Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar - Review
Epiphone Les Paul Standard | Specifications, pricing and rating information on this economical les paul electric guitar.
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No. Strings: 6
Top: Carved Maple
Body Type: Solid Body - Mahogany Body
Neck Material: Mahogany - Joins Body at 16th Fret
Fretboard: Rosewood - Not Bound - Solid with Block Inlays
Scale Length: 24.75"
Body Dimensions: 16"w x 20"l x 2 1/4" d
Total #Frets: 22
Binding: Bound body, neck, and headstock
Electronics: 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers
Controls: 2 volume and 2 tone controls
Switching: 3-way pickup switch
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Epiphone Les Paul Standard MSRP: $832.00
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Now, the classic look of the 'plain' maple top is available to go with the classic Les Paul Sound with the Epiphone Les Paul Standard.
This understated look is preferred by many Les Paul fanatics. It still has everything you need in a Les Paul.
Solid Mahogany body, Maple top, Alnico V Humbucker pickups and the Tune-o-matic bridge/Stopbar tailpiece combo for monstrous sustain.
Based on the original Les Paul design, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar has 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers, gold hardware, set mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard with block inlays.
Since 1954, Les Paul Customs have been shaping rock history with their powerful tone and prolonged sustain. All-mahogany body.
Body, neck, and headstock binding. 2 volume and 2 tone controls with a 3-way toggle switch. Get an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar and add your own chapter to the story of rock guitar.
Limited lifetime warranty.
Also available left handed.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar MSRP $832.00
Mahogany neck and body, carved maple top rosewood fretboard. Set-in neck. all gold hardware. Made in China, inspected and set up in the usa.
The finish was by far the most impressive part of this guitar. There's no doubt that an Epiphone Les Paul Standard looks and tunes better than the lower trim model gibsons, which cost considerably more.
However, the rosewood fingerboard was not that impressive and seemed quite soft. I have major concerns as to how this will wear over time.
I was very sceptical about this guitar because, first of all this guitar is produced in China and secondly, it is a very low priced Les Paul, but wow I was very surprised.
This guitar has a very hollow tone and both pickups are very warm but distinctive in their positions of bridge or fretboard pickups.
I find some guitars you can't use the bridge pickup unless you are soloing because they are to high and bright but this one is very warm but does not lack the highs. .
I thought that I would have to do a lot of setup work when this guitar arrived, but was surprised that I only had to adjust string height at the bridge (which is very easy) and lowered the nut a bit to match my playing style.
Intonation was perfect as were the harmonics. Frets were all nice and smooth and finished off very nicely for a great smooth feel - not ragged fret ends to slice into your fingers!
The final details of the finish did not quite make it for me as I fould several blemishes and they were in some obvious places.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard is quite durable. From the solid carved wood body construction the to trussed neck this guitar will take a lot of abuse. Be cautious of all the guitar edges however as there is nothing to protect the finished edges other than the finish itself. So a hard bang on a music stand, wood chair or able and you will have a unsightly chipped edge.
Your new Epiphone Les Paul Standard is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for the life of the original retail purchaser, subject to the limitations contained in their warranty.
Please refer to the Gibson website (or Epiphone) for additional details on warranty service.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard if a great lower-priced guitar for those of you looking for a Les Paul type sound. Great sound out of the pickups will put a smile on your face.
From the carved maple top to the mahogany back, this guitar is a put together quite nicely. Everything is neat and clean with very little frills. As I mentioned, there are some blemish issues you will have to deal with in all likelyhood, but for the most part it is a very impressive guitar. I love the ebony finish.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Humbucker pickups perform flawlessly and gives this guitar amazing sound and versatility. The sound is clean and great for jazz and mellow rock and very able to handle those Les Paul licks!
If you are a intermediate music student or budding professional guitarist, this guitar will more than meet anything you want to tackle. I give it very high marks compared to anything in it's price range. After all where can you get that great Les Paul sound for under $450.00 street price?