“This cherished model has now been refined”: Gibson’s sleek Les Paul Modern Studio brings the Modern line’s player-friendly features to a proper mahogany body and maple cap USA build – and all for under $2K

Gibson Les Paul Modern Studio
(Image credit: Gibson)

Gibson has announced the arrival of the Les Paul Modern Studio – a streamlined, yet sleek and contoured take on the firm’s classic simplified LP, the Les Paul Studio. 

Traditionally, the role of the Gibson Les Paul Studio has been to offer a more affordable take on the Les Paul Standard that maintains the core qualities of the model, while stripping back on the cosmetic flourishes. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.