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Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Ebony 

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Overview
  • Resonant and warm-sounding mahogany body
  • Tone-building maple veneer over carved top
  • Alnico Classic humbuckers for true Les Paul tone
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $665.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $266.00
  • Your Price:
    $39900
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A mahogany body with maple veneer and authentic Les Paul tone.

This plain top Epiphone Les Paul Standard is an electric guitar that delivers all the signature sound of a Gibson Les Paul at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body provides superb resonance while the Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver loads of warmth. The set mahogany neck with slim-tapered profile and rosewood fretboard give you the familiar feel and fast action that Les Paul players love so dearly. Neck and body binding and trapezoid inlays produce the classic look seen on stages around the world for decades. The LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece provide more sustain and make string changing easier.

Features
  • Resonant and warm-sounding mahogany body
  • Tone-building maple veneer over carved top
  • Alnico Classic humbuckers for true Les Paul tone
  • Fully adjustable tune-o-matic bridge
  • Precision Grover tuners

This is the real deal. Order today.

 

Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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 312 reviews)

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    (268)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (25)
  • Good feel (24)
  • Good tone (24)
  • Solid electronics (15)
  • Good pick up (14)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (4)
  • Poor pick up (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Jamming (24)
  • Small venues (15)
  • Recording (13)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Novice (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really Nice Guitar

Picked this Goldtop during one of the 15% off sales. Now, I have been playing gee...50 years give or take a few. Let me tell you this: I was once big...Read complete review

Picked this Goldtop during one of the 15% off sales. Now, I have been playing gee...50 years give or take a few. Let me tell you this: I was once big time into what name was on the headstock. But it took many years to get me to really put all that nonsense aside and just examine any guitar the same. Does it look good? Sound good? Does it play well? How is the craftsmanship, etc.

This guitar is really nice. It plays as well as anything I have including some high end stuff. Most of how well it plays is in the set up and listen to an old player here, I don't care who made your new axe....it needs a pro set up. This guitar is just sweet. I have lots of guitars and every one, even the same models all sound a little different. Different is a good thing.

Also, I hear so many unknowing guys moan about anything that does not say Gibson or Fender on it that don't even know how to set up their amps!

And many can't play very well even if they think they do. Turn that distortion off and hear how sloppy their playing is....but they will blame the guitar.

Hey...If you put a cheap guitar in Claptons hands, we both know it's going to sound fine.

So if you don't need to spend a fortune on the name on the headstock....this is a super deal even without the discount. You don't need to swap the pick ups. Just learn to use your tone controls and you will be fine.

It's built in China, but so is your phone, your pc and just about everything else.

If you want a rock solid Les Paul Standard that won't let you down and wont drain your bank account, you can't beat this axe. Epiphone makes a good guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Know what you're buying

These aren't bad guitars for the price but you'ld better do your research and read between the lines. True, these do have a "solid maple cap". But it's only 1/16th inch...Read complete review

These aren't bad guitars for the price but you'ld better do your research and read between the lines. True, these do have a "solid maple cap". But it's only 1/16th inch thick.Same thing with the "solid mahogany" back, 1/16th mahogany veneer. What they put in between these veneers is determined by whatever is available at the time of production. It could be alder, mahogany or maple. Please don't misunderstand me. I own this guitar and I do enjoy it. And I don't dislike alder guitars...I have many. But... I bought them BECAUSE they were alder(Strats & Teles). Les Pauls are supposed to be maple cap and mahogany back, not some odd mix of whatever. If you want to hear it straight from Gibson/Epi Customer Service you will have to ask them several times and very specifically before they will give you a direct answer. And when they do answer honestly they do so only under the agreement that you won't show the e-mail to anyone else. There may actually be some maple/mahogany Epi LPs out there but the only way to know for sure is to cut it open. I did. The back is solid mahogany with a mahogany veneer over it. The cap looks to be alder with a maple veneer over it. I like my Epi LP Plaintop but...it's just an average LP Copy made of cheap woods covered with thin veneers hyped as the "real deal". It's not bad, but there are better copies out there. Look around, do some research, and know what you are buying.

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5.0

Great Guitar for the Money

By Greg

from Virginia

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

TL;DR - Overall a great guitar for the money. I was more than happy with the restock condition and the only problems it has out of the box can be fixed with a pro set up.

I just wanted a guitar to play around with and not use for gigs. This fit the bill perfectly with a great price point. I got the restock model and was worried about looks and sound but the only cosmetic issue was that the master tone knob isn't set perfectly parallel to the body.

The only thing I recommend is that you get the action adjusted since there was, at least on mine, a decent bit of fret buzz straight out of the box. However, every guitar should get a pro set up anyway so this is to be expected.

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3.0

Toggle Switch Failures

By no_spam77

from Durham, NC

About Me Experienced

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

        I had an older model of this guitar and sold it. I regretted it and bought this as a replacement. Less sustain in the pickups. The toggle switch failed after a month. I got an Epiphone replacement switch. After not too long it failed too. I'm pretty happy with the guitar but angry about the switch.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        "Very SATISFIED with my "Epi"

        By Checko

        from Northeast Ohio

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

          First of all, my review of Musicians Friend...
          * Free shipping from MF has always been fast - 3 days from time of order (and there have been several purchases).
          * Everything from MF has been packaged well and arrives safely (No surprises).
          * Everything has been better than as described in their listing (NO surprises).
          I was skeptical with my first purchase but they have never let me down in any of these 3 areas....and that means a lot to me.

          Second of all, my review of the Epiphone Les Paul.
          * Craftsmanship is very nice, appearance is excellent, and everything works properly. The joints, seams, and neck are all straight and true.
          * The Sound and Tones are far better than I expected (I have had a few Les Paul copies before and this one beets them all).
          * Weight, balance, and size are all very comfortable and it's easy to play for several hours at a time. (I have had others that felt like a cinderblock was hanging around my neck after a half hour).

          Third of all, my review of this purchase...
          * This was a "RESTOCK" item and I was a little worried going into it because of what the description indicated could be coming...but there is not a scratch, dent, or blimish on it. All of the stickers, booklet, packaging, etc. where like new....I was quite surprised.
          * I did have to tune it slightly which is normal (Thinking that a guitar can travel across country via UPS and not need tuning is what's abnormal).
          * The Strings had a slight oxidation on them from not being played but that cleaned off easily.

          However...I did decide to drop it off at my local music store the other day to have a professional Set-Up done to it......only because I felt a fresh set of strings were in order and since I never had a guitar before that I felt was worthy of sending the extra money on for a Pro Set-up...now was the time...this is the guitar.
          I know how good this guitar sounded before and with a Pro doing his magic....I will have a dream guitar....all for under a tenth of the cost it would be going the other route.
          Can't wait to pick it up.

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          5.0

          Best Bang for the Buck!!

          By panhead

          from Franklin, Indiana 46131

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Quality Guitar
          • Played Great From The Box
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Just Play It
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

          This is a great guitar for the price, or for any price. I owned a 71 Gibson Les Deluxe, and the Epi is every bit as good. I havent even set it up yet, and it plays well.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A fabulous guitar at a great price!

          By Billie

          from Tucson, AZ

          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 Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

            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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            As promised - on time, great sound

            By catbox

            from The Outer Banks of NC

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

              This was my first electric so kind of daunting to get a handle on what would suit me best. Warm tone was important and seemed to be a strength of the LP. Reviewers warned about the weight of the guitar, man, they weren't kidding! But the sustain and sound more than makes up for it. Couldn't be happier w this purchase. Thanks MF.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Simply Beautiful

              By Salty Geezer

              from New York

              About Me Novice

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Learning
                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                As a new guitar player, I was looking to get the best value for my money when buying my first guitar. After tons of research, the great reviews from other owners, and my preference for the design and sound of Les Paul guitars, this one was the winner. Sure, it's not a Gibson Les Paul. But at this price, it's a screaming deal. Plus, as a beginner, I don't know enough to recognize the tonal differences between the two nor do they matter to me at this point in my journey. Give me 10 years and then I'll get the real deal. But for myself and other beginners, this is the best quality for the money. Highest recommendation.

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                5.0

                Good for the price

                By Kosxe

                from Maple Grove, MN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                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 I like the guitar a lot! A little poor pick ups, but after they have been replaced it was perfect! For the price/quality that is on of the best Ephies out there!

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                4.0

                Good Guitar

                By TheMixedRevue

                from Galveston, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

                Nice guitar at a good price. The Pelham Blue finish is very eye catching.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Nice

                By Kirby B

                from Eagle Pass, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                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:

                I have had this a few weeks now and have been happy with the guitar. I must state that the guitar upon delivery did not play too well. I had to adjust neck - intonation - string height - pick up height as well as change of strings. After about 3 days of trying to dial it in it finally came around.

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