Epiphone Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar, Metallic Gold
The Les Paul Standard remains one of the most sought after guitars in the world 50 years since its first issue. Now, Epiphone's Les Paul Standard brings you the classic features and tone of Les' invention with legendary Epiphone quality and value.
- Classic Les Paul styling
- Alnico Classic™ humbuckers
- Grover machine heads
- Solid mahogany body with maple top
- Colour: Metallic Goldtop (MG)
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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 Street 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.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard features a solid mahogany body and 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 less costly designs), 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 completes the classic Les Paul Standard look. The hand-set mahogany neck delivers outstanding string-to-body resonance while 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 that warm, rich tone known the world over as the Les Paul Sound. When winding their humbuckers, Epiphone utilises a double vacuum waxing process that ensures you quiet operation free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in a specialised wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very centre of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, the pickup is given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for their pickups including 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 features their legendary rock solid hardware including the locking Tune-o-matic™ StopBar fully adjustable bridge, a classic for over 50 years. And now, the updated patent pending design auto-locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed! This also results in improved sustain. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard uses 1 inch diameter potentiometers for better 'throw', longer life, and reliable service and the 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 Les Paul Standards include Grover machine heads for stability and long life.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Specifications
Neck: Hand-set, mahogany
Scale: 24.75 inches
Fingerboard Inlay: Trapezoid
Nut Width: 1.68 inches
Neck Pickup: Alnico humbuckers
Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic™ humbuckers
Tailpiece: Locking Tune-o-matic™ Stopbar
Machine Heads: Grover
Colour: Metallic Goldtop (MG)