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Epiphone's long friendship with innovator Les Paul dates back to the late '30s and early '40s when Les and fellow guitarists such as Charlie Christian and George Barnes were at the forefront of jazz g... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Epiphone's long friendship with innovator Les Paul dates back to the late '30s and early '40s when Les and fellow guitarists such as Charlie Christian and George Barnes were at the forefront of jazz guitar. Epi Stathopoulos and Les were good friends and Epi would let Les use the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City at night after hours to experiment on guitar and pickup designs. This also was the era when Les, inspired by the stinging sustain heard in electric steel guitars, began dreaming of making a solidbody guitar. He built his first, the legendary "Log," at the Epi factory in 1941. Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers, reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions.

Now, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus honors Epiphone's friendship with Les by combining his classic design features with legendary Epiphone quality and value with the added power of Gibson USA '57 Classic humbuckers. But this guitar is not just about recreating the "old," it's also about looking ahead, just as Les himself continued to do throughout his lifetime. Using 4-conductor pickup wiring, Epiphone has added two push/pull tone pots to allow for series/parallel pickup switching. The result is a Les Paul with all the standard sounds plus a huge palette of tonal possibilities at your fingertips. The Les Paul Tribute Plus also features Epiphone's famous built-to-last hardware and electronics including a U.S. Switchcraft 3-way toggle, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, Epiphone StrapLocks, 16:1 ratio premium Grover locking tuners, and a premium hardshell case.

Features
  • Resonant mahogany body with Classic Les paul design
  • Upgraded hard maple cap and AAA flame maple veneer
  • Gibson USA '57 Classic humbuckings with series/parallel switching
  • Grover locking tuning machines
  • Hardshell case included
Specifications
  • Mahogany body
    Hard maple cap and AAA flame maple veneer
    24.75" Scale mahogany set-in neck
    Rosewood fretboard with 12" radius and 22 medium-jumbo frets
    Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucking neck pickup (4-wire)
    Gibson USA '57 Classic Plus humbucking bridge pickup (4-wire)
    Individual volume and push/pull tone controls
    Locktone tune-o-matic bridge
    Locktone stopbar tailpiece
    Grover locking tuning machines
    Hardshell case included
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EpiphoneLes Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 42 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Gibson 57 pickups! Cmon!!!

It's the biggest Epiphone/Gibson secrets of all for a Les Paul. The Epiphone humbuckers were cartoony sounding. This one has immaculate sound. You don't need to replace the pickups because they're machined...Read complete review

It's the biggest Epiphone/Gibson secrets of all for a Les Paul. The Epiphone humbuckers were cartoony sounding. This one has immaculate sound. You don't need to replace the pickups because they're machined well and electronics done well. Some people don't like the weight and would prefer the weight relief system of Gibson. I actually enjoy the feel of this Epiphone's weight. For the price (and if you look around well it's even less money), this guitar is worth every penny. Just get it recalibrated by a luthier at Guitar Center store near you for free(tip them well!). Or else, it'll never tune right, and will have harmonics all over the place off the shelf

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I was very disappointed: Sound wise, this is NOT a Gibson

I had ordered this guitar as a 65th birthday present to myself, having done my research and checked every review I could find. I could not play one first as there were none in...Read complete review

I had ordered this guitar as a 65th birthday present to myself, having done my research and checked every review I could find. I could not play one first as there were none in any of the AZ based GC stores. So I took the chance. My bad. Very disappointing. I have a fender stat, Am deluxe that I love but it only gives out the stat sound, not the deeper Gibson LP sound. Last year at this time, I bought the wine red Gibson studio with the 50's neck. I love the sound of that guitar...just love it. But, after trying for a year, I just could not really get used to the larger 50's neck. just too much of a chunk for my smaller hands. That is why I was hoping for the 60's thin neck in this new guitar to do the trick. The 60's neck is really great, I must admit. it feels and plays much easier and smoother at least for me. No complaints there. However, there is the issue of tone and sound. This guitar just does not live up to what I can get from the higher end Gibson studio, no matter how I tweak the settings on the guitar and my amp. it is good, dont get me wrong, but it just does not have that smoothness, bite when you want it, and emotional depth of tone that the Gibson has. My plan was to sell the studio and keep the Epiphone and be happy forever. That plan will not work. My fault though as I went against my better judgment and bought a guitar sight and play unseen. Now, I am headed for the GC store in Phoenix next week to return the Ephiphone for a refund and to look at Gibson's that have the 60's neck and that great tonal sound that I am looking for. The regular Gibson studios with the 60's neck didnt do it for me last year; they just did not have the tone that the higher end wine red studio had. I am now thinking I will have to get my refund, trade in my studio to GC, bite the bullet and get a Gibson Traditional with 60's neck if they have one I can demo and like. Hopefully, I will now find what I am looking for after all this trial and error. If you are looking for a sounds pretty good guitar and do not have the extra $ for a Gibson, then this would be a wonderful guitar for you. I am just too old, particular, and fussy to settle for anything that does not sound and play right to me.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Epiphone LP

By Jared

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

This is my second epiphone LP. Definitely the best les paul in the epiphone line. Plays great and sounds great. The locking tuners aren't really locking but they do ok so far. Mine weighs a hair over 9lbs and i like that about it. I played some Gibson studios and a gold top tribute that were a bit more in price but just weren't very good guitars. The name one the headstock isn't going to make you play better. I play in a band next to a $4k guitar and have no issues at all The color options suck but the price is good and GC is always great to deal with... love going in the store... awesome place! I bought this online with no issues at all

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gibson 57 pickups! Cmon!!!

By Archie1709

from Clarksburg, MD

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

    It's the biggest Epiphone/Gibson secrets of all for a Les Paul. The Epiphone humbuckers were cartoony sounding. This one has immaculate sound. You don't need to replace the pickups because they're machined well and electronics done well. Some people don't like the weight and would prefer the weight relief system of Gibson. I actually enjoy the feel of this Epiphone's weight. For the price (and if you look around well it's even less money), this guitar is worth every penny. Just get it recalibrated by a luthier at Guitar Center store near you for free(tip them well!). Or else, it'll never tune right, and will have harmonics all over the place off the shelf

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is one great feeling and sounding guitar!!!

    By Blkeddie

    from Bronx, New York

    About Me Professional Musician

    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 Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

      I had become accustomed to guitars with a Tele or Strat style neck because the necks seemed to be faster and more comfortable for me. I saw this guitar on sale and the reviews alone just blew me away. I ordered this baby and when it came I was totally amazed. It had a pretty decent setup right out of the box so I played it through some of my gear with the factory strings on it and I was quite pleased. After about a week I changed the strings to my favorite set and I was sold for good. This guitar has a great feel to it, excellent weight and balancwe, solid electronics, professional grade tuners, the guitar was perfect, no flaws in its workmanship anywhere, and I looked very closely. The push/pull tone knobs in both pickups gives you a good variety of tonal options. It was all that I was looking for and more. I felt comfortable enough to take it out on gigs and it has yet to let me down. I highly recommend this guitar to any player. You can't beat the amount of guitar for the price.

       
      5.0

      Excellent purchase

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

        Beautiful finish and better sound

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wish I had purchased as first electric guitar

        By Realtor Ann

        from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to play for beginners
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • longer learning curve compared to a strat

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

        I was trying to decide between a Les Paul and a telecaster when I happened upon this particular guitar. I never purchase anything without taking the time to read reviews and such - because I hate to have to box it all up and return it.

        I was drawn to purchasing it because it got great reviews from people who already owned a Gibson Les Paul. The videos on YouTube showcasing it being played by other buyers sealed the deal for me. Even though you cant' always judge sound and tones online with videos, I knew if it sounded that good on there, it MUST be spectacular in true listening and playing range.

        All I can say is ....Wow! I have been playing for a little over a year...self taught on both acoustic and electric. My first electric is a Fender strat; and I know have added this to my arsenal.

        Since I am a novice, I really cant speak to the guitar tech talk that other can. But what I can say is it is much easier on the fingers to play than my strat. As a woman, this is a good thing, and I have to mention that this guitar is heavy, so if you have a bad back, this might not be a good choice for you.

        The challenge for me, and its in no way a negative thing, but more a novice thing, is learning how to get the tones from the different knobs. Its been a real fun journey learning them and I am super excited for when I can really fully understand and play this gorgeous instrument.

        I have added it to my collection of 4 guitars, and its fast becoming my favorite. You wont disappointed with the purchase.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for the price

        By Skip

        from Nashville

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Perfect Weight And Reel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Hard To Read Serial No

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

        My only problem with this guitar is that it is almost impossible to read the serial number. Unfortunately I destroyed the packaging and The Guitar Center does not keep track of serial numbers. Having difficulty registering the guitar with Epiphone

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it!

        By DG313

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Genuine Gibson 57 Pickups
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Upgraded Electronics
        • Upgraded Hardware

        Cons

        • The Guy Playing

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Noodling
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

        I love this guitar.
        Epiphone really did a terrific job on this package. I really like the genuine Gibson 57 pickups, with the push/pull tone knobs gives you a very wide spectrum of tones. I can get Telecaster twangy sounds, classic early "Beatley" sounds all the way to classic Les Paul growl and everything in between. The 60s neck feels great to me. The construction is great. The construction and finish is flawless. Sounds beautiful, plays beautiful and looks beautiful. It's not only a great tool for a musician, but also a beautiful work of art (at least I think it's beautiful).
        I think this is as close you can get to a real Gibson Les Paul from Gibson's sister company without paying Gibson $$$.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Do not think twice !!

        By Jones Marciano

        from Brazil

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

            I bought and my God !! The guitar is a dream. Incredible sustain, very comfortable, perfect, balanced arm. Oh, and Gibson 57 classic talk too loud, warm, slightly rebellious. And other important information: I bought one in restocking ... Absolutely new condition, without any details. Thank Guitar Center !!

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this guitar

            By DG313

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

                Love this guitar.
                Excellent construction and workmanship.
                Mine was flawless out of the box.
                The tech at the store ran through it and gave it a nice quick setup and it plays very very nice.
                Love the tones you can get from the Gibson 57s. Deep full tones, lowdown growl, bright, crisp. With the push/pull, you really can run the full spectrum of tones.
                The Grover locking tuners work great. With the combo of the tuners and Locktone bridge and tailpiece, stays in tune great.
                60s neck is my personal preference - so love how it feels.
                Very nice case included in the package.
                In my opinion, you get a terrific package for well under $1000. I listed "Not made in USA" as one of my Cons. But, if it were made in Nashville this would probably be in the $2000 range? Because it's an Epi and made in China, it's affordable. This is as close as you can get to a Gibson Les Paul with an Epiphone price tag.
                I suppose Epiphone's may not hold their value, or appreciate in value over time. That may be another area the Gibson has over the Epiphone. But, if you're looking for a top notch player, top notch construction, top notch equipment, top notch beauty, this is definitely one you should look at.
                I couldn't be happier with mine.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great guitar

                By John

                from Oregon

                Site Member

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

                I purchased this guitar to replace a Epi LP studio. I purchased this same guitar from Amazon. I received the first one damaged. It was returned. I received a second guitar, also damaged. After returning the second guitar to Amazon, I called GC. A few days later, I had my new Tribute Plus in perfect condition. Mine is Vintage sunburst. The finish and the wood are beautiful. Sound/tone is great, much better than the Studio. Very good sustain. Very, very nice guitar. I don't know how the Amazon guitars were damaged. It was either by Amazon, UPS or both. The outside of both boxes looked badly beaten up. The GC guitar arrived in perfect shape. Thanks GC!

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