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The original idea for the Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar was to create a somewhat lower-priced Paul by dispensing with some cosmetics. The result was an especially clean, handsome guitar wit... Read More

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The original idea for the Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar was to create a somewhat lower-priced Paul by dispensing with some cosmetics. The result was an especially clean, handsome guitar with all the Les Paul essentials. Newly designed in 2004, the Studio now has a thicker body that matches its namesake, hot open-coil Alnico Classic humbuckers, a set mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, and mahogany body with carved top. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and LockTone stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

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  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Mahogany body with carved top
  • Hot open-coil Alnico Classic humbuckers
  • Dot fingerboard inlays
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and LockTone stopbar tailpiece
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4.6

(based on 43 reviews)

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Amazing Guitar

This is an amazing beginner/intermediate guitar. I've always wanted to go for an all black Les Paul without going for a more expensive Black Beauty or equivalent. I tried this guitar out at...Read complete review

This is an amazing beginner/intermediate guitar. I've always wanted to go for an all black Les Paul without going for a more expensive Black Beauty or equivalent. I tried this guitar out at the local Guitar Center, along with a Flying V, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster, Schecter Omen 6, Epiphone SG400 and Gibson Les Paul. I can honestly say that the only guitar better in tone and quality is the Gibson, and even that's only just a little bit better. The jet black ebony looks really great without the white pick-guard on the Standard. I tried this guitar at the shop with a B-52 AT112 Amp, and it sounds great on overdrive with the gain and tone turned all the way up. I like a nice, heavy sound (somewhat like a PRS, but better) to a guitar, but you can also turn the gain down and the contour up for a more natural, light sound. An excellent choice of guitar when you're looking for an opening level electric that sounds close to the genuine Gibson.

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Epiphone LP Studio DISAPPOINTING!

I purchased a Epiphone Les Paul Studio in worn cherry. Upon removing from shipping box, I noticed 3 areas on the fret board where there were large nicks in the wood. Later that...Read complete review

I purchased a Epiphone Les Paul Studio in worn cherry. Upon removing from shipping box, I noticed 3 areas on the fret board where there were large nicks in the wood. Later that day, when I plugged it into my amp, I discovered that both volume and both tone controls did not function. When I took it to a local luthier to have it looked at, he discovered the pickups were connected wrong according to the Epiphone schematic. He also discovered a Large drop of solder had shorted out the pickup selector switch. The luthier also informed me that it is common for Epiphone Les Pauls to have the bridge mounted in the wrong location making intonation impossible. Sure enough, when he checked it, he was not able to adjust the bridge saddles on the E & A string far enough forward to intonate. I ended up having to purchase a new bridge.

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5.0

I Love My Epi Les Paul Studio!

By Nom

from Twin Cities

I was in the market for my first-ever guitar. I had decided on an Epi Les Paul, and had my eye on a Traditional Pro model. So I went to Guitar Center to just to check them out. When I walked in, I saw this LP Studio model. Wine red. Clear plastic knobs. Alnico pickups. Other than my wife, it's about the most beautiful thing I've ever held in my hands. I wasn't leaving the store without it! The sales guy plugged it into a nice Vox amp and played a few notes. It was magic! (I've never played guitar in my life) Although the Studio model doesn't have some of the bells & whistles of the Trad Pro, this thing is FAR more beautiful. (no maple top or side binding) And to my ears, it sounds as good as any LP out there. A great guitar at a very affordable price!

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4.0

EPIPHONE= made in prc/china VS. Gibson= made in USA! Decent Guitar for $ for beginners-intermediate players only!

By Christian Nagel

from Coast to Coast (because of School), Boston, MA- L.

This guitar is good, for starters to intermediate players. It is reliable, but if you like to play on the 14th fret on the high E and B strings, you will get a little fret buzz & yes I have had my guitar tech set up intonation & put new strings (ernie ball Cobalt (& yes there are plenty of other great string barnds other than ernie balls too)) on this Epiphone Studio Les Pual ASAP, because factory strings on nearly almost any brand new guitar are not up to par with the best options you can choose to put on this battle axe to really make it sparkle & shine no matter what genre of music you play! JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT EPIPHONE's over Time NEVER SOUND THAT GREAT as when you 1st get them after 3-10 years & IS KEPT IN MINT CONDITION with consistent maintenance for Keeping this Bad Boy Alive & sounding great (but you end up spending the same as you would for a gibson guitar, HIGH end Fender, Caprison, Carvin, PRS, Ibanez, MUSIC MAN, Gretesch, ETC (all other Very Expensinve High End quality Top of the Line Guitars)vs. just saving up a few extra $'s & getting a REAL LES PAUL (A GIBSON that is USA MADE with much better quality materials or any other high end top of the Line guitar on the market TODAY!). ALL Epiphone's are mostly PRC/ China made now with little quality control & even less Quality materials than they were 10 years ago for example. Luckily mine was one of the few last ones that was made with better wood, covered Epiphone's So called, Real Gibson PAF pickups, (but don't sound as good as Gibson USA Pickups to the Trained ear, However they are much better than other epiphones use now that you can literally buy for $15 a pickup on Amazon.com because they are that cheap NOW & the Truss Rods are all mostly plastic now vs. being metal, etc.). Other than that, this guitar is perfect for a budget backup for beginers to intermediate players IMO. JUST DO YOURSELF A FAVOR & CHECK & COMPARE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE GIBSON & EPIPHONE VERSIONS Before you BUY & Remember to always call & check Gibson USA with any Gibson guitar to double check that it is really a Real True Gibson guitar & not some Fake china made ones that have recently been hanging around all local USA Guitar Shops Lately! So Bring A Pen & Paper & write down the Serial # & if you can also take a pic with your smart phone for Gibson to verify with too bc that helps sometimes. *Overall, though this Epiphone LP IS A Wonderful Guitar, Just don't expect it to last you forever like your ancestors' music gear does because the outsourcing becomes cheaper & cheaper in Quality each & every Year to where the MTBF(Mean Time Before Failure) on 99.9% of all prc/China made products are sometimes Not Even Worth it for any somewhat experienced musician, whether you are a Pro or a Beginner because of bad quality control! Luckily I got a good one after returning 2 bad faulty ones of this same model! Keep Your Receipt & get an extended warranty of at least 1 yr or more to be safe If you can afford it! UK/England, USA, & some Japan (High end Ibanez & Schecter's from Vietnam & Japan)for example) made guitars are usually better way to go in long run! I'd stick to England or USA made though to be honest because it retains it's value of the years like a Classic Collectable Model of a Sports Car does.

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5.0

great guitar

By walter thomson

from cedar park,,texas

I see good reviews all over,,check out this guitar on amazon,,,,it is listed at $349.00,,,the same guitar !!!

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4.0

Great Guitar, One Problem

By Colin Witt

from Bethesda MD

I don't know if its just me but i can not play solos that use the B string because there are small dents or scuff whatever and the string gets caught when i bend it. Saving up for a Coabin Jaguar but this is a great guitar for beginners/ novices.

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5.0

Sweet

By Jude Grant

from Hillsboro Oregon

I bought this guitar yesterday and I saw it first thing and knew it was going home with me. It sounds awesome through my fender mustang and has great sustain! It is much nicer than the mexican made strats I was looking at. This guitar is awesome. The only thing that I dont like is the dot inlays I wanted to get my guitar with the rectangles

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5.0

nice guitar

By alice burgess

from newgloucester, maine

nice looking and great to play

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5.0

When You Want A Real Les Paul

By MARY RIMA

from Livonia, Michigan

I looked at many guitars before grabbing this beauty up. The guitar plays great, and the factory set up was fantastic with brilliant action and no buzzes whatsoever. The standard Grover Machine Heads really are an upgrade from the Les Paul 100 and Special 2. The body of the guitar also has a set neck, and a full sized Les Paul Body. I picked up the Worn Cherry and it make the guitar look note worthy of the Les Paul heritage, and yes the Alnico Humbuckers can SCREAM!

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3.0

Ok, i guess

By Ryan

from kingsland, GA

i got one of these studios in black this past christmas, and it started out fine. but that was just the luster of a new guitar. when the new luster wore off, and after gigging with it once or twice i started noticing flaws . the rosewood fretboard really isnt that great, for starters, the pickups are basic epiphone stock pickups, not too great for distortion, ive had to fix the intonation on it twice now, and the input jacks come loose and had to be tightened. it does come with a pretty good pricetag for what you pay for (mine was a gift) but not a very impressive guitar.

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2.0

good as only as a first guitar

By yoav rosenberg

from israel

i'v always been a fan of Les paul's so when i was 12 i got this one for 400 dollars that was 2 years ago its was good at the beginning but now its kind of bad. the neck is keep on buzzing and the pickups are getting rusty. but the biggest problem is the sounds because the guitar sounds like a bucket with strings on it the made in china guitars are just usually not good. so i would recommend to spend the money on a different guitar that sounds like a guitar should sound.

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1.0

Epiphone LP Studio DISAPPOINTING!

By B.L. Cailotto

from Rocky Ridge, Missouri

I purchased a Epiphone Les Paul Studio in worn cherry. Upon removing from shipping box, I noticed 3 areas on the fret board where there were large nicks in the wood. Later that day, when I plugged it into my amp, I discovered that both volume and both tone controls did not function. When I took it to a local luthier to have it looked at, he discovered the pickups were connected wrong according to the Epiphone schematic. He also discovered a Large drop of solder had shorted out the pickup selector switch. The luthier also informed me that it is common for Epiphone Les Pauls to have the bridge mounted in the wrong location making intonation impossible. Sure enough, when he checked it, he was not able to adjust the bridge saddles on the E & A string far enough forward to intonate. I ended up having to purchase a new bridge.

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