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Hey there, I'm thinking of buying a guitar (Left Handed) but I'm unsure which of these would be best. I like bands such as Foo Fighters, Guns n Roses, Nirvana and lots more. I was wondering which of these guitars would suit that type of music better? Both the studio and traditional I was looking at are 2012 models. I will leave a link below for you to take a look if you like. I could also save for a standard if they would be a better option. I would appreciate your opinions. Thanks for your help.

 

The two I was looking at were:

 

Studio: http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_les_paul_studio_2012_aw_ch_lh.htm

 

Traditional: http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_lp_traditional_mahogany_se_lh.htm

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Hello...

 

So what is it you want to know exactly?

 

Les Pauls are pretty good for almost any genre of music.. As to the differences between those guitars.. Basically a Studio is just a Les Paul without binding, made the same way as all Les Pauls are.... Both are great guitars.. The best thing to do is go and see if you can find some to try.. You will know instantly which one your prefer.. The Traditionals have bit mellower pickups... As to if you should get a Standard.. Again no one can really tell you that.. Quite a few of us have Studios and Standard level guitars including me and I love them all :)

 

heres a couple of vids that may help

 

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  • 2 months later...

studios don't have the maple cap too...

Errm.. yes they do...

 

Les Paul juniors and specials don't have a maple cap (not including the new LPJ which does).

 

http://www2.gibson.com/Products/Electric-Guitars/Les-Paul/Gibson-USA/Les-Paul-Studio.aspx

•Mahogany body with Solid Carved Maple top

•Mahogany neck with slim, fast ’60s-style profile

•Coil-tapped 490R and 498T humbucking pickups in the neck and bridge

•Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece

•TonePros™ vintage style tuners with 14:1 tuning ratio

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Hello Diddy and welcome to the Forums!

 

Actually, the Traditional, - You've linked - doesn't have a maple cap!

 

If that feature what is all-important to You, then read Your link again! Hence the name: "Traditional Mahogany". Instead of the maple, - which a traditional feature on most arch-top Les Pauls -, this one has mahogany top.

 

The first generation of Les Paul Customs (1954-1960) had mahogany tops too.

 

Cheers... Bence

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I have both, a 2010 Studio and a 2012 Traditional. The Traditional is a better sounding guitar then the Studio but not that much better. I look at it this way, the Studio is a great entry level Les Paul and the Traditional is something you work up to.

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Hey there, I'm thinking of buying a guitar (Left Handed) but I'm unsure which of these would be best. I like bands such as Foo Fighters, Guns n Roses, Nirvana and lots more. I was wondering which of these guitars would suit that type of music better? Both the studio and traditional I was looking at are 2012 models. I will leave a link below for you to take a look if you like. I could also save for a standard if they would be a better option. I would appreciate your opinions. Thanks for your help.

 

The two I was looking at were:

 

Studio: http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_les_paul_studio_2012_aw_ch_lh.htm

 

Traditional: http://www.thomann.de/gb/gibson_lp_traditional_mahogany_se_lh.htm

Hi,

well, I have both.. the 2012 LP Studio (50's tribute with Humbuckers) and the 2012 LP Traditional. I can't explain it but I fell in love with the traditional after I bought the studio, I don't regret buying the studio, don't get me wrong. The studio I have is a chambered body and the traditional is a weighted body (meaning full mahogany body). Now the studio you are looking at is also weight relief (full mahogany body), that's different than mine. So it all comes down to price... tone...feel... and comfort. If you want more info on the LP Traditional, join my Thread at "2012 Les Paul traditional", all my friends are in there and they could give you more advice to help make a difference. And some of my friends are very experienced. So good luck in your decision. and I've attached a photo of both my LP Studio, (on the left) and my Traditional (on the right)...

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