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Gorgeous Les Paul looks matched with professional guitar appointments.

Epiphone's history and association with Les Paul dates way back to the days when Les, working at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York, created the world's first electric guitar. Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone by reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. The Epiphone Les Paul Quilt Top PRO electric guitar combines the best of Les Paul's original design with new features that set this Epiphone guitar apart. Case sold separately.

Professional Electronics
The Les Paul Quilt Top PRO uses Epiphone's 4-wire, nickel/silver base humbuckers with newly tooled, USA-style bobbins. In the neck position is Epiphone's chrome-covered ProBucker 2 with warm, thick vintage tone. It's uniquely paired with a chrome-covered ProBucker 3 humbucker, an inspired by version of Gibson's BurstBucker 3, that features unevenly wound coils and Alnico-II magnets that replicate that "Patent Applied for" airy tone. To top it all off, both volume controls feature push/pull potentiometers allowing you to coil-split each pickup for single-coil sounds. Combined with the 3-way toggle, you get 6 unique sounds from one great Les Paul guitar.

Premium tone woods
The Epiphone Les Paul Quilt Top PRO guitar has a solid mahogany back with a stunning, carved quilted top. Its solid mahogany neck is hand-fitted and glued into the body for excellent neck-to-body contact and resonates almost like one continuous piece of wood.

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Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul included quality Grover tuners, a traditional cream-colored pickguard, and LockTone tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece.

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

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good feel (19)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Good pick up (15)
  • Solid electronics (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (19)
  • Practicing (19)
  • Recording (15)
  • Rock concerts (14)
  • Small venues (14)
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    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (6)

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5.0

third time lucky!

By kenren10

from Claymont, DE

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy on the eyes
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Useful coil-tapped sounds!
  • Very good factory setup

Cons

  • "top hat" knobs could be better
  • Factory QC can be hit or miss
  • Heavy (but you knew that, it's an LP!)

Best Uses

  • Band gigs
  • Classic rock fantasies
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

This LP has the prettiest top I have held in my hands. I had two open box specials of the same model before deciding to go with an unblemished one. The first had a 1 1/2" visible crack near the headstock - I couldn't tell if it was just through the finish or into the mahogany but it made me nervous enough to return it (for another blem, LOL). The second one went right back into the box when I opened it - it had been dropped (probably in the factory, the boxes were undamaged) and had a bad set of cracks and chipped poly finish on the bottom edge of the top. I returned it for an unblemished one, and it's a keeper - great setup, sound and playability (as it was with the first one). It sounds like a Les Paul should - lots of bark and/or bite depending on the pickup settings, volume & tone control settings. The coil-tapped settings were very good - not exactly a strat or tele but something in between and quite useful - sort of like a more polite P-90 sound. I have played many guitars with a coil tap setting that sounded weak and thin but this setting will be used often. The finish is fairly heavy poly (what do you want for this price?) but well done, I can find no flaws with the finish,underlying stain,binding or hardware. It sports a fairly subtle cherry sunburst that allows the quilt to shine through. This is not the cheapest LP you can buy but there's nothing to regret either - know many folks suggest upgrading the pickups and pots (as with any mid-grade electric) but they are perfectly good - they have lots of character and can roar or chime depending on the settings. The only thing I am considering replacing is the "top hat" knobs - they work fine and look good but feel a little cheap and can be difficult to activate the pulled-up coil cut setting if your fingers are too slippery or too dry. As always, Musician's Friend was great through the whole process, you really get the idea they want you to be happy with your purchase.

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4.0

Would buy this product again ? Definitely yes !!

By Phil

from Oklahoma City, OK

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • The burstbucker pickups just do not do it for me

Best Uses

  • It sounds great through a Marshall Amplifier !
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar because I already own (2) Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitars. (1 cherry sunburst and 1 gold top model, both up graded) I also own a Gibson Les Paul Classic Electric Guitar. The Factory Epiphone Guitar is a great all a round product for a beginner, and or an immediate player. For a professional, (my opinion) it lacks the extra spice in tonal quality, and pickups performance it 's big brother, the Gibson Les Paul.

I resolved this issue by replacing the factory Burstbucker pickups with a Gibson 500T Ceramic Magnet Humbucker (15.32k ohms) on the bridge position and an Epiphone 685T Alnico IV Humbucker (11.45k ohms) on the neck position.

I also replaced the factory pots, switch, & caps with professional CTS 500k pots and added (2) .022uf Sprague Orange Drop Caps. A little neck bow adjustment to .005" and the string action set to 3/32" and 2/32", (no string buzz) and a Switchcraft 3- way Toggle Switch.

What a positive difference it made, the difference between a corvette and a volkswagon bug in performance.

This inexpensive Limited Edition Epiphone Les Paul PRO Electric Guitar in now in a class with my more expensive Gibson Les Paul Classic Electric guitar. Now.it sounds as good as my other (2) UP GRADED Epiphone Les Pauls Standard Electric Guitars.

Oh, don't forget, Epiphone Products are manufactured and owned by Gibson USA !

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5.0

Wonderful Instrument At A Wonderful Price!

By John Ray Frederick

from Lebanon, Pennsylvania

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

    This Epiphone Les Paul is as good as any Gibson Les Paul. Plays great, sounds great. What else can you say but this was a great deal. Thank You Musician's Friend.

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    5.0

    Sunrise clouds quilt pillow top

    By Madmax

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

      A solid and excellent instrument. And really gorgeous it reminds me of sunrise.

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      (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pleasantly Surprised!

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      By laney50w

      from NY

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Awesome Growl
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Nice Sustain
      • Solid Electronics
      • True Lp Tone Vibe

      Cons

      • None thus far

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

      BACKGROUND:
      I've been a guitarist for over 30yrs, been in numerous metal & rock bands, recorded professionally, forming another band, and have owned & played just about every expensive guitar out there since the early 80's.

      I wanted a new LP style guitar, because I wanted something with a shorter scale length, I need that LP tone for the new band, yet, didn't WANT to spend $2500 for a new guitar.

      On the other hand, I sort of had some doubts about getting an Epiphone brand. But, due to many reviews, playing some Epi's, and a few friends' suggestions, I decided to give this new model a shot. And, I can honestly say that this guitar rocks. And, I mean it. Current amp rig: Laney GH50L 50w all tube head, Marshall 1960A 4x12 cab.....(numerous pedals, but not used for this review) Didn't use any distortion pedals either, just used a good ol' fashioned high gain amp, cranked!

      Upon cranking the amp, I was seriously impressed with the massive sustain on chords, pick attack response, and overall "growl" and tone. And let me just add, (for the record) the pickups do NOT need to be swapped out, unless you want to, but, not needed. This guitar is equipped with a set of really good quality pair of Pro-Buckers, that offer a very true LP tone. Coil tap capability (Both pup's), a beautiful quilt top, thin neck, quality fit & finish, good construction, Grover Tuners, decent quality pots that are very responsive, and, overall, just a real surprise of a guitar.

      RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX:
      From the minute I opened the box, the only thing I had to do was lower the action a tad, (because I prefer lower action). Streched the strings once again (should be done anyway), re-tuned, and got to playin'. After about 2 hours of some seriously hard playing, and getting used to playing it, I knew this was a darn good find, and a keeper. No fret buzz, no quirky electronic issues, no neck issues, did not need a truss rod adjustment, etc.....nothing but a quick adjustment of string height, some hard playing, and a big smile on my face afterwards! And NO, I don't work for Epiphone. (Your Mileage May Vary) I'm just a very happy customer, and very pleased (and surprised) with this guitar.

      I started out jamming some Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Nugent, Chicago, AC-DC, Tull, Ramones, Candlebox, (as well as my own songs) It handled everything I tossed at it, and had tone to handle those styles.

      I did not have any tuning issues, I did not have to add any graphite to the nut, was totally playable right out of the box. I am also impressed with the overall fretwork. No sharp edges, etc etc...and the binding is done very well!

      Seriously...Don't be afraid to consider one of these guitars, just because it's an Epiphone. My opinion (for what it's worth) It's a real hidden gem, a darn good find, a good product, and seriously worth the money.

      For the record, I was considering another brand of LP style guitar that cost 3 times the price, but, figured I could always send this one back to MF, if it wasn't up to par. But, didn't have to....I'm def keeping this.

      This guitar will join the ranks of my Custom Shop Carvin, American Deluxe Strat, Brian Moore, two Ovations, and a Takamine Keystone acoustic....And I'm not embarrased in the slightest! This guitar has the goods to deliver any music style or genre, whether it's rock, jazz, metal, blues...it can handle it.

      FINAL THOUGHTS:
      Is this a true Gibby LP? No. It's made in China....But, let's face it, most guitars are made overseas, and nobody complains about them....this is no different.

      Now, keep in mind, there is a slight chance you may have to have it set up professionally, out of the box. Just the nature of buying a guiar thru the mail....I did not have to, but, I do all my own work anyway, so, no biggie.

      If I was asked to rate this guitar, on a scale of 1-10, I gotta give this guitar a solid 7 simply because it's not a USA made guitar, and may or may not need some work, when you get it.. Other than that, it rocks.

      So, even though it's not a $3000 - $5000 original USA Gibson Les Paul, it truly is a darn good work-horse of a guitar, that offers really good tone, nice to play, good feel, and with a tiny bit of tweaking (only if needed or wanted) is a serious guitar that has what it takes.

      Epiphone really did a nice job with this guitar. So, whether you're on a budget, new player, or pro musician, I feel this guitar is certainly worth the money, and worth considering.

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      5.0

      Awesome feel great looks and great sound

      By Shredder

      from Up state New York

      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 Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

        Compairs to my Gibson studio pro in tone, great finish sounds awesome . Very great value for under a Grand !

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        5.0

        Sweet as my old 89 Custom

        By Dirt Canyon

        from Zimmerman MN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

          I baught a new Gibson LP Custom in 1984
          This LP is every bit as sweeT as that one, plus the coil Taps are very cool indeed. I'e been playing over 50 years and a lot of guitars in my hands and this one is a keeper.

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          5.0

          What a beauty!

          By Ric

          from Warner Robins, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

            First of all, I am only giving this guitar five stars because the system won't let me give it ten. This guitar sounds and looks amazing. The quilt top is gorgeous, and everyone who has seen this thing is blown away by it.

            As for sound, the Probucker pickups give you great flexibility by allowing you to get both Humbucker and single-coil sounds from a single pickup. Does it sound like a Strat? No. But--you still get a really nice SC sound from it.

            The feel of this guitar is very nice. The neck is slimmer than I had previously played, and I find myself liking it more each time I play. Tone is very nice and the output from the pickups is nicely balanced. Sustain is what you would expect from an LP.

            Overall, a win all the way around.

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            5.0

            Wish I hadn't waited so long to purchase

            By Bar

            from Tennessee

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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 Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

              All I can say, is I can't leave it alone. It has become my favorite Guitar. Musicians Friend was so fast. It arrived before the tracking number. I Order on Friday Afternoon got it Tuesday Morning Excellent service. I had my Doubt about ordering a Guitar Threw the mail. Never again, it came packed excellent three different boxes in one. Guitar was perfect. pictures do not do it Justice, Can't stop looking at it. My Limited Edition Stratocaster will be getting lonely. Set up out of the box was dead on. No tweaking On this one. Sound is awesome. Now I got to get a Nice Electric Acoustic Guitar an a Fender Telecaster for my collection. An it will be threw Musicians Friend. If your Looking at this Guitar you will not be disappointed. Buy one You can't beat the price. This is one nice Axe for the Money. Wish I had two. Because I will wear this one out.

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              5.0

              Sleeper

              By Oldenkrusty

              from Austin tx

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO Electric Guitar:

                Picked this instrument up yesterday in the cherry sunburst finish. Photos of this guitar do not do it justice- it is simply striking in my opinion. Especially in this price range. I have owned other epiphone instruments and have seen very consistent quality from my perspective, tho your mileage may vary. The motivation for me was in getting a vox ac15c1 earlier in the week. I auditioned the vox with this guitar and was thrilled. I came home and did not have a les paul to get the same cookie, so back I went and there you have it.
                Sounds great through an amp, and also works great through my pod 2.0 to record direct. There is much debate on the pickups, but I am very happy for now. I always have the option to change them later if I choose to do so. Coil tapping is a bonus but not a real factor for me.
                Set up was poor off the shelf, but there were no dead spots so setting action and intonation was pretty painless. I removed the pick guard as the finish is so nice I did not want to obscure an inch of it. If you are like me and you feel a real Gibson les Paul has become priced outside of your reach, this and the other epiphone les Paul's will satisfy that itch, or at least put a bit of lotion on it. Recommended.
                Five stars based on bang for buck, quality and GAS satisfaction.
                Do not worry about purchasing a guitar from musicians friend. They will take care of you. period.

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