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Epiphone Les Paul "TRIBUTE" Plus Outfit with Gibson ’57 Classic Pickups Includes Case, Black Cherry

Post on 2017-01-24

Color:Black Cherry | Style:Guitar

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Color:Black Cherry

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As good as it gets! Epiphone’s history with Les Paul dates back to the 40’s when Les Created the world’s first electric guitar at the Epiphone plant in New York. This guitar is a tribute to Les, and his long association with Epiphone

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Epiphone Les Paul “Tribute” Plus

Featuring Gibson USA ’57 Classic Humbuckers

Epiphone’s long friendship with innovator Les Paul dates back to the late ’30s and early ’40s when Les, working at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York City, created one of the world’s first solidbody electric guitars, “The Log.” Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. Now, the Epiphone Les Paul “Tribute” Plus honors our friendship with Les by combining his classic design features with legendary Epiphone quality and value with the added feature of Gibson USA ’57 Classic Humbucker pickups.

Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Solid Mahogany back with carved hard Maple creates the ultimate combination of warmth and bite. View larger Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus ’57 Classic and ’57 Classic Plus are faithful replicas of the famous PAF Gibson humbuckers. View larger Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus The Les Paul “Tribute” Plus is loaded with premium add-ons. View larger

The Heart and Soul of A True Les Paul

The Epiphone Tribute Les Paul features a solid Mahogany back with a solid, carved hard Maple cap to create the ultimate combination of warmth and bite. The solid mahogany neck with a hand-fitted, glued-in neck-to-body joint extends well into the neck pickup cavity, creating maximum neck-to-body contact and acting almost like one continuous piece of wood. Combined with the Mahogany/Maple body, the result is a tribute to Les’ timeless guitar design with the sound that you can only get from a Les Paul. Color finishes include Black Cherry, Faded Cherry, Midnight Ebony, Midnight Sapphire, and Vintage Sunburst.

The Tone of Rock and Roll

Capturing all the power and nuances of the “Tribute’s” tonewoods is a pair of authentic Gibson USA ’57 Classic humbucker pickups. With their “Patent Applied For” decal on the base plate, the ’57 Classic and ’57 Classic Plus are faithful replicas of the famous PAF Gibson humbuckers created by Seth Lover that helped define the “Les Paul” sound. The ’57 Classic gives you a tone that is warm and subtle with full, even response that doesn’t hold back when you need that classic Gibson humbucker crunch. The ’57 Classic Plus is the perfect bridge pickup and mimics humbuckers from the late ’50s that often received a few extra turns of wire. This treatment gives the pickup a slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone. When combined, these humbuckers overdrive tube preamps to a smooth level of saturation without becoming overpowering. Both ’57s Classic humbuckers feature Gibson’s special Alnico II magnets, vintage enamel coated wire, nickel plated pole pieces, nickel slugs, maple spacers and vintage-style braided wiring.

But this Les Paul is not just about recreating the “old”, it’s also about looking ahead, just as Les himself continued to do throughout his lifetime. Using 4-conductor pickup wiring, Epiphone has added two push/pull tone pots to allow for series/parallel pickup switching. The result gives you a Les Paul with all the legendary sounds plus a huge palette of tonal possibilities at your fingertips.

Loaded With Premium Add-ons

Other upgrades include a USA Switchcraft 3-way toggle, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, Epiphone StrapLocks, 18:1 ratio premium Grover 106 Series Locking Rotomatic machine heads, and a premium hard case.

About Epiphone

Epiphone is one of American’s oldest and most revered instrument makers and since 1873, Epiphone has made instruments for every style of popular music. The name evokes both history and the spirit of invention. Epiphone has been an audible presence in every great musical era from the mandolin craze of the early 1900s to jazz age guitars of the 1920s. From swing-era archtops through post-war pop, jazz, R&B, and early rock n’ roll. From the “British Invasion” to heavy metal, punk, grunge, and thrash. And now, in the 21st century, new Epiphone technical breakthroughs such as the ProBucker pickup, series parallel switching, built-in KillSwitch pots, the Shadow NanoFlex and NanoMag pickup systems, and premier acoustic/electric guitars with the eSonic preamp have brought the historic name to a new generation.


Les Paul “Tribute” Plus at a Glance
  • Vintage deep-set glued in neck
  • Carved hard maple top
  • Gibson USA ’57 Classic Humbucker pickups
  • Push/pull series parallel switching
  • Locking Grover machine heads

Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus

I have been looking at the Les Paul style of guitars for a couple of years now and just couldn’t see spending $3000.00 for a Gibson Standard. Then I started looking at Epiphone Les Pauls but read a lot of negative reviews about the poor electronics that were used on their guitars. Then I saw this 1960 Tribute plus and after reading the specs on this thing I new that I had to have one. This one has genuine Gibson USA ’57 classic humbucking pickups that sound awesome, switchcraft toggle just like the ones used on Gibson Guitars, and Mallory 150 tone pots just like Gibson. But Epiphone went even farther by using Grover 16 to 1 ratio LOCKING tuners. If you have never used these tuners let me tell you they are first class all the way. I wish I had them on all my guitars. The finish on mine was flawless and it is a thing of beauty, I just love the Vintage Sunburst. The set up out of the box was a little high for my taste and the strings that came on it was not to my liking, so I cut them off and restrung with a set of Ernie Ball regular slinky pure nickel strings and lowered the action, It was easy to do. Now I have it nice and low and it plays like a dream with no fret buzz at all. The Ernie Ball strings made a great improvement on the sound too. And last but not least, it comes with a very nice hardshell case that just puts the icing on the cake. I am so glad that I bought this guitar instead of the stripped down Gibson. If you are looking for a Les Paul and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, or settle for a stripped down version of a great guitar, this is the best option. BUY IT you’ll be glad you did.2 Style Name: GuitarColor: Midnight Sapphire Blue I have been playing for more than 20 years, and 10 years ago i got my first epiphone les paul, a black standart one. It was decent guitar, i believed that all the epiphones were like mine, but one day i went to a pawn shop and i saw a 1994 cherry sunburst one with the birdseye mapple top. When i tried it i felt in love, it was amazing!!!!! the weight was around 10 lbs, the neck was very confortable and the sound very fat, bright and rich in sustain. I compared it against several gibsons standarts and classics and my epiphone 94 always seemed to be as good as the gibsons. Why this whole story? Because two years ago i moved to another city and i had to sell it. Since then, i have been looking for an epiphone les paul as good as the one i had. I live now two blocks away from a guitar center, i went there every week, i tried hundreds of epiphones and no one was enough for me. Finally this one showed up!!!This guitar is amazing, im not going to talk about the pickups and the other stuff, im talking about the sound, this guitar is heavy, this guitar has strong sustain, is confortable, and the finish is perfect. If you want to buy an excellent les paul for an affordable price this is the one.5 Style Name: GuitarColor: Faded Cherry First off, I’ll be honest that I’m not exactly a world-class guitar player. I noodle around a lot, but no one’s going to confuse me with Slash (even if I wear a top hat). That said, this guitar is an amazing value that’s pretty well unmatched in the Epiphone line (and probably up into the cheaper Gibsons). I’m coming to this guitar by way of an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Silver Burst and I have to say I MUCH prefer this guitar to my prior.The neck is a Slim Profile that’s more of a “D” shape than the standard Les Paul asymmetrical “C” shape. That means it’s a lot slimmer for those of us who don’t have long alien fingers. It plays fast and mine came set up wonderfully from the factory. Tuners are Grover locking tuners that stick up off of the peghead a little more than I’d like, but I guess that’s part of the Grover locking design.The guitar features real Gibson ’57 (PAF) Classic humbucker pickups. They’re not some Epiphone pups that sound remotely like Gibsons, they are REAL Gibson pickups. This right here makes this thing worth it. The pickups can be coil-tapped using push-pull knobs. All the wiring and pots also appear to be Gibson.Mine’s a “Faded Cherry Sunburst” that really needs to be seen to believed. It has a gorgeous flame maple top with a flawless finish on it. The lack of a pickguard shows off the top. Gold speed knobs round out the good looks.It all comes in an Epiphone genuine hard shell case.Oh, and it comes with quite possibly the worst amp hookup cable on the planet… not that I even expected it to come with ANY cable, but the one they include is truly horrible.
1 Style Name: GuitarColor: Midnight Ebony This is must have, with the clean tones of the single coil to the crunchy humbuckers. Bought the Trans-Black Plus and took it in for a professional set up, polished the frets (needed) and lowered the stings. This plays like a dream, have to stop because my finders are sore, so thought I would write this review. The pro that did the set up could not believe it was an Eip, he said it was one of the best guitars he had seen. Then I told him what I paid, he flipped and said that he has seen Gibson’s at $3,000 that were not as nice.Now selling one of my other guitars to make room for this one / I have a feeling it is going to be my NUMBER 1.