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

Featuring Coil-Splitting, 15 db Boost Control, and Alnico Classic PRO & ProBucker Pickups.

Epiphone introduces the new Les Paul Traditional PRO-II featuring the ultimate combo of Alnico Classic PRO and ProBucker humbuckers with coil-splitting for an incredible range of tones. Plus a 15 dB boost switch along with new color finishes.

Epiphone and Mr. Les Paul
The idea for the “Les Paul” guitar was born at Epiphone and Les’ spirit of innovation still inspires us everyday. Epiphone’s long friendship with Mr. Les Paul dates back to 1940 when Les, working after-hours at the original Epiphone factory in Manhattan, created one of the world’s first solid body electric guitars which he nicknamed “The Log”.

It wasn’t long before “The Log” evolved into the legendary Les Paul. And over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone reviewing new products and offering suggestions, often doing his own mods at home. The new Epiphone Les Paul Traditional PRO-II combines the best of Les’ original design with an array of modern features Les himself might have made. 

Classic Les Paul Styling…with a Twist
The new Les Paul Traditional PRO-II has the classic build and profile of all Les Pauls with a solid mahogany body and a traditional carved top. New color finishes include Ebony, Desertburst, Ocean Blue, Vintage Sunburst and Wine Red. The solid mahogany neck has a 1960's SlimTaper “D” profile with a 24.75 in. scale and is hand-fitted and glued into the body so the entire guitar resonates as a single piece of wood. A "worn" type finish on the back of the neck and body add to the lived-in feel. The neck has a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, single-ply cream binding, and mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays.  

Alnico Classic PRO and ProBucker Humbuckers - Plus Coil Splitting and Boost
The Les Paul Traditional PRO-II is powered by Epiphone’s most popular humbuckers featuring newly tooled, USA-style bobbins. In the neck position is an Alnico Classic PRO with Alnico-II magnets with open zebra coils for a warm, thick, vintage tone. The Alnico Classic PRO is paired with an Epiphone ProBucker-3 at the bridge. The ProBucker-3 is inspired by Gibson's classic BurstBucker-3 and features unevenly wound coils and Alnico-II magnets that replicate the tone of "Patent Applied For" humbuckers found in priceless vintage, '50s-era Les Pauls.

Controls use classic “Top Hat” Volume and Tone knobs which have push/pull potentiometers allowing you to coil-split each pickup for single-coil sounds. Combined with the 3-way toggle, you can get six unique sounds from one great Les Paul guitar.  You can also pull up on the bridge pickup’s tone knob for an additional 15 dB boost. The active Boost control is powered by a 9-volt battery, which is easily accessible at the back of body.   

All-Metal Hardware
The Les Paul Traditional PRO-II comes with legendary Grover machine heads with an 18:1 tuning ratio, a traditional cream colored pickguard, solid nickel LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and Epiphone StrapLocks. An optional case is also available.

Lifetime Warranty
Like all Epiphones, the Les Paul Traditional PRO-II comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and is backed by world-famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Carved Mahogany
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Aged
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in 
  • Scale length: 24.75 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Aged
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 14 in.
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH 
  • Neck: Alnico Classic PRO
  • 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 tone controls for single-coil sound, Active volume boost 
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: Limited edition, Epiphone Straplocks
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO-II Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (6)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Stupid Deal? NO! Only Stupid if you Don't!

OK…I avoided Epiphones because everyone said…get a REAL guitar….Gibson. I did…over 7 of them. Still preferred my Japanese Strat over most of them....Read complete review

OK…I avoided Epiphones because everyone said…get a REAL guitar….Gibson. I did…over 7 of them. Still preferred my Japanese Strat over most of them. Well this Desert Burst Epi came on sale…I went for it. After a long wait, the first one came with a broken boost issue. I was reluctant to send it back because it was just too beautiful to let go and I know how to work on guitars. After talking to Dan at MF he assured me he'd have another nice, blemish free Epi sent to me and it would be tested. He had me another on my front porch before the other one made it back to MF. The one that came was even more beautiful than the first. Worked flawlessly, sounds great, LOVE the neck cause it's not lacquered slick and is a bit textured which really works well when your hand gets a little sweaty and grabs. I always thought the 9 volt boost switches were BS. WOW…I was wrong! This guitar, although made in China, has a better quality finish than most of Gibson's. Grover tuners and stays in tune after the initial string stretch. OK…nuff said. If you're on the fence…get it. It is a better guitar than my 2000 buck Gibbys. Not that I'm hating on those but this quality at this price…don't pass it up.

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HIT OR MISS QC

This is actually the third one I bought, and a Condition level 1 that deserved level 2. The Ocean burst was not a burst but just Ocean Blue. It is like a lighter...Read complete review

This is actually the third one I bought, and a Condition level 1 that deserved level 2. The Ocean burst was not a burst but just Ocean Blue. It is like a lighter "Caribbean Night" that Gibson offers in its Studio Deluxe. The guitar was very poorly set up and had multiple QC issues. I still need to get a setup done and see what my luthier thinks. I bought a Desert Burst for me that was fine, and a Wine Red that was perfect (gave it as a Xmas gift). This ax was not worth what I paid for it, which was more than the special they offered on new ones the week I got it! Buyer beware, and be ready to ship back - it's what I should have done! But now I will mod it and make it worth my investment, make it my way. It looks decent enough to be worthy of that.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a well built guitar

By Peter

from South Louisiana

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Pros

  • Comfortable playing
  • Sounds great, options on selection of pickups

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This is my first Les Paul. The price on this Epiphone was perfect for me. My playing is just a hobby. I have a few American telecasters that are really expensive. But enjoy the less expensive Mexican tele and strat just as much. I was a little concerned about a guitar from china. Research on Epiphone helped me decide. I could not be more satisfied. Not one flaw. This guitar handles and plays well, neck feels good, Pro pickups sounds very good. It's a just a joy to play. A very solid guitar. To top it all off it's looks fantastic, I got the Ocean Blue Burst.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      WoW!

      By Cully

      from Little Rock

      Pros

        Cons

        • Wanted a full finished guitar

        Best Uses

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

          Great guitar for the money! Sounds and plays almost as good as an original Les Paul! Normally I would shy away from Epiphones but this guitar has changed my whole outlook on them! Couldn't believe how good it was! Sounds amazing and plays extremly well! I'm sold!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          HIT OR MISS QC

          By Lunk

          from Coloradado Springs, CO

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          Pros

          • COIL SPLIT
          • DECENT FINISH
          • FRETTED WELL
          • NICE TONE
          • OK POTS
          • SMOOTH NECK
          • SOLID ELECTRONICS
          • STRONG BOOST

          Cons

          • CHEAP HATS AND PICK GUARD
          • FRET BUZZ
          • ONE GROVER MOUNTED CROOKED
          • ONE POT SAT HIGH
          • POOR SETUP

          Best Uses

          • AX TO LEAVE OUT
          • JAMMING
          • MODDING
          • PRACTICING

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

          This is actually the third one I bought, and a Condition level 1 that deserved level 2. The Ocean burst was not a burst but just Ocean Blue. It is like a lighter "Caribbean Night" that Gibson offers in its Studio Deluxe. The guitar was very poorly set up and had multiple QC issues. I still need to get a setup done and see what my luthier thinks. I bought a Desert Burst for me that was fine, and a Wine Red that was perfect (gave it as a Xmas gift). This ax was not worth what I paid for it, which was more than the special they offered on new ones the week I got it! Buyer beware, and be ready to ship back - it's what I should have done! But now I will mod it and make it worth my investment, make it my way. It looks decent enough to be worthy of that.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Paul

          By Dennisio

          from Summerhill, PA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Action
          • Classic LP tone
          • Plays easy
          • Versatile coil splitting

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • All around winner
          • Great when you need the LP sound

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

          I bought an open box, MF gave me a coupon also. I saved a lot.

          This guitar is very playable. It gives you the Les Paul sound AND the ability to do a lot of tone tweaking with the coil splitting. The booster works nice!

          I don't know why you would spend more for a Les Paul.

          Rock on.

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          • Yes

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wonderful tone.

          By Brian

          from Shreveport, LA

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

          I wasn't in the market but the price was right. In desert burst, this is simply a stunning guitar. That Les Paul tone is there in spades. Quality is beyond anything I could have imagined and that sweet sound makes anything I play sound incredible.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Very nice guitar with single coil and humbucker sounds

          By William Bush

          from New Hampshire

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          Pros

          • Good quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I wanted a good quality guitar that allows switching between humbucker and single coil sound. Ocean blue burst looks exactly like in the picture, no "burst" but nice finish. Feels like a good quality guitar without blemishes or quality issues. Set-up and action is great, no buzz at all. Great sound of humbucker and single coils. I actual ended up playing more on the single coils than humbuckers with a very nice sustain in clean mode. The bridge single coil sound was the sound I was looking for in clean mode or with overdrive. I am not sure if it's heavier than my other guitars it probably is but I did not weigh it. When picking up the first time the neck looks and feels bigger compared to my other guitars but after playing a little while it feels very nice in my palm. I think this is really good value for the money.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely Gorgeous Guitar

              By Derry

              from Maine

              Pros

              • Blue Finish is Amazing
              • Boost Works Well
              • Sounds Great
              • Stays in Tune

              Cons

              • Pick Guard is a Little Weird

              Best Uses

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

                I saw this on sale in the ocean blue finish and I couldn't get it out of my head. I had only seen guitars that looked this nice for thousands from gibson. I kept mentioning it and my girlfriend was like "just buy it, you know you're going to." So I got it from Musician's Friend for a great price and it looks even more amazing in person. The blue is so beautiful on the front and the knobs really complement it. The back of it is a navy blue too, not black, which is sort of lost looking at the pictures on a computer screen, but looks really nice in person.

                The neck is very satin-like and really smooth and easy to play. I have instruments with a varnished feel and those play fine too, but this makes sliding my hand around really easy. The neck size is good too and feels comfortable in my hands which are very big, but my fingers aren't abnormally long.

                My only other guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Junior, and it comes with an automatic tuner, so I was sort of worried about this one and having to tune it a lot based on crappier guitars I've had in the past. But these tuners are really nice and it stays in tune well which make me happy.

                Anyway, I'm a drummer so don't have a whole lot more to say about how the guitar works. But I figured getting the split coil would be very different from the single p-90 I already had, and it does make lots of new sounds for me. I can feel myself getting better (not hard-- I'm not very good) just wanting to play it so often.

                The only thing is the pickguard is a little weird. I more used to fender guards i guess, but I'm not really sure what this one is protecting against. Maybe I just play weird, but I hit the guitar body by the low E, not the high one. Maybe it'll mess up the finish over time, but meh. I can put a sticker on it or something.

                I think if you're looking for this style of guitar you really cannot go wrong with this model. It looks amazing, feels well made, and is easy to play.

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                • No

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just amazing.

                By Zeke

                from Medellin, Colombia

                Verified Buyer

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

                I just really am enjoying way too much playing with this guitar. Amazing sound, build and design.

                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful sound

                By S

                from Miami, FL

                Verified Buyer

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

                I only had this guitar for one day before I returned it. It pained me to send it back because it sounde awesome and the Ocean Blue was beautiful. I only sent it back because the battery compartment would not open. I unscrewed the compartment and found the problem to be that the hole routered into the would did not allow the slide to move that opens the compartment. I went to Guitar Center and the four guitars they had on the floor had the same problem. I was going to have Musicians Friend replace it but I think it is a design issue, not the guitar I received. I instead bought a blemished Epiphone Standard Plus Top Pro for the same price because there was no battery compartment. It also looks and sounds great.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Value Beautiful Gloss Finish Meaty Satin Neck & Tone

                By Lunk

                from Coloradado Springs, CO

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                Pros

                • Built Well
                • Coil Split
                • Decent Fret Work
                • Decent Pups
                • Desert Burst Beautiful
                • Good Setup
                • Great 15dB Boost Feature
                • Great Finish
                • Intonation Right
                • Nice Fast Neck
                • Solid Electronics
                • Solid Hardware and Hats

                Cons

                • Pick Guard Looks Cheap
                • Strings So-So
                • Top of Head Stock Had Somewhat Rough Finish

                Best Uses

                • Backing or Lead
                • Gigging
                • Jamming
                • Practicing

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

                I wish they had axes of this quality at this price point when I was first starting as a teen! This is a beautiful and well playing ax. I got the Desert Burst and man what a nice finish with the color, gloss, and wood grains. The neck and back are a color-matched satin finish, so your hand glides along the neck well, nice and fast and will wear well too. The pups give up LP tone and the sustain is predictably good. I will put different strings on it after I break one, and may remove the pick guard and eventually put in better pups. However, make no mistake, this ax has everything you need in a fine-looking and playing LP. It has the coil and boost controls too, everything you need for control options. I may buy another one before the price goes back up after the holiday deals, which it will. Or maybe I will snatch a returned one, and make it a fixer-upper or "project guitar".

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                • No

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exceptional beautiful.

                By Jim l

                from Ark.

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

                Nice to have such a beautiful insturment to play.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Scratch and Dent Level 3

                By StraightDope

                from Everywhere

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                Pros

                • Great sounding and playing guitar

                Cons

                • Remove the adhesive stickers on the body ASAP

                Best Uses

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

                  Bought an Ocean Blue Burst Scratch and Dent Level 3. It arrived without an inner box wrapped in a sheet of foam. The guitar had a large ding through the finish on the upper bout, not visible when playing. One volume and two tone knobs still had the adhesive circles describing split-coil and volume boost functions stuck to the guitar body. Overall the guitar looked fine, played and sounded great and the ding was no big deal. Thinking this one's a keeper, I removed the adhesive circles to find the area beneath the stickers was a much darker blue. Either the main body finish had faded considerably or the stickers adhesive caused it to change color. Now this beautiful guitar had three big dark blue circles around the control knobs. Meh, not so pretty anymore. I called Musician's Friend and they accepted my return hassle free. Saved big money buying the Scratch and Dent but am considering paying the extra money for a new one when they are back in stock. If so, will remove the stickers immediately...

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                  • No

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Cheap disappointment... Don't buy!

                  By Randy the disappointed.

                  from San Angelo, tx

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

                  Had 2 dead pickups right out of the box. This is the second epiphone I have bought that wouldn't play. I'm DONE. Never buy a epi phone. Ever. Looked good but only good for a wall hanger.

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                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent guitar right out of the box!!!

                  By Gary Lehman

                  from Fayetteville, PA

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

                  I am very impressed with the Epiphone guitars..I bought a Les Paul Standard a year ago in the cardinal red color..beautiful. Plays and sounds as good as their more expensive Gibsons. I just bought this Trad.Pro !! Les Paul in Desert Burst color(originally gonna get Ocean Blue burst but i didnt like the solid Blue color on back) ..gorgeous..you dont get the exotic flamed maple cuts but it is beautiful never the less. I like coil tapping feature and the 15db boost knob..nice overdrive,,,i still will mate it up with my Tube Screamer pedal for hard driving leads. Overrall impressed with quality of Epiphone, i gotten 2 beautiful looking and playing guitars i am proud to add to my collection..NICE JOB!

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful in Desert Burst

                  By Les-Peds

                  from Claymont, Delaware

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    This is a SOLID guitar. Plays very well right out of the box. The Desert Burst is a beautiful finish and playability is great. Very comfortable feel on the neck. I will probably adjust the action in another day or two, it is good out of the box but personal preference would like a little lower. Zebra pups are great sounding and prefer them over the covered chrome on the Traditional Plus Top. I am not disappointed in any way with this purchase and plan to use for many years to come. Just have to say that Scott Myers in the contact center was EXCELLENT with keeping me informed of my order progress and when to expect shipping. Definitely recommend this guitar to anyone that may have been thinking about getting one. I finally pulled the trigger and got it after playing for almost a year at Guitar Center, but Guitar Center associates seem very flat and uninterested in helping you.

                     
                    4.0

                    solid good playing guitar

                    By Cowboy Tex

                    from Denver, CO

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

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

                      I was pleased to find this instrument set up and ready to play. Good action right out of the box. While it isn't important, I had heard that these Epi LPs arrive in tune and so it was. These Pro-II's have the wider '58 neck and fingerboard which I like. A great guitar for the money.

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Les Paul sound

                      By Tyler

                      from Dunbar, WV

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone
                      • Natural finish on the back of the neck

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Playing guitar!!
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording

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

                        I have had a couple Epiphones in the past and I loved them. The last les paul I had I regret selling greatly. I was in the market for a new one and came across this one online. No Epiphone dealers near me so I bought it online without playing it. It came and it is great! Mine needed set up bad...but once that was done it plays like a dream now. The reason I gave 4 stars: in my experience with this guitar, when you split the coils on either pickup, it doesn't really have a good single coil sound UNLESS you use the added boost knob. With that said, I will rarely use it for that. After all, it is not a strat or a tele and is not made to get a sound like that. If you want a les paul on a budget, can't go wrong with this or any Epiphone.

                         
                        5.0

                        I waited~

                        Pros

                        • A real PLAYER_
                        • Mines China. Desert Burst.

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

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

                          Too many guitars here. Really love everything about the axe. The 'heavy' neck may be new to some. A coming home party to me. Great electronics, tone and boost. Or, just play it straight, you can't miss.

                          A guitar that pulls you in, play more.

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                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Blown Away!

                          By Whipman

                          from New York

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fit & Finish
                          • Looks
                          • Playability
                          • Sound
                          • Value

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Anything you need from an electric guitar

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

                          I've been an Epiphone guy for a while now and they've come a long,long way. For the money this guitar is outstanding. Fit, finish, frets and setup were flawless. The pickups are way, way better the the older Epi Alnico's and the boost function (used properly) is insane. The neck (for me) is perfect and the unfinished grain really keeps things "un-sticky" The aqua blue trans finish is killer. Great guitar.

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                          • No

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Stupid Deal? NO! Only Stupid if you Don't!

                          By Jimi

                          from Prescott AZ

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                          Verified Buyer

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

                          OK…I avoided Epiphones because everyone said…get a REAL guitar….Gibson. I did…over 7 of them. Still preferred my Japanese Strat over most of them. Well this Desert Burst Epi came on sale…I went for it. After a long wait, the first one came with a broken boost issue. I was reluctant to send it back because it was just too beautiful to let go and I know how to work on guitars. After talking to Dan at MF he assured me he'd have another nice, blemish free Epi sent to me and it would be tested. He had me another on my front porch before the other one made it back to MF. The one that came was even more beautiful than the first. Worked flawlessly, sounds great, LOVE the neck cause it's not lacquered slick and is a bit textured which really works well when your hand gets a little sweaty and grabs. I always thought the 9 volt boost switches were BS. WOW…I was wrong! This guitar, although made in China, has a better quality finish than most of Gibson's. Grover tuners and stays in tune after the initial string stretch. OK…nuff said. If you're on the fence…get it. It is a better guitar than my 2000 buck Gibbys. Not that I'm hating on those but this quality at this price…don't pass it up.

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