • Nut width: 43 mm
  • Scale: 628 mm
  • 22 Cryogenically treated medium frets
  • Pickups: 490R and 498T humbuckers
  • 2 x Volume controls (push / pull for coil tap)
  • 2 x Tone controls
  • Aluminium Tuneomatic bridge
  • Aluminium stop bar
  • Colour: Smokehouse Burst
  • Includes soft shell case
  • Made in USA
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  • Metal 2
  • Blues
  • Bluesrock
  • Mosh
  • Stoner
  • Thrash

Further Information

Colour Sunburst
Body Mahogany
Top Maple
Neck Mahogany
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Scale 628 mm
Pickups HH
Tremolo None
Incl. Case Yes
Incl. Gigbag No

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18 Customer Ratings
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Three's a charm..!
Zigguitarius, 03.05.2021
This is my 3'rd Gibson LP:

The first was a Special with a really fat, almost V- or U-shaped neck, that I couldn't stand. The pup's were probably 500's with very high output; too much for my taste, more suitable for a flying-V..? Bad research, I have only myself to blame, and then sell it.

Second attempt:
This is a 2018 Traditional, as standard as they come.
Compared to my first LP, as I was hell bent on finding "my" LP, this was more to my liking: Slimmer neck profile and classic sounding pup's (BB 1 & 2's). I still own this gorgeous, HCS-coloured jewel...

I should be happy now, with this showpiece guitar in my rack..? Well yes, -and no, I still prefer Strat & Tele playability, and the Trad is kinda heavy in weight, "modest" sounding and chunky in the neck, so there have to be a Gibson out there that is even more suited to my taste..?

ENTER Studio SB:
When I read about this quite affordable version, with slim taper neck, body weight relief, 498/490-pups and the really cool SB-colour, I knew the time had come...

This guitar had to be mine! It "checked all my boxes", it was almost as it was spec'ed by myself, and it didn't disappoint:
It looks fantastic, sounds fantastic and plays like a dream! I have finally found "my" Gibson LP! I'm no longer a pure Fender guy.

Thank you for reading...
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It didn't have any faults!
Tomm form Eastern Europe, 28.03.2021
First of all. As you probably can see - the sound and features are: 5 stars. I was pretty sure, it will play like a dream. And it did. But there was few worries.

I'm playing mostly rock music. I was worrying that if I buy a studio model, it will look cheap. Maybe I should buy at least Classic. And then I realized, I'm not going to give any gigs anyways and playing at home all the time. And I can chose whatever I want. So it was perfect.. the Smokehouse Burst was my favorite and it will be a "studio" instrument as it was intended. So zero problems in here.

The other concern was the built quality. Before I ordered it from Thomann, I watched 3 or 4 unboxing videos of this guitar. And they all had some minor faults. Nothing about the sound but some cosmetics. I was a bit afraid, but hey, you have to gamble sometimes. And mine came 100% PERFECT. It has very nice finish and all the frets are perfect. Also, what was unexpected: the action was okay, and I have no plan to change any of the settings there. Again very satisfied!
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Naivrat, 31.10.2020
Well, it's the Gibson. Perfect quality, perfect sound, perfect packaging, perfect everything :D
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Eine echte Gibson Les Paul, sogar mit kleinen Macken
stfn_, 20.07.2020
Über FEATURES und SOUND muss man nicht reden: es ist eine echte Gibson Les Paul und enttäuscht nicht. Das Ding rockt wirklich!

VERARBEITUNG:
Es ist wirklich eine authentische Gibson: auch kleine Macken sind vorhanden, allerdings nichts Gravierendes. Bauteile, Lack, Holz, usw. sind sehr gut verarbeitet.

Beim Auspacken war es bereits klar, dass das Holz am Griffbrett SEHR trocken war. Trotzdem erstmal zwei Tage Spaß damit haben und Alles testen. Dabei habe ich bemerkt, dass die Saiten rattern, also die Saitenlage und/oder gar die Armgeometrie muss/müssen auch angepasst werden. Nichts Schlimmes aber für eine Gitarre der Preiskategorie doch ein wenig enttäuschend.

Gestern war es so weit: Seiten runter, Zitronenöl auf das Griffbrett, neue Saiten drauf. Das Holz sieht logischerweise viel Dunkler aus, was zum Erscheinungsbild beiträgt; die Gitarre sieht noch besser aus. Während des Prozesses ist dann aufgefallen, dass die Kunststoffabdeckung des großen Hohlraumes (eckig, hinten) zu fest angeschraubt wurde, was zu einem Knick an dem Bauteil geführt hat. Leider ist das Teil minimal beschädigt und ragt ein wenig aus dem Körper raus. Wieder: keine große Sache aber ärgerlich.

Heute konnte ich die Geometrie des Arms nachmessen und musste feststellen, dass auch da ein wenig gemacht werden muss. Leider habe ich keine passende Werkzeuge und werde erstmal was bestellen müssen. Wahrscheinlich wird eine Nachjustierung der Saitenlängen (also der Intonation) nach der ganzen Rumschrauberei notwendig sein aber das ist zu erwarten.

Außerdem war der 3-Postionen-Schalter für die Tonabnehmer nicht fest, ich musste es schnell per Hand nachziehen. Wieder eine kleinere Sache, die aber nach den vielen anderen Kleinigkeiten doch auffällt.

Man darf allerdings nicht vergessen: es ist immer noch ein Serienartikel! Darum nur zwei Sternen Abzug.

FAZIT:
- Tehcnisch Fehlerfrei.
- Viele Nachjustierungen notwendig.
- Minimaler Schaden an einem unwichtigen, ersetzbaren Teil.
- Die Gitarre ROCKT!!!! :D
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ES GEHT WEITER:

Die oben beschriebene Gitarre wurde zu Thomann geschickt, um eingestellt zu werden. Dort wurde es festgestellt, dass der Hals zu stark verbogen bzw. gewölbt und eine Instandsetzung nicht möglich war. Ich habe extra danach gefragt: die Qualitätskontrolle dieser Gitarren wird NICHT von Thomann durchgeführt, sondern von Gibson. Unglaublich, dass solche Instrumente direkt an den Kunden geschickt werden... aber das ist kein Einzelfall - einfach Bewertungen von Gibsons lesen, auch in der obersten Preisklassen kommt sowas öfters vor.

Die Kollegen von Thomann haben, wie immer, sehr gute Arbeit geleistet und mir sofort eine neue Gitarre verschickt, sogar unaufgefragt. Danke nochmal an euch!

Als ich die neue Gitarre nun genauer inspizierte, fiel mir nichts gravierendes auf. Bis auf wenige Stellen mit Resten von Polierpaste am Hals und ein extrem trockenes Griffbrett (scheint eine Gibson-Krankheit zu sein) konnte ich bisher nichts feststellen. Keine Kratzer, die Saiten rattern nicht, die Halsgeometrie habe ich inzwischen öfters kontrolliert (neue Saiten, Temperaturschwankungen, etc.)... es scheint Alles im grünen Bereich zu sein.

Ich bin natürlicherweise Gibson gegenüber inzwischen ein "wenig" skeptisch, habe aber meine Lektion gelernt: super Gitarren, wenn sie dann korrekt gebaut wurden. Einfach ein wenig Geduld und, wenn notwendig, defekte Gitarren zurückschicken.
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