Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar

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Epiphone's version of the "Tuxedo" Les Paul features gold hardware and ProBucker pickups that can be coil-tapped when you want that single-coil bite.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Epiphone ProBucker pickups Based on Gibson BurstBuckers & vintage PAF pickups
Push/pull coil splitting Switch between humbucking and single-coil tones
LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar bridge Epiphone proprietary lock-in hardware
SlimTaper D neck profile Comfortable, familiar-feeling neck shape
The Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO is instantly recognizable for its defining custom-line good looks and features. Underneath that gleaming outfit, however, is a guitar that can really let loose.

Elegant "Tuxedo" Les Paul Looks

Les Paul himself conceived the idea of a Custom line of his signature instrument back in 1954. With its classy looks, the Les Paul Custom guitar came to be known as the model that looked good with a tuxedo. Epiphone's Les Paul Custom PRO continues that tradition of elegance with appointments like the signature custom headstock inlay and binding around the guitar's body, headstock, and neck. The guitar is all-mahogany, from its body to its neck, with a maple veneer top. The Les Paul Custom PRO has elegant nickel hardware to match its out-on-the-town vibe, including a unique all-metal 3-way pickup selector switch.

A Dressed-Up Rocker

Sparkle and flash aside, a Les Paul Custom's sound has to set it apart from the pack. The Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO delivers on this front through its coil-tappable Epiphone ProBucker pickups in the bridge and neck positions. Inspired by Gibson's BurstBucker pickups, ProBuckers are constructed with unevenly wound coils and Alnico 2 magnets, to deliver a sound reminiscent of legendary Gibson Patent-Applied-For humbuckers.

Full of Modern Upgrades

The Les Paul Custom PRO does stray from its predecessors by sporting a slim taper D-profile neck. This is a more slender neck than classic Les Pauls and many read more prefer it for fast fretboard runs and easier chord changes. Epiphone tweaked the classic Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar design with the LockTone mode featured on the Les Paul Custom PRO. This combination improves sustain and tuning stability by locking the stopbar onto its posts.

Get an overview of the Les Paul Custom Pro in this video from Epiphone:


Features:

- Mahogany body
- Mahogany slim taper D profile neck
- 22 medium-jumbo frets
- Epiphone ProBucker pickups in bridge and neck positions
- All-metal 3-way toggle switch
- Neck volume, neck tone, bridge volume, and bridge tone controls
- Locktone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar for improved sustain
- Gold hardware
- 7-layer body, 5-layer headstock, and 1-layer fretboard binding
- Grover 16:1 ratio tuning machine heads
- Tappable tone knob with phase switch

Sling on a snazzy Les Paul Custom Pro and get ready to rock in style -- tuxedo optional.
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- Top: maple veneer
- Body: mahogany
- Neck: mahogany
- Neck Shape: SlimTaper(TM) "D" profile with a satin finish
- Neck Joint: glued-in
- Truss Rod: adjustable
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard: pearloid block inlays
- Neck Pickup: ProBucker(TM)-2 (4-wire)
- Bridge Pickup: ProBucker(TM)-3 (4-wire)
- Controls: Epiphone all-metal 3-way pickup selector
- -Neck pickup tone with push/pull Phase switch
- -Bridge pickup volume with push/pull coil-splitting,
- -Bridge pickup tone
- Nut: Graphtech(R) NuBone(TM)
- Binding: -Body Top (5-ply white/black)
- -Body Back (5-ply white/black)
- -Fingerboard (1-ply white)
- -Headstock (5-ply white/black)
- -Body(1-ply cream)
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo
- Bridge: LockTone(TM)
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Hardware: gold
- Machine Heads: Grover(R) Rotomatic(TM); 18:1 ratio
- Colors: Ebony (EB), Alpine White (AW)
- Guitar Weight: 6.5-7lbs
- Optional: Hard Case
- Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 8.7 lbs
- Strings: D'Addario(R) 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46

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 Les Paul Custom PRO Guitar

The Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Mr. Les Paul himself wanted to convey to audiences that the solid body electric guitar was not a fad but a superb and challenging instrument and that his signature axe, the Les Paul, was the king of all electric solid body guitars. So, Les requested a Les Paul with a custom color finish in solid black and solid white with gold hardware that would blend well with a tuxedo.

The result was the Les Paul Custom, or the "tuxedo" Les Paul, as it became known among fans. The Les Paul Custom quickly became one of the most recognized guitars in the world and Les himself used his Les Paul Custom in concert, on his weekly television show with wife Mary Ford and on his album covers, including his famous duet with pal Chet Atkins, Chester and Lester.

Now with Epiphone's superior ProBucker(TM) humbucker pickups with coil-splitting along with the Custom's classic gold hardware, fully bound body, neck and headstock, and pearloid inlays, we think you'll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO is "dressed to kill."

Features:

- Coil-Splitting via push/pull controls
- ProBucker(TM) pickups
- Graphtech(R) Nubone Nut
- Now with push/pull Phase switch
(64 ratings)
Submitted October 8, 2013 by Ted Duvall in Lugoff, SC
"What A Deal!!!!!!!!!!"
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I ordered the Les Paul Custom Pro from zZounds as a "Blemished" item for $399, & just received it yesterday as promised. Not only did I save a load of money (which I really needed to do budget wise) I got the Guitar of my dreams! The instrument came packed very securely, & just needed to be tuned (the intonation was spot on) When I opened & unwrapped the package I was speechless, & there really is no words that can accurately describe the beauty of the instrument, upon first sight. after I tuned it through my Vox Tonelab SE plugged into two Lake Placid Blue Fender Frontman 25's & engaged the sound, I was absolutely floored. The Burstbuckers produced every good cliche'd description of tone you could ever hope to hear, the sound & tone is just breathtaking. The push/pull coil splitting volume pots, work just as described & I could not hear any noise what so ever in either single coil mode. It also comes with the Tone Pro's Tune-O-Matic bridge set up, & I don't know if it does indeed add sustain, because the guitar already has it in spades. & I will have to let you know about the ease of string changes later, because I haven't changed strings on it yet. The strings that came with it (whatever they are) sound & feel great to me, so I'm not of the mind to change them just yet. That in itself was a very pleasant surprise. The guitar weighs in at just 10 pounds, & that suits me just fine as I like a little heft in an read more

Musical Background:
Life long Semi Pro

Musical Style:
Rock/Blues/Jazz
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