The Gibson 2017 Les Paul Studio HP Electric Guitar is an affordable workhorse that boasts tonal versatility alongside stunning good looks. Designed to offer a functional, intuitive control interface that belies a complex tonal palette, the 2017 Les Paul Studio HP is the go-to model for amateurs and professionals who want an outstanding performer.
The 2017 Les Paul Studio HP is shaped to the classic single-cutaway body profile that we've all come to know and love. To create the full-bodied tonal palette, one would expect from a Les Paul, the classic tonewood combination of mahogany back with maple top has been put to good use.
With its energetic mid to low-end character, the mahogany creates a smooth tonal foundation. Gibson has applied ultra-modern weight relief to make the Studio HP an absolute joy to wield, no matter how long your set may be. The crispness of the A grade maple doesn't just provide a sweet high-end clarity, but looks pretty good too. Preserving the finish is a layer of 90 sheen lacquer, which allows your Les Paul to age gracefully.
Dream playing profile
In keeping with the evolution of the 2017 models, the neck has been improved to create a more comfortable playing feel than ever before. Fitted securely to the body via a traditional Mortis and Tenon joint is a slim, single piece mahogany neck with a slimtaper profile. Accompanying the slender profile is a fast-access heel, which offers unparalleled access to the upper reaches of the neck - perfect for executing lightning fast solos.
Paired with the neck is a single-piece rosewood fingerboard, which is home to 22 unbound frets that are adorned with Mother-of-Pearl trapezoid inlays to guide your way in style. At the top of the neck is a titanium zero-fret adjustable nut, which offers incredible tone, sustain and durability, as well as total control over string action alongside a useful locking feature.
490R and 498T
Gibson have fitted 490R and 498T+ humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge positions respectively. The 490R is an Alnico II magnet driven pickups that offers smooth PAF-inspired tones that emphasises the depth and richness of the tonewoods. The 498T+ is an Alnico V magnet-powered humbucker with a more aggressive side, great for overdriven tones with a beefy edge.
The 2017 Les Paul Studio HP is equipped with a vast arsenal of tones to play with, and it is all thanks to the control setup: independent volume and tone controls for each pickup and a toggle-switch with push-pull capabilities, combined with a DIP switch means that you have Neck and Bridge pickup Tap or Split options, Neck and Bridge Volume Treble Bleed control, and Transient Suppression. In short, there are over 150 wiring combinations for you to choose from - perfect for switching between styles on stage or in the studio.
Improved G-FORCE auto-tuning
Gibson has equipped the 2017 Les Paul Studio HP with an updated version of their G-FORCE auto-tuning system. This sits at the back of the headstock, and gives you access to alternate tunings and adjustment with greater speed and accuracy.
Alongside the G-FORCE system there are Grover Kidney locking tuners, which offer an impressive 18:01 gear ratio so that once you are in tune, it stays that way. The strings meet the body via the chrome-plated aluminium Tune-o-Matic bridge with corresponding chrome-plated aluminium stopbar with locking studs. The bridge and tailpiece partnership creates a seamless connection between the strings and body to optimise intonation and sustain. As you can see, from the headstock to the body, every little detail has been pored over by the team at Gibson to guarantee that the Studio HP exceeds performance expectations night after night.
Each Gibson 2017 Les Paul Studio HP Electric Guitar model is supplied with a hardshell case in aluminium to protect your pride and joy whether it is in storage or in transit. With the 2017 model you will also receive a Gibson USA multi tool, premium strap, polishing cloth, and owner's manual to help you to keep your Les Paul in pristine condition.
Manufacturer Gibson Model 2017 Les Paul Studio HP Electric Guitar Top Material Grade A Maple Back & Side Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickups 490R and 498T Guitar Size Full Number of Strings 6 Tuners G-FORCE Inlays Mother-of-Pearl Trapezoid Neck Profile Slimtaper No. of Frets 22 Bridge Chrome-plated aluminium Tune-o-matic/Chrome-plated aluminium stop bar with locking studs Controls
- Neck Volume
- Neck Tone
- Bridge Volume
- Bridge Tone
Special Electronics Neck Pickup: Tap or Split Bridge Pickup: Tap or Split Neck Volume: High Pass Filter Out in In Circuit Bridge Volume: High Pass Filter Out in In Circuit Transient Suppression: Out or In Circuit Included Accessories Aluminium Hardshell Case
Gibson USA Multi Tool
Gibson USA Premium Strap
Gibson USA Polishing Cloth
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