Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
Epiphone Alnico Classic humbuckers Classic biting tone with warm, fat mids
1960s SlimTaper D neck profile Recreates iconic '60s neck profiles for great feel
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Body Shape: Les Paul
Body Material: Mahogany
Top: Plain Maple Veneer
Binding: None
Neck Material: Mahogany
Profile: 1960s SlimTaper; D profile
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Number of Frets: 22
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Nut Width: 1.68"
Inlays: Trapezoid
Joint: Glued In
Hardware Finish: Nickel
Tuner Plating: Nickel
Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Stopbar
Tuning Machines: Grover; 18:1 ratio
Pickguard: Black
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover: Epiphone Bell Shape with "Studio"
Control Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
Switch Tip: Black
Strap Buttons: 2
Neck Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic Humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic Plus Humbucker
Controls: 2-Volume, 2-Tone CTS Electronics
Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
Output Jack: 1/4" Epiphone heavy duty
Strings: .10, .13, .17, .26, .36, .46
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Alpine White
Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EILTAWNH1
Ebony
Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EILTEBNH1
Smokehouse Burst
Shipping Weight: 11.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EILTKHNH1
Wine Red
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EILTWRNH1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(5 ratings)
Submitted August 6, 2020 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Epiphone has done it again.... Smokehouse burst could be darker, but that's my personal preference!"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I didn't think I could get something that could hold up next to my bandmate's Gibson BFG P90. This one is as close to that tone, but with a little more grunt because of the humbuckers. It plays beautifully, looks just as good if not better than his Gibby, at nearly 1/3 the cost of his!

Sound
Loud & Aggressive. The covered pickups smoothed out the tone overall, especially the highs. I thought it would be a bit mid heavy due to the neck, but nope.

Features
I didn't mind the simplicity of the controls. I'm not one for coil splitting, and If I was going to have a Strat sound, I'd play a Strat.

Ease of Use
Like I mentioned, it stands on it's own against my bandmates Gibson BFG P90. Then we switched. Although his is obviously broken in, we sat there for nearly an hour to see what differences tonewise, and this Epi stood up to anything the BFG could throw out. He match whatever tone I could adjust on the guitar with a bit of overdrive and reverb. Chord for chord, note for note, Epi was a close second. This was slightly chimey against the P90, but that was to be expected with the pickups as they were.

Quality
For those that don't know, Past Gibson employees have now been working with Epiphone to get the tolerances to near perfect spec (minus the "Made in China/Indonesia/Malaysia/Not the US" standard that Epiphone was always known for), and it has been showing the past read more few years. 2020 just pushed them so much closer. Without the nonsense of coil-tapping, and it could use a good set-up to your liking, out of the box, it played well.

Value
Buy from zZounds.... this is another one that other retailers (B&M/online) had in stock. Great delivery time, and the free shipping makes this one a no brainer

The Wow Factor
This is an absolute beauty and steal!

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