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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Standard Black Royale Electric Guitar  

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    The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Black Royale delivers the signature sound of what many consider to be the ultimate solid body guitar. The original Les Paul Standard was the brainchild of famed '50’s guitar innovator and Vice President of Gibson and Epiphone, Ted McCarty. First issued in 1957, the Les Paul Standard was the next step in the ever-evolving design of the original “Les Paul” guitar that McCarty and Les Paul first designed in 1952. The “Les Paul” guitar immediately became a sensation thanks to Les Paul’s tv show and dozens of hit records with wife Mary Ford. Rockers like Carl Perkins and Chuck Berry and electric blues pioneers Muddy Waters and Freddy King reached for “Les Pauls” early in their career.

    However, McCarty and Paul knew that the “Les Paul” design, as great as it was, was only the beginning in their quest to make a guitar that could, in Les Paul’s words, “sustain for days.” Then in 1957, with the help of Seth Lover's humbucker pickup, the Les Paul Standard brought that dream into reality. Not only did humbuckers give the Les Paul Standard incredible sustain (and buck the hum!) but it also gave players unheard tones with complex overdrive sounds. The Les Paul Standard quickly became a favorite of blues, rock, and country players and would eventually become the standard must-have guitar for everyone from Jeff Beck to Jimmy Page to Zakk Wylde. And now Epiphone’s Les Paul Standard Royale makes this must-have guitar affordable with all the original trademarks.

    Classic Styling and Unique Features
    The Les Paul Standard Black Royale features a solid mahogany body with a plain maple veneer to deliver classic “Les Paul” tone along with an eye-catching beautiful Black Pearl, fine metallic color finish with silver sparkle binding. The hand-set mahogany neck features the classic 24.75” scale with medium jumbo frets. The rosewood fingerboard has a Trapezoid pearloid inlay and the 14 degree headstock gives you more pressure at the nut for better sustain without the tuning hang-ups you get from string-tree gadgets. The headstock also features Les Paul’s iconic signature with a classic Epiphone logo.

    Legendary Electronics
    Underneath the hood are Alnico Classic Humbuckers that give this 'king of the solid body guitars' a rich warm tone. Epiphone uses a double vacuum waxing process to ensure quiet operation free from microphonic hum that– after 60 years — is a problem for many vintage Les Paul Standards.

    The Royale’s Alnico Classic Humbuckers are first put in a specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, it is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for its pickups including ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.

    Quailty Construction and Hardware
    The Les Paul Black Royale includes 1" diameter potentiometers for better "throw", longer life and reliable service, an all metal toggle switch with rugged spring-steel contacts, and a heavy duty output jack. The Les Paul Standard Royale employs Grover® Machine heads for a long life of tuning stability. Also included as standard equipment on the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Royale is Epiphone’s exclusive gold LockTone™ locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar™ tailpiece which yields even more sustain. Case sold separately.

    Features

    • Mahogany body material
    • Mahogany neck material
    • SlimTaper™; D-profile neck shape
    • Glued-in, set neck neck joint
    • Adjustable truss rod
    • 24.75" scale length
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • 12” fingerboard radius
    • 22 medium jumbo frets
    • Alnico Classic Plus™ humbucker bridge pickup
    • Alnico Classic™ humbucker neck pickup
    • Epiphone all-metal 3-way toggle switch pickup selector
    • 1-neck volume, 1-neck tone, 1 bridge volume, 1-bridge tone Controls
    • Locktone™ Tune-o-matic/stopbar bridge
    • 1.68” nut width
    • Nickel hardware
    • Silver sparkle binding
    • Case sold separately

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    EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Standard Black Royale Electric Guitar
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small venues (3)

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply amazing.

      By Sammy

      from Evansville, IN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy playing
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Standard Black Royale Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar shortly after Christmas this past year and needless to say my entire rack remains unused. This is a Les Paul no matter how you look at it, Epiphone has made a solid product. I've primarily played hollow body Ibanez and Martin acoustics but always wanted a Les Paul. The weight is surprising to those who've never played a LP type guitar, rounding to about 9 pounds or more. That weight is worth the sustain and tone. The pick ups are good for stock but before I record will upgrade to Duncans or EMGs.
        The black Royale finish is unique. When the light catches the binding and the sparkle in the finish it just pops. No flaws that I can find. Completely tore the guitar open to make sure all was good and was impressed with the wiring job. The bridge and tail piece are solid and the grovers are just icing on the cake. Tuned for days.
        If you're looking for a solid first LP to add to a collection Epiphone Les Paul standards are a great start. Switch out the Pups to your preference and you've got a great guitar for a great price.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I can't believe it's not Gibson!

        By SRV, JR

        from North Carolina

        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 Limited Edition Les Paul Standard Black Royale Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar without going broke.

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          (0 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not as great as I thought, but still ok

          By Pandy123

          from Riverside, Ca

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz
          • Heavy In Weight

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Standard Black Royale Electric Guitar:

          First off, it's a great guitar, but I'd like to point out that the picture was a little misleading. Although the product clearly says it is Royale Black, I assumed the brownish color for some reason was called 'Royal Black'. I really liked the color on the image and saw that it corresponded with 'Royale Black' so that's what I assumed the brown color was called. Upon opening the guitar, I was disappointed it turned out to be a black guitar, and not to not have the brown slick to it was upsetting. 'Silver TV' color was correctly displayed. Also, major case of fret buzz was noticed as soon as I plugged in the guitar. Major turn off. The guitar is rather heavy too, but not too big of a deal considering its not a hollow-body.

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          (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great deal, sound and quality

          By The Jumper

          from Jim Thorpe Pa.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Great Value Unbelievable

          Cons

          • Neck Is A Bit Chunky

          Best Uses

          • Great Back Up Or Main Ax
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Standard Black Royale Electric Guitar:

          I purchased this guitar because I own a 2007 Gibson Les Paul Std. Plus and because I perform over 100 shows a year I was looking to give my main ax a break on some of the shows I do outside in the heat of summer and other inclimate weather. It's been a long time since I've owned an Epiphone product. Call me an old stick in the mud but I always figured a pro would play an actual Gibson. However I've been noticing a lot of pro players wielding an Epiphone.So I thought I'd look into it. Well I can tell you I am unbelievably pleased with this guitar. First I got a really good deal on it, next the workmanship and finish,frets and pickups are every bit as good as my actual Gibson. The tuners are of course Grovers, the fret board is a nice rosewood and the inlays are again as good as my Gibson. The 3 way toggle is quiet and right on when switching. The pickups a great sounding Alnicos, the neck is calm and subdued the bridge is a screamer but with great tone. The black flake finnish is very subtle noticeable really on;y under lights. The binding on the body and up the neck is very classy. Setting up the guitar was very easy the neck adjusts great and the bridge is of course just like setting up a Gibson. It almost makes you wonder why one would pay so much more for a Gibson unless of course you're a pro player.

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