The Epiphone Les Paul features similar specifications to that of it’s Gibson cousin albeit lower quality components.
The Epiphone Les Paul guitar features two humbucker pickups, set neck, two tone and two volume controls and a three way pickup selector switch. The current edition guitar features mahogany neck and body with a maple top. The guitar has a 24.5″ scale length
The Gibson Les Paul is all about that rock tone and the Epiphone Les Paul is no different. The guitar has a lovely deep sound with lots of bottom end with the humbucker pickups producing a warm big sound.
The Epiphone Les Paul has a wide range of sounds and is suitable for a range of styles from jazz guitar or heavy rock. The tonal range is further supported by the 3 way pickup selector allowing you to mix the sounds from the neck and bridge pickups. It could be argued that the major difference between the Gibson and Epiphone models are the quality of the pickups and Epiphone users are often found to be replacing the factory fitted pickups for more expensive quality units.
These guitars betray tremendous value for money. It’s important to try the guitar as the Epiphone Les Paul’s vary considerably from guitar to guitar. Play close attention to variations in the neck (thickness and shape) and some hardware.
The versatility, sounds and price make the Epiphone Les Paul a superb choice for the beginner guitarist on the hunt for a bargain.
For more information and detail about the various editions check out www.Epiphone.com