Factory 2nd and is in beautiful condition! We looked this over and the only imperfections we could find were a few fine scratches on the side and we managed to buff most of them out. Slightly flawed but at a nice price!
Now featuring ProBucker™ Pickups with coil-tapping
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard PRO rivals the greatest Les Pauls of any era
· Coil tapping via push/pull controls
· ProBucker™ pickups
· Grover™ machine heads
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard PRO features a solid mahogany body with a quilt maple veneer top that delivers the classic tone and sustain that can only come from a “real” Les Paul. The body also features 1-ply cream binding on the top for a beautiful vintage look. Like all Epiphone Les Pauls (and unlike less costly designs), the Epiphone Les Paul Standard PRO features a 14 degree, angled headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for longer sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by “string-tree” gadgets. The mahogany neck has a 24.75” scale with a 12” radius and features a 1960s SlimTaper™ “D” profile with a glued-in neck joint for lifelong stability. The rosewood fingerboard comes with pearloid trapezoid inlays, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.68” nut, and 1-ply cream binding.
Epiphone ProBucker™ Humbuckers with Coil-Tapping
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard PRO now features ProBucker™ pickups for that one-of-a kind Les Paul sound. ProBucker™ pickups feature Alnico II magnets, the same magnets used in sought-after vintage PAF humbuckers. Alnico II magnets provide a rich, warm tone with a sparkling high end and a solid low end. The Les Paul Standard PRO features a ProBucker-2™ in the neck position and a ProBucker-3™ in the bridge position. The ProBucker-3™ is slightly overwound to provide balance with the neck pickup and a bit of edge for lead work. ProBuckers™ emulate the sound of original PAF pickups which were hand-wound. Both the neck and bridge pickups now also feature coil-tapping, controlled by a push/pull volume control, allowing players an infinite variety of pickup tones from single-coil bark to full humbucker bite.
When winding humbuckers, Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the specialized 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 is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone uses only the highest quality parts for its pickups, such as ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available.
Hardware to Last a Lifetime
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard PRO features Epiphone’s legendary rock-solid hardware including a LockTone Tune-o-matic™ fully adjustable bridge and a StopBar tailpiece. And now, Epiphone’s updated, patent pending design auto locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed! This also results in improved sustain. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard PRO uses 1” diameter potentiometers for better "throw," longer life and reliable service. Epiphone’s all-metal toggle switches use rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance. Epiphone’s proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability and Grover™ 14:1 machine heads to ensure tuning stability.