The Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO is instantly recognizable for its defining custom-line good looks and features. Underneath that gleaming outfit, however, is a guitar that can really let loose.
Elegant "Tuxedo" Les Paul Looks
Les Paul himself conceived the idea of a Custom line of his signature instrument back in 1954. With its classy looks, the Les Paul Custom guitar came to be known as the model that looked good with a tuxedo. Epiphone's Les Paul Custom PRO continues that tradition of elegance with appointments like the signature custom headstock inlay and binding around the guitar's body, headstock, and neck. The guitar is all-mahogany, from its body to its neck, with a maple veneer top. Its set neck is capped with a rosewood fretboard. The Les Paul Custom PRO has elegant nickel hardware to match its out-on-the-town vibe, including a unique all-metal 3-way pickup selector switch.
A Dressed-Up Rocker
Sparkle and flash aside, a Les Paul Custom's sound has to set it apart from the pack. The Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO delivers on this front through its coil-tappable Epiphone ProBucker pickups in the bridge and neck positions. Inspired by Gibson's BurstBucker pickups, ProBuckers are constructed with unevenly wound coils and Alnico 2 magnets, to deliver a sound reminiscent of legendary Gibson Patent-Applied-For humbuckers.
Full of Modern Upgrades
The Les Paul Custom PRO does stray from its predecessors by sporting a slim taper D-profile neck. This is a more slender neck than classic Les Pauls and many prefer it for fast fretboard runs and easier chord changes. Epiphone tweaked the classic Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar design with the LockTone mode featured on the Les Paul Custom PRO. This combination improves sustain and tuning stability by locking the stopbar onto its posts.
Get an overview of the Les Paul Custom Pro in this video from Epiphone:
- Mahogany body
- Mahogany slim taper D profile neck
- Rosewood fretboard
- 22 medium-jumbo frets
- Epiphone ProBucker pickups in bridge and neck positions
- All-metal 3-way toggle switch
- Neck volume, neck tone, bridge volume, and bridge tone controls
- Locktone Tune-O-Matic bridge/stopbar for improved sustain
- Gold hardware
- 7-layer body, 5-layer headstock, and 1-layer fretboard binding
- Grover 16:1 ratio tuning machine heads
- Tappable tone knob with phase switch
Sling on a snazzy Les Paul Custom Pro and get ready to rock in style -- tuxedo optional.