The Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus is an electric guitar that sounds just as stunning as it looks. Its glossy finish AAA maple veneer top and shiny chrome hardware make it an obvious treat for the eyes. But when you plug it in and hear the tone coming off its two Gibson USA '57 Classic humbuckers, you'll understand that its beauty is more than skin deep. Paying tribute to a legendary design with an eye to high-quality and detail, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus is a true value to be appreciated by guitarists of any stripe.
Solid Construction Means Solid Tone
The Les Paul Tribute Plus combines a solid mahogany back with a hard maple top to create an instrument of great warmth and resonance. The neck joint follows the deep-set design of the original Les Pauls, maximizing the surface contact between the neck and body and generating awesome sustain. The top itself, of course, steals the show with its AAA carved veneer, available in a variety of dramatic and gorgeous finishes.
A Fast and Friendly Neck Shape
The Les Paul Tribute Plus guitar features the SlimTaper neck with the shallow D shape that emerged in the 1960s, offering players a slimmer, faster design than the 50s-era instruments. With a 12-inch radius fingerboard and 1.68 inch width at the nut, the neck on the Tribute Plus is designed to feel solid yet playable in anyone's hands.
The Highest Quality Electronics Onboard
The authentic Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucker pickups in this baby mean that it delivers a classic tone right out of the case. It comes complete with the famous 'Patent Applied For' label on the base plate to indicate its famous pedigree. In the neck position you'll find the '57 Classic pickup, generally used by rhythm guitarists to get a more transparent and warm sound for chording or backup playing. In the bridge position is the '57 Classic Plus Humbucker that uses an extra dense enamel-coated coil inside, creating a slightly higher output for playing leads or more assertive power chords.
Both pickups are wired with 4-conductor wiring and individual push/pull tone pots to allow for series/parallel pickup switching. This means that your Tribute Plus has maximal tonal possibilities, even allowing you to get brighter single-coil-like sounds when desired.
Beautiful Hardware Accents
The Les Paul Tribute Plus comes complete with shiny nickel Locktone Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar, along with Grover Locking Tuners to ensure great tuning stability. The ivory-colored frames around the pickups and the pearloid trapezoid inlays in the 22 fret neck stay true to the vintage styling.
- Mahogany back, body and neck
- Carved AAA hard maple cap with Flame maple veneer
- 1960's SlimTaper neck
- Vintage Deep Set glued-in Neck Joint
- Gibson '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers
- 24.75 inches scale length
- 1.68 inches width at nut
- Rosewood fingerboard with pearloid trapezoid inlays
- 22 jumbo frets
- 12 inch fingerboard radius
- Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector
- Neck and Bridge Pickup Volume
- Two push/pull tone pots to allow for series/parallel pickup switching in both pickups
- Locktone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar Bridge
- Grover Locking Tuners
- Chrome StrapLocks
Without a doubt, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus guitar is ready to dazzle the masses and rock out in a serious way.
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- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Carved Hard maple
- Neck: Mahogany 1960s SlimTaper D Profile
- Neck Joint: Vintage Deep Set glued-in
- Scale Length: 24.75 inches
- Nut width: 1.68 inches
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid trapezoid inlays with 22 jumbo frets
- Fingerboard radius: 14 inches
- Neck: Gibson USA 57 Classic Humbucker 4-wire
- Bridge: Gibson USA 57 Classic Plus Humbucker, 4-wire
- Controls: Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector, Neck Pickup Volume, Bridge Pickup Volume, Neck Pickup Tone (push/pull/series parallel), Bridge Pickup Tone (push/pull/series parallel)
- Bridge: Locktone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
- Hardware: Nickel
- Machine Heads: Grover Locking Tuners
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Black Cherry
- Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
- Faded Cherry
- Shipping Weight: 23 lbs
- Midnight Ebony
- Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
- Midnight Sapphire
- Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
- Vintage Sunburst
- Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions,
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As Good As It Gets! The Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus electric guitar brings you the professional features of the Tribute series with the addition of a carved hard maple top and AAA maple veneer for an incredible look and tone! Featuring Gibson USA '57 classic humbuckers, the Les Paul Tribute Plus is an outstanding value that will bring years of playing enjoyment to guitarists at any level.
The Les Paul Tribute Plus features a solid mahogany back with a solid, carved hard maple cap with Flame maple veneer to create the ultimate combination of warmth and bite. Everyone knows that set-neck guitars provide the best rock tone and sustain and the Epiphone Tribute Plus takes that to the next level featuring the original 'deep set' neck joint.
The solid mahogany neck with hand-fitted, glued-in joint extends well into the neck pickup cavity creating maximum neck-to-body contact and acting almost like one continuous piece of wood. Combined with the mahogany/maple body, the result is a tribute to Les' timeless guitar design with the sound that you can only get from a Les Paul.
The Les Paul Tribute Plus guitar features the 1960's SlimTaper neck with a comfortable D shape that was introduced and made famous on many 1960's era, Kalamazoo-made guitars from Gibson and Epiphone. This profile is thick enough to provide the stability and tone you want but thin enough to provide you with the comfort and speed you need.
Capturing all the power and nuances of the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus is a pair of authentic Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucking pickups. With its 'Patent Applied For' decal on the base plate, the '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus are faithful replicas of the famous Gibson humbuckers that helped define the music of the late 1950s.
The '57 Classic gives you a tone that is warm and subtle with full, even response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic Gibson humbucker crunch! The '57 Classic Plus is the perfect bridge pickup and mimics humbuckers of that era that received a few extra turns of wire. This treatment gives the pickup slighter higher output without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone.
In combination, this pair of humbuckers overdrives tube preamps to a smooth level of saturation without becoming overpowering. Both '57's feature Gibson's special Alnico II magnet, vintage enamel coated wire, nickel plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers and vintage-style, braided wiring. But this guitar is not just about recreating the old, it's also about looking ahead...just as Les himself continued to do throughout his lifetime.
Using 4-conductor pickup wiring, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus has two push/pull tone pots to allow for series/parallel pickup switching. The result is a Les Paul with huge pallette of tonal possibilities - from full-on, in your face humbuckers to quacky singlecoil-like sounds and everything in-between.
- Mahogany back with a solid, carved hard maple cap with Flame maple veneer
- Two push/pull tone pots to allow for series/parallel pickup switching
- 1960's SlimTaper neck with a comfortable D shape
- Gibson '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers for great PAF style tone
- Mallory-150 tone capacitors
- Epiphone StrapLocks