The new Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro features all the things that guitarists the world over love about the Les Paul Standard, but it gives more! The Plustop Pro features a AAA flamed maple top and ProBucker pickups with coil-tapping to give a huge range of tonal options from this iconic guitar!
Here's what Epiphone are saying about the Les Paul Standard PlusTop Pro. "The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop PRO now features Pro-Bucker™ pickups for that one-of-a kind Les Paul sound."
Pro-Bucker™ 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 Plustop PRO features a Pro-Bucker-2™ in the neck position and a Pro-Bucker-3™ in the bridge position. The Pro-Bucker-3™ is slightly overwound to provide balance with the neck pickup and a bit of edge for lead work. Pro-Buckers™ 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 utilises 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.
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro Honeyburst
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: AAA flame Maple
- Neck: hand-set, mahogany
- Scale: 24.75"
- Fingerboard: rosewood
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo
- Fretboard Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Inlay: trapezoid
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Binding: 1-ply cream (body)
- 1-ply cream (neck)
- Pickups: Pro-Bucker-2
- Bridge Pickup: Pro-Bucker-3
- Bridge: Locking Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Controls: Neck pickup volume with push/pull coil-tapping; Bridge pickup volume with push/pull coil tapping; Neck pickup tone; Bridge pickup tone;
- Machine Heads: Grover 14:1