Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Les Paul Standard Epiphone's history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940's when Les, working late at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City, created what might have been the world's ... read more
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Good build quality, even if stock pickups are shocking..
I picked this guitar up for very cheap as used, but in excellent condition. I mean seriously, one tiny hairline scratch behind the headstock. This meant the frets were perfect, everything was where it was supposed to be, so I was able to do a pretty special set up and get a surprisingly low action. After that, I started to put it through it's paces and really test her out.
Within about 30 seconds I found that the pickups were lacking in pretty much everything... They were muddy, lacked definition and generally just sounded rubbish. I hung it up after that and went out and bought some Seymour Duncan humbuckers for it!
The guitar itself is not a bad guitar at all, the neck is a bit chunky for me but that's just down to preference, but the overall build quality is pretty good for a "cheap" guitar. With a bit of attention to the set up and a change of pickups I made it sound and play like a much more expensive instrument. It's still not perfect but it's definitely the cheapest way to get a reasonable quality Les Paul if you swap the pickups out!
edited about 4 years ago
Good guitar, especially for beginners
Generally made in China, with some imperfections on its production, but it's a cool cheap choice if you like Les Pauls. It's my first guitar, and keeps me still satisfied after 2 years. It's the affordable and cheaper version of a Gibson Les Paul. Of course, it CANNOT be compared to a Gibson. If you dont believe it check out a vast amount of videos on the internet that can prove you the super difference between the brands... One thing that you can't argue about is the beauty of this guitar. I still look at my Epiphone the way I did when I bought it. Bottom line is, if you love Les Pauls and don't have money to get a Gibson, go to your local music store and check one of them. I suggest you to play it, to feel it. You can get a good deal with used ones too. Since its my first review I apologize for anything ridiculous you guys may find. Cheers.
Very good guitar for beginning
(+) Great sound (it sounds like a Les Paul to me), great price for what it is (-) Not as good quality as I've expected ( the knobs were all mounted in a wrong way; so I couldn't turn them; the plastic on the pickguard was so sharp that I cut my finger once; the electronics, especially the switch, are not noiseless when you're adjusting them) But I'm pleased with it, and you should not forget that this is an Epiphone, not a Gibson ;-) 5/5
Is slowly becoming one of my favorites, it has a very distinct growl too it that some things just require, mine is a 1993, cherry burst made in Korea. For some strange reason mine has an ultra slim neck like an Ibanez. It isn't refinished so my best guess is a factory mistake that some how got past QC. The pickups have been replaces with the whole lotta humbcuker set
Good, decent guitar!
I have tried out A Gibson Les Paul and the Ephiphone edition is just as good if not the same! The tone you can get off this guitar is amazing, this guitar is really good for clean effects but it also sounds well with a hard distorted sound on it. If you add delay on to a reverb it sounds really good. This guitar is amazing!
Les Paul Standard Epiphone's history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940's when Les, working late at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City, created what might have been the world's first solidbody electric guitar, better known as "The Log." Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. “Epiphone always made a good guitar,” Les often said.
The Les Paul Standard remains one of the most sought after guitars in the world 50 years since its first issue. Now, Epiphone's Les Paul Standard brings you the classic features and tone of Les’ invention with legendary Epiphone quality and value.
Players like Jimmy Page, Slash, Ace Frehley, Mark Knopfler, Zakk Wylde, Alex Lifeson and countless others rely on the unique tone of a Les Paul. And now, you too can experience the Les Paul Standard at a price that won't break the bank!
Like every Epiphone, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard features a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. Visit an Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and discover the joys of a Les Paul Standard!
PRODUCT FEATURES Classic Les Paul Alnico Classic™ humbuckers Grover machine heads SPECIFICATIONS Body mahogany Neck Hand-set, mahogany Scale 24.75” Fingerboard Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoid Nut Width 1.68” Neck Pickup Alnico humbuckers Bridge Pickup Alnico Classic™ humbuckers Tailpiece Locking Tune-o-matic™ Stopbar Machine Heads Grover® Color Ebony (EB), Metallic Goldtop (MG), Pelham Blue (PE), Cardinal Red (RC) Typical Weight (+/- 5%) 8.5 lbs Strings D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46