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Epiphone Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX Electric Guitar  

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  • Top: flamed maple
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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!

 

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4.5

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Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

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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

    Smart AND Beautiful

    By Drew

    from Flower Town

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        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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        5.0

        Are you KIDDING ME?

        By RockinRob

        from PA

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        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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        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 6 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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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not as great as some say....

          By Col. Klink

          from East Oakland, ca

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

          As I've said the plus top looks great, but sometimes it can't all be about looks. Especially if you have any expectations with this guitar. I do have to say after replacing the pus that the split coil feature was really evident. One the rythm pu it doesn't get the strat sound out of it, but at the same time there is a noticeable difference. And the worst thing about this guitar unfortunatly is the coolest thing about the guitar. If they offered a replacement trem for a decent price I'd make the change. It's the first Floyd I've had, so I cen't say that I'd get another one, funny thing is, I think they have the same trem on the Axxess.
          So I'm a Les Paul guy but can't afford the Gibson Axxess. So, this wasn't as affordable as it has been when I got mine. But it was something I couldn't go without. When it arrived I was wowed by the plus top. I got mine in desert burst. And wow, one of the best flame maple tops I've seen Gibson or Epi! It's amazing, at least the one I have is. It's the only one I've played or seen in person. Here's the problem, when I got it I was so impressed by the looks, and the split coil function. Now I play a heavy rock n roll , with a punk and metal influence. So the pickups weren't hot enough for me, so I put an alnico II in the neck, and a dimebucker in the bridge. Than made the guitar sound great!! But, there were hrs put in on the trem to TRY to get it to stay in tune. If I had the money I'd get a better Floyd Rose. Mine was built in China, I've heard and read that the ones NOT made in China are better. But the thing wouldn't stay in tune for the longest time.
          As I said my plus top is amazing.All chrome hardware looks nice. I think it would've been better to keep the guts of the guitar and put a floating bridge like a Kahler on it! Les Pauls get their sound from being solid bodys. Hence the pickup change in my mind is neccesary. The tuners, the split coil feature is great. But again, the trem is crap. It almost never returns to the same spot. So it's hard to keep in tune. I've had it profesionally set up, and was told to set it up to only go down not up. That way it would be easier to keep in tune. If the trem was better, and the stock pus were better, this would easily get a 10 from me.
          When I got mind they were 799. so I can't say it's a great value, when they went on sale soon there after I felt a lil burnt. But it is what it is. If you've ever wanted a Les Paul with a trem, and you can get it for a good price, keep in mind you'll need money for pus and set up.

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          5.0

          I love it

          By scott grabarek

          from Madeline Island

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

          Looks, feels and plays great.
          My "Les Paul Plustop PRO/FX" can sit in the case for as long as it takes and still be in tune (they want the name in my review for search purposes). I am glad I got mine before they dropped the model. It is such an incredibly versatile guitar and can do more than I need right now so I am glad I have the flexibility for the future when I am a better player. I love the overall fit and finish and the satin neck is like cream.
          Aside from a small intonation problem on the B string, it was perfect. There were no blemishes at all.
          It is a Les Paul .....and with a tremolo!! Why would you need any other guitar?

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          2.0

          Good pickups, Good tuners, Poor quality floyd rose

          By Randy Cavanaugh

          from Glendale, Az.

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

          Guitar, tuners, and electronics seem pretty decent for the money. This guitar plays very nice, the neck feels good, the pickups sound pretty good.

          The Floyd Rose they use on these are of low quality and is a definate bummer because that's the reason these seem so cool to own. I would rather pay a little extra to have the better one installed all ready.
          This guitar is pretty decent for the money, the pickups are coil tapped and they actually sound "different" when they are tapped, the neck position gets real jangly like a single coil would, so I was impressed with that. The tuners seem decent and it seems to be built pretty well considering how much it costs.
          The down fall is the floyd rose, it is a cheaper licensed copy and it is made out of softer cheaper metals. The knife edge dulls out, the bridge pins aren't solid, the part where the string gets cinched down against the chrome saddle is softer metal and the high E string slips out because the metal that the string is made out of is tempered harder than the chrome saddle and when you tighten the string down it just cuts a slot right into the chrome and it doesn't get secured by the black little pad that the allen set screw pushes against. I would much rather just pay more to have a better floyd put on it in the first place.
          Cheap quality Floyd Rose as described above.
          Decent value, I'm debating on buying an original floyd and installing it myself.

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          5.0

          Epiphone Les Paul Pro FX review

          By Damien Bullock

          from Humble, TX

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

          For the overall bang for your buck, as well as on the merits of being a guitar, this is a fantastic package deal. There's the Floyd Rose in for shredders, the classic Les Paul vibe for traditionalists, and the overall great playability (when properly set up) for everyone. I enjoy mine, and hope you will enjoy yours as well. As stated, the only issue I've had would be the mysterious bridge pup, but I just see it as part of the great and wonderful (sometimes weird) world of guitar. As a last note, to get some better tone out of the pups and really make them roar, I use a Rocktron Wah pedal through a Fender Frontman 25w amp. You can get mindblowing sound out of the stock, just have to know the right dials to manipulate .
          The features on this guitar are great. Les Paul-ery, a Floyd Rose for the bender/shredders, and coil taps? I think this is an astounding deal. Admittedly, the Floyd is a Floyd Rose Special but it works great in my opinion. Then again, I'm not a major Floyd player. The coil taps are great as well, as long as you're not struggling with the knob to actually tap it. This is the only reason I give the features an 8, as the knob can be very stubborn to come up and seems (at least to me) as if it were not made to be pulled up on (no grooves or notches to help your fingers pull up). But again, that could just be me. The combination of Grover tuners and locking nut keep things stable (I never have to tune once I'm in) and overall the features just overwhelmed me from the start, especially for the price they're sold at now (mine was close to $800 usd when I bought it). The stock pups are definitely not for everyone, but they are good for stock Epiphone, and can also be manipulated further through pedals and such (see below for my setup). The features are great in my opinion and I see nothing wrong with them for the non-Gibson snob audience.
          I received this guitar as a Christmas present last year, so I have had much time to judge the quality and value for it. I'm not sure if I just received an extraordinary guitar out of the bunch, but mine plays like butter, requires very little maintenance (aside from the normal cleaning and wear and tear of regular play), has impeccable craftsmanship (thanks Epiphone worker #13 for your check and setup and the worker who actually made it!) and is unique. Unique, as in the color of mine (a very deep heritage sunburst) is one that I cannot find a picture of on the internet. It just makes me love this guitar more . The only problem I have had is that about a month after owning it, the bridge pup mysteriously went out. I was bummed, and had made plans to try to take back or sell the guitar, when all of a sudden it started to play again after a week or so. I thought this was weird, and a little troubling, but I endured and I'm glad I did. It has been a great ride otherwise.
          For the money you spend, there's a lot of guitar here. You have a Floyd Rose, locking nut, and Grover tuners. The pickups are not too bad (could be better, but are more than serviceable) and will satisfy most players needs (again, besides mostly the Gibson snobs). Guitars vary in quality, as with any brand, so you're bound to find a few lemons in the lot. My guitar and all its features work great for me, and I've had few problems with the guitar since owning it. I honestly feel very honored to have it in my possession.

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