Side-by-side comparison

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 Epiphone Les Paul STANDARDThe first product we will be looking at is the Epiphone Les Paul STANDARD.

 Epiphone DOT ES StyleThe second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the Epiphone DOT ES Style.


Epiphone Les Paul STANDARD

Epiphone DOT ES Style


+ Affordable
+ Legendary Les Paul shape
+ Humbucker pickups
+ Mahogany wood
+ Good tone and feel

+ Vintage style body
+ Vintage tone
+ Humbucker pickups
+ Wide tonal capabilities
+ Affordable


The Les Paul guitar is one of the most iconic shapes in music history. This guitar plays well, has a really good tone, and is sturdy and durable. If you're looking for a guitar for live gigs or rehearsal, this guitar fits the bill.

The tone and feel of this guitar are fantastic. You get a lot of maneuverability and versatility with the clean crisp vintage tone that will really showcase your blues scales mastery.

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