Bit of a mouthful, but I must say, out of all the bullshit Gibson's been offering lately (as in, the last decade), this isn't a bad addition to the line at all.
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There are of course mixed opinions on weight-relieved Les Pauls, but in keeping with the value of the Studio series, these upgrade to flame maple tops, coil-splitting electronics and nitro finishes. I really love my Studio, and it would be fun to have a couple of these upgrades. Coil-splitters can of course be done on one's own.
If one were willing to play ten or twenty to find a pretty good sample, I think this is a lot of guitar for $1600 w/HSC. I would dig gold or black hardware on some of these.
I thought Studio's were supposed to be affordable and just mahogany? Not that I don't like them, it just seems excessive for a Studio. Like if Ibanez started putting Piezo on their non prestige RG's and jacked up the price by 1000 dollars.