The Epiphone Les Paul Studio is a fantastic entry level guitar. The Epiphone Les Paul studio doesn't just look like a real Gibson Les Paul it actually shares many of the same exact building techniques thanks to the special relationship between Gibson and Epiphone. That means that even though there are plenty of guitars around that look like the Gibson Les Paul if you buy an Epiphone Les Paul Studio you can rest assured that you do own a real Les Paul!
Here's what Epiphone say about the Les Paul Studio
Epiphone's long and rich history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940's when Les, working late at night at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York City, created the world's first solid body electric guitar, better known as "The Log." Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. It was also Les' timely call to Gibson in the late '50s that saved the company for future generations when he encouraged friend and innovator Ted McCarty to rescue and Epiphone and bring the company into the Gibson family of instruments. “Epiphone always made a good guitar,” Les liked to say fondly.
The Les Paul Studio was an important innovation of Les Paul’s classic dream guitar. As the name implies, the Les Paul Studio was intended for studio musicians who desired a basic, unadorned Les Paul that weighed less than standard models. Introduced in the early ‘80s, the Les Paul Studio instantly became a favorite for Les Paul lovers of all ages. The Epiphone Les Paul Studio offers Les Paul fans a classic favorite that has lost none of its bite and can easily take on Les Pauls from any era.
- Body: mahogany
- Neck: Hand-set, mahogany
- Scale: 24.75"
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlay: Dot
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Pickups: Open Coil Alnico Classic Humbuckers
- Tailpiece: Locking Tune-o-matic/Stopbar