Choosing the right Les Paul for you
All Epiphone Les Pauls are true Les Pauls, each designed with the same attention to detail and superior materials as vintage models. Whether you're a pro or a pro-at-heart, Epiphone has a Les Paul that's just right for you. And best of all, many Epiphone Les Pauls have been tested, critiqued, and refined by the man who invented the instrument--Mr. Les Paul.
"They are damn fine instruments, I swear by them!" said Les Paul in a classic interview with Epiphone.com. "People can buy one of my guitars no matter how much money they have. A kid can get an Epiphone and have something worth something, not a hunk-of-junk like the other brands. They can learn well on one and have it and play it the rest of their life. Epiphone is meeting standards of quality like Gibson, which I am proud to see. (Young folks) need a good guitar like an Epiphone so they won't get discouraged, so they will practice and work hard and enjoy their music."
Epiphone Les Pauls feature Epiphone and Gibson designed pickups, rock solid hardware, beautiful finishes, and custom details found in modern-day custom Les Pauls but at a fraction of the price. And every Epiphone Les Paul comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and 365/24/7 Gibson Customer Service. In honor of Les Paul's 102 birthday and Father's Day, check out Epiphone's Good, Better, Best Guide to owning a legendary Les Paul.
Good: Les Paul Standard
The classic made affordable for every player. The Les Paul Standard is a great way to discover the one-of-kind sustain of a true Les Paul. Featuring a Mahogany body, hand-set Mahogany neck, Grover™ Machine Heads, a Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece for increased sustain, and powered by vintage voiced Alnico Classic™ humbuckers.
Available in: Ebony (shown), Metallic Gold, Pelham Blue, Cardinal Red
Better: Les Paul Standard Plus Top PRO
The Les Paul Standard Plus Top PRO has a AAA Flame Maple Top inspired by legendary Les Paul Standards from the late 50s and is available in ten beautiful finishes. The Plus Top PRO also comes with critically acclaimed ProBucker™ humbucker pickups that are wound to the same specs as the first generation of handwound humbuckers found in vintage Les Pauls and 335 archtops from the 50s. Each pickup also comes with coil-splitting which enables a player to switch from humbucker to single-coil tones. Featuring Grover™ machine heads and the classic Tune-o-matic Bridge and Stopbar tailpiece.
Available in: Translucent Blue (shown), Wine Red, Honeyburst, Vintage Sunburst, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Antique Natural, Cherry, Desertburst, Iced Tea, Translucent Black, Bourbon Burst, Dirty Lemon
Best: Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit
The Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit is inspired by Epiphone's long friendship with Les Paul and offers the ultimate Les Paul experience at a fraction of the price of a custom shop Les Paul. Featuring a carved Hard Maple top, a deep-set glued-in neck, Gibson USA '57 Classic Humbuckers with push/pull parallel switching, a Mahogany neck, and Grover™ Locking Rotomatic 106 Series Machine Heads with an 18:1 tuning ratio.
Available in: Vintage Sunburst (shown), Black Cherry, Faded Cherry Burst, Midnight Ebony, Midnight Sapphire
"I want them to be absolutely top quality," said Les Paul about Epiphone Les Pauls. "I don't care where they are made. As long as we keep the standards and keep the quality control in it and that name is on it--Les Paul--I want to make sure that underneath that name is a good guitar."
Visit your nearest Epiphone Dealer today or see our Dealer map and bring home the world's most popular and powerful electric guitar, the Epiphone Les Paul!