Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO, Bourbon Burst
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO gives the legend a fresh start with ProBucker-2™ and ProBucker-3™ humbucker pickups with coil-splitting and a AAA flame Maple Veneer top with an exclusive Bourbon Burst finish.
- Classic Les Paul styling with AAA Flame Maple Veneer top
- Epiphone ProBucker™ pickups with coil-splitting
- Ltd. Ed. Bourbon Burst finish
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Epiphone's history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940s when Les, working nights at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City, created one of the first solid body electric guitars, better known as 'The Log'. Over the next 15 years, Les continued to develop his dream guitar that could 'sustain for days'.
In the late '50s, the historic Gibson and Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan produced the 'sunburst' Les Paul Standard and its new pickup, the 'PAF' humbucker.Players like Joe Bonamassa, Slash, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson and countless others get their signature sound from vintage and hard to find Les Paul Standards with hand wound humbuckers. But now, Epiphone gives you a chance to experience that one-of-a-kind tone at an affordable price with the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO with critically acclaimed ProBucker™ 'PAF'-style pickups with coil-splitting and a beautiful AAA flame Maple Veneer top for a vintage look along with all the modern features that players expect from Epiphone.
AAA Flame Maple Top and Classic Features
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a solid Mahogany body with a AAA Flame Maple Veneer top that delivers the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a 'real' Les Paul. The body also features 1-ply cream binding on the top for a beautiful vintage look. Like all Epiphone Les Pauls (and unlike less costly designs), the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a 14 degree angled headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for longer sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by 'string-tree' gadgets. The Mahogany neck has a 24.75 inch scale with a 12 inch radius and features a 1960s SlimTaper™ 'D' profile with a glued-in neck joint for lifelong stability. The Rosewood fingerboard comes with pearloid trapezoid inlays, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.68 inch nut, and single ply cream binding.
Epiphone ProBucker™ Humbuckers with Coil-Splitting
The Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features Epiphone's critically acclaimed ProBucker™ pickups for that one-of-a kind Les Paul sound. ProBucker™ 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 Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a ProBucker-2™ in the neck position and a ProBucker-3™ in the bridge position. The ProBucker-3™ is slightly overwound to provide balance with the neck pickup and a bit of edge for lead work. ProBuckers™ emulate the sound of original 'PAF' pickups which were hand-wound. Both the neck and bridge pickups on the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO also feature coil-splitting which is controlled by a push/pull volume control. Coil splitting allows players to literally 'tap' into the pickup's sound. Choose between a 'single coil' sound by pulling 'up' on the volume control or a 'humbucker' tone by pushing the volume control to the 'down' position. Or, mix and match for an infinite variety of pickup tones from single-coil bark to full humbucker bite.
When winding humbuckers, Epiphone utilises a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the 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, 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 its pickups, such as ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.
Rock Solid Hardware
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features Epiphone's legendary rock-solid all nickel hardware including a LockTone Tune-o-matic™ fully adjustable bridge and a StopBar tailpiece. Epiphone's updated, patent pending design auto locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed for improved sustain. The Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO also uses 1 inch diameter potentiometers for better 'throw', longer life and reliable service. Epiphone's all-metal toggle switches use rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance. And Epiphone's proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability. The Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Plustop PRO stays in tune with world famous Grover™ 18:1 machine heads.
Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Plustop PRO Specifications
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 inch
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood with pearloid Trapezoid inlays
Neck Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-2™ : 4-wire
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-3™ : 4-wire
Controls: Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector
Neck Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-splitting
Bridge Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-splitting
Neck Pickup Tone
Bridge Pickup Tone
Binding: Body Top - 1 ply (Cream)
Fingerboard - 1 ply (Cream)
Fingerboard Radius: 12 inch
Frets: 22: medium-jumbo
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
Nut Width: 1-11/16 inch
Machine Heads: Grover™ Tuners: 18:1 ratio
Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 8.7 lbs
Strings: D'Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
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