Alnico Classic Pro 'buckers and a worn finish make an affordable, vintage-style instrument.
The Les Paul Classic Worn proves that the gulf between Epiphone and Gibson isn't as wide as you think. The Epi’s redesigned headstock closely mirrors the “open book”-style of a ’50s Gibby, and there’s no mistaking that Les Paul silhouette. But high-output humbuckers and a coil-split give the Classic Worn an identity all its own. If you dig vintage feel—but want a little more “oomph” in your tone—the Les Paul Classic Worn might just be your cup of tea.
The Classic Worn gets classic-sounding ’pups
Epiphone’s Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers can pass as vintage PAFs in the room or in a headphone mix, but they are wound slightly hotter. We think you’ll appreciate the extra power and enjoy the single-coil tones accessed via the coil-split switch.
Mahogany and maple construction
Mahogany has been a Les Paul mainstay since the guitar first hit the market in ’52. Ditto the maple top. There’s no reason to mess with perfection. Plus, the worn finish looks plain killer.
Hardware that gets the job done
The LockTone ABR bridge and stopbar tailpiece offer rock-solid reliability. The kidney button keys give the Rotomatic tuners a vintage vibe; a modern 18:1 tuning ratio confirms that you’re living in the present.
You can’t go wrong with this Les Paul
If you’ve been looking for a guitar that builds on the past—without going too far into the future—put the Epiphone Les Paul Classic Worn on your radar.
Maple top on mahogany body with a worn finish for a vintage vibe
Mahogany neck with a SlimTaper C-profile makes for comfortable play
Indian laurel fretboard with 12" radius for bending without fretting out
22 medium jumbo frets
2 Alnico Classic Pro humbuckers offer PAF tones with an overwound sound
A coil-split makes it easy to get single-coil tones
Reliable LockTone ABR bridge and stopbar tailpiece
Grover Rotomatic tuners have an 18:1 gear ratio for precise tuning
Graph Tech nut ensures a full range of harmonics
Gold top hat control knobs to match the style of an original Les Paul