Review Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

This plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard is an electric guitar that delivers all the signature sound of a Gibson Les Paul at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body provides superb resonance while the Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver loads of warmth. The set mahogany neck with slim-tapered profile and rosewood fretboard give you the familiar feel and fast action that Les Paul players love so dearly. Neck and body binding and trapezoid inlays produce the classic look seen on stages around the world for decades. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and string changing easier.



Product Feature:

  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75″
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12″
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68″ (42.67mm)
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Alnico Classic
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Alnico Classic
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China


  • Fun to play
  • Good tone


  • None

Final Conclusion:
It is awesome in distorted as well as clean tone. If you buy this, you surely will not regret.

After wanting a Les Paul for about fifteen years, I finally said “what the heck”. I couldn’t be happier. It is the most solid and smooth felling guitar I have ever owned. I’m an experienced player & own a couple of Strats, but this thing (even though it’s “only an Epiphone”)has the warmest tone, sweetest action, & the most stunning looks of all my guitars. As I said the overall feel is just amazing; as is the construction quality. The Epiphone Plain Top Les Paul is hands down the best guitar on the market in it’s price range(and a few other price ranges). Perfect for all styles. Perfect for all experience levels. Totally recomend it.


This is indeed a great guitar, however, Epiphone uses a wood-grain sticker instead of real wood under the finish on plain tops, flame tops, and quilt top Epi’s. A guitar shop told me that and I called Gibson CS to verify. They said that is absolutely true other than for some of the expenseive Elitist models. Features and sound being the same, buy the ebony LP and save yourself $20-30. Don’t get me wrong, I love my LP, but I’m glad I bought the Ebony. At least its real paint according to Gibson. I’ve had mine for 6 months and absolutely love it.


I just got my Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Cherry Burst at my local GC. The one they had in stock had some damage from a control knob set too low that was scratching the finish. They ordered me a new one and said that I could take the slightly messed up one in the meantime. I brought it home yesterday and plugged it into a Line 6 Spider III 15w amp that I got along with the guitar. Needless to say, this setup rocked. The guitar screams, the action is fast (which I need because I have small hands), it looks beautiful, and in all honesty, i feel like it make me play better. I have played the electric guitar on and off since I was 8. When I went to college i switched almost exclusively to acoustic because college chicks dig acoustic guitars. Now that I’m out on my own and have my own place and a paycheck I figured it was time to upgrade from my Squier Affinity sitting on the floor of my bedroom in Jersey to a new electric. I am so impressed and stoked out on this rig. Also, GC is the best music store around… so accomodating. The sustain on the guitar is amazing, the pickups can create some hot licks as well as soulful goooves. Before I got this guitar I was looking for the magic product – cheap and feature filled… after much deliberation this was the one for me.


First off let me just say this guitar is amazing, when I play it the sounds are just incredible, the slides are great, the
pickups are spectacular, and the best thing is the price, its not too expensive, so even if your a full-time rocker, or just learning your scales this guitar is perfect for everyone.


I’ve had this guitar for a few months now(vintage sunburst finish)and i was suprised by how good it sounded, especially the clean tone.I played this through a peavey tube amp at guitar center and it was amazing so i bought it.When i brought it home i was worried about how it would sound through my peavey solid state.But it sounded great!The rythm pickup is great for smooth leads.And the treble pickup (back pickup)is really good for metal rythm playing, and a classic rock lead sound.(like Aerosmith or Ac/Dc.)I was worried the clean sound would be muddy, but it is very clear, even on the front pickup.It stays in tune pretty good but i would get it set up.Good for any style of music.Best overall value in an electric guitar in its price range.

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