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Default Gibson vs Epiphone Les Paul - 03-19-2014, 03:19 PM

This page is an overview, if you want a more indepth analysis, please visit Gibson vs Epiphone Les Paul on Gear Vault. Jack Smith spent a lot of time writing a the debate and added some videos of the two axes. It takes a keen ear to really tell the difference and I'm not so sure the audiance will hear the difference. Maybe they can, check out this post:

Gibson Les Paul - The Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus electric guitar has all the traditional features you expect from a Les Paul: mahogany body and set neck, figured maple top and a pair of Gibson’s awesome ’57 Classic humbucker pickups. The Plus on this guitar is the gorgeous, figured maple top—just the right touch on this iconic rock machine. One not-so-traditional improvement—the neck has been dressed by Gibson’s Plek machine, a computer-controlled robot that analyzes the neck, files the frets, and cuts the slots on the nut to a hundredth of a millimeter accuracy for optimal action and intonation without string buzzing.
Gibson Les Paul Standard Traditional Plus Electric Guitar Features:
  • Body Wood: Mahogany, non-chambered weight-relieved
  • Top wood: Figured maple
  • Scale Length: 24-3/4″
  • Neck Joint: Set-in
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Plek’d on Gibson Plek Machine
  • Neck Shape: ’50s rounded
  • Frets: 22
  • Nut Width: 1.695″
  • Fretboard Radius: 12″
  • Bridge: Nashville Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Pickup Bridge: ’57 Classic Plus humbucker
  • Pickup Neck: ’57 Classic humbucker
  • Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • Vintage speed knobs
  • Tuners: TonePros Kluson-style
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Binding: top and neck
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Price: $2299

Epiphone Les Paul - The Epiphone Les Paul Standard with plus top may be the best electric guitar in its price range. Two Alnico Classic humbucking pickups deliver big slabs of the fat, warm tones, transcontinental sustain, and deep, soulful distortion that made this guitar famous. Crafted with a solid mahogany body and flamed maple veneer over carved top, set mahogany neck with a slim-tapered neck profile, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard, cream body and fingerboard binding, and chrome hardware. Limited lifetime warranty.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Top Electric Guitar Features:
  • Solid mahogany body
  • Flamed maple veneer over carved top
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Slim-tapered neck
  • 22-fret rosewood fingerboard
  • 24-3/4″ scale
  • 1-11/16″ nut width
  • Alnico Classic humbuckers
  • Locktone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Cream body and fretboard binding
  • Chrome hardware
  • Price: $499

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