High-quality and great value, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus-Top Pro Electric Guitar more versatile and good-looking than ever, with two coil-tapped PAF-style Pro-Bucker pickups and a beautiful AAA flame maple veneer top.
Classic single-cutaway body
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro utilises the classic LP pairing of a solid mahogany body with a maple top, which in this instance is a beautiful AAA flame maple veneer, offset by a single-ply cream binding. Along with looking good this classic combination ensures you get the heralded Les Paul tone and sustain.
Durable neck design
The quality woods don’t end there as the neck of the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus-Top Pro has also been constructed from mahogany, which has been carved to the fast and comfortable ‘60s SlimTaper D profile, and features a scale of 24.75” and a 12” radius. This is topped by a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets, a nut width of 1.68”, single-ply cream binding and is adorned with pearloid trapezoid inlays. This leads to the headstock, which has been angled at 14 degrees to give the best possible sustain and tuning stability.
Pro-Bucker Humbuckers with Coil-Tapping
Giving versatility unheard of in previous Plustops the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro Electric Guitar features a pair of coil-tapped Pro-Buckers; a Pro-Bucker-2 in the neck position and a Pro-Bucker-3 in the bridge position.
Coil tapping aside the humbuckers equipped on the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro are pretty special as they feature the same Alnico II magnets used in vintage PAF humbuckers. From these you can expect a fantastic emulation of the much sought after PAF sound with everything from sparkling highs to solid lows, all with that trademark richness and warmth. While the Pro-Bucker-3 is overwound to bring a bit more edginess to your lead sound both pickups have been wound using Epiphone’s double vacuum waxing process to ensure hum-free operation.
Factor in the coil-tapping of both pickups (activated via push/pull controls on the volume knobs) and you’re seriously spoilt for choice, as the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro will give you single-coil bark to full humbucker bite and everything in between.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro Top Material AAA Flame Maple Veneer Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile 1960's SlimTaper; D profile No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Trapezoid Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover Pickups Neck and Bridge: ProBucker Humbuckers Controls Neck Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-tapping Bridge Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-tapping Neck Pickup Tone Bridge Pickup Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Honey Burst
I bought it in the Honey Burst finish and it looks and sounds stunning. I'm playing this through a Boss Katana-100. The coil splitting and ProBucker pickups offers a wide range of sounds. I've read some reviews saying these are pointless but I beg to differ. If you're like me and buying on a budget don't be put off by the Gibson/Epiphone snobbery. This is a quality built guitar, even if it wasn't built in the USA. Plenty of reviews online to back this up.
I'll certainly come back and buy a Casino, but for now this Epiphone is all I need.
Treated myself to this Les Paul, and I should have done it sooner. I cannot put it down thanks to the almost perfect setup from new.
Very well made, and the playability is great!
I love it but is very heavy (solid body) and the pick up selector can get dirty on the inside and not function correctly, but I have only ever had this problem once (take it into Dawsons and they will fix it for free) All that said it should not put you off buying one.
Great guitar, everyone should have a Les Paul at some point.
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