The Les Paul of the Future has arrived
Epiphone introduces the Les Paul Classic-T, the world’s first affordable self-tuning electric guitar featuring the fast, easy, and dependable Min-ETune™ system that gets you in tune quickly and accurately at the touch of a button. For over a century, Epiphone has led the way in making professional affordable instruments. Epiphone sets trends and inspires artists around the world. And now with the new Les Paul Classic-T, Epiphone combines the legendary “Les Paul sound” with the revolutionary Min-ETune™ system to bring the Les Paul of the future to players everywhere.
Alternative Tunings Made Instant and Easy
For metal, rock, blues and country guitarists who are used to bringing multiple guitars on stage for songs that require open tunings, Min-ETune eliminates the hassle of long pauses in between songs or even the need to bring all that extra gear. Your Min-ETune comes with 12 popular preset alternate tunings. And in addition, you can also program up to six additional tunings yourself. You can even adjust your guitar’s tunings to match other instruments such as a piano.
The Min-ETune system is nothing short of revolutionary. With the addition of the new Tronical SpeedNut™ that solves the age-old problem of string slippage and intonation, now there’s nothing between you, your instrument, and the audience. And what better guitar to introduce the new Min-ETune system than the most sought after electric guitar in the world--the Les Paul.
Min-ETune™ Machine Heads
The new Epiphone Les Paul Classic-T gets in tune and stays in tune thanks to the Min-ETune system with vintage style keys with a 40:1 tuning ratio. The revolutionary Min-ETune is the only proven system to keep your guitar in tune. At the touch of a button, it automatically tunes to standard pitch as well as open tunings quickly and accurately. Any Epiphone guitar with Min-ETune feels the same, looks the same (the unit mounts onto the back of your guitar’s headstock), and plays the same. But most importantly, your guitar also sounds the same since Min-ETune works by tuning the actual strings, not by digital trickery that degrades your tone.
The Les Paul Classic-T's Min-ETune comes with 18 preset tunings including 12 factory presets and 6 user programmable presets. The factory presets alone cover all the classic blues, rock, country, and metal tunings including Standard E, DADGAD, LOW D, DROP D, Eb, DOUBLE DROP D, OPEN E, OPEN A, OPEN D, OPEN G, DOBRO, and ALL 4th tuning. Save time and money in the studio, keep the flow going on-stage, and enhance your creativity with new tunings. Alternate tunings are hard to master, especially for new players, but Min-ETune gets you in and out of 12 custom tunings in seconds. You can even tune to instruments like piano that might be slightly off of standard pitch. You take care of the playing—we’ll handle the tuning.
Just push a button, strum, and your perfectly tuned Les Paul Classic-T is ready to rock, write, or record. Min-ETune tunes all six strings simultaneously in seconds. Spend time playing--not tuning. (Your audience will thank you, too.)
There are other automatic tuning systems that work by digitally synthesizing the sound of a tuned string. But Min-ETune tunes your physical strings—no tricks and no digital processing. You’ll never hear one pitch coming out of your speakers and a different pitch coming out of your guitar. With Min-ETune, what you play is what you hear.
Top: AAA Flame Maple Veneer
Neck: 3-piece Hard Maple with Volute
Neck Shape: 1960s SlimTaper™
Neck Joint: Set
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard: Rosewood with "Trapezoid" Inlays
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 22 medium/jumbo
Neck Pickup: Epiphone Ceramic Plus-R™ Open Coil humbucker
Bridge Pickup: Epiphone Ceramic Plus-T™ Open Coil humbucker
Min-ETune™ Automatic Tuner System: Featuring 18 Tuning presets including 12 Factory Presets
3. LOW D
4. DROP D
6. DOUBLE DROP D
7. OPEN E
8. OPEN A
9. OPEN D
10. OPEN G
12. ALL 4th
6 User Programmable Presets
Controls: 1-Neck Volume,1-Neck Tone,1-Bridge Volume,1-Bridge Tone
Knobs: Top Hats with chrome metal inserts
Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone Toggle
Nut: Tronical SpeedNut™
Nut Width: 1.693"
Binding: Body Top - Black (1-layer); Fingerboard - Black (1-layer)
Headstock: Clipped Ear, 14 degree angle
Headstock Logo: Vintage "Epiphone" (Pearloid) w/ "Les Paul Model" in gold silkprint and "2014" logo on back of headstock
Truss Rod Cover: Bell shape, black and white (2-layer)
Truss Rod Logo: ”Les Paul Classic-T" in white
Machine Heads: Min-ETune™ Machine Heads with vintage style keys 40:1 ratio
Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: LockTone™ Stopbar
Strap Buttons: Yes
Back Cavity Cover: Black
Output: ¼” Epiphone Heavy Duty Non-Rotating Jack
Includes: Epiphone User manual, Min-ETune™ Quick Start Guide, 1 Min-ETune™ battery, MineETune™ Battery Charger
Typical Weight: (+/- 5%)9.1 lbs
Strings: D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46