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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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EpiphoneLtd Ed Inspired by "1955" Les Paul Custom Outfit Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ignore the Headstock

    By Faron

    from Austin, Tx

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Reviewer

    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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar!

      By Big Al

      from Hollywood

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needs a set up

      Best Uses

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

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

      This guitar is amazing.. ebony neck.. Gibson soap bar p90 pick ups... great guitar.. just needed a little set up but other than that this sounds amazing and plays amazing.. even better than some Gibsons.. a real quality find!!! Buy the guitar!!! You want be disappointed!!!!

       
      5.0

      Showpiece and a Player!

      By Terry

      from Illinois

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Great Pickups

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        I knew I loved the look of this guitar from pictures but now have confirmed it plays better than it looks! I've had it a few weeks now and probably stared at it as much as played it but this guitar is really meant to be played.

        The P90 pickups are as great as everyone says. They have fantastic sustain and tone and can really wail while being absolutely clean. And you get such a dynamic range of tones from the neck to the bridge and in between. The neck is fat - which I like and the ebony fretboard is super nice.

        Setup was fine, but LPs come with 010 strings where I'm used to lighter 009s so initially it seemed a little slow playing (just like all other Epi LPs in stores). But I threw a set of 009s on it and that really opened it up to me. It only needed slight adjustments for intonation (which is simple with this bridge) and it's rock solid.

        Sure I've played a few Gibson LPs and maybe they feel better because you know you're playing a legendary, expensive guitar. But this Epi is a well-built player and flat rocks!

         
        5.0

        Love my new "1955"

        By Tom

        from Michigan

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

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

          Love the look and feel of this guitar...Sounds great right out of the box...

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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