Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Review

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My Review Of The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Electric Guitar

The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus is a guitar based on the legendary Gibson Les Paul, which is arguably one of the greatest electric guitars of all time. The Gibson version has been used by famous guitarists for half a century and continues to remain a mainstay used by some of the greatest guitarists to ever walk the planet including the likes of Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton. While the Gibson Les Paul has a sticker price of upwards of $5,000, the Epiphone is much more reasonable with the baseline model starting at about $200. The first thing that you notice about the Epiphone Les Paul is the fact that it looks like the Gibson and this guitar is stunning. In my opinion, the cherry sunburst Les Paul is the most beautiful guitar in the world and I own two, both an Epiphone (this model) and a Gibson.

While the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus, a mid range version of the Eiphone Les Paul costing about $550 bucks for the cherry sunburst version, does not sound quite as good as the Gibson, it does sound fantastic. It has a really rich, crisp sound that is wonderful. Holding it feels really good, you can feel the quality in the mahogany wood of the body, the knobs feel nice and sturdy, and the 22 fret rosewood fretboard is great; everything about this guitar is very very high quality. The differences between the Epiphone Les Paul and the Gibson Les Paul are not that extensive.

The Verdict

This is the best electric guitar under $1000 in my opinion and reviews by almost all industry professionals are nothing but glowing. It has all of the phenomenal traits that make the Gibson Les Paul one of the most legendary electric guitars in history at less than 1/4 the price.