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Epiphone's history and association with Les Paul dates way back to the days when Les, working at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York, created the world's first electric guitar. Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone by reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. The Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop PRO electric guit...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Epiphone's history and association with Les Paul dates way back to the days when Les, working at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York, created the world's first electric guitar. Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone by reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. The Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop PRO electric guitar combines the best of Les Paul's original design with new features that set this Epiphone guitar apart.

Professional Electronics
The Les Paul PlusTop PRO uses Epiphone's 4-wire, nickel/silver base humbuckers with newly tooled, USA-style bobbins. In the neck position is Epiphone's chrome-covered ProBucker-2 with warm, thick vintage tone. It's uniquely paired with a chrome-covered ProBucker-3 humbucker, an inspired by version of Gibson's BurstBucker-3, that features unevenly wound coils and Alnico-II magnets that replicate that "Patent Applied for" airy tone. To top it all off, both volume controls feature push/pull potentiometers allowing you to coil-split each pickup for single-coil sounds. Combined with the 3-way toggle, you get 6 unique sounds from one great Les Paul guitar.

Premium tone woods
The Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop PRO guitar has a solid mahogany back with a gorgeous, carved flame top. Its solid mahogany neck is hand-fitted and glued into the body for excellent neck-to-body contact and resonates almost like one continuous piece of wood.

Loaded with add-ons
Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul included quality Grover tuners, a traditional cream-colored pickguard, and LockTone tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece.

Features

  • Mahogany body
  • Carved flamed maple top
  • 24.75" Scale set-in mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • ProBucker 2 humbucking neck pickup with coil-split
  • ProBucker 3 humbucking bridge pickup with coil-split
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge
  • LockTone stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover tuners
  • Trapezoid inlay
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  • Repair costs covered for up to five years from date of purchase
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (6)
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(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Amazing Tone

By Joseph Shahoud

from Lexington, SC

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar. The Probucker pickups are exceptional. I almost got a different model that featured the Gibson '57 classics; I even test drove it. After reading and reading everything I could about the Probuckers, I decided to take a leap of faith and go with the Standard Plustop Pro w/ the Probuckers without actually playing one. Boy, was that the best decision I have made in a long time. The tone is exceptional, the coil taps are absolutely fantastic. The sounds that come out of this thing sound like it should have cost well over a grand easily. So why then didn't I rate it 5 stars? Here is why. These Epiphone Les Pauls are supposed to be set at the factory. Well, they are not; not by any stretch. The intonation was, well, all over the place. It was horrible. After still struggling with intonation issues I realized that the neck is not straight. It has a bit of a concave arc to it. I am hoping once I straighten it and throw a new pair of D'Addario XL 10's on it, my intonation issues will go away. Would I buy another one of these again? Absolutely! I love this guitar. I will love it more once I get it set up properly, that's all. The finish of the guitar is pristine. It was packaged beautifully and was a true sight to see once it was unpacked.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent guitar for the price

By Mike Butcher

from Galena Ohio

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

First of all Antique Natural color is really Trans Amber. Side-by-side it sounds exactly like my LesPaul studio. Right out-of-the-box the set up and intonation were perfect. The neck has some beef to it not a slim as the 60s not as fat as a 50s. The tuners felt smooth and were easy to use. The bridge seems high-quality. The pick ups which is now metal feels nice. I could not find any flaws in the finish. The fretboard feels like it has been leveled and filed. No string buzz or dead spots on the neck. The bridge pick up could be hotter. Overall I am extremely pleased with my purchase.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Les Paul

By Todd Hall

from Norwich, NY

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

I just bought this Les Paul in the desertburst finish and it is beautiful! The color is deep and the maple top matches great. The quality exceeded my expectations and it plays just as well as a higher priced Gibson LP. I can't find a single flaw in it. The sound is great too, and the coil splitting gives you many options. I am extremely pleased with the guitar and am glad I purchased it to add to my collection. You won't be disappointed with this one!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great value!

By Matchman

from NE Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

    I have 0ver 40 years of experiencing various conditions of
    Les pauls (typically Gibson) , The current epiphones are really good. This example top was book matched perfect.
    The action was to high but no problem lowering and adjusting truss rod and no string buzz. Workmanship is excellent. Pickups are good. (Not great but not worth the expense of replacing). Keep in mind the top and back are
    Thin veneers. God only knows what wood the body is made out of as the gutiar is light(8lb), but sounds ok.
    It's a great value.Nice gutiar. Not a Gibson ....buts that's ok as its not thousands $

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A really good value

    By CHRISTINE BERGER

    from Mahtomedi, Minnesota

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

    I'm fairly new to the guitar scene, and I've never played a Gibson Les Paul,but for my money this was a REALLY good value( Guitar Center matched a competitors price). It sounds great, feels great, and the DesertBurst finish is far more beautiful than the website pictures reveal. It looks like a piece of fine furniture! Looking forward to spending some time with my new "friend".

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epiphone Les Paul plus top Pro

    By Kevinm

    from Northport, NY

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

      Great deal on the guitar

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar, I absolutely love it.

      By Ben the guitar enthusiast

      from San Diego

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

        I am amazed by this guitar. The Probucker pickups sound great and I love the feel of the slim tapper neck. I had been debating whether to spend more for a Gibson, but I'm glad I didn't. The tone, the sustain, the feel, and the look (Antique Natural is gorgeous) are all fantastic.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        1st one returned bad/discolored fret. Second one acceptable!

        By Bzott

        from Chicago

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful finish
        • Good Feel
        • Great Action After Set-up
        • Minimum Set Up
        • No Fret Buzz
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up
        • Probucker Pu's Not Clear

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

        Very disappointing when the 1st one arrived. You could tell it was a b-stock as it had a fret replaced at later time. It was badly discolored and stuck out like a sore thumb. This should not happen on a $$ guitar from Epiphone. Guitar Center was great as usual and ordered a second one that was ok. 2nd one looked and played great (Antique). It does not play like a Gibson. The frets needed some polishing as they were a little rough when bending but they loosen up the more you play it. Great guitar for the money if you can get a good one. Guitar Center has the best no worry customer service! Thanks.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love my epi

        By The Ivanator

        from Atlanta, Ga

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Looks And Sound Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

          I absolutely love this guitar. The sound that comes from this guitar is amazing. Solid body that gives it great tone. Top of the line pick ups, Slim neck feels great and easy to play. I took this guitar to my buddy Rick Sinkoe, he owns a few Gibson guitars. When he found out what i paid for this guitar, he was shocked. He said that he paid $6,000 for his Gibson and that except for the Gibson pick ups being slightly better and the headstock that reads Epiphone, there's not a $5,000 difference between the two guitars.

           
          5.0

          Very happy with my new guitar!

          By Todd

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

          I love it! The color is even nicer in person, and it sounds great! This was a great upgrade for me

           
          5.0

          Money well spent !!

          By SHANE

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

          Reset action , broke fret edges ! Beautiful guitar! Sweet and buttery ! Money well spent .

           
          4.0

          Great guitar for the price

          By Rob H

          from Kennewick WA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Playing it, what else would you use it for?

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

            Good overall workmanship, setup was okay but after new strings and a slight adjustment to the neck, it is tough to put down. Great variety of tones with the coil splitting but the bridge pup is a little weak. The frets could use some filing on the edges of the fretboard, not a big deal or a difficult fix But, for what this costs I feel it is a bargain. I've been playing for over 40 years and have spent more on a guitar than this one. Wish I'd got this sooner, I could've saved some $$

             
            5.0

            I Love It !!!

            By Jim

            from Yaleville, CT

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Nice to play .

            Cons

            • The frat ends need a little cleaning up.

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

            O, I have just received this guitar . The setup was good right out of the box . It just needed a little adjustments here and there for my own taste. I tuned it up . It sounds great and so nice to play. The finish is beautiful . The satin finish on the neck and back feels so good. the coil tapping and the boost works great. Very happy with this guitar.

             
            5.0

            Why did I wait so long?

            By David

            from undisclosed

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

            Very nice guitar and sound. I've played a Strat on and off forever. I've been wanting to switch things up by getting a second guitar, and this was a perfect choice. Shipping and pick-up were generally quick and painless.

             
            5.0

            Excellent value!

            By Timothy

            from undisclosed

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

            Great guitar in looks, feel, and tone at this price point. I got an excellent 25% discount as well!

             
            4.0

            More Epiphone Deliciousness

            By David S.

            from Fort Myers, FL

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • GREAT weight (8lb 10oz - PERFECT!)
            • Stunning finish (DesertBurst)

            Cons

            • Requires PRO setup after purchase

            Best Uses

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

              My 8th Epi LP - its not really even about "value" to me, but the fact they put out quality, well-built (despite the numerous build differences compared to the Gibson counterpart), TUNEFUL instruments. That being said - they could easily sell these for higher $$. You can make a very good guitar even better with addition of TonePros or Resomax bridge upgrade, and better pickups. I'll keep buying these all day long, and never look back!!!

               
              5.0

              Best Guitar I have Ever Owned

              By AndyMartin

              from Tampa Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy to play
              • Neck Feels Great
              • Wide Tonal Range

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

                I have owned a few guitars in my life and all made by Fender. I went into Guitar Center looking for a Guitar with a great humbucker sound. I played a few until I picked up this one. I never thought that I would like a Les Paul style guitar, much less an Epiphany but I could not put it down. I went home and slept on it. I went back and played it again and then bought it. I am not an impulsive buyer.
                I've owned this guitar now for 2 months and played it just about everyday. It is just so fun to play.
                I picked the Honey colored version of this guitar. I really love the split coils.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Bought Used and It is the Best Value Out There

                By My Monthly Addiction

                from Central Michigan

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

                I am a multi-instrumentalist and avid golfer. In other words, I buy instruments for my skill level. I mainly play bass because my musical education in the orchestra primed me for the instrument. However, I have always had an interest in guitar and have kept a cheap acoustic and electric guitar in my collection. My son has taken an interest in the instrument in the last year and I have maxed out the capabilities of my cheaper guitars.

                I went in looking for a Fender American Standard because I am used to the shape and I wanted Fender's Patented 5-way-switch. As I walked into my local GC, an employee was playing "Stairway" on a beautiful Gibson Les Paul. I asked to play it and the feel was amazing. (I could never spend more than $800-900 on any instrument especially if I know that the cheaper version is essentially the same.)

                I was shown a new Epiphone version of what I played and this guitar is it. I will admit that the Gibson's pick-ups created a "better sound" than the Epiphone. However, the difference is hardly noticeable and probably imaginary. In either case, my six channel Behringer and pre-amp fixed any issue that I may have noticed with tone.

                I have not had to rip apart this guitar but based on the quality of the knobs and switches and the quality in which they are installed shows that this guitar has solid electronics.

                If you are a beginner, this guitar is not for you. I say this because the value of learning on a cheap instrument is priceless. Also, guitar is something that takes practice. It is also painful for the first month to year of practice. You do not need to play till you bleed but you need to play till it hurts to form callouses. I saved close to $200.00 (this includes tax I didn't have to pay for new) on my guitar because somebody gave up. If you need a Les Paul, buy an entry level one.

                Inspected and Setup in USA. GREAT VALUE. The Craftsmanship is good but binding will more than likely have minute flaws that does not effect play.

                 
                4.0

                Would buy again in a heartbeat

                By Randy

                from undisclosed

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

                Not perfect but a very nice and extremely beautiful guitar

                 
                5.0

                Plays great, sounds great, gorgeous, great price!

                By Rando

                from Ringgold, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Church Praise Band
                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar:

                  I play at church and record at home. No funding for new gear so it's great to get such a quality instrument at such a reasonable cost. I wish it was a Gibson, but frankly, it plays as well and sounds as good as Gibson LP Studios I tried.

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