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      Epiphone Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Version 3 Electric Guitar (106206410)
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This affordable '60 Les Paul re-creation with a SlimTaper neck is the real deal.

This Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary Les Paul Electric Guitar from Epiphone offers you an affordable re-creation of the treasured 1960 carved top guitar with a glorious Heritage Darkburst or Cherry Sunburst finish. You get all the benefits of a new guitar, with all the mojo of a vintage Les Paul. Each guitar comes with a stamped serial number, a numbered certificate of authenticity, and an Epiphone hardshell case.

The 1960 Gibson Les Paul has achieved such heights on the collector's market that it is unattainable to all but the most affluent investors. The Epiphone Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary Les Paul harks back to 1960, with its carved maple top, powerful PAF-style Gibson USA BurstBucker humbucking pickups, versatile Tune-O-Matic bridge, and super-comfortable, hyper-fast long tenon neck with SlimTaper '60s-style "D" profile.

Body
The body is carved from solid mahogany with a carved cap and grade-AAA flame maple veneer. The maple-mahogany wood combination, one of the most legendary pairs in the history of the solid and semi-solid electric guitar, yields a "best of both worlds" tonal splendor that couples warmth and definition, while also producing a classic look and a sturdy instrument. The Ltd Edition 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard's body woods present a tonal marriage made in heaven, offering a combination of good clarity, definition and treble bite from the maple, and excellent depth and richness from the mahogany, with punchy mids and warm lows, all of which are elements that are found in the classic Les Paul Standard tone.

BurstBucker
Gibson U.S.A. BurstBucker™ humbuckers. BurstBuckers™ replicate the sound of Gibson's original "Patent Applied For" pickups—the pickups that gave the '59-'60 Les Paul Standards their legendary sound. Made like the originals, with unpolished magnets and non-potted coils, they include variations in pickup output and tone thanks to magical inconsistencies in winding the bobbins, a result of the lack of automatic shutoffs on Gibson's winding machines in the late 1950s.

Seth Lover, who invented the humbucker, always said they wound the bobbins "until they were full." When two coils in a pickup have a different number of turns, that variation puts a little "edge" or "bite" on the classic humbucker sound. The neck pickup is a BurstBucker-1 and is slightly under-wound for a "medium" vintage output. The bridge pickup is a Burstbucker-2 that is wound in the range of a slightly hotter vintage PAF, and which works well in combination with the BB-1 in the neck.

Bridge
The Ltd Edition 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard carries Epiphone's LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge. This legendary bridge provides a firm seating for the strings, allowing the player to adjust and fine-tune the intonation and string height in a matter of minutes. It also yields excellent coupling between strings and body, maximizing resonance, tone, and sustain. The LockTone upgrade of this classic piece of hardware now stays in place with all strings removed, and provides and even tighter coupling between bridge and posts. This Tune-O-Matic is nickel plated to echo the look of an original late-'50s Les Paul Standard. Bridge Tailpiece
Every Tune-O-Matic bridge is combined with a separate "stopbar" tailpiece, which is essentially a modified version of the earlier wraparound bridge that's designed to further enhance the connection between the strings and the body. The Limited Edition 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Standard's carries a nickel-plated LockTone stopbar, which provides a firm coupling between the tailpiece and its studs.

Epiphone Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Version 3 Electric Guitar Features:

  • Carved hard maple cap with AAA flamed maple veneer
    Non-chambered mahogany body
    Creme binding
    Polyurethane finish
    Set mahogany neck
    Deep-set neck joint
    Rosewood fretboard with creme binding
    SlimTaper™ '60s-style neck profile
    Nickel hardware
    LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
    Gibson U.S.A. Burstbucker 1 neck humbucker with Alnico II magnets
    Gibson U.S.A. BurstBucker 2 bridge humbucker with Alnico II magnets
    Volume/Volume/Tone/Tone controls
    Gold witch hat knobs with metal inserts
    Vintage-style tulip tuners
    Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector toggle switch
    Mallory-150 tone capacitors
    Stamped serial number
    Includes vintage hardshell case and certificate of authenticity


Epiphone Limited-Edition 50th Anniversary 1960 Les Paul Version 3 Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 24-3/4" scale
    12" radius
    22 frets
    1-11/16" nut width


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  • Pics don't do it justice.

    As reviewed by Russ Robinson on 2/26/2011

    Short and sweet; the pics do not do this guitar justice. If you want to get a Les Paul and you're debating saving for a Gibson but you really want something now; BUY THIS GUITAR. Everything about it internally is Gibson, this is the real deal just with an Epiphone head stock.

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  • Do NOT Hesitate

    As reviewed by Mike on 6/13/2011

    I am not rich but I do own several guitars, a few Epiphones, a few Gibson's, a few PRS Se's, an Ibanez and a Dean. This guitar is on the top shelf with my Gibson SG Standard... no lie. I have the Heritage Darkburst and it is a beautiful thing to look at. OK, I know, poly isn't as "good" as the nitro-cellulose used on Gibsons. But I am not so crazy good that the difference in tone is noticeable to me- are you? This thing beats my Worn Cherry Gibson LP Studio by a mile. The tone controls are very responsive. The pick-ups are the real deal Gibson, as are the tone capacitors and the Switchcraft toggle. Love the green key tuners as well. It is a very well crafted guitar. I got it set up at GC just to make sure it was looked over by a professional (I am not) and the dude told me HE loved the guitar... and I bet he's seen them all. It is such a great axe, I am going to order the 1960 V1 as well, just so I can feel the chunkier neck profile. Do not wait... for the price they are a steal. Make it happen.You will lose out if you do not grab this Limited Edition while it is around.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Wow....

    As reviewed by Patrick on 3/7/2011

    I got this guitar about a month ago. I upgraded from a Yamaha EG122. This guitar blew me away. every aspect of it. the quality, the sound, the looks, the feel, EVERYTHING. i was debating between this and a Gibson SG. so i brought both of them over to a Vox amp and tried both of them out on exactly the same amp settings. both clean and distortion sounded EXACTLY the same. it was mind blowing how much these guitars sounded the same. so i ended up going with this one for the price and quality. i definitely do not regret it, (I'm sure the SG would have made me just as happy though). Over all this guitar is simply a Gibson with the Epiphone name on the head.

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