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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 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.

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

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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SPECIFICATIONS

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 330 reviews)

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    (280)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (41)
  • Good feel (38)
  • Good tone (36)
  • Solid electronics (25)
  • Good pick up (24)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (7)
  • Poor pick up (6)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (38)
  • Jamming (36)
  • Small venues (24)
  • Recording (22)
  • Rock concerts (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (32), Novice (10), Professional musician (8)

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

Great buy, very happy.

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from Colorado

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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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    5.0

    Steal of a Deal

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    from Topeka, KS

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar used from guitar center so my experience may differ, but man do i love this axe. i live in kansas where weather changes about every minute, so it experiences lots of different conditions, and the action and neck never move at all, its great. I have the stock pickups in, and they get me great tones for everything, Blues, Prog, Metal, even indie. The electronics are solid and ive never had any problems. Its a very sturdy instrument, i havent had anything damaged in my travels. It can do searing metal leads, jazzy mellow chords, or even country twang. I will definetley purchase another one soon to use as my backup.

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    3.0

    A Restock Level Three - Great After Some Work

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    from Tampa Bay

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

    I took a chance on a restock and found some problems with the frets. I did a rough fret dressing and managed to get things right. A fit and proper unit like this would be a great value. Epis and Gibsons seem to have a problem with quality control where Fender has a much better track record. That said, this thing sounds like the real deal. Pickups are growly with a broad fat midrange tone and decent output. No top end shine, more like a sound conducive to a Leslie Westish sound. Always check neck geometry and for loose components with Epis.

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    5.0

    lovin my Gold Top

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    from Catawba SC

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • I can't find one thing unsatisfactory about this
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

      This guitar was great right out of the box., and very well packed as well. not dent ding or scratch anywhere.
      Love the metal flake in the Gold too. Neck plays very easy, lots of sustain, great tone as is.
      Can't wait to gig with it Friday night.

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      5.0

      This is a steal !

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      from Stafford Springs, CT

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

        To be clear, I am a new guitarist. I have played the drums for 35 years and bass for 5. I went back to playing the drums but due to a shoulder injury am unable to play anymore. So...I decided to buy a guitar. I originally ordered the LP100. It did not have the binding or the Grover tuners or the better pickups. In the end I thought it was cheap looking. I have been a fan of the Les Paul since the 1970's when I saw Ace Frehley play his heritage cherry sunburst. That was the color I wanted, but MF was offering a discount off the ebony restock. A great decision. This guitar is in pristine condition. Not a scratch. Sounds beautiful even through an Ibanez 15 watt practice amp. I can't tell you about frets, tone or intonation. I can tell you it looks nice and plays even nicer. I am extremely happy with this guitar. Between the looks, sound and price, this guitar is a bargain.

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        5.0

        A High-End Guitar at a Low-End Price!

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        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Covers It All
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

          I am a professional musician in a regional touring band. I have a few Ernie Ball guitars and have used them exclusively. I brought one in for trade-in as I didn't like the floating bridge. Now, here's the interesting thing...in all my years of playing and all the guitars I've owned, from top-notch to lower-end, I've never had a Les Paul or even a Gibson/Epiphone for that matter. So when I was trying out guitars to replace my JP6, I spent a lot of time going back and forth. I kept coming back to a guitar I had no initial intention of getting, this Epiphone Les Paul. I loved the way the neck felt, the frets weren't too high or too low and the shape fit my hand perfectly. I thought it sounded great and I wound up coming home with my first Les Paul. I brought it home and plugged it into my system, a Digitech RP360XP into a Marshall 50-watt combo, one of the new ones with four channels and effects. I was utterly and completely blown away! I have read all the comments and to be very honest, I'm not sure where they are coming from. Granted, I got mine from Guitar Center where all their guitars are set-up before sale. So, if there are any problems with intonation, string height or fret buzz, these must be things that are easily adjusted if you get on through delivery. In my opinion, the Alnico, covered humbuckers on this axe are wonderful; beffy yet subtle. I ran it through the gamut of patches I normally use and this guitar brought things out in some of them that I hadn't heard before. Then I tried something. I bypassed the Digitech and ran the Les Paul directly into my Marshall and set up four channels...clean with some chorus, light bluesy overdrive with a touch of delay and reverb, hard rock distortion and full-blown metal with delay. This guitar screamed and sang! This Les Paul seems to have been made for it. Through a processor or direct, this has become my main guitar. My lead guitarist played it and actually said he preferred it to his Gibson LP. Don't pass this up!

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          4.0

          Great guitar !!! I've played Gibsons that were not as good

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          from MountAiry,NC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Pick Up
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

            Played in bands sustain great easy to play neck felt great

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar...

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            from SW Virginia

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Finish Perfect
            • Fun To Play
            • Made as good as they get!

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Anywhere they'll have you

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

            I Played a 59' Les Paul a lot back in the 70's. This one beats it hands down. Looks,sound and play ability is much better.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This Epi is Well Worth the Money!

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            from Springfield, MA

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • High Quality
            • High Qualitye
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Any Live Gig
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

            I already own 4 American Les Pauls and love each of them. Lusting after a gold top, I thought I'd try an Epi Standard. I am very pleased with the build quality, fit and finish, tone and playability. This is an awesome guitar and will share by live gigging guitar stand with the native born versions of the LP. Absolutely gorgeous and I'd recommend it as an entry level guitar for your teenaged student or for the gigging professional. I honestly can't put it down!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great guitar for a great price

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            from Miami,FL

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar:

            As a student, there's not much I can do to afford the professional strats and les pauls, but I can say that this guitar is beautiful. Hooked it up to my old 50 W amp, and with pedals, it gets the job done with a great tone, while fitting a budget. First thing I noticed is that there is a significant fret buzz on the low E string. I was also upset when I unpackaged it, there was a dent on neck that was somewhat noticeable. It doesn't bother me much two months later, but still a good buy.

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