Out of all of Les Paul's many achievements; inventor, guitarist, and hit recording artist, Les is most beloved among musicians for inspiring the Les Paul Standard, one of the most sought-after guitars in the world. And now, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Red Royal PRO gives the legend a fresh start with ProBucker 2 and ProBucker 3 pickups with coil-tapping, a maple veneer top, and beautiful red pearl finish.
Epiphone's history with legendary guitarist and innovator Les Paul dates back to the early 1940s when Les, working nights at the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City, created one of the first solid body electric guitars, better known as "The Log." Over the next 15 years, Les continued to develop his dream guitar that would "sustain for days" and in the late '50s, the historic Gibson and Epiphone factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan produced the "sunburst" Les Paul Standard and its new pickup, the "PAF" humbucker.
Players like Joe Bonamassa, Slash, Ace Frehley, Zakk Wylde, Jimmy Page, Alex Lifeson and countless others get their signature sound from a "sunburst" Les Paul and now Epiphone gives you a chance to experience that one-of-a-kind tone at an affordable price with the Les Paul PRO. The Les Paul Standard PRO features ProBucker "PAF"-style pickups with coil-tapping and all the modern appointments that players expect from Epiphone. FEATURES Body Body shape: Single cutaway Body type: Solid body Body material: Laminated Top wood: Maple plain Body wood: Mahogany Body finish: Gloss urethane Orientation: Right handed Neck Shape: SlimTaper D Wood: Mahogany Joint: Set-in Scale length: 24.75" Truss rod: Standard Finish: Gloss urethane Fretboard Material: Rosewood Radius: 12" Fret size: Medium-jumbo Number of frets: 22 Inlays: Trapezoid Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm) Pickups Configuration: HH Neck: ProBucker 2 Middle: Not applicable Bridge: ProBucker 3 Brand: Epiphone Active or passive: Passive Series or parallel: Parallel Piezo: No Active EQ: No Special electronics: Push/pull coil taps Controls Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2 Pickup switch: 3-way Coil tap or split: No Kill switch: No Hardware Bridge type: Fixed Bridge design: Tune-o-matic Tailpiece: Stopbar Tuning machines: Grover Color: Chrome Other Number of strings: 6-string Special features: Versatile electronics Case: Sold separately Accessories: None Country of origin: China