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Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar  

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        Pro features and a Floyd Rose whammy bar.

        Epiphone's Les Paul Plus Top Pro/FX has all the great features and looks of a Les Paul but adds a double-locking Floyd Rose tremolo and coil-splitting for an amazing combination of crunch and versatility.

        In the neck position is Epiphone's Alnico Classic humbucker, which provides warmth and subtle tone with a full, even response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic humbucker crunch. In the bridge position is the Alnico Classic Plus humbucker. A perfect companion to the Classic, it is overwound for a slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone. Both feature Alnico-II magnets, enamel wire, and are double vacuum waxed. 4-wire output on each pup allows for coil-tapping, and this Les Paul guitar takes full advantage of it with push/pull potentiometers on both volume controls. Combined with the 3-way toggle, these give you 8 killer tones in one great Les Paul guitar.

        The Epiphone Pro/FX guitar features a Floyd Rose Special nickel-plated tremolo. The Les Paul body is routed out in back of the tremolo to allow for pitch raising up to 2-1/2 steps while the downward range is wide enough to get the strings slack. It's combined with an R4 locking nut for improved tuning stability.

        As with all great Epiphone Les Paul guitars, the Pro/FX features a solid Mahogany back with a highly flamed maple top and a solid mahogany neck that's hand-fitted and glued into the body for excellent neck-to-body contact. The neck features a SlimTaper "D" profile that's both comfortable and fast.

        Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul guitar include quality Grover machine heads, LockTone Tune-O-Matic/stopbar, and Epiphone's own StrapLocks.

        Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

        Features
        • Top: flamed maple
        • Back: mahogany
        • Neck: set mahogany
        • Scale length: 24-3/4"
        • Neck shape: SlimTaper "D"
        • Tuners: Grover
        • Fretboard: rosewood
        • Number of frets: 22
        • Nut width: 1-11/16"
        • Neck pickup: Alnico Classic
        • Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic Plus
        • Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones with coil-splitting, 3-way toggle
        • Pickup selections:
        • 1) Neck humbucker
        • 2) Bridge humbucker
        • 3) Neck/Bridge humbucker
        • 4) Neck single-coil
        • 5) Bridge single-coil
        • 6) Neck/Bridge single-coil
        • 7) Neck humbucker/Bridge single-coil
        • 8) Neck single-coil/Bridge humbucker
        • Bridge: Floyd Rose Special tremolo
        • Hardware plating: nickel

        Play like a pro with the Les Paul Pro/FX today!

         

        Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar Specifications:

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        EpiphoneLes Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar
         
        4.5

        (based on 43 reviews)

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        100%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        • Good feel (8)
        • Good tone (6)
        • Fun to play (5)
        • Solid electronics (5)
        • Good pick up (4)

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming (6)
          • Practicing (6)
          • Recording (6)
          • Small venues (4)
          • Rock concerts (3)
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          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Very happy with my purchase.

          I am giving 10 stars based on the price point, not because I have am expensive les paul and comparing. Basically I am a strat player (trem used constantly) in a classic rock...Read complete review

          I am giving 10 stars based on the price point, not because I have am expensive les paul and comparing. Basically I am a strat player (trem used constantly) in a classic rock cover band but always fealt that the les paul sound/look "fit" this genre better and thought its time to give it a whack, now that this guitar is available and at a low price. I have owned a LP studio and a vintage recording LP, and this guitar feels right at home with the quality and playability. PS - The pickups are a 8 out of 10, they are fine for most uses, I like them, good crunch, like a mellow 59 PAF...but this guitar would be a beast with an upgraded bridge PU and the standard Gibson knobs I mentioned.
          This guitar should get an "11" for features, it has all the tricks I rely on with my trem equipped strats. The coil tap is actually very effective, unlike some other guitars where the single coil tap is just too thin and useless. The Floyd is a PIA at first (newbie) but works well, and many reviews show it stays in tune as well as other big buck trems. The trem arm does get floppy quickly, I was told to wrap some plumbers tape on the end and its tight again, (an issue with all Floyds, not Epi's fault). The allen wrenches are conveniently stowed under the headstock, which is pretty cool. The locking nut also works like it is supposed to, 3 retainers with 3 allen screws. The 3 way switch is solid feeling and the knobs taper very smoothly. Although the "top hat" knobs are a poor choice considering they are difficult to pull for the coil tapping...easily replaced. Compared to a USA alder strat, this thing is much heavier than the strat but lighter than a Gibson LP (maybe 1.5+ pounds over strat?), and doesnt have the body cut-outs of a strat making it uncomfortable in some positions, buy a wide comfy strap and enjoy...(this is just basically standard differences in LP's and strats not the guitars fault).
          I also own a Epi 335 dot deluxe and have always been impressed with the quality for the price. The 335 is many years old and looks and feels as solid as new. This LP "feels" like quality, the finish all around is gorgeous the parts are all very good quality. The frets were not all smooth, take the time to do a proper setup or have your tech do it. The frets are smaller than what I am used to, but with proper setup I have the action set super low and it is a super fast neck to get around on. Intonation was dialed in out of the box and the overall finish on the neck is very nice...its satin unlike the thickly painted/lacquered necks you usually see on Gibsons. I actually prefer this as it is faster and your hands dont heat up as much, something I have on all my fenders. The input jack feels very strong, which is a common nuisance when I am out gigging...guess we'll see how it holds up over time.
          If you are remotely considering a LP or a LP with a floyd and taps you would be silly to pass this up at the price, excellent value!! This is indeed as close as you will get to the much more costly Alex Lifeson model. I played other guitars in this price range and none of them really fealt as solid with all the features. ACT NOW, This model is discontinued for some reason, (I have seen scant reviews saying the bridge pickup was in the wrong place)...blarney. The one I got was an Indonesian model and the pickup appears exactly where it should be. An 1/8 of an inch displacement (on the Chinese models supposedly?) wont change the overall tone...more to do with people changing pickups/pots and caps that made this guitar sound darker.

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Not as good as I hoped...

          Contrary to most of the other reviews I did not find this guitar to be a great value and I returned it. Reasons for return: 1) Flame on Honey Burst was nowhere as...Read complete review

          Contrary to most of the other reviews I did not find this guitar to be a great value and I returned it. Reasons for return: 1) Flame on Honey Burst was nowhere as nice as the pictures, 2) Poly finish was applied heavily and not consistently... too wavy for me, 3) Poly finish had two cracks on the rear near the input jack, 4) Pickup and tremolo cavities were routed completely through the body, and 5) MF forgot to send the free case that was supposed to accompany the guitar.Having read the other reviews, I'm inclined to think that the early production models in Indonesia are far superior to the China produced models. Routing completely through the body for pickups/tremolo just seems like unnecessary cost cutting. This is the second time I purchased a limited edition Epi LP and the second time I sent it back. The pics of the guitar on the MF site are very nice but the product I received was nowhere as good looking. On the plus side, the neck was nice and it seemed to play ok. I just think there are better guitars (fit and finish) for $700.

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          5.0

          This is amazing guitar!

          By Jimmy Lee

          from Washington, DC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

            I was NOT a huge fan of Les Paul models. That is until I came across with this Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro/FX. Ever since I started playing guitar, I had always used Strat styled body guitars. I tried various Les Paul models both Gibson and Epiphone, but it wasn't enough to satisfy my taste.

            Just several weeks ago, I saw Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro/FX was on sale on Musicians Friend, and told my band mate about it. I also told him I would like to try one of these. It looked very unique because of the Floyd Rose. My band mate already had Gibson Les Paul Alex Lifeson Axcess model (this is also with Floyd Rose with some other features), and always tried to convince me to enter the world of Les Paul. To make the long story short, my band mate purchased it on Musicians Friend and shipped it to me as a gift. (What a nice band mate! You wish you had a band mate like him, right?)

            Right out of the box, it looked beautiful. I really like the fact that the back of the neck is satin finished. So smooth! Pick-up's are powerful, but still deliver mellow jazzy tones when not over-driven. I like to set the drive/distortion/over-drive to the maximum levels for the longest sustains, and this guitar does it with limited noise.

            Floyd Rose. I can understand this guitar's got that cheap version of Floyd Rose, but I must say it does what it's supposed to do. It is smooth enough and keep the guitar in tune even after aggressive and abusive whammy use.

            Now, I am totally convinced into the world of Les Paul. I actually like this better over Gibson Les Paul Axcess (Alex Lifeson). It's must my opinion. This costs 10 times less than Alex Lifeson Les Paul. As you can see in the picture, I own/owned numerous different styles of guitars. So my statement is made by my own experience. I understand this model is now discontinued, but if you can find it at decent price, do not hesitate to get it!

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            5.0

            Beautiful Les Paul

            By Guitar24

            from Hingham, MA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is an excellent addition to my collection. The craftsmanship for a Chinese made les paul is beyond what I expected. The pickups are basically Gibson's 57 classic and 57classic plus and sound great. I love the Floyd for tuning stability and how it is flush with the fretboard unlike the high angle downward arc of the typical stop bar tail piece.Bottom line if you are looking for a les paul access and cannot afford it(like me) this is an excellent choice....by the way expect to pay for a good setup!!

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            5.0

            Beautiful surprise

            By Gerry

            from Sarnia, ON

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

              Nice fit and finish. Terrific action and great range of tones. I'm a bit of a guitar collector and have a couple of Gibson Les Paul's and this Epiphone very much surprised me with it's overall quality, especially for the price.

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              4.0

              Incredible value!

              By patrick.ogrady

              from Charlottetown, PEI

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

              • Grain Defects
              • Minor Construction Flaws

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

              Can't believe I finally scored one of these...just as the youtube review shows, you can dive bomb and return to perfect tune over and over, I can't get over that...good variety of tones, overall kinda brassy...switches feel very good...nicely finished neck feels good in a small hand...very impressed with action...packed only fair for shipping despite being in a box in a box in a box (use packing, not more boxes!)...no damage though...some grain defects stand out on the top but for the price I can't complain

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              5.0

              Smart AND Beautiful

              By Drew

              from Flower Town

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

                  A couple things I haven't seen mentioned:

                  The neck feels better than any other neck I've played. The mahogany has a sort of matte finish that doesn't slow you down, but holds your hand to the neck in a really great way, making a more solid anchor so you can let your fingers fly!

                  Maybe other guitars have micro tuners, but this is the first I've noticed. Once you are tuned up, you lock in at the nut and you basically never have to tune again. What little they go out you just twist the micro tuner on the bridge, which you can easily do while playing.

                  I will update if any durability issues come up, but so far so good.

                  In theory it is a big plus that it comes with all the allen wrenches and a nifty storage system on the headstock. But the storage system is a real pain and I don't keep 'em on the guitar.

                  Downsides:

                  I think you really need a luthier to set this up. The Floyd Rose is tricky and this one seems finicky in that it is easy to set it up wrong.

                  The pickups on mine are almost too hot. It wants to fuzz up immediately, even on single coil. For me I go to a Strat for most of my clean tones, anyway, but I agree with others who say they are kind of muddy.

                  I also hate the strap locks it came with.

                  This was on sale for the price of the cheapest Epi LP. So of course I got this. It's kind of a complicated guitar, with all the locks, Floyd Rose, coil switching, and dangling wrenches. But it has been a very fun guitar to play, with good sound and great variety of tones. And a LOT of extra features. So I definitely recommend it.

                  And, last but not least, my Honey Burst is breathtaking. The tiger stripes do this prismatic trick of the light thing that hypnotizes people!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Are you KIDDING ME?

                  By RockinRob

                  from PA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Craftsmanship
                  • Finish
                  • Fit
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • Setup

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

                  I've been playing semi-pro on and off for over 4 decades and I have over 30 instruments. I had just tried a Gibson model with a Floyd a few weeks back. Granted the TOP was FLAWLESS and like a mirror of flame! Yet the price of 2500 and the few imperfections on the neck seating and the fretboard was one of their new manmade ones, meh. So I saw THIS Epi and have a few other Epi's besides my Gibson collection. I ordered this from MF it came within 5 days. I opened it up looked at it real good front and back. I was truly AMAZED at how much better the fretboard was, the craftsmanship, and the Floyd. For UNDER 400, that's about 6 times LESS than the Gibson. Granted the TOP is NOT the Gibson top, however it IS bookmatched nicely and it is very nice looking. These pix do NOT give this axe justice. I got a HoneyBurst and am VERY, VERY HAPPY! THey are going DISCONTINUED..I wonder WHY? It's AMAZING for the price. It needed a good setup and some adjustments. Now it PLAYS and LOOKS like a dream. HURRY UP and GET one before they're GONE!

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                  4.0

                  Great guitar for the price

                  By Mike

                  from KY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good finish
                  • Good Hardware
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                  • Fret Buzz
                  • Poor Pick Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Recording
                  • Small gigs
                  • Whatever You Need It For

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

                  The epiphone seems to be a good guitar. I had to have it set up before using it, which is not uncommon, however some of the frets had to be leveled. The hardware is good, no problem with a Floyd Rose Special bridge. The neck has a good shape and feel. However, the rear pickup was not as warm and "snappy" bright as advertised. I ended up moving the bridge pickup to the neck and replacing the bridge with a Gibson 57plus. It helped with clarity and bass respond. ALL in all it seems to hold up even at a warm weather gig, no neck problem or tuning issues. I do not collect guitars, I use them, so durability is a concern for me on new guitars and So far so good. It is a very versatile guitar, hands down!!! So many tones with "Coil splitting" capabilities and a FR. I wish I had more to report but I haven't had it long enough!!!!

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  THE NICEST LES PAUL BAR NONE

                  By SKIPPY

                  from CANADA

                  About Me Experienced

                  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 Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

                    ANY NEGATIVES THAT GIBSON OWNERS MAKE UP AGAINST EPIPHONES STOPS HERE. THE REASON THE GUITAR GOT DISCONTINUED WAS THAT IT WAS CANNIBALIZING SALES OF THE AXXESS FOR 10 TIMES THE PRICE. PERIOD

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                    (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not worth the money

                    By shane daly

                    from rochester ny

                    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

                    I bought a Fender stratocaster mexican and it was everything i wanted and more. I love Les Pauls but I was very disappointed with this purchase.
                    One of the string was broken upon arrival and i had to go out and buy a new pack immediately. The neck was completely straight and the E string was buzzing off the frets. The finish was nice but that was the only good thing about this guitar. Im pretty upset that i bought it.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Really Nice Quality for price.

                    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar:

                    For the price, this was a great deal. Would buy another if necessary. What more can you say?
                    Grovers, coil tap, and Floyd special are great features.
                    Build quality is excellent. My top (hertiage sunburst) is fantastic with great stain pattern, and beautiful finish overall on instrument. Can't find any real flaws on this one.

                    Only problem with mine was electronics. It came stock with neck pu wiring problem. PU output was too low due to bad pot. Changed out guts anyway, so wasn't a big deal. PU's are ok, left them stock for now.

                    Floyd stays in tune very well while playing, and you can pick it up after its sat in case for weeks and it just requires small tweaks using Floyd's tuners. Stays in tune much better than my Epi SG anniversary model.

                    Epi strap locks were not to my liking. Replaced with Dunlops.
                    Fantastic deal for the price when these were on special. If its not to your liking, it dosen't break your wallet to change things out. Great base to customize.

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