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Epiphone Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar

Get the classic, iconic Gibson look and sound for an unbelievable price. This guitar features two humbuckers, a mahogany body and rosewood fretboard. (546) Read 48 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

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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Pickups: 2 Humbuckers

Hardware: Gold

Scale: 24.75 in.

Nut Width: 1.68 in.

Neck Joint: Set

Neck Material: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood/Block

Binding: Body/Neck/Headstock

Body Material: Mahogany/Alder

Top: Mahogany/Alder

Finishes: Alpine White, Ebony
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON

Product Description

The classic "tuxedo" look and world famous features that have made the Les Paul Custom a hit since 1954 are now available in a great price range with the Epiphone Les Paul Custom. Multiple bound body with arched top and gold hardware, a quick mahogany neck for great action and feel and a solid, glued neck joint for stability and a great sustain all come together to make this guitar one of the best values on the market today.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Epiphone is stepping it up, so save 3 grand, and at least play one!"
Sound: I got lucky and got a Push-Pull Coil-Tapping set up! As far as everyone wanting to change the pickups, must have got lucky again, these are staying put. Everything from crisp cleans, mellow blues to pig squealing harmonics! Did I mention the sustain! I play mostly blues, but set for anything. Feature: I got a nice Epiphone hard-shell case, with amp cord, and truss rod wrench. Only thing I would love would be an Ebony fretboard, and I would call it even as far as looks and sound compared to you know who, the price difference makes me sick, and can't discuss it! Ease of Use: It has your standard Les Paul set-up, 2 volume, 2 tone, for each humbucker, but in my case the volume pots pull to split to single-coil. Even though rosewood and not Ebony, still very fast, and with no Maple cap, a little lighter, if you can call it light! Quality: Been playing off and on for 20 yrs. have owned or played about everything, and own a PRS now. This Epiphone sounds as good if not better than my PRS, and would put it up against the $3,800.00 version as well, as a matter of fact I did. its a no brainer, same sound, same looks(headstock, I know),over 3 grand cheaper! My ego is not that big, and I don't know if I would want a gibson right now. Even if you change pick-ups, and electronics, you could still buy 3 more! Built like a tank, taken care, should be around as long as I am! Value: Like I said I have played awhile, and I'm not Jimmi, or SRV, but I know good tone, and this has it, maybe luck, but I'll take it. Just goes to show, play as many different kinds as you can, the guitar just might pick you! Value is ridiculous, like I said, almost 4 of these Epis for the price of 1 Gibson, please! Manufacturer Support: No problems, but may call to order another one. The Wow Factor: It's the guitar most everyone wants, it's a Custom, the Gold just jumps off the white, even if it fades, it will add character. I thought my Paul Allender Purple Bat-inlayed was perfect, but this might tie it! At this price you can play it too, and not put in a trophy case! Overall: It seems like it will hold up, Mahogany same as the others, was put together well, nothing loose after constant play for a few weeks, Epiphone has come a long way with quality, it compliments my PRS, and when plugged into Guitar Rig, or Amplitude 3, yes I'm a cheapo, but getting better at making ya second guess what is real, and what isn't! If it was lost would definitely buy another.
Style of Music: Classic Rock, Blues, some heavy stuff
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Sound: This model has an alder top instead of the maple top. The combination of the mahogany back with the alder top gives it a more sharper tone than the maple top with mahogany back. It took me a little bit to adjust to this. I had to make some adjustments to my amp to get the sound I wanted but it does sound and sustain great. The Epi standard in my opinion is just as good if not better. I'm not completely sure that $600 is what they should charge for this model. I'm thinking it should be the same price as the standard. I don't see how the extra binding around the guitar makes it any better. Feature: Standard les paul. It does have coil tapping. pull the knob out and you have single coil operation. I personally do not care for single coil they come with a lot of unwanted noise. Gold hardware in my opinion is the best features that the guitar comes with. I've had a lot of compliments on how my guitar looks. Ease of Use: Standard issue. If you buy this guitar it will need the neck adjusted and a complete set up by a professional and it's ready to roll. Quality: I ordered one and it was so jacked that I had to return it for a new one. Got the new guitar in and once again the neck was way out of adjustment. Not just a little bit but a good full turn on the truss rod. Not sure if i like the humbuckers in it or not either. I like my standard right from the factory. This could be related to the coil tapping pots that come with the custom. Either way when it comes down to it a gibson les paul are very expensive and not really reasonable to take out to gigs, the epi's are affordable, sound great and can take a beating. I've owned 3, broke the head stock off one and still own the other two. Easy repair for the broken head stock. Value: This guitar is nice and looks great. But I am a working man I need quality not flash. I would buy another Epiphone standard in a second but I would not purchase another custom ever again. They are over priced and in my opinion not as well set up as the standard. If the custom cost the same as a standard I would consider it. It would be nice if they offered this model with the maple top and without the coil tapping pots. Manufacturer Support: I have never dealt with epiphone or gibson support. The Wow Factor: They look sweet but it was very deceiving. I had to do some major work on the guitar in order to get it into a playable state. Be careful go to the store and look it over before you lay down 600 on it, the standard may not look as good but they sound and play just as good if not better at a much cheaper price and they offer Overall: I don't plan on getting rid of this guitar or any guitar I own they all have their place and their own sound.
Style of Music: classic rock to modern
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