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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar Natural

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Product Price $629.0
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Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom PRO KOA featuring a KOA top, and critically acclaimed ProBucker humbucker pickups with coil-splitting ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 06-13-2018

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Featuring a figured KOA top and ProBucker humbuckers with coil-splitting.

Epiphone presents the Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom PRO KOA featuring a KOA top, and critically acclaimed ProBucker humbucker pickups with coil-splitting along with Les Paul Custom style gold hardware, fully bound body, neck and headstock, Graphtech nut, and pearloid inlays.

“The World’s Most Beautiful Electric Guitar”
The Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Mr. Les Paul himself wanted to convey to audiences that the electric guitar was not a fad but a superb and challenging instrument—the king of all electric solid body guitars. So, Les requested a Les Paul with a custom finish and gold hardware that would look sophisticated on any size stage. The Les Paul Custom quickly became one of the most recognized guitars in the world and Les himself used his Les Paul Custom in concerts, on his weekly television show with wife Mary Ford, and on his album covers, including his famous duet with pal Chet Atkins, Chester and Lester. Now with a stunning figured KOA top with a Natural finish and Epiphone’s superior ProBucker humbucker pickups with coil-splitting, you’ll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO KOA is indeed one of the world’s most beautiful guitars. 

Les Paul Power With a KOA Top 
The Ltd. Ed. Les Paul Custom PRO KOA features a warm, tone rich figured KOA top along with the Custom’s traditional solid mahogany body in a rare Natural finish and 5-ply white and black binding on the KOA top and Mahogany back as well as the “Custom” classic headstock. Just like Les’ personal Custom, the Les Paul Custom PRO KOA has a solid Mahogany 24.75 in. scale neck with white binding that’s hand-fitted and glued-in for optimum neck-to-body contact so the Les Paul Custom PRO KOA resonates as single piece of wood. The Rosewood fingerboard has pearloid block inlays, a 12 in. radius, a 1.68 in. Graphtech nut, and 22 medium-jumbo frets.

ProBucker Power With Coil-Splitting
The Les Paul Custom PRO KOA is powered by Epiphone’s critically acclaimed ProBucker pickups, a 4-wire design with coil-splitting inspired by Gibson’s legendary BurstBuckers. ProBucker pickups recreate the sound of the original hand-wound “PAF” humbuckers made by Seth Lover at the Kalamazoo factory in the late ’50s. Epiphone ProBuckers feature all the same ingredients as original PAF and BurstBucker pickups, including Alnico II magnets, Elektrisola magnet wire, 18% nickel silver unit bases and covers, and pole screws, slugs and bobbins manufactured to Gibson’s original specifications. The result is a phenomenal pickup that, over time, will develop the subtle, one-of-a-kind characteristics that you can only get from vintage humbuckers. And best of all, those unique pickup characteristics will give your guitar a unique “voice.” No two vintage Les Pauls sound alike and ProBuckers give your Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO KOA a one-of-a-kind sound that will get better the more you play.

The Les Paul Custom PRO KOA includes a ProBucker-2 humbucker in the neck position that is slightly overwound for greater definition at higher volumes. The bridge pickup is a ProBucker-3 humbucker, which is also slightly overwound to give your solos a wide tonal range. Each pickup features coil-splitting via a push/pull control at each pickup’s volume knob, which really gives the Les Paul Custom PRO KOA the ability to be any guitar you can imagine. All volume and tone controls feature full-size 500K Ω potentiometers matched with Epiphone’s rugged, all-metal, 3-way toggle pickup selector switch for long-lasting performance. 

All-Metal Epiphone Hardware
Epiphone’s reputation for great guitars extends to its unbeatable hardware and the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO KOA delivers with a standard-setting gold LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and a gold Stopbar tailpiece for superb tuning stability. Plus gold Grover machine heads with an 18:1 ratio for fast and reliable tuning. A hard case is optional.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Figured Koa
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: SlimTaper D
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Dual-action
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Block
Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: ProBucker 2
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 volume controls
Controls
Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Coil tap
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Grover
Color: Gold
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply amazing for the price!

By Drew Jones

from Mocksville, NC

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Pros

  • Awesome Sustain
  • Beautiful Finish
  • Coil Tapping
  • Great Sounding Pickups
  • Phase Reversal
  • Solid Construction

Cons

  • No Case

Best Uses

  • Gigging
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Touring

Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar:

I have owned many Gibson brand guitars over the years, including Les Paul and Firebird. This is my first Epiphone. This guitar is simply beautiful, especially on stage with par cans reflecting off it. The images here do not do it justice.

As with all my guitars, the first thing I did was get a professional setup and a lighter gauge string. It comes with .10 - .46 I believe, but I prefer .09 - .42 as I have arthritis and play with a lighter touch. The intonation is perfect and string height is about 4/64 on the top end and 5/64 on the low. It is a dream to play.

The tone is amazing with the default settings already, but with the added pull-pots, your sound range is greatly expanded. The pickups are full of harmonics and warmth. I simply love them.

The only downside is that it does not come with a case. I purchased the matching Epiphone case however, so you should check that out as well.

I am not a heavy metal player, siding with the more melodic things, but this guitar can do it all.

I plan to get more Epiphone Les Pauls from here on out.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar, would match against any Gibson any time...

By Daddski 1

from florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Just feels.... PERFECT
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • bedroom or bathroom or living room or the roof!!
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar:

    Been playing for over 40 years. This guitar is amazing. Epiphone has really come a long way and this is top of the line bar none... Gibson could learn a few things here......
    I actually got this at another site zz.....
    Their service is amazing.... as is their pay programs.
    Anyway, this thing is truly a special instrument. The more you play the deeper the humbuckers change into something even more awesome. I have nothing negative to say about this guiter. The KOA top is amazing and sound just keeps on giving. The quality of the woor is truly awesome as well. no flaws, nothing negative including the fact that gibson has theirs too for 10k.... and it does NOT sound one bit better nor is it made of better materials regardless of what you fanboys are now going to claim about tonewoods lol... noonsense by the way in solid body guitars. n osuch thing. But they want you to believe in it so they can goughe you more in the pocket book.. Anyway guys n gals its beautifull, it sounds great, it lasts a good long time... go buy one before you can't get KOA anymore....

     
    5.0

    "Gibson Who?"

    By David P. Makowski

    from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Gorgeous Finish
    • Outstanding Build Quality
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing Gibson Guitars since I started playing guitar in 1979. I own several Gibson instruments and I have owned two Gibson Les Paul Customs over the years. Now I'm in no way all "giddy" about my new Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro KOA as I have had it for over a week now. I was seriously considering purchasing a Gibson Les Paul KOA Top when I saw this Epiphone version. I mulled it over for at least a week reading many mnay reviews before I made my decision. Man, am I glad I went with this awesome Epiphone. I don't know how and/or when Epiphone started making guitars of this high level of quality. I love everything about it and I would not and will not change one single thing such as "hardware" or "pickups". It is perfect stock. 5 Stars!!

     
    5.0

    Great tone great Looks and very affordable

    By Tonedog

    from Lafayette ga.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar:

      Simply awesome

       
      5.0

      Outstanding guitar!

      By Allen

      from Arizona

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      See all my reviews

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      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 Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar:

        This guitar impresses everyone with the amazing Koa top to the gold hardware and pearl inlays.

        Great tone and playability.

        An outstanding guitar in every way!!

         
        5.0

        World class guitar!

        By Allen

        from Arizona

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar:

          Great looking guitar!
          Sounds terrific!

           
          5.0

          EpiC Koa Les Paul!

          By Ratzo

          from Mass

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          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar:

          I waited for this to come in stock for over a month, well worth the wait!
          I heard it was better than seen in pictures and those reviews are correct! Mine came with a beautiful book matched grain top, that someone at the shop had taken care to select. There are dark bands running right off the tail piece in perfect symmetry. The koa wood is just amazing. The neck was also premium select tiger banded flame (on mahogany ?) The workmanship overall is perfect!
          I was not sure based public comments elsewhere that the koa top was "figured shaped" or a laminate (like all other Epi LP) Well I called Gibson directly and spoke with technicians. The top is in FACT carved solid wood! And you can see a sliver of its thickness at the cutaway.
          OK enough about looks! You get the idea.
          Sound is impressive! Pickups are great (and I have owned classic 70's Gibson LP before)
          These things crank! I used a Fender tube amp, sported up with Canabis Rex speaker and JJ tubes.
          Perfect warm match for a LP!
          MF was super easy to work with allowing a return/ exchange of another guitar, and honored sales price for the replacement Epi LP.

           
          5.0

          Koa wood is beautiful!!!

          By Bluesman

          from Mid West

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          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Custom Pro Koa Electric Guitar:

          This thing screams!!

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