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Before dispatch, your instrument will be treated to a full setup. That's not a quick tweak, but a full multi-point setup by an experienced guitar technician who will check and adjust every single thing on your guitar, bass, ukulele or banjo to ensure it is performing at its absolute best.

This is not a quick process but we believe every instrument should go through our process to acheive an exacting standard of playability.

Frets

We start with the frets on your instrument. All guitar necks move and change over time so we will make sure that your frets are nice and flat as we go up the neck. We don't want any high or low spots as this will mean your guitar will need a higher than optimum action and potentially suffer with fret buzz.

We check and properly profile the playing surface of the frets and then make sure the fret ends are finished off properly. The fret is then polished to ensure smooth string bending.

Truss Rod

Then it's on to the truss rod. This metal rod differs from guitar to guitar (some guitars such as classical guitars don't usually have a truss rod!) and basically controls the "relief" or curve of the neck. Not enough relief and your strings won't have enough clearance over the other frets when playing. Too much relief and you'll have a high action which gets worse as you go up the neck.

The heavier the strings then the more the truss rod needs to work. Proper adjustment in the workshop means that the action will be just right for the strings fitted to your guitar.

Top Nut

The top nut is super important and is one of the two open contact points of your guitar. The technician will check and cut each slot to make sure the strings both run freely but are not sitting in a slot that's too big.

The top nut also plays a big part in the action of your guitar so we'll hit that sweet spot between too low and too high.

Saddle(s)

Another really important part of your guitar!

On an acoustic, the saddle is cut to the correct height making sure the bottom is 100% flat and straight. This means the string can transfer its vibration properly into the body of your guitar.

For electric guitars, the saddles are adjusted to ensure your intonation is perfect. We will also match the saddles to the radius of your fretboard.

Bridge / Tremolo

The bridge affects the break angle and string height of your guitar and is also responsible for holding your saddles.

For a guitar with a Floyd Rose tremolo system or similar, the spring tension has to be just right to allow the tremolo to return to its "zero point" and keep everything in tune.

For guitars with standard tremolos, we can set it to float and be used both up or down like a true tremolo or we can lock the trem block back so the tremolo will only go downwards.... the choice is yours!

Intonation

Intonation is the measure of how in-tune the guitar string is across the length of the fretboard and a guitar with badly set intonation will get more and more out of tune as the string is shortened when you play.

Tiny adjustments are made to each string where applicable to adjust its length and ensure that the intonation is set just right.

Overall Action

Once all the above has been completed, the guitar is checked for playability and fine adjustments are made. This step brings everything together and means your guitar will be set up optimally.

Machine Heads

Every machine head is operated and checked for function. We need to ensure that the machine heads operate smoothly.

Electrics

All the functions of your guitar are checked to ensure everything is working as intended.

For acoustic guitars we will check the functions of the EQ system and controls as weel as check the internal cabling and jack socket.

For electric guitars, all the pickups are checked for function and tonal response. All controls and switches are operated to ensure they are functioning properly. The jack socket is checked.

Other Parts

All other parts such as strap pins, bushings, tuning buttons etc are fully checked.

Dispatch

All our instruments get the same premium treatment wether you purchase online or instore.

If you have purchased online, your guitar will be carefully packed ready for dispatch. You will receive a tracking link via email.

Happy playing :)

Sale Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit
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Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit
Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit

Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard Outfit

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The Epiphone 1959 Les Paul is the flagship model of Epiphone's 'inspired by Gibson' range of guitars, and where better to start than one of the most iconic electric guitars of all time!

This is Epiphone's most detailed, era accurate spec to date in regards to an authentic '59 Les Paul experience, complete with American pickups, and a tasteful worn-in style finish, all at an astonishing price point. The Solid Mahogany body is paired with a Mahogany neck. and topped off with a Rosewood fretboard, ensuring a delicate, warm frequency response that plays very well with drive and gain. In the neck and bridge position you'll find Gibson BurstBucker humbuckers delivering superior sound, and when paired with these traditional tonewoods you can expect the warm, classic tones, that helped make Gibson as popular as they are.

22 frets and a '50s style neck profile provide excellent performance and comfortable playability, and the Kluson style machine heads deliver fast, accurate and stable tuning. A control section featuring independent Volume and Tone controls for each pickup, plus a 3-way pickup selector allows you to tweak your sound on the fly, and the tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tail piece provides a platform for precise adjustment and solid tuning stability.

  • 1959 inspired Les Paul body
  • Solid Mahogany body topped with flamed Maple
  • Mahogany neck
  • '50s style neck profile
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Pickups: pair of Gibson BurstBucker humbuckers in the neck and bridge
  • Controls: Neck Volume, Bridge Volume, Neck Tone, Bridge Tone and a 3-way pickup toggle
  • Adjustable Tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece
  • Kluson style machine heads
  • Worn-in vintage style finish


Reviews (3)

Amazing guitar, believe the hype these things carry! Easily the best Epi I've played. Lucky for me GigGear had one in stock, set up and delivery was super quick within 2 days I was playing the guitar! Very happy thanks guys!

Martyn Blades

Right from the start I received excellent friendly customer service. Super fast delivery. Would 100% recommend and will definitely buy from them again.

George Pattenden

My guitar was received promptly and was well packaged. 👍 No set up required either.

Rich

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Do you know when there will arrive In Stock? Itís the epiphone 59 incase this doesnít link to the product.

Liam Cumming

We are expecting the very first shipment of these in July/August 2020. A little while off but will be worth the wait!

When are the epiphone 1959 les Paul standards coming out? Thanks

Brett Wakefield

We are expecting them around the end of July/August 2020. This is subject to possible delays of course.

In winter NAMM the epiphone prophecy series was on display and Iím just wondering when they will be in stores. Thank you

Johan

We are expecting August/Septemebr 2020.

Does this guitar come with a hard shell case?

Tom Paradise

Yes - this guitar does come with a hard case.

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