Epiphone Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar (with Case)

Complete with a Gibson-style "open book" headstock and authentic 490/498 pickups, this Epiphone Les Paul Custom is an affordable version of the real thing.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
490R and 498T humbucking pickups Sweet, vintage tone with crystal-clear character
Custom Shop Long Neck Tenon Adds more sustain and gives a richer tone
Ebony fretboard Dark color, tight grain; premium fretboard wood
Maple top Long sustain with crisp, bright tone

Thanks to the continued collaboration with Gibson Custom Shop, Epiphone proudly introduces the flagship, Les Paul Custom! Beneath the layers of its classic "tuxedo" appointments lies the crisp, edgy voice of a matched Gibson 490/498 Humbucker set, a solid Ebony fingerboard, a long neck tenon for maximum sustain and a two-piece maple top over a solid mahogany body which adds the perfect amount of sonic bite to everything from jazz to hard rock. It sounds as good as it looks, and it looks as good as it sounds!?

- Headstock Shape: Open Book
- Headstock:Custom Split Diamond Inlay
- Machine Heads: Grover Rotomatic 18:1
- Binding: 5 Ply W/B/W/B/W
- Neck: Mahogany
- Nut Width: 43mm
- Nut: GraphTech
- Neck Profile: Slim Taper
- Fingerboard: Ebony
- Inlay: MOP Block
- Scale Length: 24.75, 628mm
- Radius/Number of frets: 12", 22
- Body Style: Les Paul
- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Maple
- Top Binding: 7 PLY: W/B
- Back Binding: 5 PLY W/B/W/B/W
- Neck Pickup: Gibson 490
- Bridge Pickup: Gibson 498
- Controls: 2 Volume/2 Tone CTS Pots
- Knobs: Black Speed Knobs
- Plating: Gold
- Bridge: LockTone ABR
- Tailpiece: LockTone Stop Bar
- Case: Includes Hardshell Case
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Alpine White
Shipping Weight: 19.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ECLPCAWGH1
Shipping Weight: 19.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ECLPCEBGH1

In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of Epiphone's products and instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON
Web: https://www.epiphone.com/en-US/Support/Contact

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted April 4, 2024 by a customer from live.com

"A Rock Solid Alternative"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Nice fit & finish. Case is solid, possibly a little more sturdy and polished than older Epiphone cases. Clasps seem sturdier and case material better quality than some Epiphone cases I have experienced. I am writing a few points that I was thinking about before purchase that I have not seen info on. Most will be familiar with the Pickups, Bridge, Tuners, etc. All hardware seems appropriate to me. Binding looks nice, inlays are Mother of Pearl (a nice touch that could have been skipped) nice weight. Ebony board feels great, fret ends 98.9%. Maybe 2 were a little sharp, however, I will re-evaluate this weekend as I am in New England and the guitar shipped Cold! Needs to warm to home temperature and settle. Shipped with 10's. A little heavy for me and will change to 9's. Headstock looks great and guitar played well out of the box, again, considering it was cold.I feel one important feature of this guitar is the price. At $1400.00 (after tax is added) its not a cheap instrument. But, I feel it is in a price range that you wouldn't be hesitant to take it to a gig or play live. Sometimes, the higher end guitar, the less use it gets. Hope this helps out.

Sounds and feels like a Les Paul! I've never played a Custom, but this is very nice to me.

With the majority being same as Custom hardware, I have no complaints.

Ease of Use
Very playable out of box. Will get set up after string read more change to lighter gauge.

Well made. I feel these will appreciate in value also.

I understand the current conversation about Epiphone price "creep" getting out of hand. I do not feel you could get close to a Gibson Custom at this price point. Even the 1959 Outfit Les Pauls have jumped in price since their release. And let's face it, Inflation isn't going down anytime soon.

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I have always liked the Les Paul Custom since beginning playing in the 80's. This is probably the closest I will get. And that is OK with me!

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