Weight: 7.03 lbs
The Les Paul Studio has long enjoyed a reputation as a modern, no-frills guitar for the studio musician. Known for its tremendous harmonic and sonic capabilities, the world’s most desired Les Paul adds another level of versatility with the Swamp Ash Studio. A harder, more uniformly dense wood, swamp ash has huge, open pores with both hard and soft layers within each ring of the tree. Considered very resonant across the entire frequency spectrum, this unique wood allows the Les Paul Swamp Ash Studio to produce clear bell-like highs, distinct mids and robust lows, resulting in one of the more resounding Les Pauls ever built.
The Swamp Ash Studio retains many of the iconic Les Paul’s traditional elements, including a hand-carved top and a neck crafted from a single piece of mahogany, hand-sanded to perfection and given Gibson’s traditional ’50s rounded profile. Other standard appointments include figured acrylic dot fingerboard inlays, a corian nut, Gibson’s legendary Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece and new quick-connect control pocket assembly. The pickups are a pair of Gibson’s finest: a 490R in the neck position, and a 498T in the bridge position. Together, the pickups deliver all the traditional humbucker crunch expected from a Les Paul. The Les Paul Swamp Ash Studio comes in original Gibson hardshell case.