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Our Price$2,199.00

For only $219.90, include the
Rocksure Performance Warranty

Released midway through 2010, the Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute packed the stripped-down appeal of the long-running Studio line in a great ’50s-themed model with P-90 pickups that was a major hit with players everywhere, and sold out quickly as a result. Now the Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute with Humbuckers from Gibson USA captures the same popular look and feel, updated with the PAF-style humbucking pickups that hit the Les Paul model later that decade. This is sure to be one of the most desirable formats introduced to the Les Paul Studio series since its inception in 1983. Available in great played-in-looking, grain-textured satin nitrocellulose finishes—Satin Ebony, Satin Gold Top with dark back and Satin Vintage Sunburst and Satin Honeyburst with dark back—the Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute with Humbuckers marries the features of the legendary original Les Paul Standard to the no-nonsense styling of the Studio range. It spares elements like body and fingerboard binding and inlaid logo to bring you significant savings, and has an extremely broad appeal as a result. 

A solid, carved maple top and chambered mahogany body give the Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute with Humbuckers the same tonewood combination that has been helping Les Pauls rock for nearly 60 years, giving you all the tonal depth and richness married to clarity and articulation that has aided in making Les Paul the world’s favorite single-cutaway electric guitar. The guitar’s glued-in neck is crafted from solid quarter-sawn mahogany and carved to a rounded ’50s profile that is superbly comfortable in the hand. It carries a baked maple fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and a 12-inch radius for easy, choke-free bending. Other period correct details include a 17-degree back-angled headstock for optimum string pressure in the PLEK-cut slots of its Corian nut, and a 1-11/16” width that gives you plenty of room to move around the ’board. 

Of course a major part of the appeal of the Les Paul Studio ’50s Tribute with Humbuckers lies in the pickups that help to give it its name, a pair of popular units from Gibson USA’s Modern Classics series. The 490R in the neck position is made with an Alnico II magnet and wound to the specs of original PAF humbuckers, for smooth tones with outstanding note definition. The 498T in the bridge position carries an Alnico V magnet for added punch, and slightly overwound coils for more bite and bluster from the “lead” setting. It’s all anchored in traditional ’50s style, naturally, with a Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece at the body end, and a set of vintage keystone style tuners with green tulip keys up at the headstock. Put it all together, and it’s an enormously appealing Les Paul by any standards, and surprisingly easy on the bank balance. 

All guitars come protected in a black Gibson gigbag and include a Gibson owner’s manual. Check one out today at your authorized Gibson dealer, and get a chunk of that fat ’50s mojo in your hands.



Top   Maple
Back   Mahogany
Body Type   Chambered
Adhesive   Franklin Titebond 50


Species   Mahogany
Profile  "Studio 50s" Rounded
Truss Rod   Traditional Adjustable
Joint Angle   5° (+/- 15 seconds)
Adhesive   Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit

Joint Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive Franklin Titebond 50
Joint Angle Tolerance +/- .005"


Species Baked Maple
Frets 22
Radius 12"
Nut/E.O.B 1.695"/2.260"
Inlays Acrylic Trapezoids


Material    White Corian
Width    1.695
Slots    Gibson PLEK System


Logo  Gold "Gibson" Logo with scripted "Les Paul Model" Silkscreen
Truss Rod Cover  Black and White Antique Bell


Model  Vintage-style with Green Tulip Keys
Plating  Nickel
Tuning Ratio  14:1


Type   Tune-O-Matic
Material   Zamak
Plating  Chrome


Type   Stop Bar
Material   Zamak
Plating   Chrome


Knobs   Gold Top Hats with Inserts
Toggle Switch Washer   Cream with Gold Imprint
Pickguard   Cream Plastic
Pickup Mounting Rings   Cream Plastic
Control Plate Cover   Black Plastic
Strings   .010 - .046, Genuine Gibson strings
Strap Button

Black Aluminum


Potentiometers    2 Volume Controls, 2 Tone Controls
Type   300k Linear Volume, 500k Non-linear Tone
Coil Wiring   Machine Wound
Toggle Switch   Three-way Switchcraft with White Plastic Tip
Output Jack   Traditional 1/4"


Sealer   Nitrocellulose
Surface Texture   Satin
Process 1-1.5 mils

Satin Gold Top Dark Back
Satin Honeyburst Dark Back
Satin Ebony 
Satin Vintage Sunburst

Type   Gibson Gigbag
Case Exterior   Black


Additional Materials :Each Les Paul Studio '50s Tribute Humbucker comes with adjustment literature, and documentation for the guitar’s Limited Lifetime Warranty


For only $219.90, include the
Rocksure Performance Warranty
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