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Les Paul Tribute Plus
Epiphone's long friendship with innovator Les Paul dates back to the late '30s and early '40s when Les and fellow guitarists such as Charlie Christian and George Barnes were at the forefront of jazz guitar. Epi Stathopoulos and Les were good friends and Epi would let Les use the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City at night after hours to experiment on guitar and pickup designs. This also was the era when Les, inspired by the stinging sustain heard in electric steel guitars, began dreaming of making a solidbody guitar. He built his first, the legendary "Log," at the Epi factory in 1941. 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 power of Gibson USA '57 Classic humbuckers.

The Heart and Soul of a True Les Paul
The Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus features a solid mahogany back with a solid, carved hard maple cap with single ply-cream binding for the ultimate combination of warmth and bite. The solid mahogany neck is hand-set into the body using a deep-set, glued-in joint which extends into the pickup cavity, creating maximum neck-to-body contact and acting almost like one continuous piece of wood. The result is a tribute to Les's timeless guitar design and the original Kalamazoo factory's historic Les Pauls, which today are the most sought-after vintage guitars in the world. The bound mahogany neck features a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, a 14" radius, a 1.68" nut and mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays. Color finishes include Black Cherry, Faded Cherry, Midnight Ebony, Midnight Sapphire and Vintage Sunburst.


The Tone of Rock and Roll
The Les Paul is known as the king of solidbody guitars thanks to its powerful humbucker pickups and our Les Paul Tribute Plus features the best humbuckers you can find without building your own time machinea Gibson USA '57 Classic in the neck position and a Gibson '57 Classic Plus at the bridge. The '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus humbuckers are faithful replicas of the legendary Gibson PAF humbuckers invented in the mid-'50s by Seth Loverdown to the "Patent Applied For" decal on the base plate. The '57 Classic gives you the warm tone and subtle response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic Gibson humbucker crunch! The '57 Classic Plus is the perfect bridge pickup for lead work and mimics humbuckers from that era that were handwound and often received a few extra turns of wire. This treatment gives the pickup a slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone. Classic humbuckers overdrive tube preamps to a smooth level of saturation without becoming overpowering. Both '57s 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 guitar 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 is a Les Paul with all the standard sounds plus a huge palette of tonal possibilities at your fingertips.

Hardware Built to Last a Lifetime
The Les Paul Tribute Plus 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 hard case.

Features
- Mahogany body with carved hard maple top
- Mahogany neck with 1960s SlimTaper "D" profile or asymmetrical combination "D" profile (bass side) and "C" (treble side)
- Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucker 4-wire and Gibson USA '57 Classic Plus humbucker 4-wire pickups in the neck and bridge
- LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and LockTone stopbar tailpiece
- Grover locking machine heads with 16:1 tuning ratio

Body
Species: Mahogany
Top: Hard Maple Cap with AAA Flame Maple Veneer
Binding: Cream
Adhesive: Premium Titebond

Neck
Species: Mahogany
Profile: 1960's SlimTaper Rounded D Profile
Truss Rod: Standard
Adhesive: Premium Titebond

Neck Fit
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Premium Titebond
Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .015"

Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood
Frets: 22 Jumbo
Radius: 12"
Scale Length: 24.75"
Binding: 1-ply Cream
Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Trapezoids

Nut
Material: Imitation bone
Width: 1.68"

Headstock
Type: Classic Clipped Dovewing
Logo: Classic '60s Kalamazoo-era Mother-of-pearl "Epiphone" Logo with Scripted "Les Paul Model"
Truss Rod Cover: Black/White Plastic with "Les Paul 1960 Tribute Plus" Silkscreen

Tuners
Model: Locking Grover Machine Heads
Plating: Nickel
Tuning Ratio: 16:1

Bridge
Type: LockTone Tune-o-matic
Plating: Nickel

Tailpiece
Material: LockTone Stopbar
Plating: Nickel

Hardware
Knobs: Gold Speed Knobs; Black Speed Knobs on Midnight Ebony
Toggle Switch Washer: Cream with Black Silkscreen
Pickup Mounting Rings Cream
Strings: .010 - .046, Swedish Steel "hex" Core
Strap Buttons: Epiphone StrapLocks, Nickel Plated

Pickups
Neck Position: Gibson USA '57 Classic Humbucker (4-wire) (Alnico II)
Bridge Position: Gibson USA '57 Classic Plus Humbucker (4-wire) (Alnico II)

Electronics
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 2 Push/Pull Tone Controls
Coil Wiring: Hand-soldered and Machine Wound
Toggle Switch: Switchcraft 3-way Pickup Selector All-Metal toggle switch and Mallory-150 Tone Capacitors
Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"

Finish
Sealer: Polyurethane

My favorite toy.3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
I ordered this from L&M it took a month but we'll worth the wait. I Opened the box then popped the case open and wow! For me this is my best guitar I have a 500 dollar strat that I like but this guitar sounds so good in comparison the color is awesome be ready for a heavy guitar but once you get used to it It just seems to come together I really like these pickups they have a nice growl to them melts the brain just nice, I bought this guitar for just under 800 now it's worth more I see, this is lots of guitar for the money best spent money in my opinion. I chose the sapphire blue and was not sorry, what a gorgeous color! And plays real nice sounds real good with Less Paul strings stays in tune so good never really needs to be tuned too often I love my new toy.
Posted by James on Aug 6, 2016
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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
This guitar is just awesome I got mine in sapphire blue and Love to just pull it out of the case to look at it. I have not had any issues with it other than the strings I put les Paul strings and meh! I should have used Earnie Ball super slinkys. This guitar plays so dirty and the cleans are nice. the pickups are real noticeable compared to my strat which is hum single hum configuration but all stock the Gibson 57's are just so dirty the distortion is where I live with this guitar, for the money you will find no better guitar with all the hardware and case If you do not own one or not a Epi fan you Will like this one it's hard not too. One of Epiphone's better guitars I own three an acoustic a bass and this one. My best guitar!
Posted by James on Dec 1, 2015
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amazing guitar4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
This guitar is amazing wouldn't trade it for anything
Posted by seth on Jul 24, 2015
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Epiphone Les Paul 1960 Tribute Plus6 of 7 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBedford, Nova Scotia
My wife got me this guitar for Xmas 2012. Its Midnight Sapphire blue colour is too sexy. I get comments on it everytime I unleash it from its case. I agree with the others, this is a lot of guitar for the buck. It sounds incredible. My guitar teacher owns a Gibson SG an often comments how nicer this guitar sounds compares to his. Wish the slim neck profile, my hands fit easily around it allowing me to move effortlessly up and down the fretboard. The col tapping tone knobs is another major plus. The lst of Pros just keeps going. My only complaint which is cosmetis and very minor is one of my trapezoid inlays has a corner missing and it was inlaid into the neck as is, instead of replacing it. But thats no biggie as you hardly notice it. I definitely recommend this guitar to anyone wanting a true gem of a guitar without paying thousands of dollars. Its my go to electric, and it stays in tune like a champ.
Posted by Joe on May 5, 2013
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I am shocked5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
After 2 really poor previous experiences buying Epiphone guitars, I never thought I'd go back again. But plain and simple, this is one of the best electric guitar bargains on the market. Authentic Gibson 57's, good build quality, a nice neck, great sound, a hardshell case, and a happy buyer. Never say never for Epiphone, this is really HUGE bang for the buck. Priced way lower than it potentially could be.
Posted by DJ on Dec 14, 2012
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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
Just picked this up in Black Cherry,It's the nicest looking Les Paul I've ever seen. The quality & workmanship is first rate,I mean flawless. Sounds great,plays great.I think it's the best LP in Epi's line-up.It's a heck of a lot of Guitar for the money.Trust me...BUY IT! The only negative thing I can say is the Epi straplocks suck & the strings are not to my liking. For me thats not a problem,I use a Planet Waves strap w/built in strap locks and its great.Also I will change the strings to Ernie Ball super slinky's. Glad I bought it.FANTASTIC GUITAR!
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