In a more affordable boltneck version the Les Paul-100 from Epiphone incorporates all the major features of a Les Paul. You will love that the body is a little thinner than LP Studio’s or Standards for a lighter, comfortable feel. It comes with a carved-top Mahogany body that has a Mahogany neck with Rosewood fingerboard. And with a set of hot 700T and 650R open-coil Humbucker pickups you will get great classic LP tone – Each with separate tone and volume controls. Plus, it comes with 500K Ohms potentiometers, heavy-duty 3-way pickup selector toggle switch and non-rotating heavy duty output jack.
Epiphone Les Paul also features Chrome hardware including the Epiphone LockTone™ locking Tune-o-matic bridge and Stop-bar tailpiece for increased sustain to to give you an even better value.
This is what one of the happy Epiphone Les Paul owners have to say:
“I believe that the Greek Muses dropped this guitar from the heavens, and placed it in that store for me to pick up and play. It shreds like a monster, yet croons beautifully- try playing Santana on this puppy. You’ll be needing tissues. It works with all styles.
Also, don’t worry about damaging this thing. I whacked it real hard on accident and was afraid to look. Not a scratch. “
Epiphone Les Paul Features
All the features of a Les Paul but in a more affordable bolt-neck version. It features a slightly slimmer body for added comfort and hot open-coil Alnico-V Humbucking pickups on a carved top with individual pickup volume and tone controls.
Unlike cheaper designs, all Epiphones feature a 14-degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut and so you get more sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by “string-tree” gadgets.
Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures optimum performance. The pickup is first placed in the specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is put in place 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.
To increase reliability and ensure consistent performance, Epiphone’s proprietary output jacks feature an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel.
All Epiphones feature our all-metal, USA designed switches for reliable contact and longer life.
Fully adjustable, the tunomatic remains a classic after over 50 years. Unlike guitars fitted with tremolos, there are no tuning or re-stringing difficulties. Plus, tone and sustain are improved because all string vibrations are transferred directly to the guitar.
Epiphone is passionate about performance. That’s why their instruments use one-inch diameter potentiometers for better “throw,” longer life and reliable service.
For unequalled reliability as well as ease of service, Epiphone wiring harnesses feature quick-connectors.
- Pickups: 700T/650R
- Hardware: Chrome
- Scale: 24.75 inches
- Nut width: 1.68 inches
- Neck: Bolt, Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Dot
- Body material: Mahogany
- Top: Maple
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Finishes available: Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Vintage Sunburst