Making its first appearance in 2008 the Prophecy Series was heralded as a break though mix of tradition and innovation; creating the ultimate shredders guitar in Les Paul form.
The latest in the series, the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Electric Guitar, is now faster, more versatile and more powerful than ever, with a pair of coil-tapped Gibson USA pickups, the 490R and 498T, with individual tone and volume controls.
The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Electric Guitar features the classic Les Paul combination of a mahogany body and a maple top, which is actually a beautiful quilt veneer, visible through the guitar’s finish.
The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX’s mahogany, satin-finished neck has been designed for speed; carved to a SpeedTaper D-profile. The 24.75” scale neck is topped by a 24 jumbo fret, rosewood fingerboard adorned with alternating pearloid and abalone block & triangle inlays, and pearloid block inlays. Its radius measures 14” and the graphite nut comes in at 1.68”.
With so many fans commenting that a 490R/498T pairing would be even better than the DirtyFingers that appeared on the original Prophecy, Epiphone took heed and did just that. Now the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX sees a Gibson USA 490R at the neck while a Gibson USA 498T makes an appearance in the bridge, with Alnico II & Alnico-V bar magnets respectively. This offering provides vintage PAF tone with a modern edge.
In addition the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX is more versatile than ever with coil tapping on each pickup and individual volume and tone controls for each pickup.
A much-welcomed aesthetic overhaul for the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX sees it clad in gold hardware. The LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Stopbar tailpiece, non-rotating heavy-duty output jack, straplocks and Grover 14:1 machine heads are all gold, as are the metal barrel control knobs, which also feature beautiful mother of pearl inlaid tops.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus GX Electric Guitar Top Material Quilted Maple Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile SpeedTaper D-Profile; Satin Finish No. of Frets 24 Position Inlays "Mother of Pearl and Abalone" Block & Triangle on 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 12 & 15 Frets, "Mother of Pearl" Blocks on 17, 19, 21 & 24 Frets Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic/LockTone Stopbar Active/Passive Active Tuners Grover Pickups Neck: Gibson USA 490R Humbucker Bridge: Gibson USA 498T Humbucker Controls Neck Volume with push/pull coil-tapping Neck Tone Bridge Volume with push/pull coil-tapping 1-Bridge Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup Included Accessories Epiphone Hardcase
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