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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.

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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 style: Epiphone Les Paul single-cutaway
  • Back: Mahogany
  • Body binding: Antique cream
  • Neck: Set mahogany
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Neck shape: "D"
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Fretboard: Bound rosewood with mother-of-pearl trapezoid inlays
  • Radius: 14"
  • Number of frets: 22 medium-jumbo
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck pickup: Epiphone Alnico Classic humbucker
  • Bridge pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-3 humbucker
  • Controls: 2 volumes, 2 tones with push/pull coil-splitting, 3-way toggle
  • Bridge: LockTone Tune-O-Matic
  • Hardware: Nickel
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EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

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    (7)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (6), Experienced (4)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Beautiful guitar

By 

from Bradford Pa

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    Beautiful guitar, great sound

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    siverburst

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    from salyersville ky

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

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

      i think the knobs shuold be black and not gold

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Decent Purchase

      By 

      from Los Angelas

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I'm a novice player, so I don't claim my review to be precise and accurate. However the feel for this guitar is quite good and I'm satisfied with my Purchase. Good service by Guitar center and happy with the delivery of product.

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          5.0

          I would buy this guitar again and again!

          By 

          from São Paulo, Brasil

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • It's Sings Beautifully
          • Solid Electronics
          • Splendid Guitar

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

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

            Perfect! Unexpected surprise!

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            5.0

            Great guitar, great quality!

            By 

            from Jeffersonville, Indiana

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              I play at home and at church. This guitar is solid in all areas.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great starter guitar to learn on!

              By 

              from San Antonio, TX

              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'm learning on this guitar. I've been learning for the past 20 yrs, but I always impulse buy with the plan on learning to play. I'm actually taking lessons and learning with this guitar. I play it everyday, and can't wait to get home from work and play it. I'm window shopping for my next guitar (like next year), but I have no complaints about this one. It's very pretty, and sounds great.

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                5.0

                Black Beauty

                By 

                from SF Bay Area

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

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

                Love this black beauty; great sound and good quality

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                A les paul sounding guitar for the non pretentious

                By 

                from Uruguay

                About Me Experienced

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

                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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                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Incredible with some upgrades

                By 

                from Connecticut

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up

                Cons

                • Bridge Saddle Radius
                • Fret Buzz
                • Poor setup

                Best Uses

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

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

                Extensive video review/demo on YouTube: look up Escher's Enigma.

                I am a full time variety artist: magician, musician, and speaker. These days I spend most of my time with music in the studio rather than live.

                This Epiphone has an unbelievable range of tonal possibilities between the two wonderful pickups, the individual coil taps, and tone knobs that actually work.

                But the best thing about the guitar is that it's all mahogany - the back and the neck. So many Les Pauls have glossy or sticky necks that I don't enjoy playing, but this thing glides. It's a true pleasure.

                The bad: the setup was pretty terrible, and the bridge needs to be replaced. The Epiphone tune-o-matic bridge saddles are not adjusted the proper heights for the radius of the neck. The G string is WAY higher off the fretboard than the rest of the strings, resulting in an uncomfortable playing experience. Plan to buy the $25 Gotoh drop-in replacement bridge and install it. Also, there were a handful of frets that were so high they were causing dead notes, not just buzz.

                Basically, I took the guitar to a great luthier within 3 days of receiving it and had him take care of all issues. Total cost: $100.

                Result: After $100 at the shop, this thing plays and feels like a $3000 Gibson. Awesome!

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A Fabulous Instrument

                By 

                from Arizona

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I normally don't write reviews, but this guitar is so nice, I just had to. the setup right out of the box is excellent The finish is beautiful, as is the tone. I play everything from rock, to jazz, latin, and r&b. It handles it all. For country and the Stones, I still prefer my Tele, but this is one sweet, sweet instrument.

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