Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro – Incredible Value
Playability, Afforable, Epiphone Quality – Les Paul Standard Pro
This is Shane. We’re here to check out this Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro electric guitar. Let’s take a look at this up close.
It’s a beautiful looking guitar. It’s definitely on par with my Tokai in terms of just visuals. I think it looks really, really great and that’s the back there as well. The cool thing about this guitar, it’s got two volume controls, two tone controls. These volume controls, if you pull them up you’ll get coil tapping, so it’s essentially giving you that single coil sound which is really good. also brings back to bass as well. It’s one of those inherent things, but overall, it’s great. Three-way toggle switch and it’s pretty much a bog-standard Les Paul. Looking at the headstock, it looks great. There’s no doubt about it and this one particular one’s made in China. We’ve got Grover tuners on the back as well, which is great. Check out this neck. This is a pro or con, depending on what you’re into. For me, it’s just a little bit too thin from my hands. I’ve got really big hands. I like a 50s profile neck that just comes out a little bit fatter at the back. But overall, it feels great to play. The fret edges are nice. It doesn’t choke out or do anything weird, so it’s a beautiful playing guitar.
Coil Splitting Provides Variety in this Versatile Guitar
A huge thanks to the guys at Sky Music for allowing me to borrow this. I really appreciate it. If you want to find out more about them and you live in Australia, I’ll post all links on screen and in the description below. You can check out their website. Let’s get into it. Let’s kick this off. We’ll start with some clean tones and then we’ll go over to some dirt as well. This is the neck pickup in humbucker mode. Both pickups, nice and shiny. Bridge. It sounds pretty great. Let’s try neck pickup in split coil mode. It kind of feels to be funny playing a Les Paul with that kind of tone. It actually works really well. Let’s try the bridge pickup now starting in humbucker mode. Split. Over to both pickups in split coil mode. Let’s try it now with some dirt thanks to the Carrara overdrive pedal. Let’s start on bridge pickup. Over the neck. Let’s try that on split, and that was some extra overdrive thanks to the Royal Flush going into the Carrera overdrive.
A Guitar Suitable for Gigging
Thanks for watching. My name’s Shane. If you have any comments or questions about the guitar or the video please let me know and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. So, what are my thoughts on this particular guitar. I think it’s actually pretty cool. One of the things I really dig about it is the split coil option. I’m not sure how often I would use that in any of the gigs that I do, but it’s a great option to have. So if you’re having a single coil guitar with you at a gig, you can simply get those kind of tones out of this and it does it pretty well. The one thing that might be a pro or a con, depending on what type next shapes you like, is the neck on this is extremely thin and I’m not as comfortable on a thin neck as I am on a 50’s style neck like on the Tokai or on the Les Paul. Overall value, performance, and all that kind of stuff, it’s actually a really great guitar. Epiphone guitars are really consistent. It looks unreal. I mean check this out. Compare this to my Tokai which is worth about twice as much almost, and there’s not a lot in it. You could argue that one looks better than the other, but in terms of feel, the only major difference between these in a feel perspective is the neck on my taco is a little bit thicker it’s a 50s profile whereas this one feels bit more like a 60s, so it’s nice and slim. If that’s what you’re into, you’ll definitely dig it.
I borrowed this guitar from Sky Music in Melbourne, Australia. So if you do live in Australia, definitely check them out. I’ll post all the links on screen and in the description below. Please let me know your thoughts on the Epiphone Les Paul stuff and if you already own one, let me know which one you’ve got and what you like about it or which what you don’t like about it as well. Overall, tuning stability seems pretty good. The Grover’s do their job pretty well. I didn’t really have to go back and tune this up a whole lot of times once I sort of broke the strings in a bit.
Serious Quality and Versatility – Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro
Greetings folks! I’m your host Nomo here and on my channel today we’ll be checking out the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro. So folks, that was the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro, and now let’s go through some of its pros and cons.
On the Plus Side
The first pro will have to be its versatile tone. It’s a tone monster because it can do all the regular humbucking stuff as well, right from the clean jazz stuff, to the rock, even metal, and it also has the option of single coil split. I mean, you can pull the volume pots, something like this, and it becomes single coils. So if you’re looking for, you know, single coil chimmy sounds, yeah, of course you can get it out of this one. It’s really nice. Also, it’s really responsive to dynamic picking, like you play soft, it play soft, and if you play hard, it plays hard and even the pots, everything, they are very, very responsive and it drastically changes the tone. The second pro will have to be its built well. It’s built really solid, you know? It’s mahogany body, mahogany neck, in a set neck configuration, and I must say, it really feels really sturdy and it’s not gonna fail on me anytime soon if the electronics are good and even the set neck, it’s really well set. Otherwise, on the low quality set necks, you can see that, you know, they develop cracks and stuff over time. But this one, I think it’s been jointed really well and last me for quite some time. The third pro will have to be the legendary finish, you know? Just look at this. It’s a Les Paul guitar. The only thing is that it’s not a Gibson Les Paul, but it’s more or less the same thing. I know, all those the tone freaks and you know brand loyal people, they’ll say some things about this, but it is a Les Paul guitar. Yeah, just play it. You’ll find out for yourself.
Now the Cons
The first con of this guitar, well, I won’t call it a con because, anyways, you should always be, you know, playing the guitar yourself before you buy it. You should actually physically go to a shop and play it. I do not recommend buying stuff, especially high priced stuff online. Well anyways, the first con will have to be the fact that it’s made in China and we all know about the Chinese build quality and stuff. So hey, I’m not saying it’s all bad, like this one’s a good piece. But you know, there are inconsistencies in the Chinese manufacturing units. So pick your poison man. I mean just go to a shop with some expert, or maybe an experienced person, and he’ll be able to tell if a guitar is worth buying or not. The second con of this unit will have to be the lighter weight compared to an original Gibson Les Paul. I know lighter weight means you can carry it around for longer and, you know, it’s more comfortable. But it does lack in sustain compared to an original Gibson Les Paul and Les Paul’s are known for their long, ringing sustains and this one is about 70% of that. It’s not that big a deal, but yeah, it does matter.
Strong Suits of the Les Paul Standard Pro
So who’s this guitar for? I think it’s a really versatile piece of equipment and it’ll suit everything; blues, jazz, rock, metal, and because of its coil split capabilities, it can even accommodate funk and stuff. It’s really cool and it’s also a great step up for an intermediate level player who has his first guitar and he wants to upgrade to a better quality instrument. This one’s like the real deal for you. However, shredders beware. This is not the most shred friendly neck. There are better options, you know? But yeah, you can do it, but it’s a little more difficult. But it’s easier than a Fender. This is a great piece of equipment, 3.8 out of 5. This is sweet, really good, decent.
So this was the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro and I was your host Nomo. See all again next time. You know the drill, right? Stay sweet. Nomo, out.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro – A Gibson Challenger
How you doing everybody? The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro. How does it rank? Find that right after this. Hey everybody and welcome back. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Pro, this is a beautiful guitar. Let’s see if I can show you a couple of close-ups here. A flame maple top. I love it. I love this guitar. I never was a real big Gibson fan and then I saw this on, you know, AMS. I will put their website down here if anybody ever wants to go to AMS and check out their stuff online. And this does have the, excuse me, this does have the coil splits, so you can split them, you know, right here, and it’s got… What I didn’t know about this guitar is it came with the, well, the coil taps I should say and the classic humbuckers. I didn’t know that, I didn’t know it came with that until I got it in the mail and then had some little clear stickers on there and it said “Comes equipped with Classic 70’s style humbuckers”. I thought that was pretty cool. A great guitar, it’s got a pretty good-sized neck on it. We’re gonna show some specifications right here, let you check these specifications. I think it’s got a set in neck, yeah, because it’s not a bolt on. It plays great. I love this guitar. It’s just fantastic and right now, as you can see right here, these are on sale at AMS for right now for $499. That’s unbelievable. I believe when I got this, I’ve had this for over a year, so when I got it I believe it was $699 and it did not come with a case, so I ordered a case a hardshell case. I ordered that separately. I’m going to show you a picture right now, what it looks like in the case and it works great.
A Wonderful, Affordable Les Paul from Epiphone
So, if you are interested in getting a Les Paul, but you can’t afford a Gibson, which that was my case, you know, I went ahead and went this route. You know there’s always that never-ending debate. You know, between Gibson and Epiphone. You know, you got people out there that that don’t like Epiphone and you got people that love it. It’s the same argument with Mexican Strats as opposed to American-made Strats. You know, and that’s fine. You know. But it all comes down to what you like and, you know, sometimes what you can afford. This is what I, what I could afford at a time, you know. I just, I just I don’t have, you know, exuberant amount of money to pay for a Les Paul. I just, you know, I don’t have it. So I went this route and I’m very happy with it. It’s an excellent guitar, plays fantastic. It’s a lot of fun to play. I it sounds tremendous, you know, and so I was like, “Wow, that’ll work”, you know. So right now, we’re going to go to a video and let you see this guitar in action, and so thanks for stopping by, and here’s my website right here. Please feel free to check me out at www.TheJoeWentzProject.com and I hope you all have a blessed day.
Everybody be safe, take care, peace out.