Best Year for Studios?

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by larsthemarble, Apr 27, 2008.

Best Studio Year?

  1. 1991

    25 vote(s)
    14.1%
  2. 1992

    14 vote(s)
    7.9%
  3. 1993

    17 vote(s)
    9.6%
  4. 1995

    25 vote(s)
    14.1%
  5. 1996

    10 vote(s)
    5.6%
  6. 1997

    5 vote(s)
    2.8%
  7. 1998

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. other

    77 vote(s)
    43.5%
  1. larsthemarble

    larsthemarble Junior Member

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    I was just wondering what in your opinion is the year Gibson made the best Studios.
    Because nowadays the studio quality is slipping, or so I hear.
    P.S. Mines a '92
    P.P.S. I'll only include years I've heard are great
     
  2. Satch0922

    Satch0922 Senior Member

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    I have to say 1993. My wine red 93 Studio is by far the best playing guitar I have every had in my hands. :applause:
     
  3. larsthemarble

    larsthemarble Junior Member

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    Heck yea Wine red 90s studios ROCK!
     
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    1995 Studio, Ebony. Brill
     
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    diceman V.I.P. Member

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    I think that most would agree that there is more variation between individual guitars than between production years (barring major changes in the model). Any vote in this poll is highly highly subjective and most likely based on a particular guitar more than the year. ;) Not trying to stir up shit or anything...
     
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  6. Leo51

    Leo51 Senior Member

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    +1

    I voted for 95 just because its what I own/love/am used to. I have played a few other years,but not enough to make a fair comparison. :slash:
     
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    diceman V.I.P. Member

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    I used to have a mid-90's Studio and loved the hell out of it - I don't know what year it was exactly, but I haven't played anything recently that was as nice (IMO) - so I get the point of the thread and all, but don't think that "year" is as important as the "era" and the individual guitar itself...
     
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    I agree,but,my '92 Studio seems to come alive in my hands.....just a simple,great sounding guitar:thumb:
     
  9. Schtang

    Schtang Senior Member

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    1996 - because I own one - not your typical studio though - P-90s are great (I would never had bought a studio normally, sololy due to the P-90s) - it is my number one paul "live" becasue it is so versatile. Just wished it had binding like my Standard and Classic - not that it matters - sound and playability are the main ingredients , cosmetics secondary.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know but I was interested in everyone's replies. It's definitely not 2007 or 2008 cause I tried some of those and they were chambered. I don't want to be rude to anyone who owns a chambered LP but I thought they sounded and felt cheap. They were way too light and that's just wrong. Plus nowhere near as much sustain as other older LPs. Mine's 93 and it sounds awesome. It's a bit battered and bruised, but that's old age. So, to answer your question, I'd say any LP done in the early to mid 90s will be a better (soundwise) guitar than the latter models. Does that answer your question? I'm not even sure myself...
     
  11. Deftone

    Deftone Senior Member

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    1989 get's my vote....for my studio lite w/ the floyd trem. No balsa wood center, no chambering or lighteneing holes. The mahogany back is simply about 2/3rds as thick as a normal LP, resulting in a thinner, lighter LP....all my LP's are this body style. They're not only lighter, they are more comfortable to play as ths sit closer to you. Think SG thickness with a carved maple top. The Floyd trem adds a whole new dimension to the overall package and the tone is all LP....I love it.
     
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    This is quite a lame poll
     
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    Sorry, but the best years arent even listed
     
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    integra evan Senior Member

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    95 wine red!! haha
     
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    I had a wine red studio also....I think it was a '96....it was really nice.
     
  17. Schtang

    Schtang Senior Member

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    well vote for 96 then - that is the only reason why people vote for a particular year - because their guitar is from that year - not becausee it is typically a better year than any other.
     
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    Good point, mine is 2004 and is so far the best guitar that I`ve ever owned!!!
     
  19. M.T. Pockets

    M.T. Pockets V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    I had to go with "OTHER" for two reasons:
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    1960 wasn't listed.
    88 was also a pretty good year, but it wasn't listed either.
    I sold a 95 earlier in the year that was a VERY nice guitar. It was a tough decision between it and my 88. Workmanship, playability, and sound as fine as any Les Paul I've owned, and I've owned at least 3.

    I stuck with the 88 because I prefer Alpine White over Wine Red. Both had gold hardware and Klusons.

    I stuck with the 88 because I prefer the ebony dot board to the rosewood trap board.

    The 88 contrasts nicely with my 95 Ebony Standard and my black clothes. Not Johnny Cash black. Goth black. Goth! Thonofabitch! I bit the thide of my tongue!

    So anyway, first choice is the 1960 Classic Custom Studio shown above.

    Good and bad ones made every year.
     
  20. LJGriggs

    LJGriggs Senior Member

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    I've only played one LP Studio and it is my '05. I guess it pre-dates the chambered versions because it weighs in at around 9.5 lbs.

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    My "totally unbiased opinion" is that the 2005's were as good as it gets...
     

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