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Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar  Cardinal Red

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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 339 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (286)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (50)
  • Good feel (47)
  • Good tone (44)
  • Solid electronics (32)
  • Good pick up (29)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (9)
  • Poor pick up (8)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (47)
  • Jamming (44)
  • Small venues (30)
  • Recording (28)
  • Rock concerts (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (38), Novice (12), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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

Nice price

By Ace

from Memphis Tennessee

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

    In home

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    3.0

    Nice for the price

    By Bubbles

    from Algonquin, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

    My wife bought this for me a few years ago. Nice little guitar. I just couldnt come to pay a few thousand for a gold top and this one fits the bill without shelling out a ton. There was a little fret buzz but I think I have that worked out. Otherwise a nifty guitar for the price providing all the LP features. I replaced my bridge pickup with a Dimarzio PF pro in My Gibson Studio LP, but left the stock ones in this one for the sound. Works great.

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    5.0

    Best guitar ive picked up

    By Molly Russell

    from HTX

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

      Good for oracticing, small concerts, recording... basically everything... Its not too light but not super heavy,,, Neck really smooth.. easy to slide

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      5.0

      Epiphone has knocked it out of the park!

      By Brandon Howell

      from Paden City, WV

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

        This guitar absolutely smokes! I received it as a gift from my uncle I had my eye on a cardinal red standard for a while! When I got the guitar I was floored it was flawless out of the box only thing I did was tweak the pickup height to my taste. Epiphone has upped their game I can't knock it out of tune! I had a les Paul custom years ago and loved it but I got rid of it cause I needed a 12 string for the band I was in at the time! I have been playing Hot rodded Jackson guitars for years now and I still do but it feels good to get a Paul back in my hands! I love my jacksons and I love my Les Paul's I've played the gibsons they are great but i will take this Epiphone over a Gibson the craftsmanship is great and the guitar is amazing! Pick one up today you won't be disappointed!

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        4.0

        Nice guitar

        By nyterocker

        from Vancouver, Wa

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

        Overall Very nice Guitar

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazed at the Quality and Sound

        By Jeremy

        from Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

          My Epiphone Les Paul Standard was made in July of 2015 at their China factory. The fit, finish and quality are amazing!! I have seen a lot of guitars in my days. There is nothing in this price range that compares. The ebony is beautiful and it sounds wonderful. I can't see paying 6x more for a Gibson. I have played them both side by side. There is not enough difference to justify the 6x cost. If your ego needs the Gibson logo and your wallet allows it...have fun with that.

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          3.0

          Good guitar for the price

          By Dan C.

          from Quincy, Massachusetts

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent Value
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Looks Great

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Pick Up
          • Rough in Some Spots

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

          I bought this as an inexpensive guitar for practice, noodling around, and as something I could leave on the guitar stand in the living room, and not go insane if the dog knocks it over. The guitar looked great right out of the box, but needed a good setup due to some fret buzz, and the fret edges were also rough/sharp in some places.

          I'm not a fan of the pickups, they're a bit thin on the top end, and somewhat muddy on the bottom, but they are serviceable for what I need them for. Putting in some replacement DiMarzio, Duncans, or other quality PU would cure this, but would also somewhat kill the economical appeal of the price. This stays in tune well, feels good, and looks fantastic. It's not a real Gibson by any stretch of the imagination, but for a beginning to intermediate player, it's a good quality and great value, and would also make a great practice or backup instrument for the more experienced guitarist.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT GUITAR! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL

          By JOEY VOMIT

          from PORTLAND OREGON

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • AMAZING GLOSS FINISH
          • CLEAN LOW AND WARM SOUND
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • THE NECK FEELS PERFECT

          Cons

          • DOES NOT INCLUDE A CASE

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • ♠MOTORHEAD ROCK N ROLL!
          • ♠PLAYING ROCK AND ROLL LOUD!
          • ♠PUNK ROCK!

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

          GREAT LOOK AND FEEL! THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL GUITAR AND IS A QUALITY INSTURMENT. I PURCHASED THE EPIPHONE LES PAUL STANDARD ELECTRIC GUITAR AFTER DOING MY HOMEWORK AND HAVING SOME 40+ YEARS OF PLAYING AND I SING AND PLAY IN MY HARDCORE ROCK N ROLL BAND! DONT HESITATE THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL GUITAR AND IT PLAYS AND SINGS LIKE AN ANGEL. IM IN NO HURRY TO REPLACE THE PUPS YET. THIS IS A PROFESIONAL TOOL. I RECOMMEND THIS GUITAR FOR WORK AND GARAGE OR YOUR BEDROOM. I EVEN SOUND LIKE I KNOW WHAT IM PLAYING LOL! THE REASON I PURCHASED THIS LMT.ED.2014 RED ROYALE RED PEARL GLOSS FINISH WASBECAUSE IT WAS THE DEAL OF THE DAY WHEN I WENT TO ORDER A EBONY BLACK STANDARD EPIPHONE LES PAUL AND INSTEAD I SNAGGED THIS BRAND NEW EPI FANCY GLOSSY GUITAR FOR 299.99DEAL OF THE DAY. WAY NICE AND I AM VERY HAPPY AND SATISFIED WHAT A DEAL! BEST MONEY EVER SPENT. BESIDES THE BEAUTIFUL SHINEY HIGH GLOSS FINISH, THE ELECTRONICS AND HARDWARE ALONG WITH THE D TAPERED NECK AND NICE FRET BOARD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD. VERY NICE AND COMPAREABLE TO MY GIBSON LES PAUL STANDARD . I AM NOT CHANGING A THING ON THIS GUITAR BUT TO HAVE A PROFESIONAL TUNE,TWEEK, AND SET IT UP FOR ME. NOT TO KEEP SOUNDING LIKE A EPIPHONE SALES PERSON BUT IT REALLY DID COME OUT OF THE BOX BASICALLY ALLREADY SET UP AND TUNED.REALLY! IM GOING TO STILL BUY ANOTNER EPI STANDARD LES PAUL NEXT MONTH. I AM GOING TO GET THE REGULAR EPIPHONE EBONY BLACK COLOR LES PAUL STANDARD OR....A EPIPHONE EBONY "BLACK BEAUTY"- THE HIGH GLOSS BLACK FINISH WITH THREE PRO BUCKERS! REMINDS ME OF SEEING ACE PLAY HIS VINTAGE GIBSON WITH THREE PICKUPS BACK IN 1976 IN PORTLAND OREGON @ THE VETERANS MEMORIAL COLLISIUM.

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          5.0

          Stunning Ebony Paul

          By Humbuckers Rock

          from Seattle,WA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Classic Sound and Style
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

            Classic style and tone Les Paul at a great price. This is one of the best guitars you will find in it's price range, quite a deal. Mirror finish on the Ebony looks fantastic with it's cream white hardware. Sound matches the looks with classic vintage tone. It may not have quite the higher output pickups as the (much more expensive) Gibson model but they do sound clean with low noise output. Bridge pickup suit rock players looking for 70s thru 80s tone, neck pickup is nice for blues or jazz. If you know how to play you can make it scream. You can always spend some cash and upgrade to other pickups to suit your needs. Grover tuners are very precise. Solid electronics are good. Thick neck feels great, if you like a polished poly finish on it.

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            5.0

            Great buy, very happy.

            By Al

            from Colorado

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

              I really like the different sounds/tones and that the pickups produce and the sustain is awesome. I have a Tele, a Strat, a Jazzmaster and now this Epiphone Les Paul Standard adds to my choice of great sounding guitars.

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