Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro Ebony Black finish
Dressed to Kill …
The Les Paul Custom made its debut in 1954 after the initial success of the Les Paul Goldtop. Mr. Les Paul himself wanted to convey to audiences that the solid body electric guitar was not a fad but a superb and challenging instrument and that his signature axe, the Les Paul, was the king of all electric solid body guitars. So, Les requested a Les Paul with a custom color finish in solid black and solid white with gold hardware that would blend well with a tuxedo. The result was the Les Paul Custom, or the tuxedo Les Paul, as it became known among fans.
The Les Paul Custom quickly became one of the most recognised guitars in the world and Les himself used his Les Paul Custom in concert, on his weekly television show with wife Mary Ford and on his album covers, including his famous duet with pal Chet Atkins, Chester and Lester. Now with Epiphone s superior ProBucker humbucker pickups with coil tapping along with the Custom s classic gold hardware, fully bound body, neck and headstock, and mother of pearl inlays, we think you ll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO is dressed to kill.
Great Tonewoods, Classic Les Paul Sound…
While all Les Pauls share common design features, the Les Paul Custom distinguished itself from the Les Paul Standard and Les Paul Goldtop with a solid mahogany body. The Les Paul Custom PRO carries on that tradition but with the added twist of a maple veneer top, which adds a subtle bite to the Les Paul Custom s legendary tone. Just like Les personal Custom, the Les Paul Custom PRO has a solid mahogany neck with a 24.75 scale that s hand fitted with a glued in joint for optimum neck to body contact, which allows the Les Paul Custom PRO to resonate as one solid piece of wood.
The rosewood fingerboard features mother of pearl block inlays and has a 12 radius, a 1.68 nut and 22 medium jumbo frets. The mahogany neck has a very comfortable and super fast SlimTaper D profile, the most popular profile found on today s Les Pauls. The Custom PRO also features beautiful 5 ply white black binding around the maple veneer top and the back along with single ply cream binding around the body.
The classic rosewood fingerboard is bound in white and the clipped dovewing headstock features 5 ply white black binding along with a 50s era Custom style split diamond mother of pearl inlay and, of course, a vintage Epiphone logo in mother of pearl. The Kalamazoo era bell shaped truss rod cover features Les Paul Custom PRO in white silkscreen in tribute to Les timeless design. This Les Paul Custom PRO comes in Alpine White but is also available in Ebony please contact us to confirm availability.
ProBucker Humbucker Power…
The Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO now features Epiphone s ProBucker pickups, a 4 wire design with coil tapping inspired by Gibson s legendary BurstBuckers . ProBucker pickups recreate the sound of the original hand wound PAF humbuckers made by Seth Lover at the Kalamazoo factory in the late 50s. Epiphone ProBuckers feature all the same ingredients as original PAF and BurstBucker pickups, including Alnico II magnets, Elektrisola magnet wire, 18% nickel silver unit bases and covers, and pole screws, slugs and bobbins manufactured to Gibson s original specifications. The result is a phenomenal pickup that, over time, will develop the subtle, one of a kind characteristics that you can only get from vintage humbuckers. Best of all, those unique pickup characteristics will give your guitar a unique voice. No two vintage Les Pauls sound alike and ProBuckers give your Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO a one of a kind sound that will get better the more you play.
So, plan on playing your Les Paul Custom PRO a lot The Les Paul Custom PRO includes a ProBucker 2 humbucker in the neck position that is slightly overwound for greater definition at higher volumes. The bridge pickup is a ProBucker 3 humbucker, which is also slightly overwound to give your solos a wide tonal range. Each pickup features coil tapping via a push pull control at each pickup s volume knob, which really gives the Les Paul Custom Pro the ability to be any guitar you can imagine.
All volume and tone controls feature full size 500K potentiometers matched with Epiphone s rugged, all metal, 3 way toggle pickup selector switch for long lasting performance.
Unbeatable Epiphone Hardware…
Epiphone s reputation for great guitars extends to its unbeatable hardware and the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO delivers with a standard setting gold LockTone Tune o matic bridge and a gold Stopbar tailpiece for superb tuning stability.
The Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO features gold hardware, including gold Grover machine heads with a 14:1 ratio. A hard case is optional.
Les Paul Custom PRO Headstock
The southcoastmusic touch…
Your brand new Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro comes fully setup by our inhouse guitar Techs and is ready to play
Epiphone Les Paul customer pro
Carved Hard Maple top
SlimTaper D profile with a satin finish
Vintage Deep Set Glued In neck joint
Adjustable truss rod
Rosewood with pearloid block inlays
ProBucker 2 4 wire
ProBucker 3 4 wire
Controls: Epiphone all metal 3 way pickup selector
neck pickup volume with push pull coil tapping,
bridge pickup volume with push pull coil tapping,
neck pickup tone,
bridge pickup tone
Body Top 5 ply white black
Body Back 5 ply white black
Fingerboard 1 ply white
Headstock 5 ply white black
Body 1 ply cream
Fingerboard Radius 12
22 medium jumbo frets
LockTone tune o matic Stopbar bridge
This guitar has also been strung with .010 to .046 strings and setup in house to play like a dream
Epiphone Les Paul custom pro
black ebony finish