Yay? Nay? Gibson LP Studio

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  1. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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  2. pflug

    pflug Squier-Meister

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    I love my Gibson L.P. Studio and that's a lot less than I paid for my new one lol
     
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  3. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-holic

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    Lower end Gibsons are my toughest decisions. For me it always feels like a compromise. Like, yeah of course I want a standard, but this is good too, right? Hard for me to spend so much on an homage to the thing I really wanted. But we’re all different.
     
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  4. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    You cant go wrong.
     
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  5. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

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    Isn't the Studio a lighter LP ? Thinner or chambered ?
     
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  6. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    I don’t think all of them are chambered. Mine is, but it’s still a full bodied guitar. Somewhere around the early to mid 90’s, they came out with a Studio Lite. That may have had a thinner body.

    Edit: I just read up and it appears that all of the studios are indeed chambered but with full thickness mahogany with maple cap bodies. The studio lite had some of the wood replaced with balsa wood to bring the weight down.
     
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  7. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    I'm the same way. I've been looking for an LP to play. Not flip or stare at on the wall, or whatever. I want a player ,so I'm gonna have to check it out good and get a feel for the neck. I'm not a fan of the D shape neck ,so it has to feel right ;)

    Then there is the weight as well ,snce I'm not a fan f heavy guitars .
     
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  8. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities


    I had a 91 Studio Lite, it was chambered and filled with Balsa wood. It was normally shaped in every other way, though. It wasn’t heavy, either. I put SD “Whole Lotta Humbuckers” in it, and it sounded great. I had also put all Nickel hardware on it, and glued up the broken headstock (which is why I could afford it in the first place). I had always wanted a “real” LP after having a couple copies (and an Epi one) for a while. Mine was a multi-month project, but as soon as I finished it, I realized I hated the neck and sold it :(
     
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  9. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-holic

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    Funny how that is sometimes. I bought a Tribute a few years back and played it less and less over a couple months. In the end, my thinky-brain, that thought I should love it because it had all the right stuff, lost out to it just feeling wrong to me. I loves me some LPs, but not that one.
     
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  10. Best1989

    Best1989 Squier-Meister

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    Just another example of how something that works for some people can be totally wrong for others. The beauty of music and guitars, the variety!
     
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  11. pflug

    pflug Squier-Meister

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    When I bought mine the Studio was the lowest line that had a gloss finish and came with a real case. Weight relief is similar to a "regular" modern Les Paul so still a substantial guitar
    Not quite the same as one costing twice as much but still a great feel
     
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