Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO
Out of all of Les Paul’s many achievements; inventor, guitarist, and hit recording artist, Les is most beloved among musicians for inspiring the Les Paul Standard, the most sought-after electric guitar in the world. And now, the new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO gives the legend a fresh start with ProBucker-2™ and ProBucker-3™ humbucker pickups with coil-splitting a AAA flame Maple Veneer top, and exclusive new color finishes including Bourbon Burst, Dirty Lemon, and Translucent Black.
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 could “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 vintage and hard to find Les Paul Standards with hand wound humbuckers. But now, Epiphone gives you a chance to experience that one-of-a-kind tone at an affordable price with the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO with critically acclaimed ProBucker™ “PAF”-style pickups with coil-splitting, new exclusive colors, and a beautiful AAA flame Maple Veneer top for a vintage look along with all the modern features that players expect from Epiphone.
Like every Epiphone, the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. Be a part of history—Les Paul history!--today with the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO.
Classic Les Paul styling with AAA Flame Maple Veneer top
Epiphone ProBuckerTM pickups with coil-splitting
Ltd. Ed. Bourbon Burst, Dirty Lemon, or Translucent Black finish.
AAA Flame Maple Top and Classic Features
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. 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 Ltd. Ed. 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 fingerboard comes with pearloid trapezoid inlays, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.68” nut, and single ply cream binding.
Epiphone ProBucker™ Humbuckers with Coil-Splitting
The Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features Epiphone’s critically acclaimed ProBucker™ pickups for that one-of-a kind Les Paul sound. ProBucker™ 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 Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features a ProBucker-2™ in the neck position and a ProBucker-3™ in the bridge position. The ProBucker-3™ is slightly overwound to provide balance with the neck pickup and a bit of edge for lead work. ProBuckers™ emulate the sound of original “PAF” pickups which were hand-wound. Both the neck and bridge pickups on the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO also feature coil-splitting which is controlled by a push/pull volume control. Coil splitting allows players to literally “tap” into the pickup’s sound. Choose between a “single coil” sound by pulling “up” on the volume control or a “humbucker” tone by pushing the volume control to the “down” position. Or, mix and match for an infinite variety of pickup tones from single-coil bark to full humbucker bite.
When winding humbuckers, Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the 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 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.
Rock Solid Hardware
The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO features Epiphone’s legendary rock-solid all nickel hardware including a LockTone Tune-o-matic™ fully adjustable bridge and a StopBar tailpiece. The Translucent Black color finish features black hardware for a totally unique Les Paul. Epiphone’s updated, patent pending design auto locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed for improved sustain. The Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO also 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. And Epiphone’s proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability. The Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Plustop PRO stays in tune with world famous Grover™ 18:1 machine heads.
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material AAA Flame Maple Veneer
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape 1960's SlimTaper™; D profile
Neck Joint Glued In
Truss Rod Adjustable
Scale Length 24.75"
Fingerboard Material pearloid Trapezoid inlays
Neck Pickup Epiphone ProBucker-2™ ; 4-wire
Bridge Pickup Epiphone ProBucker-3™ ; 4-wire
Controls Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector
Neck Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-splitting
Bridge Pickup Volume with push/pull coil-splitting
Neck Pickup Tone
Bridge Pickup Tone
Binding Body Top - 1 ply (Cream)
Fingerboard - 1 ply (Cream)
Fingerboard Radius 12"
Frets 22; medium-jumbo
Bridge LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
Nut Width 1-11/16"
Hardware Nickel (Except TB color = black hardware)
Machine Heads Grover™ Tuners; 18:1 ratio