Epiphone Les Paul Modern Figured, Caribbean Blue Fade
Epiphone Les Paul Modern Overview by GAK.
A new year, a new decade and a fantastic new Epiphone Guitars product lineup that is sure to have something for everyone. Taking inspiration from the current Gibson USA range we have the Epiphone Original Collection which is aimed at the purists with models such as the Epiphone Les Paul Standard 50s & 60s available in six great finishes including Bourbon Burst, Iced tea and Heritage Cherry Sunburst, the Epiphone Les Paul Special in TV Yellow, the Epiphone Explorer and Flying V in Ebony and the Epiphone SG Standard '61 in Vintage Cherry to name a few. To add to this we also have the Epiphone Modern Collection which brings modern appointments to a vintage classic for extra tonal options and a different playing experience. Models such as the Epiphone Les Paul Classic available in Ebony, Honeyburst or Heritage Cherry Sunburst, The Epiphone Les Paul Modern with its contoured heel for extra upper fret access and the Epiphone Les Paul Studio which has been given a revamp for 2020 and offered in some fantastic colours such as Smokehouse Burst, Ebony, Alpine White and Wine Red.
Epiphone’s new Les Paul Modern from the Inspired by Gibson Collection brings a new look and sound to the world's greatest electric guitar. Featuring a weight relief Mahogany body witha Figured Maple Cap and contoured heel, ProBucker™ pickups with coil-splitting, phase switching, and a treble bleed circuit. Plus, Grover Locking Rotomatic tuners with Tulip Buttons with an 18:1 ratio, Graph Tech® nut, and an Ebony fingerboard. Available in Caribbean Blue Fade, Magma Orange Fade and Caffe latte Fade.
Epiphone Les Paul Modern Specs:
- Material: Mahogany
- Profile: Asymmetrical Slim Taper with Contoured heel
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Number Of Frets: 22
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material: Graph Tech
- Nut Width: 1.693"
- Joint: Glued In
- Body Shape: Les Paul Modern
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Top: Figured Maple
- Binding: White
- Finish: Gloss
- Finish: Nickel
- Tuner Plating: Nickel
- Bridge: Locktone ABR Tune-o-matic
- Tailpiece: Stopbar
- Tuning Machines: Grover 18:1
- Pickguard: Black
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Pickup Covers: Nickel
- Neck Pickup: ProBucker-2
- Bridge Pickup: ProBucker-3
- Controls: 2-Volume with Coil-Splitting and Treble Bleed, 2-Tone with Phase Switch
- Pickup Selector: 3-way Epiphone toggle
- Output Jack: 1/4"
- Strings: .10, .13, .17, .26, .36, .46
- Case: Optional
Absolutely brilliant guitar in a stunning finish and colour scheme. This to me, is so much more versatile than the previous Stratocaster I had, so pleased with my purchase.
Wasn’t sure about ordering the Epiphone Les Paul at first but I tell you what I’m glad I did! What an amazing guitar! Absolutely stunning, I’m so glad I bought it! I would have no hesitation recommending this product to anyone! Epiphone Rock!!!
I purchased one of the new Epiphone Les Paul Modern Figured with the Caribbean Blue Fade. Gorgeous finish except for a fairly sized patch where the finish hasn't taken very well and looks almost like a bleach stain (along with some untidy tooling marks along the neck binding) I have provided a picture but it is not as prominent as it is in person. I'm not gonna kick off though because I've seen £2000 Gibsons with similar problems and for £549 the guitar really is excellent, but part of me feels that for such an obvious flaw in an otherwise flawless finish, it perhaps should have been listed as a B Stock.