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Epiphone Les Paul Classic Quilt Top   

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Epiphone has been building quality guitars since 1910 and has based the beautiful Les Paul Classic Quilt Top on one of the most famous guitar designs...Read More

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This beautiful quilted maple top is our leading customer-rated product, and for good reason.

Epiphone has been building quality guitars since 1910 and has based the beautiful Les Paul Classic Quilt Top on one of the most famous guitar designs of all time—the Gibson Les Paul. This guitar, authorized by Gibson, has been painstakingly built 100% to their specs. The mahogany neck, mahogany and alder body, and chrome hardware contribute to the incredibly sweet, signature Les Paul tone. It features a 24-3/4"-scale set neck, 2 open-coil humbucker pickups with a volume and tone control for each, and a 1.68" nut. The fast action, nice sustain, and awesome tone make this highly playable guitar great for any type of music from punk to bluegrass.

What really makes this guitar stand out however, is the flawless finish and arched, quilted maple carved top. So striking is the quilt top that Epiphone gives you the option of leaving off the pick guard, so as not to hide any of the finish. You will receive a complete pickguard setup if you want the traditional look or are a heavy-handed player whose guitar needs the protection! The rosewood fretboard, with trapezoid inlays and body and neck binding, tops off this charmer. No other guitar sounds like the famous Les Paul.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body and neck
  • Chrome hardware
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • Carved quilted maple top
  • Ships with pickguard unattached for pristine finish option
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • Body and neck binding
  • 2 open-coil humbuckers
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • 1.68" nut
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4.7

(based on 306 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

WOW!!

I decided to write this review because so many of my gear searches actually take me here to Musicians Friend anyway!

I just bought a used 2004 Epiphone Les Paul Classic...Read complete review

I decided to write this review because so many of my gear searches actually take me here to Musicians Friend anyway!

I just bought a used 2004 Epiphone Les Paul Classic and whoah!!! This guitar is AMAZING!!! Perhaps they were just having a really good day in China at the Deawon Plant, but regardless I am super impressed!!

I love to search for quality equipment at affordable prices and man this thing is a beauty to look at and sounds awesome!

I play through an Orange Dual Terror and a BlackStar HT60 Soloist.

This thing has a very gritty tonal personality in it's clean tones and a I get some of the gnarliest heavy high gain sounds out of it as well.

The action is ridiculous! This is the lowest easiest to play guitar that I have ever handled. REALLY a treat to play!

For it's age (2004), the electronics ALL check out! In fact the ONLY thing wrong with this is one minor ding on the frontside face of the body and the plastic toggle knob bat top is cracked and needs to be replaced (I ordered a metal chromed one). That was it!

I did not expect this level of perfomance from this guitar. As a result this model is on my radar and I will look at more of them as they turn up. Truly an excellent guitar.

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Disappointed

I was hoping for a guitar with comparable quality in its price range, but I was disappointed. Across the board, from tuners to the pickups to the neck quality, I think what I...Read complete review

I was hoping for a guitar with comparable quality in its price range, but I was disappointed. Across the board, from tuners to the pickups to the neck quality, I think what I received is inferior to other guitars (even cheaper) in the price range. The Hamers (imports) and the Schecters are better sounding and more playable. I now think that the relative quality and durability of the "standard" Fender strats and teles should be considered. Epiphone seems to be a mere pretender of what Gibsons products used to be. Fender seems to be getting better and better. You get a lot for the money. I play an American Strat most of the time and when I think of what the same dollars buy from Epiphone and Gibson I realize Fender gives you the most, in tone, quality, and durability. Think, then buy.

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5.0

WOW!!

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from Spokane, WA

Pros

  • BEAUTIFUL
  • Solid

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Gigging
  • Practice

I decided to write this review because so many of my gear searches actually take me here to Musicians Friend anyway!

I just bought a used 2004 Epiphone Les Paul Classic and whoah!!! This guitar is AMAZING!!! Perhaps they were just having a really good day in China at the Deawon Plant, but regardless I am super impressed!!

I love to search for quality equipment at affordable prices and man this thing is a beauty to look at and sounds awesome!

I play through an Orange Dual Terror and a BlackStar HT60 Soloist.

This thing has a very gritty tonal personality in it's clean tones and a I get some of the gnarliest heavy high gain sounds out of it as well.

The action is ridiculous! This is the lowest easiest to play guitar that I have ever handled. REALLY a treat to play!

For it's age (2004), the electronics ALL check out! In fact the ONLY thing wrong with this is one minor ding on the frontside face of the body and the plastic toggle knob bat top is cracked and needs to be replaced (I ordered a metal chromed one). That was it!

I did not expect this level of perfomance from this guitar. As a result this model is on my radar and I will look at more of them as they turn up. Truly an excellent guitar.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a Classic Les Paul

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from Lyons, OR

this guitar is outstanding!!!! never had a problem with it. replaced the pickups for Seymour Duncans just for user customization.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible music machine

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from Virginia

I bought this guitar with the black quilt finish used, and could not be happier. I own an Epiphone SG G-400, and this guitar dominates all features of the SG. I play it with a Marshall MG 30, and it can get sounds all the way from blues to punk. I don't use any pedals, all of the basic sounds and tones I could want come out perfectly. The only issue I have found is with the treble volume knob, it's making contact with the body and keeps it from turning as easily as it should. There is virtually no crackling and popping when pickups are switched. I prefer this guitar to american made Fenders, and for the price, Gibsons.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

first and best

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from palm bay fl

this was my first real electric guitar and i bought it used about two days ago and i couldnt be happier my brother has a gibson les paul and i used to play that but now im hooked on my guitar i have transparent black and bought it in great condition just a few belt buckle scratches on the back and this is great for blues or classic rock or pretty much any rock i play mostly guns n roses and i play throgh a little marshal 15 amp with a fx foot pedal and i play sweet child of mine sounds exactly alike my brother is playing this more than his gibson les paul best guita ive owned and probably ever own

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epi LP classic quilt top discontinued

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from Seattle

That's too bad that Epi stoppped making these LP Classic Quilt Tops. I've got the transparent amber and am extremely satisfied with every aspect of this guitar. I collect guitars ... no, I whord guitars, and this is by far my favorite for any rock and/or blues licks. I bought a Gibson LP a year after buying the Epi. I took the Gibson back because I figured that for $3200, the Gibson should at least perform as well as the Epi ... but it didn't. The Alnicos on the Epi don't have the low end crunch like the Gibson LP, but they have amazing tones of their own. The intonation was nearly spot-on off the rack. The Grover tuners keep it in nearly perfect tune for months at a time. I got the action way low on mine, and there's never a problem with fret buzz near the neck joint like on some Epi models. I'd recommend buying one if you're considering doing so. Good luck finding one of these incredible guitars, though. I know I'm never letting go of mine.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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from Undisclosed

I got my Les Paul used, and it was my first. This guitar just blew my mind. Even banged up and from who knows what year, this guitar sounds and feels just like any Gibson I've played. So far, it has been the smartest purchase of my life and will continue to be my favourite guitar.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Billy

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from Memphis

This is a great guitar in every way. Playability, sustain, sound. On top of it all the price is unreal. I do not write reviews, but felt compelled to on this purchase. Could not be happier with the guitar.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this is a classic

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from West Hartford, Ct

just as it's name implies, this is a classic guitar. from everything from the finish to the sound. let me tell you, this is a worthy investment. i got mine in trans black and i have never seen anything prittier. in the picture, it looks grey, but this thing is black.overall, a very good guitar.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Foxy guitar...

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from Clemson, SC

This guitar is beautiful; the pictures really do not do it justice. I purchased the transparent blue, and I really can't stop looking at it. The guitar sounds great right out of the box, and as of yet I've had absolutely no problems with it. A solid buy, in my opinion.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar with amazing finish

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from San Diego

Amazing guitar, had it for six months, no fret buzz, feels great, has a good sound plugged and unplugged, have had no problems, sounds amazing through my marshall. The finish looks better than any picture shown on here can show.

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