A Real LP Only Smaller! Epiphone's new LP-Express captures the look, sound and feel of their famous LP's but in a slightly smaller package that's perfect for younger players or for travel use. The neck has the same basic dimensions of a full-size guitar but the scale length is only 22.0" as compared to 24.75" on a full-size Les Paul. The result is a guitar that's more comfortable to play - especially for smaller players - while still maintaining good string tension when tuned to standard "E". Great Design Features! While the new LP-Express is a real Les Paul, Epiphone has incorporated in some unique design features to this small powerhouse. First, while the body is still Mahogany the neck on the Express is Hard Maple as opposed to the traditional Mahogany neck. This gives the guitar a little more high-end "bite" or brighter tone which effectively offsets the slightly looser string tension due to the shorter scale length. Additionally, the combination of the fully-adjustable "fixed" bridge with a string-through body design fits well on the smaller size body while adding sustain and making string changes a breeze. Finally, the neck is bolted in place securely using 4 recessed bolts set making upper fret access easier and very comfortable. Premium Additions! With the slightly looser string tension, it's even more important to have great tuners. Epiphone designed the new Express with premium, 14:1 ratio diecast tuners to give you excellent tuning accuracy and stability.