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A mahogany body with open-coil humbuckers and genuine Les Paul tone.

A genuine and affordable Les Paul.If you'e beginning to take your music more seriously, the Epiphone Les Paul 100 is the electric guitar you want. The mahogany body and maple top provide that solid, classic heavy tone, and the mahogany bolt-on neck with rosewood fingerboard is a breeze to play. Loaded with 700T/650R open-coil humbucker pickups and chrome hardware, the Epiphone Les Paul 100 features classic Les Paul design and tone at an incredibly affordable price. Use the drop-down menu above and to the right to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
Body
  • 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
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: 650R
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: 700T
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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SPECIFICATIONS

Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar

  • Chrome hardware
    Rosewood fingerboard
    24-3/4" scale
    1-11/16" nut width
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EpiphoneLes Paul 100 Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 451 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (331)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (48)
  • Fun to play (47)
  • Good tone (40)
  • Good pick up (38)
  • Solid electronics (29)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (48)
  • Jamming (41)
  • Small venues (32)
  • Recording (22)
  • Rock concerts (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Novice (13), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decent Quality and Fun to Mod

Bought the cherry burst LP-100 4+ years ago, and it was my first electric. The frets were rough, with some buzzing, and I never liked the tone with the stock Epi...Read complete review

Bought the cherry burst LP-100 4+ years ago, and it was my first electric. The frets were rough, with some buzzing, and I never liked the tone with the stock Epi PUs. About a year ago I started some mods for both looks and tone. Got rid of the creme pick guard and swapped the creme accents for black. Swapped out the muddy stock PUs for a set of GFS Vintage 59s (very cheap and worth the investment) and it now sounds awesome. Swapped the LP-100 truss cover for a stylish Epiphone "E" cover, not because I'm hiding it being an LP-100 (will tell anyone who asks about it), but because I hot-rodded it. Had a tech do the work, along with a fret dressing, and it now feels as good as it sounds. If you buy this for a kid/beginner and invest a little, he or she could play this for years. Really a very decent guitar for the money and fun to mod/personalize.

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Fixer-uper

The best thing about this guitar is the reputation of an lp. Despite the dot inlays on the neck, and the epiphone headstock, this guitar looks just as sweet as a classic paul....Read complete review

The best thing about this guitar is the reputation of an lp. Despite the dot inlays on the neck, and the epiphone headstock, this guitar looks just as sweet as a classic paul. The price though, tells you clearly that it isn't.The mojor short comings on this guitar are it's pickups, and it's hardware. The pickups aren't great. The tone they produce is kind of thin without any effects on it. Playing this guitar clean is dissappointing, and no where near the sweetness of a gibson of any price range. This is easily fixed with the installation of gibson pickups ( 490r and 498t alnico like in the supreme lp model or '57 classics rec.) though that will set you back a bit.A much quicker and also highly beneficial fix would be to add new tuners. Grovers are industry standard and are also used on gibsons. The standard tuners on this guitar fall short of keeping intonation. On mine, the strings were out of tune just about as soon as I put it down. easy fix. Overall, this is a good guitar for the money, especially for a begginner who won't require more and may not notice the difference. And when the guitar's initial tone is outgrown, it's a much smaller amount of money to upgrade this guitar than it would be to buy a newer and better one.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Completely Satisfied!

By Madeline Richey

from Indiana

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

I have no complaints whatsoever outside the stock strings. It is absolutely beautiful in every detail and to my pleasant suprise the Epiphone Les Paul 100 is easier to play than my Squier Strat.
I am new to guitar playing so to be honest it is hard for me to evaluate all of the features of the Epiphone Les Paul 100 accurately. The tuning machines on this instrument are much more sensitive than I am use to but it was quite easy for me to adjust to that and get it in tune quickly. I certainly like it much better than my Fender Squier Strat if that helps.
Everything on the Epiphone Les Paul 100 seems to be very high quality and well made for the price. The only "complaint" that I have is the quality of the stock strings, but isn't that usually the case when you buy a new guitar? I ordered a couple of packs of Ernie Ball strings with this in anticipation of that.
The Epiphone Les Paul 100 is truly a fantastic guitar for the price. A real value to be sure!

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great value. good guitar.

By Tubatoothpaste

from Central Illinois

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Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

I'm really happy with this and would recommend it to anyone except the most discerning and/or snobbish players.
The neck is good. The pickups are good, but be aware that they match those on the Les Paul Jr. All you need to do is go to the Epi website and compare that. I think the tuners are good. Like the pickguard and knobs and switches.

You get dots instead of trapezoids on the frets. The consumer must decide if that is a problem.
If you define quality as an item that is robust, does not require any maintenance out of the box, and is ready to play out of the box, then I give this a 9 or a 10. Seriously, you will read other reviews of other guitars about how you need to change out the cheap strings right away. That's not necessary with this axe. I played two gigs with it before I changed strings.
Beautiful finish. Good tuners. Good pickups. Sweet neck. Excellent intermediate guitar. I'm not embarrased to play it, in fact, have had pros way better than me pick it up and play and like it. Do not overlook this guitar just because it has a great price.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone LP-100 Les Paul Electric Guitar

By Jake Hueller

from Lyons, OR

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    First off, let me say that I wrote a review on this instrument when I first got it a couple of years ago, but I'm writing another review because now I what I'm talking talking about, unlike I did back then.
    That being said, this guitar is amazing! I own a Squier Stratocaster Standard and a Yamaha APX500II acoustic (I like cheaper guitars. They play better to me for some reason.) My Strat has a thinner and smoother neck, so I use it for the better feel. But for tone, this LP has got it in the bag! I told a friend I got a cheap Les Paul, and he asked "un-covered or covered pickups?" I said they were un-covered, and he was so happy. Granted, covered pickups look much better, but for tone, un-covered is the way to go. And humbuckers, no less! If I could choose between my Strat and this Les Paul, I would probably choose this Les Paul, as the tone and sound is unsurpassed by even the finest Gibsons.
    As for looks and feel, this not too bad. It has a thinner body than other Pauls, and a bolt-on neck makes it a little different, but it's fantastic. Also, the pictures on Musicians Friend hardly do it justice, as the guitar looks so much more beautiful in person (I have the heritage cherry sunburst.) I strung this bad boy up with a set of Ernie Ball Cobalt Series .10's, and it is unsurpassed by anything!
    A lot of people complain that the strap buttons are bad. Well... they are. But I had strap locks on this thing for a bit, and they were great, because they completley sovled the problem. I gave the locks to my church's bass player as a gift, and I bought a DiMarzio ClipLock strap earlier this year, and with the combination of this strap and the lighter weight of the guitar itself, this thing is very comfortable to play standing up.
    My only con; it has dot fret markers, not the block ones. But who really cares? It's the best Les Paul you can get for this price range, and it's even better than most in the $1,000's range. I would guarantee if you buy this, you will not be sorry!

    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Value For The Price!

    By Hammerhead

    from Duluth, MN

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    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    Final thoughts....it is what it is...if it sounds good, it is good! I have had around 50...yes 50 guitars in my life and this one deserves to be at the top of my list. And yes...I have had real Gibsons and Fenders so I know what I'm talking about. There is always going to be someone that is mad over some minor issues. That's why there is a return policy. Enough talkin...it's time for Rockin!
    This may come with a few minor adjustments needed (in reference to "humbuckers are of poor quality, the neck is crooked, and tuning knobs are loose") but if you know how to use a wrench you can tighten the tuning knobs or replace the humbuckers - even though I think they are great for the price - and you can return it if the neck is crooked. I'm sure with the number of guitars produced there may be a few affected by conditions before they reach the consumer. Now stop yer complaining! I have been playing for 41 years and I am amazed at the quality you can find for under $1,000. I have had 3 Gibson Les Pauls and this is of equal quality - without the back breaking weight. It's not as light as the Epiphone specials but with the extra weight come tone and sustain. This is well worth checking out! And speaking of pickups...if you put a good set of strings on this it will become a rock and roll machine!
    Very high quality. In the 70's you could not touch anything of this quality for under $1000.
    When I first picked one of these up I was trying out a Peavey 6505+ amp and was blown away by this guitar (the amp had that "WOW" factor also) but I bought the guitar instead. Plays like butter right out of the box. Fantastic value.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epi LP-100 Pwn'd my other guitar

    By thombrogan

    from northeast

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    Pros

    • Addicting
    • Classy
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good String Definition
    • Light Weight
    • Very Metal
    • Warm Sounding

    Cons

    • Undersized Strap Buttons

    Best Uses

    • Noodling
    • Practicing
    • Rockin Out In Living Room

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    The ebony Les Paul 100 was my birthday present this year. With its black paint, chrome hardware, and creme-colored pickup rings and pick guard, it is a stunner. With Dunlop strap locks, it's sublime.

    It blew my 1980s B.C. Rich NJ series Bich-style guitar out of the water tone-wise. Completely pwn'd it. Running the Rich through my 'metal' amPlug makes everything go "djent djent djent" and I smile all stupidly happy. Running the Epi Les Paul 100 through it gave me noticable string definition while still crunching, punching, and squealing with the best of them. Didn't think that was possible with the electronics on a priced to own guitar. Also, it felt SOO much more comfortable to play despite the Rich having a scalloped fretboard. The Les Paul feels buttery in a good way, but not so good that you can't make eye contact with anyone.

    Also, the Epi Les Paul 100 feels 'too easy' to play when using very light strings like 8s and 9s. Even 10s are pushing it in terms of being too slinky in E standard tuning (from the guy that loves Billy Gibbons Dunlop 7s and Ernie Ball Extra Slinkys on his other guitar). The guitar is currently wearing SIT 10-48s and really wants 11-50s to compromise between sounding its best and being playable with my wimpy li'l fingers.

    It's light, it plays like a breeze, sounds like a dream, looks like you need to wear a tuxedo to wear it, and doesn't cost seven gajillion buxx0rz. Sure it could use better strap buttons (or a strap-lock setup) and stainless steel frets, but it's three oceanliners full of butt-kicking awesomeness for a very reasonable price as is. The only reason not to get the Ebony LP-100 is because you already have one of the burst pattern ones in its place.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really amazing guitar

    By Pantojawashere

    from Hermosillo, Sonora, México

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Warm Sound

    Cons

    • Strings May Be Loose

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    This guitar has a rich tone, it sounds wonderful, and it has very much sustain (one note reaches seven seconds), dont judge a guitar by it's price, the sound can make you amazed. Very affordable price, you won't be disappointed!

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Guitar for the Price!!

    By Z3RO

    from Ohio

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good quality
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up
    • Tuners

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    Got this guitar for my first "decent" guitar, and it taught me everything I know. After out growing my amp, I knew my next upgrade was the pickups, which were the EMG "Het Set", which were the best choice I ever made. Great tone, great action once adjusted. The only issues I've had, is I had to replace a tuning key that stripped after only 3 sets of strings, and when replacing the pickups, the hole in the guitar is very small, so it was hard to wire.

    I use this to play metal, rock, grunge, as well as using my chorus pedal on it. It's not to heavy, and is well balanced. Personally, the best 270 I ever spent. I will never get rid of my first real guitar.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent Quality and Fun to Mod

    By SD Aztec

    from Rancho San Diego, CA

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    Bought the cherry burst LP-100 4+ years ago, and it was my first electric. The frets were rough, with some buzzing, and I never liked the tone with the stock Epi PUs. About a year ago I started some mods for both looks and tone. Got rid of the creme pick guard and swapped the creme accents for black. Swapped out the muddy stock PUs for a set of GFS Vintage 59s (very cheap and worth the investment) and it now sounds awesome. Swapped the LP-100 truss cover for a stylish Epiphone "E" cover, not because I'm hiding it being an LP-100 (will tell anyone who asks about it), but because I hot-rodded it. Had a tech do the work, along with a fret dressing, and it now feels as good as it sounds. If you buy this for a kid/beginner and invest a little, he or she could play this for years. Really a very decent guitar for the money and fun to mod/personalize.

    (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Guitar

    By Tyler Resler

    from Indiana

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    Really good guitar. ive had it for about a year and its still rocking. Good distortion and clean lines. smothe fret board.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar!!!

    By Josh Norman

    from Texas

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    I love the guitar its style and color is great and sounds awsome to
    This guitar is great Ive had it for a year now and it still sounds as great as the day I bought it.

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