Gibson Les Paul Studio Lite made in 1993. Original color was blue and it was refinished
by a pro luthier in authentic Ferrari Red. Only detail is a very, very small
chip on a border of the top, check the pictures.
From the sought-after Gibson ‘Goodwood’ era of the early ’90s, the Les
Paul Studio Lite series was manufactured from 1990 to 1998.
This is from the Limited edition series of Studio Lite’s, it features a
maple top and a mahogany back, mahogany neck, 1960’s Slim-Tapered Neck, and
also sports a real Ebony fingerboard, with full size
mother-of-pearl Trapezoid inlays.
Neck profile: 60’s Slim Taper
Nut width: 43 mm
Scale: 628 mm
Weight: 8.4 lbs
Over $500 in Upgrades:
Knuckle VHII in the bridge hot PAF (8.9K)
AB Custom neck classic PAF (7.9K)
- TonePros locking Tailpiece
- TonePros locking
ABR-1 Tune-o-matic bridge (factory came with Nashville bridge)
- Grover Keystone
- Emerson Custom
paper in oil capacitors
- Emerson Custom
- GraphTech Tusq
nut, more harmonics in the mid and upper range and improves tuning
- Pure Tone Jack
- Dunlop Strap
- Original Gibson
padded lightweight case
- Levy’s Premium
The Studio Lite doesn’t come with the holes of weight relief, part of
the mahogany back is chambered and filled with balsa wood that is a very dense
and light wood. Since 1982 almost all Les Paul models have 9 holes of weight
relief, the Studio Lite is one of a very few models that doesn’t have the 9
Les Paul Studio Lite tone
Compared to a Standard or regular Studio they are clearer, snappier in
attack, and lighter in the bottom end; their voice is a little higher than
their chunkier siblings.
They are 70% Les Paul, 30% SG, if that makes any sense.
Airy/woody is a good way to describe the tone.
The Lite model is much brighter and resonant, it’s pretty raw and bright.
Like an SG with balls, for sure. Their tone is more central to a
traditional LP, the lows aren’t as low and the highs not as high. A cool SG-ish
Les Paul type tone with a nice clear articulation and lively midrange
without the mud and woolyness.