Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus w/ USA Gibson '57 Pickups & Fresh Pro Setup - Vintage Sunburst
Availability: In Stock
Condition: Seller Refurbished
This Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus electric guitar features a mahogany body with a carved one-piece maple top and a fast, slim '60s-”Slim Tapered” profile mahogany neck. Unlike most Epi LPs, the Tribute Plus has a deeply set neck, acting almost like one continuous piece of wood.The tenon goes well into the neck pickup's cavity and the result is increased strength and improved resonance. The 22-fret rosewood fretboard has a comfortable 12" radius, and feels like an extension of the player's own hand.
Capturing all the power and nuances of the Tribute's tonewoods is a pair of authentic Gibson USA '57 Classic humbucker pickups. With their "Patent Applied For" decal on the base plate, the '57 Classic and '57 Classic Plus are faithful replicas of the famous PAF Gibson humbuckers created by Seth Lover that helped define the "Les Paul" sound. The '57 Classic gives you a tone that is warm and subtle with full, even response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic Gibson humbucker crunch. The '57 Classic Plus is the perfect bridge pickup and mimics humbuckers from the late '50s that often received a few extra turns of wire. This treatment gives the pickup a slightly higher output without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone. When combined, these humbuckers overdrive tube preamps to a smooth level of saturation without becoming turning to mush. Controls include individual pickup volume and tone knobs and a 3-way toggle selector. The tone controls are one of the things that make this guitar so special. Pulling up on a tone control changes the corresponding pickup from series to parallel wiring. When in the parallel mode, the pickups produce a brighter, single coil sound...but without any of the annoying hum! In series mode, it has all of the growl and mid-range bite that makes it sound like, well, a Les Paul!
The Tribute Plus sports a LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and LockTone stopbar tailpiece that stays in place when you change your strings. This is a welcome improvement over the original “Loose-O-Matic” design. Locking Grover tuners round out the package, assuring that you will play in tune and stay in tune.
This specific guitar is completely free of any player's wear and needed no structural or electrical refurbishing. It is discounted because after arriving in the US it needed a little bit of extra love from the buffing wheel. 99.9% of the shipping marks have been eliminated and it is accurate to call it identical to new examples found in retail dealer showrooms.
About Our Setup:
This guitar played "well enough to sell" when it arrived here at LightSpeed Music. Still, I have just given it a complete "post factory" setup. First, the truss rod was checked and adjusted. Then the frets were leveled crowned and polished. These first two steps allowed me to lower the bridge and nut, and yet, still keep it completely buzz free. The fretboard was conditioned and the nut slots were lubed and polished. The electronics were tested and then given a protective application of contact cleaner and lube. Everything was snugged up and the guitar was polished. It received a fresh set of S.I.T. Power Wound strings gauged .010" to .046" and then the intonation was set. Now, this guitar plays very well and will please even the most demanding professional.
Why Buy From LightSpeed Music?
The pictures shown in the listing are of the actual instrument you will receive. Every piece of wood is unique, and you deserve to see exactly what you are buying. We know that buying musical gear online is hard, so we welcome any questions you have. If you would like an "in hand" description or you need more details, please call us at 618-719-2392. We are here to assist you M-F from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Central time.
This instrument was inspected and tested at our supplier, in the USA. Final checking, polishing and setup are performed here, in our shop. Epiphone requires our supplier to mark “used” on the back of the headstock and assign it a new serial number. It's a big internet, and we know you have many choices. As such, we are thankful for the thousands of musicians that have chosen us, and hope to be able to add you to our family.
Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus Specifications:
Top: Carved maple
Neck Profile: '60s Slim-Tapered
Scale length: 24-3/4"
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
# of frets: 22
Binding Body Top & Neck
Controls: 2 ea Volume, 2 ea Tone w/ Push/Pull Series Parallel Switching, 3-Way Switch
Tuners: Locking Grover
Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic & Stopbar Tailpiece
Knobs: “Speed” Knobs w/ Metal Pointers
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Finish: Vintage Sunburst
Manufacturer's Part #: ENTPMENH1