Taking inspiration from classic roots - Les Paul's 1952 original - the Epiphone Les Paul 100 is an absolute beauty, which has everything a beginner or a seasoned pro, could ask for, all in one low-cost package.
As with all great Les Pauls, the body is masterful combination of a mahogany back - to deliver that thunderous mid to low end charge - with a maple top - taking on the responsibility of tempering the mahogany's power by ensuring the upper range is heard loud and clear - which are seamlessly married together. The heart and soul of the legendary Les Paul tone starts here.
The rugged and reliable mahogany neck, guarantees stable base for the beautiful rosewood fingerboard. The neck is carefully fitting with a tapered heel, this allows the guitar to rest more comfortable against the body, making it easier to play. The fingerboard is decorated with dot inlays, allowing you to navigate up and down the fretboard with stylish a guide. The fingerboard is set to the same radius as even the most sought after Les Pauls - 12". This ensures a responsive yet seamless string bend control, so you can execute licks without having to contend with note drop outs.
The Les Paul 100 is fitted with Alnico 650R and 700T humbuckers at the neck and bridge positions respectively. Whether you're a: chicken picker, flat picker, sweeper, shredder, tapper or strummer, this perfectly matched pair of beauties will ensure that the sound you're looking for can be achieved with minimal effort, allowing you to get on with what you do best.
The tonal versatility on offer is staggering thanks to the range of controls - each pickup has an individual Volume and Tone pot - whilst the all metal 3-way toggle switch allows you to pull out wailing solo tones, fat and creamy blues riffs and thick rock n' roll chunk. The only thing holding you back here is you imagination!
The strings' connection to the body is as secure as can be thanks to the excellent LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and StopBar tailpiece. Tuning integrity is upheld thanks to the splendid die-cast machine heads.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Name Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar Top Material Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Dot Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Covered Controls 2-volume, 2-tone
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