A Real Les Paul, Only Smaller! The LP Express from Epiphone
Epiphone's LP-Express captures the look, sound, and feel of the legendary Les Paul, but puts that power and playability in a smaller package for younger players, those with smaller hands, or for travel use. Its neck dimensions are similar to those of a full-sized guitar, but the LP-Express is built to a more compact 22" scale length as compared to 24.75" scale of a full-size Les Paul. The result is a guitar that's more comfortable to play—especially for smaller musicians—while still maintaining good string tension when tuned to standard "E".
In every other way, the LP-Express is built like a full-on rock machine, with two genuine USA-designed high-output humbucking pickups, master volume and tone controls and a three-way toggle switch, and time-tested tonewoods in the form of a solid mahogany body and solid hard maple neck. Ultimately, the LP-Express is shorter of scale, but big on tone and features, making it the perfect instrument for the younger player, or the experienced guitarist seeking a grab'n'go axe for travel use. It looks superb, too, in gloss Ebony Black finish with black "top hat" knobs and chrome hardware.