Dressed to Kill
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 Epiphone’s superior ProBucker™ humbucker pickups with coil-tapping along with the Custom’s classic gold hardware, fully bound body, neck and headstock, and pearloid inlays, we think you’ll agree that the Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO is “dressed to kill.”
- Coil-Splitting via push/pull controls
- ProBucker™ pickups
- Graphtech® Nubone Nut
- Now with push/pull Phase switch
Top: Maple Veneer
Neck Shape: SlimTaper™ "D" profile with a satin finish
Neck Joint: Glued-in
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 24.75"
Fingerboard: Rosewood with pearloid block inlays
Neck Pickup: ProBucker™-2 (4-wire)
Bridge Pickup: ProBucker™-3 (4-wire)
Controls: Epiphone all-metal 3-way pickup selector; Neck pickup volume with push/pull Phase switch; Neck pickup tone; Bridge pickup volume with push/pull coil-splitting; Bridge pickup tone
Nut: Graphtech® NuBone™
Binding: Body Top (5-ply white/black); Body Back (5-ply white/black); Fingerboard (1-ply white); Headstock (5-ply white/black); Pickguard (1-ply cream)
Fingerboard Radius: 12"
Frets: 22 medium jumbo
Nut Width: 1.68"
Machine Heads: Grover® Rotomatic™; 18:1 ratio
Typical Weight (+/- 5%): 8.7 lbs
Strings: D’Addario® 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46