Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar  

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While all Les Pauls share common design features, the Les Paul Custom differed from the Les Paul Standard in that it's body was solid Mahogany without a Maple cap. Epiphone's LP Custom follows that tr... Click To Read More About This Product

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While all Les Pauls share common design features, the Les Paul Custom differed from the Les Paul Standard in that it's body was solid Mahogany without a Maple cap. Epiphone's LP Custom follows that tradition by using a solid, carved Mahogany body giving it a slightly mellower tone. Like the originals, attached to the body is a solid mahogany neck with a hand-fitted, glued-in joint for optimum neck-to-body contact and acting almost like one continuous piece of wood. The neck features a very comfortable and fast "SlimTaper" neck profile that has become the most popular profile found on Les Pauls today. The result is a tribute to Les' timeless guitar design with the sound and feel that you can only get from a real Les Paul. The Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar has all the right stuff in a southpaw configuration. Based on the original Les Paul design that, since 1954, has been shaping rock history with its powerful tone and prolonged sustain, the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Left-Handed Electric Guitar has 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers, set mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard with block inlays.
At the heart of the Les Paul Custom is a pair of Epiphone Alnico Classic humbucking pickups. Patterned after the original Gibson '57 Classics, these pickups combine Alnico-V magnets with enamel wire to give you a tone that is warm and subtle with full, even response that doesn't hold back when you need that classic humbucker crunch! The neck pickup is an Alnico Classic while the bridge pickup is an Alnico Classic Plus. The "Plus" is slightly over wound to give it a little bit higher output without sacrificing its rich, vintage tone. Other time-honored Custom features include gold hardware and body, neck, and headstock binding. A classic solidbody at a working guitarist's price. Get an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar and add your own chapter to the story of rock guitar. Includes Epiphone hardshell case.

Features
  • Mahogany body and top
  • Set mahogany neck
  • SlimTaper D-profile neck
  • Rosewood fretboard with block inlays
  • 7-Layer body front and back binding, 5-layer headstock binding, 1-layer fingerboard binding
  • 2 Alnico Classic humbuckers
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way pickup switch
  • LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing
  • Grover 16:1 ratio tuners
  • Epiphone exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack
Specifications
  • 12" fretboard radius
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 1-11/16" nut width
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EpiphoneLeft-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

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Can't tell a difference

I bought this guitar online and it just got here. So i called my cousin, who has a Gibson Les Paul standard, and we couldn't tell a difference between the tone. This guitar...Read complete review

I bought this guitar online and it just got here. So i called my cousin, who has a Gibson Les Paul standard, and we couldn't tell a difference between the tone. This guitar sounds just like the GIBSON Les Paul!! I highly recommend this guitar. It's great for people who aren't the best, but are pretty good, like me. If you have the money, get the gibson, but this works just as well. IT'S AWESOME!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You can't always make lemonade

I purchased this guitar with the intention of keeping my Les Paul at home. Although the black finish with the gold hardware is beautiful, the quality of that hardware leaves a lot to be...Read complete review

I purchased this guitar with the intention of keeping my Les Paul at home. Although the black finish with the gold hardware is beautiful, the quality of that hardware leaves a lot to be desired. Despite setting up the action to Epiphone specs (and verifying intonation), I still have fret buzz at the 2nd and 3rd frets on the A string whenever I bend a note. The saddle screws also rattled, and the only fix for that was to shove debris into the briddge to make it stop. Also, the bridge pickup cover rattles if you play it for long periods of time. I would expect issues like this with a lower end guitar, but not one in this price range. I know lefties can't get too picky, but IMHO if you're going to buy Epiphone, I wouldn't recommend this specific guitar.

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5.0

Hallelujah

By Donald Cannon Jr

from New York

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

Best bang for your buck
I have this guitar i purchased it about a year ago and its awesome it plays beautifully and has grat tone and functionality
Lovely i would recommend this for any level

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All Around Impressive Guitar

By GitarMan

from Torrington, CT

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

This guitar surprised me with its tone and the way it played right out of the box. Since I have always played a semi-hollow style, I wanted to try something different. This black beauty really impressed me. I adjusted the action to where I like it (not that there was a problem right out of the box)and it was even more of a joy to play. The quality of the workmanship and the gold hardware really make this guitar a beautiful instrument. If your a lefty, you know we don't have a lot of options. The Les Paul Custom is a great choice. Thanks Epiphone!!

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

singing as a guitar palyer

By 666DANTE666

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

I own this awesome master piece for more than 5 years and it keeps getting better and better every day. I personally recommend any left handed guitarist to own this guitar as one of his/her essential instruments. This guitar is very well crafted to accommodate the need to shred easily or even for any chords. I am not surprised to see the price went up since I bought it 5 years ago. It does deserve every penny paid for it.

 
5.0

Monster Energy

By TeeJay-Qg83Z

from New York City

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

I got this Epiphone Les Paul Custom with a black finish back about two years ago, and this beast still feels great in my hands. I threw an EMG 81 in the neck and an EMG 85 in the bridge and this thing sounds like a MONSTER. I would definately recommend picking this guitar up to any southpaw, definitely worth the price.

 
5.0

Excellent buy for the performing lefty

By Ripcord

from Lee's Summit, Mo.

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for 2+ years and in that time have played many live shows and countless hours of studio work. The pickups are ok out of the box, but a pair of Burstbuckers and new pots make the guitar really sing. It required a full setup at delivery, but once done, I would put it close to my 73 Gibson LP Custom (minus a few thousand dollars). This is a great guitar for the money, highly rated for a lefty. I have been playing for 40 years so this isn't a teenager's review, it's well worth the money.

(18 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sounds Great

By Ryan Richardson

from Ottawa

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

I think the black beauty sounds amazing, i've heard a lot of great sounding guitars and played along musicians with the Gibson Les Paul Standard and it sounds the same, its a great guitar, I play it as often as I can and it has a nice rich, deep, think tone to it, but then switch it to lead and turn up the treble and its crisp and sharp but still wide. For the price I think this guitar is amazing, and not just cause its cheap, i've played much more expensive guitars then this and I still love mine, it just feels right. its a very comfortable fit. If your thinking of getting one, then stop, and go get it.

 
3.0

Decent Studio Guitar

By TTCS2008

from Auburn, NY

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about a year and a half ago now and it's held up nicely. The gold finish on the pickups and hardware starts to fade after about 6 months, and the frets start to show wear. As far as tone, it's decent, but nothing close to a Gibson. The price is too much for this thing, it's much to heavy to have great stage presence live, and it's just plain old average.

 
3.0

You can't always make lemonade

By WolfsRun

from Lynchburg, VA

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

I purchased this guitar with the intention of keeping my Les Paul at home. Although the black finish with the gold hardware is beautiful, the quality of that hardware leaves a lot to be desired. Despite setting up the action to Epiphone specs (and verifying intonation), I still have fret buzz at the 2nd and 3rd frets on the A string whenever I bend a note. The saddle screws also rattled, and the only fix for that was to shove debris into the briddge to make it stop. Also, the bridge pickup cover rattles if you play it for long periods of time. I would expect issues like this with a lower end guitar, but not one in this price range. I know lefties can't get too picky, but IMHO if you're going to buy Epiphone, I wouldn't recommend this specific guitar.

(79 of 90 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't tell a difference

By Brandon

from Rogers, TX

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar online and it just got here. So i called my cousin, who has a Gibson Les Paul standard, and we couldn't tell a difference between the tone. This guitar sounds just like the GIBSON Les Paul!! I highly recommend this guitar. It's great for people who aren't the best, but are pretty good, like me. If you have the money, get the gibson, but this works just as well. IT'S AWESOME!!!

 
5.0

Awsome buy

By Drew-KBHwx

from Michigan

Comments about Epiphone Left-Handed Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar:

This guitar rocks. I picked one up in March of 2007 and it rocks my world. I do see some imperfecitons in the quaility of the guitar itself, but the sound is what is important, and when it comes to sound you can't beat this guitar.

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