The Les Paul Standard 50s models are part of Epiphone’s new ‘Inspired by Gibson Collection’ and recreate the sound of 1950s era Les Pauls. Featuring a classic Mahogany Body with a Maple cap and Mahogany neck with long neck tenon. Powered by ProBucker humbuckers with 50s style wiring and CTS electronics.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s Electric Guitar Features
- Design and layout inspired by legendary the late 50s Gibson Les Paul Standards
- Solid Mahogany Les Paul body with Maple Cap
- ’59 Rounded Medium C Neck
- ProBucker humbucking pickups modeled after classic ‘50s Gibson PAF pickups for a vintage sound
- ProBucker-2 in the neck position, ProBucker-3 in the bridge position
- 50s-style wiring and CTS electronics
- LockTone ABR Tune-o-Matic Bridge
With a ProBucker-2 in the neck position and a ProBucker-3 in the bridge position, a wide variety of bold, heavy, and driven tones are at your disposal. This guitar can change character as well – the Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s can also bring the clean, shimmery, and round tones to your sonic color palette.
The engineers at Epiphone really put in tons of work researching and experimenting with these pickups, so they could hand-pick the right vintage tonal characteristics worthy of their original counterparts. The fine details have all been taken into account.
Epiphone’s long friendship with Mr. Les Paul began in 1940 when Les built one of the world’s first solid body electric guitars while working nights at the original Epiphone factory in Manhattan. Les’ first solidbody guitar, nicknamed “the Log”, would go on to inspire the Les Paul Standard, what many consider the greatest electric guitar ever made. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s guitar embodies spirit of the earliest designs and those painstaking builds.