The Epiphone Limited Edition Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar is a beautifully executed rendition of Frampton's iconic 1954 Les Paul. Gifted to the legendary guitarist by a friend in 1970, the ebony 1954 Les Paul would go on to become Frampton's go-to guitar both on the stage and in the studio. Thought lost following a plane crash, Frampton and the instrument were eventually reunited, and the Epiphone limited edition model faithfully recreates it in all its glory. Limited to 900 models, each one includes Epiphone's StrapLocks, an unsigned certificate of authenticity, and a limited lifetime warranty.
The Limited-Edition Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO is built using mahogany to establish the hearty mid to low-end character we've all come to expect from a Les Paul. However, the body has been afforded weight relief to make it even more of a joy to wield for longer periods of time. The cool ebony finish is complemented by 7-ply binding to the top and 5-ply binding to the back and is protected by a slender yet resilient coating of gloss.
Sturdy mahogany neck
Connected to the body via a long tenon joint with glue reinforcement is a solid mahogany neck, which is carved to Frampton's favoured custom "Phenix" profile to maximise playing speed and comfort. Paired with the neck is a heavenly ebony fingerboard, which is home to 22 medium-jumbo frets that are adorned with pearloid "blocks" position inlays to guide your way in style. The 24.75-inch scale length and 12-inch fingerboard radius combine to create a harmonious playground for your fingers to explore. Whether you're laying down elaborate technique or simply shifting through chords, everything feels delightfully accommodating thanks to the elegant setup.
Peter Frampton's original Les Paul is as well known for its trio of customized open-coil humbuckers as anything else. The limited edition Les Paul Custom PRO includes a trio of open-coil humbuckers to faithfully recreate the look and sound of the original. There's a pair of Epiphone ProBuckers in the neck and middle positions with a CeramicPRO in the bridge position. Epiphone have gone to extraordinary lengths to match the original pickups as closely as possible down to using historically accurate wire, manufacturing processes, and the same magnets.
Epiphone's All-metal 3-way pickup selector also employs the same wiring scheme the switches between the neck or bridge pickups only. The middle pickup is always "on" but has an independent volume knob for switching it off when desired. The unique layout of the electronic circuitry gives this Les Paul a unique voice that is unlike any other.
Fitted to the body is a LockTone tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar partnership, which anchor each string securely to optimise intonation and sustain. The headstock is home to Grover Rotomatic tuning machines that boast an impressive 18:1 gear ratio for steadfast tuning integrity. All hardware is finished in gold to provide an elaborate touch against the ebony paintwork.
Additional touches that enhance the Limited-Edition Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO include the artist's signature replica on the rear of the headstock in gold, as well as a "2018" edition logo.
Manufacturer Epiphone Model Limited Edition Peter Frampton Les Paul Custom PRO Electric Guitar Top Material Hard Maple Cap Body Material Mahogany; Weight Relieved Binding
- Fingerboard: 1 ply (White)
- Body Top: 7-ply (White/Black/W/B/W/B/W)
- Body Back: 5-ply (White/Black/W/B/W)
- Headstock: 5-ply (White/Black/W/B/W)
Neck Material Mahogany Neck Profile Custom "Phenix" profile Neck Joint Glued-In; Long Neck Tenon Headstock Traditional Epiphone: "Peter Frampton" signature replica on back in GOLD. Truss Rod 2-way Adjustable Truss Rod Cover "Bell" shaped; 2-layer (B/W); "Les Paul Custom" in White Scale Length 24.75-inches Tuners Grover Rotomatic; 18:1 Ratio Fingerboard Material Ebony No. of Frets 22; Medium Jumbo Position Inlays Pearloid "Blocks" Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-matic/LockTone Stopbar Pickup Configuration HHH Active/Passive Passive Pickups
- Neck: Epiphone ProBucker-2; Open-Coil
- Middle: Epiphone ProBucker-3; Open-Coil
- Bridge: Epiphone Ceramic PRO; Open-Coil
- Epiphone All-metal 3-way Pickup Selector (Neck and Bridge pickup only. Middle pickup always on.)
- Volume (Bridge & Neck combined)
- Tone (Bridge & Neck combined)
- Volume (Middle pickup)
- Tone (Middle pickup)
Included Accessories Epiphone StrapLocks
Unsigned Certificate of Authenticity
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