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Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar  

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The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 is an electric guitar that sounds amazing and looks great. This Les Paul Black Beauty guitar features 3 Alnico Classic humbucker pickups to extend your tonal range... Read More

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The Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 is an electric guitar that sounds amazing and looks great. This Les Paul Black Beauty guitar features 3 Alnico Classic humbucker pickups to extend your tonal range; a set slim-taper mahogany neck; solid mahogany body; 22-fret rosewood fingerboard; cream body, fingerboard, and headstock binding; and block inlays. LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for more sustain and easier string changing. Gold hardware. Epiphone graces the Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Guitar with a limited lifetime warranty.

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: SlimTaper D
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HHH
  • Neck: Alnico Classic
  • Middle: Alnico Classic
  • Bridge: Alnico Classic
  • Brand: Epiphone
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Gold
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneLes Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 43 reviews)

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Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty

This is an amazing guitar. Very well built, very nice detailing on the headstock and body of the guitar. This thing is solid as a rock, and unfortunately just as heavy. That...Read complete review

This is an amazing guitar. Very well built, very nice detailing on the headstock and body of the guitar. This thing is solid as a rock, and unfortunately just as heavy. That is my only complaint: This thing is heavy, so heavy in fact that I actually broke a set of strap-locks a few months ago. When I first picked it up in the store I thought for sure this thing must've been tied down or something. Anyway, this guitar is great for jazz playing, rock, grunge, metal, blues....anything. The third/middle pickup makes it much more versitile than your average Les Paul, and it sounds very much like a strat. I can literally play anything with this guitar, Hendrix to Clapton to SRV, to Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam - and everything in between. Out of all my guitars, this gets played the most - by far! Sounds great through Fenders or Marshalls, etc., whichever you prefer. Great for gigging, but not recommended unless you happen to have a VERY comfortable strap (once again, just because of the weight). This guitar is well worth the money. A few weeks ago I go wandering into the local guitar shop, and I see the Epiphone Zakk Wylde Bullseye Les Paul model, so I figure I'd try it out. Now get this, the Zakk Wylde model is $100 more than the Black Beauty, and the Black Beauty blows it out of the water. Black Beauty has a much warmer tone and it actually feels like a guitar in your hands. Save yourself $100 and get this, you will NOT regret it. This is, in my opinion, the best Epiphone you can get that's under $1000. GET IT!

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A beautiful disappointment

I owned this guitar less time than any other. When it arrived, I was excited. It was beautiful, to look at. Plugged it in, played a little, wow... this sounds...Read complete review

I owned this guitar less time than any other. When it arrived, I was excited. It was beautiful, to look at. Plugged it in, played a little, wow... this sounds great. End of positive comments. The third, or middle pickup in my opinion is this guitar's weak spot. It is in the way. No matter how long I played it, or in any comfortable "picking hand" position, it felt like trying to put the left shoe on the right foot...very awkward. Also, even after taking it to two well respected luthiers, I could not get the strings close enough to the fingerboard - so much so that playing anything in the middle of the neck made it go sharp. The glossy finish on the back of the neck , while nice to look at was kind of tacky, or sticky. Also- it weighs a TON. I really wanted to like this guitar, as it was beautiful. I guess if I just wanted something pretty to hang on the wall, this would be it, but it played like a toy

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By John

from Oregon

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

I have a Epi 60's tribute that is awesome. I bought this guitar because I wanted something with vibrato/tremolo (plan to add a Bigsby). I tried a Fender Strat, PRS and a Gretsch. All nice but nothing had the LP tone/sound and feel. Realized that what I really wanted was an LP with a vibrato. Anyway, ended up getting this. At first, wasn't sure about the "tuxedo" look. Once I laid eyes and hands on it that changed. It is a beautiful guitar. Fit, finish, asthetics are superb. Feels exactly like my 60's trib. I was also worried about the pickups. The 60's trib has Gibson USA 57's. This has Epi Alnico classics. The Epi website states that these are modeled after the Gibson 57's. When I plug it in my amp, can't tell the difference. Sounds great. I am very happy with this. Also had great service. I bought it through my local GC store. They did not have it in stock but it shipped from the warehouse and arrived in perfect condition.

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5.0

Amazing Guitar!

By Elliott Mazur

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar. I've had it for about a year now and it still sounds brand new. It has a nice dark sound that is great for Blues and Classic Rock. If your looking for a guitar, I highly recommend this guitar.

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5.0

sweet black beauty!!!!

By joshua iliades

from glasgow, kentucky

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

thee best guitar i've played thus far,.the extra pickup gives that added sound that's noticeable,.i've had it for almost a month now ,.glad i bought it ,.worth the money ..awesome sustain!!!!!!!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top of the Line.

By Stephen

from westernsprings

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is worth the money. Everything is great except that even though the third pick up looks really cool you have to get used to picking in certain areas so you don't hit the pick ups. You should also get new strings, the one's thatr come with it wear out very quickly.

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(5 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

A beautiful disappointment

By Rockingeezer

from Chippewa Falls, WI

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

I owned this guitar less time than any other. When it arrived, I was excited. It was beautiful, to look at. Plugged it in, played a little, wow... this sounds great. End of positive comments. The third, or middle pickup in my opinion is this guitar's weak spot. It is in the way. No matter how long I played it, or in any comfortable "picking hand" position, it felt like trying to put the left shoe on the right foot...very awkward. Also, even after taking it to two well respected luthiers, I could not get the strings close enough to the fingerboard - so much so that playing anything in the middle of the neck made it go sharp. The glossy finish on the back of the neck , while nice to look at was kind of tacky, or sticky. Also- it weighs a TON. I really wanted to like this guitar, as it was beautiful. I guess if I just wanted something pretty to hang on the wall, this would be it, but it played like a toy

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar EVER!!!

By Cory Dodd

from Mt. Airy GA

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

I got this thing in the mail about 3 weeks ago. I was worried about the rigours of mail transport, but the guitar was totally undamaged. This is the best guitar ever! Perfect for that old school rock n' roll like Guns N' Roses, ACDC, ect. I don't do a lot of country, but the little that I do play, this guitar has the perfect tone. I have played Gibsons that were not even close to this guitar. The price is insane, but the sound is amazing. Not reccomended for beginners, just proffesionals. Many people say the middle pickup gets in the way, but I have never had this problem. I have always wanted this guitar, and now I do and danm does it make me happy!!!

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5 Star Guitar

By Sean

from New Orleans, L.A.

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

this guitar came in to my guitar center one day and i just had to have it, it was a bargin at 450 because it was used, but it did need some TLC. I absolutely love this guitar, its been my go-to guitar since the day i got it. i own a strat and two other les pauls (standard and a custom with p-90's) and this guitar outshines them all! the tone is increadble, i can get everything from George Gershwin to Dethklok to Led Zeppelin. the guitar is visually stunning... my only problm was that it did not come with the Gold Modern machine heads as pictured, i thought they added a nice 1950's vintage look to the guitar. i would reccomend this guitar to anyone who is looking to upgrade to a high-end, reasonibly priced guitar.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!

By wells_46

from Satellite Beach FL

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

I've owned this guitar for 4 years now. It's never let me down. Very solid guitar with smooth action. It's a steel trap. No negatives about this guitar. Great price for an quality Les Paul.

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great, real Les Paul

By John

from Europe

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

I bought it 9 months ago. I had to adjust the neck throught the truss rod and additionally I got a really great action, so I didn't have to touch the bridge at all. Frets were great, no problem. This axe has a solid not weight relieved, or chambered mahogany body and I must say, this beast can roar and growl with endless sustain. The pickups have quite high output, I think higher than PAFs, or other vintage Gibson product and can get into insane ovcerdrive with certain amp settings but can be handled, easily. Pots are not CTS, but work OK. The toggle switch can give trouble, and better be ready, probably you have to change it quite soon! After there is no problem with it. Cosmetically, the guitar is great. I could find only some quality issues on the binding (it was not even at two places). Excellent finish, beautiful and shinning everywhere. The gold color starts showing "road worn" signs very soon (on metal hardware) but it is nothing new with Gibson products - I mean, totally normal. Do not forget - it is NOT a Gibson! It does not sound like a Gibson! Gibson guitars have higher quality electronics and hardware and it makes difference. But it is still an awsome guitar with beautiful and versatile sound. On the other hand ... if you go after the real Les Paul sound, than buy this axe, change the hardware and the electronics and you will have a real, full solid mahogany body Les Paul put out by Gibson and sounds like the big guys. The equivalent Gibson products starts at 3.5K and up as for the price, and only can be found among custom made guitars, VOSs, reissues and things like this. They are not in normal production anymore. So, if you are up for a great Les Paul carries the name of Les Paul by right with nice quiality and great tone with excellent playability on a very good price - go ahead and buy it. It is a no brainer!

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!!!

By SG+LP=Happiness

from Oregon

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Black Beauty 3 Electric Guitar:

Wow guys....This guitar is KILLER. I can play any kind of music, The tone on this Epi is definitely comparable to Any gibson. This guitar is the best guitar you can get if you dont want to dish out the big bucks for a gibson, honestly, I would pick this guitar over the Gibson LP any day....GET THIS GUITAR!!!

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