Epiphone

Description

The Epiphone Les Paul Custom is part of the “Inspired by Gibson” collection of guitars that closely adheres to the classic Kalamazoo style of the 1950s. Available at Guitar Center, the Custom borrows specs from Mr. Paul’s original ’54 Custom, then adds gold hardware and ProBucker pickups. This solidbody is ideal for the player who wants a Les Paul that stands out both visually and sonically.

Les Paul Custom Main Features

Mahogany body in gloss finish
Mahogany neck with SlimTaper profile, ebony fretboard
ProBucker 2 (neck), ProBucker 3 (bridge) humbuckers with dual volume and tone controls
LockTone ABR bridge, stopbar tailpiece, Grover Rotomatic tuners

Body Construction

Mahogany has a warm, mellow tone, and it has been a Gibson mainstay since the very first Les Paul. Epiphone outfitted the Les Paul Custom with a mahogany body finished in gloss.

Neck Construction

Epiphone paired the mahogany body with a mahogany neck, featuring a SlimTaper profile. The ebony fretboard has a 12" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets. The headstock on the Custom has a redesigned shape with a custom-style inlay.

ProBuckers pickups

Epiphone’s ProBuckers sound so close to vintage PAFS that even experts can’t always tell them apart. They are made with 18% nickel silver bases and covers, the same specs Gibson employed back in the early days. Transparent and crisp, ProBuckers use lower-output Alnico II magnets for a warmer, more creamy sound.

Les Paul Custom hardware

The Custom uses traditional hardware, but finishes all of it—stopbar tailpiece, tune-o-matic bridge, Grover tuners—in gold. The Grovers have an 18:1 ratio for precise, dialed-in tuning.

Additional features of the Epiphone Les Paul Custom include black speed knobs, CTS electronics, Graph Tech nut and pearloid block inlays.
Features
  • Gloss-finished mahogany body
  • Slim taper mahogany neck with a gloss finish, ebony 22-fret fingerboard
  • Probucker 2 neck pickups and Probucker 3 bridge pickups
  • LockTone ABR bridge and LockTone stopbar tailpiece, Grover Rotomatic tuning machines
Specifications
Body
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Finish: Gloss
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim taper
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set neck
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fingerboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 12”
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Block
  • Nut: 43mm GraphTech
Electronics
  • Pickups: Probucker 2 (neck) and Probucker 3 (bridge)
  • Control layout: 2 volume, 2 tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
Hardware
  • Bridge: LockTone ABR
  • Tailpiece: LockTone stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover Rotomatic 18:1

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