Excellent condition featuring single cutaway mahogany body, two piece maple top, two Gibson humbucking pickups (498T in the bridge position and 490R in the neck position) with black plastic pickup surrounds, two volume controls and two tone controls (push/push coil tapping potentiometers in both volume positions) with black plastic speed knobs, three way pickup selector switch with black and gold selector ring and black plastic switch tip, stop tailpiece, Gibson Nashville tune-o-matic bridge with six individual adjustable steel saddles and two height adjusting thumb wheels, single ply black plastic elevated pickguard with steel mounting bracket, set mahogany neck, granadillo fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays starting at the 3rd fret, bone nut, Gibson open book peghead shape, black peghead face with gold Gibson logo and Les Paul Model logo, multi-ply black and white plastic bell shaped truss rod cover with Studio engraving, three per side Gibson Deluxe tuning machines with green keystone tuning buttons, serial number and Made in USA impressed into the back of the peghead, single ply black plastic electronics control cover plate and round switch cavity cover plate, two strap buttons, Ebony black finish, gold plated metal hardware and original Gibson branded hard shell case with black covering and white plush interior. This guitar weighs 8lb 7oz.
This 2012 Gibson Les Paul Studio is in excellent cosmetic condition showing only slight signs of play wear throughout. There are 4 small dings around the edges of the body and some wear on the gold hardware that we have photographed. The neck profile on this guitar is that of a medium C shape and is a Gibson '60s carve. This neck feels a bit chunkier than most Gibson '60s thin carves to me and has nice shoulders and a 1 11/16” nut width. It's very comfortable to play. The frets and fingerboard are in virtually unplayed condition and have a lifetime of use left in them. This Les Paul plays tremendous up and down the fingerboard with low action and great intonation. The original Gibson 498T and 490R Alnico humbucking pickups sound terrific in this instrument. In my opinion, the 498T and 490R pickups are a bit more aggressive and meaty sounding than some of the more “classic” pickup variations that Gibson is producing these days. This is a particularly good example of a Studio model that could make its new owner very happy for years to come. A gem of a guitar shipped out safely and promptly from our little shop here in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.