Epiphone Les Paul FAQ

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Sinmastah, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. GLT

    GLT Member

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    What year did Epiphone stop putting the Gibson name on their trussrod covers ?
    Thanks
     
  2. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    IIRC it was around 2003 when they started their own factory in QingDao
     
  3. DW4LesPaul

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    My Epi plustop pro 2012 is heavy as ****. I wish it were much lighter.
     
  4. Jymbopalyse

    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    Hello all. Since this thread should contain everything that has to do with Epiphone Les Pauls I have a question.

    What is the difference between Epiphone Standard Pro and Traditional Pro's?
    A look at the Epiphone web site shows a difference in neck profile and slightly different pickup selection. Other than the varity or quality of the top what other differences are there??

    There must be other differences. Does one have standard wiring and the other 50's? Is there different weight relief? I seem to like Traditional's better. I'm curious what other differences there may be.
     
  5. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    See above...
     
  6. Jymbopalyse

    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    Thanks Paruwi.

    So the only real difference is in the neck profile :laugh2:

    I really like the Tobacco Burst with a nice flame but the premium flame tops seem to belong to the Standards and Tributes.
     
  7. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Bump
     
  8. reSINguitarist

    reSINguitarist Senior Member

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    Okay Pete, real question.

    In the EpiWiki it says that studios can have either trap or dot inlays.

    What about mine? Came stock with trap inlays and covered pups.

    Does that make it a Studio Deluxe? Or just a random assembly of parts?

    Serious question... U0210XXXX.
    Yes, I know Unsung Korea, October 2002.

    But the rest (inlays and pup covers), that says Studio Deluxe, correct?

    Eli:wave:
     
  9. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I think the 'Studio Deluxe' came later than 2002

    there had been regular 'Studios' with traps and covered pickups before 2003...

    http://epiphonewiki.com/index.php/Les_Paul_Studio
     
  10. Koebiguitar

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    Hallo, thats the hell of a Lot of top advice! Tx so much :))
     
  11. Dave Makowski

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    FYI, if anyone wants to do a "conversion" to make their Epiphone Les Paul more like a Gibson Les Paul you can find all the conversion parts at Philadelphia Luthier Tool & Supply, Co.. I hope this helps you guys.
     

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