Epiphone Les Paul Custom

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About the Epiphone Les Paul Custom

Epiphone's affordable take of the Les Paul Custom has proven to be extremely popular. With all of the binding, inlay work and style of the Gibson version, the Epiphone Les Paul Custom is a mighty musical force. The Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro model features upgraded ProBucker pickups, special units designed to give players that classic 'PAF' tone in a stock guitar pickup without the cost of a vintage guitar. These pickups have extra switching to allow for more tonal creation, increasing the guitar's versatility. The Epiphone Les Paul Custom has a thick Mahogany body and set neck with gold hardware for a timelessly elegant look and sound. As well as the iconic Ebony finish, the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro is available in Alpine White.

Frequently Asked Questions about Epiphone Les Paul Custom

The differences between these two Epiphone Les Paul models are largely cosmetic. The Custom model has gold hardware, larger block inlays on the fingerboard, muliti-ply binding and a split-diamond inlay on the headstock. The standard has single-ply binding over less of the body and has chrome coloured hardware. The fingerboard inlays are slightly smaller trapezoid shapes. Although the Custom is finished in a solid colour, it still has a Maple cap beneath the paint but it is not a piece of Flamed Maple like on the Standard Plus Top Pro. Otherwise, all woods and hardware are the same.
The upgraded pickups on the Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro are ProBuckers, specially designed units made to sound as close to vintage PAF pickups as possible. Epiphone have had these designed in Nashville using Alnico II magnets and Nickel Silver bases & covers in order to provide their customers with pickups that are real contenders. There is no need to upgrade these pickups: they sound fantastic.
The extra controls for engaging the special coil tap feature are located within the Tone control knobs. Each knob has a Push/pull action so when you select, say, the neck pickup and then pull up gently on the neck Tone knob, the coil tap circuit will half the power of that pickup, making it sound a lot like a single coil pickup. This feature is available of many Epiphone guitars and makes the instrument much more versatile.