The Epiphone Les Paul is a line of solid body electric guitars produced by Epiphone as a more modestly priced version of the famous Gibson Les Paul. Epiphone is a subsidiary of the Gibson Guitar Corporation and manufactures the Les Paul and other budget models at a lower cost in Asia. Visually and ergonomically, it is almost identical to a Gibson Les Paul. Because of the low price, similar looks, and the close relationship with Gibson, many guitarists buy an Epiphone as one of their first guitars.Very similar to a Gibson Les Paul Standard, it has a solid mahogany or alder body, Set-neck mahogany neck (most models) with a rosewood fretboard, Alnico Classic Humbuckers, Grover Machine Heads and a Tune-o-matic bridge. Is considered by some to be the flagship Les Paul model made by Epiphone. There is also "Plain-Top" model that features a plain maple top and a "Plus-Top" model that features a flame maple top.""