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Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar  

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    An authentic Les Paul only smaller – a great beginner's axe!

    The Epiphone LP-Express electric guitar captures the look, sound, and feel, of their famous Les Paul guitars but in a slightly smaller package that is perfect for travel use, for guitarists more comfortable on a small guitar, even younger players. The neck has the same basic dimensions as a full-size guitar but the scale length is only 22" as compared to 24-3/4" on a full-size Les Paul. The result is an incredibly comfortable electric guitar that maintains good string tension when tuned to standard E.

    Great Design Features
    While the Epiphone LP-Express is a real Les Paul, it incorporates some unique design features to ensure that the guitar performs well. First, while the body is still mahogany, the neck on the Express is hard maple as opposed to the traditional mahogany neck. This gives the guitar a little more high-end bite or brighter tone which effectively offsets the slightly looser string tension due to the shorter scale length. Additionally, the combination of the fully-adjustable fixed bridge with a string-through body design fits well on the smaller size body while adding sustain and making string changes a breeze. Finally, the neck is bolted in place securely using 4 recessed bolts set into a tapered heel making upper fret access easier and very comfortable.

    Premium Additions
    With the slightly looser string tension, it's even more important to have great tuners. Epiphone designed the Les Paul Express guitar with premium, 14:1 ratio die-cast tuners to give you excellent tuning accuracy and stability. As a bonus, a custom Express-sized padded gig bag is included with every guitar making it the perfect travel guitar.

    Peace of Mind!
    As with all Epiphone's, the Les Paul Express guitar includes Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and is backed by their famous 24/7/365 Customer Service.

    Features

    • Body: Mahogany
    • Neck: Hard maple
    • Neck shape: SlimTaper
    • Neck joint: Bolt-on
    • Tapered heel: 4-bolt recessed
    • Scale length: 22"
    • Fingerboard: Rosewood with dot inlays
    • Neck pickup: Epiphone 650R humbucker
    • Bridge pickup: Epiphone 700T humbucker
    • Controls: Master volume, master tone
    • Fingerboard radius: 12"
    • Frets: 21 medium/jumbo
    • Bridge: Epiphone FB-601 fully adjustable
    • Nut width: 1.69"
    • Hardware: Nickel
    • Machine heads: Premium die-cast
    • Accessories: Padded gig bag

    So what are you waiting for? Express yourself today with the Epiphone LP-Express. Order today.

     
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    EpiphoneLes Paul Express Electric Guitar
     
    4.0

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    Not bad for a 22

    Bought one of these "used" from MF. Setup on the guitar was horrible + strings were stretched out. Wouldn't stay in tune for more than a few seconds. Installed a...Read complete review

    Bought one of these "used" from MF. Setup on the guitar was horrible + strings were stretched out. Wouldn't stay in tune for more than a few seconds. Installed a set of .011s (Ernie Ball #2220). Big improvement, but the strings sounded dull/muddy and tension was very lose and wouldn't stay in tune very long. Decided to try tuning the guitar up a 1/2 step (F-Bb-Eb-Ab-C-F). Difference was like night vs. day! Strings would then hold tuning very well and sounded much better. After a setup the guitar holds tuning and actually plays chords in tune. Plays well/sounds good for the price (simular to current LP Special II). The G string still sounds a little funky at times, and the G is the one string that sometimes seems to slip in pitch after about 10 minutes of playing -- I plan to try switching the G string with a _wound_ .018 in the near future. With a little work, the guitar makes a nice small and fairly lightweight guitar to play while sitting in an armchair at a computer.

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    les paul express electric guitar

    Great little guitar, but I was a little confused on the description in the ad. It was more or less right on, but I thought it would be a regular les paul body...Read complete review

    Great little guitar, but I was a little confused on the description in the ad. It was more or less right on, but I thought it would be a regular les paul body size, and the neck would be a little smaller towards the headstock for a small handed person. Just read the description more closely and you won't be confused like I was. My main concern was the wider fingerboard due to my smaller hands, but like I said before, they stated that it was a full size neck, so that was my fault by not reading it closer than I did.

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    4.0

    good little travel guitar

    By Steve

    from tylertown ms.

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    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    Now to share some of the small issues which I corrected myself.Most of the low ratings this guitar recieved were mainly with tuning issues.The Intonation on mine wasn't even close and whoever installed the strings was either in a hurry or an idiot.So I removed the cheap strings and installed some d'addario .009's properly and tuned it up, stretched and pulled till I got the string slippage tight, adjusted to a close string height ,set the intonation using a tuner and screw driver and in about thirty minutes I had a nice feeling axe in my hands that stays in tune.Didn't have any fret buzz either and I set my strings at about 3/32" from the last fret and also standard 440 pitch.
    This guitar is well suited for my needs.It has two hum buckers, one vol., one tone control and one toggle switch
    As far as quality goes,I give it a pretty decent rating because I played some more expensive brands that were'nt as good.The tuners were much better than I expected because of some of the other reviews I had read.The pick ups are decent, the neck was straight, the paint job was well done and the bridge was much better than than the one on my American made Tele.
    I think this is a great deal on a travel guitar for the price,Only an expensive Steinberger or Erline would be better.Since I bought it to take offshore,if it got damaged or stolen ,I wouldn't feel so bad.I started playing in the sixties and there just weren't any decent cheap guitars being made at that time.My firsrt electric cost a hundred bucks,about six hundred in todays money and it was a piece of crap.I think the younger players are more critical in their reviews nowdays because they haven't experianced real crappy guitars with the fret spacing so far off that tuning is impossible, pickups that sound like a cheap microphone and tuners that break off.Todays guitars are so much better and I for one really appreciate it.

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    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not that bad

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    Not bad for a starter guitar
    Not much to it really ... One pickup ,one volume , one tone knob
    The set up our if the box was not to bad , but it had a lot of fret buzz and needed to be set up correctly
    Ok for the used price but I would not but it at retail

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    les paul express electric guitar

    By JAMES .MC

    from FLINT, MICHIGAN

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    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    Great little guitar, but I was a little confused on the description in the ad. It was more or less right on, but I thought it would be a regular les paul body size, and the neck would be a little smaller towards the headstock for a small handed person. Just read the description more closely and you won't be confused like I was. My main concern was the wider fingerboard due to my smaller hands, but like I said before, they stated that it was a full size neck, so that was my fault by not reading it closer than I did.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I was not expecting that

    By karty

    from Toronto

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    For the price of this instrument, I was expecting a compromise. I have tiny arms and hands and needed a small scale guitar that had good playability and was made decently. After looking around awhile and seeing reviews about how these sorts of guitars were mostly for beginners or children, I tried to accept that I was going to have to compromise with what I got. I got this guitar in the mail yesterday and it's blown me away!!!!! I don't know why it is as cheap as it is. Maybe I just got a guitar that was inspected or made by a very knowledgeable person in the factory, but this one is amazing!!!! it sounds like a mini les paul!! I am so happy with my purchase. The only downside I can think of is the neck is a bit too wide for what I'd like, but thats hard to get away from and still retain a les paul sound I suppose. I rated the quality as 5 because for this price, I don't think you can have much of a complaint about what you are getting.

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    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Decent I suppose.

    By Matt Key

    from Virginia

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    Where to begin, ok so for being pretty cheap I guess it's decent, you're getting what you pay for. I was searching for a cheap guitar in a shop close to where i live called Sam Ash (great place) and this was the guitar i was looking at before, plugged it in and was very dissapointed. it doesn't hold a tune and sounds really muddy. What I will give it is it has a skinny neck and is pretty lightweight. if you're just starting out it's a nice beginner

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    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not bad for a 22

    By Localoid

    from Podunk, WV

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    Bought one of these "used" from MF. Setup on the guitar was horrible + strings were stretched out. Wouldn't stay in tune for more than a few seconds. Installed a set of .011s (Ernie Ball #2220). Big improvement, but the strings sounded dull/muddy and tension was very lose and wouldn't stay in tune very long. Decided to try tuning the guitar up a 1/2 step (F-Bb-Eb-Ab-C-F). Difference was like night vs. day! Strings would then hold tuning very well and sounded much better. After a setup the guitar holds tuning and actually plays chords in tune. Plays well/sounds good for the price (simular to current LP Special II). The G string still sounds a little funky at times, and the G is the one string that sometimes seems to slip in pitch after about 10 minutes of playing -- I plan to try switching the G string with a _wound_ .018 in the near future. With a little work, the guitar makes a nice small and fairly lightweight guitar to play while sitting in an armchair at a computer.

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    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BIG bang for the buck

    By Don-UL4il

    from san diego,CA

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    I am a veteran classic rock and blues player (45 years playing out) that loves short scale guitars. I use this for gigging 3-4 nights a week, and it has never failed me. You will need to put a little heavier strings on it (11's or 12's) to keep it in tune, but I can think of no other upgrades necessary. It is simply a well-built guitar that is very easy to play (a scaled down les paul special II that is 1/5 as heavy and makes 6-7 fret stretches a breeze)

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice :))

    By Reece :))

    from Connecticut , Stratford

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    Its a good guitar , im using it and so far no problems . It has a nice feel , and sounds amazing too. If you have small hands like me and a beginner . Perfect guitar for you :))

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice guitar for a starter

    By Guitar Grandpa

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    I wished this guitar had of existed back when I was a kid. My only complaint is the bridge adjustment will not allow for a perfect intonation on the E sixth string. But, it's close enough for a kid.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    good beginner or travel guitar

    By the next Ace Frehley

    from Cleveland,Ohio

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    I played this in store and was impressed with the sound.I thought it would be a bad guitar no it isn't.I have small hands and prefer the smaller scale guitars they are more comfortable to play.The neck is smooth and comfortable.This guitar is so easy to fret and play great for beginners like me.Overall well worth the money and is a good quality made guitar.Sounds just like it's bigger brothers.

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