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Open-Box Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar

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OVERVIEW

(Open Box) 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.

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 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 14 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68 in. (42.67 mm)
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

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 185 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (134)
  • Good tone (129)
  • Fun to play (128)
  • Good pick up (119)
  • Solid electronics (105)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (17)
  • Fret buzz (12)
  • Flat sound (3)

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  • Practicing (120)
  • Jamming (118)
  • Recording (83)
  • Small venues (71)
  • Rock concerts (52)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (95), Professional musician (30), Novice (28)

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Great value for a hot little guitar

I was GASsing for an LP-style guitar with humbuckers and found this on sale. It's a lot of Les Paul for the money: Grover tuners and custom pickups with split-coil volume pots. The...Read complete review

I was GASsing for an LP-style guitar with humbuckers and found this on sale. It's a lot of Les Paul for the money: Grover tuners and custom pickups with split-coil volume pots. The fit and finish are exceptional. The back and neck are sort of a stained mahogany with very open pores, which makes the neck feel fast with some very, very slight texture to it, but not sticky like a gloss neck. It's a thicker neck than many newer electrics, but not chunky. Just solid in your hand. It came set up well with moderately low action and the truss rod set fairly well (all was good enough that all I did was stretch the strings and tune). The pups sound great and provide the full range of Les Paul tones, from fat, clean blues and turn-the-tone-down jazz to crunch and growl. I haven't experimented with the split coil much, but for single coil sounds I have a strat and tele. The real value in the pups is not the split coil, but rather the custom sound and unbalanced winding of the Probuckers. I did have a noisy volume pot that produced static not only when turning it, but when simply playing the instrument. However, I took the back plate off, blew out any offending dust, jiggled the pot, and just worked it in a little, and the static is gone. I can't reproduce it now, so I guess whatever bit of dust was in there worked its way out. Also, I don't trust the Epiphone strap locks, so you should either swap out these cheaply built locks for Schallers or do without. Lastly, the heritage cherry burst is beautiful. All in all, a great value and a great guitar even were it not on sale.

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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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(33 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ridiculous Value

By Mario Diaz

from Jacksonville, FL

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

I am giving this guitar a 10, not because it's perfect per se, but because what you get for this price is amazing. This was the nicest Epiphone I've played, and was better than a lot of Gibson Studios I played. Obviously, this isn't the $1800 Gibson version, which is nicer than this guitar. But If this guitar had the gibson headstock on it, They'd be selling it for a lot more than this, trust me. If you're trying to decide between this and a cheap studio, or even a different Epiphone, let me make this easy. Buy this guitar. Plays great, beautiful neck (which is where the satin finish shines, it feels great!), pretty darn fine pickups, holds tuning extremely well, and on top of it, mine came with a hardshell case and strap locks. You just can't do any better than this in a guitar at this price point. Period.
A lot of things to like about this guitar in the way of features. Coil split is useful. When using only on pickup on coil split, there isn't a huge tone change, but if you use both 'buckers on coil split at once, you get a really nice Fender-y tone. As close to Fender single coils as you'll get with a mahogany body. All the nicer Epiphone parts, Grovers, etc. The Burstbucker bridge pickup is absolutely beautiful, I anticipated just throwing in an extra Seymour Duncan custom custom I had laying around, but honestly, I'll leave the burstbucker. Neck pickup is nice too, great for vintage Led Zeppelin, early Rush, Jethro Tull, all that kinda of stuff. Honestly, this guitar is a 70's machine to the max.
I was somewhat worried about ordering an Epiphone through the internet, but I can say that when I opened up the box, I was blown away. She feels awesome, if you hear anything about this guitar not having a maple cap, and that adversely affecting tone, don't sweat it. This guitar cuts through a mix better than my old LP Studio with a maple cap. Got the nice fingerboard binging, the satin finish is beautiful, and the guitar overall just feels VERY solid. Even the output jack is the most durable feeling output jack I've ever used.
Amazing value. Literally the best deal on any guitar that i've ever bought, or someone i knew bought. Buddy of mine plays a USA special strat, and offered to trade me. And I told him no way in heck. This thing's an amazing guitar for the money.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Les Paul Traditional Pro

By Guitar Player

from NC

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording

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

I wanted a Les Paul and I didn't want to spend thousands to get one. I had my eye on the Traditional Pro and the Standard PlusTop Pro for a while and waited a while because I couldn't decide on which one I wanted. I finally decided on the Tradtional Pro in Desert Burst because I wanted the satin finish on the back of the neck. I don't like glossy necks.

The first one MF sent me was not good, it had large saw marks (grooves) on the bottom of it and the paint was obviously touched up in areas on the bottom and the back of the guitar. It also had paint runs in various spots on the sides and back, and one spot on the back was missing paint. Also the wood used for the back of the guitar and the neck was very porous and frankly...just plain ugly, I never saw wood like that on a guitar. I sent it back. It was B stock..if that.

One thing I have to call out MF on is that I have ordered some other NEW guitars over the last few years from them that have clearly been B stock or just plain defective. Or they were marked as new and they were clearly returns..i.e. box was re-taped, the guitar inside had wear marks, dings, dents, etc.. They were not mint in any way shape or form. When I buy a NEW guitar don't send me something with saw marks and paint runs, dings or dents. As for this particular model, Epiphone needs to get their QC deal together in their Indonesia factory. I sent the first one back and a week later I see that MF is selling a open box Traditional Pro in Desert Burst and it's marked as mint. If it's the one I sent back, it's far from mint.

Anyway, I got the second one and it's much better, it has a slight ding in the clear coat on the front but I can live with it. The rest of the guitar is very nice and the wood used on the back of the guitar and neck for this one is completely different from the first one. Fit and finish is much better as well, no paint runs, no saw marks. I have no clue what is going on with the wood on these guitars and why the wood would differ that much from guitar to guitar...but they do.

It plays great and sounds great, I personally enjoy the coil tapping. It's a fun guitar to play, and this is coming from a person who has played super strats for a very long time.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Be selective with Epiphones but this is a great guitar!

By Leonard Faraday

from Los Angeles

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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!

    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just Wowed By This Guitar

    By Guitarplayer4ever

    from Southern Illinois

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    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 want to first mention I have been playing for about 6 years and cannot even recall how many guitars I have bought, sold, traded through the years. Also I want to add out of all those guitars I have never took the time to write a review for one. I am a serious player and practice 1 to 3 hours daily so I have gotten where I understand tone.

      Anyways to the review. I am just floored by this guitar. I got the Pitch Black one on sale. I thought hey it's worth a try. I have played/owned and like many brands of guitars from Schecter, Ibanez, ESP, Epiphone, Fender and of course Gibson.

      Speaking of Gibson this is what I am comparing the guitar too. I have owned a Gibson 60's Tribute that's been highly modified for a couple years now. It has what I consider a professional tone. Now saying that, I do not know what Epiphone did when building the Traditional Pro, but it Plays, Feels, and Sounds as good or better than my Gibson OR any Gibson I have played so far in my six years of playing. I haven't had the pleasure of playing a $4K Gibson, but I have played a few $2K ones. Also note I have solely played my Gibson Les Paul for over a year now (A super broke musician and my only electric guitar)and just bought the Epiphone because my tax return. So I can't say it would sound better than a $4K Gibson, but for under 5 Benjamin's this cannot be beat.

      The feel is nice. The neck is like the 60's style neck, maybe a tad thicker but feels nice and makes fretting chords easy. It's not a shredder neck, that's why there are Ibanez guitars. Back to this guitar the tone oozes Rock N Roll with a nice growl. Just to note that it can easily dial in any tone from Country to melting metal. I mainly play 70's/80's Rock and blues, but I can easily get a tone for a Megadeth or Metallica song too.

      Please take the time and try one of these and read about the Epiphone factory. The guys who run it are the same guys from the Nashville Gibson plant and everything is as close to the same specs as a Gibson and I would almost go as far as saying the quality of this Tradtional Pro is better than current Gibson's or at least how my Gibson was when I got it.

      I am so pleased with this guitar that as I write this I have my Gibson up for sale, so I can buy another Epiphone Traditional Pro, but in Desert Burst before they either discountinue this model or raise the price. Honestly if I had the money I would not blink an eye paying double for this quality of an instrument. I still love Gibson's and other brands too, but what I have seen from Epiphone is they stepped their game up tremendously in the last 5 years. Don't get caught up in the name on the headstock. It is owned and manufactured by Gibson just under the Epiphone name.

      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A rockin' machine

      By Danoguitar

      from Port Saint Lucie, FL

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

      Quality workmanship, great sound, and big bang for the buck. I hope to be playing this one for a long time to come!
      Pretty much your basic Les Paul features besides the coil taps but when you want to go for that single coil tone it is a vey nice plus. I love the non glossy back of the neck and body. Feels much more natural when playing without the glossy neck. Pickups are awsome and way better than the alnico classics they put in the Les Paul standards. Also this Paul is lighter than the regular Les Paul Standards.
      Guitar was set up nice right out of the box. No issues with anything so far.
      For the price you can't beat the value of this guitar.

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Oh Yeahhhhh!!!

      By Josh Morse

      from Michigan

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

      This is a great guitar, and is totally worthy for a stage! After my older and last guitar was starting to have some problems I figured nows definitely the time to invest in a new one. Years ago, I seen some kid playing a goldtop and wanted one ever since. This may not be a Gibson, but its still an amazing guitar. I honestly dont have any dislikes for this guitar. It has an amazing sound, great looks, feel, and tuners... Hopefully this review helps others out their who are thinking of getting this. No Regrets here!
      This is a great guitar, and I got the guitar in the metallic gold finish. I was nervous that the color/finish might not look good in person considering it looks kinda different in most pics compared to other goldtops I see on this site and a few others, but it looks fantastic! (in some pics online it looks kinda yellowish, but its definitely a metallic gold finish) I was also worried that it might come out of tune easily considering Im not used to a guitar with tuners like this. My other guitar has string locks so I never had to worry about it before. But since I got it and tuned it, it hasnt come out of tune yet. This is the nicest guitar I own, and now I no longer have to just dream of owning one of these. Its everything I thought it would be, and more. I was gonna go with the '56 Reissue Goldtop, but the P-90s kinda get some unwanted feedback. With this one you dont really have to worry about it, and that was part of the deciding factor for me.
      The quality is great! This is the first brand new guitar Ive ever owned and my first Les Paul, and it just feels amazing to play. I look forward to playing this guitar for many, many years to come.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Guitar!

      By Jimmy J

      from Way Up North

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Pick Up
      • Great Tone

      Cons

      • Quality Control

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Small Venues

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

      I am amazed by the value of this guitar. It has Grover tuners and excellent pickups, and the frets are level and smooth at the ends. They did require polishing to remove grit and tarnish. The setup was decent right out of the box, with only minor adjustments needed. The switches all work properly, and the gold paint is well executed with no obvious flaws. The nut is well done, as well as the string spacing on the neck. I usually avoid extra electronic features on my guitars, preferring simplicity. But I do really like the coil-splitting option, as it sounds good through my amp. The guitar came triple-boxed. The only negatives are two stripped screw holes for the truss rod cover, and some tool marks at the heel of the neck. The neck is quite beefy and fills the hand, and has no glossy finish, making it easy to move up and down the neck. However, the entire back side of the body and neck could have used some extra attention to fill in open pores in the mahogany and to smooth out the rough feel of the wood. All in all, this is a good Les Paul, and can't be beat for money invested. You can spend a good deal more to get a higher level of finishing detail and quality control, but this guitar is very playable as is, and sounds great. But be advised that this guitar is heavy, as are Les Pauls in general. Did I mention that it is a great-looking instrument?

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Can't beat it for the money (used)

      By Dirty South

      from Dirty South

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

      Been playing for almost 20 years, and have gone through my share of equipment. Currently have 3 Gibsons,(LP, SG, & flying V) and a USA custom shop Peavey HP and play thru Peavey XXX amps. Bought mine used for less than half of a new one. It's a 2004 LP STD with the HOTCH pups from Korea. Stock pups aren't really that bad, but that touch of muddiness is there especially in the low end, but I wouldn't care if I wouldn't play out. My Gibson has Burstbucker pros and the Epi's aren't as hot and not quite as clear.

      For the cost of a new Epi, I would probably go for a faded or used Gibson, but for the price these go for used, add new pups and I can't tell much of a difference in sound from my Gibson. If you can get over having the headstock say "Epiphone" and not "Gibson" and just use your ears, you will love it. Look at these at used prices and you can get a custom, or whatever great finish you like and up grade it for a lot less than getting a Gibson. Don't get me wrong I probably won't sell my Gibsons because of this, but will play it along side of them.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar For Great Price

      By Jacob Jones

      from West Virginia

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

      Overall this guitar is awesome. It really has that fat, solid, les paul sound. The vitage look with the off / cream white against the ebony makes it the real deal. Whatever color you decide to get, it will still look outstanding, and I would suggest this guitar to anyone.
      The dual humbucker system is awesome, everything about this guitar is great. The grover tunners are great, the finish and the paint makes the guitar look steller. The size and weight of the guitar really brings les paul feel to the table.
      This guitar is top quality. I have played many guitars, but this one really gives the right feel. This guitar is put together well, everything from the pick-ups, to the in-lays.
      For its price, it really is a good buy, if you can't afford a Gibson, then Epiphone is the way to go.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet Find

      By VaiRulz

      from Miami

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

      For anyone just yearning to play, not to brag... the tone you get for your 5 notes is very strong. In fact, I have this to balance out my prestige Ibanez. Wherever it's made, this one was made well. Through my Tweaker combo amp and an overdrive, I get monster thick chords and loads of bass. I might consider upgrading the pickups at some point, but that's only because I'm a tonegeek.

      None of the tradition pro models have a maple top on their body, so the tone will be more mids and lows than the crispy maple highs. Try different tone woods in person at your local shop before you make a decision. Fender uses Alder, Ibanez uses Basswood, Gibson and Epiphone use Mahogany... etc. etc.
      Tapped coil pickups and two tone woods... a good solid foundation.
      Its exceptional for this price range... only thing off is one the potentiometer hats is a little crooked when it turns. Everything else is perfect. I can't give a 10 unless I can't find anything. The intonation and stock setup will serve me well.
      Discounted because Korina is almost orange... and no one is buying it... in fact, you probably can't buy this one online any more. But the rest of the guitar is nice standard guitar just below where it could be priced.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Les Paul Goldtop

      By terrygh

      from Kansas

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      Pros

      • Beautiful Color
      • Excellent Craftmanship
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Gig with band
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

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

      For a long time I had been searching for a LP Goldtop, looking at different models, comparing specs, reading reviews and, checking out some video reviews. I finally decided this one was it. The pickups in this guitar are awesome sounding! The bridge pickup is powerful, articulate and, the neck unit is so deep and, smooth sounding, put them both together and, it's a win win combination and, that's not even considering that they both have the coil tap option! All the good hardware, smooth clean sounding pots, Grover tuners and, the Gold finish is stunning! I have the Les Paul 60th anniversary model which a truly awesome guitar but, the neck on this Goldtop is a little thicker and, I love the satin finish on the neck and body compared to my other LP. My quest for a Goldtop has ended, this is the one! There are a lot of LP's out there but, if you have the desire to own a Goldtop this is it!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Incredible with some upgrades

          By Brian Miller Magic

          from Connecticut

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Incredible Neck
          • Infinite tonal possibilities

          Cons

          • Bridge Saddle Radius
          • Dead Notes
          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor setup

          Best Uses

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

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

          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!

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Worn-in Feel Makes you feel AT HOME

          By Ronn

          from Denver CO

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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:

              Not much room to adjust truss rod. Just a little and it's disengaged, just a little to the right and it starts flattening out the neck instantly. The sound and the price make it worth the "truss-rod gamble" I think. I just sold a Gibson LP Studio Plus and a Gibson LP Classic and neither of those guitars had the incredible response that this Epi LP Traditional has. I've owned over 200 guitars over the years and this Epi LP Trad and the Standard Pro sound better than 180 of 'em. I even had one built for me (alder/maple HHS) and I thought that IT sounded the best for years. I think that NIght Ranger ended up with that one? I make a lot of records and commercials so sound is something that I'm constantly fighting with, even down to dead spots. My first GOOD guitar was a 1959 Epiphone Riviera with mini-HB's I always thought they had something going with that frequensator tailpiece....it was like Hendrix before Hendrix (overall string length)
              This is one of the best sounding guitars I have owned in 58 yrs.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Surprisingly Tasty With Excellent Sauce!

              By 100th Deuce

              from NE Georgia

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

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

              I picked up this EPI Traditional Pro in Heritage Cherry because I retired my Gibson Les Paul 25/50. I met Les Paul at the Iridium Club back in 2003 and he signed the guitar for me. I hand delivered it to Gibson restoration in Nashville for an overspray of Les's personalization and she now resides in a solid cherry glass front display case and get's lots of looks but no play time.

              The 25/50 was one of the few LP's to have coil tapping so when I saw that this LP Traditional Pro had coil taps too, I decided to give it a try. I've got many guitars (18 currently) but retiring the Gibson LP left a hole that nothing else seemed to fill.

              I'm pleasantly surprised with this piece, for the money or otherwise. Certainly the price is right. I looked it over really well for everything from correctly installed and well fitting hardware, to proper finish and bindings. I really couldn't find anything objectionable. Everything was just as it should be for a mid-grade guitar.

              Setup needs just a bit of work. The neck relief was fine, string height is very close to the EPI setup standards on both sides of the board, but many folks find this too high. I'm one of them, but just barely. The intonation was the only thing that was off noticably. Easy fix.

              The tone is very nice with good rich sounds in HB mode. Tap the coils to single and they thin out nicely. Not quite the same as my American Standard Strat, but very nice cut for sure. More noticable difference on the neck pup than the bridge, but that's to be expected.

              The neck is reasonably fast and the satin finish makes the ups and downs effortless. Overall, this guitar is lots of fun to play. I've been piping it through an old '68 Kustom 100W all tube lead head and it definitely contributes to the vintage vibe. I like this 'lil guitar.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Epi LP for the Money

              By Wanna Be Mick Ronson

              from Portland, OR

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

              I played one of these at my local GC and it gave me bad GAS. Most of the time I play an Epi LP at GC, the set up is bad, the nobs are wonky, or something has been messed up (usually by customers pawing them.) But this guitar played smoothly, the hardware was all in great shape, and the finish was flawless. They are certainly good looking guitars. The push-pull between humbucker and single coil pups is a great feature; on this model, there is noticeable difference between the two modes, providing distinct single coil snap (almost Strat-like), while the humbucker mode is rounded and alive. I am saving up my pennies to add this to my humble collection. If you want full-featured LP, but cannot afford Gibson's extortionist prices, the Trad Pro Epi is a good way to go.

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Everything I could ask for

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

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

              This is everything I could have asked for in a solid body. The set neck has given me great sustain, and the ability to change to a single coil was a great addition. I'm extremely impressed with the quality of the guitar. If your looking for quality and don't have a Gibson sized budget, go with this.

              (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              The devil is in the details

              By Gotanypop

              from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

              Epiphone Les Paul Traditional PROI have this in wine red and I love the way it looks right out of the box. Sounds great, The overall set-up was very good, just lowered the bridge height a touch for my own taste and checked the relief and it was spot on. The reason for my low quality score is not because of the components, the attention to detail is a little lacking on the finish department. I have played some much cheaper guitars that did much better. The control knobs looked like they were put on by a two year old, easy to fix but a person shouldn't have to. I didn't think that "satin" finish was going to be as roughly done as it is. on the side where the neck joins the body at the cutaway, I can see the lines in the wood from the saw cutting out the body...Really poor sanding job. I do love the satin effect, and as it wears from playing, I think it will look really beautiful. The frets weren't very smooth, again easy to fix. A general roughness to the guitar's details mars an otherwise great instrument.

              (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Pretty Darn Good

              By benard shakey

              from Louisiana

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

              Though I lust after a 1958 VOS, my skill and impatience lucked out for this Epiphone. Idid order some Nickle P/U Covers...I dont like the zebra p/u look.
              One day I'll get another Gibson 1958 Les Paul, but for now Im pretty happy.
              Typical Les Paul 3 way toggle and volume and tone for each pickup. The twist here is both volume knobs have push/pull features. When out, it's a single coil and when pushed in, it's the humbucker. Get pretty good sounds and gives you 6 options. Pickups are not quite Burstbuckers, but keep great sustain. The neck is a little bigger (Thank Goodness Epiphone), which not only feels great, but the extra mass gives the guitar more resonance.
              Got the Cherry Burst and it's simply BEAUTIFUL. I think it's maple, but Gibson says mahogany. I spoke with Gibson myself and they were looking into it.
              Nice case with mine. This Epiphone has Grover rotomatics...IT KEEPS PHENOMINAL TUNE!!!!
              Drop a modest amount on this gem. Well...not really a gem, but for the price simply can't be beat.
              Need intonastion tuning, which I did myself with my Conn strobotuner. Neck is smooth without any frets poking out beyond the neck. They paint the mahogany neck, so my hands turn blue. Next time I restring, I'm gonna get that crap off.
              9 out of 10 for value=performance

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A great guitar for the money

              By BillM-Zu8tp

              from Des Moines, Iowa

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

              After playng a Fender Strat for years, I decided to make a change and did my research. As it ended up, the Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro was my final choice. All I can say is WOW!!!!..what a gem. It sounds fantastic. I no longer play gigs but play at home along with cd's and loops. I also bought a Fender Mustang II to go along with the Les Paul. What a great sound! I highly recommend this guitar. You won't regret it!

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