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The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar offers you a choice between 2 slightly different guitars, the EX and the GX. Both share identical specifications with the important exc... Read More

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The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX/GX Electric Guitar offers you a choice between 2 slightly different guitars, the EX and the GX. Both share identical specifications with the important exception of the color finishes and the pickups onboard. The EX model is finished in either Midnight Ebony or Midnight Sapphire with EMG 81/85 active humbuckers, while the GX model comes in Black Cherry and Cherry Sunburst and features Gibson 498T/490R humbuckers. So make your choice. Either way, it's a win-win.

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX Outfit
This Les Paul brings back the axe loved by metal shredders around the world. And now, along with EMG humbuckers, the EX Outfit includes individual volume and tone controls for each pickup, a mahogany body with a stunning quilt maple veneer top, and a super fast mahogany neck that has a SpeedTaper D-profile with a satin finish and a 24.75" scale. The elegant rosewood fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets, a 14" radius, a standard 1.68" graphite nut, and beautiful mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle inlays on the 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 15th frets, alternating with mother-of-pearl blocks on frets 17, 19, 21, and 24. The clipped dove wing headstock has 5-ply white and black binding with a mother-of-pearl "stickpin" design on the headstock face and Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX or GX on the bell-shaped truss rod cover.

Its active EMG 81/85 pickups excel at high volume and are a favorite among the world's top metal players--including Zakk Wylde--for their beefy tone. Both pickup designs feature close apterture coils with Alnico V magnets for a smooth tone that can go from 1959 to far into the future or anywhere in between. And for the first time, the EX features individual volume and tone controls for each pickup. The EMG pickups are powered by a 9-volt battery conveniently located in the back of the guitar in an easy-to-access compartment.

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus EX's stunning black hardware goes beyond anything seen before in the Prophecy series including black metal barrel controls with mother of pearl inlaid tops, Epiphone's legendary LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, an Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack, and black Epiphone straplocks. The EX also includes black Grover 14:1 machine heads for superb tuning accuracy, just like you find on all the very best Les Pauls. Finally, the EX includes a hard case to provide the very best protection for your instrument.

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit
This guitar is the supreme Les Paul for those who dare to break new ground in speed, sound, and technique. And now, the GX features Gibson USA's powerful 490R/498T humbucker combination with push/pull coil-tapping for each pickup, an elegant mother of pearl and abalone block & triangle inlay and pickup individual volume and tone controls in the traditional Les Paul layout.

The Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Outfit features a mahogany body with a stunning Quilt maple veneer top that's available in two beautiful color finishes, Black Cherry and Heritage Cherry Sunburst. The super fast mahogany neck has a SpeedTaper D-profile with a satin finish and a 24.75" scale. The elegant rosewood fingerboard has 24 jumbo frets, a 14" radius, a standard 1.68" graphite nut, and beautiful mother-of-pearl and abalone block and triangle inlays on the 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12, and 15th frets, alternating with mother-of-pearl block inlays on frets 17, 19, 21, and 24. The classic Epiphone Clipped Dovewing headstock has 5-ply white and black binding with a mother of pearl "stickpin" design on the headstock face and Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX on the bell-shaped truss rod cover.

Fans of the original Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX, fitted with Gibson DirtyFingers, often noted that the 490R/498T might be a great match for the new GX. They heard you and your wish was Epiphone's command. The new Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX features a Gibson USA 490R humbucker in the neck position and a Gibson USA 498T in the bridge position. The 490R features an Alnico II bar magnet and the 498T carries an Alnico-V bar magnet. These pickups have the traditional characteristics of the original "Patent Applied For" tone that's unmistakably from Gibson's legendary family of humbucker pickups but, with a modern edge to give your tone a distinct personality. Best of all, each pickup features coil tapping via a push/pull control at each pickup's volume knob. And now for the first time, the Prophecy GX features individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.

Over the last decade, Epiphone has built a reputation for outstanding quality, especially in their hardware. Now, the Prophecy GX gold hardware goes beyond anything seen before in the Prophecy series beginning with the GX's gold metal barrel controls with mother of pearl inlaid tops, their legendary gold LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, a gold Epiphone Exclusive non-rotating heavy-duty output jack, and gold Epiphone straplocks. The Prophecy GX also includes gold Grover 14:1 machine heads for superb tuning accuracy, just like you find on all the best Les Pauls. The Prophecy GX also includes a hard case so you have the security to take your GX anywhere the music takes you. Includes case.

Features
  • Resonant and warm-sounding mahogany body
  • Gorgeous quilted maple top for added tone
  • Comfortable set-in mahogany neck with SpeedTaper profile
  • Choice of EMG 81/85 active or Gibson 498T/490R humbucking pickups
  • Pre-installed Epiphone straplocks
  • Includes case
Specifications
  • Mahogany body
  • Quilted maple top
  • Set-in mahogany SpeedTaper satin neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Block and triangle fretboard inlay
  • EMG 81/85 active humbucking pickups (EX models - Midnight Ebony and Midnight Sapphire finishes)
  • Gibson 498T/490R humbucking pickups (GX models - Black Cherry and Heritage Cherry Sunburst finishes)
  • 24-3/4" scale length
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 1.68" nut width
  • Epiphone straplocks installed
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4.7

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Amazing Guitar!

So I got this for my little sister and this thing is an amazing metal guitar! Got the Midnight Black model and this thing just shreds and she loves it who wouldn't? The tone...Read complete review

So I got this for my little sister and this thing is an amazing metal guitar! Got the Midnight Black model and this thing just shreds and she loves it who wouldn't? The tone right out of the box is great, playabillity is amazing and the finish is amazing. If she doesn't want it after a while I'll gladly take it!

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Nice guitar but attention to quality stinks

This is my second Midnight Sapphire from Guitar Center and Epiphone and it too is plagued with quality control issues. The first one had over spray on the neck (rough to touch), a...Read complete review

This is my second Midnight Sapphire from Guitar Center and Epiphone and it too is plagued with quality control issues. The first one had over spray on the neck (rough to touch), a finger print in the finish near the pickup toggle switch and the case had a stain the lid that was in the finish. Really Epiphone that passed inspection? That guy must be asleep with a rubber stamp in his hand. The US inspection is pretty meaningless. I decided to send it back for another one and waited for the restock that happened on March 14th (Guitar Center and everyone else was out of these in late February probably because of all the returns). Received my second one on Thursday the week of March 17th unboxed it and found problems as well. The case had marks on the back side (no biggy), the guitar bridge had a bolt where the black finish was coming off to reveal a copper color, the body has a blem near where your arm crosses over it where the maple veneer shows a slight ridge and finally scratches in the finish where it looks like someone took a dirty rag and tried to polish it. Unbelievable Epiphone. Now the good news, the one I received had a much darker finish in the neck and body and fretboard than the first one I received. I like the looks of it a lot more than the first one! The body has a deeper blue, the neck is dark blue satin and the fretboard is black. It looks a lot like the one in the Bryan Aspey video on Epiphone's website and also appears to have an ebony fretboard like the one in the video as well. I compared it to the rosewood fretboard of my '88 Hamer Chaparral and it's definitely black and definitely smaller grained. Not sure if I got a leftover from the initial bunch that was discontinued or if Epiphone is building them again or what. Regardless, I like the way it looks and decided to keep it. After tuning it, playing it and noticing my fingers getting black I decided to clean it up with my Dunlop maintenance kit and throw a set of new strings on it. It cleaned up nice except for the light scratches which I'll need to polish out. The bridge was set too low and caused a lot of fret buzz. I'm still working it out with raising the bridge and adjusting the neck truss rod. The intonation was actually good except for the 5th and 6th strings. After setting it up and playing it I like the thin neck and action (comfortable and easy to go fast) as well as the Les Paul tone. The pickups work pretty good but the passive ones on my Hamer are hotter which surprised me. I know this is an inexpensive guitar and it's made in China, but the lack of attention to simple things like stains and rough finishes is just not doing your job. I complained to Epiphone and I suggest others do the same. Hopefully they'll listen and get people trained properly. If you decide to go for one be prepared to accept some quality problems and do some work to get it how you like it. This is a unique model to Epiphone which sets it apart from Gibson. Too bad they don't have more pride in their work.

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5.0

Great guitar for the price

By Jason Lynch

from Boston, MA

I own a Gibson SG and a Gibson Les Paul studio, so I am partial to Gibson guitars. I love the look, sound & feel of a Les Paul, and I really wanted one with 24 frets, but there are very few Gibson USA Les Pauls that offer this. The only Gibson USA Les Pauls I've seen with 24 frets are the Buckethead signature models which are hard to come by, and some double cutaway Les Pauls, which are really nice, but don't have the usual volume & tone controls like a Les Paul Standard or Studio (two volume, two tone). When I found the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX and saw that it had 24 frets & the traditional Les Paul volume & tone controls, it caught my attention. The GX also has Gibson 490r & 498t pickups, which are great. My only hesitation was that I know Epiphones can be hit or miss, and based on the photos on the Epiphone website, I wasn't sure I liked the two available finishes on the GX models. The heritage cherry sunburst finish looked a little too over the top with the quilted, ultra bright colored sunburst top. However, I found some photos and videos online of people playing the guitar in normal lighting and it's actually gorgeous in person. I like the finished on the EX models, but I do not want EMG pickups, so I was not interested in those. The neck and body are not actually bound, it's just white paint to resemble binding, but it still looks nice. It's lighter than my Les Paul studio and has a thinner neck. Short scale like a Gibson Les Paul, 24.75". It's a very easy guitar to play. Plus it has coil tapping which is a nice feature if you're trying to get brighter, more Stratocaster-like tones. It's a great sounding guitar, I play mostly high gain hard rock music and it definitely sounds like a Les Paul. Came with a harsh ell case too. For the price, and all the amenities, it would be very hard to beat this guitar.

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4.0

Great Guitar. Deceiving Picture.

By Sean Fox

from WI

I ordered the 'Midnight Ebony' thinking the color of the guitar was more on the Flat Black side of the scale, along with the white trim around it. That's what the picture makes it seem, but it's not. When I opened the case, the color looked more on the green side, with the trim color more cream than white. It has the same design as the blue colored option, almost looks like water. It's the same on the midnight ebony. I'm kind of wishing I would have picked up the blue one instead, but it's still a pretty good looking guitar. I'm surprised nobody has said anything about the color. The case came with some dings and scratches on it already. Locks and closes perfectly with the guitar a snug fit. I have yet to plug it into an amp, but it still plays excellent! I am pleased with the quality, sound, and craftsmanship of the guitar, but not the color. I was really really looking forward to owning a nice flat black les paul. But this dark greenish with cream trim will suffice. Hope this helped for anyone curious about the ACTUAL color. Just another solid Epiphone product! I would have given the product a 5 star, but it got 4 because of the false description.

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3.0

Nice guitar but attention to quality stinks

By Thomas Royersmith

from Westminster, CO

This is my second Midnight Sapphire from Guitar Center and Epiphone and it too is plagued with quality control issues. The first one had over spray on the neck (rough to touch), a finger print in the finish near the pickup toggle switch and the case had a stain the lid that was in the finish. Really Epiphone that passed inspection? That guy must be asleep with a rubber stamp in his hand. The US inspection is pretty meaningless. I decided to send it back for another one and waited for the restock that happened on March 14th (Guitar Center and everyone else was out of these in late February probably because of all the returns). Received my second one on Thursday the week of March 17th unboxed it and found problems as well. The case had marks on the back side (no biggy), the guitar bridge had a bolt where the black finish was coming off to reveal a copper color, the body has a blem near where your arm crosses over it where the maple veneer shows a slight ridge and finally scratches in the finish where it looks like someone took a dirty rag and tried to polish it. Unbelievable Epiphone. Now the good news, the one I received had a much darker finish in the neck and body and fretboard than the first one I received. I like the looks of it a lot more than the first one! The body has a deeper blue, the neck is dark blue satin and the fretboard is black. It looks a lot like the one in the Bryan Aspey video on Epiphone's website and also appears to have an ebony fretboard like the one in the video as well. I compared it to the rosewood fretboard of my '88 Hamer Chaparral and it's definitely black and definitely smaller grained. Not sure if I got a leftover from the initial bunch that was discontinued or if Epiphone is building them again or what. Regardless, I like the way it looks and decided to keep it. After tuning it, playing it and noticing my fingers getting black I decided to clean it up with my Dunlop maintenance kit and throw a set of new strings on it. It cleaned up nice except for the light scratches which I'll need to polish out. The bridge was set too low and caused a lot of fret buzz. I'm still working it out with raising the bridge and adjusting the neck truss rod. The intonation was actually good except for the 5th and 6th strings. After setting it up and playing it I like the thin neck and action (comfortable and easy to go fast) as well as the Les Paul tone. The pickups work pretty good but the passive ones on my Hamer are hotter which surprised me. I know this is an inexpensive guitar and it's made in China, but the lack of attention to simple things like stains and rough finishes is just not doing your job. I complained to Epiphone and I suggest others do the same. Hopefully they'll listen and get people trained properly. If you decide to go for one be prepared to accept some quality problems and do some work to get it how you like it. This is a unique model to Epiphone which sets it apart from Gibson. Too bad they don't have more pride in their work.

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4.0

Nice

By Jeff Demott _

from burns, wyoming

This is a great guitar. For the price you cant beat it. The only thing I would say to make it a 5 star rating would be, to add pickup covers and a pick guard. I just think that would dress it up nicely.

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5.0

This is an AMAZING GUITAR!

By Kyle Graham

from Flint Michigan

Don't get me wrong. If you're looking for a metal guitar the EX is the right guitar for you. i purchased the EX in Midnight Ebony and this thing is so beautiful in person. all over the finish sexy. Now onto the Specs. The neck is so thin. that was surprising. FYI its an unfinished neck so that mean easy movement up and down the neck. feels just like a regular LP. access to the higher frets is great on this. This thing is pretty light. id going to be extra careful with this guitar though, not sure it would handle a fall well. The EMG's blew my LP standard out the water. The only cons i found don't affect me that much but it might for you! The guitar arrived brand new in its case. inspecting the finish i found some impurities: a dot/small streak from a marker/pen, deep smudge on the headstock. but hey thats what i get for purchasing online. no big i just care for the playability and sound which are perfect. Overall if you want a metal guitar and want to keep that Les Paul body this is probably you're best choice.

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5.0

Very Impressed!

By Kenneth Erlan

from Medford, OR

I bought one of these a few months ago just to give it a try. I liked the idea of it coming with EMG's alrady in it and the fact that its the only LP with 24 frets!. Now I did have it professionally luthered by an increadable tech that leveled and finished the frets, replaced the bridge with an upgrade and dialed in everything, but it was well worth it. I have owned many guitars including Gibson LP's and have sold them. This one is a keeper! I'm playing through an Eleven rack, Mesa 2/Fifty into a Peavey A cab with Emerson Swamp thinks and Texas Heats, wow! Hold on tight, this thing will scream! thanks Epiphone, just ordered another of your LP's.

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5.0

Amazing Guitar!

By Stephen terrazas

from El Monte, CA

So I got this for my little sister and this thing is an amazing metal guitar! Got the Midnight Black model and this thing just shreds and she loves it who wouldn't? The tone right out of the box is great, playabillity is amazing and the finish is amazing. If she doesn't want it after a while I'll gladly take it!

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5.0

The midnight sapphire was worth the 6 month wait

By JOHN SCHMIDT

from Plainfield Il

I have 6 guitars, 2 American made, this guitar plays and sounds great, the mother in pearl is beautiful, if you cut of the tip off you and put Gibson on it you would never know it was a chinese guitar, but a real les paul. I looks like a 2g, guitar, at least it does have American made parts in it. All in the nut shell for the money, beginner or a rock star, this guitar with a very nice hard case is great, buy one if you are in to heavy metal, you cant go wrong. thanks to Mike, Tony, Geo at Guitar center in Joliet. Thank you, John Schmidt

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5.0

black beauty

By Greg Bales

from Fountain Valley, CA

I had this guitar shipped to my local store and when they got it they double checked the factory set up and this baby plays like a dream. Great price and great service.

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5.0

Awesome Black Cherry GX

By Bethanie Perkins

from Skowhegan, Maine

I bought the black cherry GX last week, and it is amazing. It has a deep red color to it. The sound is great. It has a heavy, strong sound to it. Using the coil tapping, you can get some bright tones from it as well. After playing it for a few days, I noticed it stays in tune well. The neck feels great. I love it. I had Guitar Center e-mail me when it was in stock. The availability date kept being pushed back. As soon as I got the e-mail for this one, I bought it, and they shipped it right out to me.

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