Les Paul Standard review by Epiphone

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (1,334 votes)
Epiphone: Les Paul Standard
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Price paid: $ 567

Purchased from: Klangfarbe, Vienna, Austria

Sound — 10
I mainly play rock, reinterpretations of pop songs, ballads and blues. At home I'm using a Hughes & Kettner Edition Blue 15DFX amplifier and I haven't been able to test it on a hugher amplifier yet. The sound is amazing compared to the guitars I played before. I bought the guitar because I tested it for various playstyles I have and it was simply the best overall guitar for me. Anyone who yet had the possibility of playing a Les Paul knows what I mean: The guitar applies every playstyle pretty well so in my oppinion it's a solid overall guitar in every aspect. You can do quite everyhting with it.

Overall Impression — 10
As already mentioned, I like digging into some old school and new school rock and ballads a lot. On the other side I like reinterpretations of pop songs I used to like when I was little and blues. The guitar just plays perfect in every aspect. I'm really thankful I picked this beauty over the other guitars I tested. I'm quite new into playing the guitar, I started half a year ago, but I play 6 hours a day. If this guitar was stolen and I would catch the thief, I'd kill him. Really. Nobody should steal a guitar, it's an instrument that brings joy to other people and people Who steal guitars are the worst. And yes, I would get the same one! I simply love the feeling of it and especially the chromed hummbucker pickups are great, since I used to play on single coil guitars till I got this one. I compared it to the Ibanez RG Series, Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster made in Mexico and to a Gibson SG and I think it was the most versatile guitar of those. That's why I prefered it over the others. I wish it had a Gibson name on it. I could not afford a real Gibson.

Reliability & Durability — 10
The guitar itself is massive and solid, so I figure it would withstand live playing easily. Since I replaced my strap buttons with more reliable ones, I can clearly say I would depend on this guitar.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Just perfect! Except for the strap buttons I mentioned before (but this might just be a problem of the strap I use).

Features — 9
The guitar was made in China, I guess it's a 2006 model. It has 22 frets, maple neck and a mahagony body with a light sunburst finish. The two chromed Hummbucker pickups are being regulated by four volume controllers and a treble/rhythm switch. I think the other reviews for this guitar give a pretty decent impression on what to expect and since I don't want to repeat facts you can obviously read in the other reviews, I'll skip this part. I just wanted to say that the strap buttons were quite small, or my strapholes being to big, just being too big to constantly slip out. I replaced them by security strapholders.

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    realic
    g-unitie wrote: to many reviews if you ask me.....plus you have to go original gibson les paul over the epiphone because you wont get as much respect without the origin of the guitar
    o kay buddy...im pretty sure respect doesnt come from what is written on the guitar....simply how well u play...i own a Epi, and with some adjustments is very comparable to the gibson... it all depends on the person (and how good the person is...if u are anyone except g-unitie)
    g-unitie
    to many reviews if you ask me.....plus you have to go original gibson les paul over the epiphone because you wont get as much respect without the origin of the guitar