A quick glance at Moderns at other stores tells a similar story. Gibson Les Paul Standard 2019 in Trans Amber and Gibson Les Paul Studio 2019 in Tangerine Burst In terms of versatility, this is where the 2019 Standard really excels. These are like the distilled essence of the Les Paul: all the tone you'd expect from the name, with simple appointments dedicated to studio artists as well as stage musicians with a flair for subtlety. The new Les Paul Studio continues to be a fantastic choice for budget-minded players looking to get a piece of the Gibson USA pie. 9.5 lbs, 9.0 lbs, 9.0 lbs, 8.8 lbs. Their weights? With genuine Gibson USA humbuckers and tone controls, it Only the maple top is compromised, a modest C grade compared to the rarer AAA maple on the Standard. The Les Paul Studio is marketed as a "stripped down Les Paul". Does this company have any quality control standards? The Les Paul Studio is a stylish, essential guitar that delivers on design, ... A pair of Gibson's most popular humbucking pickups, 57 Classic and 57 Classic+ and 2 push-pull pots in an Ultra-Modern weight relief body contribute to the incredible tone variety of this Les Paul Studio. It delivers the throaty tones that you would expect from a good Les Paul, along with some impressive coil-tapped sounds that really expand the range and versatility of a guitar that’s already an impressive value, not to mention a sweet looking take on a classic. The Gibson Les Paul Studio has been the accessible, stripped down version of the icon since 1983. What a joke. But underneath its coat lies the same DNA that makes the LP such a gutsy, reliable workhorse. To get in on the ground floor of the Gibson Les Paul Studio lineup, check out the Les Paul Studio VG Flame Top Electric Guitar and the Les Paul Studio Pro Faded Electric Guitar. As well as having a coil tap function, whereby you lift the volume knobs to get single coil-like tones (the Les Paul Studio has this as well), the Standard has an internal 5-way DIP switch. The Studio is crafted using same high quality mahogany as the Standard. Launched in the early 80s, The Gibson Les Paul studio was named as such because it was for the studio musician who wanted the sound of a Les Paul without paying for any of the extra binding, AAA tops or other flashy visual flair that adds nothing to the tone. Wildwood just got some more 2019 Les Paul Moderns in with the "ultra-modern weight relief." Les Paul Studio History.