The Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit pays homage to the long friendship between the guitar manufacturer and the man himself, Les Paul. This it does with the combination of Les Paul’s classic design, Epiphone’s quality and value, and a pair of Gibson USA ’57 classic humbuckers thrown in for good measure.
The Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit’s timeless joining of a carved hard maple top and a solid mahogany body, formed into the Les Paul guitar shape, combines warmth and bite excellently.
Hand fitted and glued into the body of the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit is a solid mahogany neck, carved to the 1960s SlimTaper profile. In the case of this model, the neck extends all the way into the neck pickup cavity, for the best possible neck-to-body contact. The neck sports a 22 medium-jumbo, rosewood fingerboard, which has been outfitted with pearloid trapezoid inlays.
This lies between the sustain-enhancing combination of a LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece and a set of 18:1 ratio premium Grover 106 Series Locking Rotomatic machine heads at the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit’s headstock.
Getting the best of the tonewoods used in its construction, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit is equipped with a pair of Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucker pickups. Recreations of the original PAFs that gave the Les Paul its sound, there is no better tribute.
The '57 Classic in the neck of the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar offers warmth and subtlety with full, even response with full-on crunch when you need it. The '57 Classic Plus in the bridge, with its extra turns of wire, is hotter than the neck. Each pickup features Gibson's special Alnico II magnets, vintage enamel coated wire, nickel-plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers, and vintage-style braided wiring.
As forward thinking as Les Paul himself, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit really open up the tonal palette by utilising 4-conductor pickup wiring to offer series/parallel switching through push/pull controls at the guitar’s tone knobs.
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 Mdeium 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 Faded Cherry
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