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 recognized 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 Gibson USA 490R and 498T open-coil pickups with the Custom’s classic gold hardware, fully bound body, neck and headstock, and pearloid trapezoid inlays, we think you’ll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO is „dressed to kill.“ Case sold separately. 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 pearloid 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“ pearloid inlay and, of course, a vintage „Epiphone“ logo in pearloid. The Kalamazoo-era bell-shaped truss rod cover features „Les Paul Custom PRO“ in white silkscreen in tribute to Les‘ timeless design. FEATURES Top: maple veneer Body: mahogany Neck: mahogany Neck Shape: 1960’s SlimTaper; D profile Neck Joint: glued-in Truss Rod: adjustable Scale Length: 24.75″ Fingerboard: ebony with pearloid trapezoid inlays Neck Pickup: Gibson USA 490R; Open-Coil Bridge Pickup: Gibson USA 498T; Open-Coil 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 Binding: Body Top (5-ply white/black), antiqued Body Back (5-ply white/black), antiqued Fingerboard (1-ply white), antiqued Headstock (5-ply white/black), antiqued Fingerboard Radius: 12″ Frets: 22 medium-jumbo Bridge: LockTone Tune-o-matic Tailpiece: Stopbar Nut Width: 1.68″ Hardware: gold Machine Heads: Deluxe Tuners, 14:1 Guitar Weight: 6.5-7 lb. Pickguard: Black; 3-layer, unattached included with guitar Case sold separately
The Les Paul Standard, in Cherry Burst, is one of the most famous and sought-after electric guitars in the world. And now, Epiphone has added a twist to this classic rocker by including a gorgeous flame maple top with dual „f“ holes, and a partially hollowed-out body that gives the legendary Les Paul a fresh upscale look with a lighter, more resonant body. It’s the perfect combination of Les Paul sound and Epiphone style. Plus, the LP Standard Florentine PRO features Epiphone acclaimed ProBucker humbucker pickups, both with coil-tapping for a „standard“ in looks and performance.
AAA Flame Maple Top and Classic The Epiphone Ltd Ed Les Paul Standard Florentine PRO features a mahogany body that is carved out with two traditional f-holes for a new look that combines the Les Paul profile with Epiphone’s legendary archtops. The Les Paul Florentine PRO features a beautiful AAA flame maple veneer top that delivers the classic LP tone and sustain but with the hint of a semi-hollowbody guitar like a 335 or Sheraton. The body also features single-ply cream binding on the top for a beautiful vintage look. Like all Epiphone Les Pauls—and unlike less costly designs—the Epiphone Les Paul Standard Florentine PRO features a 14-degree angled headstock that gives you more pressure at the nut for longer sustain with less tuning hang-ups caused by “string-tree” gadgets. The mahogany neck has a standard 24.75” scale with a 12” radius and features a 1960s SlimTaper “D” profile with a glued-in neck joint for lifelong stability. The “D” profile neck is easy to hold for hours of playing time. The smooth rosewood fingerboard comes with pearloid trapezoid inlays, 22 medium-jumbo frets, a 1.68” nut, and 1-ply cream binding. Epiphone ProBucker Humbuckers with Coil-Tapping The Ltd Ed Les Paul Florentine PRO now features ProBucker pickups for that one-of-a kind Les Paul sound. ProBucker pickups feature Alnico II magnets, the same magnets used in sought-after vintage PAF humbuckers. Alnico II magnets provide a rich, warm tone with a sparkling high end and a solid low end. And, like PAF-era humbuckers, Epiphone ProBucker pickups are incredibly responsive with a range of tones. The Les Paul Standard Florentine PRO features a ProBucker-2 in the neck position and a ProBucker-3 in the bridge position. The ProBucker-3 is slightly overwound to provide balance with the neck pickup and a bit of edge for lead work. ProBuckers emulate the sound of original PAF pickups which were hand-wound with a few extra turns of wire. Both the neck and bridge pickups also feature coil-tapping which is easily activated by a push/pull volume control. Coil tapping allows players an infinite variety of pickups sounds from single-coil bark to full humbucker bite. Epiphone ProBucker Power Epiphone pickups are critically acclaimed for their vintage-perfect sound and superior workmanship. When winding its humbuckers, Epiphone utilizes a double vacuum waxing process that ensures quiet operation, free from microphonic hum. The pickup is first placed in the specialized wax vacuuming system before the cover is placed on the unit to ensure that the wax fully penetrates to the very center of the pickup and solidifies all parts. After the cover is placed on, it is again given a second vacuum wax bath until the unit is completely saturated with wax. Epiphone uses only the highest-quality parts for its pickups, such as ABS plastic bobbins, 1010 Cold Rolled Steel pole shoes and pole screws, Alnico magnets and the finest magnet wire available. A guitar with Epiphone ProBucker pickups is a guitar you can truly play for life. Guaranteed PRO Hardware Epiphone’s Ltd Ed Les Paul Standard Florentine PRO features Epiphone’s legendary rock-solid hardware including a LockTone Tune-o-matic fully adjustable bridge and a Stopbar tailpiece. And now, Epiphone’s updated design auto locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed for improved sustain. The Les Paul Standard Florentine PRO uses 1” diameter potentiometers for better “throw,” longer life and reliable service. Epiphone’s all-metal toggle switches use rugged spring-steel contacts to ensure years of reliable service and performance. And Epiphone’s proprietary output jack features an improved contact shape and a heavy-duty spring steel to increase reliability. Tuning is easy fast, and intuitive with Epiphone new „Deluxe“ machine heads with an 18:1 ratio to ensure tuning stability and long life.
If you’ve ever seen Joe Bonamassa’s prodigious collection of guitars, then you know this man loves his Les Pauls. That’s one of the reasons this Epiphone Les Paul Joe Bonamassa Standard Outfit in Pelham Blue isn’t his first go-around when it comes to making a killer blues axe anyone can afford. That said, this is no stripped-down budget model – the Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Outfit in Pelham Blue is absolutely loaded with Joe’s signature touches. Real Gibson BurstBuckers? Check! Classic ’59 „baseball bat“ neck? You got it! From the Grover 18:1 tuners to the LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge, the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Outfit in Pelham Blue guitar is a dyed-in-the-wool blues rock machine.
Joe’s acclaimed signature Les Paul Standard – in Pelham Blue! A duo of real Gibson humbuckers deliver rock-solid tone Beefy „baseball bat“ neck feels great and sustains beautifully Joe’s acclaimed signature Les Paul Standard – in Pelham Blue! Know one knows better than Sweetwater how incredibly popular the Epiphone Joe Bonamassa signature Gold Top Les Paul was, which is why we’re delighted to offer you this cool, limited-edition 2014 version decked out in classic Pelham Blue. Aside from the color, this instrument is a perfect reissue of the original, including its deep-set glued-in neck joint, carved hard maple top, and set of exquisite Gibson BurstBucker pickups for that timeless PAF tone. Other highlights include a hand-signed certificate of authenticity, Epiphone strap locks, precision Grover 18:1 machine heads, and a very attractive Lifton-style hardshell case. A duo of real Gibson humbuckers deliver rock-solid tone There’s a reason Joe Bonamassa keeps coming back to the tried-and-true combo of premium Gibson humbucking pickups. With a BurstBucker 3 at the bridge and a BurstBucker 2 at the neck, the Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Outfit in Pelham Blue sounds as close to a vintage Les Paul as it gets. Specially engineered for authentic PAF tone, these humbuckers go from dark and intense to smokin‘ hot, delivering the classic bark and bite that rockers and blues guitarists have sought for decades. Beefy „baseball bat“ neck feels great and sustains beautifully If you like ‚em chunky, then this Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Outfit in Pelham Blue is the axe for you. Far from the wafer-thin necks many modern shredders tout, this Les Paul sports an authentic 1959-style rounded D profile, affectionately known as the baseball bat neck carve. That said, this neck is fantastically comfortable to play, letting you really dig into each note and each chord. What’s more, serious blues cats will attest that this massy neck shape gives you truly epic sustain, something we’re sure you’ll dig whenever you take the lead. Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Outfit in Pelham Blue Features: Joe Bonamassa’s popular Les Paul Standard in eye-catching Pelham Blue! Classic mahogany body with a carved hard maple top delivers fundamental Les Paul sound BurstBucker humbucking pickups let you tap into timeless PAF tone Beefy ’59 rounded D „baseball bat“ glued-in neck feels amazing and sustains like a dream LockTone Tune-o-matic bridge and Grover 18:1 tuning machines offer epic stability Includes a hand-signed certificate of authenticity and Epiphone strap locks Lifton-style hardshell case included Get smokin‘ blues rock tone with an Epiphone Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Outfit in Pelham Blue! Tech Specs Body Type Les Paul Left-/Right-handed Right-handed Number of Strings 6 Body Material Mahogany Top Material Carved Hard Maple Cap Color Pelham Blue Neck Material Mahogany, Set Neck Shape ’59, D-proflie neck shape Scale Length 24.75″ Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 12″ Radius Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Trapezoid Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo Nut Width 1.6875″ Bridge/Tailpiece LockTone Tune-o-Matic/Stopbar Tuners Grover, 18:1 Number of Pickups 2 Neck Pickup Gibson USA Burstbucker 2 humbucker Middle Pickup No middle pickup Bridge Pickup Gibson Burstbucker 3 humbucker Controls 2 x volume, 2 x tone, 3-way switch Case Included Hardshell Case Manufacturer Part Number ENJBPENH1
Get a guitar with soul at a great price, with the Epiphone Dot Black Royale semi-hollowbody electric guitar. It’s based on the iconic ES-335, favored by legendary guitarists like Larry Carlton, Eric Johnson, and Dave Grohl, just to name a few. For pennies on the dollar compared to an original ES-335, you can get the classic feel and tone of one of modern music’s most-played guitars. With a maple body and mahogany neck, the Epiphone Dot Black Royale has singing sustain and warm, woody resonance that will inject some soul into any style of music you play. And with Alnico Classic humbucking pickups, you’ll be ready to take your tube amp from clean to over the top at your whim with the Epiphone Dot Black Royale semi-hollowbody electric guitar.
Epiphone Dot Black Royale Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar at a Glance: Distinct semi-hollowbody tone Understated elegance: the Black Royale effect Epiphone’s years of Dot experience Distinct semi-hollowbody tone If you’ve ever listened to any rock or blues from the ’60s, you’ve heard the classic tone you’ll find in the Dot Black Royale. The phrase „bell-like“ is most appropriate here, with notes that spring to life and then gently decay into a long sustain – perfect for leads and solos. While the tone can get bright and aggressive if you need it to, it’s the warm and smooth overdriven tones that made its predecessor, the ES-335, such a popular guitar for blues and jazz styles. You’ll get the same vintage vibe from the Epiphone Dot Black Royale. Understated elegance: the Black Royale effect The Epiphone Dot Black Royale sports Epi’s gorgeous Black Royale treatment. The Black Royale Series is all about understated – and perhaps a slight hint of menace. There’s just something about black with sparkling trim that suggests elegance. Then too, there’s also something about going onstage with a big semi-hollowbody Dot slung over your shoulder. However you decipher the visuals, the Epiphone Dot Black Royale sends a message – your musical message. Epiphone’s years of Dot experience Epiphone was already experienced in making semi-hollowbody electric guitars by the time the ES-335 became a hit in 1958-59. The Epiphone Riviera and Sheraton were two popular models at the time, and ’50s originals still sell for a pretty penny. So while the Epiphone Dot Black Royale is incredibly affordable, it’s still built with Epiphone’s 50+ years of experience in creating semi-hollowbody guitars with incredible tone and amazing value. Epiphone Dot Black Royale Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar Features: Affordable re-creation of the classic ES-335 guitar from the late ’50s Black Royale treatment gives this guitar understated elegance Two attitude-laden humbucking pickups Tune-o-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece for robust tuning stability Chrome hardware and body binding Alnico Classic humbucking pickups can deliver a wide range of tones SlimTaper neck profile, widely regarded as one of the most comfortable guitar neck shapes available The Epiphone Dot Black Royale semi-hollowbody electric guitar – vintage vibe at an amazing value!
Epiphone’s long friendship with innovator Les Paul dates back to the late ’30s and early ’40s when Les and fellow guitarists such as Charlie Christian and George Barnes were at the forefront of jazz guitar. Epi Stathopoulos and Les were good friends and Epi would let Les use the Epiphone factory on 14th Street in New York City at night after hours to experiment on guitar and pickup designs. This also was the era when Les, inspired by the stinging sustain heard in electric steel guitars, began dreaming of making a solidbody guitar. He built his first, the legendary „Log,“ at the Epi factory in 1941. Over the years, Les continued to work closely with Epiphone luthiers, reviewing new product ideas and offering suggestions.
Now, the Epiphone Les Paul Tribute Plus honors Epiphone’s friendship with Les by combining his classic design features with legendary Epiphone quality and value with the added power of Gibson USA ’57 Classic humbuckers. But this guitar is not just about recreating the „old,“ it’s also about looking ahead, just as Les himself continued to do throughout his lifetime. Using 4-conductor pickup wiring, Epiphone has added two push/pull tone pots to allow for series/parallel pickup switching. The result is a Les Paul with all the standard sounds plus a huge palette of tonal possibilities at your fingertips. The Les Paul Tribute Plus also features Epiphone’s famous built-to-last hardware and electronics including a U.S. Switchcraft 3-way toggle, Mallory-150 tone capacitors, Epiphone StrapLocks, 16:1 ratio premium Grover locking tuners, and a premium hardshell case. Resonant mahogany body with Classic Les paul design Upgraded hard maple cap and AAA flame maple veneer Gibson USA ’57 Classic humbuckings with series/parallel switching Grover locking tuning machines Hardshell case included Mahogany body Hard maple cap and AAA flame maple veneer 24.75″ Scale mahogany set-in neck Rosewood fretboard with 12″ radius and 22 medium-jumbo frets Gibson USA ’57 Classic humbucking neck pickup (4-wire) Gibson USA ’57 Classic Plus humbucking bridge pickup (4-wire) Individual volume and push/pull tone controls Locktone tune-o-matic bridge Locktone stopbar tailpiece Grover locking tuning machines Hardshell case included
Inklusiv Gigbag Deluxe. The Casino Coupe is the legendary Casino reborn in an ES-339 body size. It’s a racecar-sized, super slick coupe version of the legendary hollowbody that since its release in 1961, has been a favorite of tone connoisseurs from Keith Richards to The Beatles, to GRAMMY winner Gary Clark Jr.
The new Epiphone Casino Coupe has all of the Casino’s trademark tone features–from neck size to tone woods to pickups–but in a “Coupe” size for easy travel. Now you can play the legendary archtop in a smaller size without a smaller sound.
SPECIFICATIONS Body Laminated Maple 5-layer Top Laminated Maple 5-layer Neck Mahogany Neck Shape 1960s SlimTaper™ Neck Joint Set-neck Scale Length 24.75” Fingerboard Material Rosewood Fingerboard Inlays Parallelogram Pearloid inlays Fingerboard Radius 12” Frets 22 medium jumbo Neck Pickup Epiphone P90R Bridge Pickup Epiphone P90T Controls Neck volume Neck Tone Bridge Volume Bridge Tone Pickup Selector 3-way Epiphone toggle Nut Imitation Bone Nut Width 1.68” Binding Body Top: Ivory 1-layer Body Back: Ivory 1-layer Hardware Nickel Headstock Logo Vintage Epiphone in Pearloid Truss Rod Cover Bullet shape with black/white 2-layer Truss Rod Cover Logo Historic “E” in while silkprint Machine Heads “Deluxe” with small metal buttons 14:1 ratio Knobs Top Hat with metal inserts and pointers Headstock Sloped Dovewing with 14 degree angle Bridge LockTone™ Tune-o-matic Tailpiece Coupe Trapeze Strap Buttons Yes Sound Hole Label 1960s style orange oval Pickguard PVC white and black 3-layer Pickguard Logo Historic metal “E” Output ¼” Epiphone Heady Duty non-rotating Includes Guitar User’s Manual Truss Rod Wrench Available Colors Cherry, Natural, Vintage Sunburst Typical Weight (+/- 5%) 5.9 lbs Strings D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
Epiphone’s first Masterbilt archtops quickly rose to popularity during the 1930s “Big Band” era and were renowned for their warm woody tone, wide tonal range and punchy volume. However, with the invention of the electric guitar pickup, archtop acoustic guitars quickly became equipped with magnetic amplification and were for the most part, forever transformed into “electric” guitars. Until now…
Epiphone, the leader in affordable professional archtop guitars, reinvents the archtop again by combining our original, time-tested designs with 21st century acoustic guitar electronics to bring you the new Masterbilt Century Collection™. The first collection of archtop “acoustic/electric” guitars designed to be played and amplified as true acoustic instruments. Just play one and you will immediately feel and hear the difference between today’s common “flat top” acoustic guitar and the unique voice of a Masterbilt Century. Plug one in and prepare to be amazed! Really. You have to hear it to believe it. Now with the eSonic™ HD preamp and Shadow NanoFlex™ HD Under-saddle pickup, you can plug in any Masterbilt Century archtop acoustic/electric into an amp or any PA and hear your guitar’s beautiful and dynamic true acoustic tone on any size stage. For flattop guitarists who have only played old plywood archtops, the sound of a Masterbilt Century guitars will be a revelation. Get ready for a totally new acoustic guitar experience! PRODUCT FEATURES Historic Epiphone Archtop Design with f-holes Solid Spruce Top with Longitudinal Bracing True Acoustic Sound with Sonic™ HD Preamp/NanoFlex™ HD pickup Ebony Fretboard Historic Tuners and Headstock Inlay Design SPECIFICATIONS Finish Aged Gloss Hardware Aged Nickel Top Solid Spruce; Longitudinal Bracing Body Laminated Flame Maple Body Dimensions Lower Bout = 17″ Upper Bout = 12.6″ Waist = 10.25″ Body Length = 21″ Neck 5-pc Laminated; Hard Maple/Mahogany Neck Profile Rounded „C“ shape Weight 5.75 lbs Preamp eSonic™ HD (High Definition) Controls Master Volume & Master EQ Pickup Shadow NanoFlex™ HD; Under-saddle Power 9 Volt Battery Output Jack 1/4″ Truss Rod Dual-Action Truss Rod Cover Black PVC „Bullet“; 1-layer Neck Joint Dovetail; Glued-In Fingerboard Ebony F’Brd Inlay Pearloid „Notched Diamond“ Headstock Historic Epiphone Dovewing with Pearloid „Banner“ logos Tuners Historic Epiphone Reissue Tuners with Marboloid „Crown“ buttons; Improved to 18:1 ratio Frets 20; Medium Nut Bone Nut Width 1.69″ (43mm) Scale Length 25.5″ Strings Cleartone®; 12-53 Bridge Floating Adjustable; Ebonoid Saddle Compensated; Artificial Bone Tailpiece Historic Epiphone Trapeze Binding Body Top – 3-Layer Body Back – 3-Layer Fingerboard – 1-Layer Headstock – None „F“ Hole – None Pickguard Imitation Tortoise Strap Buttons Yes Serial Number 1930’s Era Replica Soundhole Label