Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard

1959 Les Paul Standard, LP-Shaped Guitar from Epiphone in the Les Paul Special Run series.

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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mickmweb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good guitar"

Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard
See below for specifications. Mine is Ice Tea Faded finish.

This guitar was published in 1959 copies. My certificate of authenticity identifies it as being the 1274th in the series.

Contrary to other opinions of this site, mine is in one piece, top with flamed veneer (verified by a luthier friend). Mahogany is of good quality and nice, and the table is really nice. The flame is clearly visible, and its reflections. Level "mouth" is a beautiful guitar.


The handle is nice for those who like beams, a Les Paul ... what

Ergonomics are good, balance sometimes leaves a bit to be desired, like all Les Paul, ditto for access to acute. However, the game technique is widely possible.

In short, it has the characteristics of a Les Paul.


The sound is very interesting. After several months of use, I'm always surprised when I took in my hands (I play mostly on my Fender Stratocaster). Plugged into a tube amp, it does wonders. Not connected, it is also excellent, very nice sustain and a very good precision in the sound. I play also connected as much disconnected.

The sound is incomparable with all the Les Paul Epiphone brand tried before. However, I have not tried the Tribute, which also looks very attractive on paper.

Perfect for playing blues, and to have fun with a big ACDC that task. Electronic equipment is really good.

This guitar cash out the effects.


Great complement for fans of the Stratocaster. Start with my Japanese 86 and this Les Paul, I have a very full sound palette.

Before buying, I tried all the existing models from Epiphone Les Paul, and the models first prize at Gibson Les Paul. I much preferred the former. I've played since its big sister in Gibson, and good ... An Epiphone is an Epiphone, a Gibson is a Gibson. However, the difference is not as blatant. It is especially felt on the dynamics of play I think it takes extensive comparison with the low-end Gibson who are far from good guitars.

But the sound is kif kif (but not equivalent course). It is widely thought to Epiphone Elitist series that has not existed for a while.

With experience I will ever be the choice but I'll still try the Tribute 60 just to see the difference. Anyway, it's a very good model Les Paul, the upscale home Epiphone. Do not be afraid of its manufacturing in China. Chinese bossent better and better, unlike Koreans who are worse and worse.

In short, good guitar limited edition!

Ari33's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Digne Les Paul"

Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard
Neck Pickup Gibson USA Burstbucker 2
Bridge Pickup Gibson USA Burstbucker 3
Rounded handle 1950's "D" profile + long tang (very fine and very comfortable)
Table Carved Hard Maple Cap With AAA Flame Maple Veneer

The table is very successful. Flaming is the Tip Top, the reflections are waiting for you. The finish is beautiful faded iced tea: The guitar is a bit "aged".
Without the shield is not bad.

Truly flawless finish. The case is also provided. Vintage effect!


Guitar heavy (Normal for a Les Paul) but lighter than an Epiphone Les Paul STD. access to acute unclear, but as qu'aficionados of the Les Paul I do not pay more attention!
Knob accurate. Wiring style 50 'inside. Attractive capacitor are doing their job too!
This is especially the point that differs from a Les Paul classic microphones + circuit.
You can really play with the knobs, not an Epiphone Les Paul STD ...
The volume and tone allow a broad sound palette.


To play ACDC, Guns N 'Roses, Lynyrd Skynyrd and everything that is rock, hard rock guitar is divine. Blues sessions are good ways to make it sing properly. The "bend Les Paul" etc. ...
His warm and hot, typical Les Paul. But be careful not to be confused with a real Gibson Les Paul STD in this case the Gibson buried. But good for 650 € you can not compare with the other that is worth 2000 ...
However you can compare a Gibson Les Paul Studio Epiphone LP in 59 'and it will be the reverse. The Studio is bland (the low-end Gibson finally € 1000 anyway) while the Epi has a character (thank you microphones).


Use in again, and I do it again this choice without any hesitation. This guitar is what most closely approximates that of a Gibson Les Paul.
This is a limited edition and that's a shame.

juice's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Bof bof bof"

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I played 1 hour and there's nothing to do is very disappointing!
FYI I have the other model qu'Epiphone released at the same time (60's Tribute). They share equipment with other top brand models.
on the other hand, as the "Tribute 60" really sounds better than a Epiphone Les Paul Standard, as the 59 is definitely lower at all levels. Maybe it's the model we tried ...

The handle is supposed to be thick, nada, it has almost the shape of the slim type "of the 60's. Resonance vacuum leaves no room for doubt, it is with a guitar under 600 € and yet, they are people who sound better at this price point (the Vintage brand)! The body is composed of 4! pieces of mahogany with a veneer on it to hide everything. AA maple table on mine is really mean but I guess depending on the model y 'differences.

Once connected, it is confirmed by means ...
The mail is not in question is the violin which is very average.

To summarize, it has 59's Les Paul's name, really.
If you hesitate between "Tribute 60" and "59", please skip the 60's. It is a very good guitar for the price.

gussail's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love it!"

Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard
Body Material: Mahogany
Top Material: Hard Maple Carved AAA Flame Maple Cap With Veneer
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Rounded 1950's "D" profile
Neck Joint: Deep-Set "Glued-In
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 24.75 "

Fingerboard: Rosewood With Pearloid "Trapezoid" inlays

Neck Pickup: Gibson USA Burstbucker 2

Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA Burstbucker 3

Controls: Bridge Volume, Neck Volume, Tone Bridge w/Mallory-150
capacitors, Neck Tone w/Mallory-150 capacitors, Switchcraft 3-way toggle

Binding: Body and Fingerboard

Fingerboard Radius: 14 "

Frets: 22; medium-jumbo

Bridge: Lockton tune-o-matic/stopbar

Nut Width: 1-11/16 "

Hardware: Nickel

Machine Heads: Vintage Style, 14:1 ratio with "tulip" buttons

Colors: Faded Cherryburst (CF), Faded Iced Tea (FT)

Includes: Hard Case, Certificate of Authenticity

Warranty: Epiphone Limited Lifetime


The handle is very nice, but very round! (For large hands) is what a Les Paul:)

The ergonomics are very good, ASSE little heavy but its going.

Access to acute, more or less comfortable (again this is a Les Paul)

Sound much better than the rest of Epiphone, due to the violin better and better pickups, electronics Deplus is the same as the "real" Gibson is perfect.


Exceptional sound for Epiphone! I play Guns n 'Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash, but also hard rock like Alice Cooper, Metallica. I must say it is perfect for sound ranging from blues to hard rock, then for the bulk metal is more limited.


I use it for 6 months and I gained a very good value for money. And the box is beautiful! ;-)
I highly recommend this guitar but you hurry production is limited ^ ^

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