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    Hello! This is a topic that not only me but some of my friends have problems with - the overwhelming amounts of Les Pauls Epiphone manufacturers. So naturally, picking the right one is a little difficult without help. So, I've narrowed it down. I'm trying to buy a guitar for my dad for his birthday (the big 60!) because he's wanting to do what I do - play guitar! I've decided to get him an Epiphone Les Paul Standard of some sort because of my luck with them. Could any of you help out? I'm in a mix between a Plustop Pro and the 50s. He likes his country and classic rock. Any suggestions?

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    Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

    Originally posted by The1GuitarPlayer View Post
    Hello! This is a topic that not only me but some of my friends have problems with - the overwhelming amounts of Les Pauls Epiphone manufacturers. So naturally, picking the right one is a little difficult without help. So, I've narrowed it down. I'm trying to buy a guitar for my dad for his birthday (the big 60!) because he's wanting to do what I do - play guitar! I've decided to get him an Epiphone Les Paul Standard of some sort because of my luck with them. Could any of you help out? I'm in a mix between a Plustop Pro and the 50s. He likes his country and classic rock. Any suggestions?
    They're similar except for aethetics but for me it would come down to neck profile. The 50s has a med rounded C, whereas the literature says the Plus top pro is a slim 60s. For me it would be a big thing which profile I liked.
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      Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

      Current Inspired by Gibson Standard 50's gets my vote.

      https://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPI8...herry-Sunburst
      Last edited by Synapsys; 06-13-2020, 05:48 AM.
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        Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

        It's a no-brainer for me...Plus top Pro in Desert Burst. (I actually have this guitar, and it is truly amazing looking, playing, sounding)! I like it soo much better than its $3k Gibson brother.
        Originally Posted by IanBallard
        Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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          Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

          The question is
          Is he a big hand thick neck guy or not

          Maybe he wouldn't notice if it were one or the other

          I like the thinner necks

          Some of my friends like the thicker ones

          But he doesn't have much experience playing
          He probably wont notice

          Any of the standard ones work just fine

          Try to get the Probucker pickups
          Not the Alnico Pro

          Shoot get him a Gibson
          He's 60 by the time he decides he ain't catching on
          Hell just give it to you anyways


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            Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

            Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
            Shoot get him a Gibson
            He's 60 by the time he decides he ain't catching on
            Hell just give it to you anyways


            Get the one YOU would want
            Its gonna be yours one day
            In that case, get the good one...the Epi.
            Originally Posted by IanBallard
            Rule of thumb... the more pot you have, the better your tone.

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              Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

              I own a PlusTop Pro (Trans Burst), and it's great. Neck is a slim D profile, which I vibe with. The heel is your fairly typical chunky Les Paul thing, but it might not matter if your dad is just starting to play and is probably not interested in shredding high up on the neck.

              Neck profile is probably the important thing. Question: does your dad have short fingers, long fingers, or medium? If he's got short fingers, you might not want to get him a guitar with a baseball bat neck, as it will be harder for him to play, especially as he's just starting out.

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                Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

                Originally posted by Synapsys View Post
                Current Inspired by Gibson Standard 50's get my vote.

                https://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPI8...herry-Sunburst
                Yes. I love the specs on these.

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                  Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

                  Will it affect the playing and the sounding

                  Or overall quality

                  If no then I do not care for the top


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                    Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

                    Originally posted by astrozombie View Post
                    Will it affect the playing and the sounding

                    Or overall quality

                    If no then I do not care for the top


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                      Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

                      That "Inspired By Gibson" 50s Standard pointed out by Synpsys gets my vote, too.
                      Medium profile LONG TENON neck like the R series Gibsons.
                      For $600 that's unbeatable IMO.
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                      • #12
                        Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

                        Heck, I'm looking at the Epiphone site and don't even see a Plustop Pro anymore.

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                          Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

                          Yup. The new one with the slightly better headstock is the way to go.

                          If they were available as plain tops, or in cool opaque colors, I would be getting one...and I already have a few Gibson Les Pauls.
                          Originally posted by LesStrat
                          Yogi Berra was correct.
                          Originally posted by JOLLY
                          I do a few chord things, some crappy lead stuff, and then some rhythm stuff.

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                            Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

                            Oh dude I didnít know this was new epiphone vs New

                            Get new


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                              Re: So....Plustop Pro or Standard 50s??

                              Originally posted by ItsaBass View Post
                              Yup. The new one with the slightly better headstock is the way to go.

                              If they were available as plain tops, or in cool opaque colors, I would be getting one...and I already have a few Gibson Les Pauls.
                              Plain tops you say?

                              https://www.epiphone.com/Guitar/EPIE...sic/Honeyburst

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