Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar, Left-Handed
Epiphone Les Paul Standard PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar, Left-HandedDetails
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Epiphone's history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940s when Les, working nights at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City, created one of the first solid body electric guitars, better known as "The Log." Over the next 15 years, Les continued to develop his dream guitar that would "sustain for days" and in the late '50s, the historic Gibson and Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan produced the "sunburst" Les Paul Standard and its new pickup, the "PAF" humbucker.
Players like Joe Bonamassa, Slash, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson and countless others get their signature sound from a "sunburst" Les Paul and now Epiphone gives you a chance to experience that one-of-a-kind tone at an affordable price with the Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO. The Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features Pro-Bucker™ "PAF"-style pickups with coil-tapping, new colours and a beautiful AAA flame maple veneer top for a vintage look with all the modern appointments that players expect from Epiphone.
AAA Flame Maple Top and Classic Features:
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a solid mahogany body with a AAA flame maple veneer top that delivers the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a "real" Les Paul. The body also features 1-ply cream binding on the top for a beautiful vintage look. Like all Epiphone Les Pauls (and unlike less costly designs), the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a 14 degree, angled headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for longer sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by "string-tree" gadgets.
The mahogany neck has a 24.75" scale with a 12" radius and features a 1960s SlimTaper™ "D" profile with a glued-in neck joint for lifelong stability. The rosewood fingerboard comes with pearloid trapezoid inlays, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.68" nut, and 1-ply cream binding.
Epiphone Pro-Bucker™ Humbuckers with Coil-Tapping:
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO now features Pro-Bucker™ pickups for that one-of-a kind Les Paul sound. Pro-Bucker™ pickups feature Alnico II magnets, the same magnets used in sought-after vintage PAF humbuckers. Alnico II magnets provide a rich, warm tone with a sparkling high end and a solid low end. The Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a Pro-Bucker-2™ in the neck position and a Pro-Bucker-3™ in the bridge position.
The Pro-Bucker-3™ is slightly overwound to provide balance with the neck pickup and a bit of edge for lead work. Pro-Buckers™ emulate the sound of original PAF pickups which were hand-wound. Both the neck and bridge pickups now also feature coil-tapping, controlled by a push/pull volume control, allowing players an infinite variety of pickup tones from single-coil bark to full humbucker bite.
When winding humbuckers, Epiphone utilises a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the specialised wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very centre 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, such as ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.
Hardware to Last a Lifetime:
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features Epiphone's legendary rock-solid hardware including a LockTone Tune-o-matic™ fully adjustable bridge and a StopBar tailpiece. 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 Plustop PRO uses 1" diameter potentiometers for better "throw," longer life and reliable service. Epiphone's 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 and Grover™ 14:1 machine heads to ensure tuning stability.
Body & Bridge:
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: AAA flame maple
- Binding: 1-ply cream
- Bridge: Locking Tune-o-matic™
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
Neck & Fingerboard:
- Neck: Hand-set mahogany
- Scale: 24.75"
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo
- Fretboard Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Inlay: Trapezoid
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Binding: 1-ply cream
Electronics & Hardware:
- Neck Pickup: Pro-Bucker-2™
- Bridge Pickup: Pro-Bucker-3™
- Neck pickup volume with push/pull coil-tapping
- Bridge pickup volume with push/pull coil-tapping
- Neck pickup tone
- Bridge pickup tone
- Machine Heads: Grover™ 14:1
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