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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Carved Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: ProBucker 2
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: ProBucker 3
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull volume controls
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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

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EpiphoneLes Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

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    (48)

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    (13)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (51)
  • Good tone (50)
  • Fun to play (49)
  • Good pick up (48)
  • Solid electronics (40)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (5)
  • Fret buzz (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (50)
  • Jamming (48)
  • Recording (37)
  • Small venues (33)
  • Rock concerts (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (46), Novice (11), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ready to Rock stright from the box!

This is my first online ordering experience with a guitar but I am so happy with it. I opened the box and was blown away with the beauty and craftsmanship of this guitar. Online...Read complete review

This is my first online ordering experience with a guitar but I am so happy with it. I opened the box and was blown away with the beauty and craftsmanship of this guitar. Online pictures do not do it justice.
I picked the guitar up, tuned it, plugged it into a small peavey practice amp and started playing. The sounds were awesome and the guitar felt amazing and there was no fret buzz. The Humbucker/Single Coil pickup controls are great for a variety of sounds.
I am extremely happy with this purchase. I just don't want to set this thing down. It is amazing. I used to have a Gibson Les Paul Studio and this guitar is just as good or better. I will be playing guitar a lot more now.
The only problem with the online ordering is the 3 or 4 days I had to wait. It was killing me. I was like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.
I got it and now I am a Very Happy Customer...and it was worth the wait.

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Great sound, frets and setup not so great

This is a beautiful looking guitar with a 60s profile D shape neck. The pickups are hot and super bright. The neck is about the same as a bridge pickup in a lot of...Read complete review

This is a beautiful looking guitar with a 60s profile D shape neck. The pickups are hot and super bright. The neck is about the same as a bridge pickup in a lot of Gibsons. But they sound great, especially if you roll the tone off a bit. The guitar was in poor shape as far as setup when I received it. The frets were atrocious, the literally felt like there was sand glued to them, they also needed to levelled. Intonation was out on a few strings and out so far on the G string that I have wound it back as far as it will go and it's still out. Also the nut was high, I ended up replacing it with a tusq. The action was fairly high when the guitar arrived and not able to be lowered as it buzzed out pretty bad when I did so, so obviously they'd noticed this and just wound it up until it stopped buzzing, not good.
All in all, a good guitar, I do love to play it, but expect to encounter some setup issues.

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(18 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Best new guitar for the money

By Tristan

from San Jose, CA

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Pros

  • Coil-splitting
  • Excellent Fretboard
  • Good pickups
  • Good Tone Wood

Cons

  • Lefty Tone Nobs Backwards
  • Made Of Mahogany Off-cuts
  • Weak Input Jack

Best Uses

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

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

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.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just... WOW!!

By Dave-DNA

from Milwaukee, WI

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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.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid, Versatile Guitar

By RDP

from NJ

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar a couple of months ago for myself, to complement a Schecter Omen 6 I had gotten for my kids to learn on. I wanted a guitar that was different from the Omen 6, which has a Strat type body and humbucker pickups. The main thing that attracted me to this guitar, other than the classic LP body, was the split coil pickups, which is a great feature, giving the option of getting either a single coil or humbucker sound. The fret spacing on this guitar also seems to be a bit more compressed than the Omen 6, since I could reach fingerings on this guitar that were too far apart for me on the Omen.

      The only problem was that the first Epiphone that was sent to me had atrocious intonation that couldn't be fixed by fine tuning the bridge saddles. Musician's Friend was very helpful and shipped out a replacement at no cost. The second one had better intonation overall, but the properly tuned open G-string was too sharp when I fretted any notes on that string, meaning your could either have a perfect open D chord or open C chord, but not both. The saddle on the bridge which is used to adjust intonation was maxed out and couldn't be moved far enough toward the tailpiece to fix it.

      I browsed some LP web forums and this seems to be a common problem with Gibsons/Epiphones. Some people recommended changing the nut, the bridge, or reversing the saddle to allow you to lengthen the string at the bridge to make it less sharp. I tried the saddle reversal since it was the least hassle of those options. I found some websites that described how you can flip the saddle on a tune-o-matic bridge like this one to give it more travel space for intonation adjustments. This worked and the intonation is now perfect. I didn't even have to remove the strings to make this fix.

      Overall now, this is a great guitar. I only took off a star because I think the factory can do a better job of truly adjusting the intonation before shipping them out. The Omen 6 I had gotten was perfect in that regard right out of the box.

      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It has the Gibson Growl!

      By The Old School Glampunker

      from Elida, 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:

        This axe is wonderful at using for rock and roll music if ya need that classic fuzz, modern low end grind, or just flat out in your face distortion. It has sonic delivery and great punch. Picking can sound crystal clean or dirty and overdriven. Full chords sustain as long as needed for Punk and Metal styles. It can scream too, for those "screaming solos". Feedback has that classic Les Paul style, great but without the unpleasent hiss or buzz. Solid and well put togather, even plays nice in lower tuning. I play mine tuned down a half step. Worth much more than the sale price, this is one of the best guitars I have seen or heard in a long time, totally Rock and Roll.

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ready to Rock stright from the box!

        By Speedwagon

        from Georgia

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        Pros

        • Awesome
        • 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:

          This is my first online ordering experience with a guitar but I am so happy with it. I opened the box and was blown away with the beauty and craftsmanship of this guitar. Online pictures do not do it justice.
          I picked the guitar up, tuned it, plugged it into a small peavey practice amp and started playing. The sounds were awesome and the guitar felt amazing and there was no fret buzz. The Humbucker/Single Coil pickup controls are great for a variety of sounds.
          I am extremely happy with this purchase. I just don't want to set this thing down. It is amazing. I used to have a Gibson Les Paul Studio and this guitar is just as good or better. I will be playing guitar a lot more now.
          The only problem with the online ordering is the 3 or 4 days I had to wait. It was killing me. I was like a kid waiting for Christmas morning.
          I got it and now I am a Very Happy Customer...and it was worth the wait.

          (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A really nice guitar

          By Old Guitar Dude

          from Florida

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          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.

          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I Got Blisters On Me fingers

          By Kodger

          from N.P.R Fl.

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          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.)

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Absolutely Best Guitar Value at Price!

          By Richard E.

          from Grand Junction, Co.

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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!

            (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            a real bargain

            By dj

            from southern Missouri

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

              I have seen a lot of reviews comparing this guitar with a Gibson Les Paul, and right off I have to say that there really isn't any comparison. That said keep in mind that the price is about 1/4 of the best price you could find on a Gibson. The finish is probably the weakest aspect of this guitar and is like nothing you would ever find on a Gibson, but it actually looks very good, just not like a Gibson. The sound is very good, probably for most people as good as the Gibson. Playablity is excellent. All in all a very good bargain for the price.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Can't beat it for the price!!!

              By Peter Pardo

              from New York

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None so far

              Best Uses

              • An Everyday Go-to Guitar
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

              I've been playing guitar for about 30 years now, but at this point in my life it's more of a hobby, so the prospect of buying a $2000 Gibson Les Paul is not really a feasible option. I already own a Epiphone Les Paul (Korean model that I bought in the mid 1990's) but it's been showing signs of wear and tear, so I wanted to pick up one of the newer models which I've heard so many good things about. Just got my new Epiphone Standard Pro Plus Top the other day, which just looks spectacular with its Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish. The pickups sound great through my little Marshall amp, and all the stock hardware seems really solid. I always loved the neck on a Les Paul, and this one plays like a dream. For my style of playing, which ranges from heavy metal, hard rock, heavy blues, progressive rock, and a little jazz, Les Paul's are a perfect match. With this axe you can easily crank out some crunchy distorted riffs, sizzling solos, screaming pinch harmonics, fuzzy blues, and tender jazz. Alongside my other Epi Les Paul, Epi SG, Jackson Dinky, and Dean Schenker V, this new Les Paul will get plenty of playing time. For a fraction of the price of a Gibson Les Paul, you just can't go wrong and it comes very close to an actual Gibson.

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