Yes, also I think all epiphones are great student models. Compared to Gibson.
I think epiphone is trying to hit two markets, the travel guitar. Like they have small pine / quart or half gallon size strats (depending on your height and width), and those travel guitars look weird / alien / headless horseman or too nichy, but everyone can get onboard with a mini tele or mini LP etc. The other market is the elementary school of rock kids. Of course like most toys, adults will get the most play. A bonus is the prices are pre Covid Squire range, so that'll help get more sold.
I had a 3/4 sized les paul similar to this many years ago. Was my main guitar for years going through school. Played great, sounded fine. Only complaint was that it was made of really soft wood and dented easily (a common property with less expensive japanese guitars from that era). these look like they're made to last
This Power Player series is much more of a useful instrument than any of the previous "toy guitar" sized past releases from epiphone.
Nothing wrong with those, I've got a guitar with that tiny scale. but the Power Play scale is less toy and more instrument.
Reminds me of the student guitars from the late 50's early 1960's. More playable... more useful but less portable. National, Harmony, even gibson made guitars targeted at beginners that were close to the power play scale size.
Yo!!! Mahogany (body + neck!!!), 4 pots, 3 way switch, 2 pickups, binding, trapeze markers.
The real Les Paul, just a little smaller!
Good student model. Good road guitar.
This is very cool. Bravo, Epiphone!