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Some guitarists of a more "traditional" persuasion should jump at this incredible opportunity - a limited-run of very affordable Gibson 2015 models with more "classic" specs! Gibson USA was recently inspired by an unanticipated production opportunity in the Nashville factory that led to the introduction of a small batch ‰ۡÌÝ?Sprint Run‰ۡó? series of 2015 models. These guitars feature the original Gibson neck width and a traditional set of machine heads and tuners. Available for this limited-run only.


  • Original Gibson neck width
  • Traditional set of machine heads and tuners
  • Other specs same as 2015 Les Paul Studio specs
  • No weight relief
  • Zero-Fret Adjustable Nut
  • Thicker, sanded, buffed and oiled Rosewood fingerboard
  • Pearl Inlays
  • Removable Pickguard


The more traditionalist guitarists might be glad to hear a limited-run of 2015 models is coming soon, with more conventional specs̴Ì_

First off, let's be clear here: if you're reading this you probably know that the Gibson 2015 guitar range indeed didn't please everyone, but then again, why should it? In the first months of 2015, it seems that most people who complained about the improvements and new specs of the 2015 range were people who didn't plan - or needed - to buy a new Gibson.

As far as our own experience goes, customers who bought Gibson 2015 guitars were very pleased with their instruments. After all, there was not much to complain as far as electric guitars go: stunning looks, awesome sound, great playability and loads of versatility! After all, a Gibson is a guitar you can trust...


These guitars share most of the specs of their standard 2015 counterparts, apart from two crucial differences: the necks are once again the classic-style Gibson necks, narrower than the 2015 models; and they featured traditional machine-heads and tuners, instead of G-Force robot tuners.

The Sprint Run is just a very limited, special run of selected guitars, made before the Gibson factory goes full throttle on the production of their new Gibson 2016 models. Which means that, besides addressing some issues that more traditionalist players complained about, it also makes them instantly collectible!

Whether you decide to buy a Sprint Run or standard run Les Paul Studio, you can be sure you are buying what is possibly the best ever Les Paul Studios so far! They simply look stunning, besides having the versatility of coil-tapping humbuckers. What was once a "no-frills" workhorse guitar for the studio musician, now is a bona fide killer guitar to take to gigs, too!

At the current prices, the Les Paul Studio is an absoulute bargain, quite possibly the best value-for money Gibson guitar you'll ever find!

And if you're still not convinced about those 2015 models... fair enough! But remember that even the revered '59 Les Paul wasn't popular back in 1959 itself, because it was so different and innovative back then!

So far, no one knows any details about the Gibson 2016 guitar models. Maybe Gibson will try to address some issues to cater for more conservative tastes as well, and maybe this Sprint Run is a sign of things to come! But our sincere advice is: if you want to buy a Gibson, just̴Ì_go̴Ì_for it! Whichever year it was made, new or used, G-Force or no G-Force, a Gibson guitar will always be a source of pleasure and a great investment! You̴Ì_will̴Ì_love your new Gibson, that's for sure!

Available finishes:
Desert Burst (Total quantity available worldwide: 350)
Manhattan Midnight (Total quantity available̴Ì_worldwide: 291)
Wine Red (Total quantity available in̴Ì_worldwide: 202)

Each new Gibson SR Series instrument is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the original retail purchaser and includes a stylish deluxe Gibson molded case designed to offer maximum protection for your valuable investment.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut: Nickel-plated brass adjustable nut
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: '57 Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Super '57 Classic
  • Brand: Gibson
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push-pull coil splitting
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Traditional vintage-style green key
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Limited production
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States