The Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO is a guitar that is dressed to impress. Following the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop, the Custom was introduced in 1954 in solid black, and white models, to blend well with a tuxedo - the common attire of professional performers. Les Paul's own Custom became one of the most recognised in the world, featuring prominently in shows, TV performances, and on collaborations with his old friend Chet Atkins. This model recreates that charm by including customary Les Paul touches, alongside modern appointments to meet the requirements of today's guitarists.
Classic Les Paul Design
The foundation of the Les Paul tone starts in the body. The Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO features the classic tonewood combination of mahogany back married to a maple veneer top. The mahogany generates a roaring mid to low-end power, which creates a swell of sustain. The maple veneer cuts through the mahogany's tone to ensure the signal sizzles with the utmost clarity.
Fitted to the body is a solid mahogany neck, joined to the body using traditional techniques as to create a firm bond between the two, increasing sustain and improving overall tonality. The neck is shaped to a delightfully slender SlimTaper "D" profile, which both new players and seasoned pros will appreciate as it is so comfortable to navigate. Paired with the neck is a 22-fret rosewood fingerboard that bears pearloid block inlays to compliment the stylish alpine white finish of the body.
To ensure the utmost stability with regard to intonation, string tension, and tuning integrity, the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO has been fitted with resilient hardware. The body holds the LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece, creating an anchored feel so that whether you're strumming, picking, fingerpicking or palm-muting, the bridge gives you the utmost confidence in its stability. The headstock carries Grover 14:1 gear ratio tuning machines that keep the strings locked in securely, no matter how aggressively you attack the strings, or what gauge you prefer to use.
Versatile ProBuckers with Coil-Tapping
Fitted in the neck position is a ProBucker 2 humbucker, in the bridge is a ProBucker 3 humbucker. Each pickup has an individual tone control, and a 3-way pickup selector switch enables you to select either/or both at the same time. The ProBuckers offer a huge range of tones to play with, so whatever style of music you play, finding the perfect sound is easily achievable.
Taking things even further, Epiphone has enabled push/pull coil-tapping capabilities on each pickup via the independent volume pots. Therefore, if you wish to tap into single-coil tones without having to swap guitars during a show or recording session, simply activate the coil-tap and you're good to go. If you're looking for versatility then this setup is perfect.
The Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO electric guitar is a true workhorse, with hardware that makes it fantastic for gigging guitarists who demand reliability. The tonal versatility makes it superb for those who don't want to carry several guitars with them to gigs, simply take one of these beauties and all bases are covered. Then to wrap things up, the alpine white finish is complimented beautifully by the gold hardware, and pearloid block inlays.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar Top Material Maple Veneer Body Material Mahogany Neck Material Mahogany Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HH Pickguard Black Bridge Hard Tail Neck Profile SlimTaper D Shape No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Pearloid Block Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic/Stopbar Active/Passive Passive Tuners Grover Pickups Neck: ProBucker 2 Humbucker with push/pull coil-taps Bridge: ProBucker 3 Humbucker with push/pull coil-taps Controls Volume 1. Neck Pickup (Coil-Tap) Tone 1. Neck Pickup Volume 2. Bridge Pickup (Coil-Tap) Tone 2. Bridge Pickup Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup Finish Alpine White
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