Epiphone Les Paul Standard

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About the Epiphone Les Paul Standard

The Epiphone Les Paul Standard is the most popular model in the Epiphone Les Paul range. Based closely on the Gibson Standard and featuring the same outline, body thickness and set-neck construction, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard has a mahogany body with a maple top and two humbucker pickups. It is available in a wide variety of colours including Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Translucent Blue and Ebony.

Epiphone also offer an upgraded model called the Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top Pro. This has proven to be an enormously popular guitar and it is not hard to see why: along with all of the high quality appointments of the Epiphone Les Paul Standard, this model adds a geniune Flame Maple top and a pair of very special ProBucker pickups. These pickups have been designed from the ground up in Epiphone's Nashville headquarters to sound as close as possible to highly sought after vintage Gibson PAF pickups. These pickups also have coil-tap circuits to allow for double the amount of tones. All of this quality and detail have made the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro an irresistable proposition for thousands of guitarists.

Frequently Asked Questions about Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Yes. According to Epiphone, the Les Paul standard has a non-weight relieved Mahogany body with a Maple cap.
There are a few notable upgrades to the Plus top Pro model that separates it from the regular Epiphone Les Paul Standard. Firstly, the Standard is available only in solid finishes whereas the Plus top Pro has a AAA grade Flame Maple top and thus has a range of translucent burst finishes available including Heritage Cherry Sunburst and Honeyburst. This puts it visually much closer to most people's idea of a Les Paul Standard. The hardware is also different. The Standard model has a pair of Alnico Classic humbuckers whereas the Plus Top Pro gets a set of upgraded Probuckers, each with coil-splitting controls to thin out the signature Les Paul thickness and provide you with single coil sounds. The Plus Top Pro model also has an upgraded Graphtech nut.
"PAF stands for Patent Applied For and refers to the stamp on the back of special Gibson humbucking pickups from the 1950s. These near-mythical units provide what is arguably the most sought-after electric guitar sounds ever. Many third party companies strive to provide their own versions for after-market retrofitting. Epiphone's ProBuckers, which are stock pickups on the Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro, have been designed specially to get as close to the PAF tone as possible."