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Sorry no pictures yet. Just bought my first "real" Gibson today. A 2007 Dark red Studio Les Paul. Always had ( and still have ) Fender Stratocasters, but had a couple of Epi LP that I was please with so I decided I was to give a try to a real Gibson. I will receive it next Thursday and will be please to post pictures when it will come in. At 58 y.o., after 45 years of guitar playing, it was about time :)

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[...At 58 y.o., after 45 years of guitar playing, it was about time :)

 

 

Same here (61). Many decades of Fender use.

I still keep a partsocaster around.

 

Welcome and congrats!

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Here is my very heavy 92' Goldtop that started life as a wine red studio.It spent a little time as a blonde only to find it's true color after the 50's/60's tribute GT's opened the door for gold as a option for a Studio. \:D/

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I'm proud to show my 2010 limited edition silverburst. It's the model with 490/498s, 60s neck, coil taps, ebony fretboard. I've made a few changes:

 

1. Extra humbucker. I've fitted a G+B alnico 5, which looks identical to Gibsons. Wired up as 3 vols, master tone. I fitted a DPTP switch to isolate the middle humbucker, but wiring has proved complicated - I'm beginning to doubt it can be done!

2. Removed pickup covers. Replaced selector switch with a Switchcraft with chrome tip. Sprayed rythm/treble ring silver and fitted black washer.

3. Removed pickguard.

4. Replaced pickup surrounds with chrome-plate metal versions.

5. Stetsbar Pro 2 trem in place of stopbar and tune-o-matic.

6. Locking Jin Ho 19:1 chrome tuners.

7. Straplocks fitted, Dunlop silver strap.

 

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Here are some pics of my Gibson Les Paul Studio. I have had it for about 24 years. It has been sitting in a closet at my parents house for the last 12 years. The white stars and stripes have turned yellow. I am a bit sad about that. This is an original paint job. I have not seen another one like it. It came with a black pick guard, but I never attached it. I am not sure why it was not already attached when I bought it. If anyone has any information on this guitar I would really appreciate it. All I remember from when we bought it is that there was some paperwork that came with it stating that it was either 1 of 25 or 1 of 250 or something like that.

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Will post a pic another time. I have a 07 studio in wine red/gold hardware that I have modded with Seymour Duncan Jazz (neck) and JB (bridge) pups and wired to 4 push-pulls for the full Jimmy Page experience! The two volumes operate the split coil options while the bridge tone switches in/out of phase and the neck tone switches parallel/series for allegedly 48 different sounds....

 

I've had this arrangement now for more than a year so have got used to it but frankly, I find it a bit too much for my simple mind. I like having the options but don't really use them. Often tempted to take it all out and put in some 57 Classics instead although I am sure I would regret that.

 

Have also got a 1995 LP Studio wine/gold which is unaltered as well as a very lovely R8 which I bought recently and am saving up furiously for another one. Played strats for 40+ years so have some time to make up.

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Well, I posted a thread on here a few months ago about a Studio that I have that I couldn't sell for $725. I was told that because it had 'Seymour Duncans" and not original pickups, that it wasn't worth jack.

 

Naturally, I thought this advice was moronic. To prove my point, I kept the guitar and added MORE non-Gibson hardware. I added Tone-Pros locking bridge and tailpiece, Faber locking posts, Sperzel locking tuners, Graphtech saddles and miscelanous other hardware. I just got it finished yesterday, and last night was the first time I was able to crank it up. The before and afters are below:

 

 

 

 

Before:

 

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And now, lady's and gentlemen; I give you The Bandit:

 

 

 

 

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Now THAT's a hot rod. Think she'll fetch $725 now?

 

That is AWESOME!!! I am officially jealous!

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I'm diggin it, not sold on the P90's tho. Love the tone, hate the noise. Thinking I may try some mini's.

 

I swapped out the P90's in my Edwards for DiMarzio P90 sized humbuckers. Sounds fantastic. I went with the Super Distortion in the bridge and Virtual P90 in the neck.

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Sooo....here's my '84 Studio in Ebony named "Chele" because a previous owner scratched the name "Michele" in her back. A previous owner changed the tuning keys to Schallers and I recently changed pups from stock to Sheptone AB and this thing sounds awesome now! BTW, got her off Craigslist for $550.

 

Update: Purchased another Studio, a '93 in Alpine White that has turned a nice cream color from yellowing laquer. Also a Craigslist find, $650.

 

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lets start.

This is my Les Paul Studio Lite made on:14 December 1993 in Nashville Tenesee

I got it from my uncle. I was blown away by that. But it was broken.

the entire neck was basically torn off from the body.

and it was screwed on to a wooden base and hung on the wall.

I didnt have the money to get it repaired. So i did it myself.

First gleuing and clamping.

Then i inserted a screw becuase the gleu wouldnt hold on its own. But thatnks to the filler you cant see that anymore :D.

Then filling and sanding. masking. and a couple layers of spray paint and semi gloss finish.

i ended up with this. I give you: Cecilia

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Alan, we can't get this model here in the US, unless it's purchased in Europe and shipped here. Nice Studio though, love that Honeyburst finish!! Want to trade?

Here's my Studio 50's Tribute humbucker model:

 

 

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Posted this elsewhere but worth adding to the cause...

 

Made July 13th 2011, #159 of the line from Nashville, TN USA (So hardly 2 months old!)

 

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I can confirm a few things with the 2011 model

 

MAPEL cap on Mahogany

Short tennon toggle [thumbdn]

Similiar non solder chip board as in my 08 Standard

 

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My Studio flip-flop blue.

 

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YY = 01 = 2001

 

DDD = 155 = June 4th

 

RRR = 388 = Nashville, TN, production number 88

 

I've only ever seen one other of this limited run colour scheme,(although it looks like there are at least another 87 :-)) and that was years ago on a trip to New York where some 10year old kid was on stage in the Red Lion pub in Greenwich Village where he was leading an otherwise mature-aged blues band.

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