Epiphone ENSEBCH1 Les Paul Standard (HH) Solidbody Electric Guitar (Discontinued)
The Epiphone ENSEBCH1 Les Paul Standard was featured on our recommended list for Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500 from November 2016 until March 2019.
Of the many Les Paul clones in the market, the Epiphone Les Paul Standard lets you get as close as possible to the original Gibson version, while keeping the price affordable. And thanks to technology and fierce competition, the quality gap between the two different models is getting smaller and smaller.
Following the "Standard" formula, this guitar features a mahogany body with maple top, and a set-in mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, all of which give this guitar a familiar and elegant look.
Slash, Jimmy Page, and Gary Moore are just a few of the many artists who prefer the dual humbucker setup of the Les Paul, and as expected, Epiphone did a good job of reproducing the tone without having to dig too deep into your pocket.
This is an easy recommendation for those who are looking for a straightforward Goldtop Les Paul that can be bought for a fraction of Gibson's pricing.
The Epiphone Les Paul Standard was on our recommended list until we performed a detailed review of solidbody guitars between $200 and $500 in March 2019. At that time we found there were more highly rated options with humbucking pickups to recommend and you can find them in our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $500.
- Body: Mahogany with Maple Top
- Finish: Metallic Gold (pictured), Cardinal Red, Ebony, Pelham Blue, Ebony
- Bridge: Tune-o-matic and Stopbar Tailpiece
- Pickups: Alnico Classic 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
See and hear the Epiphone Les Paul Standard in action below: