Epiphone Guitar Les Paul Standard Pro
Epiphone’s history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940’s when Les, working late at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City, created what might have been the world’s first solidbody electric guitar, better known as “The Log.” Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. “Epiphone always made a good guitar,” Les often said.
Perhaps Les’ greatest achievement, the Les Paul Standard, remains one of the most sought-after guitars in the world 50 years since its first issue. Now, Epiphone’s Les Paul Standard brings you the classic features and tone of Les’ invention with legendary Epiphone quality and value.
Players like Jimmy Page, Slash, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Alex Lifeson, Mark Knopfler, and countless others love the unique look and tone of Les’ mad invention. And now, you too can experience the Les Paul Standard at a price that won’t break the bank!
Like every Epiphone, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard features a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. Visit an Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and discover the joys of a Les Paul Standard!
Classic Les Paul
Alnico Classic™ humbuckers
Grover machine heads
Neck Hand-set, mahogany
Fingerboard Inlay Trapezoid
Nut Width 1.68”
Neck Pickup Alnico humbuckers
Bridge Pickup Alnico Classic™ humbuckers
Tailpiece Locking Tune-o-matic™ Stopbar
Machine Heads Grover®
Finish ebony (EB)
Typical Weight (+/- 5%) 8.5 lbs
Strings D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
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 Pauls (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 completes the classic Les Paul Standard look. The hand-set mahogany neck delivers outstanding string-to-body resonance while medium-jumbo frets add to the smooth and sustained tone.
Alnico Humbuckers and the Les Paul Sound
A pair of Alnico Classic™ humbucker pickups deliver that warm, rich tone known the world over as the ‘Les Paul Sound’. When winding our humbuckers, 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 our pickups including ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.
Legendary Epiphone Hardware
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard features our legendary rock solid hardware including our locking Tune-o-matic™ StopBar fully adjustable bridge, a classic for over 50 years. And now, our 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 and our all-metal toggle switches use rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable performance. Epiphone’s proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability. All our Les Paul Standards include Grover® machine heads on our tuners for stability and long life.