- Feb 10, 2014
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My limited experience....it don't hurt thNICE!! I've been intrigued with this model ever since I learned that they have balsa inserts in the body holes to make them lighter!
i had the 496/500 in a classic I once had too hot for me. The 57's are great !!Congrats! I’ve had a 93 Studio Lite for a few years now. People snub these guitars because of the balsa insert, but it’s actually a pretty small amount of wood that’s removed and replaced with Balsa. I wouldn’t be surprised if the amount of wood removed was less than that of a “Swiss cheese” weight relieved Les Paul. Studio Lites are great modiding platforms especially since they all came with ebony fretboards with trapezoid inlays.
The stock pickups would have been a 496R and a 500T, which will rip your head off. Kinda fun, but not a very traditional LP tone. You’re lucky the pickups on yours were already replaced.