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

Les Paul tradition combined with modern professional features.

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.

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 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (72)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (65)
  • Good tone (61)
  • Fun to play (60)
  • Good pick up (56)
  • Solid electronics (50)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (55)
  • Jamming (54)
  • Recording (39)
  • Small venues (32)
  • Rock concerts (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (46), Professional musician (14), Novice (13)

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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5.0

Great guitar for the money.

By Gerald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I give it 5 stars, not because it's the best guitar ever, but because in this price range it is a great guitar. I bought a restock from M/F, but it had a crack in the neck from the nut towards the body that opened up as the instrument was played. My M/F guru got it replaced with a new Trad Pro ebony, which was a little down scale from the first, but still better. The first Trad Pro ebony had a nitro lacquer finished neck, which I don't really care for. The replacement guitar had a plain flat black finish on the back of the body and the neck, which I prefer, at least on the neck. The new guitar needed some set up help, pick up height and strings, etc. It's very rare to get a guitar out of the box just the way you want it... I'll work on intonation after I change strings to my gauge. I believe the marketing people call the push/pull volume switches "coil tapping" but I think they're actually coil cutting instead. I've modded a Les Paul Special II, and a Harmony HSH with coil cutting and series/parallel switches, so I knew what the tone options were going to be. There's the usual Epi cost cutting at this price point, fake binding, low cost knobs, etc. but the guitar feels good, and sounds good to me. Until my album goes platinum, or Gibson decides to throw some love my way (can you hear me in Nashville?) I'll be playing Epi Les Pauls, which I am happy to do so. Eventually I'll upgrade the caps to paper in oil, and mod the volume controls to free them up in the center switch position. All in all, a great guitar for the money, and the service that keeps me a loyal M/F customer.

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5.0

You want a LP style? This is THE ONE

By Stateline

from Midwest

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Outstanding pickups, coil tap, Grover tuners, a satin back body and back of the neck which feels great and a no compromise real Les Paul vibe are reasons why I give this a number one pick when weighing value and performance from all the guitars Gibson/Epiphone make. Bring it on if you think there's a bigger value in their catalog. Don't want or need a label sniffing OMG I might get a nick on my guitar when I play out.

      Back to the Traditional Pro.

      If you're looking not just for a guitar with humbuckers but want something in the LP neck of the woods this is it.

      Regular price is a steal. The occasional on sale price or occasional SDOTD price is staggering when you compare you features on other guitars at the same pricepoint.

      Been doing this for a long time and certain gear becomes extremely popular over years with musicians. Epiphone Les Pauls have reached a point where it would be awfully hard to justify the Nashville alternative.

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      5.0

      Happy

      By Sharon

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

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      5.0

      Very pleased

      By Chico

      from Gulf Coast

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

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

        I'm no where close to an expert. I bought because it was on sale and the reviews seemed fairly positive. When I got the guitar the only complaint I had was the setup. The action was really high. 2 minute fix and now I'm loving this guitar. I really like the way it feels and plays. Love the neck and satin finish.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Would be a 5 but....

        By James

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

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

        I loved the guitar, however I had to return due to the volume and tone control knobs installed correctly. Musician's Friend has promptly sent a replacement which should arrive in a couple of days. If not for the control knob issues it would definitely be a 5.

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        5.0

        Wow! as good as it gets.

        By Brother61

        from NYC

        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 Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

          stupid deal satin finish on the back makes this special i think, also the zebra pups w the metallic gold
          is beautiful in my opinion. Epiphone custom shop doin great work offshore, this will give a gibson a challenge
          seems like epiphone is gibson finally maybe i'm trippin but I have a beauty here and have a an epiphone acoustic Aj220 which will give the gibson AJ45 a run, both are as good as it gets, extremely satisfied. Thank You Gibson/EPI!!!!!! And of course Musicians Friend Great Service Stupid Deal Fun!

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          5.0

          The best quality at the best price

          By Jimmy Lee

          from Washington DC

          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 Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

            I purchased it a couple of years ago (wine red color) and I instantly fell in love with it. I have over 20 guitars and have been playing guitar for 30+ years. I am no beginner.

            As a matter of fact, I liked it so much just recently I purchased another one (metallic gold) and it sounds even better. These feels, sounds and looks just as good as Gibson USA Les Paul's. The tone is little bit dull compare to Gibson Les Paul's, but considering the fact that these cost 10 times less than Gibson Les Paul's, I will leave it up to you to judge.

            Oh, by the way, if you have small hands perhaps these are not for you. The neck is so thick and rounded, I feel like grabbing a baseball bat. I love it!

            Do not hesitate. Grab one while you can.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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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              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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