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 originally suggested black as a great color for a new Les... Read More
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 originally suggested black as a great color for a new Les Paul because it looked "classy" and went well with a tuxedo on stage. Now, you can own this Les Paul Custom in a limited edition Silverburst finish. And with its chrome appointments, fully bound body, neck and headstock and mother-of-pearl inlays, we think you'll still agree that the Limited Edition Epiphone Les Paul Custom is "dressed to kill." Now featuring ProBucker 2 and ProBucker 3 humbucking pickups, chrome hardware, multi-binding on body (top and back), neck and headstock as well as split-diamond mother-of-pearl headstock and block fretboard inlays, it's as gorgeous as it is deadly. Case sold separately.
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ok. so i am 50 yrs old and just learning, i went to gc and played everything, i mean everything, i made several purchases, fender strat, ibanez artcore, even a prs,...Read complete review
ok. so i am 50 yrs old and just learning, i went to gc and played everything, i mean everything, i made several purchases, fender strat, ibanez artcore, even a prs, all were beautiful and i used the 30 day return policy and left the protective coatings on, salesmen told me i needed to find my tone, i had no idea what it was . i saw this when it first came in and played it, problem was,i dont know how to play. what little portions of scales and half correct chords i did know sounded great and with the coil splitting feature i was able to replicate everything i liked about the other guitars i took home, split coils sounded like the strat, humbuckers had the heavy metal lead and deep blues sound when adjusting the tone knobs. ive been playing it for about a month now and the only problem is the wires on the headstock poke my wife in the neck while we are sleeping.(gonna have to get her a separate bed)this guitar is solid and beautifully crafted. it stays in tune relatively well even with all the blues bending i do, it might have been a little too much guitar for a beginner but i wont always be a beginner. the electronics and quality of every visible aspect of this instrument wont disappoint you. very easily set up to your exact liking and i bonded with it almost instantly
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ok bought this guitar 2 weeks ago...look good, smelled good..I was excited. Call me crazy BUT...different from the reviews I read. Will not stay in tune. I...Read complete review
ok bought this guitar 2 weeks ago...look good, smelled good..I was excited. Call me crazy BUT...different from the reviews I read. Will not stay in tune. I tune it with a snark tuner, as I do my other guitars and 3 or 4 chords later. I get the outta tune blues. Nothing worse than the outta tune blues when you just paid a lot of money for a guitar. I'm going to see if I can take it to a Guitar Center store and let them advise me...very disappointing to have to do this.Hope I can get some satisfaction because right now " I can't get No......."
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Get this instrument if you really want something unique. The upsides to the guitar are that it, or at least mine, seems to be balanced weight-meaning the neck isnt too bad. Of course it is a Les Paul shape so its heavier than say a Strat, but a padded strap could help that. The pickups dont sound too bad out of the box, my favorite position being both pickups on for a nice clean tone. Inlay on the headstock is a nice feature and seems to save it from looking weird with that unusual headstock shape, plus the binding all around is pretty nice. Grovers work fine, maybe you'd change them for asthetic purposes?Pretty sweet guitar, but the downsides are as follows: the paint on the Pelham Blue model seems a little untidy with spots of wood grain showing through, the pickguard could have been polished a bit more to smooth out the edges, my model in particular has fret buzz at the 14th fret, and the knobs look like they could have been put on a little bit better, and the frets could use some smoothing out. Craftsmanship may be a little hit and miss, but i dont regret buying this at all, especially since its cheaper than the straight black or silverburst models. Oh by the way the pelham blue has coil tapping but no phase knob like the silverburst, which is still fine to me. One last thing is that the neck on this guitar, standing or sitting, feels pretty nice to play compared to the Epiphone Les Paul standard's neck for some reason.
I was looking to get into an LP model, being a Strat fan and player from eons ago when trying to learn guitar, learn music theory, get comfortable with a guitar and eventually try to master it, I stuck to the same guitars through all of that. So to that end I still have my Martin D28, and like most players, I've maintained it and still have it and play it. After that, delving into the electric market, I was a huge Pink Floyd fan, and that swayed me into the Fender Stratocaster purchase in 1986, and I still have that guitar as well as two more Fender Strats purchased along the way. Admittedly, I'm one of those people that become loyal to a brand that does me right, and Fender did that, as has Martin, and my investments have been minimal based on reliability and basically taking care of the guitars. Now, sorry for boring you all, but here's where I was headed. I was looking to buy a Les Paul model guitar, because anyone that is my age, grew up with the 70's and 80's music always prevalent, I knew I was missing that sound. I ventured into GC and was set with a $2,000 budget set aside to make the purchase. It wasn't one I was going to do by impulse, I was going to play many of the available guitars. I even dabbled with a Telecaster thought and trial during this purchasing process. I even made the purchase of a Gibson Les Paul Studio, took it home, and played it for nearly three weeks. Gibson is an truly an excellent guitar, loved the sound, and I was glad I added it to my modest, but reliable collection. So, as fate would have it, I ambled by the GC for some strings for the Martin and I saw this guitar. I loved the look, so I asked to play it a little and that was quickly arranged. I have to say the guitar was very comfortable, and while made in China, that actually was the last thing on my radar, because I just loved the look of the guitar, the triple binding that was real, not painted on and general feel was very smooth. The sound was incredible, and the potential to change it up by splitting the coils and also putting the pickups out of phase gave limitless options to work with. I wasn't very familiar with humbuckers like many Les Paul players, but the probucker 2 and 3 on this guitar were extremely good sounding. I played with the split coils and nearly got it very close to the sound of a Strat, then a push in of the volume controls and I was right back to that classic humbucker sound. The mother of pearl inlays are great in the fretboard and the guitar was setup perfectly right there in the store. I went home, researched it a little more, and realized at THAT TIME that this was an Epiphone. Okay, so I'm not a professional player, and I already stated that I was pretty much connected by all my experience to the guitars I owned, but I really was impressed with the sound, the versatility, the build, the little extras and I took my purchased Gibson back (was within the 30 days), purchased this guitar, caught it during a 15% sale, and now have in my possession this great sounding Epiphone guitar. It's a permanent addition, and will not be going back. I am not going to compare it to a Gibson, but I will say that exchanging the two guitars as I did had nothing to do with price. I was already committed and had shopped hard for the other LP and was happy with it. The fact is, this guitar, regardless of name on the mother of pearl inlay headstock, sounded great, let me expand my desire to play and is now having a couple of strats sitting on stands waiting their turn. It's a really solid guitar. Money wise, well worth the money, during the current sales this is a ridiculously affordable great electric for even the beginner, and for anyone that just wants to add a well built, great sounding and solid guitar, a great addition you will play and play often.
Got this 3days ago and am in love. Have the Pelham blue and the finish is flawless. Unlike another review mine stays in tune great. I play everything from blues to metal and it handled it all. Beautiful rich tone as a Les Paul should have.
well... how can i start. I was at Guitar Center, and just put my eyes on this beautiful model. I asked to the salesman to show me a nice amp, which i could take everything of it. So i started to try this one. Even though it wasn't set up, i was able to realize that it has nice hardware, and sounds really cool. The pick-ups (good), tuning machines (perfect), body (perfect), paint job(awesome), everything in this guitar is great!
I've wanted an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro in Silverburst for quite some time, and was finally able to buy one. The looks were stunning, even better than the pictures, and when I got it home it played perfectly right out of the box. I'm actually very surprised that it always stays in tune- even after two or three days of hard playing I check the tuning and it's spot on. The build quality of Epiphone is extremely high; they are all quality checked in the USA and are giving Gibson serious competition. I don't write reviews, but in this case it's warranted. Seriously, if you want an excellent value in a stage ready guitar, Epiphone has it. I am very happy with this guitar and plan on having it for many years to come.
I have had my Epi Silver Burst for over a year now, and this guitar is excellent. The Probucker pickups are smooth and warm. I teamed this guitar up with my Digitech 255 and Fender G15, and created the best all around value package for the in home guitar player. My only disappointment is the coil tapping. The single coil sounds are meh. I guess that's why they make Strats. For $30, my local guitar tech was able to lower the factory action no problem. Like any electric with the action set well below factory, you will get some minor unamplified fret buzz, but I never hear anything through the amp, even on clean. The neck is extremely comfortable, and guitar is well balanced with a strap. The finish and antique binding is beautiful, but I did notice some shoddy masking on the paint job. If you like it in the store, don't hesitate to buy it. I have bought guitars that are 4 times the price since then, and I still love to play this one. For those of you starting out, or on a tight budget, team this up with a standard Mexi Strat (Have one of these too), and you can play anything for under $1,000.
I've played every guitar possible from the finest Les Paul Customs Gibson to the finest Fender Strats. Financial times led me to the Epiphone Silverburst. I loved the color being that I am fifty three and it matched my looks. I've played it now for five years everyday for hours. I just bought the Gibson Les Paul 60s Tribute for under 1000.00. It is the best guitar I have ever played. If you have the chance try one.
This is one beautiful guitar. The pictures don't capture the great looks of this guitar. The fit and finish was perfect and the action and setup was great right out of the box. It plays and sounds wonderful. Always wanted a Les Paul and when I saw this silverburst I had to have it. I have three other guitars, a 1966 Epi Casino, a 1975 Alvarez acoustic, and a 2012 Martin HD-28. I grew up playing a Gibson B-25. The quality of this guitar matches all of those. I would have loved to have a Gibson Les Paul, but after getting this Epi I am more than happy with my choice at one fourth the price. The only issue was THIS DOES NOT COME WITH A CASE. The pictures showed a case so I was led to believe it was included. I called customer service and they assured me the picture was a mistake and did what they could to make it right. Not totally happy about the case deal but every time I look at or play this beautiful guitar that soothes the disappointment.
Words can't describe the beauty of this guitar. The pictures don't reflect how truly good it looks. I received it today after only four business days. Speedy delivery. I took it out of the box, looked it over, tuned it and plugged it in. It plays excellent and sounds great. It was set up nice right out of the box. The action is good and everything works as it should. The finish is perfect, not a flaw anywhere. It feels just like a Gibson for a quarter the price. Very happy with the guitar. One disappointment though; I thought it came with a case as one is pictured, but it is not listed in the specs. IT DOES NOT COME WITH A CASE. Other than that omission I am pleased with the transaction. This is my second guitar purchase from Guitar Center. I purchased a Martin HD-28 from them at one of their retail stores in Feb. This was my first guitar purchased online. I have a total of four other guitars and will be adding more and won't hesitate to shop online with GC again.
To start off, this guitar is absolutely awesome. Not only is it beautiful looking, it's sound is also excellent. Lets start with appearance. The pictures on this site dont even begin to show how detailed and glossy the finish is on this guitar. When i opened it up i was truly amazed at how beautiful it was. From the silverburst finish to the pearl inlay fretboard, this guitar is very nice looking. I have had it for about a year and a half now and have had no problems with it. It is built tough with quality components so you know it will not fall apart. Now lets get to sound. This guitar is pretty versatile when it comes to sound. It is perfect for Rock and even Metal because it has that crunchy feel to the tone when you kick it into treble. Its also great for blues or soft melodies. When you turn down the distortion and bass, this guitar can play some sweet higher tones. It is worth the money, no doubt! For the overall appearance, sound, and build, I would give this guitar a 5 star rating for the money it costs. Buy it!
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