Epiphone Les Paul Standard Sparkle Flake
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Sparkle Flake

Les Paul Standard Sparkle Flake, LP モデル from Epiphone belonging to the Les Paul Standard Sparkle Flake Top model.

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drkorey 08/18/2011

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Sparkle Flake : drkorey のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

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This guitar was an early 2000's Epiphone Les Paul in silver flake finish. Made in Korea and has the typical Les Paul controls and features.
It has a thicker (maybe 50's neck profile), mahogany body and neck, rosewood finger board, Tune-O-Matic stop tail and a flashy silver sparkle finish, Grover sealed tunning pegs and 3-way toggle.

Only draw back's the pick up's are a little weak and this is lighter then the late 90's model. // 8


Access to the upper frets is somewhat hindered by the neck joint and cramped/small lower horn cutaway. It is not too bad, but not the easiest I've played on - typical for a Les Paul styled guitar.
I found the guitar to be a little heavy in weight, which some prefer and think it makes a guitar sound better and it had pretty good balance.
It is easy to get a variety of nice sounds with the two humbuckers anr 3-way switch.
I found the fat neck was not easy to use for lead work and I did not get along with it too well.
The tuning pegs, nut or something on this guitar were terrible. I usually needed to tune almost after every song I used it on. That was a real pain at a live show!


I used this guitar with a solidstate Marshall 3100 series amp and stock Marshall cab for a two week fly in set of shows with my old classic rock cover band.
I was looking to get and did get the classic rock sounds from rock to pop like: the Police, ZZ Top, Steppenwolf and VH - it did ok at covering this material.
I found the pickups to be pretty stale and hard to work with when doing clean tones.
It did a good/ok job with the classic rock songs we did.


I hated the fact that it would not stay in tune - and I did quite a few tricks to see if I could help it, but nothing worked. I did not like the neck on this guitar and it was kind of heavy.
It did just an ok job of getting the tones I needed because of the weak pickups - and it looked cool under stage lights and unfortunately that was the best thing about it.
I have heard some people swear by these - but I think like any Gibson product there are some good ones and quite a few bad ones. This wasn't a very good one.

I borrowed this guitar for two weeks, from the other guitar player, who bought it new for $600 or so. I used his because I didn't want to fly with my expensive guitars. I don't think it was a good guitar for the price.
I would never buy it if given the chance.
I have owned many guitars and had a number of years where I would buy, try and flip, which enabled me to have many guitars around to try out.
This one wasn't worth it!