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Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar  

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A mahogany body with a gorgeous top and a choice of pickups.

The Gibson Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar offers you a choice between 2 slightly different guitars, the EX and the GX. Both share identical specifications with the important exception of the color finishes and the pickups onboard. The EX model is finished in either Midnight Ebony or Midnight Sapphire with EMG 81/85 active humbuckers, while the GX model comes in Black Cherry and Cherry Sunburst and features Gibson 498T/490R humbuckers. So make your choice. Either way, it's a win-win.

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX Outfit
This Les Paul brings back the axe loved by metal shredders around the world. And now, along with EMG humbuckers, the EX Outfit includes individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, a mahogany body with a stunning quilt maple veneer top, and a super fast mahogany neck that has a SpeedTaper™ D-profile with a satin finish and a 24.75" scale. The elegant rosewood fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets, a 14" radius, a standard 1.68" graphite nut, and beautiful mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle inlays on the 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 15th frets, alternating with mother-of-pearl blocks on frets 17, 19, 21, and 24. The clipped dove wing headstock has 5-ply white and black binding with a mother-of-pearl "stickpin" design on the headstock face and Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX or GX on the bell-shaped truss rod cover.

Its active EMG 81/85 pickups excel at high volume and are a favorite among the world's top metal players--including Zakk Wylde--for their beefy tone. Both pickup designs feature close apterture coils with Alnico V magnets for a smooth tone that can go from 1959 to far into the future or anywhere in between. And for the first time, the EX features individual volume and tone controls for each pickup. The EMG pickups are powered by a 9-volt battery conveniently located in the back of the guitar in an easy-to-access compartment.

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX's stunning black hardware goes beyond anything seen before in the Prophecy series including black metal barrel controls with mother of pearl inlaid tops, Epiphone's legendary LockTone™ tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, an Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy duty output jack, and black Epiphone straplocks. The EX also includes black Grover® 14:1 machine heads for superb tuning accuracy, just like you find on all the very best Les Pauls. Finally, the EX includes a hard case to provide the very best protection for your instrument.

The new Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit
This guitar is the supreme Les Paul for those who dare to break new ground in speed, sound, and technique. And now, the GX features Gibson USA's powerful 490R/498T humbucker combination with push/pull coil-tapping for each pickup, an elegant mother of pearl and abalone block & triangle inlay and pickup individual volume and tone controls in the traditional Les Paul layout.

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit features a mahogany body with a stunning Quilt maple veneer top that's available in two beautiful color finishes, Black Cherry and Heritage Cherry Sunburst. The super fast mahogany neck has a SpeedTaper™ D-profile with a satin finish and a 24.75" scale. The elegant rosewood fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets, a 14" radius, a standard 1.68" graphite nut, and beautiful mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle inlays on the 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 15th frets, alternating with mother-of-pearl block inlays on frets 17, 19, 21, and 24. The classic Epiphone Clipped Dovewing headstock has 5-ply white and black binding with a mother of pearl "stickpin" design on the headstock face and Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX on the bell-shaped truss rod cover.

Fans of the original Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX, fitted with Gibson DirtyFingers™, often noted that the 490R/498T might be a great match for the new GX. They heard you and your wish was Epiphone’s command. The new Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX features a Gibson USA 490R humbucker in the neck position and a Gibson USA 498T in the bridge position. The 490R features an Alnico II bar magnet and the 498T carries an Alnico-V bar magnet. These pickups have the traditional characteristics of the original "Patent Applied For" tone that's unmistakably from Gibson's legendary family of humbucker pickups but, with a modern edge to give your tone a distinct personality. Best of all, each pickup features coil tapping via a push/pull control at each pickup's volume knob. And now for the first time, the Prophecy GX features individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Over the last decade, Epiphone has built a reputation for outstanding quality, especially in their hardware. Now, the Prophecy GX gold hardware goes beyond anything seen before in the Prophecy series beginning with the GX's gold metal barrel controls with mother of pearl inlaid tops, their legendary gold LockTone™ tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, a gold Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack, and gold Epiphone straplocks. The Prophecy GX also includes gold Grover® 14:1 machine heads for superb tuning accuracy, just like you find on all the best Les Pauls. The Prophecy GX also includes a hard case so you have the security to take your GX anywhere the music takes you. Includes case.

Features

  • Resonant and warm-sounding mahogany body
  • Gorgeous quilted maple top for added tone
  • Comfortable set-in mahogany neck with SpeedTaper profile
  • Choice of EMG 81/85 active or Gibson 498T/490R humbucking pickups
  • Pre-installed Epiphone straplocks
  • Includes case

Your future is bright with the right guitar. Order today.

 

Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Mahogany body
  • Quilted maple top
  • Set-in mahogany SpeedTaper satin neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Block and triangle fretboard inlay
  • EMG 81/85 active humbucking pickups (EX models - Midnight Ebony and Midnight Sapphire finishes)
  • Gibson 498T/490R humbucking pickups (GX models - Black Cherry and Heritage Cherry Sunburst finishes)
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Epiphone straplocks installed
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EpiphoneProphecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (21)
  • Fun to play (20)
  • Good tone (19)
  • Solid electronics (15)
  • Good pick up (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (16)
    • Practicing (15)
    • Recording (11)
    • Rock concerts (8)
    • Small venues (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Prophecy G/X cherry sunburst.

    This guitar is a work of art.

    They really nailed all of the things I have been wanting in a Les Paul. I own a LP standard and a Traditional...Read complete review

    This guitar is a work of art.

    They really nailed all of the things I have been wanting in a Les Paul. I own a LP standard and a Traditional Pro, but this one feels better and seems more playable to me than they do. It is nice to have the neck joint at the 19 fret as apposed to the 17 fret.

    It is very esthetically pleasing. The quilted maple top, Ebony fret board, custom inlays, binding, and gold hardware are like bling!!!
    Even the back of the guitar looks good. I worry a little about how well the gold plating will wear over time.

    I used to find myself switching between an LP and Jackson for playability reasons, but this one seems to bridge that gap.
    I like the longer neck but it does take some getting used to. At first I got a little confused about what fret I was playing on (lol).
    The overall feel of the neck is awesome (not too thick or thin). I like the 14" radius fret board too, though I like a 12"-16" compound radius better.

    This guitar has tone and sustains forever. Some of the other reviews I read stated that theirs had a heavy un-chambered body. Mine feels a bit lighter and possibly chambered (weight relieved).
    Many LP fans are not crazy about the Gibson 498t/460 combination. I think they sound pretty good for classic rock. I would try them yourself.

    For the price this guitar is an excellent value, especially since it comes with a case. Over all I really like it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    3rd Guitar's a Charm?

    Would like to rate higher but unsure if an acceptable product can originate from China plant. The tonal capabilities and playability are addictive. First guitar: push pull knob popped out. Second guitar:...Read complete review

    Would like to rate higher but unsure if an acceptable product can originate from China plant. The tonal capabilities and playability are addictive. First guitar: push pull knob popped out. Second guitar: slight neck dents and slight ?cosmetic? crack way far down on the fretboard. Third guitar: we'll see. Return process was easy--something tells me they do this often.

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    5.0

    should be " More " Paul

    By Valley Viking

    from B.C. Canada

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    Pros

    • Awesome look
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

      nicer than expected, no wonder lots of reveiws praise these Epiphones, great bang for the buck, the awesome custom case is a bonus

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Guitar!

      By Will

      from Mora, MO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Nothing

      Best Uses

      • Anything you want

      Comments about Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

      All the guitars I own, I have gotten from MF, so when I was in the market for a new electric, I already knew where to look. I had an idea of what I wanted; solid to semi-holow body, heavy duty humbuckers, nothing to flashy, but something versatile as I play a variety of styles. Right away I found this in the used section, bought level 2 or whatever they called it, not mint but in decent shape, i have kids and carry guitars around the house, so I knew if I bought it mint, it wouldnt stay that way. I instantly knew this was the one when i saw the picture, it was just perfect, so I ordered it at like 2am on a friday, expecting to receive it maybe the next thursday or friday. It arrived on TUESDAY, and it was just perfect. I read a review that said the pickup battery was dead, and so was mine, and I assume thats what made it not "mint" perfect, theres nothing wrong with it, no dings, no dead frets, nothing. A new 9V and its like brand new. And it does it all, I can play Slayer and Pantera just as smoothly and cleanly as I can play Eagles and Animals, every note rings true and clear, it is awesome. Absolutely love it. THANKS MUSICIANS FRIEND!!!!!!!!!

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      5.0

      Great deal!

      By DedHed

      from Pendleton, Oregon

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great For For Jammin'
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Needed A Little Set-up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

      Beautiful guitar, nice finish with no flaws. Needed a little bit of set-up out of the box.
      The case is very nice and worth the money. Bought it online and am happy with it. Super fast shipping. Price went up 2 days after I bought it.

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      5.0

      THANK YOU MUSICIANS FRIEND!!!!

      By D Rock

      from arkansas

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            Comments about Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

            I ordered the Matt Heafy signature Les Paul originally. Unfortunately when it arrived there were some issues. This is not Musicians Friends fault I guess Epiphone let one slip through the QC line. No big deal it happens. Musicians Friend was more than helpful when it came to dealing with this item. My rep was CJ and he made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Not only did they send me the return label free of charge to me, but they sent me the Prophecy Plus EX in exchange without even waiting for me to return the original defective guitar. They also sent it premium to get it to me faster than usual. The prophecy plus was no longer on sale anymore and they still matched their previous sale price. I admit I was a bit hesitant to order another Epiphone as this was my first one and it was a bad deal right out the gate. However, as a one time deal to me they offered to have another return label in place for the new guitar just in case I don't like it for any reason, even if it is not defective in any way. I must say that kind of customer service is hard to beat! Thanks again Musicians Friend! I will have the new git fiddle soon and I will do a proper review. Just had to share that experience.

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            5.0

            Awesome guitar!

            By Mesil66

            from Lake Placid

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            Verified Buyer

            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 Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is very good, I bought it used (condition 2) and it is like new.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very nice

              By AngryHeb

              from Chicopee MA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

                I bought this guitar used so I was expecting it to be scratched and banged up. Even though the battery was dead for the active pickups and the toggle switch cap was missing (which is metric by the way) so Gibson caps are to big. This guitar is sweet and beautiful and sounds great! I have many Gibsons but none with EMG pickups, that's why I bought it. And I'm very happy with this Epiphone!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome guitar

                By god666

                from Denver, CO

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

                  Right out of the box this is an amazing guitar for the price. It was pretty much already tuned to drop C for me, so that was awesome. Plugged it in and jammed hard. The guitar is very light but doesn't feel cheap and the neck is fast to maneuver.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Took some adjustments, but worth it.

                  By MfBuddha

                  from St. Petersburg, Fl

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

                      Bought this guitar used, I scanned the ones available by photos and found the one I felt was in the nicest condition.... or at least the condition I'd have it in within a month of use, lol. The guitar I got, was not the one I ordered, there was at least one telltale ding in the photo on the back side, that isn't there on the guitar... also all the factory literature was included and was set up( not set up) like a brand new guitar. Sweet. The selector switch was broken when it arrives but easily fixed, and the rest of the setup was easy tweaking. And plays excellent now.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great playing guitar

                      By Giger68

                      from Phoenix

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play
                      • Good Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

                        I bought this used as a level 1 mint condition, wasn't disappointed. BEAUTIFUL, pics on website don't do it justice. I got the black cherry gx model. Of course I modded mine, but all in all the only real issue I had was the toggle switch was bad, so replaced that with a switchcraft toggle and was good to go. the pots were of better quality than I had expected(cts) so I kept them. Nut was good, tuners were good, put the keystone buttons on it for a more vintage look. The Gibson pups were good, but I prefer Duncans, threw in a 59/JB set and it sounds killer! If you are going to do this be ready for splicing wires, Gibson uses quick connect molex type connectors for their pups now, so I had to do some soldering. I have to mention that last year I bought a Gibson Les Paul 50's tribute that I returned due to poor quality, and this Epiphone guitar blows that one away!

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        nice

                        By weepin willie

                        from dunlap tn

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording

                          Comments about Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar:

                          are you kidding I love this guitar

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