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

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

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

    Oh dude I didn’t know this was new epiphone vs New

    Get new


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

    Quote 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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