Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s Review!
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s brings you the all of the classic Les Paul vibes without breaking the bank!
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s models are here to recreate the sound of 1950s era Les Pauls at an affordable price. With their classic Mahogany body, Maple cap, and Mahogany neck with long neck tenon, this should definitely be on your radar if you're in the market for an affordable Les Paul. Also, these are powered by ProBucker humbuckers with 50s style wiring and CTS electronics. Scroll below to see some hi-res photos of the model from Epiphone!
Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s Specs
- Body Type: Solidbody
- Body Shape: Les Paul Standard '50s
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top Material: Maple
- Body Finish: Gloss
- Color: Heritage Cherry Sunburst
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: '59 Rounded Medium C
- Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Material: Indian Laurel
- Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Trapezoids
- Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Nut Width: 1.693"
- Nut Material: GraphTech
- Bridge/Tailpiece: LockTone ABR Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
- Tuners: Vintage Deluxe 18:1 ratio
- Neck Pickup: ProBucker-2 Humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: ProBucker-3 Humbucker
- Controls: 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch
Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s Tone
The ProBuckers on these guitars feature the same Alnico II magnets you'll find in the vintage PAF humbuckers. You'll find a full tone on the warmer side, with crystal clear highs and just the right amount of low end presence. The slightly overwound ProBucker-3 in the bridge rewards you for putting the gain on ten, but keeps things articulate. Sustain is no problem with this pair of pickups, just like the Les Paul's of old!
Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s Feel
With the Epiphone Les Paul 50s models, you'll get a '59 rounded medium C-shape profile. These feel comfortable in our hands, and make chords and long scale runs an easy task. A bound Indian Laurel fretboard features a traditional 12" radius with 22 medium jumbo frets, a happy medium for alternating between chords and scales.
Why We Like It
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s model keeps with all of the vintage Les Paul vibes without breaking the bank. From the looks, to the sound and feel, you'll get a feeling of authenticity whenever you pick one of these up.
You Might Also Consider
The Les Paul Standard 60s is a great choice for those who want a slimmer "C" neck profile. This model features include an AA-grade flame maple top, mahogany body, quality Grover tuners and ProBucker humbuckers with CTS pots!
Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s Price
$599.00 Retail at the time of this post. Pricing subject to change.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s Colors
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s model is available in Metallic Gold, Vintage Sunburst, and Heritage Cherry Sunburst.
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