Epiphone Les Paul Studio (Ebony) Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 8 customer reviews
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January 17, 2013Music Background:
I used this to build a tone monster!I bought this in the Sweetwater showroom, and was very pleased at the quality right out of the box. It had the weight I was looking for, and it was set up very nicely. The "C" shaped neck is very comfortable and easy to chord. All in all a very good guitar for beginners, and for an old tone lover like me, a very good guitar to modify.
I bought the ebony model, changed all the black trim and knobs to creme and amber, and changed the stock pickups to Gibson 490's. I ended up with a classic rocker with that vintage tuxedo look. The stock pickups sounded great on my modeling amp, but were a little muddy on my tube amp. The 490's took care of that. I set the action just a little bit lower, and had to set the intonation on one string.
I built a tone monster, and saved a lot of money while doing it. I'll play this guitar for a long, long time.....The 4.5 star rating is right out of the box, but it's a 5 now...
from Bloomington, IL USA
December 18, 2012Music Background:
Epiphone Les Paul Studio (Ebony)Wow. This thing is really impressive!! For the money you pay (picked mine up on a "Price drop") this is a very nice guitar. For under $300 you get a nice finish, decent pickups and a Rosewood fretboard. Is the fretboard as nice looking as other Epi's I have? No. Are the pickups as nice as the Gibsons I have? No. But my other Epi's were $600 and the Gibsons were $1,200 - $2,000!!!
Pick one of these up for cheap, pay a luthier a little cash to check it out (mine had two frets that weren't seated all the way - little hammer fixed that in seconds) and you've got a really sweet axe for little cash!!
If you are going straight into the amp (no effects) then maybe swap ou the pickups. You're still under $500 for a guitar that will sound like a $2,000 model!!
You won't regret it!!
November 28, 2012Music Background:
Mostly hobbist now, playing for 46 years
Great BarginThis guitar was ready to go right out og the box! All it needed was a little fine tuning (strings). This guitar is my first Epiphone and I am impressed, the quility is alot better than I expected for the price. It is as heavy guitar, but when I sit down to play now I usually pick up this guitar first. I have always been a Ric and Fender player, but after buying this I may just try some others now.
January 19, 2012
What a great guitarGood feel to it, great sound. Has a little feedback, but for the price, you will not beat it. I also own a Les Stander, and this studio sounds just as good.
from Bristol,VA 24201
May 28, 2010Music Background:
Hobbyist,play at home a lot.
Epi Les Paul GothGreat guitar.I put after market EMG's in and wow,hold on and take a ride on the wild side.This baby really sings now.
from Iraq (Secret hide out lair)
April 5, 2009Music Background:
Hobbyist, Home Studio Extraordinaire, Loyal Sweetwater Customer
Rock n' Roll is here to stay...I got this guitar as a gift, and as always Sweetwater came through with a steal. This black beauty sounds so sweet, and the quality is built to last. It came ready to jam right out of the box, and unless you are willing to spend an arm and a leg to get the same quality and sound, the Epi LP Studio is the way to go.
July 1, 2004
Great GuitarI've owned this guitar for a year now and it is still amazing to me. It has held its own against more expensive guitars that I have had the privillage to play. The only problem is the output jack needed repairs every once in a while until I finnaly just had it replaced. The old output jack wasn't formed right and now that the new one has been installed I couldn't be more happy with my guitar. It feels amd plays great. This gutiar has an amazing tone and looks just as nice. I would recommend anybody looking for a new guitar definantly check out this one.
March 1, 2004
mad mad madi played 1 of these in the shop and this has got to be one of the best guitars i have ever played. I am going to buy 1 of these guitars and change the pickups over to gibson pick ups to get the gibson feel. this guitar is great 4 any style of music and it is affordable. i personaly like the ebony colored studio. the only problem with this guitar is that i wont get to play it all the time.