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Your Price: $259.00 CDN
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That trademark Les Paul shape in an economical package, including to open-coil Alnico V Humbucker pickups for great classic sound and the Tune-o-matic bridge/Stopbar tailpiece combo for sustain and that signature tone. No wonder it's our most popular model!


Pickups: 2-Open Coil HB's
Hardware: Chrome
Scale: 24.75"
Nut Width: 1.68"
Neck: Bolt
Neck Mat: Mahogany
FB/Inlay: RW/Dot
Body Mat: Basswood
Pretty good guitar.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreBurlington Ontario
It's very good for the price. Others in this range aren't as nice. I ended up getting a LP Custom though. Definitely go for that if you have the money. Otherwise, this is pretty great for the price!
Posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2015
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something to give up on1 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreAbbotsford British Columbia
This is a step above a starter kit guitar. If they could have made this any cheaper they could have. I've taken two of these apart and was not impressed either time with the quality or the sound and I've played a lot of good cheap guitars and can look beyond brand. the only 5 stars are from 11-15 year olds who played for a few weeks or months and it shows. The wiring is done poorly and may come undone at a moments notice so be ready with your wrench and other tools and be prepared for whatever part decides to fall off first. The parts are the cheapest you'll find in china on a site called echo bay. The guitar won't stay in tune to save it's life, the fret work is horrible and even plugging this guitar into your guitar gods amplifier and pedals won't save it, it'll still sound bad even if they play your favorite songs on it. you can blame the pickups, you can justify it doesn't sound good because it's not expensive enough but it's just a bad guitar. I've sanded down an SG special and it was like a jigsaw puzzle of different pieces of wood which is terrible for the sound. The amount of money you'll have to spend to make this guitar play the way the epiphones everyone is talking about you can practically buy 3 of these. Don't get these for a kid for christmas it'll ruin it, i'm saying this now because it's a month before the santa comes. For the 200 give or take you can get so many better guitars used. I would not recommend these to even my worst enemy.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 26, 2015
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poor quality0 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreBrampton Ontario
After a month of owning this guitar the wiring started falling apart and the pick up started shocking who ever played it overall a very poor quality guitar.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 19, 2015
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Not too bad at all0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreLondon Ontario
I got one last year. after I set the thing up right it plays great. I had to lower the bridge on mine quite a bit, and I still want to swap out the tuners on it. I tightened the neck down too because it would tremolo if I pulled on a chord too hard. It does sound good, and looks great, especially since I swapped out all the plastic for chrome parts.
Posted by Chris L on May 15, 2015
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Great Guitar ever played0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreWinnipeg Manitoba
This is a very good guitar, sounds golden, just like the real McCoy.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2014
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Amazing value!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreNorth York Ontario
Great guitar for an even better price. Definitely recommend!
Posted by Tess on Apr 17, 2014
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Closest StoreOshawa Ontario
the blurb says "alnico V" magnets in the pick-ups. the sticker on the actual pick-up on the actual guitar says " ceramic 8"....I guess the blurb is wrong. however, the guitar is an excellent value. plays like a dream, sounds great. the tuners can be dodgy on these so check out more than one. I had one made in '06 in China. this one's '13 and made in Indonesia. like 2 different guitars. the new one's seems better all around.
Posted by 4th liner on Mar 27, 2014
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Solid, cheap and sounds good3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreWaterloo Ontario
I bought one of these several years ago in Fredericton while my band was on tour. It has been used for practice, recording and gigging without changing a single component except the strings. It's still a solid player, sounds as good as (and often better than) a much more expensive instrument, never goes out of tune even if I abuse it (and I do) and I'm not afraid to ruin the finish like I might be with a guitar that cost 10 times as much. That actually hasn't been a problem either - mine is pretty much bomb-proof. After a while, there are a few fairly simple and inexpensive upgrades that will improve the overall quality of the guitar: - replace the nut with a slab of bone or graphite. If you're hearing buzzing or drone-y sounds when you play open strings, that's the cheap plastic/corian nut talking. Mine chipped and broke on the outside of the low E groove early on and it didn't cost much to get a new bone nut cut and installed. - the tuners are not bad but they're cheap and can become loose and rattly/buzzy. Consider a good set of tight-fitting sealed tuners if you start hearing buzzing from the headstock. - the tip of my toggle switch broke off, probably at a gig. Consider a hardshell case if you're going to be taking it to punk shows at seedy dive bars. - the stock Epiphone pickups are perfectly fine and sound great through a Marshall or equivalent. Seymour Duncans and other aftermarket brands sound better. That's just how it is, and why all the $2500 guitars have them and the cheap ones don't. Bottom line, this is a solid beginner's guitar, or a rocksteady workhorse for a player on a budget. Absolutely worth the investment.
Posted by Jeff on Jan 30, 2014
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My first guitar0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreBurlington Ontario
Excellent little guitar that I've been playing like crazy for about a year now, one thing I did even though Im new to the instrument is change out the pickups, once you do that, this guitar really sounds great, its a bit costly, but its definitely worth it, I would highly recommend this guitar to someone wanting an instrument
Posted by Eric on Dec 28, 2013
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Good For Beginners1 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreOshawa Ontario
This guitar is a perfect guitar for beginners. As a thirteen year old guitar player this guitar has served me well. Only "noticeable" problem I had was the high e string on mine sounds kind of weird.
Posted by Royce F. on Oct 2, 2013
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Great Bang For Your Buck1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreToronto Ontario
Decided to learn guitar at 30!! Grabbed this beauty and LOVE IT!! Don't know why I waited this long!!! Great product for the price. Great beginner guitar!!!
Posted by MICHdaMEANER on Apr 19, 2013
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Closest StoreFredericton New Brunswick
A very good guitar for beginners or to just casualy play. The input jack can have an issue with it not going back together properly. The tuner head can come very loose and cause bad vibration sounds as well. The bridge can slide off very easy as well. Other than that the guitar is solid and a good deal for your dollar
Posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2013
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Looks Great Plays Great0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreSurrey British Columbia
For the money this nice looking electric cannot be beat. Stays in tune with nice action. Sounds great with a monster Behringer or a small Vox amp. Great starter or suited for the experienced player wanting an inexpensive electric.
Posted by Kingsley on Feb 12, 2013
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Cannot believe it is this low cost1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreBurlington Ontario
I have played strats. les pauls and other high end guitars years ago. I wanted to just start playing again but nothing serious so i picked this guitar up for just a bit of fun at a low cost. Wow was i surprised i pound the crap out of this guitar and it gives me so much back. It is easy to play and good sound for the money (wish it was around a few years back) highly recommend for anyone starting out. Not the best quality but the best value.
Posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2012
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Epiphone Rocks better than I thought0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreCalgary Alberta
I kind of stole this guitar from my friend but i thought it wasnt going to be great considering the price and brand. iv been playing for 11 years and i know that for the most part you get what you pay for with guitars but this guitar is actually a very nice instument
Posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2012
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Awesome guitar0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreToronto Ontario
Just got it 2 weeks ago boy is it amazing. And trust me on this it looks better in store! Amazing guitar
Posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2012
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Entry Level Done Right0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreLondon South Ontario
I'm not a very experienced player, but for a small investment, this guitar will tell you if playing an electric is right for you. Easy action, stays in tune quite well. It lacks individual pickup volume/tone controls, and the high end and sustain aren't what I've experienced on more expensive guitars. Also, the nut on my jack fell off as well, but 10 minutes later I had it fixed. This is not a guitar you will want to play forever, but for less than $200 dollars, it goes a long way to helping you find out what kind of player you want to become.
Posted by Greg W on Oct 29, 2012
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les paul0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreWinnipeg Manitoba
this guitar is awesome for beginners and not beginners the tune does not go fast too! it looks great and sounds great.
Posted by lucan on Oct 6, 2012
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Great guitar2 of 2 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreSummerside Prince Edward Island
I have owned this guitar for five years, and have used nothing else since. And although I am now looking to upgrade, this is a great guitar. It is an exceptional entry-level guitar that will serve you well for years to come. Its tone can be rather limited at times. But tone doesn't matter when your learning. Also, over time it will fall apart. I have used it heavily over the past few years, and over time, the nut has falled out, the input jack has come loose, and my bridge pickup has fallen completely out. However, for a guitar of this price that is to be expected, and with enough creativity it can be fixed. This is not a guitar that you can use forever, eventually your skill level will outgrow the guitar, but it is still a very exceptional guitar and I could not ask for anything better for the price. I would stringly advise this guitar to anyone who wants to start learning, you will not be dissapointed.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2012
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Closest StoreNorth York Ontario
I wanted to buy the Jackson Guitars JS23 Dinky Electric Guitar w/ Gig Bag - Black because i tried it at my friend's house but the epiphone is better than jackson guitars so i bought it and thought it is awesome
Posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2012
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Closest StoreMarkham Ontario
I have this guitar I love it. It does not go out of tune very easily, It's my second electric guitar that I own but I use it A LOT!!!! I love it I love Epiphone one of my favorite guitar brands!!!!
Posted by Adam on Jun 18, 2012
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Great guitar0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreSaskatoon South Saskatchewan
I own this guitar, along with a number of others of supposed much higher quality (Les Paul Traditional, Fender Standard Tele and others) and while the build quality may be better in the other, I recognize that things have to be cheaper and corners cut to put out a guitar at this kind of price. The important thing is tone, and this guitar has it! Epiphone being a part of the Gibson family allows it to closely match their guitars to Gibson's, and while this isn't an LP Trad, it has marvelous tone, from clear, ringing highs to that really full, snarly humbucker rock. This guitar is really a sleeper - of much higher value than you pay for! I really love it!
Posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2012
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Closest StoreOshawa Ontario
just got it and love it
Posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2012
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great for starters!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreSaint John New Brunswick
this was my first guitar and it really kicks ass! i play mostly zeppelin, sabbath,iron maiden, and this guitar really puts out. It takes a while for it to get worn in but once it does you can just blare solos with it. i play it with my Marshall stack and i can get a really good blues rock -led Zeppelin- sound. i also have an awesome Ibanez but i stick with this when i play rock n roll and blues. overall this guitar is an amazing first guitar and i highly recommend it.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2011
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My first guitar0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
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Closest StoreSurrey British Columbia
i bought this guitar in trans black, about 6 months ago, and could not be happier. i mean now that im playing more songs, the guitar can contour to many different styles of playing. since this is my first guitar, i don't have anything to compare it to, but i highly recommend it, just make sure that if it is your first guitar(or not), then buy a decent amp. other than that, there isnt really much else. overall, the guitar is sturdy, lighter than the guitars i picked up before, responsive, comfortable to hold, and just like most guitars, fun to play.
Posted by j on Jun 13, 2011
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Closest StoreBurlington Ontario
It rocks!!! It really does!!!
Posted by D4nny on Apr 28, 2010
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