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The king of solid body guitars, the Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Les Paul himself sugges...Read More

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A professionally upgraded Les Paul Custom with looks that kill.

The king of solid body guitars, the Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Les Paul himself suggested black as a great color for a new Les Paul because it looked "classy" and went well with a tuxedo on stage. Now with its ebony or antique white finish, the Les Paul Custom has often been referred to as the "tuxedo" Les Paul.

And with its gold appointments, fully bound body, neck and headstock and mother-of-pearl inlays, we think you'll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Custom is "dressed to kill". Now featuring ProBucker 2 and ProBucker 3 humbucking pickups, gold hardware, multi-binding on body (top and back), neck and headstock as well as split-diamond pearloid headstock and fretboard inlays, it's as gorgeous as it is deadly. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Veneer
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: ProBucker 2
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: ProBucker 3
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull phase series switch, Push-pull coil splitting 
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil split
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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EpiphoneLes Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 36 reviews)

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    (28)

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    (6)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (26)
  • Good feel (24)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Solid electronics (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (26)
  • Jamming (24)
  • Recording (21)
  • Small venues (17)
  • Rock concerts (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing Guitar!!!

First Impressions:
The guitar in Alpine White is absolutely stunning! Every aspect from craftsmanship to the weight is perfect.

Meat & Potatoes:
This guitar represents what Gibson...Read complete review

First Impressions:
The guitar in Alpine White is absolutely stunning! Every aspect from craftsmanship to the weight is perfect.

Meat & Potatoes:
This guitar represents what Gibson and Epiphone are all about! Aside from making my own nut and trust-rod minor adjustments, the guitar is great! I was a little skeptical about the ProBuckers and the split coils, but these things will play anything. The out-of-phase switch really makes a unique tone. The 500Ohm pods are very sensitive and a little adjustment goes a long way. There is simply no limitations of sound that this guitar can't handle. I play mainly digital equipment and I couldn't find one amp or music genre that I couldn't play this guitar on. A lot of people want to change these pickups out and they are CRAZY!
The only thing I noticed that caught my fingers was the frets. They seemed to be coated with a protectant. After changing the strings and rubbing down the fretboard with a neck conditioner it was gone. The body weights and feels amazing. Some people have shipping issues with minor things such as broken toggle switches, but I found mine in perfect condition. In fact, the guitar was packaged and shipped with great care to ensure the guitar arrived in mint condition.

Bottom Line:
This guitar simply cannot be over looked because it doesn't have a name your looking for!! Gibson's and Epiphone's quality really shines through on this guitar. It feels great, plays great, and is in a very respectable price range. I usually change out a few items on my guitars, but I can't see anything that needs replacing. Buy it-you won't regret it! I would take this guitar to any show without a backup hands down.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A low cost alternative to a gibby, but..

Recv first " second" restock,to save a little dough.Was a great option in the past , but this one? Was not very playable, set up was poor. tried to...Read complete review

Recv first " second" restock,to save a little dough.Was a great option in the past , but this one? Was not very playable, set up was poor. tried to set up, but it was still poor. no ring, no sustain, dead fret near nut....huh? It's a Les Paul? Well sent it back , next one better. still a bit of neck backbow...maybe from poor storage, long shipping, etc. , unsure why. Corrected that slight issue, then new strings and setup. I like really low action, this one is close, but can't achieve the same action as my gibs'. Neck feels fatter,rounder...and seems narrow at the nut...did not measure, going on feel. Plays ok, little buzz, no dead frets, but even the upgraded p/u's sounded a little thin and brittle. Binding on rear of lower horn pretty iffy, but not usually seen. There may be better options in the price range, too bad-always wanted a L/P custom...Stared saving again. I will keep to use as backup or for outdoor functions. let my studio or std. do the real work...too bad. Picked up my studio right after playing, difference in playability and tone are light years apart. Spent the same dough on a Str@t mex and it looks and plays as it should, great. maybe look at some others, unless you too, really wanted a custom.

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5.0

I would recomend this to a friend

By Zero's accent

from Detroit Mi.

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

    I am an intermediate level player and have owned Gibson's in the past, which are great guitars, but the price tag is a bit out of my range. This guitar feels and plays and sounds as close to a Gibson as any can. The guitar is a beauty to look at and play and it came in perfect condition, not a mark on it and it was playable right out of the box without a set up, although i will have it set up anyway as I only just got it. The only thing I didn't like was the strings because I am used to a lighter gauge string, but that is nothing to complain about. It came regular shipping, and because of the 4th of July holiday it took 5 days when it normally would have taken 2. I just have to say that I love this instrument and expect it to be with me for a long time.

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    5.0

    Worth Every Penny.

    By GBM321

    from Tucumcari, NM

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

      You can't go wrong with this guitar. It's hands down one of the best guitars Epiphone has ever made. The neck is smooth and has a lot of speed to it, the pick ups have so much clarity and are capable of producing any sound you want for any style of music you play, the craftsmanship is unbelievable and will keep you in awe every single time you pick it up and start playing it, it's incredibly beautiful!(I got the Ebony&Gold!), and the hardware is perfect!

      If you're wanting a real solid all around amazing guitar for the perfect price, this one is for you.
      I would put this up against anything, anytime, anywhere.

      This guitar is worth every penny. Epiphone has truly made something special here.

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      5.0

      Beautiful finish very playable great action sounds awesome

      By Jr

      from Pa

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        Appearance Awesome

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        5.0

        I would buy it again

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

          It is heavy but does not detract from its awesomeness

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This guitar is a beauty in every way

          By rjamese

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

            I decided to order this guitar after looking at a lot of different images of it online and researched the pickups.
            As a former pro musician, I've been playing Fender Strats for almost 40 years, but one of my first electrics when I was a young teen was an ebony Univox Les Paul from the early 70's. I'd been looking for a nicer version for a while and this one really caught my eye. Had to have it.
            And after receiving it, all I did was change the strings and have at it. The guitar is solid, the tone is fantastic and the feel is really nice. Fit and Finish are top notch. I see no point in paying for a Gibson model, it can hardly be much better than this one is, at 1/4 the cost of a comparable Gibson. I find myself wanting to play this one over my Fender Strat when it's time to crank it up for a few hours, at least for now. I would not hesitate to recommend this guitar to a beginner or an experienced player.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Xmas Present i bought for my boyfriend

            By Chooky

            from Australia, but boyfriend in Ohio

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

              My boyfriend absolutly loves the guitar, he says he cant put it down and wants to play it all the time, so looks like i picked a good one. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

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              5.0

              I just got ebony Les Paul

              By Vit

              from Lake Geneva WI

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • No problems

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

                  for my own personal use

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Experience

                  By Notfragile

                  from Virginia, USA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics
                  • Variety Of Tones

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't come with a hard case or gig bag.
                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Les Paul Sound with a twist
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

                  First of which this guitar is worth protecting so buy a hard case. The Epiphone ENLPCS worked well for me. I found the guitar to be of very good quality and sound. Was surprised of the smoothness of fret board, inlays, binding, neck, etc. and the playing action setup out of box. The pickups in standard forms are similar to their more expensive cousins sound and effects wise. The bridge seems not as loud as the neck. The coil tap and phase switching provides numerous sound/tone options. It sounds good through both Marshal and Fender tube amps. This is a high end Epiphone, not a 4 grand USA made custom LP but very nice LP of it's own. I purchased it to use for slide but it sounds and plays to good to limit it to a higher action I need to play that style. Very pleased!

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                  5.0

                  I had to return the first one I ordered

                  By Kg

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Pick Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

                    The white version looks amazing..better than the pics

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great guitar, greater with a few mods....

                    By paul

                    from salt lake

                    About Me Experienced

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                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts

                      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

                      I've had mine for quite a few years now....(Korean made). I love the feel of the neck and love the sound. I have customized it a bit more and feel this adds tons to the tone....
                      1) swapped out pickups for 2 gibson alnico 5 burstbucker pros-single most significant improvement in tone!
                      2) replaced bridge with wilkinson, high mass, roller bridge. More sustain, warmer tone IMO
                      3) Wilkinson kluson style locking tuners: prettier and this thing never goes out of tune
                      4) replaced neck pickup 500K tone pot with a 1MEG tone pot: I've always felt neck pu on les paul's sounds muddy.....a 1 MEG pot just gives it more brightness and edge..

                      Love this guitar!

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