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Everything you need in a Les Paul - a solid mahogany body with a reassuring weight, a Maple top, Alnico V humbucker pickups and a tune-o-matic bridge and tailpiece combine to make one of the greatest Guitars ever created.
Epiphone's history and association with the legendary Les Paul dates back to the early 1940's when Les, working at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York, created the world's first electric guitar... better known as "The Log". Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone by reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions.
Of course, the Les Paul Signature Model guitar has remained the most sought after guitar in the world over the years and the current Epiphone Les Paul Standard model combines the classic features and tone with legendary Epiphone quality and value.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard features a Solid Mahogany Body and Maple Top that deliver the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a "real" Les Paul.
Like all Epiphone Les Paul's... and unlike less costly designs... the Epiphone Les Paul Standard features a 14 degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for more sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by "string-tree" gadgets.
A Rosewood fingerboard with Trapezoid inlays complete the classic Les Paul Standard look and feel... and the set-neck delivers outstanding string-to-body resonance. Medium-Jumbo frets add to the smooth and sustained tone.
A pair of Alnico Classic Humbucker Pickups deliver a vintage vibe with rich, warm tone that can only come from a real Les Paul. Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation, free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, it is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for its pickups. ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.
Fully adjustable, the Tune-o-matic remains a classic after 50 years. And now Epiphone's updated, patent pending design AUTO-LOCKS the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed! This also results in improved sustain. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard uses 1" diameter potentiometers for better "throw", longer life and reliable service.
Proven for years to be the most reliable, our all-metal toggle switches use rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance. To increase reliability and ensure consistent performance, our proprietary output jack feature an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard features premium, precision tuners from industry leading Grover for ease of use, excellent tuning stability and long life.