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Epiphone Limited Edition Inspired by 1955 Les Paul Custom Outfit Electric Guitar (with Case)

This limited-run Epiphone pays tribute to what some consider the most beautiful guitar ever: the 1955 Les Paul Custom with soapbar pickups and gold hardware. (7) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Ebony fretboard Delivers strong high-midrange and crisp treble
P-90 pickups Bright and clear; strong mids, great lows

Epiphone LE Inspired by 1955 LP Custom

Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit, a historic reissue of one of the most popular Les Pauls ever made. Featuring Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups, gold hardware, an Ebony fretboard, and a vintage style hard case.

The Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit is an historic reissue of the "tuxedo" Les Paul that Les designed to be the most beautiful electric guitar ever made with a striking Ebony finish with gold hardware that would not only look great with a "tux" but would also convince skeptics that the new--and controversial -- "solid body" electric guitar was a refined and classy instrument.

This guitar has the same profile of 50s era Les Paul Customs with a Mahogany body in an Aged Gloss Ebony finish and a 5-layer (black &white) pickguard. The Mahogany neck has a 50s style Rounded "C" profile and is glued deep into the body with Titebond glue so the entire instrument resonates as a single piece of wood. The top of the body has 7-layer Ivory and Black color binding while the Ebony fingerboard has single layer Ivory color binding. The neck has 24.75" scale length, a 14" radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, and vintage style Split Diamond Pearloid inlays.

Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups

The Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit is powered by Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups with gold pole screws. P-90 pickups are recognized as the most powerful and versatile single-coil pickups ever made and were Les' favorite style of pickup for his personal Les Pauls. Each pickup has individual tone and volume controls with Black "Top Hat" knobs with metal pointers. The 3-way Pickup Selector switch has an Amber colored toggle cap.

Heavy Duty Hardware

The "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit comes with Epiphone's Heavy-Duty Non-Rotating 1/4" output jack with a Square Jack Plate, a gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, and gold Epiphone "Deluxe" machine heads with an 18:1 ratio on a split dovewing headstock with the Epiphone logo in Pearloid. The dual action truss rod has a 2-layer black & white cover with "1955 Les Paul Custom" in white. A vintage style hard case and certificate of authenticity case are included.

Features:

- Mahogany body
- Mahogany neck
- Gibsons USA Soapbar P-90 pickups
- Ebony fingerboard
- Hardcase included

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- Finish: Aged Gloss
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: 1950's Rounded-C
- Neck Joint: Glued-In
- Truss Rod: Adjustable; Dual-Action
- Truss Rod Cover: 2-layer; Black/White; "1955 Les Paul Custom" in White
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony with "Block" Pearloid Inlays
- Nut: Ivory PVC
- Headstock Inlay: "Split Diamond" in Pearloid; "Epiphone" logo in Pearloid
- Neck Pickup: Gibson USA Soapbar P-90
- Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA Soapbar P-90
- Controls: 3-way Pickup Selector with Amber toggle cap
- Neck Pickup Volume
- Bridge Pickup Volume
- Neck Pickup Tone
- Bridge Pickup Tone
- Knobs: Black "Top Hats" with metal pointers
- Binding Top: (7-layer); Ivory/Black color
- Fingerboard: (1-layer); Ivory color
- Headstock: (5-layer); Ivory/Black color
- Body Back: (5-layer); Ivory/Black color
- Fingerboard Radius: 14"
- Pickguard: (5-Layer); Black/White
- Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Hardware: Gold
- Output Jack: Epiphone Heavy-Duty, Non-Rotating 1/4" with Square Jack Plate
- Machine Heads: Epiphone "Deluxe"; 18:1 ratio
- Strap Buttons: Yes
- Includes:
- Vintage-Style Hard Case
- Certificate of Authenticity
- Epiphone Limited Lifetime
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (7 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Dollar for dollar this beats a Gibson"
Sound: I play blues and rock mostly. This guitar compliments my Fender Strats perfectly. The P90s scream with authority and they clean up very well when making use of the volume and tone controls. The sound is still distinctly Les Paul even with single coils pickups - they just play much cleaner with less mud in the tone which was a problem I have found on nearly all modern Gibson guitars sans Custom Shop. Feature: I enjoy every part of this guitar except one - the knobs. I think they are entirely too plain for the looks and I have already swapped them for gold knobs with the silver tops to make the guitar pop just a bit more and I have also removed the pick guard. These features are purely cosmetic and each player will have their own taste. Ease of Use: Once I adjusted the pickup height I can pull up nearly any tone I need from this guitar either by using the selector switch, volume, tone knobs, or any combination of those. The neck is thick without being uncomfortable and that makes it an absolute joy to play. Quality: This guitar will likely last as long as I let it. Epiphone makes tremendous products - especially in this price range. All I have to so is keep it set up, restrung, in tune, and in the case when I'm not using it and it will be around longer than me. Value: I could have bought a Gibson for the same price that would have had a neck I disliked, or muddy pickups, or a weird finish, or needed tons of work out of the box. Instead I bought this and aside from the pickups being a bit too low for my specific taste it was worth each and every penny. Manufacturer Support: I have never had to reach out to Gibson or Epiphone for anything. The Wow Factor: When no one sees the headstock my friends think that I received one he'll of a Christmas bonus. Then when they find out that it was a sub $1,000 guitar they are blown away. Two other guitarists I know and play with don't care for Les Pauls and they like this instrument. Overall: I came across this guitar while trying to replace my 1997 Les Paul Standard. I sold it years ago as I started to stray towards being a full time bassist. Now I am back at full time guitar and I needed a Les Paul because I already had two Strats. I did not want to spend more than $1,000 on a guitar because I could not justify the cost of anything else in the Gibson line. After playing Les Paul Studio Fadeds, Tributes, and used Studio Deluxe I was disappointed in how if I liked the pickups then the neck was too thin, if I liked the finish the pickups were muddy, if the neck was great then it had a finish I did not care for. Too many options made it very hard to decide on which guitar was going to do it for me. Finally, I found one of these guitars and everything clicked. The neck is robust but not so much that I didn't feel at home. The pickups are crisp, articulate, and even for being single coils sound remarkably thick like what I would expect from humbuckers. The finish is satin all over and reminds me of nitro though I do not believe it is and the whole setup is classy. Ebony fingerboard, multi-ply binding, fantastic inlays, USA pickups, brown hardshell case with the pink lining make this the best value for your money spent.
Style of Music: Blues, rock, blues rock, psychedelic rock.
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Overall: I said, yeah right. Picked up one, played it and was amazed. Real p90 with EBONY board. I am a serious guitar snob and got my butt handed to me on this one. The price is ridiculous and it looks great. I now own the guitar and it sits among the rest of my 2 and 3 thousand dollar guitars proudly.
Style of Music: rock, country, alt country.
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