Epiphone continues its long history of innovation with the introduction of the 1956 Les Paul Standard PRO featuring Epiphone's P-90 PRO pickups made to the original specifications of vintage P-90s including bobbin shape, 18% nickel/silver base and Elektrosola wire. The 1956 Les Paul Standard PRO packs a powerful punch with classic P-90 tone to the bone.
Classic Les Paul Features:
The Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Standard PRO features a solid mahogany body with a maple veneer top that delivers the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a real Les Paul. The 1956 PRO has single ply cream binding on the top for a beautiful vintage look. Like all Epiphone Les Pauls—unlike cheap imitations—the Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Standard PRO features a 14 degree angled headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for longer sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by string-tree gadgets. The mahogany neck has a 24.75 scale with a 12 radius and features a beefier 1950s Rounded C profile with a glued-in neck joint for lifelong stability. The rosewood fingerboard comes with pearloid trapezoid inlays, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.68 nut, and cream binding.
Epiphone P-90 PRO Pickups:
The Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Standard PRO now features P-90 PRO pickups for that one-of-a kind vintage Les Paul sound. Epiphone P-90 PRO pickups feature Alnico V magnets, the same magnets used in sought-after vintage Les Paul with P-90s from the early 1950s. Alnico V magnets provide a rich, warm tone with a sparkling high end and a solid low end which makes the 1956 Les Paul Standard PRO one of the most versatile guitars around. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for its PRO pickups, including ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets, and the finest magnet wire available.
The Epiphone 1956 Les Paul Standard PRO features Epiphone’s legendary rock-solid hardware including a LockToneTM Tune-o-matic fully adjustable bridge and a Stopbar tailpiece. And now, Epiphone’s updated, patent pending design auto locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed for that one-of-a-kind Les Paul sustain. The 1956 Les Paul Standard PRO also uses 1 diameter potentiometers for better throw, longer life, and reliable service. And the all-metal toggle switch uses rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance. Epiphone’s proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability and Epiphone's Deluxe 18:1 ratio machine heads making tuning easy and reliable.
Epiphone Peace of Mind :
Like every Epiphone, the 1956 Les Paul Standard PRO features a Limited Lifetime Warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service. History repeats itself—only better--with the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO.