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Epiphone guitarra Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue

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Stunning Les Paul looks and tone at a very attractive price.The plain top EE-EE-Epiphone-e-e Les Paul Standard electric guitar conjures all the signature glory of a Gibson Les Paul, but at a fraction of the cost. The mahogany body delivers superb resonance, and the Alnico Classic humbucker pickups deliver tons of warmth. The guitar features a set mahogany neck with slim-tapered profile, topped with a rosewood fretboard give you the fast action and familiar feel that Les Paul players can™t live without. With binding on the neck and body and trapezoid inlays in the fingerboard, you™ve got the classic Les Paul look as seen in videos and on stages around the world. Add Gibson' LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece to provide greater sustain and make string changing easier, and you™ve got a magnificent guitar at a great price. Use the drop-down menu above and to the right to choose colors and other options.

Mahogany body Maple veneer over carved top Alnico Classic humbuckers Chrome hardware Grover tuners 24-3/4" scale 1-11/16" nut width Set mahogany neck Slim-tapered neck profile Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays Body/neck binding

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Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar

Mahogany body
Maple veneer over carved top
Alnico Classic humbuckers
Chrome hardware
Grover tuners
24-3/4" scale
1-11/16" nut width
Set mahogany neck
Slim-tapered neck profile
Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays
Body/neck binding
LockTone tune-o-matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece

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Picked this Goldtop during one of the 15% off sales. Now, I have been playing gee...50 years give or take a few. Let me tell you this: I was once big time into what name was on the headstock. But it took many years to get me to really put all that nonsense aside and just examine any guitar the same. Does it look good? Sound good? Does it play well? How is the craftsmanship, etc.

This guitar is really nice. It plays as well as anything I have including some high end stuff. Most of how well it plays is in the set up and listen to an old player here, I don't care who made your new axe....it needs a pro set up. This guitar is just sweet. I have lots of guitars and every one, even the same models all sound a little different. Different is a good thing.

Also, I hear so many unknowing guys moan about anything that does not say Gibson or Fender on it that don't even know how to set up their amps!

And many can't play very well even if they think they do. Turn that distortion off and hear how sloppy their playing is....but they will blame the guitar.

Hey...If you put a cheap guitar in Claptons hands, we both know it's going to sound fine.

So if you don't need to spend a fortune on the name on the headstock....this is a super deal even without the discount. You don't need to swap the pick ups. Just learn to use your tone controls and you will be fine.

It's built in China, but so is your phone, your pc and just about everything else.

If you want a rock solid Les Paul Standard that won't let you down and wont drain your bank account, you can't beat this axe. EE-Epiphone-e makes a good guitar.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
.I play out every week and have been a working musician (part time full time) for the past 40 years.In that time I have played and owned many guitars and still own about a dozen different guitars each with their own unique sound and feel.I use these guitars as "tools-of-the-trade" and play all of them reguarly and none are museum pieces or "I don't take it out of the house" guitars. Over the years I have owned two Les Paul guitars: a 1968 Gold Top and a 1972 Sunburst Standard.This EE-Epiphone-e stands up well against either one.I only recently bought my EE-Epiphone-e(used on [@]) and had to spend some time setting it up not because of anything EE-Epiphone-e did but I suspect the previous owner was someone who didn't know what they were doing and tried to do their own neck adjustmnts. The neck was way out and the intonation was frighteningly out on every string. The time I spent was worth it. From what I am reading here these guitars are set up well when they arrive from the factory. Anyway after my set up work this guitar sounds and plays great. The guitar feels like a Les Paul, sounds like a Les Paul and has that tremendous sustain that Les Paul's are famous for.Mine is solid black so I can't say anything about the finish other than mine shines like a mirror with no noticable defects in the finish (other than my fingerprints).I read here that some people think the standard pickups suck but mine sound good so I'm leaving them alone for now. I play this through a VOX VT-30 amp (miked for live use) and this guitar sounds excellent on both clean and overdriven settings (the sustain on power chords on the overdriven settings is unbelievable). If you can afford a Gibson Les Paul (and the price tag doesn't scare you) buy one.They deserve their reputations. If you want to add a Les Paul sound to your playing and don't want to break the bank, you can't go wrong with an EE-Epiphone-e Les Paul.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
.I've had my Les Paul for about two weeks and all I can say is, Wow! I havent had any issues with this beautiful instrument. The intonation is spot on, the electronics are smooth and the sound is pure Les Paul. The finish is flawless. I've read a lot of other reviews and simply haven't found any of the negative issues that others are posting. Perhaps I lucked out and got one of the better ones that made it through their QA process. All I know is that I can't stop playing it! Do yourself a favor and play one. For the price, it's a hard one to beat!!
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
.Having played guitar for years, I've reached the point where I do extensive research before making a purchasing decision. I spent a while looking at Gibson Les Pauls in my price range (500-1000) and they had a great selection but nothing that stood out enough for me. Then I looked at the EE-Epiphone-es, specifically the Les Paul Standard (not the Studio or Specials) and couldn't believe the rave reviews. Upon further reading, I found that they are built to the same specs as Gibson's Standard Les Paul. This means that the same tonewood is being used for the body, neck and fretboard and the tuners and basic hardware are the same. Long story short, I got the EE-Epiphone-e and haven't looked back. So if you're looking for a quality guitar, this would be a very wise choice. For further help, I've listed the slight differences between Gibson builds and EE-Epiphone-e and why the Gibson costs more.

GIBSON

-Made in USA, which increases the cost of making the guitar.
-Tonewoods are hand-picked and usually of the highest quality.
-Pickups are clearer and arguably better sounding
-Quality control is generally more reliable due to the expected Gibson standard
-The guitars are finished with Nitrocellulose lacquer. This allows the tonewood to breathe and resonate better. *To me, this is the biggest factor. I ultimately bought a Gibson J15 acoustic over the solid-wood Epi due to the breathability of the lacquer vs polyurethane. But keep in mind that an electric guitar doesn't need as much resonance as an acoustic*.

EPIPHONE

-Made overseas to the cost of building is cheaper.
-Tonewoods are the same but may or may not be as quality as Gibson's. Top wood on the Gibson Les Paul's is maple where the EE-Epiphone-e usually has alder or a maple/alder glued veneer.
-Pickups are Alnico and they are very, very good but some may say they're not as clear or don't hold up against Gibson. This, of course, is personal preference.
-Quality Control is not guaranteed to be as reliable as Gibson's
-Poly finish
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
.The only thing I could possibly say negative about this guitar is the fact that I waited so long to get one. Once I ordered it I was like a kid at Christmas waiting for the UPS truck instead of St Nick. The fit and finish of everything was better than any photo could ever show and the sound is all Les Paul. If you want all that a Les Paul is but don't have the money to do it with I highly recommend you jump all over this.
This is the best money you will ever spend if you're serious about getting a LP. No need spend big dollars on a GIbson unless you have money falling out of your pockets. Beautiful craftsmanship with all the things you'd exect from Gibson/EE-Epiphone-e. Right out of the box this thing rocks the canyons and has sustain that will last for days.
Not even a fingerprint to be found, at least not until I got my hands on it. I can't put it down and my Fenders are getting jealous.
Best bang for the buck and then some.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
.Disclaimer: I cover practically every facet possible due to my length of ownership.

I bought my EE-Epiphone-e Les Paul Standard Plain Top in ebony some time in 2008 directly from here. At the time, I already had 2 guitars: A EE-Epiphone-e Special II which I first started with and also a Japan Les Paul copy that my brother had. Guitar came packaged perfectly, no damage at all thanks to Custom Guitar's Friend.

Don't let the Plain Top label fool you. The guitar looks beautiful with the glossy finish. Aesthetically, there's no way to go wrong with it and though they may not be as "pretty" as the plus top counterparts, they still have that beautiful carved top which looks great. Chrome hardware comes standard and the Grover tuners keep everything in tune PERFECTLY no matter how much you may wail and bend the strings. Electronics are quite good and I had no problems at all plugging straight into any amp and have it sound great. Overall, everything about the guitar just looks GREAT.

Feel and tone are huge for me, now more than ever, and this guitar to this day still has not disappointed me. The neck just FEELS great in my hands. The 60s Slim-taper neck sits very well and gives me complete access to everything. To this day, I'm hard-pressed to find a better neck fit which complements me very well. Strat and tele necks feel a bit "small" to me and though quite easy to play, I felt I needed a bit of resistance. Compared to a true Gibson, the EE-Epiphone-e 60s and Gibson 60s neck are quite similar but still, I find more comfort from my EE-Epiphone-e! Weight-wise, it does carry some weight. Not very light but not at all as heavy as the Gibson brethren. I've played this thing for hours on end and never has it felt heavy. The mahogany/maple combo on the body is perfect and with the mahogany/rosewood neck and fretboard, makes for strong woods providing a very balanced, fair tone throughout. As for the pickups, the response you can get from them is amazing. Differences made in the volume and tone knobs makes for easy variances in the sound and can turn a fully distorted tube amp into a luscious clean tone all by lowering the volume on the guitar. That's the kind of response you want and makes for fine tuning the tone you want even easier without worrying about the amp settings. Electronics are good, frets are good, no noise, no sort of faults pickupwise.

After my 6 years of playing guitar, I've played many guitars and have had the privilege to use some other guitars of other major brands but for the quality of guitar you get in this price-range, I've still to disregard an EE-Epiphone-e LP as a literal STANDARD for when it comes to guitars. Obviously you can some very great jazzy/blues/classic rock tones but throw this thing whatever musical idea you have and it will form a basis and foundation for your canvas. Though there are obviously guitars that just do certain things this can't, this is just the all-arounder. The workhorse. The crescent wrench of your metaphorical toolchest. It may not do EVERYTHING perfectly (see below) but man does it accomplish many tasks.

Is this guitar absolutely perfect in every way, shape, or form? Honestly, I don't think many guitars are; especially at this price range. The pickups can be a bit extreme for my tastes. Sometimes the neck 'bucker can sound just too muddy for my tastes and other times, the treble position can be a tad bright even with the tone rolled off. I contemplated swapping them out which may be something you may want to do but well worth doing. With my guitar, there was some fret-buzz and thus needed a proper set-up. If you have no experience with setting up guitars, take it into a shop and get it set up. Some are actually set up rather well (especially if you check them out at a shop usually) but if buying online, expect to set it up. The plastic bits of decoration such as the humbucker rings (the cream things around humbuckers) and the input jack plate experience wear and cracks and had to be replaced.

Other than these 3 issues, I've never had any other problems after 4 years of ownership. Stock pickups are still in, I still use Ernie Ball slinkys (typically 10s but now using hybrids), frets have a little wear. The only modifications I've made are adjusting pickup height and sanding the back of the neck to make it a bit faster. I've turned my EE-Epiphone-e LP into a player's guitar for me and for the $400 budget I originally had, there is no better guitar than this.

Sure, I wish it had coil-tapping (those new LP Pros!) or they came with better pickups but there's no better value than this guitar. If you have a higher budget (say around $800) and definitely want an LP, do check out the Gibson LP studio. If you want an even BETTER guitar for the money, I'd highly highly recommend the PRS SE Custom 24 which is the best of both worlds combining single coil and humbucker sounds (and another recently acquired guitar).

But if you are barely getting into playing and want something that will keep working and working and for many applications and just crave to jam out to The Rover off of Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti, there's just no better guitar. I've used this for church, for gigs, for jamming, for practicing, for backups, for more professional venues...it just WORKS. I could own another 5 guitars but I'm keeping one of these in my collection. Even if I end up breaking it, I'd get myself another one. 5/5
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
.I have been playing guitar for over 40 years and owned a lot of guitars. What I have learned is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a decent guitar and this is a fine example. I play mostly blues right now and this guitar does it well. Plays/feels great, soungs great what more could you want!
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
.I bought one of these new in 2002, and have played it since then. Same specs, etc as what appears to be out there now. Since then I've bought & sold a Gibson SG, Gibson LP Studio, and a Fender American strat, because I like playing this EE-Epiphone-e the best.

Stock condition, I thought the tone was muddy and didn't have much definition. This is basically due to the pickups on the guitar which more or less have crappy tone. Change them out to some good seymour duncan ones and it comes alive, huge improvement. I changed the Bridge pickup out to a Seymour Duncan (SH-4 or SH-5 I believe..) and its much better now. Haven't changed the neck pickup out, but the current neck pickup gives a good blend with the new bridge pickup in the middle setting. The neck pickup only switch setting still sounds muddy to me..

Overall after the swap you can expect nice, dark, classic LP sounds. Run it through a good tube amp and it sounds amazing now. The action is great, neck is great, and it's easy to play. My favorite among my current collection.

Summary: Buy the guitar, replace the bridge pickup, play it forever.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
.Aside from the tuning issues mentioned above this is a fantastic guitar. It sounds good enough with stock pickups that there's really no need to change them out (use a good amp and effects boxes). The hardware is also good enough to leave stock. I don't feel the need to mod anything and doubt I will until the original parts wear out (unless I have to to resolve tuning issue). It looks and sounds every bit like a Les Paul should at a fraction of the price. If you're gigging or travelling with it, just be sure to put it in a hard shell case and be careful with that headstock. Hard to go wrong with this purchase, I would definitely buy it again.
Feature wise it's a pretty standard Les Paul, there's no coil splitting options or special electronics, just your basic Les Paul like they've been making them for decades. But it's got everything to identify it as a Les Paul too, trapezoid inlays instead of cheaper dot inlays, binding on the top of the body and sides of the neck and the standard Les Paul script logo on headstock and truss rod cover just like you'd expect on a genuine expensive Gibson. The tuner knobs don't have the traditional Gibson Les Paul look but they look nice and fit in well with the EE-Epiphone-e headstock shape. Aside from the difference in the headstock, if you just looked at it from a distance, you'd think you're looking at a Gibson. To me, that's a positive.
Overall this is a very nicely built instrument. A couple things bother me though. For example, the neck is two piece. You can see a glue joint around where the headstock angles away from the rest of the neck. The headstock is actually a separate piece of wood glued to the rest of the neck. Judging by what I've read about people breaking the headstock off when dropping the guitar this seems to be a weak point in the design and was no doubt done to save cost. The neck to body join could have been smoother as well. If you rub your fingers over that location you can feel the difference. An old Les Paul I used to have had no such issue. I'm also having some issues keeping it in tune after string bends mostly on the B and G strings. I haven't looked into fixing this but I would assume that it is fixable. Maybe it's a problem with the nut which seems like cheap plastic, I sure hope it's not a problem with the tuner. The finish is pretty nice, not a lot of wood grain in my Cherry Sunburst's top but it does look similar to what I remember my Gibson looked like. All in all, I'm pleased with the quality.
Value for money is where this guitar really shines. I got it on sale so it was an even better value than normal. I got used to Fender Stratocasters prior to buying this and when first playing it I thought I might have difficulty getting used to the chunky neck. But I adjusted pretty quickly to it and now when I pick up the Strats they feel cheap in comparison which really surprised me at first considering that I spent less on this than two of my MIM Strats. With the price I paid it would be hard to go wrong and I am very happy with the purchase.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
.Got this beautiful Pelham blue guitar as a Father's Day present for my husband. I had read numerous reviews on this model and most were very happy with it. The great price was a screaming deal. As soon as he opened up the box he fell in love with it, the fine craftsmanship, great feel, and excellent sound. Initially he was thinking about getting a Joe Bonamassa version, but once he compared this version with it he realized it is virtually the same guitar minus the signature logo. He is particularly fond of the light touch of the strings and their flexibility. All in all this is a great addition to his lovely collection and will be a regular player for his private jam sessions. We have bought 9 out of 11 guitars from Custom Guitar's Friend and have always been incredibly satisfied with the excellent price and superb quality of the instruments. I also purchased my Yamaha keyboard from them as well over a year ago and am still having a blast enjoying this fine quality machine. Not once have we ever had damaged goods, and the delivery has always been fast. We are very satisfied with our purchases and will likely buy all our future instruments and accessories from Custom Guitar's Friend as well.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top Electric Guitar Pelham Blue
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