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Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO-II Electric Guitar

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Featuring Coil-Splitting, 15 db Boost Control, and Alnico Classic PRO & ProBucker Pickups.

Epiphone introduces the new Les Paul Traditional PRO-II featuring the ultimate combo of Alnico Classic PRO and ProBucker humbuckers with coil-splitting for an incredible range of tones. Plus a 15 dB boost switch along with new color finishes.

Epiphone and Mr. Les Paul
The idea for the “Les Paul” guitar was born at Epiphone and Les’ spirit of innovation still inspires us everyday. Epiphone’s long friendship with Mr. Les Paul dates back to 1940 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. And over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone reviewing new products and offering suggestions, often doing his own mods at home. The new Epiphone Les Paul Traditional PRO-II combines the best of Les’ original design with an array of modern features Les himself might have made. 

Classic Les Paul Styling…with a Twist
The new Les Paul Traditional PRO-II has the classic build and profile of all Les Pauls with a solid mahogany body and a traditional carved top. New color finishes include Ebony, Desertburst, Ocean Blue, Vintage Sunburst and Wine Red. The solid mahogany neck has a 1960's SlimTaper “D” profile with a 24.75 in. scale and is hand-fitted and glued into the body so the entire guitar resonates as a single piece of wood. A "worn" type finish on the back of the neck and body add to the lived-in feel. The neck has a rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, single-ply cream binding, and mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays.  

Alnico Classic PRO and ProBucker Humbuckers - Plus Coil Splitting and Boost
The Les Paul Traditional PRO-II is powered by Epiphone’s most popular humbuckers featuring newly tooled, USA-style bobbins. In the neck position is an Alnico Classic PRO with Alnico-II magnets with open zebra coils for a warm, thick, vintage tone. The Alnico Classic PRO is paired with an Epiphone ProBucker-3 at the bridge. The ProBucker-3 is inspired by Gibson's classic BurstBucker-3 and features unevenly wound coils and Alnico-II magnets that replicate the tone of "Patent Applied For" humbuckers found in priceless vintage, '50s-era Les Pauls.

Controls use classic “Top Hat” Volume and Tone knobs which have push/pull potentiometers allowing you to coil-split each pickup for single-coil sounds. Combined with the 3-way toggle, you can get six unique sounds from one great Les Paul guitar.  You can also pull up on the bridge pickup’s tone knob for an additional 15 dB boost. The active Boost control is powered by a 9-volt battery, which is easily accessible at the back of body.   

All-Metal Hardware
The Les Paul Traditional PRO-II comes with legendary Grover machine heads with an 18:1 tuning ratio, a traditional cream colored pickguard, solid nickel LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, and Epiphone StrapLocks. An optional case is also available.

Lifetime Warranty
Like all Epiphones, the Les Paul Traditional PRO-II comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and is backed by world-famous 24/7/365 Gibson Customer Service.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Carved Mahogany
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Aged
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: '60s SlimTaper
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Set-in 
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Aged
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 14 in.
Fret size: Jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Trapezoid
Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH 
Neck: Alnico Classic PRO
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 tone controls for single-coil sound, Active volume boost 
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: Limited edition, Epiphone Straplocks
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: China

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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO-II Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 50 reviews)

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    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (26)
  • Good feel (24)
  • Good tone (23)
  • Solid electronics (18)
  • Good pick up (16)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (21)
  • Jamming (19)
  • Recording (15)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Rock concerts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Quality and Value

I know, I know, it's not a Gibson, but you would be hard pressed to tell the difference. Think about it, I'm sure Gibson which owns Epiphone wants their customers to be...Read complete review

I know, I know, it's not a Gibson, but you would be hard pressed to tell the difference. Think about it, I'm sure Gibson which owns Epiphone wants their customers to be satisfied with their purchase and maybe aspire to an American made instrument. Epiphone and Gibson are the only brands allowed to label a guitar a "Les Paul" so that means something to me. Epiphone need not make any apologies. this is a well made instrument that just happens to be made overseas.
The finish on this guitar is truly beautiful, the Desert Burst maple on the top really suits the personality of this guitar. The back of this instrument was one of the key reasons for it's purchase, it has a satin smooth finish on the body and the neck. I prefer a satin neck, it just feels smooth and doesn't interfere at all with your playing. If a glossy back and neck are what you prefer, this type of finish may not suit you. Typical Les Paul weight from what I have learned. Guitar has nice balance when you play standing up. No neck dive.
The pickups are versatile especially with the coil tap feature. You can dial in country or shred and play anything between those extremes. The 15db boost feature is a real benefit when you split the coils, you get that twang AND the volume.
The Grover tuners are silky smooth and precise, they make tuning up a pleasure. Comes with strap locks which is a handy extra feature.
Consider this instrument if you appreciate a good Les Paul. I enjoy playing it and everyone enjoys looking at it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK guitar. Will require set up

Had 3 guitars sent out. Finally decided better keep what I got. Back compartment for battery needs to be readjusted but that's easy. All three came with very high action. The pots on...Read complete review

Had 3 guitars sent out. Finally decided better keep what I got. Back compartment for battery needs to be readjusted but that's easy. All three came with very high action. The pots on the one I have do not have any variation. It's either all the way on or off. Musicians Friend was definitely great to work with I just expected a bit more. Great looking guitar!

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a well built guitar

By Peter

from South Louisiana

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Pros

  • Comfortable playing
  • Sounds great, options on selection of pickups

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      This is my first Les Paul. The price on this Epiphone was perfect for me. My playing is just a hobby. I have a few American telecasters that are really expensive. But enjoy the less expensive Mexican tele and strat just as much. I was a little concerned about a guitar from china. Research on Epiphone helped me decide. I could not be more satisfied. Not one flaw. This guitar handles and plays well, neck feels good, Pro pickups sounds very good. It's a just a joy to play. A very solid guitar. To top it all off it's looks fantastic, I got the Ocean Blue Burst.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      WoW!

      By Cully

      from Little Rock

      Pros

        Cons

        • Wanted a full finished guitar

        Best Uses

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

          Great guitar for the money! Sounds and plays almost as good as an original Les Paul! Normally I would shy away from Epiphones but this guitar has changed my whole outlook on them! Couldn't believe how good it was! Sounds amazing and plays extremly well! I'm sold!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Paul

          By Dennisio

          from Summerhill, PA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Action
          • Classic LP tone
          • Plays easy
          • Versatile coil splitting

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • All around winner
          • Great when you need the LP sound

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

          I bought an open box, MF gave me a coupon also. I saved a lot.

          This guitar is very playable. It gives you the Les Paul sound AND the ability to do a lot of tone tweaking with the coil splitting. The booster works nice!

          I don't know why you would spend more for a Les Paul.

          Rock on.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality and Value

          By The Hobby Picker

          from Raleigh, North Carolina

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Coil Splits
          • Great Tone
          • Solid Hardware
          • Stunning Finish
          • Very Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performing
            • Practicing

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

            I know, I know, it's not a Gibson, but you would be hard pressed to tell the difference. Think about it, I'm sure Gibson which owns Epiphone wants their customers to be satisfied with their purchase and maybe aspire to an American made instrument. Epiphone and Gibson are the only brands allowed to label a guitar a "Les Paul" so that means something to me. Epiphone need not make any apologies. this is a well made instrument that just happens to be made overseas.
            The finish on this guitar is truly beautiful, the Desert Burst maple on the top really suits the personality of this guitar. The back of this instrument was one of the key reasons for it's purchase, it has a satin smooth finish on the body and the neck. I prefer a satin neck, it just feels smooth and doesn't interfere at all with your playing. If a glossy back and neck are what you prefer, this type of finish may not suit you. Typical Les Paul weight from what I have learned. Guitar has nice balance when you play standing up. No neck dive.
            The pickups are versatile especially with the coil tap feature. You can dial in country or shred and play anything between those extremes. The 15db boost feature is a real benefit when you split the coils, you get that twang AND the volume.
            The Grover tuners are silky smooth and precise, they make tuning up a pleasure. Comes with strap locks which is a handy extra feature.
            Consider this instrument if you appreciate a good Les Paul. I enjoy playing it and everyone enjoys looking at it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very nice guitar with single coil and humbucker sounds

            By Drescher

            from New Hampshire

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I wanted a good quality guitar that allows switching between humbucker and single coil sound. Ocean blue burst looks exactly like in the picture, no "burst" but nice finish. Feels like a good quality guitar without blemishes or quality issues. Set-up and action is great, no buzz at all. Great sound of humbucker and single coils. I actual ended up playing more on the single coils than humbuckers with a very nice sustain in clean mode. The bridge single coil sound was the sound I was looking for in clean mode or with overdrive. I am not sure if it's heavier than my other guitars it probably is but I did not weigh it. When picking up the first time the neck looks and feels bigger compared to my other guitars but after playing a little while it feels very nice in my palm. I think this is really good value for the money.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (5 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                HIT OR MISS QC

                By Lunk

                from Colorado Springs, CO

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                Pros

                • COIL SPLIT
                • DECENT FINISH
                • FRETTED WELL
                • NICE TONE
                • OK POTS
                • SMOOTH NECK
                • SOLID ELECTRONICS
                • STRONG BOOST

                Cons

                • CHEAP HATS AND PICK GUARD
                • FRET BUZZ
                • ONE GROVER MOUNTED CROOKED
                • ONE POT SAT HIGH
                • POOR SETUP

                Best Uses

                • AX TO LEAVE OUT
                • JAMMING
                • MODDING
                • PRACTICING

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

                This is actually the third one I bought, and a Condition level 1 that deserved level 2. The Ocean burst was not a burst but just Ocean Blue. It is like a lighter "Caribbean Night" that Gibson offers in its Studio Deluxe. The guitar was very poorly set up and had multiple QC issues. I still need to get a setup done and see what my luthier thinks. I bought a Desert Burst for me that was fine, and a Wine Red that was perfect (gave it as a Xmas gift). This ax was not worth what I paid for it, which was more than the special they offered on new ones the week I got it! Buyer beware, and be ready to ship back - it's what I should have done! But now I will mod it and make it worth my investment, make it my way. It looks decent enough to be worthy of that.

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                • No

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Wonderful tone.

                By Brian

                from Shreveport, LA

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

                I wasn't in the market but the price was right. In desert burst, this is simply a stunning guitar. That Les Paul tone is there in spades. Quality is beyond anything I could have imagined and that sweet sound makes anything I play sound incredible.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely Gorgeous Guitar

                By Derry

                from Maine

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                Pros

                • Blue Finish is Amazing
                • Boost Works Well
                • Sounds Great
                • Stays in Tune

                Cons

                • Pick Guard is a Little Weird

                Best Uses

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

                  I saw this on sale in the ocean blue finish and I couldn't get it out of my head. I had only seen guitars that looked this nice for thousands from gibson. I kept mentioning it and my girlfriend was like "just buy it, you know you're going to." So I got it from Musician's Friend for a great price and it looks even more amazing in person. The blue is so beautiful on the front and the knobs really complement it. The back of it is a navy blue too, not black, which is sort of lost looking at the pictures on a computer screen, but looks really nice in person.

                  The neck is very satin-like and really smooth and easy to play. I have instruments with a varnished feel and those play fine too, but this makes sliding my hand around really easy. The neck size is good too and feels comfortable in my hands which are very big, but my fingers aren't abnormally long.

                  My only other guitar is a Gibson Les Paul Junior, and it comes with an automatic tuner, so I was sort of worried about this one and having to tune it a lot based on crappier guitars I've had in the past. But these tuners are really nice and it stays in tune well which make me happy.

                  Anyway, I'm a drummer so don't have a whole lot more to say about how the guitar works. But I figured getting the split coil would be very different from the single p-90 I already had, and it does make lots of new sounds for me. I can feel myself getting better (not hard-- I'm not very good) just wanting to play it so often.

                  The only thing is the pickguard is a little weird. I more used to fender guards i guess, but I'm not really sure what this one is protecting against. Maybe I just play weird, but I hit the guitar body by the low E, not the high one. Maybe it'll mess up the finish over time, but meh. I can put a sticker on it or something.

                  I think if you're looking for this style of guitar you really cannot go wrong with this model. It looks amazing, feels well made, and is easy to play.

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                  • No

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Just amazing.

                  By Zeke

                  from Medellin, Colombia

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  I just really am enjoying way too much playing with this guitar. Amazing sound, build and design.

                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Beautiful sound

                  By S

                  from Miami, FL

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  I only had this guitar for one day before I returned it. It pained me to send it back because it sounde awesome and the Ocean Blue was beautiful. I only sent it back because the battery compartment would not open. I unscrewed the compartment and found the problem to be that the hole routered into the would did not allow the slide to move that opens the compartment. I went to Guitar Center and the four guitars they had on the floor had the same problem. I was going to have Musicians Friend replace it but I think it is a design issue, not the guitar I received. I instead bought a blemished Epiphone Standard Plus Top Pro for the same price because there was no battery compartment. It also looks and sounds great.

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                  • No

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Value Beautiful Gloss Finish Meaty Satin Neck & Tone

                  By Lunk

                  from Colorado Springs, CO

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                  Pros

                  • Built Well
                  • Coil Split
                  • Decent Fret Work
                  • Decent Pups
                  • Desert Burst Beautiful
                  • Good Setup
                  • Great 15dB Boost Feature
                  • Great Finish
                  • Intonation Right
                  • Nice Fast Neck
                  • Solid Electronics
                  • Solid Hardware and Hats

                  Cons

                  • Pick Guard Looks Cheap
                  • Strings So-So
                  • Top of Head Stock Had Somewhat Rough Finish

                  Best Uses

                  • Backing or Lead
                  • Gigging
                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

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

                  I wish they had axes of this quality at this price point when I was first starting as a teen! This is a beautiful and well playing ax. I got the Desert Burst and man what a nice finish with the color, gloss, and wood grains. The neck and back are a color-matched satin finish, so your hand glides along the neck well, nice and fast and will wear well too. The pups give up LP tone and the sustain is predictably good. I will put different strings on it after I break one, and may remove the pick guard and eventually put in better pups. However, make no mistake, this ax has everything you need in a fine-looking and playing LP. It has the coil and boost controls too, everything you need for control options. I may buy another one before the price goes back up after the holiday deals, which it will. Or maybe I will snatch a returned one, and make it a fixer-upper or "project guitar".

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beyond Pleasantly Surprised

                  By Zappey

                  from Salt Lake City, Utah

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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
                    • Small Venues

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

                    Since the moment I had the pleasure of opening the box that gave birth to the miracle of my Les Paul, I've had a hard time keeping the smile from my face, and I've literally been itching for the chance to review my new guitar. I've owned and sold several Gibsons and high-end Fenders during my tenure as a professional, local musician, but I wish I had had THIS guitar by my side as I traversed what Guns n Roses affectionately referred to as "the Perils of Rock n Roll." This guitar, feels, sounds and looks gorgeous. It's like being in a loving, supportive relationship as it makes me feel like I sound and look good. The guitar sounds authentic, whether I'm playing chord-melody jazz arrangements, or "Welcome to the Jungle." What a blast. My wife is getting jealous because I keep disappearing into the basement to jam rather than bugging her to laugh at my stupid jokes that she never thought she would miss. At any rate, thanks a bunch, Epiphone. I'm not sure if all your products have suddenly vaulted above and beyond expectation, or if I just got monumentally lucky with this particular Les Paul, but at any rate, I'm over the moon and I haven't had this much fun playing music in a very, very long time. Kindest regards!!!!

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Very Solid with a few minor problems

                    By AA

                    from Rutherford NJ

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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-II Electric Guitar:

                        If you i dont count extreme sharp fret edges all is good , nut needs a little filing.
                        Everything else is very good .
                        Very solid instrument
                        Intonation just perfect
                        Exellent pick ups
                        Great electronics
                        Boost knob works great

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        If it had a Gibson headstock.....

                        By Road Dog

                        from Wherever the next gig takes me

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                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            These would sell for a three times the money with a Gibson headstock. Bought a Epi Traditional Pro 1 last year and liked it so much added the newer model II with added boost function.
                            Great set of pickups that you can read about on the Epiphone site, Grover tuners, coil split and boost option, overall a great instrument at a crazy low price.
                            Other companies make LP style guitars but unless you need the headstock from Nashville this model beats all else in my opinion.
                            Player for thirty-five years and highly recommend this for someone like me that needs a gig level instrument that has those great Les Paul tones.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Not "Mint"

                            By AJ

                            from Somewhere in Missouri

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing

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

                              Guitar was not in "mint" condition as described, there was very noticeable damage to headstock right out of the box.
                              Could have bought same guitar few days earlier on Stupid Deal of the Day for better price in NEW condition but you ran out of stock and the Cherry Sunburst you offered instead just wasn't going to work for me.
                              Don't get me wrong, I like the guitar, but what was represented isn't what I received.

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Scratch and Dent Level 3

                              By StraightDope

                              from Everywhere

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                              Pros

                              • Great sounding and playing guitar

                              Cons

                              • Remove the adhesive stickers on the body ASAP

                              Best Uses

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

                                Bought an Ocean Blue Burst Scratch and Dent Level 3. It arrived without an inner box wrapped in a sheet of foam. The guitar had a large ding through the finish on the upper bout, not visible when playing. One volume and two tone knobs still had the adhesive circles describing split-coil and volume boost functions stuck to the guitar body. Overall the guitar looked fine, played and sounded great and the ding was no big deal. Thinking this one's a keeper, I removed the adhesive circles to find the area beneath the stickers was a much darker blue. Either the main body finish had faded considerably or the stickers adhesive caused it to change color. Now this beautiful guitar had three big dark blue circles around the control knobs. Meh, not so pretty anymore. I called Musician's Friend and they accepted my return hassle free. Saved big money buying the Scratch and Dent but am considering paying the extra money for a new one when they are back in stock. If so, will remove the stickers immediately...

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (2 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Cheap disappointment... Don't buy!

                                By Randy the disappointed.

                                from San Angelo, tx

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

                                Had 2 dead pickups right out of the box. This is the second epiphone I have bought that wouldn't play. I'm DONE. Never buy a epi phone. Ever. Looked good but only good for a wall hanger.

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                                • No

                                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Exceptional beautiful.

                                By Jim l

                                from Ark.

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

                                Nice to have such a beautiful insturment to play.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Honestly surprised

                                By Keith in Dallas

                                from Dallas

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                                Pros

                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel
                                • Good Tone

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Rock Concerts

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

                                  I am honestly surprised at the tone, and feel of this guitar. I have several American made guitars including a 2016 Gibson Tradition LP, a 2016 Fender American Standard Tele, and a 2014 PRS S2 Custom 22. I have played my share of bars and live shows, and my PRS shows the signs - dings, dents, scratches, etc. I am now in a band that requires me to use my LP, and the last thing I wanted was dings, dents, and scratches on my $2300 Gibson. So, I wanted something I could bang around and not care about. Almost got a Chibson, but then I discovered this Epiphone Traditional Pro ii which was a level B blemished model for a steal. I couldn't resist the price, and I didn't care about the dings because that what I intended. The guitar looks amazing. Had a dent in the finish between the volume knobs that is barely noticeable. The neck is the '59 style which is the same as my real Gibson, so the feel was perfect for me. I love the satin finish on the neck - my hand is able to slide so much easier than the lacquer finished Gibson. There was some fret buzz, and a setup needed, but that's to be expected at this price range. The bridge had some rough edges that tore my shirt sleeve, but a file fixed that. The tuners are Grover and stays in tune. After changing the strings to 11-50, setting the action and intonation, I am one happy player. The pickups are a little hotter than my Gibson's 57 classics, but turning down the pots a little solves that. I honestly can't thing of anything I don't like - good tone, acceptable hardware, good tuners, great frets, stays in tune, and way more versatile than my Gibson due to the split coils and boost circuit. Plus, it's easier on my back as it's not so heavy. My band mates even commented on the great tone I am getting. I haven't played my real Gibson since getting this, as it is living in its case right now. If you are contemplating this guitar, get it when it's on sale - it really is a killer guitar for the price. Musicians' Friend always deliver

                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  So-so

                                  By jbopar

                                  from Texas

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                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Flat Sound
                                    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Bought it to add versatility to home recordings. Cost me the sale savings to get the neck dressed so it was manageable. Not even close to the feel of my Gibson J-45, but still getting used to it...

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