I was also going to comment that my 2013 D Burst is a really a great playing and sounding guitar and I would be hard pressed to trade it unless that new guitar was sure awesomeness. I have 3 2013 standards and they are all sweet guitars.'13 was a very good year for Gibson. Maybe a straight Standard for Custom trade is more like it.
If you love that Standard, then hang on to it. Don't trade it for something with more bling or be lured by something that's new. If you want a Custom then sell the Studio and save some dollars in the mean time. Then make your move for one.I love my standard...best guitar I've ever played and owned...i don't have much experience with customs other than demoing a couple in stores
I love the studio too...but it's really only ever meant to have been my #2
I prefer the 59 rounded rounded over the slim taper but the assymetrical is the most comfortable neck I've played...i prefer the burstbucker pros over the 490/498 thru my Mesa
Anyway I don't need 2 guitars anymore and have been trying to sell the studio...but had the offer to "trade up"...so thought I'd post here to get some other opinions
But with this response to the above posts I think I've answered my own question so thanks everyone here for the assistance!
Anyway here are some pics of my axes
BINGO. Exactly what I thought.I wonder why a guy would trade a top of the line guitar for a lesser model.
Suspicions: The frets are wearing out. The custom is too heavy. He like shiny new looking guitars.