Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar Heritage Sunburst 886830066634

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Epiphone's Les Paul Plus Top Pro/FX has all the great features and looks of a Les Paul but adds a double-locking Floyd Rose tremolo and coil-splitting for an amazing combination of crunch and versatil... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Epiphone's Les Paul Plus Top Pro/FX has all the great features and looks of a Les Paul but adds a double-locking Floyd Rose tremolo and coil-splitting for an amazing combination of crunch and versatility.

In the neck position is Epiphone's Alnico Classic humbucker, which provides warmth and subtle tone with a full, even response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic humbucker crunch. In the bridge position is the Alnico Classic Plus humbucker. A perfect companion to the Classic, it is overwound for a slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone. Both feature Alnico-II magnets, enamel wire, and are double vacuum waxed. 4-wire output on each pup allows for coil-tapping, and this Les Paul guitar takes full advantage of it with push/pull potentiometers on both volume controls. Combined with the 3-way toggle, these give you 8 killer tones in one great Les Paul guitar.

The Epiphone Pro/FX guitar features a Floyd Rose Special nickel-plated tremolo. The Les Paul body is routed out in back of the tremolo to allow for pitch raising up to 2-1/2 steps while the downward range is wide enough to get the strings slack. It's combined with an R4 locking nut for improved tuning stability.

As with all great Epiphone Les Paul guitars, the Pro/FX features a solid Mahogany back with a highly flamed maple top and a solid mahogany neck that's hand-fitted and glued into the body for excellent neck-to-body contact. The neck features a SlimTaper "D" profile that's both comfortable and fast.

Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul guitar include quality Grover machine heads, LockTone Tune-O-Matic/stopbar, and Epiphone's own StrapLocks.

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Features
  • Top: flamed maple
  • Back: mahogany
  • Neck: set mahogany
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper "D"
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck pickup: Alnico Classic
  • Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic Plus
  • Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones with coil-splitting, 3-way toggle
  • Pickup selections:
  • 1) Neck humbucker
  • 2) Bridge humbucker
  • 3) Neck/Bridge humbucker
  • 4) Neck single-coil
  • 5) Bridge single-coil
  • 6) Neck/Bridge single-coil
  • 7) Neck humbucker/Bridge single-coil
  • 8) Neck single-coil/Bridge humbucker
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose Special tremolo
  • Hardware plating: nickel
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EpiphoneLes Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 59 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Epiphone Les Paul Plustop Pro/FX Electric

I had no Idea Epiphone made a cheaper version of the Gibson Access. I got to jam on a beautiful one today. It has an amazing Gibson quality flamed mapel top. I play...Read complete review

I had no Idea Epiphone made a cheaper version of the Gibson Access. I got to jam on a beautiful one today. It has an amazing Gibson quality flamed mapel top. I play alot of metal and blues. I'm allways switching guitars because of the different tones I'm searching for in each genre of music. The Pro/FX has coil spliters, which is amazing for the pure fact that I can get that single coil blues sound, and instantly jump back into that tight humbucker sound I'm used to. Also, the Floyd Rose tremelo on this guitar is amazing. The alcino pickups in this guitar have an all-around great sound, espesially with the coil spliting ability. I personally am going to put some active pickups in for my style of playing, but I defenently recomend this guitar to anyone who is looking for versatility in a guitar, and coming from a brand such as Epiphone, you won't be disapointed. Thanks is defenently in order to "Jason Davenport", assistant manager at the Guitar Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I have to get all my gear at Guitar Center. Those guys really understand what musicains need for their style and needs. Thanks Guitar Center!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Guitar, but....

The Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro Fx is a nice guitar to look at but needs a lot of work from the box to the stage. The flamed maple top and honeyburst finish...Read complete review

The Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro Fx is a nice guitar to look at but needs a lot of work from the box to the stage. The flamed maple top and honeyburst finish are nice and the Floyd Rose is a nice addition, but the pickups were the basic Epiphone pickups in all their guitars with a four conducter lead for tap coil splitting. They were not Alnico II Plus pickups as listed in the ad. It's a shame a nice guitar like this has crummy pickups. I replaced them with Gibson 496R and 500T pickups and now the guitar sounds like a real Les Paul (maybe closer to an Explorer). The Floyd Rose needs shims on the inner two saddles since the middle strings fret out when I adjust the action to be close enough to the fretboard to actually play the guitar. Originally I could stick a pencil between the fretboard and the strings at the twelth fret. Come on guys what happened to these guitars are inspected and setup in the US? Also the frets needed alot of work. With the above modifications it is now playable and sounds great.

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5.0

Love this guitar...

By Mushanga

from Portland, Maine

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for about 4 or 5 years. I saw it on a shelf at GC, and it looked amazing. I must have gotten one of the REALLY good ones. I plugged it into the amp, and I loved the tone. The coil tapping pots gave the neck pickup a nice bluesy tone, and the bridge pickup sounded good with a overdrive effect. About a year ago, the floyd rose special had a few issues.. The screw that locked the block into the bridge literally stripped. I decided to bite the bullet, and give it a new floyd rose. I got it a real floyd rose original in gold satin, and it looks even more amazing. My advice.. If you run into this guitar, GET IT. Just, don't be a bad at taking care of it like I was.

 
5.0

This is amazing guitar!

By Jimmy Lee

from Washington, DC

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

    I was NOT a huge fan of Les Paul models. That is until I came across with this Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro/FX. Ever since I started playing guitar, I had always used Strat styled body guitars. I tried various Les Paul models both Gibson and Epiphone, but it wasn't enough to satisfy my taste.

    Just several weeks ago, I saw Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro/FX was on sale on Musicians Friend, and told my band mate about it. I also told him I would like to try one of these. It looked very unique because of the Floyd Rose. My band mate already had Gibson Les Paul Alex Lifeson Axcess model (this is also with Floyd Rose with some other features), and always tried to convince me to enter the world of Les Paul. To make the long story short, my band mate purchased it on Musicians Friend and shipped it to me as a gift. (What a nice band mate! You wish you had a band mate like him, right?)

    Right out of the box, it looked beautiful. I really like the fact that the back of the neck is satin finished. So smooth! Pick-up's are powerful, but still deliver mellow jazzy tones when not over-driven. I like to set the drive/distortion/over-drive to the maximum levels for the longest sustains, and this guitar does it with limited noise.

    Floyd Rose. I can understand this guitar's got that cheap version of Floyd Rose, but I must say it does what it's supposed to do. It is smooth enough and keep the guitar in tune even after aggressive and abusive whammy use.

    Now, I am totally convinced into the world of Les Paul. I actually like this better over Gibson Les Paul Axcess (Alex Lifeson). It's must my opinion. This costs 10 times less than Alex Lifeson Les Paul. As you can see in the picture, I own/owned numerous different styles of guitars. So my statement is made by my own experience. I understand this model is now discontinued, but if you can find it at decent price, do not hesitate to get it!

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Les Paul

    By Guitar24

    from Hingham, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is an excellent addition to my collection. The craftsmanship for a Chinese made les paul is beyond what I expected. The pickups are basically Gibson's 57 classic and 57classic plus and sound great. I love the Floyd for tuning stability and how it is flush with the fretboard unlike the high angle downward arc of the typical stop bar tail piece.Bottom line if you are looking for a les paul access and cannot afford it(like me) this is an excellent choice....by the way expect to pay for a good setup!!

     
    5.0

    Beautiful surprise

    By Gerry

    from Sarnia, ON

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

      Nice fit and finish. Terrific action and great range of tones. I'm a bit of a guitar collector and have a couple of Gibson Les Paul's and this Epiphone very much surprised me with it's overall quality, especially for the price.

       
      4.0

      Incredible value!

      By patrick.ogrady

      from Charlottetown, PEI

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Grain Defects
      • Minor Construction Flaws

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

      Can't believe I finally scored one of these...just as the youtube review shows, you can dive bomb and return to perfect tune over and over, I can't get over that...good variety of tones, overall kinda brassy...switches feel very good...nicely finished neck feels good in a small hand...very impressed with action...packed only fair for shipping despite being in a box in a box in a box (use packing, not more boxes!)...no damage though...some grain defects stand out on the top but for the price I can't complain

       
      5.0

      Smart AND Beautiful

      By Drew

      from Flower Town

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

          A couple things I haven't seen mentioned:

          The neck feels better than any other neck I've played. The mahogany has a sort of matte finish that doesn't slow you down, but holds your hand to the neck in a really great way, making a more solid anchor so you can let your fingers fly!

          Maybe other guitars have micro tuners, but this is the first I've noticed. Once you are tuned up, you lock in at the nut and you basically never have to tune again. What little they go out you just twist the micro tuner on the bridge, which you can easily do while playing.

          I will update if any durability issues come up, but so far so good.

          In theory it is a big plus that it comes with all the allen wrenches and a nifty storage system on the headstock. But the storage system is a real pain and I don't keep 'em on the guitar.

          Downsides:

          I think you really need a luthier to set this up. The Floyd Rose is tricky and this one seems finicky in that it is easy to set it up wrong.

          The pickups on mine are almost too hot. It wants to fuzz up immediately, even on single coil. For me I go to a Strat for most of my clean tones, anyway, but I agree with others who say they are kind of muddy.

          I also hate the strap locks it came with.

          This was on sale for the price of the cheapest Epi LP. So of course I got this. It's kind of a complicated guitar, with all the locks, Floyd Rose, coil switching, and dangling wrenches. But it has been a very fun guitar to play, with good sound and great variety of tones. And a LOT of extra features. So I definitely recommend it.

          And, last but not least, my Honey Burst is breathtaking. The tiger stripes do this prismatic trick of the light thing that hypnotizes people!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Are you KIDDING ME?

          By RockinRob

          from PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Craftsmanship
          • Finish
          • Fit
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Setup

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

          I've been playing semi-pro on and off for over 4 decades and I have over 30 instruments. I had just tried a Gibson model with a Floyd a few weeks back. Granted the TOP was FLAWLESS and like a mirror of flame! Yet the price of 2500 and the few imperfections on the neck seating and the fretboard was one of their new manmade ones, meh. So I saw THIS Epi and have a few other Epi's besides my Gibson collection. I ordered this from MF it came within 5 days. I opened it up looked at it real good front and back. I was truly AMAZED at how much better the fretboard was, the craftsmanship, and the Floyd. For UNDER 400, that's about 6 times LESS than the Gibson. Granted the TOP is NOT the Gibson top, however it IS bookmatched nicely and it is very nice looking. These pix do NOT give this axe justice. I got a HoneyBurst and am VERY, VERY HAPPY! THey are going DISCONTINUED..I wonder WHY? It's AMAZING for the price. It needed a good setup and some adjustments. Now it PLAYS and LOOKS like a dream. HURRY UP and GET one before they're GONE!

           
          4.0

          Great guitar for the price

          By Mike

          from KY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good finish
          • Good Hardware
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Small gigs
          • Whatever You Need It For

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

          The epiphone seems to be a good guitar. I had to have it set up before using it, which is not uncommon, however some of the frets had to be leveled. The hardware is good, no problem with a Floyd Rose Special bridge. The neck has a good shape and feel. However, the rear pickup was not as warm and "snappy" bright as advertised. I ended up moving the bridge pickup to the neck and replacing the bridge with a Gibson 57plus. It helped with clarity and bass respond. ALL in all it seems to hold up even at a warm weather gig, no neck problem or tuning issues. I do not collect guitars, I use them, so durability is a concern for me on new guitars and So far so good. It is a very versatile guitar, hands down!!! So many tones with "Coil splitting" capabilities and a FR. I wish I had more to report but I haven't had it long enough!!!!

           
          5.0

          This guitar is a BEAST

          By DIVYA DEGARDE

          from Denver, CO

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

          Short Story: GREAT GUITAR for AWESOME VALUE! Long Story: I've owned a LOT of guitars and often swayed to buy what was new but I didn't want to take out a vintage Les Pauls anymore so I tried one of these. This guitar played fine and I could re eq my rig to get the sounds I wanted. It had a super low action out of the box. The Floyd Rose let me dive bomb my strings to completely slack and come back into tune, and the coil taps let me approach getting a strat sound. And for the money I'm not all worried any time some fan walks near my guitar. It's a beefy sound with great sustain. It fell down a flight of stairs in a case and held it's set up. I hear rumors that it needs new pups and rewiring and I'm sure it wouldn't hurt but I'm also not sure who would be able to tell. You can't really go wrong on this.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          THE NICEST LES PAUL BAR NONE

          By SKIPPY

          from CANADA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

            ANY NEGATIVES THAT GIBSON OWNERS MAKE UP AGAINST EPIPHONES STOPS HERE. THE REASON THE GUITAR GOT DISCONTINUED WAS THAT IT WAS CANNIBALIZING SALES OF THE AXXESS FOR 10 TIMES THE PRICE. PERIOD

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