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Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar  Vintage Sunburst 

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

  • Flat sound (4)
  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
  • School bands (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Novice (6), Professional musician (4)

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...

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Has the Les Paul sound

By Gtrpcknman

from Western SD

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

    I have several Epiphone instruments and the first thing I'll say is you can't go wrong with an Epi. This little axe has terrible tuners and strings on it that will not allow it to stay in tune for very long or with very hard playing, but swap the strings for Elixirs and put mini Grover machine heads on it and you've got a mini Paul...I'd recommended this to anyone with a fair knowledge of setting up guitars.

    (6 of 6 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.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Learning Tool

      By MATTR35S

      from Escanaba, MI

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

      I bought this to teach my son (10 yrs) to play and care for a musical instrument. Due to the smaller scale, too much pressure when pressing the strings can have a pitch bend effect. I chose to remove the springs from the adjustable bridge pieces for the 2 lowest strings to set the intonation correctly for open and fretted strings. This setup results in different locations for harmonics, but seems to work best as a beginner won't be using harmonics on purpose. This is a playable guitar with far better quality than I expected for the price. My son loves it and I'm jealous that he gets to start out on a Les Paul!

      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      frustrating guitar

      By Michael

      from undisclosed

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      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric 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 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...

        (3 of 3 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.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great second travel/

        By AmericanAnti-CommunistPatriot1776

        from Sacramento, CA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

          For the money this is a great guitar. Yes, it could probably use some new tuners if played as your regular guitar, but for a spare and "beat up" guitar these tuners will work just fine. For the money I'm very satisfied with this purchase. It will serve as an excellent back-up guitar where I don't want to take my main guitar, an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro, and also sounds pretty good to boot for the price. This will be my camping, beach, travel and toss around guitar.

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Arrived Broken

          By Shortscale

          from Columbus,OH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

            Arrived with inop toggle switch. Bridge pickup would not work. Have new part on order which adds more money to the cost of the guitar. This guitar was not inspected to see if it worked correctly at the factory or at Epiphone. Maybe buy this at a store so you can check to see if everything works.

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            waiting to see

            By CCT

            from Philadelphia, PA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Flat Sound

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

            Too soon to tell. Needs new strings. I read to use heavier gauge ones like .011 or 0.12. Just ordered some Jazz stings. Needs intonation work. Fun to play. Pick-ups sound good. Neck and frets very good! Not sure about bridge yet. Also, read that one should tune 1/2 step up for a 3/4 size guitar. I like it so far. I wonder how functional it will be.?? I think it will be fine once I make a few adjustments. Looks great!

            (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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Ok guitar but intonation was way off!

              By Dom Franco

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Great Sound When Tuned Up

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz
              • Intonation Was Very Bad

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar:

              Once I put new strings on, I could tell it would never play in tune from the factory set up. I had to move back all the saddles to set proper intonation (this is common on cheap guitars) The "B" string was so bad I also had to augment the nut with a small piece of black plastic to avoid playing sharp at the first 3 frets. Once done, it now plays like a dream!

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