Epiphone 1960 Tribute Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar (with Case)

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The Epiphone 1960 Tribute Les Paul Standard captures the soul of the Les Paul. With a 60s style neck, the 1960 Tribute Les Paul Standard sounds great.
The definitive rock sound of the 1960 Les Paul Tribute comes from the combination of excellent tonewoods and advance electronics. The mahogany body is capped by a maple top with stylish finishes that highlight the attractive grain of the wood. The neck and body are joined using a vintage "deep-set" neck joint, which extends far into the body of the guitar for an incredible degree of connection. This exact style of neck joint was one reason behind the now legendary sustain of the classic-era Les Pauls.

Gibson '57 Pickups

In addition to the classic style body and neck of the Epiphone 1960 Les Paul Tribute, this axe wields a pair of upgraded Gibson '57 pickups. The '57 Classic at the neck provides the vintage Les Paul warmth, while the slightly hotter '57 Classic Plus at the bridge is ideal for crunchier rock tones. For an even further range of sonic possibilities, the 1960 Les Paul Tribute sports two push/pull tone pots to switch between series and parallel pickup configurations. The ability to switch between these electrical options gives an enormous array of tonal options to explore, adding the possibility of a thinner, surf-like twang to the standard beefy tone of a Les Paul.

Features:

- Gibson '57 pickups for vintage Les Paul Tone -- '57 Classic in neck position and '57 Classic Plus at the bridge
- Classic 'deep-set' neck joint for signature Les Paul sustain
- Push/pull tone pots to switch between series and parallel pickup configurations
- Attractive maple top read more with finishes to highlight natural grain
- Included hardshell case
- Epiphone limited lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 customer service

The Epiphone 1960 Les Paul Tributes offers an outstanding range of tonal possibilities in an attractive and affordable guitar. Upgraded pickups and vintage style construction make this a great option for discerning players looking for a wide range of tones to explore.
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Specifications
Body Material: Mahogany

Top Material: Carved Hard Maple

Neck Material: Mahogany

Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper; D profile

Neck Joint: Vintage "Deep-Set", Glued-In

Truss Rod: Adjustable

Scale Length: 24.75 in.

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with mother-of-pearl Trapezoid inlays

Neck Pickup: Gibson USA '57 Classic(TM) Humbucker (4-wire)

Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA '57 Classic Plus(TM) Humbucker (4-wire)

Controls:
- Switchcraft(TM) 3-way Pickup Selector
- Neck Pickup Volume
- Bridge Pickup Volume
- Neck Pickup Tone (push/pull - series/parallel)
- Bridge Pickup Tone (push/pull - series/parallel)

Electronics: Mallory-150 tone capacitors

Binding:
- Fingerboard - 1 ply (cream)
- Body - 1 ply (cream)

Fingerboard Radius: 14 in.

Frets: 22; medium-jumbo

Bridge: LockTone(TM) Tune-o-matic/Stopbar

Nut Width: 1-11/16 in.

Hardware: Nickel

Machine Heads: Grover(TM) Locking Tuners

Includes: Hard Case (940-ENLPCS)

Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
(15 ratings)
Submitted June 11, 2010 by a customer from gmail.com
"A Gibson Les Paul Standard 2008 model guitar at an Epiphone price!"
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I have no intentions of selling this guitar. If it was lost or stolen I would definitely get another one!
Sound
The sound is this instrument is fantastic! This is a guitar for all types of music except Metal.
Features
The coil taps takes this guitar to another level.
Ease of Use
What I found to be very interesting was when I selected to play both the neck and bridge pickup. The harmonics from both of these two pickups sound very lovely. I've read a lot of reviews about the Gibson Classic 59 humbucker pickups. What it really boils down to is taste, and knowing what your pickup is capable of doing. The bridge pickup is not too strong but that's ok because when you switch to coil tap, you get that single coil thump that Strat players are accustomed to.
Quality
Very well made for an guitar made in China. This guitar was on sell as a blemished item and couldn't find a blemish on it. I Knew I had a great sounding guitar when I played it unplugged. The sound of the strings resonates off the wood very sweetly. In my opinion, this guitar is excellent for jazz and blues. You can play all types of rock music on this guitar, but this guitar is definitely superb for jazz and blues!
Value
Worth every penny
Manufacturer Support
None needed
The Wow Factor
Hey, it's a Les Paul. What more can you ask for.
Musical Background:
Hoppyist
Musical Style:
Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, Acid Jazz & Techno
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