Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe III Sunburst 2015

The Les Paul Studio launched in 1983 as an affordable no-frills take on the classic Les Paul design. Like other Les Pauls, the Studio uses two humbuckers and a combination of a carved Maple top on a Mahogany body (though some early models use alder).  Unlike other Les Pauls, the Studio lacks any sort of binding on the fingerboard or body. Starting in 2005, Gibson produced a version of the Les Paul Studio with a more economical faded satin finish. The Les Paul Studio used an Ebony fingerboard up until 1994 when it switched to Rosewood. The Studio Deluxe III features G-Force "robot" tuning heads, zebra pickups and a flame top finish.

Years of Production: 1983 - present

Wood Composition: Mahogany body, carved Maple top, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Two humbucker pickups, four control knobs, block inlays

Notable Les Paul Players: Slash, Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson

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