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Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar  

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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 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (19)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Good feel (18)
  • Good pick up (17)
  • Solid electronics (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (20)
    • Jamming (18)
    • Recording (13)
    • Rock concerts (11)
    • Small venues (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (19), Novice (5)

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Your Gonna' Have To Spend More Money

    It looks FANTASTIC, but this guitar was made for playing, not a freakin' museum.
    First I had file down the sides of the frets as they were very sharp and rough...Read complete review

    It looks FANTASTIC, but this guitar was made for playing, not a freakin' museum.
    First I had file down the sides of the frets as they were very sharp and rough then I took a nail buffer sponge to smooth out and polish the frets to a chrome finish.
    The pick-ups and electronics are 'decent' but a definite disappointment. I installed some Duncan Distortion pups and kept all the same electronics- BIG MISTAKE as the sound only got muffled and faded. I finally got an awesome sound once I changed the toggle switch, input jack, volume pods, and all the electronics and wiring. I also decided to protect my new investment with a HARD PLASTIC case that will actually protect and not just look nice.
    Yeah, the neck and body are composed of several pieces of wood that have been glued together but at least it looks like they did a good job of gluing them. The paint and gloss is outstanding.
    Even with these drawbacks I still think it's worth it to get an Epi and upgrade for a few hundred as opposed to spreading a few thousand for a Gib. You get a good sense of satisfaction out of doing these upgrades yourself.

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    5.0

    Love this Guitar

    By Jake

    from North Dakota

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

      I've had this guitar for a few years now and it's still my favorite guitar! When I got it the first thing I did was replace the pickups with signature Slash pickups, and the sound is way better. This guitar with a few upgrades plays and sounds like a way more expensive guitar. If you wanna see this guitar in action check out my guitar covers on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCJVaHmfdJM&list=TLssK060i4DXfX33DEtcV4NbllbYuzQlmn

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      4.0

      Solid.Better pickups than ever!

      By supertank

      from Fx. Va.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

        I've always liked Epi guitars.I've played models made in Korea through the current Indonesia made guitars and they have all been pretty consistent.The neck profiles are always a little different. My model has a slightly thicker round c shape than other neck shapes I've encountered recently. So it's a good thing. The stock pickups are the best I've heard of any Epi in the past 30 years. I bought the guitar used and it was a mess. It needed new strings and a set up. Everything else was in good working order

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        3.0

        Your Gonna' Have To Spend More Money

        By IronCore

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Better Price Than Gibson
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Needs Upgrades
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

        It looks FANTASTIC, but this guitar was made for playing, not a freakin' museum.
        First I had file down the sides of the frets as they were very sharp and rough then I took a nail buffer sponge to smooth out and polish the frets to a chrome finish.
        The pick-ups and electronics are 'decent' but a definite disappointment. I installed some Duncan Distortion pups and kept all the same electronics- BIG MISTAKE as the sound only got muffled and faded. I finally got an awesome sound once I changed the toggle switch, input jack, volume pods, and all the electronics and wiring. I also decided to protect my new investment with a HARD PLASTIC case that will actually protect and not just look nice.
        Yeah, the neck and body are composed of several pieces of wood that have been glued together but at least it looks like they did a good job of gluing them. The paint and gloss is outstanding.
        Even with these drawbacks I still think it's worth it to get an Epi and upgrade for a few hundred as opposed to spreading a few thousand for a Gib. You get a good sense of satisfaction out of doing these upgrades yourself.

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        4.0

        Most excellent value

        By RJS

        from Westchester County, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

        I changed the PUPs to SDs Jazz & JB, and put fatter strings on, and this axe rocks as good as it looks?

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent Les Paul at Epiphone price

        By Randall

        from Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        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:

          Being on a Epiphone/Squire budget I've been playing a Squire Strat and my Epiphone Jr for a few years now. I started looking at the Les Paul and have always wanted a vintage sunburst. I'm really pleased with the Plus Top Pro no issues here and for the price would recommend it to anyone who would like a nice guitar at a nice price.

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          5.0

          Awesome guitar! Fast shipping!

          By payton

          from clinton, ut

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

                Awesome guitar. Fast shipping!

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                5.0

                Excellent bang for buck!

                By Freoguitar

                from Perth, Australia

                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:

                  The best bang for buck guitar I've played and I've got to say that I've tried a few!

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvhbN86XiS4

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SIPKwhv36I

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdDL29IQ_yA

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  buy it. i'm waiting

                  By matt

                  from Colorado

                  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:

                    Same pickups as an LP same sound. same heavy feel when wearing it. Its my goto axe over my strat / dean/ ibanez. love the guitar. love the price. best guitar for the price you can get.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Important to mention

                    By T Rasico

                    from Wisconsin!

                    About Me Experienced

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Recording

                      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro Electric Guitar:

                      I just need to say that this guitar looks nothing like the picture they have on here. It looks so much better. Your guitar will have a dark blue color around the edges and fade to a greyish blue in the middle of the guitar body. The flamed maple stripes cut through the lighter blue color.

                      Google Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus top and the beautiful blue guitars are more what this item will actually look like.

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                      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      a real bargain

                      By dj

                      from southern Missouri

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      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.

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