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Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy GX Electric Guitar   

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The Epiphone Prophecy GX Les Paul electric guitar boasts 2 Dirty Fingers humbucker pickups to produce incredible, aggressive, wide response and much ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Armed with extreme-output humbuckers for more of everything.

The Epiphone Prophecy GX Les Paul electric guitar boasts 2 Dirty Fingers humbucker pickups to produce incredible, aggressive, wide response and much more clarity and volume than a traditional humbucker. The Gibson Dirty Fingers pickup comes with a 4-conductor lead and is wax-potted to eliminate unwanted microphonic feedback. Coil-tapping options on both pickups mean you'll never run out of tone options.

Epiphone's Prophecy series electric guitars, including the Prophecy GX Les Paul come with a highly figured quilted maple top, pearl inlay knobs, strap locks, graphite nut, Grover tuners, a bound ebony fingerboard, unique blade inlay, and a deep, rich black cherry finish. The Les Paul guitar's mahogany set neck and 24-fret ebony fingerboard provide a playground 2 full octaves in length. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier.

FEATURES
  • Highly figured quilt maple top
  • Solid mahogany bound body
  • 24 jumbo frets
  • Hard maple SpeedTaper D Profile, satin-finish set neck
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Eye-catching pearl inlay knobs
  • Strap locks
  • Graphite nut
  • LockTone locking Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar
  • Grover machine heads
  • Deep, rich black cherry finish
  • Made in USA pickups
  • Gibson Dirty Fingers
  • coil-tapping pickups
  • Unique blade inlay pattern
  • Gold hardware
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4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

An Epi Les Paul that actually sounds like a Gibson

I've had many, many Gibson Les Pauls over the years & a few Epi's. I wanted to keep my 57 Goldtop VOS, But I wanted a single cut that I wouldn't have...Read complete review

I've had many, many Gibson Les Pauls over the years & a few Epi's. I wanted to keep my 57 Goldtop VOS, But I wanted a single cut that I wouldn't have to be so careful with. I played PRS SE, Hagstrom Super Swede, Dean Soltero and the Prophecy. This guitar truly sounds like a Gibson! It actually sounds BETTER than a L.P. classic that I had and very close to a 2006 L.P. standard! The Dirty Fingers Pickups are really hot yet maintain clarity and note definition very well, the tone is all Gibson Les Paul. Then they give you coil splitting and using the clean channel of my Marshall JVM410 I can get a fender twang that would fool most people. The new neck shape is great, just fits the hand perfectly and the satin finish on the back of the neck is nice. I can play this neck faster than my custom. Fit and finish were near perfect as well as the set up, nice, low action, perfect intonation up and down the frets and the grover tuners seem to hold it in tune even through a LOT of bending. The 24 fret neck doesn't seem to crowd the fretboard. The volume & tone pots are smooth and even. Lastly, they are beautiful. Very nice quality maple top the gold hardware fits and with all the layered binding, front,back,neck and headstock with real attention to detail in the fit & finish. If I lost this I would buy another to replace it. With the Dirty Fingers and the other features (new&old) Epiphone has really made a Les Paul that Gibson could be proud of. By the way, a standard epi les paul case won't fit. The guitar is longer overall.

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Not worth bragging about

I found this model to be less than impressive. The look of the body is awesome. But playing it, not so much. Trying to get this to stay in tune on the G...Read complete review

I found this model to be less than impressive. The look of the body is awesome. But playing it, not so much. Trying to get this to stay in tune on the G was an issue. The height of the G string once it was adjusted for intonation was significantly higher than the D. Part of this was the Nut was cut poorly. The inserts for the bridge and tailpiece were not inserted very well. The area where the neck transitions to the body was poorly finished. Some of this is the result of using the satin and gloss finish- a poor idea- another reviewer commented on this.There were several places on the binding that were done poorly. As far as the features one negative that didn't occur was the significant advantage the les paul design had with separate volume and tone knobs is eliminated here and really is a negative when you're trying to achieve Les Paul style effects and tones.the addition of the 2 frets also is a negative because it forces the pickups slightly closer but more importanly makes the finish on the neck more difficult to achieve.I feel Epiphones standard is a better instrument. The looks on this guitar are awesome on the body but a significant disappointment once you play it.Buy the Standard with the plus top and install some hotter pickups or PAFs.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar no longer made by Epi

By Andrew Davis

from Miami

Great sounds from the DF pickups and great looks/finish
Why Epi stopped making it is beyond me but they must have their reasons

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By lpcpdude

from Vila Velha, Brazil

I bought the Les Paul Prophecy GX about six months ago. When it got here, I couldn't wait to play it! So I plugged it in with my Boss Me-20 pedal and Antera MA-215R. My first impressions: I thought the neck was very comfortable, the sound is very strong with distortion, yet soft when clean, the guitar is just plain beautiful! Regarding the finish and looks of the guitar, I think I have never seen a more beautiful guitar. My guitar instructor was astounded when he first saw it: he had also never seen a guitar so beautiful. I've received compliments from a lot of people regarding the LP Prophecy GX's finish. The sound of the guitar, despite the one tone knob, is quite versatile. The knob, along with the pickup switch, allows for strong treble as well as low treble sounds. Also, the guitar accepts a lot of distortion, but sounds really good when clean. The guitar suits best for Rock and Metal playing, but you can play a load of other styles really well on it, such as Reggae, Pop-Rock, Swing, etc. Overall great guitar, for a great price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An Epi Les Paul that actually sounds like a Gibson

By Sam-ORocx

from Idaho

I've had many, many Gibson Les Pauls over the years & a few Epi's. I wanted to keep my 57 Goldtop VOS, But I wanted a single cut that I wouldn't have to be so careful with. I played PRS SE, Hagstrom Super Swede, Dean Soltero and the Prophecy. This guitar truly sounds like a Gibson! It actually sounds BETTER than a L.P. classic that I had and very close to a 2006 L.P. standard! The Dirty Fingers Pickups are really hot yet maintain clarity and note definition very well, the tone is all Gibson Les Paul. Then they give you coil splitting and using the clean channel of my Marshall JVM410 I can get a fender twang that would fool most people. The new neck shape is great, just fits the hand perfectly and the satin finish on the back of the neck is nice. I can play this neck faster than my custom. Fit and finish were near perfect as well as the set up, nice, low action, perfect intonation up and down the frets and the grover tuners seem to hold it in tune even through a LOT of bending. The 24 fret neck doesn't seem to crowd the fretboard. The volume & tone pots are smooth and even. Lastly, they are beautiful. Very nice quality maple top the gold hardware fits and with all the layered binding, front,back,neck and headstock with real attention to detail in the fit & finish. If I lost this I would buy another to replace it. With the Dirty Fingers and the other features (new&old) Epiphone has really made a Les Paul that Gibson could be proud of. By the way, a standard epi les paul case won't fit. The guitar is longer overall.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Awesome Awesome!

By Prophetic

from Surprise, Az.

This guitar is worth every penny thay are asking. I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of this axe. The pickups, as testified to in earlier reviews, are warm and rich but Definately Not lacking in gain! This guitar plays like a dream. I get screams out of this thing that none of my other guitars can come close to. I believe there are a few mistakes in the description though. I don't think that it is actually a mohagany body but rather alder as it is way lighter than my dad's Les Paul Studio. Also, the neck is mohagany not maple as described. Don't let this stop you from buying this one! Another note, a standard les paul case will not house this baby as the neck is longer. The only thing I think that they should have added to this one is graphite saddles. I was considering buying a Les paul supreme but got this as an alternative. Just as much guitar for much less. This one will have permanent space on my wall!!! BUY IT!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great Looking Axe, But Beware

By Rawr

from Rochester, NY

I came across this model, the Black Cherry, and I completely fell in love with it. It was dazzling to the eyes and the senses. A week after I purchased it, I noticed some twang on some frets. It got annoying and I decided that either a fret was too high, or that the truss rod needed some tweaking. I took it into a well trusted shop, and when they went to adjust the truss this white powder came out from underneath the cover. None of the guitar experts there were able to fix the truss, and many are still baffled by its very touchy behaviour. If you are planning on buying this guitar, make sure its reliable, and make sure you can refund it once it becomes unusable, as mine did.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My dream has come true!

By Stratsrock2213

from carribean

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My dream has come true! This guitar is AWESOME!!! Perfect sound. It's taking a while to get used to, I 'm having to change my amp set up, too! Perfect condition! Insane sound!!! Great for blues, rock, metal, like Metallica, and Godsmack. It can also do jazz! The pickups are awesome, along with the coil tap, and 24 frets are really useful!Buy this! You won't regret it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epi scored a home run

By CBJR

from Cleveland, OH

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As a dyed in the wool Gibson guy, I'll admit to scoffing at Epiphone products. After reading the specs on this baby, I thought I'd give it a try and possibly use it to test out modifications (because I can't bring myself to do so to any of my 12 Gibsons). Well, I was VERY pleasantly surprised. After some shipping issues, I finally received the guitar. The guitar is very well put together and the Black Cherry finish looks killer. The crowning glory to this guitar are the Gibson Dirty Fingers pups. WOW. Thats one of the reasons that led me to this purchase and I was not disappointed. Very versatile - can range from a singing clean tone to an overdriven scream, saturated with harmonics (through a marshall). The pull/push adds even more dexterity and tonal varieties. I hate to admit this, but it sounds better than a couple of my LP Studios (but not better than my Standard). Get it before they discontinue or raise the price. The only bad thing I can say is the built in strap locks are useless, They are NOT secure. I'd still recommend buying a set of Schallers.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hot Ax - Epiphone Les Paul Prophecy

By stormbringeram

from Sac, Ca

Les Paul Prophecy GX is one gorgeous ax made in the China factory. I have played this guitar for several weeks now and the action, playability, and set-up are all quite good. The option of the push-pull volume control to switch to single coil pick-up is a rather unique and welcome feature on the LP lines. The 10-46 gauge strings on the silky smooth 24 ebony fret board played nicely & fast. The Dirty Fingers humbuckers are geared toward metal, but play well for rock and blues music via VOX AD50VT and Line6 Spider amps. Compared to the chambered LP Ultra, this solid mahogany body guitar is about 3 to 4 lbs. heavier. Use the free strap locks that come with this guitar. This is a definite keeper. All of these great features on an Epiphone LP are unheard of at this price point. Here are the minor negatives of this product. The gold plating is a bit thin on the Tunomatic Bridge, it is partly worn out and I can see the nickel surface under it. My Epiphone LP Ultra doesn?t have this issue. The gluing on the neck joint is not as clean as my LP Ultra. User?s manual doesn?t cover the new unique Epiphone Strap locks or the push pull volume switch which allow for single coil access.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All bad reviews of this guitar......

By PuinKQItq

from Iowa

First off the person who stated that this was an Epiphone not a Gibson was exactly right! Those that are crying and moaning because it isn't need to look else where for guitars then. Also this wasn't made to be the typical Les Paul either so those of you who like to give this guitar crap for not being such need to start speaking from your mouths and not elsewhere. If you want a more traditional Les Paul then buy one.........don't give an awesome guitar a bad review because it wasn't what you were looking for. With that being said this thing is SWEET. I took a point off because of the missing tone and volume pots, this is about the only part where I actually agree with the Les Paul snobs on here. But if you want something that all out rocks this will definately do just that. It's more than capable of cranking out some tasty metal, hard rock, classic rock, blues......you name it. And it DOES clean up quite nicely as well. The coil tapping is also a plus. At first I also didn't like this guitar. I wanted the EX with the EMG's but wound up with this one instead. I'm not disappointed now! With some eq tweaking and some pumped up gain I got one helluva sound from this thing and it isn't going anywhere now!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epi Les Paul Prophecy GX

By David Franks

from Indpls., IN

I have seen a couple of negative reviews of this guitar, very few. You can get a problem Gibson as well so I wouldn't let those reviews sway you.
If you are looking for something very close to a Gibson Les Paul without the price I would highly recommend checking this guitar out. There are a couple of reviews on YouTube that are worth checking out as well.
Everyone agrees that this is indeed a beautiful instrument. I play live 2 or 3 times per month and I get compliments on this guitar nearly everytime I take it out of the case. The 1st thing everyone notices of course is the carved quilted maple top and white binding. It stands out from across the room. The next thing everyone mentions is the pearl inlay knobs and the fretboard inlays. And then the sound (from the Dirty Fingers pickups).
From sparkling clean too a high output screamin' tone with this guitar (often in the same song). I will say that the split single coil option is a little noisey for my taste and don't use it very often because of that. BTW my setup is playing thru a PodXT direct into the sound system. And the ebony fretboard... I love ebony fretboards and this one is no exception because it is smooth as glass. The gold hardware, blade inlays, pearl inlay knobs & 2 octave white bound fretboard are all icing on the cake.
Ok, here's the deal. I purchased this guitar off Ebay as a new but marked as a factory '2nd'. The Q&A must be VERY stringent because after a year I still cannot find a single flaw on this guitar. IMHO this guitar is as close to the brand name Gibson Les Paul as I can get without spending a lot more.
Every piece appears to be perfectly fit into place. I love the satin finish neck! One of my pet peeves is when someone says something like 'it plays like butter'. I don't know why but it just sets me off! But the neck on this guitar truely is 'smooth as butter'. (And I'll try to never say that again.)
IMHO this is a great value for the money. In my particular case I purchased it for less then the normal street price. But now that I have played this guitar for over a year I would have, in retrospec, paid the full street price with no problem knowing what I know now. I would recommend this guitar to anyone who doesn't want to drop the money for a 'real' Les Paul.

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