How Many Frets Are On A Les Paul Epiphone?

Frets and scale length make a big difference in your playing style. So how many frets are on a Les Paul Epiphone? The answer is almost always 22 frets. This is due to Epiphone being modeled after Gibson guitars.

How Many Frets Are On A Les Paul Epiphone?

How Many Frets Are On A Les Paul Epiphone? And Why?

Les Paul models are known for having 22 frets. This is the same whether we are talking about the Epiphone Les Paul, or it’s big brother Gibson. This comes from the history of the electric guitar, and the heritage.

Both the SG and Les Paul both use 22 frets, in fact. Although Epiphone (and Gibson’s) SG guitars are quite a bit lighter.

Early electric guitars used 22 frets as a standard due to the scale length of most guitars. These days, many guitars have 24 frets and a much longer scale length. This gives you a slightly higher range and more space to play on the fretboard.

Traditional 22 frets and 24.75 Scale length: Gibson and Epiphone alike are known for making “classic” instruments. This means that over the years, the specs and features have rarely changed since their inception in the 1950’s.

The first Les Paul models in production used this shorter scale and 22 frets. It is pretty cool that the Les Paul remains popular “as is”. Epiphone builds all of their guitars to Gibson specification to this day and it remains one of the most popular guitars on the planet!

How Many Frets Are On A Les Paul Epiphone?

While 24 fret guitars dominate the metal market, many professional players still use 22 fret guitars. Take a look at Slash or Zakk Wylde! They both shred with 22 fret guitars, on their Les Paul models.

So how many frets are on a Les Paul Epiphone? Always 22, due to the fact that they still follows historically accurate blueprints for their guitars! Playing a Les Paul is a lot like playing a piece of history.

So while 24 fret guitars are popular, I don’t think we will ever see 22 fret guitars go away. Epiphone Les Paul models are played by guitarists in every genre of music, in every style.

Christoper Horton

Christopher started playing guitar in 1994 at 14 years old. He has been a part of the Metal community for the last 25 years and has 11 solo albums under his belt. Christopher started his career in Atlanta, Georgia in the late 90's, later securing a major label record deal in the early 2000s under the name IAMSOUND. He worked briefly as a hired gun in Los Angeles before he opened his own studio in 2010 in Savannah, Georgia. Chris has worked with some big names over the years like Tripping Daisy, Kylesa, Baroness, and the legendary Reflux.

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