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Epiphone Limited Edition 56 Les Paul Standard PRO Electric Guitar

Fusing modern design with vintage-spec appointments, this limited-edition Epiphone 56 Les Paul Standard transports the sounds of the past into the future. (9) Read 5 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Epiphone 56 Les Paul Chicago Blue
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Rounded '50s neck profile Rounded, fat-back neck shape
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
P-90 PRO pickups warm tone, sparking highs, strong mids

Epiphone Limited Edition 56 Les Paul

The Epiphone "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO: Epiphone continues its long history of innovation with the introduction of the "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO featuring Epiphone's new P-90 PRO pickups made to the original specifications of vintage P-90s including bobbin shape, 18% nickel/silver base and Elektrosola wire. The new "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO packs a powerful punch with classic P-90 tone to the bone.

Classic Les Paul Features

The Epiphone "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO features a solid mahogany body with a maple veneer top that delivers the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a "real" Les Paul. The "1956 PRO has single ply cream binding on the top for a beautiful vintage look. Like all Epiphone Les Pauls--unlike cheap imitations--the Epiphone "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO features a 14 degree angled headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for longer sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by "string-tree" gadgets. The mahogany neck has a 24.75" scale with a 12" radius and features a beefier 1950s Rounded "C" profile with a glued-in neck joint for lifelong stability. The rosewood fingerboard comes with pearloid trapezoid inlays, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.68" nut, and cream binding. The "1956" PRO comes in a Chicago Blue, Ebony, and Metallic Goldtop color finish.

New Epiphone P-90 PRO Pickups

The Epiphone "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO now features new P-90 PRO pickups for that one-of-a kind vintage Les Paul sound. Epiphone P-90 PRO pickups feature Alnico V magnets, the same magnets used in sought-after vintage Les Paul with P-90s from the early 1950s. Alnico V magnets provide a rich, warm tone with a sparkling high end and a solid low end which makes the "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO one of the most versatile guitars around. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for its "PRO" pickups, including ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets, and the finest magnet wire available.

Hardware Guaranteed

The Epiphone "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO features Epiphone's legendary rock-solid hardware including a LockTone Tune-o-matic fully adjustable bridge and a Stopbar tailpiece. And now, Epiphone's updated, patent pending design auto locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed for that one-of-a-kind Les Paul sustain. The "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO also uses 1" diameter potentiometers for better "throw," longer life, and reliable service. And the all-metal toggle switch uses rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance. Epiphone's proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability and Epiphone's new "Deluxe" 18:1 ratio machine heads making tuning easy and reliable.

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Like every Epiphone, the "1956" Les Paul Standard PRO features a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. History repeats itself--only better--with the new Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus top PRO

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- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Maple Veneer
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: 1950's, Rounded "C" Profile
- Neck Joint: Glued In
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid Trapezoid inlays
- Neck Pickup: Epiphone P-90 PRO pickup
- Bridge Pickup: Epiphone P-90 PRO pickup
- Controls: Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector, Neck Pickup Volume, Bridge Pickup Volume, Neck Pickup Tone, Bridge Pickup Tone
- Binding: Body Top - 1 ply (Cream)
- Binding: Fingerboard - 1 ply (Cream)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Epiphone "Deluxe" 18:1 ratio
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 11 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 17 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EN56CBNH3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great P-90 Style"
Overall: I've wanted a Les Paul for a while; however, I'm not too keen on the sunburst or goldtop everybody seems to rave about. The first thing that drew me in to this guitar was the beautiful blue finish, semi translucent blue; paired with the creme pickgaurd and pickup covers, this guitar is a vintage beauty. Just a coincidence I was also looking for a nice set of P-90's. This guitar offers decent sustain out of the box, action was a little high, easy fix. Neck is definatly thicker, as I expected, easier for my fat hands. Frets feel nice, shorter feeling neck than some stuff I've felt before. Kinda nice though. Solid built. No dive either, which is great. The pickups exceeded my expectations. I play a wide range of rock music; this guitar caters to the more bluesy, stoner rock stuff I play. Paired with a fuzz box, this guitar can get some sick fuzzy tones with minimal hum. I love it. I don't like the knobs. In fact, I will be buying speed knobs for this guitar very soon. They stick; in fact, I can feel them grinding against the body. It makes me cringe every time I use them. I'm not a fan of the gold color either. May replace with a creme. Otherwise, love it!
Style of Music: Blues, stoner, alt-rock, doom, metal, hardcore, thrash, progressive
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Overall: Love at first strum. Picked it up felt the chunky neck wow. Sighted down the neck looks good. Tuned it up and pluged into VoxAC 15 and it was all I needed. Been waiting for Les Paul with P90s for some time, was worth the wait. Setup is spot on. Nice guitar, thank you Epiphone, thank you ZZounds. P.S. My 13 year old is already trying to get it out of my hands and into his.
Style of Music: rock, country, rock n roll, classic rock, easy does it
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