Gorgeous Les Paul with set-neck construction, alnico humbuckers, flame maple top, and more! (Qingdao 2010)
Condition: Near mint. There is a tiny dent on one side, otherwise it's like brand new.
Les Paul Standard Plus Top
Epiphone's history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940's when Les, working late at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York City, created what might have been the world's first solidbody electric guitar, better known as "The Log." Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. “Epiphone always made a good guitar,” Les liked to say.
Perhaps the most famous incarnation of Les' namesake solidbody, the Les Paul Standard, has remained the most sought-after guitar in the world for over 50 years. Now, Epiphone's Les Paul Standard Plus Top model offers the legendary Les Paul Standard sound with a stunning Flame maple top.
Players like Jimmy Page, Slash, Ace Frehley, Mark Knopfler, Zakk Wylde, Alex Lifeson, Neal Schon and countless others rely on the tone of the Les Paul Standard, and now you too can experience a real Les Paul Standard Plus Top at a price that won't break the bank!
Flame maple Top and Classic Features
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top features a Solid mahogany body and Flame maple Top that deliver the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a "real" Les Paul. Like all Epiphone Les Pauls--and unlike cheap knock-offs--the Epiphone Les Paul Standard features a 14 degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for more sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by "string-tree" gadgets. A rosewood fingerboard with trapezoid inlays complete the classic Les Paul Standard Plus Top look and feel and the hand set-neck delivers outstanding string-to-body resonance. Medium-jumbo frets add to the smooth and sustained tone.
Alnico Humbuckers and the Les Paul Sound
A pair of Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver a vintage vibe with rich warm tone that when combined with superior tonewoods give you that famous Les Paul sound. When winding our humbuckers, Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation, free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed back on, it is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for our pickups like ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.
Legendary Epiphone Hardware
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top features our legendary rock solid hardware including our locking Tune-o-matic™/StopBar fully adjustable bridge which has been a classic for over 50 years. And now, our updated, patent- pending design auto locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed! The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top uses 1" diameter potentiometers for better "throw", longer life, and reliable service and our all-metal toggle switches use rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance. Epiphone’s proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability. All of our Les Paul Standards include Grover® machine heads on our tuners for stability and long life.
Peace of Mind
Like every Epiphone, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top features our Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. Visit you favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and discover the legendary sound of the Les Paul Standard Plus Top.