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 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.
The Les Paul guitar is synonymous with Rock and Roll. No other guitar delivers the power, playability, sustain and the tone of a Les Paul. If it’s got Les Paul’s signature on the headstock, it’s the real thing…beware of limitations!
The Epiphone Les Paul Studio features a solid mahogany body which forms the basis for the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a “real” Les Paul. Like all Epiphone Les Pauls, the Epiphone Les Paul Studio features a 14 degree headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for more sustain and less tuning hang-ups caused by “string-tree” gadgets. A rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays complete the classic Les Paul Studio look. A hand-set mahogany neck delivers outstanding string to body resonance while medium jumbo frets add to the smooth and sustained tone and superb playability.
Alnico Humbuckers and the Les Paul Sound
A pair of open Alnico Classic Humbucker Pickups are the conduit between guitar/strings and amplifier and are the soul of the legendary Les Paul Studio sound, delivering a vintage vibe with rich warm tones. When winding their humbuckers, Epiphone utilises a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation, free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the specialised wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, it’s again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for their pickups including ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.
Legendary Epiphone Hardware
The Epiphone Les Paul Studio features a locking Tune-o-matic™/StopBar fully adjustable bridge. After 50 years the Tune-o-matic™/StopBar pair have become a classic design. Not known to rest on their laurels, Epiphone have updated their patent-pending design with auto locks securing the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed for improved sustain!
The Epiphone Les Paul Studio uses 1″ diameter potentiometers for better “throw”, longer life, and reliable service. All-metal toggle switches with rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance have also been utilised. Epiphone’s proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability and Grover® machine heads offer exceptional stability and long life.
EPIPHONE LES PAUL STUDIO FEATURES
– Classic mahogany Les Paul design
– Light weight
– Open coil Alnico Classic™ humbuckers
EPIPHONE LES PAUL STUDIO SPECIFICATIONS
– Body material: Mahogany
– Neck material: Mahogany
– Finish: Worn Cherry
– Body-Neck join: Set-in
– Scale Length: 24.75”
– Fingerboard material: Rosewood
– Fingerboard Inlays: Dot
– Nut Width: 1.68”
– Pickups:Open Coil Alnico Classic Humbuckers
– Tailpiece: Locking Tune-o-matic™/Stopbar