The Epiphone Limited Edition Exclusive Les Paul Plus Top Pro
now features Pro-Bucker Pickups with coil-tapping! Out of all of Les Paul's many achievements-inventor, guitarist, hit recording artist-Les is most beloved among musicians for his Les Paul Standard, one of the most sought-after guitars in the world. And now, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO gives the legend a fresh start with ProBucker-2 and ProBucker-3 pickups with coil-tapping, a AAA flame maple veneer top, and beautiful color finishes.
Epiphone Limited Edition Exclusive Les Paul Plus Top Pro Features:
Epiphone Pro-Bucker Humbuckers with Coil-Tapping
- AAA Flame Maple Top and Classic
- Solid mahogany body with AAA flame maple veneer top that delivers classic tone and sustain
- 14 degree angled headstock
- 24.75 inch scale mahogany neck has a 12 inch radius with a 60s SlimTaper ‘D’ profile glued-in neck joint
- Perloid trapezoid inlays on the rosewood fingerboard
- 22 medium-jumbo frets
The Epiphone Limited Edition Exclusive Les Paul Plus Top Pronow features Pro-Bucker pickups for that one-of-a kind Les Paul sound. Pro-Bucker pickups feature Alnico II magnets, the same magnets used in sought-after vintage PAF humbuckers. Alnico II magnets provide a rich, warm tone with a sparkling high end and a solid low end.
The Limited Edition Les Paul Standard Plus Top Pro features a Pro-Bucker-2 in the neck position and a Pro-Bucker-3 in the bridge position. The Pro-Bucker-3 is slightly overwound to provide balance with the neck pickup and a bit of edge for lead work. Pro-Buckers emulate the sound of original PAF pickups which were hand-wound with a few extra turns of wire. Both the neck and bridge pickups now also feature coil-tapping, controlled by a push/pull volume control, allowing players an infinite variety of pickups sounds from single-coil bark to full humbucker bite.
When winding humbuckers, Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation, free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, it is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for its pickups, such as ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.
Hardware to Last a Lifetime
The Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition Plus Top Pro features Epiphone's legendary rock-solid hardware including a LockTone 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! This also results in improved sustain.
The Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition Plus Top Pro uses 1 inch diameter potentiometers for better ‘throw,’ longer life and reliable service. Epiphone's all-metal toggle switches use 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 Grover 14:1 machine heads to ensure tuning stability and long life.