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Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar 

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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. Th...Click To Read More About This Product

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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

Get classic Les Paul design and tone without bursting your budget. Order today.

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)

Ratings Distribution

  • 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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Excellent Guitar for the Price!

By John B

from Bloomfield, NJ

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar for rehearsing... figuring that if it got banged around I wouldn't feel so bad at this price. When I got the guitar, I was really surprised at the quality, the sound, and how nice it is to play. Beautiful finish, too. I will also be using this one for playing out. I already own an American Strat, Gibson ES 335, and a Telecaster Thinline... this Epiphone really holds it own!!! Very happy with this purchase and the guitar came set up really well.

     
    5.0

    Excellent guitar!

    By Kim

    from Texas

    About Me Child

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

      Purchased this as a Christmas gift for my 13 year old son. He loves it's! It's a great guitar. It sounds and looks great!

       
      5.0

      Great Buy

      By Mudrock3t

      from New Phila, OH

      About Me Experienced

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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:

        This one happened to be ready to go right out of the box, I've had so many that weren't.

         
        5.0

        "A great guitar for the price."

        By herman

        from london,ky.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

          "I like the look and feel.""It also has great tone.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          OMG!

          By drg63873

          from Missouri

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

          This is my favorite guitar by far. Honestly, Epis have always been one of my favorite and this one screams with a full but somewhat mellow tone. The humbuckers on this one sound great at 1 as well as at 10. If this guitar was to disappear I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One of the best "Bang for the buck" guitars I have ever had.

          By Silenced Within

          from Houston

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Classic Rock
            • Jamming
            • Metal
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

            I have been playing for 25 years. I currently own several top of the line guitars. I play metal, punk and classic rock. This guitar was purchased by me for someone else as a starter guitar. It was used for a bit, then returned to me. I had it just sitting on the rack with the rest and basically ignored it. After a while I took pity on the Epiphone and took to my "set up guy" who gave a fret dressing and set up with 46-10 stings. String height was set to 2.5/64 and intonation was set. (This is SUPER LOW)
            The guitar plays like a dream. It is almost embarrassing to say it is the most fun guitar I have. It does not have the deep tone of my Gibson 60's Tribute with Burst Buckers. The ceramic pickups are hot and crisp. It would be fair to compare the tone to a modern Ibanez or LTD. It shines on High Gain settings on the ENGL Raider amps. Does an ok job clean, but not these pickups are not really warm, so the sound is a bit thin. This guitar exceeds the expectation. I would not change the pickups.

            I was skeptical of the bolt on neck, but when compared to my Ibanez 7620, Schecter PT and Bartell Black Widow, the sustain is comparable. Will not match the sustain of the Gibson, but then it was 1/4 the price!The neck is stable and the guitar seems very solid. Light weight, it works for long rehearsals.
            The tuners are the only weak link but that is a cheap fix anyone can do themselves. I myself have yet to change them out, as they do hold well enough.

            Electronics, pots, switches and jacks all seem solid. I have clocked many hours on them with no issue.

            The best part of the guitar is I can play it out at the clubs and not worry about it being targeted by thieves.

            Hope this helps..

             
            5.0

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            By Sherman

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

            I ordered a dealer restock and it had problems. Musicians' Friend kept their word and replaced it. The replacement plays and looks great!!! Thank you.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Guitar

            By Rob

            from Huntsville Alabama

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

              This is my second guitar and I couldn't have picked a better one! Really satisfied with my purchase.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great for beginners

              By What is an nickname?

              from Chicago, Illinois

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

              I bought this guitar used a few years ago, my first electric guitar. For what I bought it for, it was a great guitar all around. It's got a pretty solid tone. I did experience a little fret buzz, but not enough to ruin the playability of the guitar. Overall a great guitar for a beginner or someone looking for an inexpensive guitar that still maintains quality fundamentals.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy again!

              By shagdue

              from Surfside Beach, SC.

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues
                • Tinkerer and Luthier.

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

                I have had this guitar for almost four years. It's my "Go To" guitar off my multi guitar rack. Awesome guitar in that price range and likely a better value for instruments at higher price points.

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