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Epiphone's history and association with Les Paul dates way back to the days when Les, working at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York, created the world's first electric guitar. Over the years... Read More

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Epiphone's history and association with Les Paul dates way back to the days when Les, working at the Epiphone factory on 14th St. in New York, created the world's first electric guitar. Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone by reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions. The Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro electric guitar combines the best of Les Paul's original design with new features that set this Epiphone guitar apart.

Professional Electronics.
The Les Paul Traditional Pro uses Epiphone's 4-wire, nickel/silver base humbuckers with newly tooled, USA-style bobbins. In the neck position is the Alnico Classic Pro humbucker with Alnico-II warm, thick vintage tone and open zebra coils. It's uniquely paired with Epiphone's ProBucker-3 humbucker. An inspired by version of Gibson's BurstBucker-3, the Les Paul guitar features unevenly wound coils and Alnico-II magnets that replicate that "Patent Applied for" airy tone. You'll love the way they sound! To top it all off, both volume controls feature push/pull potentiometers allowing you to coil-split each pickup for single-coil sounds. Combined with the 3-way toggle, you get 6 unique sounds from one great Les Paul guitar.

Tone Woods with Great Feel!
The Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro guitar has a solid mahogany back with a carved top and a solid mahogany neck that's hand-fitted and glued into the body for excellent neck-to-body contact and acting almost like one continuous piece of wood. The guitar neck features a SlimTaper D profile with a smooth and fast "worn" type finish on the back of the neck and body.

Loaded with premium add-ons!
Other features on the Epiphone Les Paul included quality Grover tuners, a traditional cream-colored pickguard, LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar, and Epiphone's own StrapLocks. Like every Epiphone, the electric guitar features their Limited Lifetime warranty backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service.

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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: D standard
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 14"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68" (42.67mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Alnico Classic
  • 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 coil taps
  • 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: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 118 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good feel (23)
  • Good tone (23)
  • Good pick up (21)
  • Solid electronics (21)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Jamming (19)
  • Recording (13)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Novice (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

High end guitar with a low end price

I do a lot of research before I buy an instrument. I spent about two months studying before I settled on this guitar. It came down to either a Schecter Solo6 custom or the...Read complete review

I do a lot of research before I buy an instrument. I spent about two months studying before I settled on this guitar. It came down to either a Schecter Solo6 custom or the Epiphone trad pro. I also played the Gibson counterpart for a fair comparison. In my mind the only real difference in the Gibson model and Epiphone model is from top of the nut up and the $$$$. I'm pretty much a nit picker also but I don't have a problem paying the bucks to get what I'm looking for. This was a no brainer. I can't say how consistent quality is from one guitar to another but I can tell you what I got. My Epiphone trad pro came from Guitar Center in Avondale, AZ. This ax doesn't have a single flaw in it. The neck set up was near perfect. The intonation on three strings was slightly sharp. The neck is a little fat but comfortable and fast. The binding, inlay work and detail is superb. All the electronics are first rate. The pups are just what you should expect. The neck pup has that rich creamy sound you would expect from quality buckers. It has plenty of mid range crunch and it shreds preamp tubes beautifully. The coil split feature won't disappoint you either. I would describe the sound as a cross between a tele and a strat depending on what amp you play through. I like the sound better than my 1970 Fender tele. I bought the ebony model and it is gorgeous. I had to warm up to the satin finish on the back but I'm OK with that now too. I've had this ax for about two months now and the more I play this guitar, the more I like it. It doesn't seem all that heavy to me either. It has become my hands on favorite and I have three others. I'm so taken with what I got that I'm tempted to go back to GC and buy the Epiphone solid walnut SG. If you are looking for quality at good price you owe it to yourself to check this guitar out. Remember that an Epiphone Les Paul is not a copy or a clone. It's a model authorized by Gibson and this one without a doubt has my endorsement.

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A les paul sounding guitar for the non pretentious

It's a fairly decent guitar and sounds good. Although you can tell it's not an expensive guitar, the details aren't too bad. I bought by mistake the pitch black (thought it was a...Read complete review

It's a fairly decent guitar and sounds good. Although you can tell it's not an expensive guitar, the details aren't too bad. I bought by mistake the pitch black (thought it was a regular black) but it's pretty cool, different at least. It's probably more delicate than the regular ones, since you are in direct contact with the wood, and it's a thin layer. The back and the neck are satin but a bit rough. After some days the satin neck gets glossy with the use. The neck is chunky but comfortable. The electronics work good and it's shielded with paint, so it's fairly noiseless. The knobs came all misaligned, but with patience and care you can take them off and place them back correctly. Be careful with the tap coil knobs! I broke one of the pots and it was a headache getting a standard replacement to work properly. The pickup selector is not as silent as I would like it to be, but works fine. One thing I find as a disadvantage, is the frets. They are too tall for my taste. If you press hard on the strings they will get out tune, because you are stretching them a lot. You have to play gently. Also they came without polishing. Very harsh. I polished them myself with kitchen stainless steel wool (protecting the fretboard with tape) and they improved a lot. Another thing I'm experiencing, is that when you hit hard on the string on chords it may sound out of tune. Specially the low E string. I replaced the plastic nut with a tusq, but it didn't change that. Maybe it's the bridge. Tuners work fine and feel solid. The bridge may buzz a bit, depending on the strings you use and the adjustment of the screws. Nothing crazy anyway. Not sure, but the woods in the body seem maple, with a thick layer of mahogany in the back and a thin layer of pitch black maple on top. It's lighter than a regular les Paul, but heavier than a strat. The neck is a two piece wood, joined in the headstock. If it's done correctly it supposed to be stronger than a single piece but cheaper. Mine is well done. It has a good sustain and sounds good at high volume. I haven't use it live yet, but I'm pretty confident about it. I'm using it with a tone bender style fuzz and sounds very good.
I would recommend this guitar to someone who's starting and has the money or someone who just has the money but it's a bit experienced. Not the pro, of course.

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5.0

Excellent guitar

By Grinner

from Mclean, VA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Pick Up

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

      Excellent deal - came well set up. My regular guitar is a Taylor T5 Custom which cost 10X what this Epi did on sale and I am still impressed with the quality and sound of this LP Traditional Pro - fun guitar for your Zeppelin tunes! It' s heavy, but the sustain that you get as a result is worth it. Play it every day.

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      3.0

      Epiphone Color Blind Maybe

      By Whammer Jammer

      from Long Island, NY

      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 Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

        Don't know how everyone else feels on this, but the Gold color Knobs just don't look right, specially on the Ebony. Really doesn't look right on most of the colors offered, here ya got all Chrome Hardware and gold Knobs, sorry just don't fly with me.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely love this gorgeous guitar!

        By TrickyHoudini

        from Connecticut

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

          I purchased this guitar used online from Guitar Center. I'm a beginning guitar player at age 43 and didn't want a cheap entry level guitar I'd outgrow quickly. Despite being used this guitar looks flawless. I'm not sure it was ever even played. Everybody who sees this guitar is blown away with how good it looks. The sound is amazing even playing through my tiny Blackstar Fly. It feels great in my hands and I've been able to have fun learning the basics these past few weeks. My only complaint is that I think the 17th fret is set a little high on the high E string, I really have to press exceptionally hard just on that one note or it sounds exactly like the note next to it. I'm going to take it in for service just for a basic check and to see if it's something that can be corrected. Overall I'm completely satisfied with this gorgeous guitar's looks, quality, and tone. Plus buying used I saved money and the item had a free case!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Totally satisfied customer!

          By None

          from Parma Ohio

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

            I am completely satisfied with my Epiphone Les Paul at the present time which has not been very long but I see no indications why my opinion would change

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great all around lp

            By sw

            from Portland or.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

              I bought the gold top set up was better than expected
              But still adjusted it to my preferred preferences.
              I also removed the pickguard. I hate those things.
              The sustain on this thing is amazing.
              The neck feels good might be a little big for beginners
              But still a fast playing neck. Electronics are top quality
              Split coils work great and you can get a lot of good sounds out of the pups
              I play blues rock and metal and this guitar can handle all of it with ease.
              Don't think twice buy this guitar.
              Fit function and finish is impeccable.
              Don't let the epiphone name fool you.
              This a true les Paul without the ego inflated price tag.
              Can't think of a single bad thing to say about it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I am very happy with the guitar.

              By Jeff

              from Raleigh, NC

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

                It's a very attractive instrument. I think it is well built and very well appointed. I found nothing wrong with fit and finish. Set up was fine. It is an excellent value. I'm proud to have it.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                This Is a great guitar for an epi

                By Garrett

                from Temecula

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Affordable compared to Gibson Models
                • Great Intermediate/Beginner Guitar
                • Sounds pretty good

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz
                • Mine has a bad bridge put on it

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

                This Guitar is a great guitar for the budget minded, like most people who aren't pros and just jam with friends or by ur self its perfect for a good price

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very nice inexpensive guitar

                By Bob C

                from Wayland NY

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great feel
                • NICE SOUND
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Finish not the best

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Performing
                • Recording

                Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

                I really like this Epiphone... very nice instrument

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Thank you, Epiphone Amazing tone and sustain.

                By Flyndownthehill

                from Reno, NV

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Great action out of the box
                • Solid Electronics
                • Stays in tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

                  This is a great Les Paul. I use it to record and a small venues. I have no complaints. For the price, this is a quality axe and I enjoy playing it.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I love this guitar

                  By jo nathan

                  from high point north carolina

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar:

                    Overall a good guitar. Period. Remember folks - certain guitars are better at certain sounds. For instance, playing "rude mood" by SRV isn't the best on this particular guitar but the sounds it's good at... it's REALLY good at. It also more or so depends on your equipment. This guitar is awesome though. Great present.

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