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Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar with Case

With a set of genuine Gibson USA '57 Classic humbuckers, this Les Paul wails with fat PAF-style rock tone -- and the flame maple top looks killer to boot. (96) Read 96 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
'57 Classic humbucking pickup Vintage PAF feel; warmth, depth and distinct edge
AAA-grade flamed maple top Deep wood grain for striking visual appeal

Superb Tone Thanks to Gibson USA Humbuckers

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 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.

Get an overview of the Les Paul Tribute Plus in this video from Epiphone:


Features:

- 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
- Pau Ferro 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 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: Pau Ferro with pearloid trapezoid inlays with 22 jumbo frets
- Fingerboard radius: 12 inches
- Pickups:
-- 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 Tuners
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Guitar

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.

Body

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.

Neck

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.

Electronics

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.

Features

- 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
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Overall: Let me start by saying I received my guitar in three days which you might think is a day late until you understand I live in a remote area of Alaska. Thanks zZounds for the fast delivery. I am by no means a professional player but have owned several guitars including Fender and Gibson's over the past 45 years. The finish, craftsmanship, and overall detail of this LP Tribute was amazing. I was unable to find any flaws. I ordered the faded cherry which is gorgeous! I immediately took the guitar from the box, opened the beautiful hard case, tuned the stock strings and began playing the guitar which felt and sounded amazing. I was worried that the neck would feel fat as older LP's I had played many years ago which I never cared for. This neck felt more like a Gibson SG neck which fit my hand perfectly. The tones and sustain was way beyond my expectations for a $600 guitar. I can't wait see how it plays after I put new strings on it and hear it again. I don't even feel that this guitar needs to be setup as I had no fret buzz as some other customers have sometimes noted. I must be one of the lucky ones. I am also pleased with the strap locks which no one ever talks much about. I am very satisfied with my purchase and have become a new Epiphone player who will be a return customer with Epiphone products and a continued dedicated customer to zZounds.
Style of Music: Country and rock.
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Overall: I finally received mine in black cherry finish today and played her through my Vox Ac30c2. I must say, this guitar puts all of the epiphones I've played in the past to shame. This is as good as my Gibson classic. Buy one of these if you're in the market for a les paul. The finish on mine is flawless! I opened the case and was blown away. All it needed was a minor setup for intonation and new strings. It didn't even have fret buzz like other epiphones typically do. The construction and electronics are solid. I might even buy another in the blue!
Style of Music: Alternative rock, hard rock, indie rock
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