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The king of solid body guitars, the Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Les Paul himself suggested black as a great color for a new Les Paul becau... Read More

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The king of solid body guitars, the Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Les Paul himself suggested black as a great color for a new Les Paul because it looked "classy" and went well with a tuxedo on stage. Now with its ebony or antique white finish, the Les Paul Custom has often been referred to as the "tuxedo" Les Paul.

And with its gold appointments, fully bound body, neck and headstock and mother-of-pearl inlays, we think you'll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Custom is "dressed to kill". Now featuring ProBucker 2 and ProBucker 3 humbucking pickups, gold hardware, multi-binding on body (top and back), neck and headstock as well as split-diamond pearloid headstock and fretboard inlays, it's as gorgeous as it is deadly. Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Veneer
  • 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: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • 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 phase series switch, Push-pull coil splitting 
  • 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: 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 Custom PRO Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 24 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)

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5.0

An amazing piece of hardware

By Seb

from Ohio

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

    I bought mine from a pawn shop, with a loose cord. However, it still plays really well. The only issue I've had with it so far is the pickguard, which is a little intrusive, but other than that, completely worth the price.

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    5.0

    I Was Unprepared for How Good This Guitar Is!

    By SteveVegas

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easiest Neck to Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Killer Good Looks
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

      I was totally unprepared for the variety of sounds that can be produced from the combination of two coil-splitting switches combined with a phase-reverse switch!! Originally I wanted a Fender Strat, cool looks and reputation and all that, but the more I played the Les Paul the more I liked everything about it --the feel, the looks, the sound. I did all my guitar testing clean, no effects, so I could hear the guitar and not the amp. I did try the lower-priced Les Paul Custom Traditional Pro but when I switched to this guitar the difference in playability was night and day. To top it off, the workmanship and quality of finish were just stunning. This is one beautiful instrument and I highly recommend it.

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      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT guitar!

      By KGed

      from Englewood, CO

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        I am an advanced beginner but I love this guitar. Looks and sounds beautiful.

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        (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Top shelf quality & value-more when you hop it up

        By THOMAS

        from west jordan, utah

        Site Member

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        Okay...I've had my epiphone custom for a number of years. Love the guitar-love the neck, love the look, the sound. Once that has thrilled you for a while, here are a few ideas to trick it out and take this guitar to the next level: 1) swap out the bridge for a high mass roller bridge. This slightly improves tone but adds sustain. This is the easiest, cheapest mod. 2) Locking Tuners: Epiphone has been notorious for cheaper tuners and I didn't like the look of the grovers-I got some gold, tulip/kluson style locking tuners (wilkinson) and now this baby stays in tune thru ANY kind of aggressive playing. Love it! 3) pickups: I took the plunge and bought Gibson pro bucker pickups...what a difference. I did a comparison with a stock custom epi-huge improvement in tone, bright and bite. Nevertheless-this guitar is excellent quality and fun right out of the box!

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Alpine White

        By james

        from Houston, Texas

        Site Member

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        I can't rave enough about this guitar! It is beautiful. The finish is spotless and the binding looks striking against the white finish. The neck is very comfortable and easy to play. It sounds great running straight through my fender frontman 25R. I play classic rock and this guitar is perfect for me since I have just started playing again after 20 years. I have not used the coil tapping much but it is a nice feature. I am sure I will use it more as I progress. If you want a Les Paul but do not want to pay for a Gibson do not worry about the quality. The quality is top notch. I highly recommend this guitar in any color and for any level of player. Rock on!

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful guitar

        By BRIAN

        from Villa Hills, KY

        Site Member

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        I'm just a beginner and research guitars for months. I was just hypnotized when I saw this beauty in Alpine White. I had to have ONE. I spent a couple hundred more than I intended but it is so worth it to me. Every time I see it I want it in my hands. So my playing is getting better as I'm practicing that much more. Can't put it down! hopefully my playing ability will soon be on a par of this awesome guitar.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid guitar

        By BONNIE

        from Libertyville, IL

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        Great sound, great quality, great look, a little heavy. This is a great guitar. Excellent value for any level player.

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        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing!!!!

        By Juan

        from Tucson,AZ

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        i had an 2010 Gibson SG standard i like he sound but just like the Les Paul models better so i was at guitar center saw this Epiphone on a stand played it loved the sound amazing bright, just fell in love with it went back home got my Gibson and traded it in for this baby no regrets what so ever sound a lot better then most Gibsons. Can't go wrong with it...

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Guitar!

        By Paul

        from Lakeland, FL

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        This was my first big guitar purchase and I must say that I am totally blown away by the quality of sound and build. It's a gorgeous-looking guitar and it sounds just as good as its $4,000 Gibson equivalent. It also had an additional feature that might be new, in addition to the bridge and neck pickup coil tap it had a "Phase Shift" tap on the neck pickup tone knob. I really only have two complaints: A) I had to purchase a case separately, which is understandable but still annoying (by the way, I definitely recommend getting the matching Epiphone Les Paul case) and B) I had to order both the guitar and the case (as they weren't available in my store) and the guitar was shipped inside three boxes (box in a box in a box)along with the typical packing stuff and I was hoping they would ship it in some kind of protective case or even the case that I ordered. However, there was no damage to anything that was shipped, so I guess that's what matter in the end. All in all, this guitar is awesome and I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fabulous Guitar

        By Kenneth Slusser

        from Centralia, Wa.

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        Learned how to play electric guitar on my Epiphone Les Paul Plus Top. Decided to add another to my collection and tried out the Custom Pro. What else is there to say. Amazing guitar!!

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