Epiphone Les Paul Express Short Scale - Ebony

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Ebony
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A Travel-sized Les Paul

The Les Paul Express solidbody electric guitar captures the look, sound, and feel of its full-sized namesake - in a package so small a 3-year-old could play it. Also the perfect size for travel, you'll find that the 22" scale length on the Les Paul Express is remarkably comfortable to play, especially for players with small hands. Sporting a mahogany body and a hard maple neck, the Les Paul Express's modest high-end bite offsets its looser string tension. Since it's topped off with two crunchy humbuckers, you'll love the tone of the Epiphone Les Paul Express electric guitar! Sweetwater Sales Engineers are highly trained guitar experts, so if you're thinking about buying your first guitar, call us - we'll be happy to help you on your musical journey!

Epiphone Les Paul Express Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Unique design features ensure big tone in a pint-sized package
  • Smaller size is perfect for beginners
  • Who plays Les Pauls?
Unique design features ensure big tone in a pint-sized package

Fitting classic Les Paul tone into a mighty mouse guitar isn't easy, so Epiphone has incorporated some unique design features into the Les Paul Express. Like its forebear, the Les Paul Express's body is made of resonant mahogany. The neck, however, is composed of hard maple rather than mahogany. The maple's brighter tone serves to offset the slightly looser string tension inherent in the smaller guitar's shorter scale length. The Les Paul Express also features a fixed bridge in order to ensure that the smaller instrument has adequate sustain.

Smaller size is perfect for beginners

Beginning guitarists will love the Les Paul Express's compact design. It has a just-right feel when sitting down and isn't too heavy when played standing. And whether you're buying your first electric guitar or helping someone else start their musical journey, why would you want to just get something to play on for six months, then get a "good" one?

Who plays Les Pauls?

The list of famous artists who choose Les Pauls is epic: Jimmy Page, Slash, Jerry Garcia, Frank Zappa, Alex Lifeson, Zakk Wylde, and on and on. Now think about how different all of those guitarists' signature tones are. The Les Paul won over the world with its ability to conjure a seemingly endless variety of sounds, mojo, and texture. No matter what style of music you play, you can't go wrong with the Epiphone Les Paul Express.

Epiphone Les Paul Express Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Mahogany body, along with a hard maple neck, provides a balanced tone
  • Smaller scale length is comfortable to play, especially for small hands
  • Dual humbuckers deliver authentic Les Paul tone
  • Premium 14:1 die-cast tuners provide excellent tuning accuracy and stability
The Epiphone Les Paul Express is an electric guitar small enough to carry anywhere!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul Express
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Color Ebony
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape SlimTaper
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21 Medium/Jumbo
Scale Length 22"
Nut Width 1.69"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Epiphone FB-601 fully adjustable
Tuners 14:1 Ratio Diecast Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Epiphone 650R Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Epiphone 700T Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way pickup selector
Manufacturer Part Number ENL2EBCH4

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5/5

Les Paul Express

Lovin' them.
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Les Paul Express

I'm semi-retired and didn't want to travel with my Epi 339(also from Sweetwater). So I decided to go with a travel guitar.A common theme of online reviews is that this is such a nice travel guitar except for the tuners! So I spent the extra money and had a Sweetwater's tech install them. At the same time they upgraded the strings and gave me nice low action on this little travel guitar. I think I'm going to be very happy with the upgraded Grover 205c tuners.My salesperson, Spencer, was very helpful and set everything in motion for me. Sweetwater doesn't disappoint. Ordered Thursday morning and Friday morning FedEx was at my door. The toughest part was waiting the 4-6 hours they suggest before opening the box since it was shipped in cold weather.If you've got kids who want to start or you'd like a nice travel guitar don't hesitate to order! Don't forget the extra $20 for a perfectly fitting gig bag. And consider the upgraded tuners, they won't disappoint either.
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Epiphone Les Paul Express

Yes that's right its the Old Time Picker again, Well I did it I've got me another Epi Les Paul Express just like I said I would, But this time I had the Tuners upgraded to Grover 205 c tuners which now means I have a Custom Les Paul Express, I love these little Guitars, They sound great, look great and play great, Go ahead and order one today you'll be glad you did, But like I did you may want to upgrade the tuners to some Grovers, But remember the head of the Guitar must be drilled to fit the Grovers, Sweetwater will do this drilling and fitting for you for $60. which is a great deal, If your wondering about the size of this little Sweetheart its body is about the size of an "A style" Mandolin with a longer neck, so its plenty small and a lot of fun to play, So I guess I better get back to Pickin,The Old Time Picker
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5/5

Les Paul Express

I'm the first Old Time Picker to Sing the Song about this Little Sweet Heart? If you don't have one or two of these Little Sweety's Than stop reading this and Order one or two "Now" I can't get over how great this Little bugger plays, I just can't put it down, The finish is perfect, It plays perfect, The size is just what I wanted, If you want a small little Picker to carry around with you, This Little guitar is perfect, Just so you'll know how small it is if you have a Taylor GS Mini than its about 3 inches shorter in length, and the body is about 4 inches shorter in height. This the perfect Little Guitar even if you can't crank it up on your amp, It sounds great without being plugged in. I'm ordering me another one Just so I can say I have two. hahahah, My Sales Agent Israel Foster and Sweetwater are Great, Ordering off the Internet is no problem at all, and If your not happy with your purchase no problem send it back, Israel Foster is not Happy until I am, So I guess Israel is really Happy, hahahahah, Ive Placed over 50 orders including 8 guitars and 5 of them are Epiphone, You just can't beat them, Well I better get back to Pickin, Good Luck trying to pick out which one to buy they all look so great so if you have trouble pickin out one buy more than one that's what I do,hahahahahahahah Thanks Sweetwater and IsraelThe Old Time Picker
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4.5/5

OTP is right.

Old Time Picker is right - the tuners on this git will drive you bananas, but everything else is perfect. I stared at it for about 5 minutes when it first arrived because I couldn't believe how nice the finish is. Played it for a while, thought about replacing the tuners and did it a few days later. This is a keeper. About this "small hands business" - I guess everybody who designs, makes and sells guitars has HUGE HANDS! I have average - sized hands and this neck fits me like a glove. I read somewhere that a 3-year-old could play this instrument, but that's a bit of an exaggeration. Make that a 7 or 8 year-old. But here it sits with two big adult humbuckers. How'd they do that? I dunno - but I'm glad they did. Did OTP say something about not getting enough volume out of it? I don't have that problem at all. I'd love to put this thing through a stack of Marshalls. That would be interesting. The pictures don't show that this is a string-through-body guitar. Not on any website I've seen - even the Epiphone site. As a result it has great sustain; and because of the shorter neck you can bend strings until the cows come home and leave again. It really sounds great and there are many sounds you can get from it. Some guitars are pretty much a one-trick pony, and I thought this one could be too. Nope. It's got that Les Paul sound and versatility. It's the kind of guitar you don't want to put down. So, considering the great price and the fact that you're dealing with Sweetwater (you can return it no problem) get one. Make Matt Fuller's day at extension 1284. At that price it might be worth your while to do what OTP did - have Sweetwater change the tuners for you. That way it's done right and won't be a nagging, irritating problem. If you do that though, you probably would not be able to return it. Don't forget the bag or case.
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