I love all of my 3 Epiphone Les Pauls as each has its own characteristic and distinctive tone and quality. The Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus solidbody electric guitar honors the years Les Paul spent with Epiphone in the late '30s and early '40s. I love the series/parallel options, in particular for clean sounds. Besides two Gibson Custom and three Gibson USA Les Paul guitars, my only Epiphone Les Paul is a Faded Cherry Burst 1960 Tribute Plus. The "Tribute" LP is an Epiphone Les Paul Standard with some differentiations that make it distinctive. In fact, you could say it wails. P-90 Single-Coil Pickups. The LP Tribute Plus takes the classic design of the Les Paul into the modern era with premium components not normally found on a guitar this affordable. rednefceleb Senior Member. But the Gibson '57 Classic pickup-equipped 1960 Tribute Les Paul gives me the most pleasing tone. At the opposite end of the spectrum from the Studio and Tribute Les Pauls, you'll find Gibson Custom Shop and top-shelf vintage Les Paul options. Les Paul Studio. $499.00. So the "Les Paul Tribute" you are seeing is likely a 2018 or earlier model -- note: I would grab the 2018 LP Tribute because it (likely) has the trapezoid fretboard markers instead of the 2019 Tribute's dots. As far as I can discover in my short search, Epiphone never made a "plain top" Epiphone Les Paul Tribute electric guitar. Reactions: 2 people. Epiphone Les Paul Tribute ‘Prizm’ Plus review Bright colours and brighter ideas offer this classic guitar a fresh twist £729; $849; By Jonathan Horsley 04 April 2019. But it’s not just all good looks on this Epiphone Tribute Plus, which we at Guitar Verdict see as Epiphone’s top of the line Les Paul (preferable in our opinion to the more expensive Ultra III). The Gibson Les Paul vs. the Epiphone Les Paul. Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Electric Guitar. New wiring, pots, caps, etc. 3 Finish Options . My next Epi Paul has got to be an Elitist. Lookin' @ FGN as well. Les Paul Prophecy. At this time my Epi hangs on the wall of my studio while all my Gibbys go out to play. It does have upgraded parts, Gibson 57/57+ pickups etc. Gibson.com: Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Gibson.com: Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO BTW, welcome aboard. Les Paul Classic. Got nothing at all against Epis, really. Age: 35 Posts: 170. From Jimmy Page to Slash, the guitar has been instrumental in shaping the sounds of rock and popular music since its release in 1953. Les Paul vs Les Paul vs Les Paul Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Risa Engel, Jul 10, 2020. udonsushi Senior Member. Of course, once you buy a Les Paul, you can always swap in new pickups and explore other options—just make sure you keep the original to maintain resell value. It is a looker to be sure. Tributes feature a solid Mahogany back with a solid, carved hard Maple cap with Flame Maple veneer to create the ultimate combination of warmth and bite. LEARN MORE. 4 Finish Options . The new 2019 line has a "Tribute" of the Les Paul Studio, SG Standard, Firebird, and LPJ -- with the Tribute line be a stripped down model. Pictured just to the right of the Gibson is the Epiphone Les Paul Standard, which clocks in at $499 (or $599 for the Standard PlusTop Pro). The burstbuckers sound great, it plays great and yes it looks great. 490 R/T Humbuckers. At the heart of the "Tribute" Les Paul is Great Design! The recent passing of guitar legend Les Paul, who, in many ways, made the music world the way it is today, left a hole in the guitar community that will never be filled.Epiphone, being part of Gibson almost since the beginning of time, had a long relationship with Les and has brought out the Les Paul Tribute Guitar to honor Les’ memory and the iconic guitar he helped to create. Okay, there may be some slight differences to my Gibson Les Paul Standard, especially the weight (the Epi feels lighter), but it is an amazing guitar. Epiphone also fits some of its signature guitars with aftermarket pickups, to meet the requirements of its artists. Go. Epiphone Les Paul Express Electric Guitar. But this guitar is not just about recreating the "old," it's also about looking ahead, just as Les himself continued to do throughout his lifetime. I also have a 2012 Gibby LP Studio [among others]. Les Paul Classic Worn. Here's my 2 cents worth. Most seem to center on the price difference, not the quality or sound. Les Paul Standard 50s. Our Verdict. 4 Finish Options . 3 Finish Options . A quick skim through the specifications reveals some very well selected upgrades, most notably the Gibson ’57 pickups which definitely deliver a superb tone. Shares. Now, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus honors Epiphone's friendship with Les by combining his classic design features with legendary Epiphone quality and value with the added power of Gibson USA '57 Classic humbuckers. LP-lover-1976 Senior Member. 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. You can purchase a Gibson Standard for around $2,500- $3,500. The Les Paul Tribute’s plain maple top has exposed edges that create a faux-bound effect . It is a very nice guitar for $600 especially including the case. Thanks Wayward for the Prophecy rundown. A quick Google search shows the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute is sold as a Plus Top style guitar only. A mahogany body, maple top and pair of 490 R & T humbucking pickups with Alnico II magnets provide classic tone, power and sustain. Tags: epiphone; gibson; les paul; studio; traditional pro; tribute; Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Jun 27, 2017 #1. waltschwarzkopf Tele-Meister. $699.00. As a new player, is it work the $1500 for a Gibson studio with 57's in it over the Epiphone Tribute with 57's in it? Actually, even with same pickups, the Gibson sounds a bit darker. The Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus is their best version of Les Paul. Body. Shop Now. Featuring a classic mahogany body with a maple cap, Grover® tuners, and powered by ProBucker™ humbuckers with CTS® potentiometers. $449.00. I believe that the main difference in amplified sounds is due to 300k pots used on the Gibson compared to the 500k used on the Epi. $499.00 . $649.00. Gibson Les Paul 50’s Tribute vs Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by waltschwarzkopf, Jun 27, 2017. Joined Nov 15, 2017 Messages 757 Reaction score 480. Previous Next. Yet again, this is a serious stab at providing players with vintage looks and playing feel at an affordable price. The Epiphone Tribute LP is hard to beat for flexibility. I bought mine about 9 months or so ago. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Tribute 1960 is one of the top-of-the-range models of the second Gibson brand. Or there’s always the Les Paul Express—a 22″ scale length travel version of the Les Paul—if you’re often on-the-go. $449.00. I think that the Tribute Plus is the best Epi Les Paul model made in China. Product Demos. While the Les Paul Special’s neck gets close to vintage spec, on the SG Epiphone has absolutely nailed it. Modern Les Paul Collection. Proudly Handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana by Gibson Acoustic Luthiers, the Made in the U.S.A. Epiphone Texan is built using a solid Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, with a Rosewood fingerboard and bridge. Dec 7, 2012 #7 Tanqueray said: The Tribute+ has some cool features the Standard+ Pro doesn't - Gibson pups, and a long neck … Les Paul Muse. The Les Paul™ Standard 60s models from Epiphone’s new Inspired by Gibson™ Collection recreate the sound of 1960s era Les Pauls. by Luka Osborne. Thought I'd ask here. Joined: May 17, 2017 Location: Zürich. Shop Now. A month has passed since I bought an Epiphone Les Paul 1960 Tribute Plus in Faded Cherry Sunburst. The Les Paul Tribute Plus models are prime examples of this; equipped with versatile ’57 Classic humbuckers. One of the smartest Les Pauls Epiphone has produced, offering plenty of Gibson flavour for a considerably lower price tag - and other finishes are available! Les Paul Special Tribute. Epiphone Les Pauls Epiphone 60's Tribute Plus vs. Prophecy models. A rounded maple neck profile and ultra-modern weight relief make the Gibson Les Paul Studio Tribute a pleasure to play. The instrument on the left is perhaps the most recognizable guitars in the guitar community: the Gibson Les Paul Standard. I put lots of mods [$$$] into it. Gibson can cost as much as seven times higher than the Epiphone Les Paul. Joined Oct 17, 2010 Messages 217 Reaction score 8. The Epiphone Les Paul "Tribute" Plus honors that relationship by combining "as good as it gets" performance and features with legendary Epiphone quality and value. Joined Jun 11, 2012 Messages 404 Reaction score 176. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard features neither a mahogany nor a maple top like the Gibson. There’s also the Les Paul Tribute Plus, sporting an AAA Flame Maple top, Gibson USA ’57 Classics humbuckers with series/parallel switching, and wild color options. $899.00. I own an Epiphone LP Tribute Plus. Additionally it comes with a solid maple top instead of a veneer as in the common models. 1 of 2 Go to page. The sales guy also showed me a honey burst Gibson LP tribute. 3 Finish Options . It does have a very slender '60s neck. Next Last. $999. I've read some on the web about the differences, pro & con. Custom Shop and Vintage Options. 3 Finish Options . However it is still not comparable to a good Gibson Les Paul IMHO. Risa Engel, Jul 10, 2020 #1. Thread starter udonsushi; Start date Oct 17, 2010; 1; 2; Next. I know you'll make the right choice. Les Paul Modern Figured . The mahogany body is also weight relieved. Upgraded from the recent Les Paul Studio Tribute, the new Les Paul Tribute model features crowns rather than dots and covered rather than uncovered humbuckers, while you also get the chunkier strap buttons that Gibson has used extensively of late. The Les Paul Tribute Plus also features Epiphone’s famous built-to-last hardware and electronics including a U.S. Switchcraft 3-way toggle, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, Epiphone StrapLocks, 16:1 ratio premium Grover locking tuners, and a premium hardshell case. 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