NGD - Gibson LP Studio in Sapphire blue

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Wayne Gretschzky, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Always a sucker for a blue guitar, I've been contemplating an LP for awhile, but couldn't land on specs or a specific model. THIS one immediately turned my crank with it's "sapphire" blue finish, but also with the P-90s and (not too gawdy) gold hardware. This is a "gem series" LP Studio, made in '96 and '97 in several gem stone inspired colors. After some research they typically sell for between $800-1200 depending on condition. It just seemed like the perfect guitar to scratch my LP itch. I just got her last night... the photo on my sofa doesn't do the color justice, so I'm including one from an Ebay listing just for reference. Can't wait to get her set-up and playing soon! Anybody else ever have one of these?

  2. CousinWarsh

    CousinWarsh Synchromatic

    Jun 24, 2018
    Western NY
    Nice Lester! I have a 2013 50s tribute with p90s in it that I LOVE. Blue looks great, enjoy it.
  3. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Beautiful guitar
  4. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    Congrats! That blue looks really nice.

    I've got a soft spot for some of the 90s LPs. Don't think I'd seen a Studio w/ P90s, what's the neck profile like on that one?
  5. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Stunning! Love that colour.
  6. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Cool guitar, congratulations!! I love a P-90 Les Paul
  7. KelvinS1965

    KelvinS1965 Gretschie

    Jan 11, 2019
    I've got a 2011 60s Tribute Gold Top and it's a superb guitar. I've never seen one in your colour before; it looks great. :cool:

    P90s are fantastic too; I just got a Les Paul Junior for some more P90 goodness. :)
  8. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Such a beauty, congratulations.
  9. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Honestly I haven't even tuned her up yet, let alone play. Just unpackaged it last night, and am at work all day today. I'm letting it bond with the rest of the gaggle back home!
    Sid Nitzerglobin likes this.
  10. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Oh my goodness I REALLY like that.
  11. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Can't beat a Les Paul with P90's, enjoy!
  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Congrats on that beauty, Ed.
    The P90s alone would be a good reason to own it.
  13. Blue is blue. Who doesn’t like a blue guitar?
  14. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Gretschie

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Very nice Gibson, congrats.
  15. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  16. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Ed!

    Never had a P-90'ed Lester,i did have a lone of a Special for a week back in the 90's though,but that had P-100's.
  17. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    Thanks for the kudos guys! Now... hoping that she plays as good as she looks! I was at the Philly vintage guitar show last summer and found a Gibson Custom Shop LP Special in blue with cream P-90s and guard, and it made me weak in the knees (so I took a photo). This LP Studio is similar in appearance, and hopefully tone... but at a much more accessible price point!

  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats! I adore P90 LPs, in any colour probably. :)
    TSims1 likes this.
  19. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Yeah, DEFINITELY something special about a slab body LP with p90s. My LP Special is one of my FAVES, even though it’s a lower priced guitar. A mahogany slab with P90s just seems to = delicious
    unknown fan and Ricochet like this.
  20. BFTmarshall

    BFTmarshall Gretschie

    Jan 12, 2020
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