Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus - Black Cherry

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Carved Hard Maple Top, and 2 Gibson USA Humbucking Pickups - Black Cherry
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This Les Paul Will Exceed Your Expectations

The Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus solidbody electric guitar honors the years Les Paul spent with Epiphone in the late '30s and early '40s. The LP Tribute Plus takes the classic design of the Les Paul into the modern era with premium components not normally found on a guitar this affordable. The traditional mahogany body is capped with a carved hard maple top for exceptional note definition and clarity. And for classic Epiphone playability, the mahogany neck sports the 1960s SlimTaper D profile, regarded as the just-right feel by many players. Factor in two Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucking pickups, and you've got an incredible performer at an amazing price with the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus solidbody electric guitar.

Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Exceptional craftsmanship at a great price
  • Premium components
  • Push-pull tone controls
Exceptional craftsmanship at a great price

Epiphone takes affordable quality to the next level with the Les Paul Tribute Plus. The solid mahogany body is pure Les Paul tradition, but the carved hard maple top is a feature normally found on more expensive models - and the combination creates tones with warmth, depth, clarity, and definition. Another fine touch is the hand-fitted neck joint that extends to the neck pickup cavity for maximum transfer of string energy - we're talking sustain for days, with a fast and lively response to your playing.

Premium components

As you can already tell from the choice tonewoods used, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus packs premium components for a value-packed experience. On top of the quality wood and craftsmanship, the LP Tribute Plus packs two Gibson USA '57 Classic humbuckers - you read that right - Gibson USA pickups on an Epiphone! The '57 Classics are known for their wide tonal range and hot output, letting you go from smooth and clean to growling and mean. Plug into your favorite tube amplifier and get ready to conjure the essential tones for almost any musical style.

Push-pull tone controls

While the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus packs the looks and feel of a classic Les Paul, the modern electronics give you more tonal options than you'd expect. The '57 Classic humbuckers use 4-conductor pickup wiring, giving you access to series/parallel pickup switching with the push-pull tone pots. This additional tone-shaping capability makes the Les Paul Tribute Plus an incredibly versatile performer.

Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Classic Les Paul feel, versatile tone, and incredible craftsmanship at a value-packed price
  • Black cherry color
  • Mahogany body with a carved hard maple top for rich tone with clarity and definition
  • Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucking pickups - normally found on much more expensive guitars
  • Push-pull tone pots let you switch between series/parallel pickup configurations for extra tonal options
  • Grover locking tuners for dependable tuning stability
  • Strap locks included
Command an amazingly versatile array of classic tones with the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus solidbody electric guitar!

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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 Carved Maple
Color Black Cherry
Neck Material Mahogany, Set-in
Neck Shape '60s SlimTaper D Profile
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Mother-of-Pearl Trapezoid Inlays
Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.68"
Nut Material Plastic
Bridge/Tailpiece Locktone Tune-o-matic Bridge, Stopbar Tailpiece
Tuners Grover Locking Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Gibson USA '57 Classic Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Gibson USA '57 Classic Plus Humbucker
Controls 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone with Push/Pull Series/Parallel Switching, 3-way Pickup Selectors
Strings (.010-.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number ENTPBCNH1

Customer Reviews

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real thing

Total Les Paul tone....I bought this model because it has Gibson guts..., the 57 pickups, cts pots, mallory caps, full weight body- over 9 lbs. D shaped neck plays nice. Locking tuners are a nice touch. No upgrades needed. Very happy with this purchase.
Music background: Working freelance pro


What's with the finish? I also can't stop staring at it, have never seen a nicer finish on a guitar, or any wood surface for that matter.I bought the guitar with the same minor complaint all have, dirty frets and fingerboard. However, once this is cleaned and the strings have been changed you now have a Vintage Les Paul. The tone is fabulous, the feel is top notch. I had to setup the bridge and may have to do some more tweaking, but all and all I'm blown away with this guitar.I own a Epiphone Masterbilt Acoustic and the quality is excellent. Hence the reason I chose to go with Epiphone again, and am not disappointed. As mentioned before this isn't a typical Les Paul, but a Vintage Classic. Combined with my Vox Ac4 the tone is incredible. Can't stop playing it, by Bass and Acoustic guitar are feeling neglected. Money well spent.
Music background: Pro Bassist

get this

skip the overpriced Gibson and buy this gem.perfect out of the box and i got the store demo.
Music background: pro


Ordered this guitar after doing extensive review reading. The reviews don't do this guitar justice....the components are top notch and the top is incredible!!Thanks Nathan and Sweetwater for getting me this guitar..after being out of stock forever..in TWO days!! This guitar will stand up to almost any Gibson!!!
Music background: Hobbyist..Former Pro

Quite a Bargain

This guitar is as good as any that I've purchased over the last 20 years, and i bought plenty of them. The 57 classic pickups with the carved maple top was always my favorite Les Paul configuration. The coil tapping circuit works better than most I've used over the years. I really appreciate the things you can't see in this guitar, especially the Mallory tone capacitors. Finally, a guitar with a nice case is always a plus.
Music background: Former pro musician, now a hobbyist
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Epiphone, Epiphone Solidbody Guitars