Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul Standard Guitar Review :: Electric Guitar Reviews

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The ultimate Les Paul Standard, featuring a quilt-maple top and abalone fingerboard inlays – equipped with Gibson USA-made Burstbucker pickups, which are coverless humbuckers with “zebra” black and white coils, designed to replicate the pickups on the original sunburst Les Pauls of the 1958-60. This guitar features Green Keys by Gotoh tuners, rosewood fingerboard with abalone inlays, 1-pc Mahogany neck set at the 16th fret, 22 frets, 1-11/16″ nut width, 24-3/4″ scale, Book-Matched Quilt-Maple top, and Book-Matched Mahogany back.
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Sound of Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul Standard

  • clean sound;
  • enhanced resonance;
  • the neck Burstbucker is so woody, warm, full, and articulate;
  • the bridge pick up is loud and hot, and the neck is nothing but warmth;
  • these are way more fluid and full sounding with a Hendrix-y bite to the neck BB2;
  • no hum or electronic issues.

Pros of Epiphone Elitist Tak Matsumoto Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar

  • long tenon neck which is only found on Gibby Custom Shop models now;
  • you could play anything you want on this guitar;
  • awesome playability;
  • the binding sure gets lots of points;
  • very solid, dependable for years ;
  • close to a LS-150 ;
  • these japanese guitars have long neck tenon and quality for less than half of their American made counterpart;
  • might outstand the gibson;
  • the bridge pick up is loud and hot, and the neck is nothing but warmth;
  • almost identical to the LS100 or higher models in the Love Rock line.

Cons of this Electric Guitar

  • lacking the nasal qualities of single coil pickup guitars.

Amps & Effects used by users – Fender Bassman, Marshall tube amp

Features + Technical Specs
Tuners Green Keys by Gotoh
Fingerboard Rosewood Abalone Inlays
Neck 1-pc Mahogany, 22 fret
Neck Joint Set, 16th fret
Nut 1-11/16″, Bone
Scale 24-3/4″
Top Book-Matched Quilt-Maple
Back Book-Matched Mahogany
Sides n/a
Rhythm PU Gibson Burstbucker-2
Treble PU Gibson burstbucker-3
Controls 2-V, 2-T; 3-Way Pickup Selector
Strings Gibson USA
Hardware Nickel
Finishes TakBurst
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