I upgraded to Gibson pickups and its close enough to the real thing for me.
I bought this guitar 6 years ago when i was just starting on electric, and I'll never get rid of it I got mine used for 0 with a hard case, perfect condition.
Apart from the signature Les Paul solid mahogany body and hand-set mahogany neck, the key defining features of this marvelous electric guitar are the pair of Alnico Classic Humbuckers, renowned for warm, robust sound, beautifully sustained by the specialized wax vacuuming technique that saturates and seals the entire body with wax twice, for ensuring zero bass response.
Aided by the premium quality Grover Machine Heads and a user-friendly Tune-o-matic bridge, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard can certainly be deemed as a legendary, mid-priced electric guitar model which is a class apart from many similar-priced competitors.
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And it sure would help to post some pics of it (headstock shot include). : 2006 Epiphone Ebony G400, 1997 Epiphone Cherry SG Junior, 2007 Epiphone Cherry Dot, 1996 Fender Black MIM Traditional Stratocaster, 2008 VM Squier Olympic White SSH Telecaster, 2011 Jackson Gun Metal Gray JS32R Dinky (FR), 2014 Gibson Fireburst Satin SGJ, 2014 Epiphone Wildkat, 2015 Xaviere XV-500 Trans. Codtone Pedals from OZ......................................." Ya'll remove hats, please "...................................Really heavy duty and can take a beating, but it is heavy.After 40 mins of standing playing my shoulder hurts a bit, but a wider strap could also help that.In fact, the very reason for Epiphone Les Paul Electric Guitars continuing to reign the market of premium guitars despite having been around for more than 50 years, is their sheer class, elegance and unmatched quality.: 2006 Epiphone Ebony G400, 1997 Epiphone Cherry SG Junior, 2007 Epiphone Cherry Dot, 1996 Fender Black MIM Traditional Stratocaster, 2008 VM Squier Olympic White SSH Telecaster, 2011 Jackson Gun Metal Gray JS32R Dinky (FR), 2014 Gibson Fireburst Satin SGJ, 2014 Epiphone Wildkat, 2015 Xaviere XV-500 Trans. Green, 2015 Red Flamed G&L Ascari GTS, 2016 Lake Placid Blue Fender Standard Telecaster, 2016 Gibson T LP Studio Faded Fireburst,2017 Fender Standard Plus Top HSS Tobacco Burst, 1985 George Washburn Dreadnought, 2014 Washburn WD10 SCE Acoustic/Electric, 2005 Ibanez Trans-Blue Burst GSR200 FM Bass VOX AD30VT, Fender Super Champ XD, Orange Micro Terror, Peavey Valve King II Micro Head , Quilter Toneblock 200, Hughes & Kettner Tubmeister 18 Head, Marshall DSL 15H, Bugera Infinium V22, Acoustic B100 Bass Combo, Guitardater would be great if they would update the serials that it recognizes. Motor City Pickups...................................... .................................." I hate it when people compare god with jimmy page, I mean, he's good and all, but he's no jimmy page."..................................Players like Jimmy Page, Slash, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Alex Lifeson and countless others have loved the unique look and tone of the classic that Les Paul created years ago.And now, you too can experience the Les Paul Standard at a price that won't break the bank!SPECIFICATIONS Body: mahogany Neck: Hand-set, mahogany Scale: 24.75 Fingerboard: rosewood Fingerboard Inlay: Trapezoid Nut Width: 1.68 Neck Pickup: Alnico humbuckers Bridge Pickup: Alnico Classic humbuckers Tailpiece: Locking Tune-o-matic Stopbar Machine Heads: Grover Finish: ebony (EB) Left Handed (EB) I'm playing this guitar completely stock and it is, it its own right amazing.One of these days I'm going to get around ton changing the pots and what not to what I like, but for a guitar its price, you can't go wrong.It looks so pretty, plays nice, and the tone is pretty good.I had a Squire Stratocaster before this, and for about the same money, this is a much better guitar to play and sounds better in my opinion, but thats a relative opinion.