There sure have been a lot of pretenders to the crown; plenty of guitars that claim to deliver that classic sound of the rock revolution. Some guitars might even claim to have improved upon tradition, but there's no denying one simple fact: there's no guitar that can quite match a Les Paul. The Epiphone Les Paul Custom captures the true rock essence of that most iconic of Gibson guitars at a price that makes history of its own.
The Les Paul is the signature guitar of the Gibson guitar company, and as their flagship model, LPs can fetch a handsome fee. Lucky for us, the Epiphone company makes the only licensed-by-Gibson Les Pauls in the world, meaning everyone can play the classic axe that gave first voice to rock n' roll's greatest guitarists, but at a rock-bottom price.
Les Paul: The Sound of Rock of Every Age
Those looking for a versatile guitar need look no further than the Epiphone Les Paul Custom. The classic Les Paul crunch has been a part of every major musical genre since Les Paul started experimenting with the first multitrack recordings, and the Epiphone LP captures every nuance of that multifaceted tone. Guitarists from every decade have employed the singing top end and gut-kicking low end of a humbucker-loaded Les Paul. Names like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Duane Allman, Ace Frehley, Alex Lifeson, Frank Zappa, Steve Jones, Stone Gossard, Dean DeLeo, Billie Joe Armstrong, Justin Hawkins -- the list goes on and on, with new legends being added every day from every corner of the stylistic globe. There's literally no kind of music that can't benefit from the musical, expressive tones of the Epiphone Les Paul Custom.
Exclusive Epiphone Hardware and Electronics
Epiphone and Gibson share a very special relationship with plenty of benefits. Gibson's decades of humbucker know-how helped shape the latest incarnation of the Epiphone humbucker, a wax-dipped tone machine that can go from articulate jazz comping to jangly rhythm strumming to scorching leads, all with almost zero extraneous noise. And, of course, none of that annoying single-coil hum.
Custom "Tuxedo" Appointments
With the officially Gibson-licensed Epiphone Les Paul Custom, getting a killer deal on an amazing guitar doesn't mean having to settle for a "standard" model -- this baby's got all the luxurious "tuxedo" appointments that makes the Gibson Les Paul Classic such a coveted instrument. Gold hardware, big block inlays, and three-ply binding around the body and fingerboard scream "dinner at Buckingham," even as the pickups scream "Anarchy in the UK!" Get your Les Paul Custom in classic Ebony or the forward-thinking Alpine White; both flawless finishes make the Epiphone Les Paul Custom's carved maple top gleam like Louis XIV's tea service.
Feels Like a Les Paul Because It Is a Les Paul
Great tone and good looks are just two sides of the total Les Paul package. A guitar isn't truly great without great playability. The Les Paul's sticking power is due to its feel, and Epiphone's Custom version feels every bit like the offspring of its Gibson predecessors. The neck profile is generous without feeling bulky. The frets are perfectly seated and polished to perfection. The set and glued neck-heel virtually disappears as you move up the scale, and the classic cutaway lets you flail away with ease up to the 22nd fret. Simply put, a guitar that plays this good will make you a better player.
When you're blazing a new trail into uncharted territories, its always a good idea to rely on the wisdom of those who have gone before. Take it from some of the greatest players in rock history: you can't go wrong with a Les Paul, and the Epiphone Les Paul Custom is an unbeatable deal on the real thing.
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