But if you thoroughly examine the guitar prior to purchasing it, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of buying a faux Les Paul. I'll be honest and say this took my breath away somewhat. It plays and sounds amazing! Workmanship is excellent! Some Gibson pickups are designed with a more vintage sound in mind. Gibson uses higher-quality woods, and their tops are solid maple where the Epiphone has a thinner top, and often incorporates a veneer. Being at the point in my life that I could afford a new Les Paul.
This guitar is amazing! Mike Campbell still uses his, as does Jeff Lynne. When I met Seth Lover, he told me he was experimenting and had many different pickups laying on a bench plugged in. I picked this blurb up from Gibson;. Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro 1 of 8 customers found this review helpful.
I understand your concerns and have removed your original remarks. Epiphone has also done a great job of improving their switches, jacks and other hardware over the years. All Times are Eastern Daylight Time. It sounded amazing and played amazingly. Did research, heard tons of reviews and sounds on YouTube and decided that's what I wanted.
Several Studio models offer this in an all—mahogany body, but now the Les Paul Studio Faded with Maple Top adds this dense, hard wood top to the package for enhanced clarity and outstanding sustain, just like the original Les Paul Standards. Listen to guitar here- https: Gorgeous looks and playability, and the ease of handling in the low 3 kg range and lightweight! The neck pickup has been replaced with a double-white PAF from ' I haven't found an EQ setting that can make it sound bad. Will post Australia wide. Experienced pros also love gigging