Now available in 4 new colors Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Les Paul Standard
The Les Paul Standard is the king of solidbody electric guitars and now Epiphone brings you Les Paul's best invention in four new exclusive color finishes – Cardinal Red, Metallic Goldtop, Pelham Blue and Cardinal Red.
Epiphone's history with the legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940s. Les was good friends with Epiphone's founder Epi Stathopoulo, who allowed Les free reign of the Epiphone factory during off-hours for his pickup and guitar inventions. Working late at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City, Les created one of the world's first solidbody electric guitars, better known as "The Log." That so-called "Log" is now in the Country Music Hall of Fame and was the first step toward creating a guitar that could, in Les' words, "sustain for days." Today, every true Les Paul Standard still bears Les's signature and the "LP" remains one of the most sought-after guitars in the world, more than 50 years after it was first introduced. Throughout his life, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone by reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions because, as he liked to say, "Epiphone always made a good guitar." The Epiphone Les Paul Standard model combines the classic features and tone of Les's original with legendary Epiphone quality and value and in beautiful color finishes he only could have dreamed of.
Players such as Jimmy Page, Slash, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Alex Lifeson and countless others have depended on the unique look, feel and tone of a classic Les Paul Standard. And now, you too can experience a Les Paul Standard at a price that won't break the bank!
The Look and Sound of a Real Les Paul
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard features a solid mahogany body and maple veneer top with cream binding that deliver the classic look, tone and sustain that can only come from a "real" Les Paul. The mahogany neck has a 1960s SlimTaper™ "D" profile with a 24.75" scale length and 22 medium-jumbo frets. The hand-set neck delivers outstanding string-to-body resonance while medium-jumbo frets add to the smooth and sustained tone. The Clipped Dovewing headstock features the iconic '60s era "Epiphone" logo along with Les's signature, the true mark of a real Les Paul.
Tuning is made fast and secure with Grover® 14:1 machine heads and the famous "bell"-shaped truss rod cover features "Les Paul Standard" in white. Like all 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 long sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by "string-tree" gadgets. A 12" radius rosewood fingerboard with cream binding, pearloid trapezoid inlays and a 1.68" nut completes the classic Les Paul Standard look and feel.
Alnico Classic™ Humbuckers
A pair of Alnico Classic™ humbucker pickups delivers a vintage vibe with rich, warm tone for that coveted Les Paul sound. When winding humbuckers, Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in a 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 given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for their 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 Epiphone's legendary rock solid hardware including a nickel LockTone™ Tune-o-matic bridge and a LockTone™ StopBar fully adjustable tailpiece, still 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 Les Paul Standard's controls include Gold TopHat knobs for each pickup's volume and tone. The LP Standard also uses 1" diameter potentiometers for better "throw," longer life and reliable service. All-metal toggle switches use rugged, spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance. Epiphone's proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability. All Les Paul Standards include Grover® machine heads for stability and long life.
Like every Epiphone, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard features a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service. Visit your favorite Authorized Epiphone Dealer today and get a 1st class guitar for your music with an Epiphone Les Paul Standard now in exclusive new colors.
Cardinal Red finish also available as left-handed model