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. It is based on the Gibson Standard and features 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 is an enormously popular guitar and it is not hard to see why. Along with all the high quality features of the Epiphone Les Paul Standard, this model has a genuine Flame Maple top and a pair of ProBucker pickups. These pickups have been designed to sound as close as possible to the highly sought after vintage Gibson PAF pickups. These pickups also have coil-tap circuits to allow for double the amount of tones. These quality features have made the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro irresistible to thousands of guitarists.

Frequently Asked Questions about Epiphone Les Paul Standard

Yes. 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 which separate it from the regular Epiphone Les Paul Standard. Firstly, the Standard is available only in solid finishes. The Plus top Pro has a AAA grade Flame Maple top. It is available in a range of translucent burst finishes 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. The Plus Top Pro has a set of upgraded Probuckers, each with coil-splitting controls. 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 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, are designed to get as close to the PAF tone as possible.