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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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Review Snapshot

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EpiphoneLes Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 569 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (482)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (57)
  • Good feel (55)
  • Good tone (51)
  • Solid electronics (35)
  • Good pick up (32)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (9)
  • Poor pick up (9)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (51)
  • Jamming (47)
  • Small venues (33)
  • Recording (28)
  • Rock concerts (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (47), Novice (13), Professional musician (8)

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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4.0

Very nice for the price. Beautiful guitar.

By Greatfull Fred

from Watkinsville ,GA.

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

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 Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

    Use to practice. Great tone tru my acoustic amp. Set up was pretty good out of box. Red color is darker than pictures . To me this is not a negative. Experienced players say it's a nice guitar. Guitar Center guys in Watkinsville,Ga. are great.Gave me a lot feedback and demonstrated several guitars before we ordered it.

     
    5.0

    Absolute beauty

    By Javier

    from Wynnewood, PA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

      Despite the fact that has awesome looks it also sounds great and it's very comfortable to play.

       
      5.0

      Great guitar!!!!!!

      By J

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

      Awesome guitar!!

       
      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!

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      '56 Gold Top Epiphone Les Paul in Ebony

      By WillieB

      from 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.

        (1 of 6 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

        Incredible

        By Scott

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

            Great time to be a musician.Sick sounding amps loaded with great effects can be had for under two hundred .Maple and birch drum kits are under six hundred...and are flawless.Cheap guitars are made to standards only used on high end gear years ago.Got this les Paul as a gift.Only issue I had was the neck pickup was a little muddy for my taste...but that's my ear.Otherwise this guitar is a stunning deal.Bridge pickup was beautiful,but replaced neck with Duncan so matched the bridge as well.So for under five fifty total,I have the nicest guitar I've ever owned,and I've had the two thousand priced Jacksons and own a Gibson les Paul,but this epiphone is just a tiny bit better.Sounds silly I know,but its truly my go to guitar.I would buy two more but don't see the need,this ones going nowhere.

             
            4.0

            Got my Gold Top LP

            By mv

            from Moore, OK

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                Put on graphite nut and swapped out for some ceramic black/cream pickups. The stock alnico 5 pickups sounded good if that is the sound you're going for. Finish and feel is excellent. Always wanted a gold LP. With new nut the Grover tuners keep guitar in tune well. Cheap plastic nut had to go.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Unhappy with the quality

                  By Alex

                  from Union City, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz
                    • Poor Pick Up
                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                    Bought this guitar and have to immediately send it back. The action on the 1st string is too high and cannot be adjusted properly - there is not enough thread on the Tune-O-Matic bridge. The same goes with the intonation - in order to set the right octave tone, there is not enough thread on the adjustment screws. There is strong buzz on the 3rd and 4th strings either open, or played on any fret. And finally unhappy with the tone - high notes stick out and it is practically impossible to play clean.

                    The guitar looks great, but I got a feeling that they screwed up the geometry, probably glued the neck at a slightly wrong position.

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