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Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar   

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The Les Paul Express is the little Les Paul that roared. The Express captures the look, sound, and feel of a full size Les Paul but in a smaller pack...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The perfect guitar for smaller rockers or travel.

The Les Paul Express is the little Les Paul that roared. The Express captures the look, sound, and feel of a full size Les Paul but in a smaller package that's perfect for younger players and for travel.

Great Design Features
While the new LP-Express is still a true Les Paul at heart, Epiphone incorporated some unique design features to ensure that the guitar performs well for beginners as well as professionals looking for a travel guitar. While the body is made from mahogany like most classic Les Pauls, the neck on the Express is Hard maple as opposed to a 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 perfectly on the smaller sized body while adding sustain and making string changes a breeze. Finally, the neck is bolted in place securely using four recessed bolts set into a tapered heel making upper fret access easy and comfortable.

Classic Les Paul Sound
The Les Paul Express features an Epiphone 650R humbucker in the neck position and an Epiphone 700T in the bridge position. Both pickups share the same qualities as Seth Lover's original PAF humbuckers of the late '50s and feature Alnico pickups that give you an infinite variety of tone colors and sounds.

Premium Additions
With the slightly looser string tension, its even more important to have great machine heads. Epiphone designed the new Express with premium, 14:1 ratio die-cast machine heads to give you excellent tuning accuracy and stability.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Classic Les Paul style in a smaller package
  • Great for young players or travel
  • Mahogany body with bolt-on hard maple neck
  • Full-size 22" scale-length neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Equipped with Epiphone 650R(neck) and 700T (bridge) ceramic humbucking pickups
  • Flush-mounted, 1-piece fully adjustable bridge/tailpiece combination
  • Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS

Les Paul Express Electric Guitar

  • Body Material: mahogany
    Neck: Hard maple
    Neck Shape: SlimTaper
    Neck Joint: Bolt-on, Tapered Heel, 4-bold recessed
    Scale length: 22.0"
    Fingerboard: rosewood with dot inlays
    Fingerboard: Radius 12"
    Neck Pickup: Epiphone 650R Humbucker
    Bridge Pickup: Epiphone 700T Humbucker
    Controls: 1- Master volume, 1-Master tone
    Frets 21: Medium jumbo
    Bridge: Epiphone FB-601 full adjustable
    Nut width: 1.69"
    Hardware: nickel
    Machine heads: premium die-cast

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EpiphoneLes Paul Express Electric Guitar
 
3.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

  • Flat sound (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Jamming (10)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent little axe! Feels/sounds like a fullsize lp!

I've played for years and have been in several bands, would not hesitate to take this little fella up for a full set any day! I added a little mini Lea Paul pickguard I...Read complete review

I've played for years and have been in several bands, would not hesitate to take this little fella up for a full set any day! I added a little mini Lea Paul pickguard I made and some chrome epiphone pickup covers for a vintage custom mini lp. Currently my favorite guitar, easy to just grab and jam on for a few minutes or a good enough quality instument to record with. I inspected it closely out of the box,
No blemishes on the beautiful warm tobacco burst finish, no buzzing or noise, just a clean clean little les Paul that shouts Gibson quality, I'm actually amazed at the lp tone this thing has at its size. Fun all the way.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

frustrating guitar

I got this guitar for its size, as a travel guitar, partly because it was originally advertised as coming with a gig bag that was made for it. Apparently, that was a...Read complete review

I got this guitar for its size, as a travel guitar, partly because it was originally advertised as coming with a gig bag that was made for it. Apparently, that was a misprint; there was no gig bag.

I was doubtful about this guitar, for good reason. I couldn't get the saddles back far enough to get the intonation right, the 14:1 tuners are cheap & too low of a ratio, the fret tops are rough, and the body shape isn't quite what a Les Paul looks like.

I wouldn't recommend this guitar to anyone, especially a beginner, because getting it in tune was impossible, for me at least...I returned the one I ordered.

I have 2 Epiphones, a Nighthawk & a Wildkat, & they are so far beyond this waste of material I am surprised and disappointed that Epiphone would put their name on something so poorly thought out, unless the one I got was a lemon...

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

Great little guitar, some tips....

By Pycklestain

from GJ, CO

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    Tightening those tuner peg base screws, neck bolts ect. = seems to assist greatly in keeping intonation. Eph appears to under torque them a bit in production to prevent stripping, so a careful final tightening is very much key.

    With a few hex key turns and a slight truss rod pull to the north, the action became perfectly on-point with zero buzz. Also, supplement a set of Gore's Elixirs and it howls perfectly like a champ in Rocksmith.

     
    5.0

    Light wieght/Fun to play

    By Rich

    from Smithfield NC

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

      Being retired myself, and mainly an acoustic player. I was looking for something light and easy on the fingers. Was looking at the LP Jr. when I ran across this LP Express and was impressed with the extra pickup and the toggle switch put on a smaller guitar. I love this guitar for the playability and being so easy on the fingers !

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Nasty quality

      By Goose

      from Skin neck teddy new york

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

          Bad switch, bad tuners and only half size guitar I have ever seen.

           
          5.0

          So nice

          By Bfoot

          from Vancouver

          About Me Experienced

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          Verified Reviewer

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

          I like everything about this guitar. The 22 inch scale is easy to play and my favorite thing is thick strings feel loose. I have 10s on there right now and they feel just as loose as the 8.5s on my 25.5 inch strat. All the frets were level and I installed a Seymour Duncan jazz humbucker in the neck position and this thing has awesome tone now. Another thing I liked is I can set the intonation properly with the traditional style bridge as opposed to the tune o matic. This thing is cheap and good!

           
          3.0

          Nice guitar, bad info had to send it back

          By DManly

          from Manhattan, Kansas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

            Bought a returned model and was told it had Grover style tuners and it didn't it had older covered tuners. Nice little guitar but had to return because of the tuners.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            gimme more!

            By hey you

            from joplin MO

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

                im just learning

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent little axe! Feels/sounds like a fullsize lp!

                By Jetsetretrodesign.com

                from Santa Fe New Mexico

                About Me Professional Musician

                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 Express Electric Guitar:

                  I've played for years and have been in several bands, would not hesitate to take this little fella up for a full set any day! I added a little mini Lea Paul pickguard I made and some chrome epiphone pickup covers for a vintage custom mini lp. Currently my favorite guitar, easy to just grab and jam on for a few minutes or a good enough quality instument to record with. I inspected it closely out of the box,
                  No blemishes on the beautiful warm tobacco burst finish, no buzzing or noise, just a clean clean little les Paul that shouts Gibson quality, I'm actually amazed at the lp tone this thing has at its size. Fun all the way.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I would buy again

                  By Bones

                  from Balsam Lake, Wi.

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Playing Rocksmith
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

                    Good little guitar. Bought it mainly to play Rocksmith on my ps3. I wanted a smaller guitar because I sit in an easy chair when I play the game and it workes well for that.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    poor quality

                    By Travis

                    from Indiana

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

                    The truth is I have been playing live for over 25 years. The majority of Epiphone guitars have innotation problems and the guitar rarely stays in tune. This is why so many famous musicians endorse epiphone but play gibson such as slash ace frehley and tommy thayer and the list goes on. So my 18 year old son asked me to buy ian epiphone lp copy for his birthday. The pickups sound good.

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Solid guitar

                    By Uniquegeek

                    from Sedona Arizona

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel

                    Cons

                    • Flat Sound
                    • Poor Pick Up

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

                    Pickup design is the usual boring Humbucker with the sane dead sound. Seymour Duncan & EMG pickups would bring this guitar alive. I am replacing the pickups with EMG 84 & 81
                    to add some life to this guitar. I love the body design and feel of this solid guitar.

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