Epiphone Les Paul Modern, Graphite Black
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 with 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 Vintage Sparkling Burgundy, Graphite Black, and Faded Pelham Blue.
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: 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
Awesome guitar it plays like butter and it stays in tune ??
I can't believe I got a guitar.this pretty for this kind of price. The build is flawless as well. I'm gonna upgrade the pickups for more high gain, but for some less distortion the stock pickups could serve really good. I'm just in love with this instrument. A traditional.beuty, nothing more to add.
Excellent guitar, I couldn't justify Gibson prices so went for the Epiphone equivalent and it's surpassed my expectations! Push / pull pots, locking tuners, weight relief, etc, fantastic value for money. Played well out of the box, you could easy make do until lockdown ends to get it professionally set up if that's what you're after. The contrast between the mahogany and the white binding and black top looks great! It's worth noting that there's a sparkle in the black top that you can't really catch in the photos.