Epiphone Les Paul Classic Worn Electric Guitar
What's special about this item?
|Feature:||What it does:|
|Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO pickups||Classic biting tone with warm, fat mids|
|Mahogany body||Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain|
|Maple top||Long sustain with crisp, bright tone|
|LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar bridge||Epiphone proprietary lock-in hardware|
A "Vintage" Les PaulThe Les Paul Classic Worn has a solid Mahogany body with a Plain Maple Cap cut to the classic profile of a late '50s Les Paul. All Epiphone Les Pauls feature a 14-degree angled headstock that provides more pressure at the nut for longer sustain and better intonation without the hang-ups caused by "string-tree" gadgets. The Mahogany neck has an easy-to-play 60s era SlimTaper C profile with a worn open grain finish that combined with the worn color finish gives the Les Paul Classic Worn an elegant look. The neck has a 24.75" scale length, 22 medium jumbo frets, an Indian Laurel fingerboard with Trapezoid inlays, and a 12" fingerboard radius. The body and fingerboard have cream binding. The ABR nut is 1.68". Epiphone's famous sloped dovewing headstock has a "bell" shaped truss rod cover and Les Paul's iconic signature in gold silkprint along with an Epiphone '60s-era slanted logo in mother of pearl.
Alnico Classic PRO HumbuckersThe Epiphone Les Paul Classic Worn Collection features two open-coil "zebra" Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers with Alnico-V magnets, which provide a slightly higher output than vintage pickups and also have enhanced mids and highs. Each pickup has a Volume and Tone control with vintage-styled Gold 'Top… read more Hats" knobs plus Epiphone's all-metal 3-way pickup selector switch.
Buck the Hum!Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO humbuckers utilize a double vacuum waxing process that ensures you quiet operation free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in a specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, the pickup is given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for pickups including ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.
LockTone ABR Bridge and Stopbar TailpieceThe Les Paul Classic Worn comes with Epiphone's rock solid nickel hardware including a LockTone ABR bridge and Stopbar tailpiece combo that auto-locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed. Tuning is fast and accurate with Grover Rotomatic machine heads with "kidney" buttons with an 18:1 tuning ratio.
Top: Plain Maple
Binding: Cream (Top and Neck)
Neck: Mahogany with open grain worn finish
Neck Profile: 60s SlimTaper C
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Nut: 1.68" ABR
Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Fingerboard Inlay: Trapezoid
Pickguard: Cream (Les Paul)
Pickup Mounting Rings: Cream
Neck Pickup: Alnico Classic PROTM w/ coil-splitting
Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic PROTM w/ coil-splitting
- 3-way toggle
- Neck Volume
- Bridge Volume
- Neck Tone
- Bridge Tone
Control Knobs: Gold Top Hat
Bridge: LockTone ABR
Output: 1/4" Epiphone Standard
Case: Available from Authorized Epiphone Dealer
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs
- Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 17 x 5 in
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ENLPCWEBNH1
- Metallic Gold
- Shipping Weight: 11.5 lbs
- Shipping Dimensions: 41 x 16 x 5 in
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ENLPCWMGNH1
- Heritage Cherry
- Shipping Weight: 11.75 lbs
- Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 5 in
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ENLPCWHSNH1
- Violet Purple Burst
- Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
- Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 17 x 5 in
- Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ENLPCWVPNH1
In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
Not much more to add, but if you have a pedal-friendly amp (the Fender Champion 100 series leaps to mind) then all you've done is make life easier for yourself. Those humbuckers go from a growl to a roar with a decent overdrive or distortion stomp box. Cut the humbuckers… read more to single coils and set the pickups to out-of phase and you've come dangerously close to a classic Stratocaster. This is not a bad thing.
No complaints here as to features, sound, playability, price, although the Epiphone-branded hard-shell case is worth the price paid. Fits like a glove.
Ease of Use
The ease of getting a great sound out of this instrument is about as difficult as plugging the cable into the guitar, the cable into the amp and turning the amp on. Yeah, that's pretty much it.
Is the product well made? Watch any of these guitar shows and watch them do the blind-fold test between the Gibson and the Epiphone of the same model and how often the guy being tested gets it wrong!
Is this guitar worth the asking price? It's worth that and then some. So much offered (push/pull pots, etc.) for a $500 price point? Yeah, you're not going to beat that.
Other than to buy my guitar, no previous history with the company.
The Wow Factor
Appeal of this instrument? 100% if you are anywhere near shopping for your next guitar. ASAP if you ask me.
50 years, give or take.
Primarily blues with the famous fall back with classic rock. read less