I'm looking at picking up a LP Studio in the very near future (I have GAS again). This would be my first Gibson. I've owned numerous ESP LTDs and Epiphones, but never a Gibson. What can you tell me about the Studio line? Sell me on it.
Now I know a lot of people are trashing on Gibson as of late saying quality went downhill. I've read quite a few forums and reviews from Gibson snobs saying the Studio lack in everything compared to Standards. Well I got Bills and a Kid, so I can't afford a Standard at this point.
Are they still really good guitars? I'm currently playing on an ESP LTD EC1000, EC400 and a PB-500. How does the Studio compare?
What should I look for? Anything specific or just the regular stuff when looking for an axe.
By the way, I wasn't a fan of the lower end/budget faded LP's that go for $800. The three I'm looking at sell for $1,400 each.
HERE'S THE THREE I'M LOOKING/INTERESTED IN:
Gibson Les Paul Studio Silverburst
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Heritage Sunburst Cherry
Gibson Les Paul Studio Fireburst