Epiphone Les Paul Classic (HH) 2020 EPIEMA551 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar
Gearank High Notes
- 2022.08: Highest Rated Solidbody HH Pickup Equipped Electric Guitar Under $1000
- 2021.05: Highest Rated Humbucker Solidbody Electric Guitar Under $500
The Epiphone Les Paul Classic (HH) 2020 went on our recommended list for Humbucker Equipped Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 in May 2021 and was only removed later due to a price increase which made it ineligible for that list.
Due to it's strong ratings it then went onto the very first edition of our recommended list for HH Pickup Equipped Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $1000 in August 2022 where it remains today.
This guitar is inspired by late '50s Les Paul guitars, staying true to specs, aesthetics and design, while adding some enhancements and keeping the price just below $500.
Tonewood follows their 2020 lineup format, having a mahogany body with carved maple top, paired with a mahogany SlimTaper D-profile neck, and Indian Laurel 22-fret fingerboard.
And this one does not throttle down in terms of aesthetics, with its body and neck binding, pearloiid trapezoid inlays, and nice looking gloss finish options.
Modern enhancements include GraphTech nut, CTS electronics pots, coil-splitting, and phase switching. The coil splitting and phase switching features are controlled by the pickup dedicated push-pull volume and tone knobs.
- Body: Mahogany with Maple Top
- Finish: Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Honey Burst
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
- Pickups: (HH) Alnico Custom PRO Humbucker
- Neck: Mahogany
- Scale Length: 24.75”
- Fingerboard: Indian Laurel
- Fingerboard Radius: 12”
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Nut Width: 1.693”
- Controls: 2 x Volume (Push-Pull Coil Split) and 2 x Tone (Push-Pull Phase Shift)
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Pickup Selector
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