Epiphone Les Paul Modern Electric Guitar

Epiphone Les Paul Modern Electric Guitar

Take your performance to the next level thanks to the pro features of the Les Paul Modern. A pair of coil-splittable ProBuckers offer a range of tasty tones.

Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Electric Guitar (with Case)

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This hot-rodded Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul boasts a quilted maple top and a powerful 490R/498T humbucker complement, complete with push/pull coil-tapping.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
490R and 498T humbucking pickups Sweet, vintage tone with crystal-clear character
Push/pull coil splitting Switch between humbucking and single-coil tones
SpeedTaper D neck profile Very slim, fast neck shape -- shredder's delight
LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar bridge Epiphone proprietary lock-in hardware
The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX electric guitar is a unique and exciting offering from Epiphone. It boasts beauty and features that set it into a class all its own. Equipped with Gibson USA 490R/498T humbuckers both wired to push/pull coil-taps, and loaded with aesthetic touches that take it beyond most of its sibling Les Pauls, this souped-up Epiphone just begs to be taken out and played.

Rock Solid and Really Gorgeous

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX is built with an all-mahogany body, and set with a distinctive quilted maple veneer top. The neck is mahogany too, with a SpeedTaper D-profile taking its cue from the classic Les Paul designs of the late 1960s. The neck radius measures a comfortable 14 inches, and is 1.68 inches across at the graphite nut. The classic mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle design inlays gleam beautifully in the light. This Les Paul Custom Plus is topped off with a unique headstock with 5-ply white and black binding, and a distinctive mother-of-pearl design on the headstock face.

Updated Electronics with Push/Pull Tone Knobs

In the pickup slots the Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX has a 490R holding down the neck position and a 498T in the bridge. The 490R features a genuine Alnico II bar magnet and the 498T carries an Alnico-V bar magnet. These Alnicos yield a significantly hotter sound than the classic PAF design. In short, they were designed to deliver a more versatile and powerful sound for contemporary players. read more Both pickups benefit hugely from a four-conductor wiring scheme, and each is wired here to its own Push/Pull knobs for splitting the coils if so desired. This essentially doubles the tonal capabilities of a normal Les Paul, allowing the humbuckers to function more like single-coil pickups.

Hardware Built to Last

The hardware on the Prophecy GX definitely sets it in a class of its own. The controls are a unique gold metal barrel design with mother-of-pearl inlaid tops -- a very attractive detail. The LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece are matched with the same gold tone, as are the straplocks and the exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack. The tuners are matching gold Grover machine heads with 14:1 turn ratio. The Prophecy GX comes with own hard case so that you can keep this beautiful instrument safe when you're not playing it.

Features:

- Mahogany body with stunning Quilt Maple top
- Super-fast Mahogany neck with SpeedTaper D-profile with satin finish
- Powerful 490R/498T humbucker combination with push/pull coil-tapping for each pickup
- Individual volume and tone controls for each pickup
- Gold-toned hardware
- Hard case included
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- Body: Mahogany
- Top: Quilt Maple
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: SpeedTaper D-Profile Satin Finish
- Neck Joint: Glued-in set neck
- Scale: 24.75 in.
- Frets: 24, jumbo
- Fingerboard Radius: 14 in.
- Binding: Mother of pearl stickpin on headstock face/Mother of pearl and abalone block and triangle on 1,3,5,7,9,12, & 15th fret/Mother of pearl blocks on 17, 19, 21, and 24th fret
- Nut Width: 1.68
- Nut Material: Graphite
- Machine Heads: Grover 14:1
- Neck Pickup: Gibson USA 490R humbucker
- Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA 498T humbucker
- Controls:
- 1-neck volume with push/pull coil tapping
- 1-neck tone
- 1-bridge volume with push/pull coil tapping
- 1-bridg tone
- Pickup selector: Epiphone all-metal 3-way toggle
- Knobs: Metal barrel with mother of pearl inlaid tops
- Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: LockTone Stopbar
- Output jack: Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy duty output jack
- Straplocks: Epiphone exclusive
- Color: Black Cherry (BC) and Heritage Cherry Sunburst (HS)


In order to continually improve the design, quality, and performance of their products and instruments, Epiphone reserves the right to change specifications without notice.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-4GIBSON

Epiphone Prophecy LP Custom Plus GX

The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX electric guitar is the supreme Les Paul for those who dare to break ground in speed, sound, and technique. And now, the GX Outfit features Gibson USA's powerful 490R/498T humbucker combination with push/pull coil-tapping for each pickup, an elegant mother of pearl and abalone block and triangle inlay and pickup individual volume and tone controls in the traditional Les Paul layout.

The Tradition

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit features a Mahogany body with a stunning Quilt Maple veneer top. The super-fast Mahogany neck has a SpeedTaper D-profile with a satin finish and a 24.75 inch scale. The fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets, a 14 inch radius, a standard 1.68 inch graphite nut, and beautiful mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle inlays. The classic Epiphone Clipped Dove wing headstock has 5-ply white and black binding with a mother of pearl stickpin design on the headstock face and Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX on the bell-shaped truss rod cover.

Groundbreaking Les Paul Sound

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX features a Gibson USA 490R humbucker in the neck position and a Gibson USA 498T in the bridge position. The 490R features an Alnico II bar magnet and the 498T carries an Alnico-V bar magnet. These pickups have the traditional characteristics with a modern edge to give your tone a distinct personality. Best of all, each pickup features coil tapping via a push/pull control at each pickup's volume knob. The Prophecy GX also features individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Epiphone Hardware Built to Last

The Prophecy GX gold hardware goes beyond anything seen before in the Prophecy series beginning with the GX's gold metal barrel controls with mother of pearl inlaid tops, the legendary gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, a gold Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack, and gold Epiphone Straplocks. The Prophecy GX also includes gold Grover 14:1 machine heads for superb tuning accuracy, just like you find on all the best Les Pauls. The Prophecy GX also includes a hard case so you have the security to take your GX anywhere the music takes you.

Features

- Mahogany body with stunning Quilt Maple top
- Super-fast Mahogany neck with SpeedTaper D-profile with satin finish
- Powerful 490R/498T humbucker combination with push/pull coil-tapping for each pickup
- Individual volume and tone controls for each pickup
- Gold, quality hardware
- Hard case included
(29 ratings)
Submitted January 10, 2016 by Robert Daughtery in Milton, IA
"Very fine instrument !!!"
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful.
This guitar was a huge surprise when I opened the box. I have had it for 4 months now and it is still a surprise everytime i take it out of the case. Visually it is beautiful. But the true test came when I plugged it in and tuned it. Very nice sound, the Gibson Pickups give a wide range of tone and with the Coil Tapping capability the range is limitless. The guitar stays in tune with the Grover tuners. The neck is attractive with the mother of pearl and abalonie inlays, and stainless steel frets. It is a great affordable guitar built with excellent quality, well worth the investment.

Sound
The sound quality is excellent whether you are playing clean twangy country or crunching out some hardcore metal, this guitar will handle it all.

Features
The Grover tuners are awesome, they hold a tune very good, way better than the cheaper guitars I was used to. The Gibson Pickups put out a very wide range of sounds, the Coil Tapping capability is an excellent feature.

Ease of Use
Very easy to play, sits well if you are sitting on a stool and hangs good on a strap for stand up play. It is a little heavy if you are used to a lighter cheaper guitar, but after a couple weeks it is no longer an issue.

Quality
The guitar is very well made, one of the nicer Epiphone I have ever seen. All good quality hardware and the finish is superb.

Value read more
This guitar is worth every penny of its selling price, which is very reasonable and affordable.

Manufacturer Support
Reason for low rating on this topic, I Have not had any reason to contact Epiphone about this instrument.

The Wow Factor
The quality for the price. I have always played cheap couple hundred dollar guitars. I decided I wanted an upscale Epiphone to replace my Cheap beginner Epiphone, after doing a lot of homework and review reading, this is the one I chose. It is a very attractive price, and when side by side with the Cheap one, they look like two different guitars except for the Les Paul body style, this one is way better built, with higher quality, a set neck, unlike the bolt on of the other, better hardware and it feels like you have something in your hands. Plus Zzounds made it possible for me to jam with the play as you pay option.

Musical Background:
8 years

Musical Style:
Rock, Blues, Heavy Metal
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