Les Paul Studio 2014 vs 2013

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by SmoothRiffs, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. SmoothRiffs

    SmoothRiffs Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    Greetings, hoping the wise folks here would have some advice for me on these guitars.

    I picked up a 2013 Studio (Wine Red finish) on a Black Friday deal but with the changes coming to the 2014 version, I am wondering if the different materials for neck and fingerboard would make for a noticeably better guitar and I should return the 2013 and hold out for a 2014 instead.

    Here are the differences:

    2013 Studio- mahogany neck, granadillo fingerboard
    2014 Studio - maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, $100 cheaper, 120th anniversary plaque in 12th fret, and apparently improved strap holders

    Pickups and tuners are the same.

    So far, I dig the granadillo fretboard-- and the guitar does play very nicely...
  2. IRG

    IRG Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    Ithaca, NY
    I think if you like it, I'd keep it. I do like the new Studios, but if what you have plays nicely and sounds good, why mess with a good thing?

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