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Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Alpine White

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Clean looks, affordable price, and a cool Alpine White finish.

The original idea for the Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar was to create a somewhat lower-priced Paul by dispensing with some cosmetics. The result was an especially clean, handsome guitar with all the Les Paul essentials. Newly designed in 2004, the Studio now has a thicker body that matches its namesake, hot open-coil humbuckers, a set mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard, and mahogany body with carved top. Alpine White finish. The LockTone stopbar tailpiece and Tune-O-Matic bridge provide great sustain and tone, and make string changing easier. Limited lifetime warranty.

FEATURES
Mahogany body with carved top
Set mahogany neck
Rosewood fingerboard
Alpine White finish
Alnico Classic humbuckers
Locktone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
Dot fingerboard inlays
Chrome hardware
Limited lifetime warranty
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EpiphoneLes Paul Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Recording (9)
  • School bands (8)
  • Small venues (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pleasantly Surprised!!!

I got this a few days ago and was so pleasantly surprised by it's quality. I thought I would be getting a few notches down from my beloved LP Standard, but no......Read complete review

I got this a few days ago and was so pleasantly surprised by it's quality. I thought I would be getting a few notches down from my beloved LP Standard, but no... this thing looks, plays, and feels just as nice and comfortable as that and sounds even better to me. The stock pickups are amazing and it really feels like you are playing a high end Gibson. Do yourself a favor if you are browsing around for an Epiphone Les Paul... BUY THIS ONE. Doesn't matter what color you get, but definitely give this one a chance. You will be very pleased!

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Fretboard mangled

The fretboard was super scraped up and scratched, looked like it had been sitting in a garage for 3 years and chewed on by rats.

Other than that, aesthetically it's...Read complete review

The fretboard was super scraped up and scratched, looked like it had been sitting in a garage for 3 years and chewed on by rats.

Other than that, aesthetically it's beautiful.

It has terrible fretbuzz and the craftsmanship and quality control is just unacceptable.

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Fretboard mangled

By Sephrinx

from Oregon

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

The fretboard was super scraped up and scratched, looked like it had been sitting in a garage for 3 years and chewed on by rats.

Other than that, aesthetically it's beautiful.

It has terrible fretbuzz and the craftsmanship and quality control is just unacceptable.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Requires setup???

By Deyroo

from Madisonville, Texas

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Work Required
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

This is the second new Epiphone that a friend and I have purchased within a month of each other that required "set up" upon delivery mine is the Les Paul Studio, his is the Les Paul Melody Maker). Both models needed immediate fret work because the frets were longer than the necks were wide by about a sixteenth of an inch on each side (my friend received several nasty cuts before taking a file to the frets). Epiphone warranty rep at Epiphone stated that they consider this normal user "set up" WHICH COST ME AN ADDITIONAL SETUP FEE TO HAVE DONE! I have bought MANY new guitars and NEVER have had required service to make it playable. There is also a flaw in the stain on the neck of mine. Even my Musicians Friend rep was surprised at Epiphones quality control. Sad to buy ANYTHING new and have to have it "fixed" at your own expense before it is usable.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasantly Surprised!!!

By SomethingWeird

from Ashland, KY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

    I got this a few days ago and was so pleasantly surprised by it's quality. I thought I would be getting a few notches down from my beloved LP Standard, but no... this thing looks, plays, and feels just as nice and comfortable as that and sounds even better to me. The stock pickups are amazing and it really feels like you are playing a high end Gibson. Do yourself a favor if you are browsing around for an Epiphone Les Paul... BUY THIS ONE. Doesn't matter what color you get, but definitely give this one a chance. You will be very pleased!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ready to purchase a third Epi LP Studio

    By Jimmy V

    from Parkertown, NJ, down the shore

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Love This Guitar
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      This is my second Epi LP and I am going to purchase a third. My first, I replaced all the electronics and installed Gibson 57 Classic in the neck and 57 Classic plus in bridge. I purchased this guitar and was going to replace the electronics and pickups with blues pickups, but after plugging in and playing, I have abandoned this idea as I love the sound of this guitar, very surprised. I will purchase another studio, worn cherry this time and will change those pickups so as to have three different sounding guitars. All my Fender and Gibson guitars have remained in their stands as I love both of my Epi LP's and can't believe the feel and tone. The first LP, I had to set-up as intonation was off, small matter. This guitar was playable right from the box!! I highly recommend this guitar, especially if you are handy at soldering and want to change pickups for different sounds.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My first Electric

      By Austin Craft

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      This is a reall, really great guitar, it was my first electric and it has served me well since I bought it, never had any problems, it hold it's tune very well, the pickups in it sound fantastic. It suits just about every musical style in my opinion. It is an all around good buy if you're looking for a good electric guitar on a budget.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Fretboard chewed on by rats???

      By Sephrinx

      from Oregon

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      I love the guitar, but...

      The fretboard looks like it has been chewed on by a rat. The entire thing is totally scraped and scuffed up. I was very very upset when I opened up the packaging and it looked like I just bought a 50$ garage sale used for 3 years guitar.

      Very, very upset. The quality control needs to have a serious, SERIOUS overhaul because this IS NOT acceptable.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      a great base for upgrades

      By bigred30378

      from central kentucky

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      I bought a Epiphone studio in 2009 (mine is the faded natual finish model), it's now my main guitar after upgrading all of the electronics to seymour duncan pickups, CTS pots, .047 paper in oil caps, cloth push back wires, and a switchcraft jack and 3 way wired 50's style. I would stack the tones I get against any gibson les paul.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very nice guitar for the cost.

      By JMoore210

      from Pontiac, Michigan

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Switch
      • Stock Hardware Lacks

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      I have had this guitar for a few years now, and it has held up pretty well for all the strife I put it through. It has a good feeling neck profile, not unlike that of a Gibson LP. I typically don't like this chunkier, rounded neck shape, but on this guitar it just works for me.

      The guitar is tonally versatile just with its stock pickups. You can obtain any type of tone you want with a decent amp and some tweaking. I have achieved heavily distorted electrifying metal tones and sweet shimmering cleans with no problem whatsoever. The dense mahogany really does give the guitar a nice, full-bodied tone.

      The only issues I have had with it are the switch and the nut. The switch stopped working correctly after a year or so of use, but it was easily replaced and hasn't given me problems since. The nut had a chunk break off on the low E string side, but I simply glued it back together and it has held up pretty good since.

      Overall, I would suggest this guitar as an affordable, worthy alternative to a Gibson LP. With a few modifications one could make it a better instrument, but it is pretty solid and sounds good fresh out of the box.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review of Epiphone Les Paul Studio Guitar

      By Steve Terjesen

      from Long Island, NY

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      What a work of art. The white is just dazzling to look at. I paired this up with a Line 6 spider 4-15 amp and it is sweet and smooth, or harsh and biting, whichever you prefer. I love it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My First Real Guitar

      By Dallas Shatel

      from New Jersey

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      This is a great guitar for someone who is on a budget or is playing at an intermediate skill level. it feels great, sounds great, and looks great. Because it is a Les Paul you will not have access to the higher frets, but that will be the case with any Les Paul. It's heavier than a Strat, but lighter than some other Les Pauls so its more bearable in longer gigs. Get a case for this guitar because it is one that you will want to keep safe.
      The neck on this guitar is AMAZING. It feels great and only gets better with age. The pickups have a good top end but can still hit those beefy bottom end sounds. The rythm pickup is smooth while the treble pickup is brighter and sharper. To get the best sound, don't have the pickup selector in the middle, or else it sounds a llittle muddy.
      Still in great shape after a year. Stays in tune, good sustain. The alpine white finish is gorgeous. This was a guitar that was ready to go right after I took it out of the box; I just had to adjust the intonation, thich is a pretty easy job.
      Amazing price. The Gibson Les Pauls are great, but for someone on a budget it can be dificult to come up with the 2 grand for one. This is a steal for what you get.

       
      4.0

      In 4 years, she ashen't let me down.

      By Ryan

      from Short Hills, NJ

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • well built

      Cons

      • Cheap Electronics
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

      I got this in 2011 for my first electric. I love this thing to death. It is well built, set-up and designed. After all, it's a Les Paul! While it does not feel like a Gibson, the guitar is very nice for the money. My one complaint is the electronics/pickups. The electronics are not great and the pots get scratchy. The pickups are weak. The pickup selector works ok hough. I will most likely upgrade the pickups to a Duncan Hot Rodded set and upgrade the pots to 500k. Overall this is a great guitar that with some modding could compete with a Gibson.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic guitar.

      By Zimmo

      from King, North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        The pickups work really well for pretty much any tuning. My band used this guitar to record in the studio, and it sounded great. And we play in Dropped B. I would absolutely recommend this guitar to beginners, or more seasoned players.

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar for the Money

        By Evel Rivera

        from Puerto Rico

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

        Got this a few days ago, to my surprise. Gotta give props to Musician's Friend for great service!

        The guitar is gorgeous, the pickups are high quality and the overall craftsmanship is great. This is second Epiphone I buy and I am more than pleased.

        This is the third time I buy an item from MF. And if you're new, I would totally recommend. The service is outstanding.

         
        5.0

        Beautifully Fun Guitar to Play

        By MJONES

        from West Virginia Mountains

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          I'm an intermediate guitarist, and while I may not be the best, I have played lots of guitars. This one feels very natural, and fun to play.

          I listed a slight fret buzz as one of the cons, and while this may turn some off, the fret buzz is only around the first frets on the low strings.

          Apart from that, it's a beautiful guitar that is fun to play, keeps the Les Paul sound I fell in love with while playing my buddies for the first time, and is definitely a crowd pleaser for sound and looks.

          A must have for anyone who loves guitars, but can't shell out thousands for a Gibson.

           
          5.0

          Great Les Paul

          By Joness182

          from Louisville, KY

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          I purchased this guitar about a year or so ago and it has been great to me. i got an invader put in the bridge and this thing sounds so great. I use Line 6 amps and the guitar plays flawless through them. Its a great guitar that wont break the bank and is prefect for metal/alt.

           
          5.0

          BIG winner from Epi!

          By Exodus-pCXsO

          from El Dorado, AR

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          Let me start by saying I own the Epiphone Les Paul Studio in many models, including Goth, White, Chameleon, and Natural.. and I keep coming back for more!These guitars are BY FAR the best instrument for the money. Right up there in sound and durability with Gibsons for $1000 more! Extremely nice finishes, and all the same features as Gibsons! You just can't go wrong with these guitars!Some of the ones I own, I've left completely factory, however, I've upgraded pickups on a few also for different sounds. These guitars sound GREAT straight out of the box for hard rock/country/blues, but if you want a good METAL sound, you'll need to switch to EMG Actives. The reason I gave the Quality rating an 8 was for the factory Epi Alnico V pickups.I'm extremely careful with all my instruments, but they have hit the floor pretty hard once or twice. Nothing EVER breaks on these!

           
          5.0

          Awesome Les Paul!

          By Joness182

          from Louisville, KY

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          Man, I got this guitar a few months ago and it's great. Got it in the alpine white finish and it looks and feels awesome. The pickups are great and the neck is super fast. I would recommend this for anyone who likes the les paul look, for a resonable price. Great job Epiphone!

           
          5.0

          Pretty nice

          By synthiman

          from Illinois

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          To be completely honest with you, there really isnt that much of a difference between a gibson and an Epi. exept for quality of parts. this guitar is great for any genre. The stock pickups arent the best, but they dont sound "bad". And since we're on the topic of pickups, this would be the time to tell you of the major drawback-you cant put gibson pickups in without re-drilling the holes. Which isnt the worst thing in the world, but it would be nice to have the option. I have the wine red model, and personally I think it looks better with pickup covers.Sounds great clean, dist, OD, and fuzzy.

           
          4.0

          For the price you can't beat it

          By Raune-hnd4Q

          from Mississippi

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          I played this thing side by side with a real Les Paul and there is a world of difference. The real Gibson plays better, but this thing is lighter.The sound is similar and the the sustain is awesome.A real Gibby Les Paul will run you 4x the price of this Epiphone and quite frankly I think this thing sounds good, plays well, and as a bonus is a bit lighter and more balanced then a Gibson.If I were still playing gigs this is the guitar I would use. It sounds good, the action is tolerable, and it's light weight enough that it wouldn't be a pain in the ass to wear all night as opposed to a Gibson

           
          5.0

          Bad M.F.

          By Synphony

          from Atlanta GA

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

          I got this guitar in 2007 for chrismas because the one i had didnt stay in tune (it was a chineese strat knockoff, but a decent first guitar) I have played it for 3 years, and i just recently put a Dimarzio PAF PRO in the bridge and a super distortion in the neck, and it is the best thing ive heard! It makes my recordings sound 100 times better with the anti hum, and the immense, raw, power that the pickups give. Definately reccomend it for anyone.

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