Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro - Trans Blue

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Flame Maple Veneer Top, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Trans Blue
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A Gorgeous Les Paul Standard for a Song

The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro packs a punch. Sporting ProBucker pickups with coil tapping and a stunning AAA flame maple veneer top, this impressive solidbody electric guitar gives you legendary LP tone and playability - as well as jaw-dropping good looks - at an amazing price. With the Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro, you can play nuanced rhythm parts with a chiming single-coil setting on the neck pickup, then launch into a face-melting humbucking lead. We're talking serious tonal versatility. No matter your musical genre, you'll love the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Pro Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • A universe of tone from tapped ProBuckers
  • The Les Paul backstory
  • With a Les Paul, you're in good company
A universe of tone from tapped ProBuckers

The ProBuckers on the Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro feature Alnico II magnets - the same as sought-after vintage PAF humbuckers - for rich, warm tone with a crystalline high and a tight bottom. With a ProBucker-2 in the neck position and a (slightly overwound) ProBucker-3 in the bridge position, crank your gain and you can do some serious damage. We're talking legendary Les Paul fat, snarling tone served up with days of sustain. Excited? There's more. You also get coil tapping, controlled by push-pull volume pots, giving you an infinite variety of sounds from single-coil spank to full humbucker shred. This Paul is a tone machine.

The Les Paul backstory

The Les Paul backstory actually started with an instrument dubbed The Log. In the early 1940s, in a quest for an electric guitar that would sustain for days, Les Paul - the legendary guitarist and inventor - fashioned what may well have been the first solidbody guitar from a length of common 4" x 4" lumber. For appearances (and possibly playing comfort), Les sawed an Epiphone hollowbody in half and attached the two wings to either side of The Log. Les continued to develop the idea through a series of prototypes, ultimately resulting in the classic solidbody guitar we know and love.

With a Les Paul, you're in good company

From rock to fusion (and beyond), the Les Paul's surly snarl has virtually defined attitude-laden overdrive guitar sound. Legendary guitarists such as Jimmy Page, Al Di Meola, Alex Lifeson, Slash, and countless others have forged their signature sounds with a sunburst Les Paul. Epiphone now gives you the opportunity to experience that one-of-a-kind tone and look at an amazingly affordable price with the Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro. What's more, the Plustop Pro comes with Epiphone's Limited Lifetime Warranty and is backed by Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service - so you know you're making a solid investment.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Mahogany body with AAA flame maple veneer
  • Single-ply cream body and neck binding
  • Set mahogany neck with 1960's SlimTaper D profile
  • 12" radius rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays and 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • 2 ProBucker humbucking pickups
  • LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge; stopbar tailpiece
  • Nickel hardware; 14:1 ratio Grover die-cast tuners
  • Clipped-ear headstock with gold Les Paul Model silkscreen
  • 2-ply truss rod cover with Les Paul Standard Pro inscription
  • Single-ply elevated cream pickguard
  • Amber bell knobs; push-pull coil tapping on volume controls
  • 3-way selector switch
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by Gibson's 24/7/365 Customer Service
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Pro: a gorgeous Paul at an amazing price!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Les Paul
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Flame Maple veneer
Body Finish Gloss
Color Trans Blue
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape 1960s SlimTaper D profile
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoid
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.68"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Tune-o-Matic/Stopbar
Tuners Sealed
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup ProBucker
Bridge Pickup ProBucker
Controls 2 x Volume (with coil taps), 2 x Tone, 3-way Selector
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number ENLPTLNH1

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Blue. And Beautiful!

First things first: nobody will ever mistake me for Joe Bonamassa or Eric Clapton. I'm no accomplished musician ... just a guy who loves music and likes to flail away at the frets now and then. After years of playing MIDI keyboards off and on, I decided to return to my first love: guitars. But rather than an acoustic, which I used to play, this time I wanted an electric. The looks, history and unmistakable tone of a Les Paul attracted me, but a quick perusal of the Gibson lineup would mean a smoking hole in my bank account, something I can't justify as a non-gigging hobbyist with limited disposable income. But further research (the magic of the Internet!) revealed the Epiphone version of Mr. Paul's dream guitar and the reviews were universally positive. The Plustop Pro model in particular seemed to offer what I was looking for; something that could emit those lovely howling, growling sounds I love in blues/rock songs from the twin humbuckers but also had the added feature of coil-tapping single coil sounds. I then had two decisions: which color and from what retailer would I purchase it? The first decision was relatively easy: pictures of the Trans Blue model jumped off the screen at me. Delightfully different and stunning in contrast to the cream colored binding and pick guard and gold pickup controls. The second decision took more research. But one name kept popping up in glowing reviews: Sweetwater. Competitive pricing, attractive financing options, free shipping and excellent customer service, including a 55-point quality checklist, convinced me to give them my business. Trust me, I have no regrets. Within a day of ordering the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro in Trans Blue, I received a phone call from my customer service rep/guitar tech, Casey, informing me he'd gone over it they were shipping my guitar. He was friendly, professional and enthusiastic. As a bonus, living relatively close to Sweetwater's headquarters, I would have the guitar in only one day! It came as advertised. Everything was in order: the guitar was immaculate, gorgeous, so beautiful even my wife commented on its appearance. But the truth is, of course, in the sound, not the look of the guitar. After plugging it in and tuning it, I hit a couple of my favorite chords. I fiddled with the controls on the amp and Epiphone for a few minutes and then hit upon that perfect tone I'd been searching for ... raw yet smooth, a haunting howl that made me laugh out loud with joy! This is the guitar I've always wanted. It has so many tonal options and plays so smoothly, now I have no more excuses for being a pedestrian guitarist. I have the tool now to sound really, really good. It's up to me to rise to the level of the instrument. Many thanks to Sweetwater for a wonderful buying experience. And to Epiphone for producing such a fine product at a price most regular working stiffs can afford. Well done!
5/5

Better than I could have dreamed

Fantastic guitar, sweetwater setup was perfect as well. Sounds amazing, the coil tapping is a fantastic feature (you do lose some volume though). For a ~$500 guitar you can't get better IMO. Mine was made in Indonesia (bought March 2015) and is flawless. The probucker pickups are better than I could have imagined. I bought this guitar instead of the Gibson LP Standard because I want to stay married. It has satiated me for now and is certainly in the top of my lineup of 14 or so guitars.The only negative IMO is the knobs are ugly, I'll replace them eventually but that's just a personal preference. The color/paint on this is outstanding as well. Worth every cent! Way to go Epiphone!
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

Awesome Guitar

This 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.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

Excellent Guitar

For $500 this guitar will give you everything that you are looking for in a Les Paul and, did I say beautiful? Well it is just that. I mainly take 2 guitars to a gig a Fender Strat and, this one. It gives me all I want, what more could you ask for. A Les Paul for $500 how could you go wrong.
Music background: Active Musician
5/5

Great guitar

Awesome 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.
Music background: Student
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