Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO: Now featuring Pro-BuckerTM Pickups with coil-tapping and new colours! Including a beautiful AAA flame maple veneer top and amazing transparent finishes.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO delivers the classic tone and sustain that only a real Les can achieve.
It now features Pro-BuckerTM pickups for that one-of-a kind Les Paul sound. Pro-BuckerTM pickups feature Alnico II magnets, the same magnets used in sought-after vintage PAF humbuckers. Alnico II magnets provide a rich, warm tone with a sparkling high end and a solid low end. The Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a Pro-Bucker-2TM in the neck position and a Pro-Bucker-3 TM in the bridge position. The Pro-Bucker-3TM is slightly over-wound to provide balance with the neck pickup and a bit of edge for lead work. Pro-BuckersTM emulate the sound of original PAF pickups which were hand-wound with a few extra turns of wire. Both the neck and bridge pickups now also feature coil-tapping, controlled by a push/pull volume control, allowing players an infinite variety of pickup sounds from single-coil bark to full humbucker bite. When winding humbuckers, Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation, free from microphonic hum.
Body Material: Mahogany
Top Material: AAA Flame Maple Veneer
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
Neck Joint: Glued In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid Trapezoid inlays
Neck Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-2™ ; 4-wire
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-3™ ; 4-wire
Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector
Neck Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-tapping
Bridge Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-tapping
Neck Pickup Tone
Bridge Pickup Tone
Body Top - 1 ply (Cream)
Fingerboard - 1 ply (Cream)
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Machine Heads: Grover™ Tuners; 14:1 ratio
Les Paul Collection
He’d spend every weekend at the empty factory halls of Epiphone in order to work on the realisation of his concept of the ideal guitar. Around in 1941 Les Paul built “The Log” which was his first prototype of an electric solid body guitar. He used a block of maple wood which he fitted with a bridge, pickups, tailpiece and a normal Gibson guitar neck. He then cut along one his Epiphone guitars and glued both halves of the body to the back and front of the block and finished was his first solidbody electric guitar.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard is the only Gibson USA-authorised replica of the Gibson Les Paul standard and it’s also one of the most sold instruments worldwide. It incorporates the same features that made its big sister from 1952 legendary: Glued-in neck, trapezoid inlays, humbucker pickups for a powerful sound and classy finishes ranging from black to different kinds of sunburst or even gold top.
Epiphone have been in the business for 125 years now. Epaminondas Stathopoulos is the founder and namesake of Epiphone. He has already obtained his first patent when he was only 24 years old. The history of Epiphone has also been shaped greatly by the brilliant guitarist Les Paul experimenting in the Epiphone factory to design the first solid body electric guitar in 1941. Today Epiphone stand for both innovative guitar design and for excellent yet affordable replicas of true guitar classics