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Looking at sites like Kijiji and some forums, it seems the Les Paul Studio guitars seem to have a bad reputation.

Why is that-are they not basically a regular LP without the binding and fancy finish?

I saw a couple of used ones today in a store and both well under $1000-cheaper than a lot of imports.
 

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Where do you get that they have a bad rep? They used to be $750 used, now they're $850-$900 and up depending on condition. You can still find older ones for around $800.

I don't think I've met someone who has slammed studios. They're pretty common.
 

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I have seen ads people looking to buy or trade for an LP and have seen the comment "no Studios".
 

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The only reason people say no studios is because they are Kijijidiots who are hoping some one will offer a 1500-2000$ Les Paul for their 700-800$ guitars.
Studios are great guitars. As good as any other Les Paul out there.
 

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I had one for a few years and thought it was a great guitar but sold it to fund a Traditional. I remember the day I sold it I plugged it in and the words "I'm going to regret selling this" went through my head and I wasn't wrong. A gloss studio from the 2000s is a lot of guitar for about $7-800.
 

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I have had a bunch of the more budget friendly gibsons and my usual go too is one of the cheapest with some mods.
I have an lpj that I gutted the pcb and wired 50s style with some motorcity pickups and it's a great guitar. (Far left)
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I have had a bunch of the more budget friendly gibsons and my usual go too is one of the cheapest with some mods.
I have an lpj that I gutted the pcb and wired 50s style with some motorcity pickups and it's a great guitar. (Far left)
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I don't see any hate for the studio. It's always included in the " Gibson should keep making… " posts. Up there with juniors, specials, traditional's, standards, customs. I own one, and have tried a few, and they played great with my eyes closed. It's a Gibson electric through and through.
 

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Nothing wrong with Studios. I don't like the pickups but those can be changed.
People who write "no Studios" selling/trading something else just want binding.
 

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Looking at sites like Kijiji and some forums, it seems the Les Paul Studio guitars seem to have a bad reputation.

Why is that-are they not basically a regular LP without the binding and fancy finish?

I saw a couple of used ones today in a store and both well under $1000-cheaper than a lot of imports.

I have a Gibson 2010 black Studio/chrome Hardware, i bought New in 2010, Mint, built like a tank, sounds as good as any Les Paul...... i would not take less than $1250. if i was inclined to sell it.
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I like Studios as well. Nice guitars. Quick question though...isn't the Maple cap in the Studio thinner than something like a Standard? Wouldn't that affect the over tone or Timbre of the guitar?
 

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I like Studios as well. Nice guitars. Quick question though...isn't the Maple cap in the Studio thinner than something like a Standard? Wouldn't that affect the over tone or Timbre of the guitar?
I don’t think it is any thinner. I’m pretty sure the difference of top is the grade of wood. So the studios will be plain instead of the nice flame.
 

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I don’t think it is any thinner. I’m pretty sure the difference of top is the grade of wood. So the studios will be plain instead of the nice flame.
I like Studios as well. Nice guitars. Quick question though...isn't the Maple cap in the Studio thinner than something like a Standard? Wouldn't that affect the over tone or Timbre of the guitar?
It is more a visual/quality thing. Whether it is a veneer or cap will have little difference in the tone. There are lots of discussions and/or arguments on wood tone and the effect on an electric guitar. There are just too many other factors.
 

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I’ve had 2. My first Gibson was the 2011(?) Fireburst.
Great guitar. Thought I needed a “better “ LP, bought a 120th Anniversary lemon burst classic.
Somewhere in the back of my brain, I feel the Studio was better. IMO.
Oh, and I have the ‘86 black Studio (see avitar) cause, it was a smokin deal that I couldn’t pass up.
 
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