Gibson Les Paul Studio: Model with No Fretboard Inlays?

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  1. JackedEagle

    JackedEagle Member

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    I'm trying to get some more info on a 2002 Gibson Les Paul Studio with no inlays on the fretboard. Is there a name for this specific Studio model? The one I'm looking at, locally for $700, has a transparent orange finish and maybe an ebony fretboard? Any info would be appreciated.
     
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  2. JackedEagle

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    Here is a pic.

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    Yes, that looks like it. I don't know why I thought the EMGs would be original. Was there some kind of different model name where you found that pic, or just "Studio"?

    The no-inlay fretboard seems pretty unique for a Les Paul, besides the Buckethead signature. That's why I was interested in it. I've never owned a guitar without inlays. Not sure if there is a learning curve for that or not. :confused:
     
  5. Meals

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    Very simple. I have several without inlays. There are still dots on the side of the fretboard if you need them.
     
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    They were called Studio "Limited Colours".
    4 metallic colors. Yellow, Blue, Teal/Green, and the Orange you are looking at. They have ebony boards with no inlays. Standard 499/498 pickups.
    Sort of a preview to the Platinum line to come the following year.
    They are great playing guitars if you like ebony. I have one of each. I'd highly recommend them. Anywhere under $800 in good shape sounds fair enough. Remember the emg's aren't stock nor for everyone and decrease value to some extent.
    Good Luck!
     
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  7. monty

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    The BFG line don't have dots either IIRC.
    Anyway, I have a couple guitars without them, thought it would be a problem but I don't even really notice it. No side markers would be a different story though!
     
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    Correct, the BFG's didn't.
     
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    Bump! So, why didn’t you buy it? Curious cuz I own it now and launched a discussion on it on another board. I love it, but I wanted EMG pickups too.
     
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    The Les Paul Gothic Morte had an obeeche (?) fretboard with no inlays as well.
     

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