“The new Nitrous Les Paul Studio combines some of the hottest looks ever with impressive sonic versatility that is firmly rooted in that fat, rich Les Paul tone. While maintaining the appealing “stripped down” ethos at the heart of the Les Paul Studio, the Nitrous adds a truly stunning new range of muscle car colors to a totally reconfigured weight-relief technique that genuinely enhances resonance and sustain while creating an appealingly light guitar, and tops the package off with versatile push-pull coil-tapping for two of Gibson’s most popular humbucking pickups.”
Now I know there will be a lot of people who complain that these guitars are too garish but I actually like them, particularly the Electric Lime colour which for some reason I am always drawn to with guitars despite the fact I’ll probably never buy a guitar that colour.
- Solid Mahogany body with Maple top in four stunning nitrous finishes
- Mahogany neck with ’60s SlimTaper™ profile
- Powerful 490R neck pickup and 498T bridge pickup
- Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
- Grover™ kidney tuners with 14:1 ratio
I found this interesting: “Its unbound fingerboard is made from a single piece of rich, brown Granadillo, a prized Central American hardwood that offers the desirable sonic and visual characteristics of rosewood.” It looks like Gibson are seeking affordable fretboard alternatives since their recent supply problems. I haven’t heard of Granadillo but I would prefer a solid slab of wood over a composite fretboard (Richlite).