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      Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar (H79123)
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A mahogany body, a hard maple top and Gibson's '57 pickups with series/parallel switching.

Epiphone's long friendship with innovator Les Paul dates back to the late '30s and early '40s when Les and fellow guitarists such as Charlie Christian and George Barnes were at the forefront of jazz guitar. Epi Stathopoulos and Les were good friends and Epi would let Les use the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City at night after hours to experiment on guitar and pickup designs. This also was the era when Les, inspired by the stinging sustain heard in electric steel guitars, began dreaming of making a solidbody guitar. He built his first, the legendary "Log," at the Epi factory in 1941. Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers, reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions.

Now, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus honors Epiphone's friendship with Les by combining his classic design features with legendary Epiphone quality and value with the added power of Gibson® USA '57 Classic humbuckers. But this guitar is not just about recreating the "old," it's also about looking ahead, just as Les himself continued to do throughout his lifetime. Using 4-conductor pickup wiring, Epiphone has added two push/pull tone pots to allow for series/parallel pickup switching. The result is a Les Paul with all the standard sounds plus a huge palette of tonal possibilities at your fingertips. The Les Paul Tribute Plus also features Epiphone's famous built-to-last hardware and electronics including a U.S. Switchcraft™ 3-way toggle, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, Epiphone StrapLocks, 16:1 ratio premium Grover® locking tuners, and a premium hardshell case.

Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar Features:

  • Resonant mahogany body with Classic Les paul design
    Upgraded hard maple cap and AAA flame maple veneer
    Gibson USA '57 Classic humbuckings with series/parallel switching
    Grover locking tuning machines
    Hardshell case included


Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Mahogany body
    Hard maple cap and AAA flame maple veneer
    24.75" Scale mahogany set-in neck
    Rosewood fretboard with 12" radius and 22 medium-jumbo frets
    Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucking neck pickup (4-wire)
    Gibson USA '57 Classic Plus humbucking bridge pickup (4-wire)
    Individual volume and push/pull tone controls
    Locktone tune-o-matic bridge
    Locktone stopbar tailpiece
    Grover locking tuning machines
    Hardshell case included


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  • Gibson Studio vs. Epiphone

    As reviewed by David Kalin on 4/7/2012

    So I have been playing with my friends Gibson Studio, love it. Has Burstbuckles,60's neck, cherry faded ect, and I decided I need my own Les Paul. I finally got enough Money together to get my own Les Paul, and I came to the choice we all have to face... Gibson Studio or Epiphone? So I have been playing around with differant models and this one just spoke to me. It's the best of both worlds, Gibson Pick ups and eletronics, and Epiphone's Best wood/Finish It sounds awesome, feels right, plus its not wieght releaved so it feels solid. The finsih Is brillient, I love the colors of the finish. It tunes easy, and stays in tune, Grover knows what their doing. I was playing over at my friends, and saw his Studio next to my tribute, and it all hit me... I love my Guitar, I glad I bought my Epiphone, love the feel, love the looks, love the sound. No regrets, no buyers remorse Don't buy your Guitar based on the name, buy your guitar based on what feels right,the sound,ect. Epiphone makes a great guitar

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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  • Worthy Tribute To A Classical Era of Les Paul Guitars

    As reviewed by Keith Wagar on 4/28/2012

    I'm always a bit hesitant in purchasing anything, let along a guitar, before I?ve had an opportunity try it out in person first, however in March of 2012, no one had this guitar in their shops. As this is on the high end of the Epiphone line, I did have a chance to get some hands on experience with both the Epiphone standard plus top as well as the Epiphone custom plus top. I had in-fact contemplated going with one of these models until I read the specifications on the tribute and realized that it came actual Gibson 4-wire ?57 Classic humbuckers, which run $150.00 each as an aftermarket upgrade. This, in addition to the fact that this model boasts an actual Switchcraft toggle switch, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, 16:1 ratio premium Grover? locking tuners, and a solid maple cap and I knew I just had to have it. With all that it has going for it, there are a few less than perfect features of this guitar. First is the so-called AAA flame maple veneer. Don?t get me wrong, it is beautiful, but it could also be better. This isn?t something that anyone else who is watching you play will notice but under close inspection the two sides to exactly match. Secondly, it states that it comes with strap locks, which it does, but the ones it comes with are completely worthless and I immediately replaced them with a set of Hennessey 7200 Guitar Strap Locks (which I have on all my guitars). Last but not least, although I appreciate that Epiphone ships this with a hard case (apparently an $80.00 case if purchased after the fact) it?s just not a great case. It will protect your investment if you?re just running around town, but like the guitar straps locks, I replaced it immediately with an SKB ATA flight case. As for playability, right out of the case, the action was CRAZY high but GC adjusted that for me on the spot and afterwards it played beautifully. Although I?m not the most advanced guitar player, a buddy of mine is so I had him check it out as well. Although he typically only plays Gibson, he was extremely impressed by this Epiphone, especially for the price. The sound, tone, controls are spectacular and lets not forget that you also have coil-taping capabilities so no matter the style your playing this guitar can do it. If you?re able to find one (which tends to be the problem with this model right now) I?d say pick it up you will not be disappointed.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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  • How could you NOT buy this guitar ?

    As reviewed by WARREN FOIL on 10/8/2012

    In stock? NO major on-line guitar retailer listed this guitar as in stock in the Black Cherry finish. I went to the North Charlotte Store to order a Midnight Ebony model because I didn't think I could get the Black Cherry. Mark from N Charlotte suggested I go ahead and order a Black Cherry, showing that several were due within a week or so. This is an exceptional buy. The pick-ups are clear as a bell top to bottom, mine arrived properly set up and with good strings.TWENTY DOLLARS to up grade to Gibson pick-up's and Grover locking tuners, plus the STUNNING finish. Thanks to Bill, str mgr there for honoring my expired by one day coupon. Oh... before dark that evening I cot a note saying my guitar had been shipped, I got it in 4 DAYS.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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