The dynamics of the body construction and the Alnico Classic pick-ups does give you that warm Les Paul sound and its awesome. The Epiphone is owned by Gibson, so the guitars are virtually the same (same mahogany body, solid maple top, mahogany neck, and rosewood frets), however, they are manufactured in a different place. Blown away by the Epiphone Les Paul Classic 2020 Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by traumabunny, Jul 7, 2020. The Classic features a slim taper neck and slightly hotter exposed coil pickups than some of the other Les Pauls. Yes, of course. FAQs About the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Is the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plustop Pro different than the Gibson Les Paul? Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > traumabunny Member. The Epiphone Les Paul is a great sounding guitar with plenty of tone, sustain and versatility. The Epiphone Les Paul Custom is offered in Alpine White and Ebony finishes, so you can go for either the Steve Jones or Billy Duffy vibe. I'm a longtime Gibson user/owner and this is my first ever Epiphone. Gibson’s Les Paul Studio 2020 is powered by coil tapped 490R and 498T humbuckers with otherwise standard wiring configuration (2 … Les Paul Custom. Nevertheless, Gibson’s rise in 2020 started on the back of the Epiphone re-launch and continues here with the new 2020 line of USA models. A cracking take on the classic singlecut design we all know and love: it’s the Les Paul Custom.It has a mahogany body and an ebony fingerboard, gold hardware, ProBucker humbuckers with CTS electronics, Grover machine heads and custom inlays. This is why its made our number 1 spot in our under $500 list. I ordered the Epiphone Les Paul Classic in gloss finish (which comes stock with CTS pots)