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Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar   

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Loaded with high-output active pickups and ready for action.Epiphone' Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX guitar features an EMG-81 humbucking pickup in the ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Armed with active pickups for today's high-output sound.

Loaded with high-output active pickups and ready for action.Epiphone' Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX guitar features an EMG-81 humbucking pickup in the bridge position for killer attack and sustain, and an EMG-85 humbucker at the neck position for fat, smooth rhythm tones. Top-end appointments on the Prophecy EX Les Paul include a highly figured quilt maple top, pearl inlay knobs, graphite nut, Grover tuners, strap locks, a bound ebony fretboard with one-of-a-kind blade inlay, and a deep, elegant midnight ebony finish. The mahogany set neck and 24-fret ebony fingerboard provide two full octaves of playing surface. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add increased sustain and easier string changes. Absolutely killer looks and tone - this guitar has it all! Order yours today!

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Highly-figured quilted maple Top
  • 24 Jumbo Frets
  • Mahogany SpeedTaper satin finish set neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Eye-catching pearl knob
  • Strap-locks
  • Graphite nut
  • LockTone" locking Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar
  • Grover machine heads
  • Deep, rich midnight ebony finish
  • "Made in USA" Pickups
  • EMG-81/85
  • 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector
  • Unique blade inlay pattern
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EpiphoneLes Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 40 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best In Class, Best In Show!

I've had my LP EX for almost a year now and I'm still playing it every day which, for me, says a lot about this guitar (I own several others and they don't...Read complete review

I've had my LP EX for almost a year now and I'm still playing it every day which, for me, says a lot about this guitar (I own several others and they don't get near the amount of attention this one does). If you're considering this guitar here's a few things to keep in mind: 1) It's a Les Paul which means it's very heavy and takes some getting used to, both standing and sitting. But Les designed his namesake so that he could get more sustain, and the weight definitely adds to that. BTW his first design was an all maple guitar, about twice as heavy. That's when the maple top on a mahogany body came into being. 2) The EMG's are awesome! Very tight and focused midrange for an articulate sound that holds up through the most brutal distotrtion. 3) Ebony fretboard. Ebony is denser than rosewood and has a much tighter grain so it feels much smoother and also, because of the density, adds to the sustain. 4) 24 Jumbo frets. However, due to the inherent design of the Les Paul it's not always a smooth ride up to the 24th due to the neck heel. 5)The SpeedTaper neck plays extremely fast. Close to an Ibanez Wizard II neck, maybe slightly thicker.All in all this is an outstanding guitar. Chinese made? So what! The factory where they're made was built by Gibson and incorporates the most modern instrument manufacturing techniques available so their Quality Control is outstanding. More so than when they were subcontracting all of their guitars to over thirty different manufacturers in Korea.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a clean machine

I used this guitar for a week at RRFC in London. The ONLY amp which could handle this guitar and stay clean was a Bugari 2x12 in the clean channel. Peavey Classic 50 was...Read complete review

I used this guitar for a week at RRFC in London. The ONLY amp which could handle this guitar and stay clean was a Bugari 2x12 in the clean channel. Peavey Classic 50 was distorted and muddy no matter what, and a Fender Twin was gritty. That was fine for some stuff, but I wanted a CLEAN sound for some shimmery Beatlle tunes. No way to get that, unlike a Les Paul Standard. The problem is that the EMG pups are too hot, and when you roll off the volume, you lose treble, even though they are active.The guitar played nicely, though. It was comfortable and the non-gloss neck back was fast and smooth. The action was a little high, and if I owned the guitar, it would need a set up, but they all do.THe price is good if you want an all distortion all the time guitar; otherwise, pass and get a Les Paul with the normal humbuckers.Eddie O

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(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great guitar

By L B

from City of Angels

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

The EMGs are the catch for this guitar. Even though you get some great pick ups in this Les Paul, all the other features come top notch as well. Grover tuners keep it well in tune, and the construction is beautiful and clean. Pictures don't do it justice. Don't let the "Epiphone" title fool you. This thing comes well setup. The pickups are excellent clean or durty. The tonal qualities are limitless. No matter what genre you play. If you can't afford to get a Gibson Les paul. I definitely think this thing is the best next in line. Maybe even just as good.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A quality Les Paul at a fantastic price!

By Kryc

from Philadelphia, PA

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Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

If you've always wanted to rock with a Les Paul but couldn't afford one, this is your guitar.
Great tone, hot EMG active pickups.
Beautiful see thru ebony finish. Nice trim work. Sinister looks. Nice details such as Grover tuners and blade fretboard inlays.
Where else can you get a Les Paul with great tone and looks for 1/3 the price of a Gibson?

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not a clean machine

By Me, again.

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

I used this guitar for a week at RRFC in London. The ONLY amp which could handle this guitar and stay clean was a Bugari 2x12 in the clean channel. Peavey Classic 50 was distorted and muddy no matter what, and a Fender Twin was gritty. That was fine for some stuff, but I wanted a CLEAN sound for some shimmery Beatlle tunes. No way to get that, unlike a Les Paul Standard. The problem is that the EMG pups are too hot, and when you roll off the volume, you lose treble, even though they are active.The guitar played nicely, though. It was comfortable and the non-gloss neck back was fast and smooth. The action was a little high, and if I owned the guitar, it would need a set up, but they all do.THe price is good if you want an all distortion all the time guitar; otherwise, pass and get a Les Paul with the normal humbuckers.Eddie O

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Few Inconveniences, but a Good Guitar

By OOB-OYRbh

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for six months. It's a good guitar overall, but there are a few things you might want to be aware of: 1) It's heavy. I messed around with several other Les Pauls when I was picking this out, and this is the heaviest one I used. You might want to make sure you get either a heavier-duty strap or strap locks with it. 2) Some of the pieces are a bit loose (specifically, the thing on the outside of the output and the knobs), but it's usually an easy one-time fix. 3) On the clean setting, the pickups loose a bit of the treble. The high E string is a little quiet.This guitar does have some really nice features, though: the neck has a really smooth kind of satin-ish feel, which makes fast sliding very comfortable compared to the more common polished wood neck. The EMG pickups are still the best pickups I've heard for rock and metal, and they have a pretty good clean sound, too. With relatively closely placed strings and frets, it's easy to shred on more than one string, although it can be difficult if you have big fingers.Overall, a slightly heavy, but really good Les Paul with a really comfortable neck, with only a few minor easy-to-fix problems.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best In Class, Best In Show!

By Doc Breiden

from Lansdale, PA

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Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

I've had my LP EX for almost a year now and I'm still playing it every day which, for me, says a lot about this guitar (I own several others and they don't get near the amount of attention this one does). If you're considering this guitar here's a few things to keep in mind: 1) It's a Les Paul which means it's very heavy and takes some getting used to, both standing and sitting. But Les designed his namesake so that he could get more sustain, and the weight definitely adds to that. BTW his first design was an all maple guitar, about twice as heavy. That's when the maple top on a mahogany body came into being. 2) The EMG's are awesome! Very tight and focused midrange for an articulate sound that holds up through the most brutal distotrtion. 3) Ebony fretboard. Ebony is denser than rosewood and has a much tighter grain so it feels much smoother and also, because of the density, adds to the sustain. 4) 24 Jumbo frets. However, due to the inherent design of the Les Paul it's not always a smooth ride up to the 24th due to the neck heel. 5)The SpeedTaper neck plays extremely fast. Close to an Ibanez Wizard II neck, maybe slightly thicker.All in all this is an outstanding guitar. Chinese made? So what! The factory where they're made was built by Gibson and incorporates the most modern instrument manufacturing techniques available so their Quality Control is outstanding. More so than when they were subcontracting all of their guitars to over thirty different manufacturers in Korea.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunned

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

Just got this guitar today and i am in awe. The guitar was set up perfectly straight out of the box and has a sick sleek look that definately will turn heads. The ebony fretboard is smooth and plays fast. the neck profile is pretty thin but extremely comfortable. The looks are killer and the pickups provide a ton of versatility. Alot of people are saying they wanted more tone knobs but really i find it to be refreshingly simple. Overall a great addition to my collection of instruments and i couldnt be more pleased with the quality of the instrument.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesomeness!!! :D

By razorcat223

from Cape May NJ

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

This is a pretty sweet metal guitar and it plays very nicely but, keep in mind when buying, it is alot different then any other epi out there.First of all, it has a VERY fast and slim D neck, as opposed to most other epis with C necks and is easy to move around on, (I have an Ibanez with a wizard neck and its not quite as flat, but its a nice alternative!) as well as 24 frets as opposed to 22, which makes the 12th fret easier to access. Another difference is that it has only 2 knobs (volume/tone) unlike the usual epi 4, this is alot simpler, but i like it better. It still has the legendary sustain of the epis that everyone is raving about! Now the EMGs, let me tell ya, are REALLY nice! The bridge pickup has a really sharp heavy tone thats really thick for chugging or rhythm but is also sharp enough for good leads with out being blunt or getting brittle. The neck pick up is very warm and open, has a really nice clean sound, and could easily pull off blues or jazz. Even though I don't use it much in the music I play, Im still very impressed with it. Basically, the EMGs take standard humbuckers to the extreme in both directions. The battery compartment, though easily opened with a spring slide as opposed to a screw, is very small and is a challenge, once open, to get the battery out, let alone back in and hooked into the prongs because the contact wire isnt long enough and doesnt come out of the compartment. Also, this guitar is VERY heavy, and is a shoulder killer unless you get a good strap. (a nice wide leather 1 would be good to balance the weight and keep it in place) The included strap locks are very nice and should definitely be used, (they didn't include em for nothing!) because of the weight, the guitar will pull out of the straps. Also, the screw on the strap button on the guitar is small and with the strap locks on, it pulled out easily and stripped the hole; I replaced it with a wider, longer screw and i recommend you do the same so this doesnt happen to you during a gig!The finish is to die for, and in combination with the jagged inlays, black hardware, and pearl knobs, it just looks stunning and has HEAVY METAL written all over it. Over all, this guitar is a good sturdy guitar, and is a definite 1st choice for metal; I would take it over the ESP look alike any day. When you wanna go Les Paul style, choose the original, no questions asked. Although this is an epi, its in a class of its own, and has the quality and feel of a Gibson.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By J Stark

from Austin, TX

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

I just got this guitar today, and I love it. I put some Boomers on her and plugged into my boss gt-8 and she sounds absolutely great. I really love the EMGs, they give me an amazing metal tone, and clean sounds very good too. The action is pretty high though, so an adjustment is absolutely needed. It Looks great, feels and plays great too. Definitely will recommend getting this guitar, its an awesome guitar for any type of rock, and is pretty good for blues as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING

By LPinIRAQ

from San Diego

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar used form Musician's Friend. To be brutally honest, i was a little upset when the guitar arrived. There was a crack on the headstock tthat I noticed right away. Turns out it was merely cosmetic and was actually an easy fix. That outta the way, the figure of the mahogony was absolutely stunning. I love it! The active 81/85 EMG's are freakin sweet, they have almost perfect sound for the music that I play. there was a little problem with the high E string on the first fret, but it was easily filed down and smoothed over. The speed of the neck and action is a thing of beauty. I was able to set up the guitar myself. I love the fact that there is only one tone and one volume control. Simple is the way to go on this beast. to say I am impressed is a major understatement. Well Done!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy Custom EX Electric Guitar:

You really pay for what you get. The price is worth it. The neck is thin and easy to shred with and the EMG's give such a great tone for any style of music. I'm thoroughly impressed with this guitar!

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