Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio (HH) Solidbody Electric Guitar (Discontinued)

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95 out of 100. Incorporating 600+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$399
Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio
Epiphone Goth Les Paul Studio

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 95/100 is based on analysis of 600+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Many decades after it was first introduced, the Les Paul is still as iconic as ever, available in a variety of versions (including clones) that cover everything from cheap to ridiculously expensive.

The Goth Les Paul is an interesting entry in this list because there's nothing different about it on paper, other than its color, yet it still ranked higher than other Les Pauls in this price range.

It comes with tried and tested wood combination of mahogany body and neck, alnico magnet humbuckers voiced to sound like old Les Pauls, and a straightforward tune-o-matic bridge.

Specifications

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Metallic Gold (pictured), Cardinal Red, Ebony, Pelham Blue, Ebony
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic and Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Pickups: Alnico V Humbuckers
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.68”
  • Controls: 2-volume, 2-tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle switch

Pros

Most of the customer reviews are consistent in saying that this is an impressive rock guitar for the price. It appealed to guitarists who are into classic rock, while modern rock players who preferred a stop tail piece guitar also found the Goth Les Paul Studio to be an exemplary instrument. It goes without saying that the black color scheme of this guitar played a big role in its popularity, but its tone and playability also received thumbs up remarks.

Cons

There aren't that many complaints about the guitar, other than a few who mentioned that some out-of-the-box adjustments were needed to get the guitar in optimal playing condition, most notably, the pickup height.

Overall

The Epiphone Goth Les Paul is an easy pick for those who prefer a black guitar while keeping the classic look and playing feel of the Les Paul.

As this has been discontinued, you might like to look at alternatives in the humbucker section of our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $500.

See the Epiphone Goth Les Paul in action below:

Comments

What year was this

What year was this discontinued?

We're not sure when

We're not sure when production ended, but it became unavailable at many online stores during 2019.

Thanks for the reply - I have

Thanks for the reply - I have one from about 2007. I thought they stopped production a lot sooner than that, after I purchased it, I have never seen another one in the wild ever again!