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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Epiphone's history and association with Les Paul dates way back to the days when Les, working at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York, created the world's first electric guitar. Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone by reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. The Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro electric guitar combines the best of Les Paul's original design with new features that set this Epiphone guitar apart.

Professional Electronics.
The Les Paul Traditional Pro uses Epiphone's 4-wire, nickel/silver base humbuckers with newly tooled, USA-style bobbins. In the neck position is the Alnico Classic Pro humbucker with Alnico-II warm, thick vintage tone and open zebra coils. It's uniquely paired with Epiphone's ProBucker-3 humbucker. An inspired by version of Gibson's BurstBucker-3, the Les Paul guitar features unevenly wound coils and Alnico-II magnets that replicate that "Patent Applied for" airy tone. You'll love the way they sound! To top it all off, both volume controls feature push/pull potentiometers allowing you to coil-split each pickup for single-coil sounds. Combined with the 3-way toggle, you get 6 unique sounds from one great Les Paul guitar.

Tone Woods with Great Feel!
The Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro guitar has a solid mahogany back with a carved top and a solid mahogany neck that's hand-fitted and glued into the body for excellent neck-to-body contact and acting almost like one continuous piece of wood. The guitar neck features a SlimTaper D profile with a smooth and fast "worn" type finish on the back of the neck and body.

Loaded with premium add-ons!
Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul included quality Grover tuners, a traditional cream-colored pickguard, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar, and Epiphone's own StrapLocks. Like every Epiphone, the electric guitar features their Limited Lifetime warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Les Paul tradition combined with modern professional features.

FEATURES Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: D standard
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 14"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Alnico Classic
  • 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 coil taps
  • 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: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

Order a real Les Paul guitar that lets you claim new territory!

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (66)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (61)
  • Good tone (57)
  • Fun to play (56)
  • Good pick up (52)
  • Solid electronics (47)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (9)
  • Fret buzz (7)
  • Flat sound (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (52)
  • Jamming (51)
  • Recording (37)
  • Small venues (29)
  • Rock concerts (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (43), Professional musician (14), Novice (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Incredible with some upgrades

Extensive video review/demo on YouTube: look up Escher's Enigma.

I am a full time variety artist: magician, musician, and speaker. These days I spend most of my time...Read complete review

Extensive video review/demo on YouTube: look up Escher's Enigma.

I am a full time variety artist: magician, musician, and speaker. These days I spend most of my time with music in the studio rather than live.

This Epiphone has an unbelievable range of tonal possibilities between the two wonderful pickups, the individual coil taps, and tone knobs that actually work.

But the best thing about the guitar is that it's all mahogany - the back and the neck. So many Les Pauls have glossy or sticky necks that I don't enjoy playing, but this thing glides. It's a true pleasure.

The bad: the setup was pretty terrible, and the bridge needs to be replaced. The Epiphone tune-o-matic bridge saddles are not adjusted the proper heights for the radius of the neck. The G string is WAY higher off the fretboard than the rest of the strings, resulting in an uncomfortable playing experience. Plan to buy the reasonable priced Gotoh drop-in replacement bridge and install it. Also, there were a handful of frets that were so high they were causing dead notes, not just buzz.

Basically, I took the guitar to a great luthier within 3 days of receiving it and had him take care of all issues. Total cost: hundred.

Result: After a hundred at the shop, this thing plays and feels like a three thousand Gibson. Awesome!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

silk purse from a pigs ear

This is my fifth epi lp, two chinese, two korean, and now an indonesian. Something is very wrong with this guitar. It plays like a DREAM and components seem to be of...Read complete review

This is my fifth epi lp, two chinese, two korean, and now an indonesian. Something is very wrong with this guitar. It plays like a DREAM and components seem to be of good sources, just the build quality for the body and neck is poor. Fret board and maple cap are ok, very open and porous mahogany for the rest. Had to open the back to tighten output jack, and found korean pots, nice touch. Ease of play, layout and generally a good feel and tone. I give it a three for a good try. Not on par with a chinese lp, not near my korean lp custom. On sale I would recommend, full price, nope.

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4.0

Good value

By Riff

from New York City

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

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

    Purchased this guitar. It had some problems with the truss rod, which I had corrected and a few dings but nothing bad. I like the neck feel and tone from the pup's. The body is a little thinner than a real LP but it's lighter. Good guitar for the money

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    5.0

    Incredible Deal

    By RedEyeC

    from Deming, NM.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None found

    Best Uses

    • Recording

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

    Incredible how these Epip LP's have improved over the years! I bought the Gold Top on a Musicians Friend SDOTD. I build electric guitars as a hobby also, and was ready to give this LP a setup right out of the box. It was almost spot on already! While some reviewers here don't seem to like the Epiphone strings, I like them - and buy the same sets. Just a fantastic guitar -

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    5.0

    Be selective with Epiphones but this is a great guitar!

    By Leonard Faraday

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good match with the right amp.
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      New buyers: Epiphone's quality control sometimes leaves something to be desired, and be sure to do/get a good setup on the guitar. I wanted a guitar to play small venues/open mic nights where I wouldn't worry about it getting knocked over or stolen. However, I may have pulled a GEM from the pile with this one! I've owned 5 Gibson LPs but something about this Epi REALLY speaks to me in a way that is different from all but 1 of my Gibsons. The range of tones from the pickups and pull-pots inspires my personal creativity! It's lighter than most Gibsons (which a pinched nerve in my neck really appreciates), and obviously it's MUCH less expensive. The back and neck are NOT varnished with the glossy coating, unlike so many other inexpensive guitars, and the feel of the wood as I'm playing is SOOO nice; I'm convinced that helps the guitar find a nice clean/warm or hot tones, split or dual coil. I'm happy to report the split neck pickup is a nice warm single-coil (definitely not a strat, but nice). I play a very simple rig: Fender Bassbreaker with '63 reverb pedal through a PA. For me, it's like: "this is the way God intended the playing of an electric to feel like." Okay, okay--YES it's a very subjective statement. But for me, at least -- this is an excellent fit!

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      5.0

      Great guitar for the price

      By Nick D.

      from Guam, USA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Minor wood defects

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

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

      i bought the silver burst that is on sale out of the box the guitar needed a little love but that is to be expected. First thing you should do is replace the strings and fix the action to your preference. After I did this I am very pleased with this guitar. I play through a lil night train, on my mac and yes I play Rocksmith. The only gripe I have is tiny flat spot on the neck but it doesn't affect playability at all. The electronics are solid good solder joints and 500k pots. This a great guitar for the price. You will never out grow this guitar because you can always upgrade the parts and make your Gibson Les Paul.

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      5.0

      bought two this year

      By stratman

      from westport ct.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics
      • stays in perfect tune and intonation

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

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

        reviewed my cherry sunburst back in Feb. this year under "STRATMAN". then later last month i received a Desert Burst model. Difference is the Burst guitar has a slim tapered "D" neck. not a problem at all. I prefer the standard "D",some call a rounded or "50"s neck. My cherry sunburst has this type neck and the Epiphone Custom Shop logo is on the back. I can't be happier with these guitars. Two restocks are listed today.Do yourself a favor and grab one while you can. You won't be sorry.

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        5.0

        yes

        By Arkie 74

        from NCentral AR

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

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

          guitar is a steal for the price.Setup was good, only thing needed to be adjusted was neck pu.I had to raise neck pu, was effecting tone. Once adjusted axe sounds great.Fit n finish very good as well.If u purchase this guitar u will be pleased.

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          5.0

          REALLY impressed!!!

          By Jer

          from California

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

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

            This guitar surprised the life out of me. I've had Epiphone's before, but this les paul is phenomenal. Excellent tone, the finish is superb and the neck feels incredible. The mahogany body is pretty sweet, the backside on this this is just gorgeous and the pickups give you that Jimmy Page/Slash tone. My intentions were to get a telecaster and I am so glad I ended up with this beast. Get it, it's worth it! Epiphone has come a LOOOOOONG way.

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            5.0

            would recommend purchasing this model to any guitar lover

            By stratman

            from westport ct.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

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

              happy to see time was spent setting the strings and neck. play it every day with a passion. bought the cherry sunburst at a big discount. open box in mint condition. don't hesitate if you have the same opportunity. I'm now waiting for a Desert Burst model to arrive. Thanks to Epiphone and Musicians Friend.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good looking guitar that plays well and has very good tone.

              By Erik

              from Menifee, CA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                The Epiphone Les Paul Traditional is a solid guitar that sounds and feels great. The ProBucker pickups have a crunchy, beefy tone when played through an overdriven amp, but also sound warm and smooth when played clean. The neck with it's work, but smooth feeling, finish feels great. I enjoy the feel of this guitar more than most that I own.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great guitar

                By Double G

                from Fort Worth, TX

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  I started playing recently at 48. The guitar requires a 60 setup from a tech as expected. Wonderful after action is lowered and bridge and nut adjusted for tone. Just need how to pls it better but love this LP traditional pro sound from the pickups. Metal tones and clean are redonculously good.

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