Want to know all the models available right now in the Epiphone Les Paul line of guitars? Get ready because there are quite a few of them. I’ll give you a bit of the low down on the specs, price and review. Let’s dive right in, shall we?
Les Paul 100
This is one excellent affordable guitar featuring a bolt-on mahogany neck, and the body is a bit slimmer carved top than usual for more comfort while playing. It also features Alnico V humbucker pickups, chrome hardware, maple top, stopbar tailpiece, available left handed and dot inlays. It comes in ebony, heritage cherry sunburst, and vintage sunburst finishes. These guitars will run you at around $250 to $300 online.
Les Paul 1956 Goldtop
Unfortunately, this one has been discontinued but they surely can still be found either at your local shop (left over stock), or online at places like eBay. These come equipped with the classic p90 soapbar pickups and the gold top finish. You are looking at around $400 to $500 for one of these fine electric guitars.
Les Paul Black Beauty 3
They say, once you go black, you’ll never go back. I’m sure they were talking about the Black Beauty 3 by Epiphone. This thing has 3 Alnico Classic humbuckers! 3! Gold hardware too. Just a really classy looking workhorse of a guitar built especially for rock. These sell anywhere from $500 to $700 online.
Les Paul Custom and Custom Plus
Some people have been known to call these the tuxedo LP. You can either choose from an alpine white finish or ebony. it features everything that most other Epiphone Les Pauls are known for – mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and more. It’s also got some excellent styling with the gold hardware and bindings on the body. $500 or so should get you rigged up with one of these.
There’s also the discontinued custom plus that gives you everything that the Custom has and adds some sweet finish options like heritage cherry or vintage sunburst.
Les Paul Special II
At around $200, this has to be one of the most affordable Epiphone Les Paul options. These guitars feature an open coil pickup design from Alnico V and a tune-o-matic bridge. There is quite a large number of finish options as well including ebony, white, heritage cherry sunburst, wine red, vintage sunburst. It also comes in left handed models and there is a player pack and performance pack as well giving beginners everything they need.
Les Paul Standard, Standard Plain Top, Standard Plus Top
The Standard line of guitars has three different options for the top. The standard solid body, plain top and plus top. These all have roughly the same features with differences in the finishes available. The plain top features a maple top and the plus top has a flamed maple top. $300 – $400 should bring one of these babies home to you.
Les Paul Studio
Just like a regular Gibson Studio, you’ve got a solid mahogany body and open coil humbuckers. They are available in alpine white, arctic blue, worn brown or cherry. There are also limited edition Chameleon versions (which are now discontinued) that feature color shifting finishes that actually almost change color depending on the light you are looking at them in. Find them online for around $300.
Les Paul Ultra and Ultra II
The first thing you will notice about the Ultra and Ultra II is the difference in weight from other models of Les Paul. The mahogany body is actually chambered to allow for a bit more of an acoustic vibe with the instrument. They have a sweet quilted maple top as well. The Ultra II combines all of this with the NanoMag low impedance pickup that is actually installed right in the fingerboard for great electric acoustic tones. You’ll probably be looking at around $800 for one of these.