Review: Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors

The visual look of the new Gibson Les Paul Studio Monitors has split opinion. We love the look, just as we love marmite. So how do these sturdy monitors sound? Matt Vanacoro put them to the test.  

Gibson has made a pretty big splash in the near-field reference monitor pool with the Les Paul Reference monitor line. All three sizes of the LP monitors bear the unmistakeable styling of the classic Gibson Les Paul guitar. They look absolutely incredible. How do they sound? Read on to find out!

Inside and Outside the Box

The first thing I noticed when I opened the box for the LP6 monitors I was sent for review was the packaging. There is definitely a 'boutique' feel to the packaging which was very reminiscent of Apple products. I didn't so much as 'open the box' as 'unveil the monitors'. They were encased in a very nice velvety-roped bag that doubles as a protective cover for storage and moving.

By this point, I was definitely thinking,

Matt Vanacoro is one of New York's premier musicans. Matt has collaborated as a keyboardist in studio and on stage with artists such as Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mark Rivera (Billy Joel Band), Aaron Carter, Amy Regan, Jay Azzolina, Marcus Ratzenboeck (Tantric), KeKe Palmer, C-Note, Jordan Knig... Read More


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