Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus O/F Midnight Satin


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

Manufacturer: EPIPHONE
Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus O/F Midnight Satin
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