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Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar  

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The Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro sets a new standard for guitars in its price range. Two Epiphone ProBucker humbucking pickups with coil-sp...Read More

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A flame top Les Paul that delivers power, sustain, and affordability.

The Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro sets a new standard for guitars in its price range. Two Epiphone ProBucker humbucking pickups with coil-splitting deliver big slabs of the fat, warm tones, transcontinental sustain, and deep, soulful distortion that made this guitar famous. Crafted with a solid mahogany body and flamed maple carved top, a set mahogany neck, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, cream body and fingerboard binding, and chrome hardware. The Tune-o-matic bridge and LockTone stopbar tailpiece add seemingly unending sustain and make string changes easier. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Carved flamed maple top
  • 24.75" Scale set-in mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • ProBucker 2 neck humbucker with coil-split
  • ProBucker 3 bridge humbucker with coil-split
  • LockTone tune-o-matic bridge
  • LockTone stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover tuners
  • Case sold separately

The perfect addition to any guitar collection. Order one today.

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EpiphoneLes Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 43 reviews)

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    (29)

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    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (33)
  • Good tone (33)
  • Fun to play (31)
  • Good pick up (30)
  • Solid electronics (25)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (34)
  • Jamming (30)
  • Recording (22)
  • Small venues (21)
  • Rock concerts (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Novice (10), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best new guitar for the money

I won't bother repeating too much what others have said about the excellent quality of this guitar, both in terms of tone and in terms of craftsmanship. For the price, it can't be...Read complete review

I won't bother repeating too much what others have said about the excellent quality of this guitar, both in terms of tone and in terms of craftsmanship. For the price, it can't be beaten and will not disappoint. However, it is still no Gibson. Tonally I'm sure it will compete well with a true Les Paul when plugged into a good amp, however the purist will be disappointed to find that the back of the body is a thin mahogany veneer. This cleverly conceals the fact that the body and neck are made of multiple random off-cuts of mahogany which would never find their way into a Gibson. My particular guitar (body and neck) is made of at least 6 off-cuts of mahogany, not including the split veneer on the back, the split maple cover, and the fretboard. This comes to at least 11 pieces of wood going into my guitar. With that many bits of wood, that much glue, and that many seams, you do want to be sure you're not leaving this out in the sun too long, or leaving it in a really cold garage for long periods of time. It may not stand up to the test of time like a more expensive guitar. So you're not exactly getting a bargain - you're getting exactly what you pay for. This detail seems to have evaded detection in other reviews and may prompt some to pay the full price for a Gibson which is almost guaranteed to be made of top-quality wood.

That being said, a discerning guitarist ought to test a few of these guitars before making a purchase, thereby avoiding bodies with unintended 'dead-spots'. If you're not really sure if you'd be able to spot a dud, then to be brutally honest this particular issue won't be bothering you that much anyway. Not to sound too patronizing, but you could save yourself some trouble (and money) and just get an even cheaper guitar. It is a sad fact of life that many guitarists spend ungodly amounts of money for instruments and equipment that they can never actually appreciate.

I am a lefty and unfortunately had no real choice per avoiding 'duds' - I was forced to buy the only one in the shop, but fortunately it plays brilliantly. I have always been searching for the Paul Kossoff tone and after playing the solo to 'All Right Now' (which really brings out the best in a good guitar/amp combination as it occupies a lot of space along the fretboard and requires a lot of sustain from the body) found the guitar to respond perfectly. I am no virtuoso but it adequately reflects my command of the guitar.

Other lefties beware - as with most left-handed guitars, the volume and tone nobs have been wired backwards by idiots and '0' is in fact full volume/tone, while '10' is the opposite. I've rewired all my previous guitars to get around this, but owing to the fact that the push/pull pots have small circuit boards attached, and the entire guitar actually has a small and quite intricate wiring harness, fixing this problem is not going to be easy for an amateur electrician (such as myself). I've wired my own push-pull pots with coil-splitting humbuckers but none quite as advanced as this.

I am surprised to see reviewers noting poor build quality. This is a rather poorly educated comment and should be ignored, in my opinion. Remember that you are not buying a Gibson - you are going for the budget brand and you get what you pay for. It needs to be said that Epiphone's build quality has improved markedly over the years. I have an old SG G-400 I bought years ago and every single component of the Les Paul Standard is superior - from the tuners on the neck and the tuners on the bridge, to the frets, to the pick-ups, etc. Again, as I said, this guitar is worth every penny. You cannot find a guitar (new) for this money, of this quality and with this many good features. Just be weary of 'duds' and if you're a lefty, expect mild but bearable buggeration. I hope this helps people make a more informed decision.

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Looks aren't everything

I was excited, but then disappointed by the guitar. Excited as the Honey Burst maple top is beautiful. Not so excited as the 'solid' parts, back and head stock had a shop...Read complete review

I was excited, but then disappointed by the guitar. Excited as the Honey Burst maple top is beautiful. Not so excited as the 'solid' parts, back and head stock had a shop class look to it. It appeared pieces seemingly glued in (didn't match wood)to make up the area. Fret work overall was terrible, string felt like bending on sand paper, very rough, poor quality frets. Tone, sound very good, new style pickups were good. Sent mine back for a Gretsch Pro Jet where I know quality will be up to what it should be.

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5.0

Absolutely Best Guitar Value at Price!

By Richard E.

from Colorado

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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 PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

    No long winded speech, this EPI Les Paul series is now built by Samick, which is a good thing, the craftsmanship in Indonesia now compares with the best in Asia! I got the gorgeous Wine Red Flametop and it is stunning, not just trying to impress, but to me it is the best finish offered!
    What really puts the Pro/Plus Les Paul guitar ahead of the pack is the new ProBucker pickups, NO need to change these guys out, the tone, the crunch and sustain; the balance from neck to bridge is amazing, and, the split coil voices are very good too, kinda Straty, play with it after you buy one, just do it! Catch a Sale!

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    1.0

    Cracked

    By toon

    from tennessee

    About Me Novice

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

        Opened the box and it looked great.
        Played about 10 minutes and it felt odd at the neck. After looking I saw the neck was cracked .

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        5.0

        beautiful guitar

        By sssmokin

        from central Wisconsin

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        Pros

        • 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 PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

          Craftmanship is excellent.

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          5.0

          Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro Electric

          By df1953

          from salisbury nc

          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 PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

            Amazeing guitar. Neck is butter finish is gorgeous and the sound incedible. Dont think twice about this. For the money you cant go wrong.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A really nice guitar

            By Old Guitar Dude

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Plays Great Sounds Great

            Cons

            • Does Not Come With A Case

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

            This is a really nice guitar. I bought one a couple of weeks ago. I have owned Gibson Les Pauls and this guitar plays and sounds about the same. It is very smooth, the fret work is superb, the pickups sound really nice and the controls are smooth and feel like good quality. I have been playing more than 50 years and have owned dozens of expensive guitars. This guitar plays as well as most of the guitars costing many times more. Play one and you will be pleasantly surprised. This is a really nice guitar at any price and for the price at which it sells, it is an excellent value.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love the Plustop Pro Good work Epiphone

            By Bobby K

            from Desert Hot Springs, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

              This is a great guitar. I had an 82 Gibson Les Paul that I sold several years ago. I alway regreted selling it. My Wife got me this guitar to repalce it.
              I like it bettere than the Gibson LP. The split pickups are fantastic. They let you play everything from Jazz to Rockabilly. Sweat guitar all around.
              A best buy Good work Epiphone

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              (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Standard PlusTop Pro LP Epi Hnybrst

              By aaa

              from Bronx-NY

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              Pros

              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

                Like how limited Ed Custom Pro sounds better. The guitar has more Jazz head glides and more chord changes for different music preference more than the PlusTop Plus has. The Lacquer foam designs a better sound glide chord playmode difference on custom Pro then the PlusTop Pro Standard has. Custom sounds more funkish

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just... WOW!!

                By Dave-DNA

                from Milwaukee, WI

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Didn't Buy Sooner
                • No Case

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

                I must say, I was exceptionally impressed with this guitar. I A/B-ed it with an actual Gidson Les Paul with BurstBucker Pros using a Tiny Terror with same settinngs, and this Epi had more clarity, and the finish was just as quality as the Gibson. ProBuckers have a lot of character, not as fuzzy as 490/498's. Was gonna swap the pickups with Duncan JB and Jazz set, but these ProBukers are exactly the tone I wanted. Grover Tuners are great; much better than the Kluson style on Gibson LP Studios. Also, the top is NOT VENEER like the plain top Epi LP Standard or Custom, it's an actual carved top!! Oh yeah, it's also real pretty. The Honeyburst is more accurate to vintage than the 2015 Gibsons, and this is the first flame-top Honeyburst I liked; I usually prefer plaintop Honeyburst.

                I was between this and a Custom, but the custom didn't have the same attack, probably because it's not a carved top. The locking bridge/tail piece is a nice touch, better than stock Gibson TOM. I now have no reason to buy a Gibson LP Standard.

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                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I Got Blisters On Me fingers

                By guitarwiz1

                from N.P.R Fl.

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • I Only Bought One

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

                I've had my guitar for a week now and since then I've gone through a couple of packs of strings, a couple dozen picks, and had the cops come out three times.

                My only complaint is that it sat on a UPS truck all afternoon in the Florida sun. When I opened the box the guitar was so hot I could light a cigarette off of it. Upon visual inspection of the guitar I noticed that one of the volume controls was crooked. I thought one of the posts were bent, but it wasn't. I fixed it no problem with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers. ;) The pick guard was a little scratched up. It looked like it was either used or someone needs more practice with a dermal tool. That's why I give it four stars.

                Other than that I just love this guitar and give it five stars.

                I was a little nervous about ordering online but it came packed in a box that was done really well, and the free cardboard case that it came in (which was a plus) was packed nicely too.

                After I got a good look at her and she cooled down a bit I decided to heat her up again. I tuned her up then plugged her in, and the sweet sounds that were coming from my amp would have made Mr. Lynyrd Skynyrd proud. The setup was perfect right out of the box. (Good job #24) The guitar has a nice deep rich tone, and as Mr. Epiphone says: "Miles of sustain." (68 miles to be exact.)

                I really like the coil tapping feature too. I can go from hammering out some Zeppelin to jamming with Stevie Ray without it sounding to meaty. It's like having two guitars in one that you only need to buy one case for, because frankly the free cardboard cases don't last that long. Especially if your dog makes a bed out of it.

                All in all I am very happy with my purchase from Musicians Friend. The hardest part was choosing which color to get... After about five excruciating minutes I decided on the Honey Burst. The guitar is everything I expected and more. I enjoy looking at it as much as I do playing it…and I've been playing it a lot. (hence the blisters on me fingers.)

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                5.0

                Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro

                By Nick

                from Ohio

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                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 PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

                  To start off let me just say that Epiphone is one of my favorite companies. Not only do they make cheaper models of guitars we all love, but they keep quality within the makings. This guitar was one I had been eyeing for a long time and when I finally was able to get it I was not disappointed at all. It was already set up to how I prefer and all I had to do to be ready to play was to tune it. The sound from the pro-buckers is a very rich deep tone. Since this is also the pro model it had the coil tapping ability. This giving it a single coil sound while retaining the resonance of the Les Paul body and a lower-end bassy sound. This guitar is worth every penny.

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