Gibson Les Paul Studio Swirl 2012 Blue Swirl

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  • $835$1,205

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 2011, Gibson offered a series of Les Paul Studios with a unique Swirl 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

Finish Specification: Swirl finishes were added to the Les Paul Studio in 2011. Due to the application process, no two swirl designs are alike. 

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


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