In the early development of the electric guitar, the Gibson Les Paul model was absolutely revolutionary. It is easily one of the most recognizable electric guitar designs. Particularly influential was the late-'50s Les Paul with its Flame Maple top and iconic Heritage Cherry Sunburst.
When the late-'50s design was revived in 1968, Gibson followed it up with the Les Paul Standard Bass in 1968. This four-string counterpart of the unmistakable Les Paul guitar provides the right look on the stage as well as powerful low-end presence.
In the early 2000s, Epiphone began building this design in their Korean Saein factory. The Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass features a long 34" scale, a Flame Maple top, an Alder body, and two humbucking pickups. Because of the placement of the pickups and the flexible volume and tone controls, you're able to dial in a wide range of sounds—brighter attack all the way to smooth, dark low rumbling. Its nut measures 1.65", and it has a medium C-shape neck.
This 2004 Epiphone Les Paul Standard Bass has been gently used, and it's in nice shape overall (see photos). Its Flame Maple top is gorgeous, and who can argue with that Heritage Cherry Sunburst? There's one noticeable top ding on the edge near the strap button, and the back shows some wear around the edge of lower bout (probably from a guitar stand that didn't have a lot of cushion). This bass teeters on the heavy side—10 lbs 5.3 oz. It is setup with fast, low action, and it includes a Levy's gig bag.