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Epiphone Ltd Ed Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit Electric Guitar  Ebony

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Featuring Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups and a vintage style hard case.

Epiphone presents the new Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit, a historic reissue of one of the most popular Les Pauls ever made. Featuring Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups, gold hardware, an Ebony fretboard, and a vintage style hard case.

Epiphone and Mr. Les Paul
Epiphone’s long friendship with Mr. Les Paul dates back to the 1940s 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. Throughout his life, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone reviewing new products and offering suggestions. “They are damn fine instruments, I swear by them!” said Les.

The Epiphone Ltd. Ed.
Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit is an historic reissue of the “tuxedo” Les Paul that Les designed to be the most beautiful electric guitar ever made with a striking Ebony finish with gold hardware that would not only look great with a “tux” but would also convince skeptics that the new—and controversial--“solid body” electric guitar was a refined and classy instrument.

Historic “1955” Les Paul Custom
The new Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit has the same profile of '50s era Les Paul Customs with a Mahogany body in an Aged Gloss Ebony finish and a 5-layer (black &white) pickguard. The Mahogany neck has a '50s style Rounded “C” profile and is glued deep into the body with Titebond glue so the entire instrument resonates as a single piece of wood. The top of the body has 7-layer Ivory and Black color binding while the Ebony fingerboard has single layer Ivory color binding. The neck has 24.75” scale length, a 14” radius, 22 medium jumbo frets, and vintage style Split Diamond Pearloid inlays.

Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups
The Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit is powered by Gibson USA Soapbar P-90 pickups with gold pole screws. P-90 pickups are recognized as the most powerful and versatile single-coil pickups ever made and were Les’ favorite style of pickup for his personal Les Pauls. Each pickup has individual tone and volume controls with Black “Top Hat” knobs with metal pointers. The 3-way Pickup Selector switch has an Amber colored toggle cap.

Heavy Duty Hardware
The “1955” Les Paul Custom Outfit comes with Epiphone’s Heavy-Duty Non-Rotating 1/4" output jack with a Square Jack Plate, a gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, and gold Epiphone "Deluxe" machine heads with an 18:1 ratio on a split dovewing headstock with the Epiphone logo in Pearloid. The dual action truss rod has a 2-layer black & white cover with "1955 Les Paul Custom" in white. A vintage style hard case and certificate of authenticity case are included.

Lifetime Warranty
Like all Epiphones, the Ltd. Ed. Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and Gibson’s world famous 365/24/7 Customer Service.

FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C rounded
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 14"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Split diamond
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: P-90
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: P-90
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China

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5.0

Truly a beautiful and refined instrument

By Magic Slim Longfellow

from Victoria, B.C., Canada

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit Electric Guitar:

    I love it.

     
    5.0

    Ignore the Headstock

    By Faron

    from Austin, Tx

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit Electric Guitar:

      I said, yeah right... cheap even if it looked kind of cool sitting on that wall. Then I looked at it closer. It said real P90's and EBONY neck. Hummmmmm, took it off the wall and plugged it in. Long story short, I bought it. Now this sucker sits proudly between my 2 and 3 thousand dinero guitars.

      You need to try this puppy out. The nut is a bit thin unlike Gibson's. The feel is similar to a vintage fat Telecaster neck. I generally hate the Epiphone's big fat wonky headstock. However, this one really works well and the mat, aged finish on the guitar is freaking killer. IT IS LIGHT and hangs well on the shoulder. I play mainly out of VOX's, Dr. Z or a Fender Deluxe. This guitar really loves my Vox or Dr. Z. The Fender I had to play with it for a while because of the midrange. There is no way you can go wrong with this guitar and for the price its a no brainer. If I lost this guitar, I would replace it ASAP.

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      5.0

      I love it

      By Cha

      from Ciudad de México, México

      About Me Novice

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School Bands

          Comments about Epiphone Ltd Ed Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit Electric Guitar:

          I love playing it

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