More Info About Free 2-Day Standard Ground Shipping

Close Window
Clearance

Epiphone Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar  

Item #: 
127474168937629366
  • Write a Review

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... Click To Read More About This Product

Choose Style:
Please Select an Option
  • Metallic Gold

    $499.00 Clearance

    In stock

  • Heritage Cherry Sunburst

    $319.97 Clearance

    In stock

Clearance:
$4990.00
  • (Most Popular)
Add to Wish List

QUESTIONS?
Connect with an expert instantly.

Call us: 866-498-7882

 
Ship to Store Available in: 3-7 Days (estimated) Denver, CO (5.5  mi) View More Stores For Availability


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM
  • Pro Coverage Eligible
Overview

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.

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 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 14 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.68 in. (42.67 mm)
  • 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
Warranty

GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.

Pro Coverage includes
  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited repair
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended return period
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
EpiphoneLimited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (124)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (50)
  • Good feel (48)
  • Good tone (48)
  • Solid electronics (43)
  • Good pick up (42)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (7)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (49)
  • Jamming (44)
  • Small venues (25)
  • Recording (24)
  • Rock concerts (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (32), Novice (23), Professional musician (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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 154 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to Top

Previous | Next »

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Damaged before sent

By Disgruntled

from Bend,OR

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    The product has great sound and is fun to play

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    out of production

    By paul

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

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

    never got it none available out of production need to take this one out of the ads

     
    3.0

    Arrived with huge chip in the paint near binding

    By Tom

    from Keyser WV

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        My initial opinions of the instrument were quite negative. The moment I opened the box and saw the guitar wrapped in layers of different packing paper, bubble wrap and foam I was worried. I was even more beset to say the least when I removed the guitar from its cardboard cocoon and saw a massive chip in the paint job near the binding.

        My particular order (To my knowledge) didn't say anything like "Open box" or "Used" so I wasn't sure why they had sent me a guitar with such glaring defects. (Screws in the back paneling weren't straight, the truss rod was a mess.) I almost put it back in the box and chased the UPS man down to send it back.

        Man I'm glad I didn't, though. I decided that considering the low price I'd paid for the instrument it had to have been an open box guitar. With that in mind I decided to give it a fair trial and fired up my amp. Needless to say with all that working against her, she won my heart! The guitar needs a lot of work out of the box, but even in such poor condition sounded amazing. A little tweaking should put it over the top!

        Summary - Scarred and Screwy but I love it.
        Three Stars! Likely four once I get the thing sorted out.

         
        4.0

        Almost perfect

        By Dave

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        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:

          I bought this guitar after only playing an acoustic for several years. My last electric guitar was a Jay Turser SG, so I consider this a nice step up. It has a nice, full tone in the neck and dual pickup positions as well as a bright and edgy tone when set to only the bridge pickup. I thought I would use the cool splitting feature a lot more than I do, mostly because you won't get strat tones out of them and the standard settings offer rich and beautiful tones. Before getting the guitar Inhad read that the neck is very fat, and I was worried that would be a problem - but I love the width and it's not awkward at all to play (I have a little larger than average size hands). The matte finish on the back is very nice. I haven't experienced any unusual buzz or anything bad from the pickups, but some of the wiring is visible from the front of the guitar which may be common for open coils. It's a beautiful, timeless guitar and I highly recommend it for players at any level.

           
          4.0

          Les Paul look and feel at a bargain price

          By Forrest

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

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

          This is a great looking guitar, and to my ears sounds very close to the real Gibson Les Paul. In my opinion this is the closest in terms of sound and feel you're going to get in this price range.

          Keep in mind that these are made in China now, not Indonesia, if that is a factor in your buying. Mine came with excellent fit and finish except the frets were not well dressed. I will probably end up doing the work myself, but that should have been caught by QC in the factory before they shipped it out.

          Note, this guitar is very heavy - If you are planning to stand up and play during long rehearsals and concerts factor this in.

          The neck on this one is also very thick compared to other guitars, I recommend playing in the store to make sure it's what you want.

          All the controls on mine are in working order, I don't really use single coil split from Les Paul style guitars, but I guess it's nice to have the option. Mine did not come with strap locks as it says in the description, not sure if they changed them for 2017 or what.

          In summary if you want a Les Paul look sound and feel (that you're not afraid to gig with) give one of these a shot.

           
          5.0

          Large sound, well priced.

          By Yoda

          from Brownstown Twp, MI

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Church Worship
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

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

            The guitar itself has an excellent sound and overall is not as heavy as one would expect. Factory setup was fully playable straight from the box, with only some tweaking for personal preference.

            The Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro offered an excellent value, and with the coil split makes a wonderful choice when you only need to take one instrument.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Would Buy Again - Good Guitar For The Money

            By Up_North_Dad_Of_Future_Rock_Star

            from Up Nort' Wisconsin

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Neck had to be adjusted to correct note accuracy

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

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

            I bought this for my son after he had played a Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS for about a year. This was a real step up in quality for an entry level electric guitar. It sounds cleaner than the Squier Affinity Stratocaster HSS. HSS might as well stand for *Hiss* The HSS always had a hum or hiss or both except when played with only the humbucker on. The Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO creates no buzz, hum or hiss when played clean. When played 'dirty' (distorted), the distortion is 'clean' too. The neck Alnico Classic and bridge ProBucker 3 pickups are quality pickups. My son selected the metallic gold-top model and was pleased that it resembled a Gibson Les Paul he had seen Dave Amato of REO Speedwagon playing the previous summer except that Amato's had chrome pickup covers and my son's are the zebra colored sort. The 2 push/pull coil tap knobs were also a plus and gives him a range of sound options.

            My only complaint, and it wasn't noticeable right away was the neck had to be readjusted shortly after we bought it. After about the 10th fret, the sound would go off progressively each note further away. So we spent $15 having that done, but now it sounds perfect!

            (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            I would not buy this guitar,tunning problem.

            By Kode

            from Nicholson Pa

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

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

              Play with others and I like that its lighter.I think for the money save it for a Gibson.If I could get my money back I would up grade.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perhaps the Most Impressive Axe Recently Tried

              By Rocket Fool

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Best Finish I've Seen in Years
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Stellar pickups
              • Superior tone throughout all settings

              Cons

              • It's Heavy: Yeah, So What?

              Best Uses

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

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

              I feel compelled to write something about this totally satisfying, yes, professional-level guitar. A GC sales person recommended the Trad Pro, albeit used, so I did and INSTANTLY fell in love with it (and plan to buy one by Spring next year. I'm a tone ho--I own reasonably-priced guitars that all sound tremendous, often due to p/up upgrades--so I rarely "gush" over a mass-produced instrument: here is the exception. I play jazz, hard rock, C/W, and rockabilly, and this axe can handle 'em all...especially surprised at how well it produces jazz 'n blues tones.

               
              5.0

              As advertised

              By Dave

              from Florida

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

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

              Feels great to play

              Displaying reviews 1-10

              Back to Top

              Previous | Next »

              You are changing the Ship-To country.

              Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.