#1
Hey Everyone,
I have an Entry level Epiphone Les Paul 100 and I want to trade it up for the $550 Epiphone Les Paul Standard.

I was at Sam Ash yesterday and played both, and the Standard definitely has a fuller, thicker sound.

Besides that, what are the key differences between the Les Paul 100 and the Standard?

Thanks,
Eric
#3
Standard:
■Mahogany body
■Maple veneer over carved top
■Alnico Classic humbuckers
■Chrome hardware
■Grover tuners
■24-3/4" scale
■1-11/16" nut width
■Set mahogany neck
■Slim-tapered neck profile
■Rosewood fretboard with trapezoid inlays
■Body/neck binding
■LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar tailpiece

LP 100
■Bolt on Mahogany neck
■Chrome hardware
■Mahogany body
■700T/650R open-coil humbuckers
■24-3/4" scale
■1-11/16" nut width
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#4
there is no bother with this thread the standard is sooooo much better, everything is better the 100 is a crap axe
#5
The Standard has a set-in neck, (slightly) better pickups, pickguard, better quality hardware, Grover tuners, trapezoid inlays + inlay on the headstock.
#6
A reule of thumb with Epiphones is to never get any model underneath the Studio.
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A reule of thumb with Epiphones is to never get any model underneath the Studio.
No, never get any model below a Standard.

However, I noticed someone up there mentioned the Standard having a 'Maple veneer over carved top'. This is actually wrong, or it at least gives the wrong implication. All Epiphone Standards and higher have carved, solid maple tops. However, the Standards get the ugliest pieces of maple. They then apply a nicer looking flame, quilt or plain maple veneer to the Standard Plus, Standard Quilt and Standard Plain Top versions of the guitar. So if the top looks like flame maple, quilt maple or it's got a transparent finish then yes, it will have a prettier veneer - but the carved top is still solid maple regardless. On Standard models which have a solid finish, it's still a full maple top, just it's lacking the pretty veneer since you can't see the wood anyway and there would be no point.
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No, never get any model below a Standard.

However, I noticed someone up there mentioned the Standard having a 'Maple veneer over carved top'. This is actually wrong, or it at least gives the wrong implication. All Epiphone Standards and higher have carved, solid maple tops. However, the Standards get the ugliest pieces of maple. They then apply a nicer looking flame, quilt or plain maple veneer to the Standard Plus, Standard Quilt and Standard Plain Top versions of the guitar. So if the top looks like flame maple, quilt maple or it's got a transparent finish then yes, it will have a prettier veneer - but the carved top is still solid maple regardless. On Standard models which have a solid finish, it's still a full maple top, just it's lacking the pretty veneer since you can't see the wood anyway and there would be no point.


I've heard decent things about the Studio. However I MIGHT be mixing it up with Gibsons, where you shouldn't get a Les Paul below a Studio...
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^Probably, I'd buy a gibson studio but not an epi studio.
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#10
A Epiphone Les Paul Custom in on par if not probably al ittle better then a Gibson Les Paul Studio model, atleast thats what i thought when i played them.
#11
my epi studio is as good as a standard.

maybe they changed them a lot since i bought mine.
maybe 5 years ago? i forget how long.

in this case, ts, stick with the standard, also check out high end model agile guitars on rondomusic.com
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Standard.

But to be honest, look into other brands. You'll tire of the epiphone stock pickups quickly.
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my epi studio is as good as a standard.

maybe they changed them a lot since i bought mine.
maybe 5 years ago? i forget how long.

in this case, ts, stick with the standard, also check out high end model agile guitars on rondomusic.com


Yeah Jenny I was thinking of you when I said that...
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yep, that's old school for ya.
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