The Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio oozes dark vibes. Black chrome hardware. Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and XII inlay at the 12th fret. The body and set neck are mahogany, and it comes armed with ... Read More
The Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio oozes dark vibes. Black chrome hardware. Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets and XII inlay at the 12th fret. The body and set neck are mahogany, and it comes armed with 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. An innovative integrated killswitch/tone pot lets you create a sonic strobe effect.
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The truth about Epiphone
Look, I've been playing guitar for over 20 years. I own 12 guitars including Gibson, Taylor, and Washburn and several Epiphones. The truth about Epiphone? They play just as well and sound...Read complete review
Look, I've been playing guitar for over 20 years. I own 12 guitars including Gibson, Taylor, and Washburn and several Epiphones. The truth about Epiphone? They play just as well and sound just as good as my more expensive guitars. Don't listen to the posers try to tell you that Epiphones are not as good as a Gibson or Fender. I also own the above Epiphone Goth and I now use it as my main guitar when our band plays gigs. I play it constantly and I play it hard. It has held up beautifully. Epiphone has made another quality guitar at a price that anyone can afford.
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The Epiphone LP is...
This guitar looks amazing. That is what initially drew me to it. The guitar looks very clean, yet still flashy enough. I love the art on the headstock and on the 12th...Read complete review
This guitar looks amazing. That is what initially drew me to it. The guitar looks very clean, yet still flashy enough. I love the art on the headstock and on the 12th fret. As far as playability goes, I play this guitar through a Peavey 5150 Head and a Peavey XXX Cab and it sounds awesome!!! It's great even for Metal. The pickups are decent sounding. Put some EMGs or Seymour Duncs in this beast and it screams! The neck is very comfortable with it's 22 frets and very smooth, fast fretboard. And the last thing I'm commenting on is the weight. Wow. Light, yet durable. Perfect weight for the average sized guitarist. I would recommend this guitar to anyone looking for a great practice, studio, or live guitar. I have had it for almost 2 years now and it is still shredding. Buy this if you want a great guitar but have a small budget.
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I have always dreamed of having a les paul. have an old Korean epiphone with a stratocaster cut and after 18 is still having very good sound I also have an ibanez and a bc rich but of the 3 this les paul is the first I could play straight from the box and then 4 hours was still tuned, the action is low which makes playing easier. not to mention the great sound generated by the humbuckers. there is nothin else to say is the best option at a reasonable price and I repeat a dream come true
I bought one of these a little over 2 months ago from the Warwick, R.I. store and was not dissapointed at all. When I got this baby home, the only things I had to do, were to adjust the pickup height and change the strings ,that was it. The intonation and bridge height were set just perfect as far as I'm concerned. The stock Alnico Classic humbuckers are great IMO and provide tons of tone and sustain in spades thus allowing this guitar despite it's Gothic appearance, to play any genre of music from Blues to of course, Heavy Metal. The Grover Tuners keep this baby in tune forever and the killswitch is a nice little added bonus as well. The Celtic Cross outline on the headstock along with the Roman Numeral XII inlay on the 12th fret, make this guitar stand out from anything that I've ever played in my 40 years of playing guitar and that alone speaks volumes on the individuality of this fine instrument. If you are craving for a Les Paul but are either a beginner or are on a restricted budget, then the Epiphone Gothic Les Paul Studio just might be what you are looking for !
I got mine last week and needless to say, I am very impressed with both the quality of the build and the sound of this excellent guitar . I'm 53 years old and have been playing for 40 years and in that time , I've played just about everything from Fenders to Gibsons and I have to say that this is one of the best that I have ever come across. The stock Alnico open coil humbuckers provide plenty of tone and sustain whether you are playing on a clean or distorted setting and despite the Gothic appearance, this guitar is quite capable of handling and genre of music from Blues to Metal IMO. The Grover tuners keep this in tune forever and the Celtic Cross and XII inlays are cosmetically appealling to the eye as far as I'm concerned. I also like the Matte Black finish and for a Les Paul, it is very light on my shoulder . All in all, this blows away a majority of Gibson's lower priced stuff such as their Melody Makers and the Faded series line. I very highly recomend this guitar to anyone on a low budget who is considering a Les Paul. Well done Epiphone.
I just got this beauty yesterday as part of a trade, and needless to say, I definately got the better part of the deal as far as I'm concerned. Once I gave it a quick setup, cleaning, and restringing, it was ready to go. I plugged it into my vintage 1989 Peavey Bandit along with my Digitech RP-50 and this has to be one of the best guitars that I have ever played in my 40 years of playing guitar, I kid you not ! For a Les Paul, the weight on this is not that heavy at all and the stock Alnico Humbuckers put out a wide array of sounds, thus allowing you despite it's appearance, to allow you to play any genre of music from Blues to full blown Metal with ease. The Grover tuners keep this baby in tune forever and the cross and IV inlay on the neck and headstock, are cosmetically pleasing to the eye. This is a welcomed addition to my collection and is definately a keeper. Well done Epiphone.
I've had a few cheap First Act guitars for awhile now and I decided to buy a real deal one. This guitar caught my eye because of the clean pitch black 'goth' look and the Les Paul style. After reading all good reviews, I decided to give it a try. I LOVE this guitar. Although a little on the heavy side, it is very easy to play and handle. I highly recommend this guitar for both beginners and advanced players.
I looked at a lot of guitars in this price range before settling on this one. It was the right decision. This thing looks and plays awesome. The action is super-low right out of the gate with no fret buzz at all. This thing plays SLICK! The Alinco humbuckers kick out a great sound especially with an overdriven amp! The controls are super smooth and the treble pickup tone control has a clip switch built in so you can clip it out just by tapping it. Cool. I've played everything from blues to metal through it and while it has a darker tone regardless, it handles different styles beautifully. My only complaint, and it is a very minor one, is that it is a bit heavy. Oh, and people love this guitar. I have 5 guitars on stands in my office/practice room. Guess which one everyone wants to see and play? Buy this guitar, you will not regret it!!!!
I eyed this guitar for a couple years on the web, and waited from not having money or a good reason to get an electric. Then me and my drummer friend started to jam and the acoustic was not enough. Well I saved up and got it in a deal at guitar center and have been extremely satisfied. As others have said, this guitar is smooth to play, stays in tune, and just looks awesome. I am not a fan of shiny finishes, so this was perfect. Epiphone did a good job on this, and I feel it sounds great clean, and when you crank it up to be fatty, this black beauty delivers. I'm sure people can argue about how other guitars sound or play better, but for your money, the sound, and the look, this guitar is an excellent deal.
Ive had this guitar for just under a month. And its amazing it looks sick it looks great playing alternative blues and of course metal! im so exited about this guitar i know im going to have it for a very long time i like to jam on it threw my marshall mg buetiful its my fifth guitar i think and its by far my favorite. if your on the edge by it!!!
This guitar is exactly what I hoped it would be. With the exception that it's not a Gibson, it's everything I wanted. Something I've seen a lot of people ask about is if there are any type of fret markers. Yes, there are, they're just small and on the side of the neck, so you can see them while you're playing, but they're not on the face of the neck itself. I've been playing this with a Line 6 Spider IV 75, and I really couldn't be happier. This is the first Epiphone I've owned, and I was somewhat concerned the Epiphone Les Paul was going to be cheap feeling and sounding. Not the case at all. It feels great, sounds great, and pickups can always be swapped. If you're thinking about it, do it.
This guitar is amazing! i've had it for about a year now and i still love it! The humbuckers produce an amazing sound. i like the neck it just feels right. The guitar plays like a demon and it looks like one too! for the price you cant go wrong.
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