Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar

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The Epiphone Les Paul “Tribute” Plus combines classic Les Paul design features with legendary Epiphone quality and value with the added feature of Gibson USA ’57 classic humbuckers.

Epiphone's long friendship with innovator Les Paul dates back to the late '30s and early '40s when Les, working at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York City, created one of the world's first solidbody electric guitars, “The Log.” Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. Now, the Epiphone Les Paul “Tribute” Plus honors our friendship with Les by combining his classic design features with legendary Epiphone quality and value with the added feature of Gibson USA ’57 classic humbuckers.

The Epiphone Tribute Les Paul features a solid Mahogany back with a solid, carved hard Maple cap to create the ultimate combination of warmth and bite. The solid mahogany neck with a hand-fitted, glued-in joint extends well into the neck pickup cavity, creating maximum neck-to-body contact and acting almost like one continuous piece of wood. Combined with the Mahogany/Maple body, the result is a tribute to Les' timeless guitar design with the sound that you can only get from a Les Paul.

Capturing all the power and nuances of the "Tribute's" tonewoods is a pair of authentic Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucker pickups. With their "Patent Applied For" decal on the base plate, the '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus are faithful replicas of the famous PAF Gibson humbuckers created by Seth Lover that helped define the "Les Paul" sound. The '57 Classic gives you a tone that is warm and subtle with full, even response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic Gibson humbucker crunch! The '57 Classic Plus is the perfect bridge pickup and mimics humbuckers from the late '50s that often received a few extra turns of wire. This treatment gives the pickup a slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone. When combined, these humbuckers overdrive tube preamps to a smooth level of saturation without becoming overpowering. Both '57s Classic humbuckers feature Gibson's special Alnico II magnets, vintage enamel coated wire, nickel plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers and vintage-style braided wiring. But this Les Paul is not just about recreating the "old”, it's also about looking ahead, just as Les himself continued to do throughout his lifetime. Using 4-conductor pickup wiring, Epiphone has added two push/pull tone pots to allow for series/parallel pickup switching. The result gives you a Les Paul with all the legendary sounds plus a huge palette of tonal possibilities at your fingertips.

Other upgrades include a USA Switchcraft 3-way toggle, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, Epiphone StrapLocks, 18:1 ratio premium Grover 106 Series Locking Rotomatic machine heads, and a premium hard case.

Features:

  • Body Material: Mahogany
  • Top Material: Carved Hard maple
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Options: 1960s SlimTaper
  • Neck Joint: Vintage “Deep Set” glued-in
  • Neck Dimensions: 24.75” scale
  • Nut width: 1.68”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid trapezoid inlays with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Fingerboard radius: 12”
  • Pickups: Gibson USA ’57 Classic Humbucker 4-wire (neck) and Gibson USA ’57 Classic Plus Humbucker, 4-wire (bridge)
  • Controls: Switchcraft 3-way pickup selector, Neck Pickup Volume, Bridge Pickup Volume, Neck Pickup Tone (push/pull/series parallel), Bridge Pickup Tone (push/pull/series parallel)
  • Binding: Fingerboard 1 ply, cream
  • Bridge: Locktone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Machine Heads: Grover Locking Rotomatic 106 Series 18:1 Tuners
  • Case: Premium hardshell case included


See for yourself why the legend of the mighty Les Paul continues to grow through the years. Order your Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Outfit from Sam Ash direct today with the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and take advantage of our fast, free shipping.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
Series Les Paul
Other Features Gibson USA ’57 Classic Humbucker 4-wire (neck) and Gibson USA ’57 Classic Plus Humbucker, 4-wire (bridge)
Model Les Paul Tribute Plus '60s

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EpiphoneLes Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar
 
4.5

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        4.0

        Remarkable guitar!

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        from Cedar City, UT

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              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

              Let me start by saying that this is the best deal I think you will find for a above average les Paul. I only give it a four star rating because it could be better. To start off, this rig is beautiful! It is remarkable how much better it looks in person. As soon as I saw it, I fell in love. There are some who knock the epiphone series les Paul's for their paint jobs but I would have to say this is the exception. I bought the faded cherry model and it is stunning.

              Next is the performance.this guitar simply screams! If you are looking for a smooth blues guitar with remarkable tone, this is not for you. While it does have a great tone, make no mistake it is a rock and metal type tone if there is such a thing. These Gibson 57's have some pop. Exactly what I have been looking for. If you want more tone I would recommend a custom pro or maybe even a prophecy gs. These pick ups have some serious power. However, with the coil tapping they are versatile. It is by no means a one trick pony. Further more the sustain on this axe is amazing. It holds notes for 15-18 seconds and then some. With the tune-o-matic set up and these pick ups it is a match made in heaven.

              I would say I am more of a beginner/intermediate guitar player but this would be a suitable fit for more than that. There are many very accomplished artists that I know who have played this guitar and it comes highly recommended. It does everything I need and want a guitar to do. The only things that need to be done to the guitar are some minor adjustments. When I got it I filed down the nut as it was burying the strings on the neck. I made a minor truss bar adjustment to it and lowered the action too. I also suggest checking the intenation. Once those are addressed it plays even better than it looks. I will never part with this guitar!!!

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              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Impressive

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              from Tampa, FL

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              • Pick Ups
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              • Nut

              Best Uses

              • Blues
              • Country
              • Jazz
              • Metal
              • Rock

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

              I have never played an Epiphone that I liked. I went into the store to pick out the Gibson LP that I wanted to save up for. The guy at the counter convinced me to try a few Epi's which i did and did not care for. Then I saw this one behind the counter and thought, What the heck, why not.
              This guitar is sweet for the value. It comes with really nice electronics and plays extremely well.
              I planned on buying a $2000 guitar and instead fell in love with this Epi.

              In my opinion, if we were to rank a Gibson Les paul Standard a 10/10.... this guitar is an 8/10... for nearly a quarter of the price.

              Well worth it for anyone on a budget.

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              (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              LP 60s Tribute Plus.... a value !

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              from Richmond VA

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              Pros

              • '57 Gibson Pickups
              • Coil Cut Both Pickups
              • Good Color Scheme
              • Good Neck Profile
              • Grover Locking Machines
              • Not too heavy

              Cons

              • Neck Bass A Bit Woofy

              Best Uses

              • Home use
              • Parties
              • Recording
              • Stage Play

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

              They packed all the good features into one LP that has a slenderized neck (back is slightly flattened), a pair of '57 real Gibson pickups, both coil tapped at the tone controls, Grover heavy chromed locking low ratio tuners, good hardware, very nice finish and detailing. Epi case is nice, too. And budget priced!

              But does it sound good? Mine has been into a Blues Junior and now my upgraded 70s Silverface Princeton Reverb. If you are a clean tone guy (Strats, Teles, P90 guitars), this HB equipped guitar may be your friend... With or without the coil cut engaged, you get very pleasing alnico magnets in a quality Gibson pickup set. The bridge alone is nearly like a P90 in clean and powerful edgy, searing tone. The neck is a bit 'woofy' on the bass side. Lower that side and raise the E and A polepieces about 2 turns up to help. No need to change tone caps; they used good Mallory capacitors.
              I am not a Les Paul fan, but this is one of the few I ever really enjoyed handling. And it does sound really good and is versatile: country, blues, rock, rock and roll.... it can do all this and more. I once owned a vintage Greco LP, and this Tribute sounds better and is prettier, but heavier.

              Clean the frets after shielding the fretboard with ultra fine polishing paper. Wipe down the fretboard lightly with boiled linseed oil or even FastFret (scented light mineral oil) to richen its look and help the wood maintain its moisture. Keep a small damp sponge in the case hatch all the time to humidify all the woods.

              This is not a cheap, shabby, half-baked guitar. This is a really good guitar for modest money and fully the equal of most any Gi**** at a thousand or 700 more. Go play this Tribute Plus and hear and feel it for yourself.

              Get a luthier to adjust the action (relief, nut slots, saddles height and intonation) and you are done! .009-.042 is a good set... especially the new Ernie Ball Cobalt strings... wow!

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Its everything I expected

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              from lindenwold

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                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar:

                  Thanks to Paul W for all his assistance and going that extra distance to make the sale.I am totally satisfied with this guitar. As soon as I opened the box I could see the quality. As I have found with all Epiphones, some adjustments were needed but most were for my own style of playing. What a combination of workmanship and a slew of excellant standard features-most important the Gibson 57 pups but by far that the only things. Heavy but as expected. All this and a case included!!! Least I forget the quick shipping. I ordered on a Wednesday and Fedex delivered on Friday morning and this was FREE!!! Again, Thanks Sam Ash direct and Paul W.

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                  Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar

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