The Gibson Les Paul Studio has been the accessible, stripped down version of the icon since 1983. With genuine Gibson USA humbuckers and tone controls, it provides much of the same tone as a Les Paul Standard without any extras like binding or flamed maple. Although flashier appointments have been options in later years (diamond inlays, gold hardware), this is meant to be a workhorse guitar. If Les Paul tone is all you're after, here's your weapon.
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