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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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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EpiphoneLes Paul Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 1065 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (841)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (33)
  • Good feel (30)
  • Good tone (30)
  • Good pick up (27)
  • Solid electronics (25)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (33)
  • Jamming (31)
  • Recording (24)
  • Rock concerts (19)
  • Small venues (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (9), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It's all right

Well, when i first got this guitar, i loved it. It really did sound as good as some of the more expensive guitars you can find. But after a few months, it...Read complete review

Well, when i first got this guitar, i loved it. It really did sound as good as some of the more expensive guitars you can find. But after a few months, it got really frustrating. I bought this guitar to have a cheaper one to take to people's houses to jam so my more expensive ones didn't get damaged, but now i can't even do that. For some reason, there is literally no tuning on the guitar. If i tune it so that the fret reference points match up exactly, then an open power chord sounds out of tune but the ones on the fretboard sound fine. I have to tune it so that the fret reference points don't match up. Chords sound like crap and pretty much the only thing you can play is simple power chords up high on the fretboard. It's virtually unplayable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Beginner

I bought this as my first electric almost 3 years ago and it's still my main guitar. I have played it in an alternative rock band, a blues band, and in my high...Read complete review

I bought this as my first electric almost 3 years ago and it's still my main guitar. I have played it in an alternative rock band, a blues band, and in my high school's jazz ensemble, and it plays just fine. I would however recommend that you save up and move up towards the Les Paul Standard. My friend owns a Standard and I think that it has a much fuller tone than the Studio. I guess it's time to move up to a higher model or maybe even a Gibson.

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4.0

In 4 years, she ashen't let me down.

By ryanfears16

from Short Hills, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • well built

Cons

  • Cheap Electronics
  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

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

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

I got this in 2011 for my first electric. I love this thing to death. It is well built, set-up and designed. After all, it's a Les Paul! While it does not feel like a Gibson, the guitar is very nice for the money. My one complaint is the electronics/pickups. The electronics are not great and the pots get scratchy. The pickups are weak. The pickup selector works ok hough. I will most likely upgrade the pickups to a Duncan Hot Rodded set and upgrade the pots to 500k. Overall this is a great guitar that with some modding could compete with a Gibson.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasenly surprised!

By Heavy-duty

from Daytona Beacg

About Me Professional Musician

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 Studio Electric Guitar:

    This guitar arrived yesterday, and I was very happy upon inspecting it out of the box. Very well packed (ty mf). Set up is great, action, intonation great. grover machines, and even with the stock pick ups, this thing sounds great. I truly expected to have to modify a guitar at this price point, but, I don't have to change a thing.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Fretboard mangled

    By Sephrinx

    from Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    The fretboard was super scraped up and scratched, looked like it had been sitting in a garage for 3 years and chewed on by rats.

    Other than that, aesthetically it's beautiful.

    It has terrible fretbuzz and the craftsmanship and quality control is just unacceptable.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Fretboard chewed on by rats???

    By Sephrinx

    from Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I love the guitar, but...

    The fretboard looks like it has been chewed on by a rat. The entire thing is totally scraped and scuffed up. I was very very upset when I opened up the packaging and it looked like I just bought a 50$ garage sale used for 3 years guitar.

    Very, very upset. The quality control needs to have a serious, SERIOUS overhaul because this IS NOT acceptable.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Love My Epi Les Paul Studio!

    By Nom

    from Twin Cities

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    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!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is my third Ephiphone LP Studio

    By JG

    from Atlantic City, NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    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 Studio Electric Guitar:

      My first Epi LP I installed Gibson '57 classic & classic plus in and changed out the pots, great sound.
      My second I haven't changed anything-yet still debating as the original pickups sound great!
      My third I am installing the Seymour Duncan Vintage Blues Set, see how it sounds.
      The object was to have three different sounds to choose from and will possibly purchase a fourth black Epi LP, just addicted to these guitars and hardly pick up any of my expensive Gibson's and Fenders as I love these guys.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ready to purchase a third Epi LP Studio

      By Jimmy V

      from Parkertown, NJ, down the shore

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Love This Guitar
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        This is my second Epi LP and I am going to purchase a third. My first, I replaced all the electronics and installed Gibson 57 Classic in the neck and 57 Classic plus in bridge. I purchased this guitar and was going to replace the electronics and pickups with blues pickups, but after plugging in and playing, I have abandoned this idea as I love the sound of this guitar, very surprised. I will purchase another studio, worn cherry this time and will change those pickups so as to have three different sounding guitars. All my Fender and Gibson guitars have remained in their stands as I love both of my Epi LP's and can't believe the feel and tone. The first LP, I had to set-up as intonation was off, small matter. This guitar was playable right from the box!! I highly recommend this guitar, especially if you are handy at soldering and want to change pickups for different sounds.

        (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Requires setup???

        By Deyroo

        from Madisonville, Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Work Required
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        This is the second new Epiphone that a friend and I have purchased within a month of each other that required "set up" upon delivery mine is the Les Paul Studio, his is the Les Paul Melody Maker). Both models needed immediate fret work because the frets were longer than the necks were wide by about a sixteenth of an inch on each side (my friend received several nasty cuts before taking a file to the frets). Epiphone warranty rep at Epiphone stated that they consider this normal user "set up" WHICH COST ME AN ADDITIONAL SETUP FEE TO HAVE DONE! I have bought MANY new guitars and NEVER have had required service to make it playable. There is also a flaw in the stain on the neck of mine. Even my Musicians Friend rep was surprised at Epiphones quality control. Sad to buy ANYTHING new and have to have it "fixed" at your own expense before it is usable.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Like A Rolling Stone

        By Poppy

        from Asheville, N.C.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Epiphone-historic
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • I've Ever Made
        • One Of The Best Purchases
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          Epiphone-Historic!

          One of the best purchases I've ever made.

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