Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO (Honey Burst) Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 10 customer reviews
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from Mason, Ohio
April 1, 2013Music Background:
Excellent GuitarThis Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO sounds so good, better than I expected. You can get that Led Zeppelin and blues sound, and with the coil tapping it really adds another sound I never expected. I am very happy with this purchase. It is just what I wanted. Epiphone has built a great guitar. I am impressed.
from Yorktown, In
March 19, 2013Music Background:
Exceptional ValueThrilled with my HoneyBurst Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro. The tones are amazing, feel is great, and looks amazing. An exceptional value. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
from Atlanta, GA USA
February 18, 2013Music Background:
BUY THISI thoroughly enjoy this guitar. But I must warn you... Only buy this guitar if you want a beautiful guitar that sounds great and is extremely versatile. If want a guitar that is tonally limited with flat pickups and a bland color scheme then this is not the guitar for you.... X-) I did not realize when I bought the guitar how much I would use the coil tapping. That is an amazing feature! And I would be remiss not to mention that there is nothing like the look on people's face when they see you pull it out of the case for the first time. I have a Blues Jr and this thing complements it perfectly.
from Grayson, GA USA
January 31, 2013Music Background:
Hobbyist (I am a Healthcare Professional)
The Reason Why My Passion Is Alive Again!First of all, let me confess that I have been a life-long fan of Gibson Les Paul in Heritage Cherry Sunburst. I started playing guitar in my teens. I had a Made in Japan Gibson Les Paul 'knock-off' back in the early '80s which I eventually sold for financial reasons. I stopped playing as I went through college, career and family. Wanting to re-ignite my passion, I purchased 3 guitars (2 Strat-style and 1 acoustic) in the early 2000s but my interest proved to be short-lived. Last January 2013, on my 51st birthday, I decided to buy an Epiphone Les Paul as a gift to myself. I went for The Black Beauty 3. Now that one deserves its own review. I was hooked again. I realized my fingers were very much at ease with a Les Paul fingerboard. In less than 2 weeks, I was looking again for another Epiphone Les Paul. A Cherry Sunburst. My search led me to Sweetwater's website. The Guitar Gallery was a buyer's heaven. It allowed me to check out the actual guitar visually. The Honey Burst stole my eye. It was like love at first site. Epiphone's own website does not show the beauty of this guitar the way Sweetwater does. Dave, my sales engineer, gave me a very Sweet Deal (Thanks, Dave). Dave gave me digital copies of the gallery pictures. The pictures were great but I had no idea how beautiful the Honeyburst is, in person. I tell you, It's more like an Ice Tea Burst with an aged 'road-worn' look. Gibson actually had a Custom 1959 Les Paul Standard Re-Issue that looks very close to this one. I have only played it once. And I LOVE it. My fingers remembered the riffs that I played 3 decades ago on this guitar. The neck is fast and smooth. I just love its fingerboard. The sustain on the pro-buckers are insane! I am not changing anything on this guitar. Epiphone is a great way to own 'real' Les Paul guitars without spending a fortune. Although, I can afford a Gibson, why should I? I am perfectly happy with my Epiphones. I think my 'thirst' to own an Epiphone Heritage Cherry Sunburst has just been quenched by the Honey Burst. For now.
January 18, 2013Music Background:
Best buy ever!The guitar is just so beautiful! It motivates you to pick it up and just play and play :) I am very satisfied with this guitar and recommend it to all the players. I love Sweetwater :)
January 11, 2013Music Background:
Great guitarAwesome guitar, great sound and sustain. Burst bucker pros sound great, with the coil caps you get some different tone variations. The picture doesn't do it justice, not even close. The fret board is ultra smooth giving great playability. Epiphones version of gibsons probuckers, this is as close to Gibson as you're goin to get without actually buying the real thing. I highly recommend this guitar.
from Kennett, MO USA
December 13, 2012Music Background:
Awesome GuitarThis thing is every bit as good as the Gibsons I've played before. The neck feels awesome, very comfortable profile on the back. The pickups sound great and the coil splitting is a very nice feature. It has sustain like you would not believe and the finish is just beautiful. Excellent guitar, exceeds expectations for a guitar in this price range.
from katy, tx
November 16, 2012Music Background:
Axe Jimmy Page would have played! ! !Got this puppy in honeyburst and man, oh man, oh man! What a knockout axe! Epiphone has really built a killer Les Paul at a fantastic price point. And in this economy, that aint no joke. Fit and finish is outstanding, and the factory origin is Indonesia. Out of the box, no issues what so ever, none! Zero, Nada! Plug in and it plays and sounds great. Coil taps are also offered and are a nice feature. For the money, for a les paul, for a Gibson branded axe - there is none better. This model, is the best I have ever seen for a $499 axe offered by Epiphone. Quality, is tip top, and yeah you could trick it out if you want to, Ive done that before, but this axe is staying the way I got it. As I really love guitars, and for the price I'm buying the entire line in all 10 colors with Epi cases.
from Huber Heights, Ohio
October 15, 2012Music Background:
Non Professional Musician
Sweet Mother of Honey!First off, the finish is flawless! The Guitar is flawless in playability, cosmetics, and tone! The Honey Burst Finish is very smooth and glossy with a beautiful maple veneer AAA Flame Top. The tone from the ProBuckers is just raw humbucking growl !!! It must be heard! What else can I say, I mean it sounds about 95% the way there of the tone from the Gibson Les Paul's I sometimes get to play on the weekends. This guitar is a thriller, and it must be purchased! Also Sweetwater is a great company, and Shipping is killer fast! ORDER NOW!
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from Broomfield, CO
February 26, 2013Music Background:
Great sound!...action/playability lackingThis guitar looks and sounds great. The single-coil tapping ability on each pickup allows you to get a wide array of sounds--everything from fat humbucking rhythm sounds to the single coil trebles of a Tele or Strat. The body is stitched-together mahogany with a thin veneer in the back and a nice maple veneer on the top. The action leaves much to be desired, (even after proper setup & neck adjustment). The neck is chubby and plays like the barrel-end of a Louisville Slugger. I much prefer the slim-tapered neck of the 60's LP's and mid-70's Deluxes. This is a nice utility guitar and will be used on the road in places that I normally wouldn't take my vintage LP's.