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Epiphone Les Paul Classic Plus Guitar
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A gorgeous rendition of a treasured guitar. The Classic Plus has all the traditional Les Paul features, including a super-fast, 1960s slim-tapered ne...Click To Read More About This Product
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A gorgeous rendition of a treasured guitar. The Classic Plus has all the traditional Les Paul features, including a super-fast, 1960s slim-tapered neck; and trapezoid inlays. Extras include a quilted maple top and Gibson-designed open-coil humbuckers that are double vacuum wax-dipped with alnico magnets and enamel-coated wire. It's hot.
- Super-fast, 1960s slim-tapered neck
- Red and blue models have black hardware
- Burst model has chrome hardware
- Trapezoid inlays
- Quilted maple top
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it's a great guitar
i have this guitar and a gibson les paul just like it. they play and sound exactly the same. the only real differences the paintjob and the price. the gibson has that smooth...Read complete review
i have this guitar and a gibson les paul just like it. they play and sound exactly the same. the only real differences the paintjob and the price. the gibson has that smooth gold finish while the epi has a sparkle finish. while the finish is really nice, it's not as smooth as on the gibson. in terms of how they play, they're almost identical. when i got the epiphone, the frets were a little rough but other than that, it was perfect. the weight and neck feel identical between the two. while having different pickups, they sound as pretty close to the same as any two guitars can. i tried them both through my 25 watt fender practice amp and my 100 watt marchall stack and the differences are nil.the main difference is the price. the gibson costs $2k while the epiphone is under $500. i have 14 guitars and 2 basses and i love my gibson but the epiphone les paul is the best deal i've ever come across in a guitar.features - it's a les paul. it is what it is and shouldn't have all sorts of features.quality - good overall, great function and sound, budget paintjobvalue - best you can find anywhereoverall - great guitar!happy buying!
Most Liked Negative Review
This guitar is overrated.
First of all, this guitar is overrated. It's pretty good for the price but the action was too low so it buzzed alot. It was an easy fix. The buzzing stopped. Another...Read complete review
First of all, this guitar is overrated. It's pretty good for the price but the action was too low so it buzzed alot. It was an easy fix. The buzzing stopped. Another thing is, the pickups were pretty crappy. The sustain sucked too. This guitar is above average but I don't recommend it. Good price though. But if you're going to buy an Epiphone Les Paul, I recommend getting the les paul ultra or the les paul standard. Trust me they're at least 3 times better than the LP classic plus. I will return it in a few days because it's really not that good.
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I'm a complete amateur guitar hack, noodling around now and then since college (about 10 years) and have always wanted to get one of these. After about a year of barely picking up my current electric (strat knockoff) or acoustic (decent yamaha), this guitar arrived yesterday, and after a quick tuning, I felt like I was right back where I left off...I'm looking forward to being able to break through to the 'next level' a lot more easily now than on my old equipment. Plus the sunburst looks as awesome as I expected it would.
This guitar is great for those going from intermediate to advanced. If you're a beginner and want to get that Paul sound, go Special 2 with the humbuckers. Reason is, the classics and standards get a bit pricey if you're a beginner just starting out. The Classic Plus gives great tone with Gibson Designed Open humbuckers. You really get that fat Paul sound and can easily modify your tone with a little tweaking with the toggle switch and knob selections. Action is smooth and the lacquer finish on my heritage cherry sunburst is gorgeous. Really, I see no point in going full Gibson when you have an already great guitar right here to play. Not too expensive, but not "cheap" either. Does it really make a difference where it's built if you use the same woods? My Classic Plus also sounds great with the combo amp I use, which is a Marshall AVT50 (great sound from a hybrid tube/state amp which doesn't cost an arm and a leg, and you can gig with it too).
I almost didn't buy this guitar. I am so happy that I did, though. I've been playing it for six months now and this Is the best guitar I have played among the others owned by my fellow guitarists. The only miner problem I got to was the action was a little low for me, but it's a quick fix for a les paul like this. It sounds great, feels great, and the heritage cherry is absolutely beautiful. If you are considering buying this, look no further.
I have no regrets about getting my new Epiphone. It plays great, the pickups are great and if you can't afford a Gibson, which a lot of people can't, this is your guitar. I wouldn't trade mine for the world It was GREAT purchase. No regrets at all.
This is a great guitar for the money. I'm not crazy about the pickups but only because they don't have covers. They actually sound pretty good. The plastic control covers, pickup rings and pick guard are cheap but they can all be replaced at little cost if you are so inclined. The workmanship on the guitar itself is very nice. The binding fits flush everywhere. I can't even say that about my Gibson LP. The fretboard is really nice. It was filthy when I got it, but it cleaned up beatifully. I also like the Grover tuners. If you want a Les Paul but can't afford a Gibson, this is absolutely the next best thing.
I really like this guitar. I can play it really hard and it stays in tune, which is a WHOLE lot more than I can say for my Ibanez Artcore. My only complaint is that the nut grooves came from the factory cut way too deep, and I have to use really heavy strings to avoid string buzz on the 3rd fret. I play this guitar through my original Line 6 AxSys 212, and it really screams on the Marshall w/bass boost setting.
This guitar is absolutly fabulous. You cant go wrong, especially with the great price that MF offers. I you love Gibson but cant afford their LP's, look no more. Epiphone is the way to go. I hope you make the right choice and enjoy your new guitar in the near future.
I just got this guitar today and its great, the pick ups on this guitar are just great, I recommend this guitar to anyone.
The Guitar is amazing. The classic pickups blow the standard and custom out of the water. The vintage sunburst is absolutely beutiful. The inlays are gorgeous and I can say nothing bad about the hard ware. Out of the box the bridge needed to be lowered slightly but thats it. I haven't had to tune it other than from standard to d in 3 weeks thanks to grover tuners. The rhythm pickup is great for that page tone while the treble for something more like randy rhoads or tony iommi. In essence this guitar is amazing and look at that price. With the vintage sunburst I gave her a vintage name Lucy.
Awesome guitar that is recommended to anybody that is looking at buying an electric. Beautiful finish and outstanding tone. I would have given it a ten but nothing is perfect.