Design and Performance
A guitar’s body and wood type are crucial in determining the kind of tone and sustain it can produce. Like the Gibson Les Paul, Epiphone Les Paul guitars are commonly made with mahogany wood or mahogany with maple tops. A highly dense and durable mahogany body gives the guitar a thick low end sound while providing smooth highs that truly soar. Some Epiphone Les Paul models have veneer maple tops while more advanced versions have fully carved tops made of either flame or quilt maple. Maple tonewoods such as these are generally used to achieve tighter, brighter and stronger sounds.
The Epiphone Les Paul utilizes premium tonewoods on the neck, too. Select models feature a mahogany bolt-on neck and others use a mahogany set-neck design - the same design used on the Gibson Les Paul. Although there are no glaring differences in sound between these two distinct neck designs, set-necks typically provide a resonant sound that’s a little warmer and fuller, while bolt-on necks are usually sharper in tone. Neither neck design is limiting in any way, and more importantly, the choice of neck design largely comes down to the preference and skill of the player.
Most Epiphone Les Pauls use a warm sounding rosewood fretboard but a few are made with a deluxe ebony board, which provides players with an enhanced, crisp tone. Epiphone models are also specifically made with a cost-effective polymer finish that enhances both performance and visual appeal.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard is the definitive guitar choice for musicians at any stage. The specs on this timeless classic let your playing style evolve with your tastes. Whether you’re into punk rock, blues or heavy metal, this electric six-string will stand the test of time and consistently perform at the highest level. It’s a guitar that shares many of the same qualities as rock and roll itself, namely, versatility, power and endurance.
If you’re just starting out, the Epiphone Les Paul 100 provides the vintage Les Paul look and sound in an affordable package that comes complete with all the fundamental features any beginner needs to rock the big stage. Its simplified approach to design helps less seasoned guitarists learn the basics and develop their skills more efficiently. In short, this accessible Les Paul makes a great first guitar that’s a blast to pick up and play.
On the higher end, the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO brings style and playability to the forefront. Experienced players can freely showcase their skills and take their sound to new places with this premium-quality electric.
With such elegant designs and an endless list of features at your disposal, it’s easy to see why guitar heroes such as Jimmy Page, Slash and Zakk Wylde wholeheartedly trust in the Epiphone Les Paul.
Sam Ash is an fully authorized Epiphone dealer so you can buy your Epiphone Les Paul with confidence knowing you will receive a factory-fresh, fully warranteed instrument. Plus we guarantee that you will get your Les Paul at the guaranteed lowest price - and we back that up before and after the sale. Fast, free shipping, too!
Need advice on choosing the right Les Paul electric guitar? You can check out our Les Paul Buyers Guide for an overview or you can call one of our Les Paul experts at 1-800-472-6274 between 9AM and 11PM EST. They can help you figure out which model Les Paul is best for you.