A modern hybrid of two styles the Gibson ES-Les Paul mixes the ES Slimline semi hollow guitars with a Les Paul. The unbeatable feel and playability of the Les Paul that has been an iconic part of the rock and blues worlds for decades and the warm woody tone of an ES-335 all in one guitar. What is not to love about that?!
The Les Paul Shape
If you asked someone who didn't play guitar to draw a guitar there is a 50/50 chance they will draw a Les Paul. They have appeared in every style known to mankind and for good reason. The look, the feel, the tone is just astounding and works for pretty much any style you are like likely to play. Even though it is a semi-hollow the ES-Les Paul Studio still has as much of that classic feel as possible.
The ES Build
What separates this from just your normal Les Paul to and ES-Les Paul is the semi hollow design. With an F hole either side of the Maple body opening up in to large cavities. This gives the guitar a much warmer and open tone which sounds absolutely stunning for clean sections. Thanks to a center block you can still run this guitar through some decent levels of gain for sweet blues and rock tones...just like an ES-335 or ES-339.
Stage Ready Hardware
It wouldn't be a Gibson if you couldn't take it on stage straight out of the box with no modifications, just a quick set up to your liking, tune and you are ready. To make sure that it sounds great as soon as you plug it in to your amp you have a set of Gibson's own '57 Classic pickup in the neck and a Super '57 Classic in the bridge. These pickups are based on the pickups that came on some of the earliest Gibson guitars so you know it is going to have a great vintage sound.
It's not all about how it sounds but how it feels and how stable it is. Keeping this guitar in check so you can rely on this guitar every night you have Kluson machine heads and a new locking tailpiece and tonepros bridge. This collection of quality hardware means that you will stay in tune no matter how hard you like to pick.
- Traditional Gibson 4 knob Volume and Tone setup
- ABR-1 Bridge
- Historic Truss Rod in Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fretboard with Trapezoid Inlays
- F-Hole emblem engraved truss rod cover
- Black Corian Nut
- Kluson Nickel tuners
- Rolled neck binding
- '57 Classic & Super '57 Pickups