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Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar  

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This plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard is an electric guitar that delivers all the signature sound of a Gibson Les Paul at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body provides superb resonanc... Read More

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Overview

This plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard is an electric guitar that delivers all the signature sound of a Gibson Les Paul at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body provides superb resonance while the Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver loads of warmth. The set mahogany neck with slim-tapered profile and rosewood fretboard give you the familiar feel and fast action that Les Paul players love so dearly. Neck and body binding and trapezoid inlays produce the classic look seen on stages around the world for decades. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and string changing easier.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Alnico Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Alnico Classic
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
Specifications
  • Mahogany body
    Maple veneer over carved top
    Alnico Classic humbuckers
    Chrome hardware
    Grover tuners
    24-3/4" scale
    1-11/16" nut width
    Set mahogany neck
    Slim-tapered neck profile
    Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays
    Body/neck binding
    LockTone tune-o-matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
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EpiphoneLes Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 224 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

So so sweet...

I just got my Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Cherry Burst at my local GC. The one they had in stock had some damage from a control knob set too low that was scratching...Read complete review

I just got my Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Cherry Burst at my local GC. The one they had in stock had some damage from a control knob set too low that was scratching the finish. They ordered me a new one and said that I could take the slightly messed up one in the meantime. I brought it home yesterday and plugged it into a Line 6 Spider III 15w amp that I got along with the guitar. Needless to say, this setup rocked. The guitar screams, the action is fast (which I need because I have small hands), it looks beautiful, and in all honesty, i feel like it make me play better. I have played the electric guitar on and off since I was 8. When I went to college i switched almost exclusively to acoustic because college chicks dig acoustic guitars. Now that I'm out on my own and have my own place and a paycheck I figured it was time to upgrade from my Squier Affinity sitting on the floor of my bedroom in Jersey to a new electric. I am so impressed and stoked out on this rig. Also, GC is the best music store around... so accomodating. The sustain on the guitar is amazing, the pickups can create some hot licks as well as soulful goooves. Before I got this guitar I was looking for the magic product - cheap and feature filled... after much deliberation this was the one for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's a good guitar - FOR THE MONEY

Bear in mind that Epiphones are good beginner or intermediate level instruments. Some have commented here that they are "just as good as a Gibson for less money". Not exactly -...Read complete review

Bear in mind that Epiphones are good beginner or intermediate level instruments. Some have commented here that they are "just as good as a Gibson for less money". Not exactly - the quality is nowhere as good as that of a Gibson. Gibsons are handmade by experts in America (Nashville, to be exact). Epiphones are made by machines in Asian countries and the difference in quality is obvious. The "sunburst" and similar finishes on the Gibsons are hand-sprayed on the guitar. On the Epiphones, the "sunburst finish" is actually a wood-grained sticker applied to the maple top below the poly coating. It LOOKS great, but it's not real. That said, once you are aware of the shortcomings, Epiphones are a great value and appear to be solid instruments. I had 5 Gibsons (3 Les Pauls and 2 SGs) over the years. I sold them all (still kicking myself...) and not having the kind of $$$ I used to have, I recently purchased an Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Ebony. Ebony is a safe choice - no fake veneer top with a fancy "wood grain" here. The Epiphone can certainly handle stage use. Through a distorted amp I cannot distinguish between it and my Gibsons. If you spend $450, you're going to get a $450 guitar - nothing more, nothing less. Of course, the prices Gibson is charging for their Les Pauls these days is atrocious. They're better, but not $3,000 better. I have been playing for about 20 years, and I see nothing wrong with the Epiphones. But please stop saying that they're "every bit a good as a Gibson", because that's completely inaccurate. And please don't compare the Epiphone to a Fender Strat - they're two completely different animals and all but newbies should know this.

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3.0

Good for the money!

By 88kyes

from New York

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

Its a good guitar for the money, i have one made in Korea i found used, rumor has it the Korean ones have better quality control! the bridge pick up was weak and sounded muffled, so i replaced it, there is always the question if its as good or nearly as good as a Gibson, No its not, but it gets the job done, you can always change out the electronics and pick ups, sound and feel is all that matters in the long run, if you can afford a Gibson find one used, there all over the place!, ive had Gibson, I like them, I would rather own an Epi which I do than and entry level satin finished Gibson, Gibson are grossly over priced and not worth the thousands you lay out, buy one used and save a ton of money over a new one!

 
5.0

'56 Gold Top Epiphone Les Paul in Ebony

By Om Prakash

from Tampa, Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

    I have played guitar since the 70's. Mostly acoustic mind you ie 1969 Epiphone 12 string, 1958 Gibson LG-1. I own strats and teles. Love the Epiphone Les Paul '56 Gold Top. Bought from GC, used. 2010. P-90 pickups. Classic guitar, no pretense but very forgiving. A good friend indeed.

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    sent back

    By Ernest Legato

    from Riverside, ca

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

    cheaply made. Not able to set up action as desired.

     
    5.0

    What a guitar!

    By Austin W.

    from Kalamazoo, MI

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

      This guitar looks fantastic, feels great to play, but man... the tone is just something else. Humbuckers on a Les Paul are God's gift to rock music, and this guitar has a real bluesy crunch to it built in. It handles effects extremely well too - you can run this guitar through pedal after pedal and it'll come singing through.

      Pro tip: Use the knobs! Pedals will only get you so far!

       
      5.0

      Totally satisfied

      By Bill

      from Tennessee

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

        Awesome color.I have the Pelham Blue.

         
        5.0

        sounds pretty darn good.

        By Rick from Maryland

        from Southern Maryland

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

          Having never played the Gibson version, I can't say how it compares, but I like it. I'd only played Strats prior to this.

          It has a heavy, Hard Rock, sound to it that I could never seem to get out of my Fender American Standard. The Fender is obviously a finer guitar, but it cost a lot more too. You'd never get the clean sounds out of this Guitar, that you would out of the Strat, but sometimes you're looking for a dirty, raw, sound- the kind used in Heavy Metal. I found that here.

          Great sustain, too.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best guitar in my arsenal at the moment

          By Nick

          from Dayton, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is the best in my arsenal right now. I have a Epiphone LPjr and a squier tele which are both great guitars, but this one is the best out of those. It gives great power, and the alnico classics are great sounding pickups. I wouldn't say it sounds exactly like a Gibson since all guitars have a voice of their own. Came out of the box setup and ready to play. Definitely worth the money.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Looks and sounds amazing

            By Mykz

            from Atlanta, Georgia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                I have finally found a guitar that delivers what I have always wanted in terms of looks and in sound for a reasonable price.

                I traded my first Les Paul (Epiphone Les Paul Studio Alpine White) for this one, the
                Epiphone Les Paul Standard, and I've got to say I am very pleased. The Studio was good but the Standard is way much better for me. And a Gibson is just out of the budget at this time.

                The guitar looks stunning with its ebony finish, cream outlines and trapezoid fret inlays. I did however replace the gold knobs with black knobs and the cream pickguard with a 5-ply black pickguard to achieve my preferred look. Now I can't help staring in admiration at this thing of beauty. I just want to play it every time I see it.

                The guitar produces an overall thick, deep, rich tone. And the low action allows for easier soloing. This beast sounds sweet.

                I've got to say that this guitar has re-ignited my passion for playing this instrument - one of the first things I've truly loved and enjoyed.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent sound and quality

                By Jeremy

                from Georgia

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                  My Epiphone Les Paul Standard was made in July of 2015 at their China factory. The fit, finish and quality are amazing!! There was not one single flaw on mine. I have seen a lot of guitars in my days. There is nothing in this price range that compares. The ebony is beautiful. After a proper setup it plays and sounds wonderfully. I can't see paying 6x more for a Gibson. I have played them both side by side. Is there a difference? Absolutely. Is it enough difference to justify the 6x cost? Not for the avgerage Joe. If your ego needs the Gibson logo and your wallet allows it...have fun with that.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best deal and sounds phenomenal!

                  By A.J.

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  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 Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                    Used to playing Gibson Les Paul. This Epiphone is the next best thing for your money. If you want a Les Paul and a Gibson is not in your budget, this is a phenomenal deal. I would highly recommend this guitar. The feel is great, and the sound is sweet. Out of the box it was heavier than I expected, comparable to a Gibson Les Paul.

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