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Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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

With its ideal combination of features and value, the Epiphone Les Paul 100 is the perfect electric guitar for the advancing guitarist. It has a mahogany body with maple top that delivers classic solid, heavy tone while the bolt-on mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard are easy to play. Great electronics are vital to finding your sound and the 700T/650R open-coil humbucker pickups that equip this guitar offer true Les Paul tone. Other appointments include a tune-o-matic bridge for precise intonation and durable chrome hardware. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Resonant and warm-sounding mahogany neck
  • Maple top for legendary Les Paul tone
  • Damage resistant bolt-on mahogany neck
  • Powerful 700T/650R open-coil humbuckers
  • Fully-adjustable tune-o-matic bridge
  • Case sold separately

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 437 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (319)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (36)
  • Fun to play (34)
  • Good pick up (29)
  • Good tone (28)
  • Solid electronics (23)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (36)
  • Jamming (31)
  • Small venues (23)
  • Recording (15)
  • School bands (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Novice (10), Professional musician (6)

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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4.0

Great Guitar for the Price!!

By Z3RO

from Ohio

About Me Experienced

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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exception value

By Sir M n S

from Clearwater,,fl

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Gig Bag Would Be Nice

Best Uses

  • First Or Second Guitar
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

Bought this as Christmas present for little brother. I own 3 gibby LPsand wasn't expecting much. Fit ,finish tone and playability were big surprise. A real fun guitar. The Pups gave full range of tones and neck was a dream. Not a lot of ginger bread but certaintly not a ' beginner' guitar. Could easily use on stage.

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5.0

Awesome Guitar

By John

from Washington State

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • 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:

    The guitar snobs will tell you that this is a fake Les Paul and so on but I've had many different guitars over the years and this is one of my favorites. It plays nice, feels good, looks good and sounds awesome. I would be lying if I said that I wasn't planning on changing the pick ups eventually. Not that these sound bad because they don't. I just want to throw in some Zak Wylde EMG's or something similar. Buy this guitar, you won't be sorry

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    5.0

    Great guitar love it

    By Josh61

    from Pearland tx

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up

    Cons

    • Input Jack Loosens
    • Input Jack Loosi
    • Jack Gets Loose

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    I got this guitar a few years ago it's great the only problem is the jack has come out a few times but after I fixed that it was good I perform a lot spend a lot of time with it I'd recommend it to all my friends so if you like the design it's a great guitar to have

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    2.0

    Worth what you paid for

    By JD

    from Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy Neck Action
    • Fun To Play
    • Good beginner guitar
    • Good pickups

    Cons

    • Jacks Were Hard To Plug I
    • Neck Had Scuff Marks

    Best Uses

    • At Home Learning
    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

    I got this guitar for a student I'm teaching. It's worth every penny I paid. If you are learning and want your first electric guitar I'd recommend it. You can't expect a 200 guitar to have the finish of a 5000 one. That's why I kept it without sending it back. I do recommend it to any beginner.

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    5.0

    "I would buy this again

    By levy

    from hyattsville, MD

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

      Nice, i like this think

      Comment on this review

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      bang for the buck

      By kidmoose

      from Coconut Creek, Fl

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

        A real "fake" Les Paul for this price???? YES!!!!!
        Ok, so my guitarist laughed at this purchase. But if you are like me, a keyboard player who always wanted to play guitar, you just can't go wrong! I'll never be a Jimmy Page but I COULD be a Malcolm Young IF I practice enough. But the feel and the playability of this guitar is GREAT! I use it through a Vox amp with a nice Korg effects pedal and I'm able to contribute to a few Neil Young and Cream songs right off the bat. Guitar will never be my main instrument, but for me; this is a joy to hold and play. Plus I have always liked the sound of Epiphones, regardless what the experts tell me! Get one, you won't be disappointed!

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't judge the axe by the price

        By JERRY4TIRE

        from Melbourne , Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

        Just got mine yesterday in the sunburst and it's beautiful ... Love the sound , the feel,
        The action ... And of course " The Tone " come on its a Les Paul ... Gibson quality control .. Just not the Gibson price ... If your a die hard Fender person then this is not for you .The only thing I'm changing are the strings . I like a lighter gauge ...

        Comment on this review

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Decent Quality and Fun to Mod

        By SD Aztec

        from Rancho San Diego, CA

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        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.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A little skeptical at first....

        By Jodi

        from Oak Hill, WV

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul 100 Electric Guitar:

          I have to admit, I was skeptical at first buying a "low end" instrument. But after picking up this guitar and just playing without being plugged in, I knew it would sound great with an amp. I was right. This guitar has a very warm, deep tone, but yet balanced with treble tone. I play though a Fender Mustang I, so I am able to play it with a "slew" of different sounds.

          The action was perfect right out of the box and needed no adjustment. I did, however, change the strings right off. Matter of fact, I ordered strings when I ordered the guitar "just in case" the strings didn't sound and feel to my preference.

          I also own a Mexican Fender Telecaster, so I am able to play one then the other. The quality of this Epi is right on par with the quality of my Fender, in my opinion. It also feels to be lighter.

          I have been playing guitar (mainly acoustic) for 13 years, and even though I am not a professional musician, I do consider myself to be and intermediate player. So if you are looking for an affordable Les Paul, this guitar is the one to choose.

          I would have given this guitar a 5 star rating, but I ordered a factory restock so the guitar came with a small scratch on the back of the neck, which I expected.

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