Epiphone Les Paul Studio 2011 (HH) Solidbody Electric Guitar (Discontinued)

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90 out of 100. Incorporating 1400+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$399
Epiphone Les Paul Studio

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 90/100 is based on analysis of 1400+ 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.

The Epiphone Les Paul Studio is a streamlined version of the Gibson Les Paul, used by greats like Slash, Jimmy Page, Zakk Wylde and many more - only this one is lighter and cheaper.

Gone are the fancy bindings and metal pickup covers, but it retains essential Les Paul specifications, including its single-cutaway body, arched top design, and dual humbucker setup.

For improved tuning accuracy and stability, this guitar comes with 18:1 ratio Grover machine heads.

As of this writing, you can select between Ebony, Wine Red and Turquoise finish.

Specifications

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Ebony, Wine Red and Turquoise
  • Bridge: Locktone Tune-o-matic and Stopbar Tailpiece
  • Pickups: Epiphone Alnico Classic Open-Coil 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

Value for money gets the most commendation from both beginners and experienced guitarists alike. Second to it are positive remarks on its good overall build quality and aesthetics, which surpassed the expectations of many users. There are also plenty of users who are happy with how the guitar is setup right out of the box.

Cons

There are some who recommend having the guitar's action adjusted by a professional for best results. There are also a few complaints about the default strings that it ships with, with reports of the guitar sounding much better after simply changing the strings.

Overall

If you want to take the safe route, get a guitar with the classic Les Paul design.

There are dual humbucker equipped guitars with higher ratings which you can see in our guide to The Best Electric Guitars Under $500.

Here is a clip that shows the Epiphone Les Paul Studio in action below: