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Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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
 
4.9

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (23)
  • Fun to play (22)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Good tone (18)
  • Solid electronics (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (21)
  • Jamming (19)
  • Recording (15)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Rock concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Epiphone Raises The Bar

I have played for 32 years, and have owned many guitars, including 3 Gibson LPs and 1 Epi LP Standard. I don't just hand out glowing reviews like Halloween candy, but this deserves...Read complete review

I have played for 32 years, and have owned many guitars, including 3 Gibson LPs and 1 Epi LP Standard. I don't just hand out glowing reviews like Halloween candy, but this deserves it. I needed a Les Paul to use while I am in Russia (since shipping one of mine here would be risky and costly) and so I tried a few at a shop in Saint Petersburg. I am quite familiar with LPs, so I knew what I was searching for. The white Custom Pro I ended up buying was definitely better than the two Standard Pros I tested. Something about its acoustic AND its electric tone was better, and the feel of it was superior. I noticed that the Custom was made in Indonesia, while the Standards were made in China (like the Standard I used to own). I also noticed that the Custom was a good weight -- about 9-9.5 pounds, which is right where it should be, IMO. After I got the guitar home, I measured the body. What I found was that this Custom Pro is just under 2 inches wide, which is exactly what my Gibson measures. The Epi Standard that I used to have measured only 1 3/4 inches wide. The sound of the ProBucker pickups is a giant leap forward from the pickups Epi had been using before. They are fat, bright, sweet, and crunch well. Not underwound and not over. The added tapping feature is a nice plus. So many tones! The overall look, fit & finish, hardware, and fretwork are all excellent. (though there is a small gap between the pickguard and the neck pickup bezel) I also love the neck profile, which I think would suit many other players too. My new Custom does everything a Les Paul should, IMO, and is a keeper - even with two Gibsons waiting for me back in the USA. I can honestly say that it holds its own with those guys. Of course it will never be exactly like an American-made Gibson, but I think that's beside the point: it gives a great Les Paul experience, does it with good quality and for a terrific price. Amazing.

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Bad service so far. Nice guitar otherwise for the price.

Fairly inexperienced with guitar playing however I really wanted to get back into practicing and this guitar really caught my eye. Feels very comfortable to play in and sounds great. Little bit of fret...Read complete review

Fairly inexperienced with guitar playing however I really wanted to get back into practicing and this guitar really caught my eye. Feels very comfortable to play in and sounds great. Little bit of fret buzz however but I believe that may be due to my bad customer service so far.

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(25 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epiphone Raises The Bar

By Phyllis Cuddy

from Kurgan, Russia

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

I have played for 32 years, and have owned many guitars, including 3 Gibson LPs and 1 Epi LP Standard. I don't just hand out glowing reviews like Halloween candy, but this deserves it. I needed a Les Paul to use while I am in Russia (since shipping one of mine here would be risky and costly) and so I tried a few at a shop in Saint Petersburg. I am quite familiar with LPs, so I knew what I was searching for. The white Custom Pro I ended up buying was definitely better than the two Standard Pros I tested. Something about its acoustic AND its electric tone was better, and the feel of it was superior. I noticed that the Custom was made in Indonesia, while the Standards were made in China (like the Standard I used to own). I also noticed that the Custom was a good weight -- about 9-9.5 pounds, which is right where it should be, IMO. After I got the guitar home, I measured the body. What I found was that this Custom Pro is just under 2 inches wide, which is exactly what my Gibson measures. The Epi Standard that I used to have measured only 1 3/4 inches wide. The sound of the ProBucker pickups is a giant leap forward from the pickups Epi had been using before. They are fat, bright, sweet, and crunch well. Not underwound and not over. The added tapping feature is a nice plus. So many tones! The overall look, fit & finish, hardware, and fretwork are all excellent. (though there is a small gap between the pickguard and the neck pickup bezel) I also love the neck profile, which I think would suit many other players too. My new Custom does everything a Les Paul should, IMO, and is a keeper - even with two Gibsons waiting for me back in the USA. I can honestly say that it holds its own with those guys. Of course it will never be exactly like an American-made Gibson, but I think that's beside the point: it gives a great Les Paul experience, does it with good quality and for a terrific price. Amazing.

(24 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Epic.

By Blane Wheeler

from Lyons,Ga

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

This was my first real decent guitar and ive loved since ive gotten it. ive had no problems with it. If you buy a cheap $5 strap it will feel heavy but if you get a more expensive strap it wont. Overall its a great guitar and more people should buy it.

(19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love the sound! Love the look!

By John K Jones

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

I went into my local GC looking to buy an Epiphone Les Paul model. They didn't have the guitar in that I wanted and I didn't feel like waiting a couple of days for the guitar to come in. So I tried some of the other guitars that were there and I really liked the Les Paul Custom Pro. I love the split coil feature, I love the Probuckers (I had thought I would change these out, but after playing for a couple of days, I decided that I really liked the sound. I did get the guitar set up (it sounded good "out of the box") but sounded even better after a proper set up was done. The guitar tech was really impressed that it was an Epiphone and that sounded so good. It is a great looking guitar. I am a beginner player and I look forward to playing this guitar for a long time!

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Les Paul!

By Andrew TerEick

from St. Paul, Minnesota

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

I recently bought this guitar in Alpine White and I am simply amazed at sound coming from it! The ProBuckers give it a wide range of sounds just from a couple clicks. The coil splitting option also gives it that extra something. I was eyeing a Gibson Les Paul '70s reissue Goldtop that I was pretty set on buying, but it was about $250 more. After playing it in store it was nothing compared to this guitar in terms of sound and comfortability. I definitely recommend this guitar to anyone looking for solid Les Paul.

(12 of 13 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!

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality 4 times the cost

By David Brown

from Port Washington, WI

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

Although I am what you would call a beginner guitarist, I had to give up drums after 25 years due to injury/illness. I have been in bands since 1975, so I know what rocks and what is a poser. This is my third guitar, and it is the most comfortable to play(neck is super fast), and has tons of tone to die for. I have an American Standard Strat with Seymour Duncans, a DBZ with Seymour Duncan Blackouts, and both sound great, but I got my Epi home tonight and plugged it into my Budda Superdrive 18 and wholly s--t! This is the sound I have been looking for!!!!!! Make no mistake, this is a professional quality guitar. Nice set neck, gorgeous finish, solid electronics with coil split and phase reverse, top of the line pup, and Grover Tuners. Sorry Gibson, but you would have to fork over $2 grand more for this quality in your line. This guitar has impressed me so much that my next axe will probably be a Epi SG!

(11 of 13 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.

    (11 of 15 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!

    (11 of 12 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...

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great guitar but needs a prof set up.

    By Rob

    from Southington, CT

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar. It's beautiful and has a lot of nice features and I can tell it's got a great sound, esp with the quality pickups and option of coil splitting. I would give it 5 stars based on the quality of manufacture and the value for the money.

      I am knocking off a star because I picked mine up in store and was surprised that they don't do any setup at all. My guitar came in clearly needing it as there is significant fret buzz on the three thicker strings. I asked and they said nope, they don't do that. For the money I spent, I am disappointed that guitar center doesn't think a proper set up should be included.

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Epi LP Custom Pro

      By Clint Wiles

      from Clarksville, TN

      Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

      I've owned two Gibson LP Custom's before this Epiphone model. The Gibson's are heavier and feel different...not bad, just different. I've really got no complaints on the Epi. I've read some negative comments on the paint work and binding, but, my guitar was great...maybe they had some bad luck with their order. Sounds like a LP...looks like a LP...must be an LP. I do like the split coil feature...Adds more variety of sounds. Set up arrived in order...stays in tune all the way up the neck...Like i said, no complaints. For my purposes I couldn't justify the $$ for the Gibson, even though I wanted to find a reason to...just not practical. One day I will get back into a Gibson, but, for right now the Ephiphone is the right choice even though it is harder to type on the computer.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Me Likes

        By Michael Binder

        from New Jersey

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        Quick background - I've played guitar for roughly 50 years, but haven't owned an electric since the early 70's. I've been playing a Taylor acoustic for the past 10 years, and decided for my retirement to splurge on a new electric. I play with a "hobby" band - serious musicians, but just for fun - and decided we needed an electric to better cover some of the stuff we're doing. Long story longer, I went through 4 other guitars before I finally tried the Les Paul Custom Pro. The other either had intonation issues, or I didn't like the tonal qualities. Street-price-wise, this guitar was actually somewhat cheaper than the others I tried, plus Epiphone doesn't have a great rep in some circles. So I was a little leery about this purchase. However, I couldn't be more pleased. Fit and finish were excellent. Intonation was great, right out of the box. Tone-wise... well, it's a Les Paul, and the Probucker pickups have a good sound to them. You can also split the Probuckers individually into single-coil pickups. I'm not completely sold on the tone they produce this way (it's certainly not a strat), but it does add another color to your crayon box. The neck is thicker than some of the other guitars on the market these days (e.g, PRS, Hagstrom), but I actually prefer it. There's more room for my stubby little fingers. :) I can't comment on reliability, as I've only had the guitar for two weeks now. However, it does come with a Gibson limited lifetime warranty. (Here's hoping I'll never need it.) The only negative comment I'll add is that I find the neck to be a tad slow. Not fully sure if it's the finish on the back of the neck, or the fretboard, but there seems to be some drag moving up and down the neck. I may yet try some polish wax to see if that improves things.

        (6 of 7 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.

        (5 of 6 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.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Legendary

        By Anthony Stephenson

        from Massachusetts

        Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

        Features: Coil Tapping Probuckers! Well we all know know a les paul's features. The grover is amazing! Quality & Reliability: Great strong build quality! the strap locks looks and feels good to me but I hadnt had it that long so I cannot comment on those. But it is a strong built guitar! Look & Feel: Heavy as heck! Other than that the heavier the guitar, the denser the wood, the denser the wood, the longer the sustain. Let me tell you wether you're playing heavy metal or whatnot when I played my first power chord on this guitar the guitar vibrated and it roared through a little 15watt amp! This guitar is a beast, a black beauty, A les Paul. Buy it YOU shall not regret it! A case is not included!

        (5 of 5 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.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Prime Epiphone

        By Moose

        from Salt Lake, Utah

        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 Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar! Love the feel , sound, phase tones, and the rich sweet normal tones Im getting from this sweet axe. Awesome guitar and the price is in the affordable range. I also have a Gibson lp and this axe is just as good and gives more tones. This is my Prime Epiphone.

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It's cool!#!

          By Trav

          from Worthing sd

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

            Should have came with a case. Nice to get a good tone on a small practice amp.

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Everything I expected

            By William Fahrner

            from Canada

            Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar:

            Ok, it's not a "Gibson", simply because its $600 cheaper! Got it, hand to tune which isn't a big deal, just saying that as it is supposed to be "set up" in the USA before its sold. If it was, it should have been "closer" in tune, it wasn't. Doesn't come with a lot of instruction, but it's easy to figure out. I got the Ebony one with the Gold pick ups. Nice. Hopefully they won't dull or discolour with use. Applied some wax on them just in case. All and all happy with the guitar. I own 2 others, a Fender and a Ovation. This is my first "electric only" guitar. NICE!

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