Epiphone Les Paul Custom Koa, Natural
Epiphone Les Paul Custom 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.
The new Les Paul Custom is part of the Epiphone’s Inspired by Gibson Collection and honors the 1950s classic designed by Mr. Les Paul in 1954 as the “tuxedo” version of his groundbreaking solid body masterpiece. Featuring a traditional Custom-style Mahogany body and Ebony fingerboard, gold hardware, critically acclaimed ProBucker™ humbuckers with CTS electronics, Grover® machine heads, and Custom-style inlay.
- Body Top: Figured Koa
- Body Back: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: SlimTaper
- Nut: Graphtech®
- Neck Joint: Glued In
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Scale Length: 24.75"
- Fingerboard: Ebony with Custom Block inlays
- Neck Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-2
- Bridge Pickup: Epiphone ProBucker-3
- Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS Pots
- Binding: Multi-ply Top and Back
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Frets: 22; medium-jumbo
- Bridge: LockTone™ Tune-o-matic/Stopbar
- Nut Width: 1-11/16"
- Hardware: Gold
- Machine Heads: Grover Rotomatic 18:1 ratio
- Knobs: Black "Speed" knobs
Great guitar. One high fret but otherwise sound. Great tones from the pro bucket pick ups
I've only had the guitar for a week so this is an initial review, and I'm not quite used to playing it yet the guitar is a stunning pretty looking guitar, the treble rhythm switch is a bit wonky but performs fine, i find it more comfortable to play standing up because it don't rest right on my knee with me sitting down, on saying what I said about it I can't seem to put it down, so it has a lot of potential
these guitars are quite excellent, fantastic value, and great service from seller
Product itself is great but the set up was not very good
Such a beautiful guitar. The finish is outstanding. Go China!