Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Electric Guitar  

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Legendary trademark flamed top at a pleasing price.The Epiphone Les Paul Standard with plus top may be the best electric guitar in its price range. Two Alnico Classic humbucking pickups deliver big sl... Click To Read More About This Product

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Legendary trademark flamed top at a pleasing price.The Epiphone Les Paul Standard with plus top may be the best electric guitar in its price range. Two Alnico Classic humbucking pickups deliver big slabs of the fat, warm tones, transcontinental sustain, and deep, soulful distortion that made this guitar famous. Crafted with a solid mahogany body and flamed maple veneer over carved top, set mahogany neck with a slim-tapered neck profile, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, cream body and fingerboard binding, and chrome hardware. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier.Limited lifetime warranty.Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

  • Solid mahogany body
  • Flamed maple veneer over carved top
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Slim-tapered neck
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Alnico Classic humbuckers
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing
  • Cream body and fretboard binding
  • Chrome hardware
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Road Warrior

I bought this guitar about a year ago. At the time I was on the road playing about 4 to 5 times a week. I could have bought a much more expensive guitar but...Read complete review

I bought this guitar about a year ago. At the time I was on the road playing about 4 to 5 times a week. I could have bought a much more expensive guitar but (as I'm sure all road musicians know) they get fudged up on the road. Well this thing withstood everything from the salt water air on the beach in Destin to the humidity in Louisiana. Excellent sound and easy playability. No problems whatsoever. If you are a beginner or a serious working musician, this is a value buy. It delivers tone that I didn't think possible for its price range, if you want more simply put some les paul pickups in it to hot rod it and your on your way


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A fixer upper

I bought it but had no idea what I wanted. I just wanted a guitar. After playing a while and taking lessons, I was advised to get some new pickups. I got SD...Read complete review

I bought it but had no idea what I wanted. I just wanted a guitar. After playing a while and taking lessons, I was advised to get some new pickups. I got SD SH-11 Custom Custom and a 59' put in. That helped a lot. The intonation was terrible so I got it setup by a real pro and now it sounds as good as any $1,000 guitar.

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Yep! Bought Another Epi Les Paul

By Richard Szala

from Sussex New Jersey

So this is my Fourth LP. I have the '56 Goldtop, a Std in black, and an Ultra in cherry burst that I bought used I never liked the trans blue finish from seeing pictures of them and online but when I saw this vision in my GC store, my jaw dropped and it was "oh you kid!!!". The blue against the cream colored binding and the flame maple veneeer is a sight to behold. I feel in love with the color and had to have it. I agree with others that the weakness is the pickups. I heard the difference in the pups between the Ultra (older axe made in Korea) and the Std (from China) and they are both Epi pups the Ultra's are better. The low end is muddy and doesn't quite have "that" LP sound. So I'll some Duncans in. Lately, Epi has gotten better with its finishing. By the way my trans blue is also a used axe and its in great shape like it was hardly played. I'm going to strip the electronics and upgrade it all. If you are an average player, you don't have to do all that. Its OK the way it is. I just like to upgrade my axes. Used Epi's are a great value. I took one star off for the pups.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good starting place

By Clinton Johnson

from Idaho Falls, ID

Got mine as a factory refurbished about a year ago. First the good points: Les Paul sound, easy to play neck, really sharp looking finish make it look like a much pricier guitar, so versatile in what you can play and sound good playing. The solid body weight gives it tons of sustain. "Listen! You can hear it still playing. Well, you could if it were plugged in." The lows: The electronics in these are cheap. Really cheap. Mine always sounded a bit muddy stock. It is worth the time to put in good parts, mine sounds jaw-droppingly good now. At least, it does to me anyway. If you can swap pickups, you can swap everything else. Same skills needed to do either. The stock pickups sound really good once you lose the cheap pots and caps. I can pull anything from Tony Iommi to Jimmy Page to even some really smooth jazz type sounds from them with a couple of knob turns. In fact I don't think I will replace them anytime soon honestly. Second, these are HEAVY, don't leave the store or finish your order without a quality set of strap locks. If the strap slips off you may end up breaking the floor. I don't find it uncomfortable, but it bothers some people's backs and shoulders after a while. A good, wide, cushioned strap helps a lot. Anyway, this is a good choice in guitars. I love mine lots, I wouldn't trade it for anything except maybe a high end PRS or Gibson Custom.


My First Love

By Tim Kramer

from Hammond, IN

I originally bought a les paul 100 and my dad and and i decided that i got a bad egg, so I took it back. I decide to upgraded and I hit the jackpot. This guitar is beautiful. Its my first electric guitar and it will probably be my favorite guitar forever. Its finish is perfect and it is easy to play. I also bought a Marshall amp to go along with it so I make my guitar sound like heaven and I'm not even that great. I'm 19 and my advise to all who are around my age is to spend the extra money and buy this guitar. You'll most likely be playing it for the rest of your life.


best ever

By Cinthia Brody

from arizona

I got my 3 days ago. Best guitar ever. IT weight is nice so you know you are playing something. The tone is very worm are you can have very metal. Odds are it will last for a long time with a well care. The inlays on the neck are delightful. In my opion its better then a gibson lespaul. The look of the cherry sunburst is amazing. YOU SHOULD ORDER THIS GUITAR.


Pretty Cool (You must read the Capital Line)

By Anthony S.

from Stirling, New Jersey

I got this guitar for Christmas of 2011 going into 2012. At first, I thought this was a Gibson! It was so clear, crisp, and sustainable (if that is a word). I thought this was the best guitar because i had the worst Fender Squier Bullet that always rusted, would not bend, and killed my fingers. No wonder because my father got it off Creg's List. The wood was messed up on the Fender, and it just sucked. This Epiphone Rules!!!! Great Job. Does not go out of tune, great sustain, great in amplifiers, and sounds great. The pickguard really helps because i can go a little crazy sometimes. The finish is awesome,!!!!! THE KNOBS WERE LOOSE AT FIRST SO YOU MUST TIGHTEN THE NUTS UNDER THEM!!!!, and the tuners are great. This guitar works in all genres. One thing though, the strap holders drop the guitar rarely, and when you don't expect it. I adjusted to playing without a strap and sitting, but use a strap sometimes. Overall, I love this guitar!!


Great guitar

By Amy Halbing

from Charlotte, NC

My family's the type of family who doesn't spend thousands of dollars on a guitar. Especially not my first electric guitar! I had played this and loved it but I didn't think I'd end up buying it. I ended up getting it and since then all of the adults who know alot about guitars (in my life) have played it and they all stated that it was a great guitar. I would highly reccomend it. Plus the transparant blue looks amazing!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Amazzzazing Transparent Blue

By Zane Ringler

from Bridgeport WV

1: This guitar is eye catching. The pictures do not the Trans Blue justice. 2: Short of a minor G string tuning problem, this guitar rocked right out of the box. Simple adjustment aside, it is functionally amazing. 3: For the price you can't go wrong. The humbuckers scream so much, your neighbors will complain. The guitar is a perfect weight. Sound resonates though the mahogany body very well. Simply put... I love it.

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Great buy, Great tone!

By Morgan Johns

from Raleigh, NC

Got this guitar for my 13th birthday 2 years ago. I absolutely loved the action and setup straight off the bat. I had the option between the Transparent Amber or the Vintage Burst, I chose the Amber and later found out that there was much, tone-wise, wrong with the burst. ive been playing things like Boston, Green Day, Aerosmith, and Bon Jovi and everything sounds so rich. the stock pickups are somewhat thin (Much to gibson/epiphones standard) but they bite when you use distortion. The output jack seems to loosen alot. and of course since it's a LP it's heavy, but other than that i see no reason why you shouldn't get one yourself!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


epiphone les paul

By Teri Bement

from Attleboro, MA

I have been playing guitar for seven years this guitar is not what I expected. Its a step up from my squire strat but not much more than that. It may look nice but it lacks quality tone, the pickups are awful and it doesnt stay in tune for very long. Its great for high volume stuff like metal or grunge but it lacks bright, clean tones and doesnt play that fast. The input constantly breaks and the selector lags when I switch pickups. Thats what you get for a guitar thats made in china. Save up and buy an American Strat or Tele because Fender gives better quality at a lower price than Gibson.

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By Larry M

from Indiana

I bought my epi les paul online and it took FOREVER too get here... but let me tell you it was sooo... worth it! I just couldn't set it down! I don't know why some people talk down on epiphones pick up's cuz they sound AWESOME! And if your trying too decide on a color the trans blue is BEAUTIFUL!

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