Paying homage to the long friendship between Epiphone and Les Paul is the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit. This memoriam combines Les Paul design with Epiphone quality and value, and Gibson USA ’57 classic humbucker pickup tone.
The now legendary warmth and bite-giving combination of a carved hard maple top and solid mahogany body is once again utilised in the construction of the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit, which is, of course, carved to the classic Les Paul guitar shape.
With the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit a solid mahogany neck has been hand fitted and glued into the body, extending well into the neck pickup cavity, for optimum neck-to-body contact. This has been carved to the 1960s SlimTaper profile and topped by a 22 medium-jumbo fretted, rosewood fingerboard, which sports pearloid trapezoid inlays.
At one end of the neck you’ll find a headstock equipped with a set of 18:1 ratio premium Grover 106 Series Locking Rotomatic machine heads, while at the other is the sustain-enhancing combination of a LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece.
With such thought put into the selection of tonewoods used in the construction of the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit it was made certain that none it would be wasted with a set of inadequate pickups. In steps a pair of Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucker pickups. Perfect for a guitar created to pay tribute to Les Paul, these pickups are recreations of the original PAFs that gave the Les Paul its signature sound.
Warmth and subtlety are offered through the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar’s '57 Classic in the neck, which crunches nicely with full, even response. Joining this is a '57 Classic Plus in the bridge, which is hotter than the neck thanks to its extra turns of wire. Both pickups feature Gibson's special Alnico II magnets, vintage enamel coated wire, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and vintage-style braided wiring.
Pushing the envelope even further, the tonal offering of the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit is busted wide open with the utilisation of 4-conductor pickup wiring. This gives you the capability to switch between series and parallel wiring via push/pull controls at the guitar’s tone pots.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit Top Material Carved hard maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile 1960s SlimTaper Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 22 Fret Size Medium Jumbo Position Inlays Pearloid Trapezoid Fingerboard Radius 12" Pickups Gibson USA ’57 Classic Plus Humbucker, 4-wire (Bridge)
Gibson USA ’57 Classic Humbucker 4-wire (Neck)
Pickup Config. HH Active/Passive Passive Special Electronics Push/Pull - Series/Parallel Selector Controls 3-Way Pickup Selector
2 Tone with Push/Pull - Series/Parallel Selector
Bridge Locktone Tune-o-matic Tailpiece Stopbar Hardware Finish Nickel Tuners Grover Locking Rotomatic 106 Series 18:1 Finish Vintage Sunburst
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