The Epiphone Les Paul Studio from the ‘Inspired by Gibson Collection’ is the modern version of the 80s classic originally intended for players seeking the classic Les Paul sound with no frills and less weight. Featuring Epiphone-designed Alnico Classic Open-Coil humbuckers and world class Grover machine heads.
Epiphone Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Features
- Solid Mahogany Les Paul body with Plain Maple Veneer
- Modern Weight Relief
- Slim-Taper Neck with Pau Ferro fingerboard
- Alnico humbucking pickups in open-coil layout
- 'Alnico Classic’ pickup in the neck position
- ‘Alnico Classic Plus’ pickup in the bridge position
- LockTone Tune-o-matic Bridge
The Epiphone Les Paul Studio is equipped with a pair of Alnico humbuckers, the Classic and the Classic Plus. These take the core template of an Epiphone ProBucker and kick up the output with even more presence in the mids and highs due to the Alnico-V magnets that are wound hotter.
With an Alnico Classic in the neck position and an Alnico Classic Plus in the bridge position, the Epiphone Les Paul Studio will channel the vibe of vintage-style Gibson PAF pickups, but with a twist. You’re getting an even hotter output with a reinforced higher end, which guides the tonal palette in a bit more of a modern direction. The Classic Plus adds a bit more punch than the Classic, so you’ll be able to mix-and-match when you the engage different settings of the 3-way Epiphone toggle switch.
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.
The Les Paul has dominated the guitar landscape for over 60 years and the Epiphone Les Paul Studio is the next wonderful instrument in this amazing guitar lineup! It is a beacon of consistency, looks great, plays great, and is an incredible value, checking all necessary boxes required for a trusty guitar that is equally at home in the recording studio and in live performance settings.