Talk about a subtle beauty––Gibson’s Guitar Of The Week #20 has turned out to be a suped-up Les Paul Studio, all decked out in black chrome-plated hardware, and dressed to the nines in a fine Satin Ebony finish.
Specs are still a bit murky this morning, as the guitar apparently boasts a pair of EMG humbuckers, although so far there’s no word as to whether these pickups are actually active or not––I don’t know about you, but I’m guessing “yes.”
Other features are expected to include a carved maple top, mahogany back, mahogany neck with 1959 LP rounded profile, ebony fretboard w/22 frets & white binding, trapezoid inlays (pearloid,) 24 3/4-inch scale length, black speed knobs, tune-o-matic bridge, and all the usual suspects.
The official product page calls out for Gibson’s traditional green key tuners, though that doesn’t seem to match the photo. Electronics are to include a pair of the aforementioned EMG humbuckers, dual volume controls, dual tone controls, and 3-way pickup switching.
The Gibson Les Paul Studio in Satin Ebony will be available in a strictly limited edition of 400 instruments, after which they will be out to pasture.