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Stunning Les Paul looks and tone at a very attractive price.The plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard electric guitar conjures all the signature glory...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gorgeous Les Paul tone and looks at a price you can handle.

Stunning Les Paul looks and tone at a very attractive price.The plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard electric guitar conjures all the signature glory of a Gibson Les Paul, but at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body delivers superb resonance, and the Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver tons of warmth. The guitar features a set mahogany neck with slim-tapered profile, topped with a rosewood fretboard give you the fast action and familiar feel that Les Paul players can™t live without. With binding on the neck and body and trapezoid inlays in the fingerboard, you™ve got the classic Les Paul look as seen in videos and on stages around the world. Add Gibson' LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece to provide greater sustain and make string changing easier, and you™ve got a magnificent guitar at a great price. Use the drop-down menu above and to the right to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple veneer over carved top
  • Alnico Classic humbuckers
  • Chrome hardware
  • Grover tuners
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Slim-tapered neck profile
  • Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays
  • Body/neck binding

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Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar

  • Mahogany body
    Maple veneer over carved top
    Alnico Classic humbuckers
    Chrome hardware
    Grover tuners
    24-3/4" scale
    1-11/16" nut width
    Set mahogany neck
    Slim-tapered neck profile
    Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays
    Body/neck binding
    LockTone tune-o-matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece
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EpiphoneLes Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 348 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (293)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (57)
  • Good feel (52)
  • Good tone (49)
  • Solid electronics (36)
  • Good pick up (32)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (11)
  • Poor pick up (9)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (51)
  • Jamming (46)
  • Small venues (32)
  • Recording (30)
  • Rock concerts (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (44), Novice (14), Professional musician (10)

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A fabulous guitar at a great price!

Got this beautiful Pelham blue guitar as a Father's Day present for my husband. I had read numerous reviews on this model and most were very happy with it. The great price was a...Read complete review

Got this beautiful Pelham blue guitar as a Father's Day present for my husband. I had read numerous reviews on this model and most were very happy with it. The great price was a screaming deal. As soon as he opened up the box he fell in love with it, the fine craftsmanship, great feel, and excellent sound. Initially he was thinking about getting a Joe Bonamassa version, but once he compared this version with it he realized it is virtually the same guitar minus the signature logo. He is particularly fond of the light touch of the strings and their flexibility. All in all this is a great addition to his lovely collection and will be a regular player for his private jam sessions. We have bought 9 out of 11 guitars from Musician's Friend and have always been incredibly satisfied with the excellent price and superb quality of the instruments. I also purchased my Yamaha keyboard from them as well over a year ago and am still having a blast enjoying this fine quality machine. Not once have we ever had damaged goods, and the delivery has always been fast. We are very satisfied with our purchases and will likely buy all our future instruments and accessories from Musician's Friend as well.

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Musician's Friend is GREAT! Epiphone LP?

This review has to be divided into two distinct areas, one to address the product itself and one to rate the quality of assistance from Musician's Friend's" Gear Heads". Let,s...Read complete review

This review has to be divided into two distinct areas, one to address the product itself and one to rate the quality of assistance from Musician's Friend's" Gear Heads". Let,s consider the guitar, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top.
For it's price point, the Epiphonr Les Paul Standard Plain Top is a pretty decent deal, especially if purchased with the intent of modifying this guitar.The pickups leave a bit to be desired, especially the neck.pickup which is "muddy" sounding. The tuning machines are a bit lacking, but do the job. The nut is poorly cut and plastic and causes the strings to "bind" or "pinch" which can make tuning difficult. The action was quite high when I received this guitar, so be prepared to do (or have done) a complete professional setup. The "shock" on this guitar came when I removed the control cavity cover from the back of the guitar-THE WIRING JOB WAS HORRENDOUS!!! It is obvious that, at the factory, the original wiring job must have been done incorrectly, and instead of being removed and rewired, the "incorrect" wires were simply "snipped off" leaving a bunch of one inch long wire stubs in the control cavity and the "rewire" job was simply added to the "mess". It looks as if your waiter dropped your plate of spaghetti on the floor and quickly scooped it back onto your plate. If this could make it through Epiphone's Quality Control, it's scary to think what else might make "out the door" at Epiphone. The guitar is acceptable, to me at least, because I bought it to go with a matched set of Seymour Duncan Antiquities Pickups and I intend on changing pots, caps and wiring ed well. If doing these mods weren't on my agenda, then I would have returned the guitar, but because of these mods and the great deal I received on this instrument, it's a keeper and when done, I expect this guitar to be "on part" with many Gibson Les Paul s. Due to the poor wiring job, I can only rate this guitar with a "3", as fit and finish is good.
Now, to Musician's Friend. I have to rate Musician's Friend a 5+.. Gear Head Sam Bingham is a wonderful person to work with and made everything too good to turn down. Not only did I receive a great deal, but Sam went "out of the way" to make sure that I was happy with my purchase and I am. Sam is not o.lay a Musician's Friend but is also a "musician" and a person that I'm both happy and proud to call "friend". As a musician, Sam understands your needs and is always able to steer you in the right direction for your equipment purchases and Sam follows up.Sam's exhuberence for the job, love of music and eagerness for all customers to be, not just satisfied, but happy with their purchase. This is a 'refreshing' if not an all too rare experience in this day and age. Give Sam Bingham a call...you'll be glad that you did.

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5.0

Better than the less expensive Gibson Les Paul Models

By Robert

from Spanish Fork, Utah

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Pros

  • Perfect Neck Profile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

      Having played guitar for years, I've reached the point where I do extensive research before making a purchasing decision. I spent a while looking at Gibson Les Pauls in my price range (500-1000) and they had a great selection but nothing that stood out enough for me. Then I looked at the Epiphones, specifically the Les Paul Standard (not the Studio or Specials) and couldn't believe the rave reviews. Upon further reading, I found that they are built to the same specs as Gibson's Standard Les Paul. This means that the same tonewood is being used for the body, neck and fretboard and the tuners and basic hardware are the same. Long story short, I got the Epiphone and haven't looked back. So if you're looking for a quality guitar, this would be a very wise choice. For further help, I've listed the slight differences between Gibson builds and Epiphone and why the Gibson costs more.

      GIBSON

      -Made in USA, which increases the cost of making the guitar.
      -Tonewoods are hand-picked and usually of the highest quality.
      -Pickups are clearer and arguably better sounding
      -Quality control is generally more reliable due to the expected Gibson standard
      -The guitars are finished with Nitrocellulose lacquer. This allows the tonewood to breathe and resonate better. *To me, this is the biggest factor. I ultimately bought a Gibson J15 acoustic over the solid-wood Epi due to the breathability of the lacquer vs polyurethane. But keep in mind that an electric guitar doesn't need as much resonance as an acoustic*.

      EPIPHONE

      -Made overseas to the cost of building is cheaper.
      -Tonewoods are the same but may or may not be as quality as Gibson's. Top wood on the Gibson Les Paul's is maple where the Epiphone usually has alder or a maple/alder glued veneer.
      -Pickups are Alnico and they are very, very good but some may say they're not as clear or don't hold up against Gibson. This, of course, is personal preference.
      -Quality Control is not guaranteed to be as reliable as Gibson's
      -Poly finish

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent choice. Better than advertised.

      By Ed

      from Nationwide

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

        Back up guitar on my gigs. Plays as well as my Gibson Les Paul Standard.

         
        5.0

        Incredible

        By Scott

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

            Great time to be a musician.Sick sounding amps loaded with great effects can be had for under two hundred .Maple and birch drum kits are under six hundred...and are flawless.Cheap guitars are made to standards only used on high end gear years ago.Got this les Paul as a gift.Only issue I had was the neck pickup was a little muddy for my taste...but that's my ear.Otherwise this guitar is a stunning deal.Bridge pickup was beautiful,but replaced neck with Duncan so matched the bridge as well.So for under five fifty total,I have the nicest guitar I've ever owned,and I've had the two thousand priced Jacksons and own a Gibson les Paul,but this epiphone is just a tiny bit better.Sounds silly I know,but its truly my go to guitar.I would buy two more but don't see the need,this ones going nowhere.

             
            4.0

            Got my Gold Top LP

            By mv

            from Moore, OK

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                Put on graphite nut and swapped out for some ceramic black/cream pickups. The stock alnico 5 pickups sounded good if that is the sound you're going for. Finish and feel is excellent. Always wanted a gold LP. With new nut the Grover tuners keep guitar in tune well. Cheap plastic nut had to go.

                 
                5.0

                Super Buy on a Super Guitar!

                By sbepps

                from Lakeland, TN

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                  Super Guitar for anyone to consider if you don't want to drop a load of cash on a Gibson. I bought as blemished but there were no blemishes to the naked eye. Looked better than those hanging in the guitar stores. This model Epi plays fabulous. Its not a Gibson, but its the next best thing.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Unhappy with the quality

                  By Alex

                  from Union City, CA

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                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz
                    • Poor Pick Up
                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                    Bought this guitar and have to immediately send it back. The action on the 1st string is too high and cannot be adjusted properly - there is not enough thread on the Tune-O-Matic bridge. The same goes with the intonation - in order to set the right octave tone, there is not enough thread on the adjustment screws. There is strong buzz on the 3rd and 4th strings either open, or played on any fret. And finally unhappy with the tone - high notes stick out and it is practically impossible to play clean.

                    The guitar looks great, but I got a feeling that they screwed up the geometry, probably glued the neck at a slightly wrong position.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Guitar for a tight budget

                    By Bub

                    from Murica

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                    I just got this guitar a couple days ago, and it is a great guitar. I needed an affordable electric guitar and this one suits me great. I play guitar with my school worship team, but i really wanted this guitar to play rock and metal, it does both very good. I love the sound of it, and it feels great to play. I'm no expert, but i think that the pickups sound fine, and even if you don't like them, it would be cheaper to buy this guitar and new pickups than to buy a Gibson. The only thing that i don't like is that it has a bit of fret buzz, but that is fixable.

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome,don't regret buying.

                    By Jeff

                    from Louisiana

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                    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 Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                      I use to play in bands locally in my youth,i'm retired now and i had the money to buy one and this is worth every penny.The pic doesn't do it justice. I plan on putting lighter gauge strings like i use to use on all my earlier guitars,makes it easier to play for me.And i have played on Gibson's and these are just as good to me.I wouldn't turn down a Gibson though.You will have to get a case for it.

                       
                      5.0

                      great guitar

                      By JIm

                      from Columbus, OH

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                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                          I'm so glad that I bought this guitar. I used to play a lot of guitar, but became a bass player about 15 years ago because my band needed one. I still play bass and love it, but I wanted to get back to guitar as well. I have a Strat, but always wanted a Les Paul too, so I picked up this one. I don't have any experience with Gibson Les Paul's, so I can't really compare, but this Epi Les Paul is great. It's built as well as my American made 1983 strat. I read some reviews that said there were problems with the frets catching on strings and with fret buzz because of poor set up. I haven't had any such problems. The feel is great. I'm pleasantly surprised how comfortable and smooth it plays. It sounds great to my ears, and I'm having a great time getting back into guitar with it.

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nice price

                          By Ace

                          from Memphis Tennessee

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

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