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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar TV Silver  (Open Box)
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Product# H79044
OVERVIEW

A professionally upgraded Les Paul Custom in a limited edition Silverburst.

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 originally suggested black as a great color for a new Les Paul because it looked "classy" and went well with a tuxedo on stage. Now, you can own this Les Paul Custom in a limited edition Silverburst finish. And with its chrome appointments, fully bound body, neck and headstock and mother-of-pearl inlays, we think you'll still agree that the Limited Edition Epiphone Les Paul Custom is "dressed to kill." Now featuring ProBucker 2 and ProBucker 3 humbucking pickups, chrome hardware, multi-binding on body (top and back), neck and headstock as well as split-diamond mother-of-pearl headstock and block fretboard inlays, it’s as gorgeous as it is deadly. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Carved mahogany top
  • 24.75" Scale set-in mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 Medium jumbo frets
  • ProBucker 2 neck humbucker with coil-split
  • ProBucker 3 bridge humbucker with coil-split
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with LockTone™ Stopbar tailpiece
  • Grover tuners
  • Block inlay
  • Case sold separately

Professional looks. Professional tone. Order yours today.

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (24)
  • Fun to play (22)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Solid electronics (20)
  • Good pick up (19)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (25)
  • Jamming (24)
  • Recording (16)
  • Small venues (15)
  • Rock concerts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Novice (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than expected

Went to the music store for a tuner and saw this on the wall. Always wanted a Gibson LP Custom Silverburst but the cost was a bit much. I really looked this one over...Read complete review

Went to the music store for a tuner and saw this on the wall. Always wanted a Gibson LP Custom Silverburst but the cost was a bit much. I really looked this one over for any flaws or faults as it is made in China and I couldn't find any. I was impressed with the binding,tuners,finish,coil tap,and weight. I have quite a few guitars and two of my favorites are my '99 Gibson LP Studio Plus w/ebony fretboard, and my '82 Electra Workingman X280, so as you can see this Epi had some high standards to meet. I bought it on my way to our practice session and intended on bringing it right back if it turned out to be a flop. Plugged it into my Line 6 Flextone II with a M13 effects board for flavor and I was very impressed with the action,tone,high end,crunch factor,and weight. Our band leader was impressed as well and remarked on the sounds that came from this beautifully constructed axe. There is no thought of returning it and I would say that it ranks up there with my favorite players. The coil tap function is a nice addition for flexibility and I like the sound of the pups. Nicely done Epiphone, nicely done!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Roll the dice with this one

This is for SKU - H79044000001000 (Silverburst)

This guitar got very positive reviews and I have a Gibson LP Studio in Silverburst so I thought I'd give the Epi a try...Read complete review

This is for SKU - H79044000001000 (Silverburst)

This guitar got very positive reviews and I have a Gibson LP Studio in Silverburst so I thought I'd give the Epi a try to see the differences.

Night and day on this one - buy the Gibson. Someone in Epiphone's quality control department is sleeping.

The finish is very good and there don't seem to be any nicks or dings like others have mentioned. However, I've got fret buzz all over the place and the neck isn't straight. I'm guessing someone adjusted the truss rod in an attempt to get rid of the buzz. FAIL. In addtion I get a little noise from the strings and I'm guessing it's because of the massivly deep slots in the nut. No reason for them to be THIS deep. To top it off the knobs sit very high up on the pots. They all sit pretty high off the guitar (you can easily see the nut and threads on the pots). But on in particluar looks like it is on the very tip of the pot. It looks like you have it pulled up for the coil splitting when you actually don't. Epic fail on quality control here.

I recently purchased an Epi LP Special for a fraction of the cost of this one, but the Special's neck feels great to play. This one does not.

The pick ups on this guitar are ok, but no where close to the Gibson.

I'll take this one to a luthier to get the issues resolved and a new nut (likely new pickups too) and I'm sure it will be great. But for this kind of money, my first upgrade shouldn't be spending a decent amount of cash to get factory problems corrected.

Roll the dice. I have purchased some really great guitars from Epiphone in the last few years, but it seems like a crapshoot as far as a "good one" or a "bad one".

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4.0

GREAT GUITAR, BUT SET UP WAS NOT GOOD

By TeeroyMcCoy

from Chicago, IL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great looking

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Not Set Up Properly
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

This guitar is definitely a beauty. The finish is nice, the probucker pickups are decent sounding. When I got the guitar, the action on the strings was really high and the neck wasn't straight. I tried lowering the action by lowering the bridge, and I got a lot of fret buzz and the action was still a little high. Quality control in the guitar set up department at epiphone is definitely lacking. There's a sticker on the guitar that says set up and inspected in the USA, however the guitar wasn't set up properly. (This is the 2nd epiphone les paul I bought with the same problem) I had to take it to a guitar shop to have the neck straightened out and the action lowered without causing fret buzz. After installing high grade wiring, switch, pots, and 57 classic pickups, this guitar is now a beast. The guitar shop I brought it to had Kirk Hammet's back stage Gibson les paul that he rehearsed on before shows, and we compared my guitar and his, and the owner and a few other guitar players in the store said mine sounded just as good if not better :) Overall I'm pretty happy with the purchase, but I wish epiphone would step up their quality control.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just get it

By davernoise.com

from Illinois

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

      As soon as I plugged this guitar in, it cut right through with stunning clarity. In overdrive, it has a nice thick crunch, without being muddy. I got this to replace a vintage 1979 Gibson Les Paul. With this Epiphone, I don't miss the Gibson at all.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice guitar

      By Bassn1

      from Burkittsville, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color
      • Decent tone
      • Good Feel
      • Good finish
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Small Bridge Adj
      • Small Neck Adj

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

      Nice guitar for the money. Not its Gibson cousin but still quality built. Pelham Blue is beautiful. Slight neck and bridge adjustment were required. Pickups are good not great. The knobs are a little high. Fretwork is good. Inlay work is good. Overall look is very good.

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      5.0

      excellent guitar

      By Strummin' Bob

      from Calera, AL

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Not A Single One

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

      I bought a used level 3, in Pelham blue, it was beautiful except for a slight inperfection which I knew it had. The guitar plays very well, it was set up just like I liked, it sounded very well with all the settings you can use through the pups. It took me a while to get used to the thick laquer coating on the neck, but a rag for my hands and neck did the trick. This is one amazing guitar by Epiphone! It plays as well as my Gibson Studio (which I love), I will keep it in my arsonal from now on. I suggest you get one while you can.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Roll the dice with this one

      By lssthnzr0

      from Lexington, IL

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

      This is for SKU - H79044000001000 (Silverburst)

      This guitar got very positive reviews and I have a Gibson LP Studio in Silverburst so I thought I'd give the Epi a try to see the differences.

      Night and day on this one - buy the Gibson. Someone in Epiphone's quality control department is sleeping.

      The finish is very good and there don't seem to be any nicks or dings like others have mentioned. However, I've got fret buzz all over the place and the neck isn't straight. I'm guessing someone adjusted the truss rod in an attempt to get rid of the buzz. FAIL. In addtion I get a little noise from the strings and I'm guessing it's because of the massivly deep slots in the nut. No reason for them to be THIS deep. To top it off the knobs sit very high up on the pots. They all sit pretty high off the guitar (you can easily see the nut and threads on the pots). But on in particluar looks like it is on the very tip of the pot. It looks like you have it pulled up for the coil splitting when you actually don't. Epic fail on quality control here.

      I recently purchased an Epi LP Special for a fraction of the cost of this one, but the Special's neck feels great to play. This one does not.

      The pick ups on this guitar are ok, but no where close to the Gibson.

      I'll take this one to a luthier to get the issues resolved and a new nut (likely new pickups too) and I'm sure it will be great. But for this kind of money, my first upgrade shouldn't be spending a decent amount of cash to get factory problems corrected.

      Roll the dice. I have purchased some really great guitars from Epiphone in the last few years, but it seems like a crapshoot as far as a "good one" or a "bad one".

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The (N)Ever Knowing Battle

      By Claptongav

      from Bay City, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

      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 Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        I know multiple musician snobs will go out of their way to slam Epiphone guitars, but I have to say, this one honestly breaks the mold. Being intrigued by the fantastic silver burst, I picked this guitar up recently and was impressed. Of course, it's not a two grand Gibson, but it sure as heck beats paying for one. Completely worth every penny.

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        4.0

        Beautiful guitar! Awesome sound!

        By Mr.MusicMan

        from Aiken, SC

        About Me Experienced

        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 Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

          I LOVE this guitar!!! This is my third or fourth experience with Epiphone and I love their work. I have an acoustic Epiphone and a Schecter diamond series bass. I have been playing stringed instruments for over 20 years. This guitar has a wonderful sound and easy playability. Kudos to MF customer service. The first guitar I ordered started splitting from the head behind the nut down the neck lengthwise. They replaced it no questions asked.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Epiphone

          By palmster

          from USA

          About Me Experienced

          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 Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

            Excellent guitar and sounds fantastic. Played great right out of the box. I got zero fret buzz out of mine. Very pleased!!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            In love wih Les...

            By WhiteRaven

            from Meadow Lakes, Alaska

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            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 Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

              Headline says it all...I love my Epi Les Paul Limited Edition Custom Pro...is it OK to say that playing the LP is like a passionate love affair gone right?! ;-)

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not a bad guitar

              By mrjmmypage

              from Kuwait

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Tuning Stability

              Cons

              • Poor Pick Up

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

              This was my first les paul and I do not regret buying it. I performed with it live once in front of a couple hundred and it was great. It has a decent clean sound and an amazing distorted sound!
              Though there are two main issues in the guitar:
              1. The truss rod feels loose and give a buzzing sound. But it doesn't shown when the guitar is amped up.
              2. When switching from rhythm to treble the switch may not happen sometimes in certain situations. I caught it happening 2 to 4 times in the past 3 months that i had it. It happens when the pick up volume/tone are at extremely different values.

              Though, these problems can be fixed easily and for not a lot of money. And if the pickups are changed it would make for an amazing live guitar.

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