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Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar

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The Epiphone Nightfall electric guitar features a smooth, satin-finish hard maple neck with Epiphone's thin SpeedTaper "D" profile. The hard maple neck is fitted with a premium ebony fingerboard for s... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Epiphone Nightfall electric guitar features a smooth, satin-finish hard maple neck with Epiphone's thin SpeedTaper "D" profile. The hard maple neck is fitted with a premium ebony fingerboard for smooth, long-lasting performance, while providing more clarity and pop than a weasel in HD.

The sturdy Epiphone Nightfall guitar neck makes it the perfect companion for the black, double-locking Floyd Rose® Special tremolo. The body is routed out beneath the tremolo, allowing you to raise the pitch up to 2-1/2 steps or dive-bomb until your strings go slack. It's combined with an R4 locking nut for improved tuning stability.

With the raging duo of an EMG-HZ-4A in the bridge and an HZ-4 in the neck, your solos will melt faces and your rhythms will be as chunky as homemade peanut butter. The passive pickups on the Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall do an incredible job of emulating their active counterparts”the EMG-81 and 85”yet require no batteries, so you'll never have to worry about showing up to a gig with dead pups. Each of these nearly silent 'buckers is wired to allow coil-splitting via push/pull potentiometers on both volume controls. This gives you a total of 8 tones when combined with the 3-way toggle”from shrieking, eyebrow-piercing freq-outs to chest-caving bass blasts.

Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul guitar include Grover machine heads, abalone inlay on the 12th fret, and Epiphone's own StrapLocks.

FEATURES

Body: Mahogany
Neck: Hard maple
Neck shape: SpeedTaper "D" profile
Neck Joint: Set
Scale: 24-3/4"
Fingerboard: Ebony with 12th-fret abalone inlay
Neck pickup: Passive EMG-HZ-4 humbucker
Bridge pickup: Passive EMG-HZ-4A humbucker
Controls: 3-way pickup selector, neck pickup volume with push/pull coil-splitting, bridge pickup volume with push/pull coil-splitting, neck pickup tone, bridge pickup tone
Frets: 22 medium-jumbo
Bridge: Floyd Rose® Special tremolo with locking R4 nut
Nut Width: 1-11/16" (R4 nut)
Hardware: Black
Machine Heads: Grover 14:1 ratio
Finish: Gloss body and satin neck
Case: Sold separately
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EpiphoneLes Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 24 reviews)

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(117 of 119 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a beast

By The Crowing

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

This may look like a Les Paul, but it sounds like a monster. The EMGs give it a very sharp and heavy bite. I play everything from Led Zeppelin to Metallica, and it does the job fine. Coil tapping is a nice touch, but I don't think I'll use it that often. The double locking tremolo works very well when dive-bombing or raising the pitch. It does not fall out of tune. The included strap locks are very secure. I like the satin finish on the neck. It's way faster than anything I've played. And the all-black finish is very menacing. A nice touch... I do have a few gripes. The screws on the locking nut are made of somewhat soft metal, making it very easy to strip out the heads. Also, I think my pick-up selection switch was some how wired backwards (up is bridge, down is neck). I don't mind this, but it's not the way it was supposed to be made. All in all this is a very good guitar. It has high-end features at a relatively low price. You can bet that I'll be playing this for a long time. If you're looking for an affordable hard rock/metal guitar, buy this. You won't regret it.

(80 of 85 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Amazing

By Israel

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

This is an amazing guitar, its the first epiphone les paul that i̴��ve ever seen that has an amazing floyd rose tremolo and also a pair of emg pickups that makes it rock. It also has coil tapping in both pickups that makes a great variety of tones in just one guitar. It̴��s like the amazing gibson axcess , at a cheap price, it just needs another two frets to be the perfect guitar.

(69 of 74 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By Stephen

from Sacramento CA

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

I was in Guitar Center the other day looking at guitars. My current rock/metal guitar is a black Epiphone G-310, which is a great guitar, but also more of an entry level and so I'm looking to upgrade. I had seen on the Gibson website a Les Paul Pro/FX with a Floyd Rose, and thought that would be a nice guitar. However, in Guitar Center I immediately noticed this guitar with its killer looks. It's all black finish gives it a sophisticated look. The neck feels really smooth and fast. After a quick tuning, i plugged it into a Marshall 30W MGFX amp and was blown away. The pickups really do sound like 81/85s. The coil tapping is an added bonus, in case you weren't sold already. The floyd isn't original, it's some new special model, but seems incredibly sturdy. Overall, I was really impressed with this guitar and think its actually superior to the Pro/FX for less $$$. I am definitely saving up for this.

(15 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Les Paul So Far !

By Eric Hill

from davie , fl

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

the world has waited for a les paul with a floyd rose! Plays like a fast Ibanez but its a les paul. with coil splitting on each pickup and a maple neck u can even sound like a strat! the EMG's are ok, and its definatiy a metal guitar! Very low action on the neck, nice set from factory, exept it was tuned to Eb. hassel to tune the FR , but worth the time in the end.

(15 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Guitar I Have Ever Owned

By Jacob

from Dumas,Texas

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

I'm a heavy metal player, and the licks and riffs that you can play with this guitar are amazing. It has great sound quality and a beautiful appearance. Not to mention that fact that Epiphone is a brand that you can trust. The EMG's on the guitar are a really nice touch, along with the coil tapping. My only concern would be tuning. I've had my share of problems with keeping the guitar tuned over a small period of time. Occasionally, turning the knobs on the headstock doesn't even change the pitch at all, it just stays the same. But the quality that you get from such a low priced guitar makes it all worth while. I've had this guitar for about four months. I own five other guitars, and this one is without a doubt the best one I've ever had.

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yep... she's a go-er.

By Hue

from New Haven, MI

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

I was originally shopping for a strat-sounding guitar... after trying a few strats, I started to include guitars that had split-coil pups in my search. This guitar had all the snap and pop of a strat, but in an LP format. I was impressed. The original factory set up was 'close', but it took a bit of adjusting here and there to get her where she needs to be. That done, this guitar is very versitile, and plays easily. The trem stays in tune very well, and the pups have a useable tone to them. The guitar looks pretty-killer, too. It really could be, "none more" black. = )

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Nightfall Les Paul is AMAZING!!!

By Eli Mullins

from Grasonville, MD

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

I have been playing guitar for 17 years now and this guitar is by far the best guitar I have ever played. Everything from the Floyd Rose bridge to the play action on the neck is perfect. You won't need to look at higher priced guitars if you want superior sound and quality.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Dreams Came True

By Nicholas

from Charleston, South Carolina

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

This guitar is absoulty amazing. The neck is super fast and the Floyd Rose doesn't come out of tune. The EMGs are perfect for anything to nice clean tones to heavey metal. The action is also great. 5/5 Epiphone!!!!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By James

from Mahopac, NY

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

Great guitar overall really smooth neck and fretboard only think i dont like is the coil splitters as mine are pretty noisy for my taste EMGs really put out on this guitar

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic Les Paul

By John Marzich

from arroyo grande, ca

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

This is as good as any other out there. The pickups to me are better than the emg active for more tones and plenty of drive. The tapped ability is great and like any tapped pickup there is noise since you loose the ground cancellation of humbuckers. The neck is just incredible and longer compared to my gibson sg. The headstock is so unique also. The sustain is as long as you want and not that big and heavy compared to other traditional lesl pauls own. The paint is perfect. The quality just shoes all over the thing. The tremelo stays in tune and have not even locked the nut for it. The frets are near perfect finished wise not sharp. No way is this anything but a great deal and epiphone shows it as "OUT of Production" so if your thinking of it ....get going. A+++++++++

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

les paul w floyd is awesome

By FANNY GUTIERREZ

from bogota

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

confortable fretborad, the pickups sounds great and the floyd dont mess up your tuning no matter how much uses the tremolo (with a moderate force). i got this guitar 1 year ago and no give me any problem

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very cool, and comfortable

By Jose Arellano

from Calexico, Ca.

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

This guitar is very comfortable to play. Has many features that work well, meaning that for the price you are getting your money's worth and more. The locking mechanism can take a beating and still keep your strings in tune. Also the floyd rose works well. The pickups offer a HUGE variety of tone combination's since you can select from using the humbuckers or with a pull of the tone nobs switch to single coil, you decide! And if looks could kill! Nice set up with the black on black on black. Its a great guitar and I do recommend it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than Gibson

By fares s

from Pittsburg, CA

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

This is like THE greatest guitar I have ever played. I was at Guitar Center today checkin out some guitars(its fun for me) and i decided to play a Gibson Les Paul Custom. i plug it into a marshal amp and all i hear is buzz. too much static as i was playing even tho the gain was not even that high. then i see this. i grab it, plug it into the same amp with same settings and it plays like a beast!! The EMG pickups really roar with that distortion and the neck is so fitted and smooth and you could very easily slide your fingers up and down the fret board. the only KINDA bad part about it is that its a bit too heavy but nothing to worry about. I would pay $10k for this guitar but sadly my dad wont buy it for me. but it is magnificent! dont buy Gibson!! Buy this! :D

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great buy!!!

By JOHN AIELLO

from wi

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about half a year ago and I'm still constantly surprised by the different tones you can get out of this thing. the tone is great the sound the emgs give can't be beat! the only real thing i don't like is tuning if your going to change tuning it takes some time at least 10-15 min it doesn't have any problems staying in tune thou. the finish on the guitar is sick i love it when its clean smudges show easily same with scratches. overall if anything happened to this guitar i would go out and buy it again you can't go wrong

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Music that breathes

By Jacob Williams

from Strongsville, OH

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

Before purchasing this guitar, I had tried many others, from shredder guitars with high-gain actives and slim taper necks to Fenders with beautiful, jazzy cleans. I wanted both, but any other guitar that gave one of these tones could not produce the other. This guitar does, though. Until I get the Egnater I reserved, I am stuck using a dinky composite amp that has average clean capabilities and a bit of an overdrive, but nothing suitable. Plugging this guitar in to the amp and then setting the rhythm pickup to 2 on single-coil, I had a tone that sang and cried mournfully. It was absolutely beautiful, and that's only one setting I produced. Throw in the Boss ML-2 Metalcore pedal and switch to lead at 8 on humbucker, and I had a tone that near-perfectly imitated "End of Heartache" by Killswitch Engage. Despite what others say about passives, the EMG-HZ-4 and 4A pickups can get the heavy metal gain you want. They have nearly the same gain capabilities of the 81-85 combo they're supposed to reflect, and much better clean capabilities. The "loss" of gain that hardcore active-ists so strongly condemn is actually the tone of the guitar coming through. This guitar sings. It creates music that lives and breathes, whether heavily distorted or pure. Next, the Floyd Rose. I have worked with Floyd Roses before, and this one lives up to the name. It's easier to tune than my previous Ibanez standard tremelo, though there is still patience required if you want perfect tuning. I pulled a divebomb on it to the point that my strings were slackened, and when coming back, my intonation hadn't changed in the slightest as it would have on my Ibanez. The only shortcoming of this tremelo is, unlike some of the other Roses I've tried in which I can drop each string a whole step if desired just by using the fine tuners, this one cannot adjust by that much. It has an adjustment range of about 3/4 step or so, so I can't cheat to go from Drop C to D standard. Otherwise, it's great. Finally, the looks and feel. This guitar is a beauty. I have done a few shows with this, and people always stop to admire it afterwards. I cannot find a flaw to be had in the design, and it doesn't inhibit my ability to play at all. As for feel, this guitar has some heft to it. It's a solid, reliable build, and I feel like I'm actually holding a guitar when I'm playing this. I didn't like standing with other guitars because they felt too light. This one I stand with gladly. I even prefer it now. In all, the way it looks, the way it feels, and the way it plays is simply full of life. I have yet to come across another electric guitar that matches this one.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good guitar

By nathanael Benedict

from chesapeake va

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

I have only good things and ok things t say about this guitar. lets start withe the ok which has become a good to me. Basically its the Floyd rose its not like a normal LP you have to unscrew with an included Allen wrench the tuner locks. Its kinda difficult to tune but i can tune it Monday and play in front of people the next Sunday without tuning it again it stays in tune even with the tremolo! Now for the good. Its so fast your gonna almost die, the neck is thin and so slick. The guitar is lightish and just plain comfortable. It sounds great and really is a killer in looks, love the emgs by the way they are passive. over all great guitar good price and its gonna make you want to rock

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar

By Larry Reed

from not available

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for a few months and it is one of 8 that I have. I have 6 other vintage Fender, Gibson and Martin guitars including a 67 strat, 69 Tele, 64 Jaguar another newer Tele, a Gibson Hummingbird, and Martin 12 string. The point of this list is I now play my Nightfall more than all the rest. It is a unique guitar because it is a Les Paul with the Floyd Rose. This is one guitar that professional set up is even more important than normal. I play folk/rock, acid rock and blues as well as a lot of contemporary music. This guitar is great for all these genres.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best From Gibson/Epiphone Yet!

By Ngoo Nam

from Tukwila, Wa

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

Could be the best guitar Gibson and Epiphone ever made!! Beats all that wimpy vintage and reissues. Really. It's the best I've seen from Gibson/Epiphone at guitar center yet!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good buy

By astorm67

from Prairie Grove, Arkansas

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

The Nightfall is a great guitar. I bought it the other day after trying it out multiple times in the store. The pickups sound great through my amp, single coil or humbucker, distorted or clean. It's a very versatile guitar. My only complaint is the Floyd Rose. I've found myself having to tune, re-tune, and tune it again and again, just in the past 3 days. When you notice that the tuning knobs don't change pitch, mess with the tremolo some, you'll notice a difference then. Granted, I may have gotten something messed up by mass production, but who knows.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best I've had

By Mike Walker

from Cadott, WI.

Comments about Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall Electric Guitar:

I always loved Les Paul's and now I'm going to love them even more, as this guitar has it all for me, I already own a set of EMG HZ's in my ESP that came out in 2003 and I love them, they got that punch like my Seymour's but without Batteries to worry about. But hey a Floyd Rose to go along with this guitar, Stap Loc's and even the Allen Wrenches are specially mounted on the head-stock for easy string changes? and Coil Taps? man! and the fit and finish is above or at the Gibson Level, I always loved epiphone's also before they were bought out by Gibson, I stay loyal to it. By Far the best value out there for any guitar that's a Les Paul must have some new design, engineering team taking over, how cool

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