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Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Alpine White 

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Overview

  • Mahogany body with carved top
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
Description & Specs
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    $606.00
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    - $257.00
  • Your Price:
    $34900
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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

Get the LP sound and vibe for a whole lot less. Order today!

 
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EpiphoneLes Paul Studio Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (8)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (8)
    • Practicing (8)
    • Recording (8)
    • Rock concerts (5)
    • School bands (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), 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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Requires setup???

    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,...Read complete review

    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.

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    (1 of 1 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.

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      2.0

      Requires setup???

      By Deyroo

      from Madisonville, Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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.

      Comment on this review

      (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.

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      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.

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        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.

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        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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very nice guitar for the cost.

          By JMoore210

          from Pontiac, Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          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.

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          (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!

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            A Great Beginner or Intermediate Guitar

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar:

            This is a great guitar, perfect for those who are serious about getting into guitar. It was my first guitar, and I have been playing obsessively for five years now. I still use it as my main guitar, even though I have five other guitars now. I play through a Blackstar HT5 into a Ampeg 412 with Vintage 30s, and the tones I can achieve with just my guitar, amp, cab, and a reverb pedal can suit just about any style of music perfectly. It is truly wonderful.
            For such a low price, this guitar has many features unseen by others in this price range. The set neck, solid mahogany, carved top, and adequate hardwear really make this guitar a bargain. Asthetically, I find the brown of the rosewood fretboard to clash with the black, white, and chrome color scheme of the guitar, but dying the fretboard black has made my guitar look incredibly sharp. As for the electronics, the switch, pots, and capacitors are adequate, and the neck pickup is great. However, I found the bridge pickup to lack depth or precision, so I replaced it with a pickup for GFS, and I couldn't be happier. The hardwear is all adequate. Most of the components on this guitar are perfectly fine and may never need to be replaced, unless you are as OCD about this stuff as I am.
            Aside from the quality of components previously mentioned in the last section, the construction of these guitars is rather hit or miss. My own guitar has a neck that isn't set flush with the body and cracks developing in the finish as a result of this innacurate setting. But then again, I paid $100 less than sticker price as a result. Nearly every other guitar of this model that I have played has been flawless, however. So just hope that you're lucky, haha.
            I have had this guitar for five years, and I am still happy with the purchase. If you want a Les Paul, this is a really good choice. The only guitars in this price range that can produce classic Les Paul tones orther than this guitar are at Rondo Music.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My First Real Guitar

            By Dallas Shatel

            from New Jersey

            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.

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