Epiphone LP-100 Les Paul Electric Guitar, Ebony
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- 700T (bridge) and 650R (neck) humbuckers
- Rosewood fretboard
- 24.75-inch scale
- Mahogany body and Maple top
- Neck: Bolt, Mahogany
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Epiphone LP-100 EB, electric guitar, Les Paul, mahogany body, maple top, bolt on mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard, 22 thomann frets, 2 humbucker pickups (700T und 650R), scale lenght 628 mm, nut width 42 mm, chrome hardware, color: ebony.
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The action was a little high in the guitar I received, was almost in tune though. But I lowered the action by adjusting at the Tune-O'matic Bridge very easily.
Comment after one year:
A very nice guitar for the price. But the most often used fret wires (for string bending) are getting worn (even at a very low rate though. Sure its not going to affect the playability for next 2 years).
Perfect Tone and playability for the price. But if you pay more, you may get more durable product (simple theory).
For this price, you MAY NOT get better than this from any other guitar brands.
I chose this guitar after going through 7-10 guitars and the moment I held it in my hands, I knew it was the one. For all the guitars I played, I tried to weigh the pros and cons, look for imperfections in the finish, fret job, feel and tone but when I picked this one up, I plugged it into a Marshall, ( Because that's the right thing to do, any other combo is just crap) and boy was I blown away.
I love to play Blues, Hard Rock and Metal and I'm heavily inspired by Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Gary Moore, this guitar will play and sound like a dream for all these styles and genres. I even tried a few Clapton / John Mayer tunes and it nailed them all. In short, it's a very versatile and easy-to-play guitar although it still has the "expensive" sound to it.
Even though the Epiphone LP100 and Marshall MG30CFX together costed around 40k, which was a tad above my 25-30k budget I took it , no questions asked. Even my Dad, on hearing the Epiphone's tone was so mesmerized that he also didn't hesitate and we walked outta that store feeling like we now owned THE BEST GUITAR for this price.
As you will read in any other review for this guitar, if you budget is around 20k or even 30k, stop looking at other guitars, buy this one and thank me later.
If you are seriously planning to buy this guitar, I would highly recommend the Marshall MG30CFX or the MG15CFX, Both work in perfect unison with this guitar and you will never regret this decision.
Once you buy it, I highly recommend that you take it to a good guitar store, put new strings on immediately ( it comes with average factory strings, not good) and ask them to adjust the intonation and action ( to your preference) and then take it home.
These adjustments are crucial as they play a huge role in the feel of the guitar and your playing speed.. Neglect these and you may end up with sore hands, unsatisfied practice sessions and bad technique.
My Amplifier: http://www.amazon.in/Marshall-MG30CFX-Amplifier-Programmable-Channels/dp/B005ODB4XK/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1490325661&sr=1-1&keywords=marshall+mg30cfx
My Strings: http://www.amazon.in/Ernie-Ball-Power-Slinky-Nickel/dp/B0002PBS6I?_encoding=UTF8&ref_=cm_cr-mr-title
*** Wear it low, turn up the gain and wait for the girls/guys. ;)***
Wishing you many years of Rockin' and Rollin' ,
Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.com
Am I impressed? U bet cha!
This thing is simply beautiful! It arrived well padded in a double box. Initially, I spent a few minutes going over the whole guitar with a magnifier to see if I could spot any flaws. NONE! Not a finger print on it anywhere! This guitar is extremely well made and put together right. It was in tune out the box and the action is smooth as butter. The neck is slim (which is good for my thick hands) and the jumbo frets have no burrs or other abnormalities. I put a quarter under the 10th. fret and it's right on the "money"!
It's considerably heaver than than I thought. I would imagine it weighs about 10-14lbs. I have a strap ordered and on the way.
The maple top is a work of art with a superior finish. All the metal hardware appears top quality as are the Duncan pickups. This Epiphone is a lot easier to play than any thing I ever had. Your hand floats over the frets!
I don't think you could get a better piece for the price point.
Nice fir $243
I like the look of the Les Paul body, and since the closest Gibson dealer is 2 hours away, I decided to look at the local shops first. They sold lots of Fenders (liked the Cabronita Telecaster $500) and Peavey (liked the SC2 Vintage $250). But I didn't know the brands as well. Since I wanted to stay under $300 and figured the Les Paul model would be a good bet for a few bucks more on Amazon, I put in my order.
Overall, I love that Amazon got me a deal on a gorgeous guitar. However, I am learning that with sometimes there's a reason for the deals.
- The LP100 is loaded with some nice features. I'm still learning the nuances of the tone controls. The pick-up selector is not in the way.
- The Vintage Sunburst looks great. The colors shift depending on the light - deep amber to gold. Gorgeous with the dark fingerboard.
- It is a step above the $80-$100 instruments that they sell at the big box stores. The price is right for a serious starter guitar.
- It arrived safely in good packaging. No chips, knicks, or marks that I could detect.
- The Les Paul size is very manageable. It just feels good to play.
- Stays tuned. Initially it didn't, but when I got the fret fixed and the trussrod adjusted, it fixed that issue.
- No extras come with this guitar. To set yourself up you're looking at a lot more money. (see equipment ideas below)
- Shipping the guitar will put it under some stress. Expect some tuning and possible trussrod adjustments. Epiphone recommends having a licensed guitar tech handle trussrod adjustments. If you mess with it yourself you are at your own risk - over adjustment can seriously damage your guitar.
- My guitar arrived out of tune (expected). However, even after tuning it, it wasn't playing right...G# instead of G on E-string at 3rd fret and buzzing on first 3 strings on 3rd fret. Took it to the guitar shop that sold the Peaveys. Two days and about $35 later, he'd fixed the trussrod AND a high fret (something I definitely wouldn't have messed with).
- If you order a guitar online, you really should expect to take it to a local shop where a licensed guitar tech can make sure it is set up correctly. Be prepared for that awkward moment when he asks why you didn't buy one from him.
Equipment Ideas (regardless of which electric guitar you start with)
Since the guitar is all you get, you'll probably want to buy a few extra things. Here are some to consider as part of your start-up cost.
- The cheap stuff (around $110 bucks)
---- Picks...$5 for an assortment
---- Strap...$5 for a basic nylon one
---- Chromatic tuner....$20-$30
---- Guitar stand....$15-$20
---- Gig bag (when traveling)...$30
---- Guide/Song book...$20
---- Ibuprofen - your fingers are gonna be sore until those calluses build up
- The not-so-cheap stuff
---- Amp and cable...$150. You don't need an amp starting out, but when you're not doing Rocksmith, you're going to want one. You bought an electric to be LOUD, right?
---- Rocksmith software with cable...$60
---- Hard case...$100 Alternative to the gig bag after you get better and decide to start playing in front of folks.
---- Lessons with a pro - $15-$25 in my area of the Midwest. Assuming 6 months of lessons - every week - $315- $525. A pro will teach you things like proper posture, hand positions, where to hammer the fret, whether or not the pick is your friend, and whether you might be better off playing tambourine. Committing to lessons will also likely get you to practice more - cuz you really don't want to play the tambourine, right?
- If you have a Gibson dealer in your area, they may carry this very guitar, I seriously suggest visiting them and seeing if they can sell you the same thing. They may even match Amazon's price. If not, remember that a good dealer should provide free setup and guarantee the guitar is ready to go home. You may be able to work out a package deal on extras if you buy everything from them.
- Altogether this little adventure has cost me more than I originally thought it would. I'm glad my guitar is playing correctly now and should last me awhile.
The only thing is on the epiphone site it states all their electric guitars include a cable in the box. This one did not and from reading their forum it seems it is almost a normal thing for cords to somehow disappear before reaching the customer. It is not a big deal to me but I thought I'd mention it for those thinking of buying a epiphone. When I ordered this one I wasn't really sure if a cable would be included or not so I ordered one at the same time, I'm glad I did.