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 ...
The Latest version of the Epiphone Les Paul Standard is called the Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro. In the video you can tell the top is not quilted but flamed like the Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro. Heritage Cherry Sunburst. You can clearly see the guitar near the start of the video.more
You can see the headstock at 00:30 and you can see him play it at 0:59 - It is infact a Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro - not an Epiphone Les Paul Standard as described. You can tell this by the hardware used, as well as the custom logo on the headstock, which the standard does not have.more
Kevin used this guitar when he was in a band called The Dee Dee Dums (which featured later Tame Impala guitarist, Dom Simper). This footage is from late 2005 or early 2006 at the Swan Basement. Kevin is seen playing it throughout the whole video. The guitar has not been seen since this footage was taken.more
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
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!
awesome guitar to start off with. Very affordable and just plain awesome. I use it with a blackstar amp and it has a super rich tone. Crank the gain up and you will fall in love with it.
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.
(+) 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
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!
I've had my Epiphone Les PAul for 20 years and i love it dearly. It doesn't get played as much as it probably should, but i can't bear to part with it! great Les Paul tones at a quarter of the price, excellent playability and great looks.
Good guitar. Neck has a good feeling to it. Lighter than most les pauls. Pickups sounds amazing but can't achieve the tone i get on my squier classic vibe tele. Possibly one of the best budget guitars out there.
Got this in 2012 for my birthday. Played about 10 in store, and didn't like the color or tone of any of them. I found the one I ended up getting on a used rack, because someone had dropped it in-store and chipped about a square inch of finish off the back. Went from $550 to $350.
Used to be my favorite guitar to play. Feels like we've been through everything together. I've played everything I knowon it at least once. I've gotten several guitars since then, so we've drifted, but it's still one hell of an axe.
Complaint: The tuners are junk.
I bought this guitar used from guitar center, and at the time I didn't really know what I was looking for. Since then I have done a lot of research into different types of guitars and what gear does what, and I am now more educated on what I should get. The more I learn the more I am happy with this guitar. Mine has some fret buzz and a could use a good tune-up, but these are good, solid guitar overall.
Mined was bought preloved by seafarers. hand made in South Korea, gold top in 1998. Change the pickup to Seymore Duncan (forget the model) by Fid from Singapore Skapunks The Full Pledge Munkees. It was early 2000s. Currently at JOHO.my for display.
This guitar can do it all. Jazz, rock, metal. It's a step up from what would be considered "budget" LP's, it's a set neck and there's grover tuners. The pots on mine are a little shaky, but I haven't gotten around to fixing them. The controls are straight forward, 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector. My string preference for this is currently Ernie Ball Power Slinky.
Think of an electric guitar and the two that spring to mind are usually the strat and the Les Paul. If you can't afford a Gibson what do you go for? I chose the Epiphone version as its as close to the Gibson as you can get. My one I got from a friend who lent it to me for a gig and after using it I didn't want to let it go. I've played various Gibson and Epiphone versions but the one i have just felt better to me (It sound great too).
This guitar was ready out of the box. Fit and finish was excellent. Plays like a much more expensive guitar. I won't insult your intelligence, by saying it sounds, or plays like a Gibson. But for the money, it's a no brainer. It has that true Les Paul feel. If mine was damaged or stolen, I'd definitey buy another. I've been playing for about few years now, and I've had my share of axes. For the money this is a solid.